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DSM and Fibrant significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for Akulon® PA6 with EcoLactam®

DSM and Fibrant reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for Akulon® PA6 by 50% with EcoLactam®.
(Photo: DSM Engineering Materials: DSMPR528)In view of the current tightening of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission ambitions in Europe, it is with great pride that DSM and Fibrant announce the accomplishment of a major reduction in the GHG emission of Caprolactam and thus subsequently also of PA6 as produced in Europe by July 2021. The GHG emission saved is estimated to be around 800 million kg CO2 on annual basis. This significant reduction has been achieved by implementing several technology improvements amongst which an advanced N2O abatement program in Fibrant’s Caprolactam production process.

Clariant completes its divestment program by reaching agreement to divest its Pigments business

ClariantClariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it has reached definitive agreements for the divestment of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”) at an Enterprise Value (EV) of CHF 805 million to CHF 855 million on a cash and debt free basis, depending on an earn-out payment of CHF 50 million contingent on the 2021 financial performance of Clariant’s Pigments business. This represents a multiple of 10.7 to 11.4 times the stand-alone adjusted 12-month EBITDA per April 2021 (LTM).

EconCore’S new honeycomb cores made with SABIC's NORYL GTX™ resin deliver high heat performance and potential for recyclability for EV batteries and photovoltaics structures

The new EconCore honeycomb core’s higher heat performance, better dimensional stability and lower water absorption vs. honeycomb structures made with incumbent thermoplastics enable the new core material to be used in demanding applications such as automotive, e-mobility and photovoltaic components. (Courtesy of EconCore)EconCore, a global leader in honeycomb technologies, has developed new honeycomb cores for laminated sandwich panels made with SABIC’s NORYL GTX resin, a polyphenylene ether (PPE) blend, and EconCore’s proprietary technology. The new honeycomb core presents higher heat performance, better dimensional stability and lower water absorption compared to honeycomb structures made with traditional thermoplastics. These properties enable the new core material to be used in demanding applications such as certain automotive, e-mobility and photovoltaic components. Furthermore, combining this new honeycomb core with thermoplastic composite skins to produce an all-thermoplastic sandwich panel can facilitate recycling. These desirable performance attributes and enhanced sustainability can open new market and application opportunities for EconCore honeycombs made with NORYL GTX resin.

Welcome to a world first: Clariant’s virtual Car Color Configurator launched with Automotive Styling Shades 2025 Trendbook

Cover of Clariant’s brand new Automotive Styling Shades 2025 Trendbook. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, one of the world’s best known pigment producers, has released its new Automotive Styling Shades Trendbook 2025, including an interactive digital version for the first time.

B.I.G. Yarns unveils ColorMind for ultimate design freedom for contract carpets

B.I.G. Yarns unveils ColorMind for ultimate design freedom for contract carpets.
(Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)B.I.G. Yarns brings inspirational design freedom to high-end loop-pile contract and automotive carpets with the unveiling of ColorMind. The innovative yarn technology is B.I.G. Yarns’ first venture into a two steps yarn collection, offering a unique solution for creating multi-color PA6 yarns for any carpet design.

科莱恩“70”级颜料系列支持中国向无铅涂料转型

科莱恩的“70”级颜料产品系列顺应全球无铅涂料的大趋势,取代了工业应用中的含铅颜料。
(图片来源:科莱恩)随着联合国国际化学品管理战略方针(SAICM)自2020年起大力加强化学品和废弃物的安全管理,科莱恩也隆重推出无铅“70”级产品系列

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