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Clariant expands its contribution to sustainability with pigments certified OK compost INDUSTRIAL

Clariant’s nine selected organic pigments certified with the OK compost INDUSTRIAL label. 
(Photo: Clariant/TÜV AUSTRIA)To meet sustainability targets and fulfill commitments to the plastics circular economy, producers of plastic articles are increasingly using polymers that are compostable. Clariant’s business unit Pigments is contributing to this growth in compostable plastic articles, with a range of certified OK compost INDUSTRIAL pigments, offering customers new coloring opportunities.

There’s a system for learning to eat cleanly

Making sure learning to eat doesn’t turn into an endurance test: the Babynator. 
(Image: © 2021 Babynator)The Babynator learn-to-eat set for babies and toddlers makes eating cleaner. The non-slip system comprises a self-adhesive mat made of THERMOLAST® K from KRAIBURG TPE that firmly holds in place exchangeable accessories such as plates and bowls. The “Babynator” is available as a set or separately, in many different colors.

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).

ELIX Polymers’ E-LOOP products with recycled content are commercially available

ELIX Polymers’ E-LOOP products with recycled content are commercially available.
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ELIX Polymers, a global leader in specialised styrene-based thermoplastics, has included all of its Circular Economy activities under the new brand name, E-LOOP, which was launched successfully last February. The E-LOOP brand includes two strategic programmes of ELIX Sustainable Portfolio Solutions: Circular Plastics and Responsible Innovation.

Virtual TPE Expert Talks 2021 provide global information

Franz Hinterecker is CEO at KRAIBURG TPE. 
(Image: © 2021 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE will be holding its second TPE Expert Talks from June 8 to 10. Spurred on by the positive feedback received about the kick-off event in 2020, this free digital event will be presented in an extended global format, full of highlights and industry expertise brought together for customers, partners and everybody interested in TPEs.

Enjoying coffee without feeling guilty: Reusable coffee cup lid made of TPE

The space-saving, sustainable “coffee to go” solution: The lid made of TPE fits on most common household cups. (Image: © 2021 Felix Hackland)Sustainability, convenience and enjoyment are now no longer contradictions – and manufacturers are responding: for example Cadios GmbH, a German start-up business that has developed the first reusable lid for coffee mugs and cups. The conically shaped lid made of TPE fits onto most common household cups and with its durability can make a lasting contribution to waste reduction. The “Udo” lid is available in many colors and can be customized on request.

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