Polystyrene proven to be one of the best sortable plastics in the waste stream

Polystyrene proven to be one of the best sortable plastics in the waste stream. Under the umbrella of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), Tomra, a recognised leader in waste collection via deposit systems and sorting, has recently completed tests revealing that polystyrene (PS) is not only made for recycling, but also made for sorting.

TE Connectivity focuses on lighting design for more intelligent ecosystems at Light + Building 2020

TE Connectivity focuses on lighting design for more intelligent ecosystems at Light + Building 2020. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR418)TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will highlight its latest innovations for harsh environments at the 2020 Light + Building tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, March 8 to 13.

TE Connectivity’s white polyester chemical resistant labels withstand chemicals in harsh environments

TE Connectivity’s white polyester chemical resistant labels withstand chemicals in harsh environments. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR417)TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is offering its white polyester, chemical resistant (WPCR) adhesive backed label as an ideal labeling solution for applications exposed to chemicals and solvents.

Wiping unsustainable worries away: Mondi sets its sights on fully biodegradable nonwovens for wipes with new CAC line

Wiping unsustainable worries away: Mondi sets its sights on fully biodegradable nonwovens for wipes with new CAC line. (Photo: Mondi, PR144)Mondi, global leader in packaging and paper, has developed a new Carded Airlaid Carded (CAC) line to create a more sustainable three-layer nonwoven for wipes. These can be used for personal hygiene and cleaning purposes. This new line will use 100% cellulose content, including viscose and pulp from certified sources, resulting in a nonwoven material that is fully biodegradable.

Ascend to purchase compounding and masterbatch businesses of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Ascend to purchase compounding and masterbatch businesses of Poliblend and Esseti Plast.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR041)Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, announced today it signed an agreement to purchase Poliblend and Esseti Plast GD from D’Ottavio Group. The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Mozzate, Italy, the masterbatch portfolio of Esseti Plast GD and the engineering plastics portfolio of Poliblend, which consists of virgin and recycled grades of PA66, PA6, PBT and POM.

Clariant supports a ‘Quality by Design’ approach to laser welding of medical devices

Clariant uses formulation skills to activate the polymer for laser marking and welding.
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Healthcare Polymer Solutions announces availability of new medical-grade polymer compounds and concentrates for laser-welding supported by formulation expertise that can help medical-device manufacturers take a ‘Quality by Design’ (QbD) approach to laser-welding of plastic components.

Preview: Archroma, together with Carlin, presents the first “Color Atlas” for polyester and “active wear” color trends for winter 2021/2022 

Archroma is at Première Vision to present its 'Color Atlas by Archroma®' of colors for polyester. 
(Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, is at the Première Vision exhibition to present its 'Color Atlas by Archroma®' for polyester. This very first color library for polyester brings together 1,440 colors for sportswear and athleisure, swimwear, children's clothing, shoes, as well as for fashion and home textiles.

INEOS Styrolution Exhibits Innovative Styrenic Solutions for the Healthcare Industry at MD&M West 2020 in Anaheim, California

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, exhibits their product expertise in styrenic solutions for the healthcare industry at MD&M West 2020, “the world's largest medical design and manufacturing event”. Showing in booth #1247, February 11-13, 2020 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The company’s experts will discuss innovative styrenic solutions with a special focus on medical device casings and addressing all components for IV sets.

Clariant launches medical polymer compounds resistant to hydrolytic degradation

Clariant launches medical polymer compounds resistant to hydrolytic degradation.
(Photo: Clariant)Working with a leading medical device manufacturer, Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions has completed development and testing of new polymer materials specially formulated to resist degradation caused by exposure to high humidity and temperature. The new technology is especially important in resins that incorporate high loadings of radiopaque metals because these fillers are known to exacerbate the degradation effect.

TE Connectivity receives award for being a “Top Employer” Germany in the Engineering category

TE Connectivity receives award for being a “Top Employer” Germany in the Engineering category. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR416)TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has announced its recognition by the Top Employer Institute as one of the best employers in Germany in the Engineering category. The certification as “Top Employer” is the result of a multi-stage certification with a validation process and an independent audit.

Clariant introduces brilliant new metallic aesthetic; targets premium packaging

Clariant introduces brilliant new metallic aesthetic; targets premium packaging. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant Masterbatches has developed a novel chrome color that opens new opportunities for designers and manufacturers of high-end products, bottles and packaging.

EMG names Rikke Wivel as new CEO

EMG names Rikke Wivel as new CEO. 
(Photo: EMG, EMGPR049)EMG, the leading industrial technology marketing communications specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rikke Wivel as its new CEO. Company co-founder Greg Farrett has taken on the role of Chairman.

Clariant expands production capability & launches new products for EMEA edible oils & biofuels market

Clariant expands production capability & launches new products for EMEA edible oils & biofuels market. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant continues to boost the supply of high-quality activated bleaching earths to the edible oil and biofuel markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with additional capacity now on stream in Yuncos, Spain, and an extended portfolio of advanced purification products for local customers.

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