Clariant begins construction of flame retardants production facility in China

The investment will transform Clariant’s existing facility in Daya Bay into a truly strategic site by 2023.Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it will construct its first Chinese production facility for its successful Exolit OP flame retardants at its existing site in Daya Bay, Huizhou, Guangdong Province. By establishing local production capacity, Clariant greatly enhances the speed at which it can provide solutions to its customers in China. Driven by the fast-growing electrical and electronic equipment industries, in particular e-mobility, 5G communications technology and transportation, there is a rapidly growing demand for Clariant’s innovative and sustainable flame retardants in China and other Asian markets.

Perstorp increases TMP production capacity 

Perstorp increases TMP production capacity.
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Perstorp, the world leader in the production of Trimethylolpropane (TMP), has ramped up the capacity to meet growing demand from the European market.

Mondi bags nine WorldStar Packaging awards

SoapPackaging by Mondi Corrugated Solutions. (Photo: Mondi, PR202)Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, received nine awards in six categories at this year’s WorldStar Packaging awards. Open to packaging companies around the world, the WorldStar awards recognise the best ideas, innovations and technologies on the market, with a focus on sustainability, product protection and end-user convenience.

Airnov expands Changshu manufacturing site and releases new products for Chinese market

Airnov expands Changshu manufacturing site and releases new products for Chinese market. (Photos: Airnov)Airnov, a global leader in innovating packaging solutions for the healthcare market, has completed an expansion and upgrade of its manufacturing facilities in Changshu, China.

Iceland freezes use of unnecessary plastic with launch of paper packaging from Mondi

Iceland freezes use of unnecessary plastic with launch of paper packaging from Mondi. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR201)Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has teamed up with the UK’s number 1 frozen food retailer to provide renewable, recyclable packaging in a move that further validates Mondi’s approach of using “paper where possible, plastic when useful”.

SABIC, Mars Petcare and Huhtamaki extend collaboration to wet pet food packaging based on certified circular polypropylene for SHEBA® brand

SABIC, Mars Petcare and Huhtamaki extend collaboration to wet pet food packaging based on certified circular polypropylene for SHEBA® brand.SABIC, Mars Petcare and Huhtamaki have announced that their successful collaboration in pet food packaging using certified circular polypropylene (PP) from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio has taken the next step and will be used for innovative packaging solutions for the leading cat food SHEBA® brand. Mars Petcare, as part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love, has adopted a flexible film structure with SABIC® PP BCT18F impact copolymer for retort pouches that are used in the packaging of wet pet food products for SHEBA®. The multi-layer film is manufactured by Huhtamaki, a key global supplier of sustainable packaging solutions to customers around the world.

Clariant reveals its 2022 Color of the Year & new decorative color trend palette “golden”

Clariant reveals its 2022 Color of the Year & new decorating shades to match new behavior trends.Looking forward to a year of love, joy, mindfulness and making memories. Clariant pays an advance tribute to the year to come in its new Decorative Coatings Trends for 2022 – “golden”. Launched today, consumers are invited to take inspiration for decorating their rooms, spaces and furniture from the palette’s 40 new shades that reflect 4 different phases of natural human behaviors in the new world in which we live.

Les Crudettes, Mondi and IMA scoop French awards for new paper packaging

From right to left: Grégoire Duvot, Directeur Général / Managing Director, ILAPAK France; Sandrine Le Guen, Regional Sales France Consumer Flexibles, Mondi; Alexandre David, Responsable R&D/ R&D Manager, Les Crudettes; Géraldine Collet, Directrice Marketing & Innovation / Marketing & Innovation Director, Les Crudettes. (Photo: Mondi, PR200)Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper; IMA Ilapak, world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for packaging and Les Crudettes, leading French company in the fresh vegetables market, have won three prizes at the prestigious French packaging award and the Trophées de l’innovation LSA for a new paper packaging.

INEOS Styrolution America LLC Receives ISCC PLUS Certification for Sustainable Plastics 

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution America, achieved an important milestone in their commitment to a circular economy for plastics. The company received ISCC Plus certification from ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) for its manufacturing sites in (Channahon) Illinois, (Texas City) Texas, and (Altamira) Mexico.

Stunning architectural applications shining a light on the potential of anodizing aluminum

Stunning architectural applications shining a light on the potential of anodizing aluminum.Clariant has been providing dyes and colorants for finishing anodized aluminium for more than half a century and a unique three-way partnership is highlighting the design possibilities using this special process.

Henkel and BRABUS strengthen windscreen bond

Henkel offers the one-stop pre-treatment and application package to bodyshops and car workshops to support easy and efficient windscreen replacement. (Photo: Henkel, PR092)For maximum occupant protection, today’s premium independent aftermarket requires high-performance adhesives and sealants for replacing windscreens capable of withstanding higher wind loads, reinforcing torsional stiffness und increasing occupant safety.

Archroma moves its headquarters to the new Haus der Wirtschaft building in Pratteln

Christoph Buser, Director of the Economic Chamber Baselland (Wirtschaftskammer Baselland), Heike van de Kerkhof, Chief Executive Officer of Archroma, and Silke Wischeropp, General Counsel of Archroma, at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Archroma HQ in Pratteln. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the relocation of its headquarters to the Haus der Wirtschaft (HDW) building in Pratteln, a satellite town of Basel, Switzerland.

Clariant ready for faster, smarter catalyst research with high-tech upgrade of site in Japan

Clariant’s catalyst research and production site in Toyama, Japan.Clariant’s Catalysts business unit continues to advance its R&D capabilities. The company recently made a significant investment to modernize its research facility in Toyama, Japan, preparing it for faster, more efficient experimentation. In addition to being Clariant’s global competence center for nickel-based hydrogenation and styrene catalyst development, the Toyama site is also involved in other research fields, including custom catalysts, emission control, and emerging applications of power-to-x technologies.

B.I.G. Yarns announces major investments in new yarn technology

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Building a strong future. B.I.G. Yarns reveals significant investment in its next-generation Polyamide (PA) technology to help global carpet tile manufacturers meet the demands of the contract market. In addition to this key investment, the company also announces its decision to become a new producer of polyester (PET) yarns for the automotive industry.

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