Plastics


DOMO’s ECONAMID® sustainable polyamide - now even more eco-friendly

Cabot Corporation’s TECHBLAK™ PE1003. 
(Picture courtesy of Cabot Corporation)DOMO Chemicals, a leader in sustainable polyamide solutions, has begun using a new sustainable black masterbatch based on recycled material to complement the recycled base polymer in its ECONAMID® brand of sustainable polyamides. ECONAMID®, based on recycled industrial waste, is a benchmark in the industry when it comes to performance level and quality consistency, lot after lot.

Mondi and Unilever serve up aluminium-free paper-based packaging for Colman’s Meal Makers

Mondi and Unilever serve up aluminium-free paper-based packaging for Colman’s Meal Makers. (Photo: Unilever, PR188)Unilever, together with Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, have developed a new high barrier paper-based packaging material for Unilever’s Colman’s dry Meal Maker and Sauces range by reducing plastic, increasing paper content, and consequently ensuring recyclability in the existing UK paper waste stream.

New UL yellow card certification added to DOMO’s portfolio for air distribution applications

New UL yellow card certification added to DOMO’s portfolio for air distribution applications. 
(Pictures courtesy of PREVOST).DOMAMID® 6B30, a polyamide 6 based 30% glass beads filled solution by DOMO Chemicals, has been recently certified with UL yellow card. The certification was required by Prevost for the production of their air compressed fittings.

DSM and SABIC combine efforts to create recycled-based Dyneema®

Bales of mixed post-consumer bags and film. 
(Image courtesy of SABIC)Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced a collaboration to create recycled-based Dyneema®. Through a joint pilot with multiple CirculariTeam® members, the manufacturing and usage of Dyneema® using mixed plastic waste as feedstock (via mass balance approach) will be successfully demonstrated. It is an important step toward the future goal of fully closing the loop by delivering Dyneema® made from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) waste. This collaboration underlines DSM’s and SABIC’s efforts to accelerate a circular economy for materials.

DSM and Fibrant significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for Akulon® PA6 with EcoLactam®

DSM and Fibrant reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for Akulon® PA6 by 50% with EcoLactam®.
(Photo: DSM Engineering Materials: DSMPR528)In view of the current tightening of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission ambitions in Europe, it is with great pride that DSM and Fibrant announce the accomplishment of a major reduction in the GHG emission of Caprolactam and thus subsequently also of PA6 as produced in Europe by July 2021. The GHG emission saved is estimated to be around 800 million kg CO2 on annual basis. This significant reduction has been achieved by implementing several technology improvements amongst which an advanced N2O abatement program in Fibrant’s Caprolactam production process.

Clariant and India Glycols successfully established joint venture for renewable ethylene oxide derivatives

ClariantClariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, and India Glycols Limited (IGL), a leading company in the manufacturing of green technology-based chemicals, today announced the successful creation of their 51-49% joint venture for renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals. The joint venture will operate under the name Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals Private Limited.

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