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Innovative and sustainable solutions for the surface finishing

Under the motto ‘Making every product unique’, Kurz provides insights into innovative plastic surface solutions at Fakuma 2021. The company presents itself as a “partner for future supplier challenges” with pioneering concepts, in particular in the areas of automotive interior/exterior, consumer electronics, and home appliances...

Renycle makes its debut at Fakuma 2021

Four keywords - safety, reliability, quality and traceability - represent the new sustainable offering from RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. A specialist in the manufacture of engineering polymers from recovered materials for over 40 years, the RadiciGroup business area is launching its new brand Renycle at Fakuma 2021...

Ferrero Rocher boxes become recyclable and sustainable

Today’s sustainability journey is demanding and one that no company can succeed alone. It’s vital to work in partnership with others to reach the goal together. That’s why Ferrero has chosen to collaborate with Milliken in its mission to find the right material for the iconic Ferrero Rocher boxes...

Recyclable mono-material barrier for food and pet food packaging

Global leader in packaging and paper, Mondi has added to its range of sustainable premium food and pet food packaging solutions with the launch of RetortPouch Recyclable. The new high-barrier pouch will replace complex multi-layer and unrecyclable packaging...

Ulisse project: producing polyamide from waste oil

A pioneering objective: for the first time, to demonstrate the feasibility of industrial-scale production of polyamides starting from bio adipic acid obtained from renewable raw materials, including waste oil and by-products of the oil industry. Potential application sectors for the process and products are...

Materials for fireproof household appliances

According to a study conducted by the Nuremberg Society for Consumer Research (GfK), sales of technical consumer goods increased in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for household appliances, too, remains strong because many consumers are increasingly investing in their own four walls. The result is...

Biomass plasticizer for sealing gaskets of safety capsules

The Italian-based global metal packaging manufacturer Tecnocap utilizes Basf’s non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll Dinch BMB for sealing gaskets inside its metal closures. Sealing gaskets ensure leak-proof containers, protect products from contaminants and preserve product quality throughout a long shelf-life. The...

Development of vitrimers: recyclable polymers for pharmaceutical packaging

The international VIT consortium, coordinated by the University of Parma in collaboration with universities of excellence such as the University of Vienna and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of Boston, has been joined by Bormioli Pharma for the development of latest-generation recyclable polymers, with...

Compostable and biodegradable compounds get BPI certification for US market

Sirmax Group's wholly owned subsidiary specializing in the production of bio-compounds, Microtec, has received the BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certification for Biocomp BF 01HP and Biocomp BF 7210, which allows these two compound grades to be sold in the USA. This endorsement allows producers of flexible packaging to...

Collaboration for footwear without carbon footprint

Technology pioneered by Dow will support the reduction in carbon emissions of Crocs shoes by providing bio-based materials for production. The two companies have announced a collaboration to create shoes that balance environmental responsibility with effective performance. Dow will supply bio-based materials for use in Crocs...

Masterbatch for medical and pharmaceutical applications

The ProVital and ProVital + range of masterbatches have been introduced by Ampacet for healthcare applications. In particular, ProVital + is specifically formulated with selected raw materials that have been pre-tested to European Pharmacopeia section 3.1 and biocompatibility according to ISO 10993 standards...

PA 6 for injection moulding of electrical connectors

The German company, Wieland Electric, selected Domamid 6LVGT85 from Domo Chemicals for its installation connectors GST18i3 (3-pole) & GST18i5. These make up part of the Gesis pluggable electrical installation system for buildings, a flexible, future-oriented, and economic product range that meets all the...

New brand of Sumitomo Chemical for recycled materials

A new brand for plastic products obtained through recycling technology, Meguri, has been launched by Sumitomo Chemical. The company will work to spread Meguri products to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts. The brand name Meguri means...

Very low diisocyanate content prepolymers

The Urethane Systems business unit of specialty chemicals company Lanxess presented two new prepolymers of the Adiprene range that are produced using LF (low free) technology, so they contain very low diisocyanate content. The low free TDI Adiprene LF TR400 high-temperature prepolymer, which is based on...

Ampacet debuts sun-kissed colour pathways of Smoothies Collection

The Smoothies Collection masterbatches introduced by Ampacet reflect the natural components of six fruit mixtures in robust colour pathways that have recently dominated fashion runways. The underlying messages of health and escapism permeate the collection...

Sabic to launch circular PC produced from post-consumer mixed plastic

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic, announced the launch of its certified circular polycarbonate resin and blends made from the upcycling of post-consumer mixed plastic. This solution, based on advanced recycling, demonstrates Sabic’s ongoing commitment to drive towards a circular economy for plastics...

Black masterbatch from recycled PE in Domo Econamid PA

Domo Chemicals, a leader in sustainable polyamide solutions, has begun using a new sustainable black masterbatch based on recycled material to complement the recycled base polymer in its Econamid brand of sustainable polyamides. Econamid, based on recycled industrial waste, is a benchmark in the industry when...

Inhibitor for safer transportation and storage of acrylic monomers

Phenothiazine LVT 2330, a next-generation shortstop inhibitor solution available globally, has been developed by Solvay to protect against runaway polymerization of acrylic and methacrylic acids, esters and other monomers in bulk storage facilities, transportation tanks and containers...

Basf introduces Valeras, a new brand for its plastic additives portfolio

Basf has focused the sustainable solutions of its plastic additives’ portfolio under the new global brand Valeras. Valeras bundles the company’s longtime experience, innovative solutions, and regulatory support with the aim to increase the sustainability of plastics along the entire polymer value chain. Later this year, the portfolio...