The continuous wave of innovation at Tsunami Medical

Tsunami Medical Giannutri direct lateral expandable cage 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR051)When we last caught up with Stefano Caselli, founder and CEO of Tsunami Medical, in November 2020, he outlined his vision to drive spinal technology innovation forward using GE Additive’s laser-based (DMLM) metal additive technology.

Solvay Introduces New KetaSpire® PEEK Grade for Precision ABS/ESC Brake & E-Mobility Components

Solvay Introduces New KetaSpire® PEEK Grade for Precision ABS/ESC Brake & E-Mobility Components. (Photo: Solvay, PR002)
Solvay has announced the launch of a new grade of KetaSpire® PEEK, KT-850 SCF 30, designed for precision brake system and e-mobility electronic pump components. The product was developed to provide better sealing performance over standard 30% carbon fiber filled PEEK grades.

INEOS Styrolution’s Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50 used in TUPLUS’s new range of travel luggage

INEOS Styrolution’s Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50 used in TUPLUS’s new range of travel luggage. (image courtesy of TUPLUS, 2021)INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has announced today that TUPLUS, a high-end manufacturer and designer of stylish, functional luggage, has selected Terluran ECO GP-22 MR50. The new product will help advance the company’s efforts in reducing carbon footprint of its products and promoting a more environmentally conscious mode of travelling.

Sirap selects INEOS Styrolution’s new mechanically recycled polystyrene for sustainable packaging solution

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, and Sirap Group, a leader in sustainable food packaging solutions, announced today to incorporate the new mechanically recycled Styrolution® PS ECO, a 100% recycled polystyrene, for new food packaging solutions.

SABIC launches ISCC certified LEXAN polycarbonate film & sheet based on renewable feedstock

As the industry’s first supplier of polycarbonate structured forms and shapes, SABIC Functional Forms is offering a range of LEXAN™ film and sheet products based on polycarbonate resin partially sourced from certified renewable feedstock. The materials connect with the company’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio and have a significant potential for reducing both fossil depletion and carbon emissions.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced that its Functional Forms plant in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, has been accredited under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS scheme for providing a new range of LEXAN™ film and sheet products based on certified renewable feedstock. The new film and sheet product offering connects with the company’s existing TRUCIRCLE™ initiative and responds to a globally growing demand for further sustainable material solutions in an increasingly more circular plastics economy.

Clariant expands its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand

Clariant’s state-of-the-art catalyst research and production facility in Heufeld, Germany. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts is expanding and enhancing its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand, particularly in China. The company just recently commenced operations at an additional, upgraded production facility in Heufeld, Germany, which features state-of-the-art production equipment exclusively dedicated to emission control catalysts. Production capacity for the catalysts has been increased to enable a volume growth of 100% compared to 2019. The site, which now includes two units, covering a combined area of 1500 m². The plant operates under rigorous quality controls, and is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards.

DOMO’s ECONAMID® sustainable polyamide - now even more eco-friendly

Cabot Corporation’s TECHBLAK™ PE1003. 
(Picture courtesy of Cabot Corporation)DOMO Chemicals, a leader in sustainable polyamide solutions, has begun using a new sustainable black masterbatch based on recycled material to complement the recycled base polymer in its ECONAMID® brand of sustainable polyamides. ECONAMID®, based on recycled industrial waste, is a benchmark in the industry when it comes to performance level and quality consistency, lot after lot.

INEOS Styrolution advances China’s circular economy target through collaboration with GER to produce Terluran® ECO GP-22

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, today announces the signing of its collaboration with GER, a world-leading waste recycling enterprise based in China’s Jiangxi province, to produce high quality virgin-like ABS grades with up to 70% recycled content at commercial scale for the Chinese market.

Moov&Cool supporting elite sport in the UK and Belgium

Devan ChemicalsTextile finishing expert, Devan Chemicals, has been supporting high performance sport in the UK and Belgium with its ‘cool comfort technology’ Moov&Cool.

Mondi and Unilever serve up aluminium-free paper-based packaging for Colman’s Meal Makers

Mondi and Unilever serve up aluminium-free paper-based packaging for Colman’s Meal Makers. (Photo: Unilever, PR188)Unilever, together with Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, have developed a new high barrier paper-based packaging material for Unilever’s Colman’s dry Meal Maker and Sauces range by reducing plastic, increasing paper content, and consequently ensuring recyclability in the existing UK paper waste stream.

Avery Dennison celebrates the launch of ADX Lab Ningbo to accelerate innovation and lead the trends for the apparel industry

Avery Dennison celebrates the launch of ADX Lab Ningbo to accelerate innovation and lead the trends for the apparel industry.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR455)Avery Dennison, a global leader in innovation, materials science, branding and manufacturing, and Shenzhou International Holdings Ltd., one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated knitwear manufacturers, hosted a grand opening event for the launch of ADX Lab Ningbo, an experience hub co-created by the two innovators, located in Ningbo, China.

Clariant expands its contribution to sustainability with pigments certified OK compost INDUSTRIAL

Clariant’s nine selected organic pigments certified with the OK compost INDUSTRIAL label. 
(Photo: Clariant/TÜV AUSTRIA)To meet sustainability targets and fulfill commitments to the plastics circular economy, producers of plastic articles are increasingly using polymers that are compostable. Clariant’s business unit Pigments is contributing to this growth in compostable plastic articles, with a range of certified OK compost INDUSTRIAL pigments, offering customers new coloring opportunities.

Clariant’s MegaMax® 800 catalyst achieved an outstanding performance at CNOOC’s Davy methanol plant in Hainan, China

Clariant’s MegaMax 800 catalysts for methanol synthesis. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant has been awarded another major contract by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for its high-performance methanol synthesis catalyst, MegaMax 800. The Chinese oil and gas producer first used the catalyst at their Fudao plant in 2018, achieving record accumulative methanol production and plant reliability. The catalyst’s excellent performance has now resulted in its reorder which completed refilling and start-up in June 2021.

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