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Automotive and recycle together for sustainable mobility

The company of the Group Forvia, Faurecia, and Veolia have signed a cooperation and research agreement to jointly develop innovative compounds for automotive interior modules, aiming to achieve an average of 30% of recycled content by 2025. Through this partnership, the two companies will accelerate the...

TPE with post industrial recycled material for car interiors

Kraiburg TPE is expanding its portfolio for OEMs and their suppliers, while it significantly contributes to meeting recycling rates and is offering support in reducing the carbon footprint of products for automotive interiors: with a recycling content of up to 38%, interior post industrial recycled TPE grades provide the automotive market...

New safe PET aerosol container offering brands a sustainable and competitive edge

Launched by Sidel, PressureSafe is an innovative PET aerosol container design that will give home and personal care brands the opportunity to offer more environmentally sustainable dispensing spray packaging. This new PET product-packaging solution is approved for the traditional PET recycling stream. Intended for...

Interchangeable matrix mould for laboratory specimens

At the production facilities at its main site in Waldkraiburg (Germany), Kraiburg TPE has implemented a new system enabling quick changeover between temperature-controlled tooling inserts in injection moulding processes, in order to gain precise data on the fluidity, surface quality, and adhesion of...

Technical fabrics for missions to Mars

A group of companies in the Italian textile industry, headed by RadiciGroup, has created the first spacesuit for analogue simulation fully designed and engineered in Italy for the Space Medicine Operations (SMOPS) Mars mission. This endeavour was promoted and organized by Mars Planet - the Italian chapter of the Mars Society headquartered...

DSM expands compound production in China

DSM Engineering Materials announced the expansion of its high-performance materials production capacity at its Jiangyin plant in Jiangsu province, China. Work on an additional compounding line began in February 2022, with completion expected in 2023. The new line will help DSM to meet growing demand for high-performance polymers used in...

Inovyn cements worldwide leadership in specialty PVC

Inovyn has announced a further planned step increase in its European specialty PVC production capacity, which will bring its total increase in capacity to 220 kt by 2027. This latest increase builds on the technological and commercial success of previous investments and will be delivered though expansions across...

International trademark rights for sustainable lightweight fillers

Lightweight fillers are used, among other things, in plastics technology, the automotive sector, construction chemicals, and the paint and coatings sector. They are used for acoustic or thermal insulation, provide products with slip- or fire-resistant properties, or contribute to weight reduction. MagSpheres from Magnesia are...

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...