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Clariant will increase prices for Pigments & Pigment Preparations for Quinacridones

ClariantClariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced global price increases across its Quinacridone product portfolio.

Innovative TPE solutions for current challenges from lightweighting to circular economy

KRAIBURG TPE’s exhibit at Fakuma will cover a wide range of topical issues. 
(Image: © 2021 KRAIBURG TPE)At Fakuma 2021 (Booth B5-5303) from October 12 to 16 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center, Germany, KRAIBURG TPE will put the spot on several TPE developments targeting critical challenges in the market and highlighting the material manufacturer’s leading role in the thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) segment.

INEOS Styrolution introduces first post-consumer recycled Novodur® ECO specialty ABS solutions

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced today the introduction of the first Novodur® ECO specialty ABS and Novodur® ECO High Heat grades being the result of mechanically recycled post-consumer waste.

SQlab has chosen Supersoft TPE for optimum pressure distribution in cycling shorts

Finding the right combination takes you further ahead – as in the cycling shorts made by SQlab. Premium fabric, extremely dense foam plastic and TPE gel pads make the difference. 
(Image: © 2021 SQlab)The sports sector is booming and more people than ever are cycling on the streets in Germany. Whether or not it’s boosted with electric power, getting about on two wheels is popular, with a 2020 Fahrrad-Monitor survey showing that 85% of participants say fitness is their reason for cycling, while more than two-thirds of the participants put the emphasis on environmental protection. At the same time, there is growing demand for high-quality equipment that will have a positive effect on the cycling experience. Top of the list: Cycling shorts. The garment has to be stylish, made of functional material and, above all, it needs to be smartly padded. Whether it’s for extended tours or racing – to prevent bike tours from turning into hell rides, SQlab, a Munich company, has selected Supersoft TPE for its new shorts padding. The result is outstandingly high-quality, ergonomic, and durable trouser pads – so you can concentrate on just enjoying the cycling.

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.

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