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Archroma heads to Techtextil with innovations and system solutions for enhanced sustainability, color and performance

Archroma will be at Techtextil 2019 to launch its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help textile manufacturers with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be at Techtextil to launch its latest innovations and system solutions aimed to help textile manufacturers with optimized productivity and/or value creation in their markets.

Beaulieu Fibres International UltraBond finalist for prestigious essenscia Innovation Award 2019

Karena Cancilleri, Vice President Engineered Products for Beaulieu International Group. 
(Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)Beaulieu Fibres International, Europe’s largest producer of polyolefin fibres, was nominated for the 2019 essenscia Innovation Award for its recently introduced UltraBond fibre.

Thermoplastic elastomers from Kraiburg TPE for automotive interior applications

Keeping emission and odor under control. 
(Image: © 2019 KRAIBURG TPE)Sensitivity to emissions in automotive interiors has been a topic since the early 1980s. This was in particular caused by the formation of undesired condensation on the inside of windshields of new vehicles. As a result, the focus was initially on achieving specific fogging values. The requirements for interior components have been extended and have become more sophisticated over the years. Various analytical test standards were gradually developed to ensure compliance with emission standards. Odor has become a more critical issue for both automotive manufacturers and consumers. The general opinion on regional differences relating to the issue of odor that has been expressed during conferences and meetings coincides with KRAIBURG TPE’s internal experiences: While odor, or rather the requirement to have no odor, has top priority in Asia, in Europe the focus is primarily on single substances and total emissions inside motor vehicles‘ cabins. In North America, the debate about odor and emission is led with lower dynamism.

Archroma at China Interdye with innovations and solution systems for enhanced sustainability, color and performance

Archroma breaks new ground with new aniline-free* indigo for denim. 
(Photo: Archroma. Pexels)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be at China Interdye to present its system solutions for optimized productivity and/or value creation in textile coloring and manufacturing.

Sustainability and performance benefits of Milliken’s Millad® NX 8000 clarifier accelerate building new U.S. plant

Increasing market demand for Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifier prompts Milliken to boost production capacity by 50 percent. 
(Photos © 2019 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR198)In April, Milliken & Company will begin building the largest clarifier plant in its history in Blacksburg, South Carolina. The world-class plant is due to begin operations in 2020 and will boost capacity of Milliken’s Millad® NX 8000 clarifier by approximately 50 percent. The expansion is needed to meet fast-growing global demand for this polypropylene additive that is helping users to realize significant sustainability and performance advantages.

Ascend to debut new Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM high-performance additives at ECS

Ascend to debut new Hexatran™ and FlexaTram™-DAM high-performance additives at ECS.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR028)Ascend Performance Materials, a global leader in the production of plastics, fibers and chemicals, will debut new high-purity grades of its Hexatran and FlexaTram-DAM high-performance amines for the paints and coatings industry at the European Coatings Show.

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