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Clariant’s bio-based additives for biopolymers awarded OK compost INDUSTRIAL & OK biodegradable SOIL certification 

Clariant’s solutions awarded with the OK compost INDUSTRIAL and OK biodegradable SOIL certifications support the development of industrially compostable plastics and biodegradable coatings for agriculture. (Photo: Pixabay)Good news for the development of sustainable compostable products. Clariant’s bio-based processing & dispersing additives for biopolymers used in plastics– Licocare® RBW Vita range, Licolub® FA 1 and Licowax® C – have been awarded the “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate. Awarding test and certification body, TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, also granted toLicocare RBW 102 Vita the “OK biodegradable SOIL” label, which is a key attribute for agricultural applications.

Clariant ColorWorks applies IR-detectable black technology to make other dark colors more recyclable 

Clariant ColorWorks applies IR-detectable black technology to make other dark colors more recyclable. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant continues to develop new technology to improve the recyclability of plastics while offering packaging and product developers more color options. The latest development is a range of deep, dark colors that normally would have required the use of carbon black pigments that makes them undetectable by the near-infrared (NIR) sensors used in automated polymer sorting systems at recycling centers.

Clariant Masterbatches earn ‘OK’ certification for home and industrial composting

Five plants in Europe and Asia have been awarded OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL labels by the TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium NV testing company. 
(Photo: TÜV AUSTRIA)Clariant color and additive masterbatches made in five plants in Europe and Asia have been awarded OK compost HOME and OK compost INDUSTRIAL labels by the TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium NV testing company. The certification means that the masterbatch ingredients, including the polymer carrier, will not compromise the biodegradability of the plastic products and packaging in which they are used.

Clariant expands production capability & launches new products for EMEA edible oils & biofuels market

Clariant expands production capability & launches new products for EMEA edible oils & biofuels market. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant continues to boost the supply of high-quality activated bleaching earths to the edible oil and biofuel markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with additional capacity now on stream in Yuncos, Spain, and an extended portfolio of advanced purification products for local customers.

Clariant Masterbatches plant in Mexico joins growing list of global sites to comply with ISO 22000

Clariant Masterbatches Plant in Mexico joins growing list of Global Sites to Comply with ISO 22000. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant’s Business Unit Masterbatches, a leader in the field of color and functional additive masterbatch concentrates and compounds, today announced it has completed ISO 22000 certification for its site in Santa Clara Coatitla, near by Mexico city. The Mexican site is the first in the Americas, to have completed the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification, and joins the global footprint of certified sites in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Clariant ColorForward® 2021 palette yearns for human contact, searches for authenticity

Clariant ColorForward® 2021 Palette Yearns for Human Contact, Searches for Authenticity. 
(Photo: Clariant)The color experts at Clariant ColorWorks® have identified four societal trends that can be expected to influence consumers in the next few years. ColorForward 2021, the 15th edition of the annual Clariant color forecasting guide for the plastics industry, recognizes that genuine human contact is actually becoming a luxury in the digital era, and that people crave authenticity in a world of deep fakes. On a more positive note, technology is being used to create products that connect with people on an emotional level, while collaboration is seen as critical to realizing positive change.

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