Plastics and Polymers


Welcome black! Clariant launches NIR-detectable black colorants for a wide range of recyclable polymers at K 2019

Black and grey plastics packaging colored with Clariant’s new NIR-identifiable black colorants to support the sorting process in recycling. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant gives the recycling potential of black plastics a much-needed boost. At K 2019, it will launch the first range of near infrared (NIR)-detectable black pigments and dyes applicable to a wide variety of recyclable plastics. The extension adds another step in the right direction addressing the sorting challenge of high-appeal black packaging for recovery and recycling facilities.

Clariant partners with ExxonMobil and Plastivaloire to expand palette of colors for auto interiors

New color catalogue for Automotive application. 
(Photo: Clariant)Collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, polymer producer ExxonMobil, and Plastivaloire Group, a specialist in automobile interior design, has produced a huge new family of colors that can be expected to change the look of car interiors dramatically in the next few years. The colors are being introduced during a special technical presentation on the ExxonMobil stand (Hall 10 / 10.1 ) at K 2019, the international plastics trade fair being held October 16 – 23 at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany. Presentations are scheduled for October 16, 17 and 22, at noon, 15:00 and noon, respectively.

Clariant Masterbatches and BMW to present automotive weight-saving success story at K 2019

BMW 3 Series containing HYDROCEROL in its dashboard. 
(Photo: BMW group)Clariant will focus attention on improving automotive sustainability when it hosts a presentation by Joachim Melzig, Dipl. Ing. Kunststofftechnik, BMW Group, during K 2019, the international plastics trade fair being held October 16 – 23 at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany. Entitled “Injection molding of structural foam. A Clariant and BMW success story” the presentation takes place on the Clariant stand (Hall 8a / J11) on Friday, 18 October, at 2:30 pm.

Ascend to introduce novel odor-fighting and nonwoven textile technologies at K 2019

Ascend to introduce novel odor-fighting and nonwoven textile technologies at K 2019.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR036)Ascend Performance Materials will launch new fiber technologies for textiles, apparel and filtration applications at K 2019.

Clariant partners with Merck & SABIC to perfect laser marking of flexible packaging

Clariant partners with Merck & SABIC to perfect laser marking of flexible packaging. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant has teamed up with pigment supplier Merck KGaA and resin producer SABIC to develop laser-marking technology and materials to ease the recycling process for flexible polyethylene (LDPE, LLDPE) packaging film. The results of the collaboration will be presented at K 2019, the international plastics trade fair being held on October 16 to 23 at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany.

Perstorp Pevalen Pro: the next-generation non-phthalate plasticizer that improves the sustainability of PVC

Perstorp Pevalen™Pro: the next-generation non-phthalate plasticizer that improves the sustainability of PVC. (Photo: GettyImages)
Perstorp, the global leader in pro-environment polyols, now introduces a renewable polyol ester (non-phthalate) plasticizer PevalenPro. It will make flexible PVC an even more attractive choice of plastic, based on a significantly lower carbon footprint versus competing materials and technologies. PevalenPro improves the sustainability of PVC without compromise on quality and performance.

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