Personal Care


Milliken & Company Acquires Encapsys, LLC

Milliken ChemicalMilliken & Company (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials science expertise, has formally acquired Encapsys, LLC (“Encapsys”), a world leader in microencapsulation, from the Cypress Performance Group LLC (“Cypress”). The transaction officially closed October 18, 2021.

Beaulieu Fibres International showcasing its ‘fibres that build futures’ at INDEX20

Caption: Beaulieu Fibres International showcasing its ‘fibres that build futures’ at INDEX™20.
(Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)Beaulieu Fibres International, the leading European polyolefin and BICO fibre supplier, is attending INDEX20 in Geneva and is excited to accelerate its work helping customers to exceed in product performance and sustainability.

Aiding the switch to safer e-mobility

Transportation revolution. Aiding the switch to safer e-mobility. (Photo: Clariant)It seems the electric revolution is finally here. According to the International Energy Agency, there were more than ten million electric cars on the world's roads already at the end of 2020 – up 43% from 2019. By the end of this decade, the total number of electric cars, buses, vans, and trucks is projected to jump to 145 million or possibly even 230 million if enough countries tighten their emission targets. Carmakers are investing billions to secure their slice of the market. One of the challenges they face in building mass-market electric vehicles (EVs) is fire safety. But probably not in the way most people think.

Avery Dennison achieves another market first by receiving HDPE recycling endorsement from RecyClass for its films portfolio

Avery Dennison achieves another market first by receiving HDPE recycling endorsement from RecyClass for its films portfolio. 
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR457)In a market first, RecyClass has approved products from Avery Dennison’s film portfolio for complying with HDPE recycling guidelines. Label producers and brand owners across the home and personal care and food sectors will benefit from this accomplishment, which can help them increase recycling rates.

Clariant acquires remaining 70% in Brazilian Personal Care specialty company Beraca to seize full control

ClariantClariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemicals company, has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 70% in Brazilian Personal Care Specialties company Beraca from the founding Sabará family. Clariant has held a 30% stake in the company since 2015. The purchase price will not be disclosed. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in Q4 2021.

Avery Dennison releases latest CleanFlake™ label materials

Avery Dennison releases latest CleanFlake™ label materials. (Photo: Avery Dennison, PR454)What began as a breakthrough solution for PET plastic bottles can now make PET packages in a range of markets more recyclable: today Avery Dennison announced the latest iteration of its award-winning CleanFlake filmic label materials, which are now suitable for PET packaging in food, home and personal care and other segments in addition to beverages.

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