Materials

  • 31 January 2024

    PFAS-free additives for extrusion

    Tosaf, a globally active manufacturer of additives, compounds, and colour masterbatches for the plastics industry, has developed processing aids for the extrusion of polyolefins that do not contain fluoroelastomers. They can be used without restriction in place of conventional products currently affected by...
  • 17 January 2024

    Dual award to Sipa’s PET bottle for sparkling wine

    Developed by Sipa for sparkling wine, the PET/rPET bottle La Spumante recently won the "WorldStar Awards" in the categories "Alcoholic Beverages" and "Packaging Materials and Components". The handover ceremony will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 15th during ProPak Asia...
  • 13 December 2023

    Ecopol invests in water-soluble polymers and edible films from JRF Technology

    Ecopol, a leading developer and producer of innovative biodegradable films and delivery systems, announced it has completed a strategic investment in JRF Technology, a leading developer of water-soluble polymer and edible film technology. Founded in 2007 and based in Tampa, Florida, JRF is...
  • 29 November 2023

    Agreement in maleic anhydride catalysts for polymers and bioplastics

    A sustainability-focused specialty chemical company, Clariant announced that it has signed an agreement with Conser, part of Maire Group, for the supply of maleic anhydride catalysts. The partners will develop next-generation catalysts based on Clariant’s successful SynDane series, with the aim of...
  • 08 November 2023

    Borealis completes acquisition of Rialti and expands range of circular compounds

    Borealis closed deal to acquire Rialti, an Italian polypropylene compounder of recyclates. The acquisition will enhance Borealis’ portfolio of PP compounds based on mechanical recyclates by 50,000 tons per year, strengthening its ability to meet customer demand for an ever-wider range of sustainable, high-performance solutions...
  • 25 October 2023

    Non-cross-linked TPE for cold and hot water

    Kraiburg TPE has launched a new series of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for tubes and hoses used in sanitary and drinking water applications. These innovative products already meet the stricter evaluation criteria for plastics and other organic materials in contact with drinking water established by...
  • 18 October 2023

    Covestro expands capacity for TPU films in Germany

    Covestro has expanded its production capacities for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films in the Platilon range, as well as the associated infrastructure and logistics in Bomlitz, Lower Saxony, Germany. This site of Epurex Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Covestro...
  • 10 October 2023

    Post-consumer recycling solution for polypropylene strapping

    Repsol and its client Signode have jointly developed the first ready-to-use polypropylene compound specific for high tenacity strapping, incorporating 30% mechanically recycled post-consumer domestic plastic, Repsol Reciclex RXP33AAA, and certified under the Recyclass scheme that ensures...
  • 04 October 2023

    Groundbreaking for new TPU production site of Covestro in China

    Covestro broke ground on its new thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production site in Zhuhai, China. The investment had been announced in February. The new site will be built in three phases and is expected to achieve up to a maximum annual production capacity of 120,000 tons of TPU after the final phase of expansion...
  • 04 October 2023

    Baystar doubles polyethylene productivity in Texas

    Borealis and TotalEnergies celebrate the start-up of their Baystar joint venture’s new 625,000 metric ton-per-year Borstar polyethylene unit, which more than doubles the current production capacity at Baystar’s site in Pasadena, Texas. The new 1.4 billion-dollar unit completes the partners’ integrated petrochemicals venture, which...
  • 27 September 2023

    Certified carbon footprint and traceability of Mater-Bi

    In a market context characterised by an European regulatory framework that is increasingly focused on transparency and the prevention of greenwashing, as opposed to often fake ecologism, in a state of dangerous resurgence of illegality, being a Novamont partner will henceforth be synonymous with a guarantee...
  • 20 September 2023

    More and more sustainability in Solvay's high-performance products

    At Fakuma 2023, to be held in Friedrichshafen (Germany) from 17 to 21 October, Solvay is set to feature its latest innovations in sustainable polymer solutions, confirming the company's commitment towards circularity. The company will launch specialty polymers innovations in e-mobility and introduce the new Echo portfolio...
  • 18 July 2023

    In Saudi Arabia, certified circular polymers from pyrolysis oil

    TotalEnergies, Aramco and Sabic have for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa successfully converted oil derived from plastic waste into ISCC+ certified circular polymers. The plastic pyrolysis oil, also called plastic waste derived oil (PDO), was processed at the...
  • 05 July 2023

    Coim at Plast 2023 in the name of efficiency and sustainability

    "Coim approach to sustainability is both integrated - environment economy and society - and, on the product development side, also open. In fact, it takes into account the different opportunities according to which it is possible to develop sustainable policies: raw materials from...
  • 27 June 2023

    Safe and sustainable distribution of electricity thanks to reinforced PA 66

    Leading German producer of power distribution components, Efen came to replace the ceramic in its NG fuse holders and switches with the Latamid 66 H2 G/50-V0HF1 self-extinguishing thermoplastic compound by Lati. Ceramics were the first materials used to insulate parts coming into direct contact with...
  • 27 June 2023

    Sustainable bioplastics according to the EU taxonomy Regulation

    Luminy Polylactic Acid (PLA) bioplastics from Total Energies Corbion successfully meet the stringent criteria of the European Union (EU) Taxonomy Regulation on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The assessment can be found in the newly launched whitepaper titled "Planting the Future with PLA," which...
  • 21 June 2023

    The names of the new Solvay unveiled

    Solvay announced the new names of the future independent publicly traded companies that will result from its planned separation into two industry leaders: Solvay and Syensqo. The new names will be effective upon completion of the planned separation of Solvay, which is on track to be completed in December 2023, following...
  • 21 June 2023

    Monomaterial pouch containing over 95% polypropylene

    Borealis announced the development of a new monomaterial pouch containing over 95% PP and designed for recycling. Developed in collaboration with value chain partners, this more sustainable high barrier packaging format offers a range of benefits for the blown and cast film extrusion...
  • 21 June 2023

    HDPE for tethered caps

    TotalEnergies announced the commercial launch of a new high-density polypropylene (HDPE) resin for tethered cap applications, allowing to reduce material usage, enhance recovery and improve recycling. The new HDPE 20HD07 resin has enhanced mechanical and organoleptic properties...
  • 07 June 2023

    Products from renewable raw materials for the nautical sector

    Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, and Gruppo Boero, a leader in paint products for building and yachting with a specific approach to social responsibility, have begun collaborating on the development of products made from renewable raw materials for the yachting industry...