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Bold, beautiful and perfect for blocking: Clariant’s “New Freedom” Decorative Color Trends for 2021

Wabi-Sabi, with soft violet undertones, is an imperfect gray that can be combined perfectly with any other color. It is Clariant’s Decorative Trend Color of the Year 2021. 
(Photo: Clariant)As 2020 has seen us all spending more time in our homes, there has been a huge growth of interest in decorating and re-imagining how we want our living, and now working, environments to look and feel. To help us make the most of our spaces, Clariant’s latest ‘New Freedom’ Decorative Color Trends 2021, is full of creative colors to capture our imaginations.

Mondi to open its first paper bags plant in Colombia to serve South American customers

Mondi to open its first paper bags plant in Colombia to serve South American customers. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR166)Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, will open its new state-of-the-art paper bags plant in Cartagena, Colombia in January 2021. It will be Mondi’s first operation in South America, reinforcing the group’s strength as a global paper bags supplier with a wide local footprint. The new plant will enable Mondi to improve and grow its services to better serve customers in the region.

Archroma tops Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) list of industrial chemical companies driving supply chain transparency

Screen capture of Heike van de Kerkhof, CEO of Archroma, delivering a message at the online 2020 Green Supply Chain Forum of the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has been recently ranked number 1 in the “industrial chemicals” list published by the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) for driving transparency in their supply chain.

Clariant’s commitment to innovation and sustainability recognized with Henkel and ICIS awards

Clariant’s commitment to innovation and sustainability recognized with Henkel and ICIS awards. 
(Photo: copyright Henkel)Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that the company was recently honoured with various high-level awards in the area of sustainability and innovation. Henkel Adhesive Technologies presented Clariant its Sustainability Award 2020. In addition, Clariant won in two categories of this year’s ICIS Innovation Awards: Clariant’s multi-purpose additive Licocare® RBW Vita, derived from crude rice bran wax, won ‘Best Product’, and the ammonia synthesis catalyst AmoMax-Casale, jointly developed with Casale SA, won ‘Best Sustainable Process’.

Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

Ahead of the industry, in the mid-1980’s Clariant stopped the production of lead-based pigments. 
(Photo: Clariant)Last week marked the eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, intended to draw attention to the need for action on lead paints and other sources of lead exposure.

BerryAlloc is reinventing parquet with new Ultimtec® technology

Beaulieu International GroupBerryAlloc is launching a completely new oak parquet collection. It is an eloquent illustration of the two principles that define its brand: very high quality coupled with state- of-the-art technology. This vision is acclaimed every day by clients, interior designers and fitters.

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