Beaulieu Technical Textiles: go green with some of the most sustainable geotextiles in the industry

Beaulieu Technical Textiles: go green with some of the most sustainable geotextiles in the industry. 
(Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)Beaulieu Technical Textiles (BTT) has unveiled the next step in its mission to deliver sustainable solutions to customers - product specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), an essential tool for communicating sustainability performance - to fully support green certified construction projects by providing accurate information in readily available formats.

UniteChem on major investment journey to expand global footprint, production capacity and local customer support

New Shengijn (Jiangsu) Plant.

UniteChem Group has announced that it has departed on an ambitious expansion journey with major investments across all levels. Cornerstones of this strategy for growth are significant additions in production capacity for existing and new performance additives as well as further support and logistics capabilities with a particular focus on Europe. (Photo: UniteChem)UniteChem Group, the world’s leading supplier of light stabilizers for plastics in a broad range of high-end industrial applications, has announced that it has departed on an ambitious expansion journey with major investments in global production capacity and local customer support. Building on more than 20 years of experience in the market, the Group is determined to create value, deliver success and meet industry targets through highly responsive, long-term collaboration with customers and optimized product solutions. The growing portfolio will be on display during K 2022 from October 19 to 26 in Düsseldorf, Hall 8a, Booth E33.

Mactac Automotive & Architectural innovations presented at FESPA 2022

Mactac Automotive & Architectural innovations presented at FESPA 2022.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR472)Visitors to the Mactac stand at FESPA 2022 were able to see for the first time a range of innovations designed to transform performance, with a special focus for 2022 on automotive and architectural applications.

Ultraflex joins SGP Partnership in work towards a more sustainable future

SGPThe Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today Ultraflex Systems Inc. has become part of the SGP Community as a gold SGP Patron.

Ascend to focus on driving e-mobility, sustainability and growth at K 2022

AscendAscend Performance Materials previewed some corporate updates and highlights in advance of K 2022 at a recent press conference in Rotterdam. Under the theme of “Advancing Together”, Ascend outlined the ways it is helping customers solve some of the most pressing technical challenges globally.

Avery Dennison innovations at FESPA 2022 - new levels of performance and sustainability

Avery Dennison innovations at FESPA 2022 - new levels of performance and sustainability.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR471)Sustainability and innovation were at the heart of the Avery Dennison FESPA 2022 stand in Berlin, offering installers insights into new sales opportunities and improvements to both environmental performance and their bottom line. A particular focus was placed on automotive and architectural segments, where key innovations have made an especially strong impact.

SABIC, Tesco, Heinz & Berry join forces in closed-loop project for Heinz Beanz Snap Pots based on certified circular PP

SABIC has teamed up with Kraft Heinz, Tesco and Berry in an innovative recycling trial using certified circular polypropylene from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio for microwavable and recyclable Beanz brand Snap Pots. 
(Photo: Kraft Heinz)SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has joined forces with Heinz, Tesco and Berry in an innovative recycling trial in the UK designed to close the loop on soft plastic food packaging. Flexible plastic packaging collected from Tesco stores has been used to produce certified circular polypropylene (PP) from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio for microwavable Heinz Beanz Snap Pots, made from 39% recycled soft plastic. The transformation of the industry towards a circular economy requires unprecedented innovation and intensive collaboration across the value chain. SABIC is at the forefront of this journey, and this latest achievement is yet another example of the company’s commitment to accelerate the change and ensure that plastic products are designed, produced, used and recycled more sustainably.

Avient Launches Two New Polymer Solutions to Support Sustainability in Automotive and Consumer Applications

Avient’s new reSound™ REC thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) incorporate recycled content from polyvinyl butyral (PVB) recycled from broken vehicle windshields and laminated architectural glass to support a circular economy. Also announced are two new Edgetek™ PKE non-halogen flame retardant (NHFR) formulations made with polyketone, which can have a lower carbon footprint compared to polyamide 6 reinforced materials, and are pre-colored in orange for high-voltage connectors in electric vehicles.Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services, today announced new engineered polymer solutions that can improve the sustainability of automotive applications. First, two additional grades have been added to the reSound™ REC thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) portfolio. Both grades are formulated with polyvinyl butyral (PVB) recycled from automotive glass by Shark Solutions. Also announced are two new Edgetek PKE polyketone (PK) grades with non-halogen flame retardants (NHFRs). Applications for reSound REC TPEs include automotive exterior and under-hood components, while Edgetek PKE NHFR formulations are specifically designed for electric vehicle (EV) components, including connectors.

SABIC at K show 2022: Making the change real

SABIC at K show 2022: Making the change real.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry will highlight its commitment to circular, sustainable solutions designed to eliminate plastic waste and support the shift to product electrification under its theme of ‘Making the change real’ at this year’s K Show, the leading industry trade show for plastics and rubber.

Archroma and Baldwin to collaborate for optimized performance and resource saving in textile finishing

Baldwin’s non-contact spray technology Texcoat G4. 
(Photo: Baldwin)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, and Baldwin, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of precision spray systems and technology for sustainable textile manufacturing, announce a new collaboration to optimize performance and resource saving in the finishing department.

Solvay Eliminates the need for Fluorosurfactants in its Tecnoflon® FKM Portfolio

Solvay eliminates the need for PFAS-based process aids in its Tecnoflon® FKM portfolio. 
(Photo: Solvay, PR030)Solvay, a global market leader in fluorochemistry, is introducing to the market a new portfolio of high-quality Tecnoflon® peroxide curable fluoroelastomers (FKM) produced without the use of fluorosurfactants (PFAS-based process aids) or any other polymerisation surfactant.

Devan lives up to its sustainability legacy and expands cooling technology range

Devan ChemicalsHeimtextil Frankfurt 2022 is not really the winter fair people are used to visit. Temperatures will be more summer-like. For Devan, the same recipe holds though: launch novel technologies to the Home Textiles market!

Long-term safety and reliable stability: High Resistance TPE for cosmetics

With High Resistance TPE for Cosmetics, KRAIBURG TPE is expanding its portfolio to include a compound series that withstands contact with particularly demanding ingredients, including isododecane. (Image: © 2022 KRAIBURG TPE)In the packaging sector, isododecane and similar substances are a challenge for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). If a material has not been specifically developed for use in the field of cosmetics, there is a risk that modifications such as swelling or degradation of the material may occur. This particularly affects products that are based on water-resistant formulations. With High Resistance TPE for Cosmetics, KRAIBURG TPE is introducing a product development that reliably meets standard requirements over the long term.

INEOS Styrolution introduces first sustainable styrenics products with superior weathering resistance based on bio-attribution

Window profiles and car spoiler, typical applications for Luran S © Shutterstock.Frankfurt, June 15, 2022 - INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced the introduction of the company’s first sustainable ASA solution. INEOS Styrolution’s Luran® S material is now also available as Luran S ECO with up to 50% bio-attributed content.

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