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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...

Tethered caps: consumers prioritise product safety and user-friendliness

Tethered caps - closures that stay connected to the bottle when opened and used - will become an everyday part of life for consumers in the European Union starting in July 2024. Sidel carried out a survey to get a better understanding of consumers’ environmental perceptions, their requirements for closures in general and...

RadiciGroup and Versalis committed to sustainable logistics

Lower CO2 emissions, energy saving and greater safety: these are the key objectives of the new railway siding constructed on the Versalis plant site in Mantua and put into service a few weeks ago to transport KA oil to Radici Chimica in Novara. KA oil is one of the main chemical intermediates used in the production of...

Elix Polymers E-Loop products with recycled content are commercially available

A global leader in specialised styrene-based thermoplastics, Elix Polymers has included all of its circular economy activities under the new brand name, E-Loop, which was launched successfully last February. The E-Loop brand includes two strategic programmes of Elix Sustainable Portfolio Solutions: Circular Plastics and Responsible Innovation...

Solvay and Carbon22 partner on creed cannulated screws for orthopedics

Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin was chosen by Carbon22, a GLW company, for its new creed cannulated screw system for foot and ankle surgery. This advanced new screw system recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To create the new system’s ortholucent, plastic-metal hybrid composite...

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from rPET

Materials manufacturer Covestro introduces its first material developed by the additive manufacturing business recently acquired from DSM: a glass-fiber filled recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) for 3D pellet printing. Made from post-consumer PET waste, Arnite AM2001 GF (G) rPET perfectly fits Covestro's vision for a...

The new generation: safe and stable baby bottles

The Japanese baby products manufacturer Zoom T is now using Basf’s Ultrason P to produce baby bottles under its Dr. Bétta brand. The polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) meets Zoom T’s strict requirements for its curved baby bottles that are safe and easy to handle. Ultrason P 3010 nat is approved for food contact and features excellent...

Compound based on aromatic PA for contact holders

In case of high temperatures, standard self-extinguishing compounds may not be the best solution and other types of materials should be preferred, such as Lati Laramid G/30-V0HF1, based on aromatic polyamide. Many traditional electrical power transfer applications are made with compounds based on robust and...

New base solution to increase the stability of flat PET and rPET containers

Sidel is introducing the StarLite HPC base. The new, oval bottle base alternative for flat PET containers helps achieve optimum performance and can also comply with rPET up to 100%. The new bottle base not only increases container stability by up to 25%, but also optimises bottle weight and energy consumption, reducing...

Ultralight composite for sport footwear

Xenia Materials introduces the new ultralight composites family entirely developed on Pebax thermoplastic elastomer, reference polymer in several flagship sports applications. Thanks to their exceptional density value, which is below 0,90 g/cm3, new Xelight grades stand out for their incredible lightness. At the same time, they feature a great impact...

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...