Chemicals


Milliken to showcase its portfolio of reactive additives for polyurethane at PSE Europe 2019

Reactint® colorants in PU elastomer.
(Photo © 2019 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR199)Milliken, leading supplier of polymer-bound colorants and additives for the polyurethane industry, invites PSE Europe 2019 visitors to discover its unique fully reactive polymeric additive technologies focused on enhancing performance, improving visual appearance and preserving the long-term quality of polyurethane (PU) systems –– all without contributing to VOC or FOG levels.

Recommissioning of SABIC’s PPE operations at Bergen Op Zoom creates local employment opportunities

SABIC’s PPE plant in Bergen op Zoom is actively recruiting 59 skilled operators, process and service engineers, shift leaders and analysts as it resumes PPE resin production at the site. SABIC hopes to fill the roles by mid-2019, and a recruiting website has been launched to facilitate the hiring and application process: http://www.sabic-bergenopzoom.nl/nl/carriere/sabic-en-onderwijs.Last year, in response to customer needs, SABIC announced plans to recommission operations at its Bergen op Zoom PPE resin plant in the Netherlands with a phased ramp-up in production across 2020 to produce polyphenylene ether (PPE), the base resin for its line of NORYL resins and oligomers. Increased customer demand for NORYL resin – used in a vast range of industries such as water management, automotive, solar, industrial and electrical – prompted the capacity expansion plans.

Odor-free polyester functional clothing: Patented Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 technology with bluesign®, ECO PASSPORT, and Skin Friendly certification

Odor-free polyester functional clothing: Patented Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 technology with bluesign®, ECO PASSPORT, and Skin Friendly certification. (Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR023)Polyester sport and functional textiles treated with Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 are protected against “permastink”. Already a holder of the Swiss Technology Award, the Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 odor-management technology can now carry the bluesign® sustainability label, the Skin Friendly certification from the Hohenstein Institute and the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® label. SANITIZED AG has been a bluesign® system partner for over 10 years.

SABIC pioneers first production of certified circular polymers

Jeroen Castelijn, General Manager Geleen site and Frank Kuijpers, General Manager Corporate Sustainability celebrate the certified circular polymers produced in the Netherlands.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced another major milestone in its ground-breaking project to pioneer the production of certified circular polymers using a feedstock from mixed plastic waste.

Archroma launches Leucophor® AFCN, a new FDA-approved OBA aimed for food contact, high-whiteness packaging and paper

Archroma launches Leucophor® AFCN, a new FDA-approved OBA aimed for food contact, high-whiteness packaging and paper. 
(Photo: Leah Kelly)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the introduction of a new optical brightening agent (OBA) specially designed for food packaging and paper, Leucophor® AFCN liq. The newly launched OBA has been approved for food contact by the US Food and Drug Administration.

SABIC and customers launch certified circular polymers from mixed plastic waste 

SABIC Chairman, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Jarbou, and Vice Chairman & CEO Yousef Al-Benyan, with representatives from customers Unilever and Vinventions, and supplier PLASTIC ENERGY at last night’s event to announce the launch of SABIC’s certified circular polymers.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced together with its customers Unilever, Vinventions and Walki Group, the launch of certified circular polymers to be manufactured by SABIC and planned to be used by its customers for packaging solutions for a variety of consumer products that will be introduced into the market in 2019.

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