ELIX Polymers colour laboratory receives certification from Renault design department

ELIX colour developments are certified by the Renault design department.
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ELIX Polymers, a global leader in specialised styrene-based thermoplastics, has a wide product portfolio of precoloured ABS and ABS blends for the Automotive Industry. Especially in interior applications, aesthetics is key to differentiate product value and improve quality perception in the visible areas of cars. The colour harmony needed for the different parts to match together highlights the importance of meeting strict colour tolerances between different materials and batches.

Digitization with a human touch: eschbach strengthens Shiftconnector® processing plant support in Europe

Digitization with a human touch: eschbach strengthens Shiftconnector® processing plant support in Europe. 
(Photo: eschbach, PR002)Global software developer eschbach is expanding the European setup for its Shiftconnector® Plant Process Management software to further increase support for chemical and pharma manufacturers in maximizing efficiency and fostering employee safety and production quality.

SABIC’s new ISCC+ certified bio-based LNP™ ELCRIN™ copolymer resin helps the consumer electronics industry achieve net-zero carbon emission goals

SABIC has introduced LNP™ ELCRIN™ EXL7414B copolymer, the company’s first bio-based polycarbonate (PC) copolymer to help advance the consumer electronics industry’s net-zero carbon emissions goals. The prestigious Chinese brand realme chose LNP ELCRIN EXL7414B copolymer resin for the battery cover of its brand-new GT 2 Pro smartphone that launched on Jan. 4, 2022, in China.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has introduced LNP™ ELCRIN™ EXL7414B copolymer, the company’s first bio-based polycarbonate (PC) copolymer to help advance the consumer electronics industry’s net-zero carbon emissions goals. The new copolymer is the first grade in an expanding portfolio to secure the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC+) designation. It is formulated with over 50 percent bio-based content from waste materials, which do not compete with the food chain, according to the mass balance approach. A preliminary SABIC internal assessment indicates that each kilogram of the new bio-based resin provides two kilograms of CO2 reduction as compared to the fossil-based alternative. LNP ELCRIN EXL resin joins SABIC’s fast-growing bio-based materials offering, which also includes ULTEM™ resins and LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds.

Clariant Oil Services brings chemical expertise and global manufacturing resources to Angola

The newly opened site near Soyo, Angola, features a warehouse, laboratory, and offices.Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has expanded its commitment to Africa with two recent sites in Angola. The company has a 20-year record of supplying local customers, and the two recently opened facilities in Soyo and Viana bring a wide range of technical and operational capabilities to the region. In January, the Soyo site directly supplied the first chemical to offshore customers—a landmark for Clariant’s deepwater operations in Africa.

Belgium: TotalEnergies increases its production of high-performance polymers for specialty markets

TotalEnergiesTotalEnergies Polymer plant in Feluy, Belgium, announced the startup of a new production of high-performance polymers with the commissioning of a new reactor in its polypropylene unit.

SGP supports a more sustainable future

SGPSGP Partnership, the leading authority in sustainable printing facility certifications, announced today that 2021 was a pivotal year for sustainability in the printing industry with many new SGP certified facilities, renewed certifications and companies becoming part of the SGP Community.

Archroma and Jeanologia launch eco-conscious denim cleaning

The production of denim requires several steps aimed at imparting the qualities we love in our favorite pair of jeans. 
(Graphic: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, and Jeanologia, a world leader in sustainable and efficient technology development, joined forces to launch an eco-advanced alternative to the denim fabric washing process, including in some cases the mercerization, one of the most water-intensive and pollutant processes of denim fabric finishing.

Dr Achala Danait appointed as Managing Director, Clariant India Limited

Dr. Achala Danait.Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company announces the appointment of Dr. Achala Danait as Managing Director for Clariant India Limited.

Jörg Krüger appointed CEO of Synova

Jörg Krüger, Chief Executive Officer. 
(Photo: Synova, PR001)Synova, an advanced technology company focused on production of high value chemicals such as olefins and BTX from waste, announced today the appointment of Jörg Krüger as Chief Executive Officer.

Ascend to build HMD plant in China’s Jiangsu province

Ascend HMD plant signing ceremony.
On the left: Dr. Kevin Wu, Ascend’s managing director and SVP for Asia.
On the right is Mr. Zhao Houfeng, director of Xuwei New Area Management Committee.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR067)Ascend Performance Materials announced today it signed an investment agreement to construct a new hexamethylene diamine and specialty chemicals plant in Lianyungang, China in the Xuwei New Area Park. The new plant will be Ascend’s first chemical production facility and the largest investment the company has made outside of the United States.

Solvay to Collaborate with Trillium on Bio-Based Acrylonitrile for Carbon Fiber Applications

Solvay to Collaborate with Trillium on Bio-Based Acrylonitrile for Carbon Fiber Applications. 
(Photo: Solvay, PR018)Solvay and Trillium Renewable Chemicals have signed a letter of intent to develop the supply chain for bio-based acrylonitrile (bio-ACN). Trillium will supply Solvay with bio-ACN from Trillium’s planned commercial asset, and Solvay will evaluate bio-ACN for carbon fiber manufacturing as part of its long-term commitment to developing sustainable solutions from bio-based or recycled sources. The aim of this partnership is to produce carbon fiber for use in various applications such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and consumer goods.

Calvin Lakhan elected to SGP Board of Directors

Calvin Lakhan elected to SGP Board of Directors.The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced the election of Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D. of the Consortium for Waste Circularity (CWC) to its Board of Directors.

Malvern Panalytical expands pharmaceutical drug development solutions through acquisition of Creoptix

Malvern PanalyticalMalvern Panalytical, a company providing advanced analysis and services solutions for the pharma drug product development, as well as services and solutions for other industries, has today announced its acquisition of Creoptix AG, a specialist bioanalysis sensor company. The acquisition forms a critical part of Malvern Panalytical’s strategy to expand its capabilities in support of drug discovery.

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