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Carbon nanotubes for 3D printed sensors

Spin-off of Lati, Lati3Dlab is dedicated to engineering and manufacturing of special thermoplastic compounds suitable for FDM 3D printing. Among recently developed grades, electrically conductive materials have met successful applications in printing of conductive devices used in medical, electronics, robotics and sensor technology. Thanks to...

Versalis to license technology for styrenic polymers to Supreme Petrochem

Eni’s chemical company, Versalis, has agreed to license the continuous mass technology for a 70,000 t/year ABS unit to Supreme Petrochem, a leading Indian polystyrene and expandable polystyrene producer. The unit will be built in Amdoshi–Wangani (India). This state-of-the-art technology will produce styrenic polymers with a low carbon footprint...

Submarine cable with XLPE insulation between Piombino and Elba island

The world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, Prysmian Group, has received the Letter of Award for a project worth approximately 68 million euros for the new submarine cable connection between the island of Elba and Italian mainland (Piombino, in the province of Livorno, Italy). The project has been...

Ski suit in recycled and recyclable polyamide

The first truly sustainable ski suit, featuring Italian style and design and a zero-kilometre supply chain, is finally here. Two companies from Bergamo (Italy) played the leading roles in the conception and realization of this highly innovative fashion-sport garment: RadiciGroup, a world leading producer of...

At Formnext RadiciGroup launches new filaments for 3D printing

At the Formnext fair (Frankfurt, 16-19 November) RadiciGroup launches the new Radilon Adline range of filaments for 3D printing based on special grades of its Radilon polyamides. Radilon Adline products are characterized by their high performance and are suitable not only for prototyping, but also for the manufacture of...

Circulation pumps for heating systems in reinforced PA 66

Ensuring high quality and sustainable supplies of water for consumers is a major challenge for city authorities. As cities grow, the challenge will only increase. Domo Chemicals, a major supplier of polyamide materials, is preparing to meet that challenge. Domo Chemicals is already delivering solutions for water supply and treatment applications...

Safe and sustainable personal protective equipment

At the A+A 2021 international trade fair (Dusseldorf, October 26-29), RadiciGroup showcases its latest high-resistance, lightweight sustainable solutions: a new line of products created as a result of the pandemic experience. This international show gives RadiciGroup the opportunity to present its latest developments in personal...

Special polymers for electric mobility on the podium

Three e-mobility applications using Solvay specialty polymers are among the winners of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) prestigious Automotive Awards in 2021. First place in the “New Mobility” category of the Awards went to an injection moulded rotor slot liner moulded with Xydar LCP, followed by a second place in the...

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...