Plastics and Polymers


Clariant’s HYDEX® E catalyst helps Duslo turn plastic waste into high-quality winter diesel

Pioneering plastic-waste-to-fuel technology of Duslo’s research institute VUCHT. (Photo: VUCHT and Clariant)Clariant and Duslo’s research institute VUCHT are transforming waste into wealth. Using a proprietary technique and Clariant’s HYDEX E next-generation hydro-dewaxing catalyst, VUCHT has successfully converted plastic waste into premium winter fuel distillate. The efficacy of this groundbreaking process has now been proven in a pilot plant in Slovakia. As plastics and fuels are both mainly composed of natural gas or crude oil, turning one into the other has major implications for sustainable and lucrative fuel production.

Changes in INEOS Styrolution board

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution announces changes to the company’s management board, following the recent announcement of the appointment of Kevin McQuade as Chairman and Steve Harrington as CEO.

Clariant introduces static reducing
compounds for drug delivery devices

Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) are complex devices and rely on consistent flow through the device mouthpiece. Static charges resulting in powder build up can interfere with dose reliability. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions recently launched static-reducing functional plastic compounds which, when used in drug delivery devices, enable increased dose reliability. The resins are part of the wider ‘medical grade’ MEVOPUR® line of color and additive concentrates and ‘ready-to-use’ polymer compounds, covering polymers from PE to PEEK.

Miele selects high-flow ABS grade ELIX 118HF for its new battery-powered vacuum cleaner model Triflex HX 1

Miele selects high-flow ABS grade ELIX 118HF for its new battery-powered vacuum cleaner model Triflex HX 1.
(Photo: Miele, PR057)High-end domestic appliance producer Miele & Cie. KG (Miele) has selected ELIX Polymers’ high-flow ABS grade 118HF for its new battery-powered vacuum cleaner model, the Triflex HX1. ELIX Polymers developed the grade specifically for the application, with improved rheological properties that enable a reduction of wall thickness of the vacuum cleaner housing parts. ELIX Polymers, headquartered in Tarragona, Spain, is a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives.

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 introduces new phthalate-free PolyMax® 600 Series performance catalysts for polypropylene

Clariant introduces new phthalate-free PolyMax 600 Series performance catalysts for polypropylene. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant is launching its next-generation phthalate-free olefin polymerization catalysts, expanding its portfolio to include a new offering to meet the most demanding customer toxicity requirements. Developed in partnership with McDermott’s Lummus Novolen® Technology, the new PolyMax 600 Series catalysts answer the market’s increasing need for safer polypropylene solutions.

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