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Food packaging made with 75% recycled polystyrene

Eni's chemical company, Versalis, is expanding its range of “circular” products, made from recycled raw materials. The Versalis Revive portfolio will now include a new product for food packaging made with 75% domestic post-consumer polystyrene. The product, referred to as Versalis Revive PS Air F - Series Forever, is the result of the...

Clariant expands in China by a joint-venture production facility for high-end stabilizer additives

Focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, Clariant announced the opening of a new world-class production facility for process and light stabilizers. The facility is jointly owned by Clariant and Beijing Tiangang Auxiliary (Tiangang), a privately owned producer and leading supplier of light stabilizers in China...

Black polyamide for laser welding

A new product family PA 66 based black plastics suitable for laser welding, a technology that is increasingly used in joining together thermoplastic parts, has been developed by Domo Chemicals. Domo’s new laser transparent Technyl Star AF 219 V30 black LT is now available on the market...

Oldrati and MrWolf develop a regenerated-rubber mousse for mountain bikes

After launching in 2017 Banger, an antipuncture system for mountain bikes in the form of a mousse specifically designed for use in MTB and EMTB, MrWolf is today one of the most innovative startups on the market, whose solutions are increasingly meeting the interest of both enthusiastic cyclists and professional athletes. One of the...

STS Tecnopolimeri collaborates with Domo in the development of components for household appliances

The Italian company, STS Tecnopolimeri, specialized in the production of thermoplastics applications, and Domo have partnered to develop a leading range of household and electronic parts. The material selected for moulding these applications is Domo’s recently approved Domamid FR 6G30V0E BK, a flame retardant halogen-free...

Stratasys introduces carbon fibre material for F123 Series 3D printers

A new ABS-based carbon fibre material has been introduced by Stratasys for its line of F123 Series 3D printers, the first composite material for the platform. Carbon fibre materials have proven extremely popular on Stratasys’ industrial-scale FDM 3D printers for a variety of end-use applications such as jigs, fixtures, and tooling. With FDM ABS-CF10...

Lanxess pushes towards climate neutrality

Lanxess has taken another major step on the road to climate neutrality: the specialty chemicals company inaugurated a nitrous oxide reduction plant at its site in Antwerp on February 10, Belgium. The plant breaks down around 500 metric tons of nitrous oxide per year, which is equivalent to the climate impact of 150,000 metric tons of CO2. Lanxess...

Structural and self-extinguishing handle in PA 66 reinforced with glass fibre

The Italian Spii is leader in the design and construction of components and equipment for railway vehicles. The company specialises in complete driver desks and haptic panels for railway and industrial applications. Some time ago, the company decided to review its approach to the use of synthetic materials, including...

New release agent for the moulding of advanced composite materials

The global leader in the development and production of highly effective release agents, purging compounds, and other ancillary moulding products, Chem-Trend has launched the new release agent Chemlease 2754W. This semi-permanent product is specifically designed for advanced composites and high-performance carbon fibre components...

RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers joins Pinfa

In accordance with the group sustainability strategy, RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers has recently joined Pinfa, the flame retardant and halogen-free producers and users’ Association, which is part of Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council). “We are making a further step in our journey into attention to safety and reduction of the...

Four new grades of biocompounds enlarge the “green” portfolio of Sirmax

The product portfolio of Sirmax Group is increasingly “green”. In the sustainable development context towards which the company has been focusing since some years ago, the range of bio-compound products, with the brand Biocomp produced by the company group Microtec, based in Mellaredo di Pianiga (Venice, Italy), is expanding...

RadiciGroup invests 15 million euros in a new plant for meltblown

RadiciGroup has taken the next step in its commitment to the health emergency response, by making an investment of 15 million euros for the purchase of a new production line for meltblown nonwoven, the material used for manufacturing protective face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE)...

Joint development of a new casing for meat products from post-consumer plastics

Driven by a shared vision of sustainability and strong collaboration, DSM, Sabic, Cepsa, Fibrant, and Viscofan have together created a multi-barrier casing for meat products made via advanced recycling of post-consumer plastics. The transition towards recycled-based multi-layer films enables the packaging industry to adopt a more sustainable solution...

Agricultural applications to benefit from the expansion of Basf plastic additives in Pontecchio Marconi

Basf announced the technical completion of the newly constructed plant for the plastic additives business at its site located in Pontecchio Marconi (Bologna, Italy). The state-of-the-art facility will deliver a wider range of NOR solutions to support Basf’s leading position in the strategically important and growing agriculture industry...

Strength and transparency for domestic heating systems

To manufacture their flowmeter bodies, Multitherm and Duroset Technologie Plastics have chosen Lasul, a high-performance PSU-based compound by Lati. Radiant floor, wall and ceiling heating systems are a major advance in terms of improving living comfort, while also saving energy and safeguarding the environment...

Two new release agents for FRP applications

The global leader in the development and production of highly effective release agents, purging compounds, and other ancillary moulding products, Chem-trend, has launched two new release agents for FRP applications - Chemlease 5127 and Chemlease 5128. The two silicone-free, solvent-based universal release agents combine...

Maip Group and Eastman partner on sustainable automotive materials

Eastman and Gruppo Maip, a leading international plastics formulator and compound producer based in Turin, Italy, have announced a partnership to formulate new sustainable polymer solutions for automotive interior applications. It will enable an exclusive portfolio of formulations based on Eastman’s Advanced Circular Recycling technology, offering a...

Genomatica to scale bio-PA 50-fold with Aquafil to meet surging brand demand

Clean manufacturing leader Genomatica signed a first-of-its-kind deal with Aquafil to build a demonstration scale facility to produce the largest quantity of 100% renewable PA 6 ever available. Responding to surging consumer interest in sustainable products, the material will go to leading global brands eager to explore and develop renewable products, create...