OQ’s supply chain strengthens customer centric delivery model for ISC market

OQ’s supply chain strengthens customer centric delivery model for ISC market. 
(Photo: OQ, PR025)OQ, the Oman-based enterprise that specializes in PP and PE grades for flexible and rigid packaging solutions, continues to build on the strength of its global and regional supply chain networks that enable it to serve customers throughout the Indian subcontinent.

TotalEnergies and Intraplás celebrate their collaboration on the commercialization of drop-in packaging solutions from renewable sources, using TotalEnergies RE:clic range

TotalEnergies and Intraplás celebrate their collaboration on the commercialization of drop-in packaging solutions from renewable sources, using TotalEnergies RE:clic range.TotalEnergies and Intraplás are collaborating to bring sustainable solutions to the packaging market, without compromising on performance and food safety. Intraplás is launching commercial products using TotalEnergies RE:newable polymer – a range of the RE:clic portfolio - coming from renewable sourcing therefore allowing for a substantial reduction of the final product’s carbon footprint.

Archroma starts the FiberColors* revolution

Archroma starts the FiberColors* revolution. 
(Photo: Archroma)With the Earth population reaching 8 billion in November 2022, the need to address the issue of textile waste becomes more critical.

Naturally effective

Around 50 smallholders are involved in growing cupuaçu for Clariant. They are organized as a local cooperative and practice what is called agroforestry.Tomé Açu is sometimes called terra da pimenta - land of pepper. That is because the municipality in Brazil's northern state of Pará has a long tradition growing black peppercorn. But when Julie Droux, a French biotech engineer working for Clariant, recently visited the region, she was interested in a different crop. Cupuaçu is an indigenous fruit found throughout the Amazon basin. The plant is closely related to cacao and is particularly popular in Brazil, where it is mainly cultivated for its silky pulp to use in drinks, sweets, and even ice cream. "Cupuaçu is one of the many natural riches found particularly in this region, "explains Droux. "More importantly, its production here in Tomé Açu is a prime example of sustainable sourcing practices."

Ultrazur™: Heubach launches top performing range of sustainable Ultramarine Blue pigments

Ultrazur™ samples from one of the first production runs in Heubach´s brand-new production facility in Dahej, India. 
(Photo: Heubach)The Heubach Group, a global leader in inorganic and organic pigments and comprehensive color solutions launches its new product line Ultrazur™ at PlastIndia 2023: A range of Ultramarine Blue pigments in four shades from greenish to reddish for a variety of standard and demanding applications.

GDO Mexico uses ELIX Ultra HH4115PG for chrome-plated dashboard trim

GDO Mexico uses ELIX Ultra HH4115PG for chrome-plated dashboard trim. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR072)GDO (Galvanizadora de Occidente) Mexico, an Automotive supplier of interior parts in Mexico, selected ELIX Ultra HH4115PG for the chrome-plated dashboard trim of a premium electric vehicle manufacturer thanks to the good chrome-plating performance of this grade.

Mondi expands range of FunctionalBarrier Papers with high barrier packaging solution

Mondi expands range of FunctionalBarrier Papers with high barrier packaging solution. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR242)Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is expanding its unique range of medium, high and very high barrier paper-based packaging to support customers on their journey to use more sustainable packaging solutions.

Solvay Launches the First ISCC PLUS Certified Mass Balance Vanillin

Advancing flavors and fragrances with the mass balance approach. (Photo: Solvay, PR067)Solvay, a leading global supplier of vanillin, has announced that the production of Rhovanil® vanillin at Saint-Fons in France has been accredited to comply with the mass balance accounting regime of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS system*.

Project Air to receive EUR 97 million under agreement with Innovation Fund

Project Air to receive EUR 97 million under agreement with Innovation Fund. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Representatives from Perstorp, Uniper and CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency) met today to officially sign the agreement granting the project support from the Innovation Fund. The agreement states that Project Air will receive EUR 97 million in support to enable its ground-breaking technology, which is a critical enabler for the European chemicals industry to become carbon-neutral.

Hansgrohe selected INEOS Styrolution’s sustainable Novodur® eco for their chrome plated sanitary fittings

“Thanks to the unchanged properties of INEOS Styrolution’s bio-attributed ABS Novodur ECO P2MC B50 compared to the previously used material, we are now switching quickly, which makes our internal processes easier”, said Matthias Stunder, Plastic Technology International Lead at Hansgrohe.
Image: Copyright HansgroheINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced that Hansgrohe, a leading global manufacturer of sanitary fittings and fixtures has selected the company’s sustainable Novodur ECO solutions for their next generation products.

New IDC® at Pharmapack: Airnov’s latest innovation to be on display to the world at upcoming event

Airnov’s newly launched IDC® (Integrated Desiccant Closure). (Photo: Airnov)Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, has launched a brand-new advanced solution which promises to provide substantial benefits to the pharmaceutical industry.

Avery Dennison hotmelt adhesives now TÜV-certified for bio-based content

Avery Dennison hotmelt adhesives now TÜV-certified for bio-based content. 
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR475)Avery Dennison Labels and Packaging Materials Europe is pleased to announce that the vast majority of its rubber-based hotmelt adhesives have been certified for bio-based content by renowned European certifying body TÜV Austria. The certification guarantees that these adhesives contain a minimum of 20% renewable raw materials, and reflects the company’s commitment to continue using renewable content in its products.

Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as new CEO of Perstorp Group

Ib Jensen (right) takes over from Jan Secher (left) as new CEO of Perstorp Group. (Photo: Perstorp)Effective March 1st, Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as Chief Executive Officer of Perstorp Group, a leading specialty chemicals company headquartered in Malmö, Sweden and since 2022 part of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). Ib Jensen is a highly respected senior industry executive with a long career as CFO and extensive experience from M&A and integration of acquired companies, something that will be required in the next phase for Perstorp.

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