Plastics and Polymers


Clariant enhances functionality of medical-grade ABS polymers

Bright transparent ABS colors combined with antistatic, or laser-welding functionality in MEVOPUR compounds. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions announces a new family of ABS polymer compounds that offer makers of medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging enhanced functionality without compromising on compliance with regulatory requirements. The resins are part of the MEVOPUR line of color and additive concentrates and ‘ready-to-use’ polymer compounds.

Clariant and Floreon announce collaboration to expand high-performance biopolymer applications to additional markets

Combining technologies, technical capabilities and know-how to improve the performance properties of high-performance biopolymers for demanding plastic applications. 
(Photo: Floreon)Clariant’s Additives business and Floreon- Transforming Packaging Limited announce an exciting new collaboration to further extend the performance properties and market potential of biopolymers, whilst preserving their environmental benefits.

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.

Foam for E-Mobility

Customized foam solutions in Rinspeed’s new MetroSnap concept car illustrate the comprehensive know-how of FoamPartner in lightweighting acoustic and thermal materials for next-generation EVs. 
(Photo: FoamPartner)In their new modular MetroSnap concept car, Swiss mobility think tank Rinspeed is once again relying on innovative foam technology from FoamPartner to ensure highly effective acoustic and thermal insulation.

A new high-performance life for plastic waste: Lavergne and Clariant develop halogen-free flame-retardant compounds for electronics based on recycled ocean-bound plastics (OBP)

Laptop computers are a typical end application for Lavergne’s VYPET™ OBP compounds using Clariant’s Exolit® OP flame retardants. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant teamed up with Lavergne, a world leader in the production of sustainable engineering resin from recycled plastic, to develop halogen-free flame-retardant polyester compounds made from ocean-bound plastics. With the first grade already commercialised, the advance is supporting demand from major electrical and electronics brand owners for flame retarded post-consumer recyclate grades for equipment parts.

ELIX Polymers provides leading quality assurance and technical value services for pre-coloured ABS used in healthcare applications

ELIX Polymers provides leading quality assurance and technical value services for pre-coloured ABS used in healthcare applications. 
(Foto: ELIX Polymers, PR056)ELIX Polymers, a leading specialist in high-performance ABS materials, will demonstrate its commitment in the healthcare sector at Pharmapack 2020, the European pharma packaging industry exhibition taking place on February 5 and 6 at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles. The company, which is enhancing the visibility of its quality assurance and key technical services associated with medical-grade pre-coloured ABS compounds, has its own stand, K60, in Hall 7.2. It will show its product portfolio, demonstrate new innovations, and discuss its service offering.

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