Plastics and Polymers


Clariant making its Additives fit for reuse, halogen-free flame retardant allowing re- and up-cycling of PA6 & PA66

Halogen-free flame retardant Exolit OP enables increased recyclate percentage in E&E & automotive parts at stable flame retardancy. 
(Photo: Clariant)As announced end June, Clariant is taking action to tackle the challenge of plastic pollution with new solutions and proactive steps to create a more sustainable plastics industry through a “Symphony of Collaboration”. Clariant is supporting the industry with environmentally-compatible solutions and in designing materials and products which are easier to separate, recover, and reuse. One way to approach this challenge is to improve our additives, making them fit for re-use while avoiding material performance degradation.

Clariant Masterbatches Helps Packaging Customers Protect and Improve Quality of Recycled Polymers

Clariant Masterbatches Helps Packaging Customers Protect and Improve Quality of Recycled Polymers. (Photo: Clariant)Recognizing that recycling is the foundation of a circular economy, Clariant Masterbatches and its Packaging Market group, is mobilizing considerable resources to help ensure that an ever higher percentage of plastic packaging is recycled.

FoamPartner receives 3M Service Award

Polishing machine. (Photo: Getty Images/baona)
Leverkusen (Germany) / Wolfhausen (Switzerland) / Langenthal (Switzerland), June 2019. As a manufacturer, developer, and processor, the FoamPartner Group, headquartered in Wolfhausen (Canton of Zurich, Switzerland) supplies trade and industry worldwide with foams for a wide range of applications. For many years now, FoamPartner has been a strategic supplier for the US multi-tech corporation- 3M. FoamPartner also supplies its affiliate with more than 40 different polishing and interface pads for use in the automotive branch; some for the OEM, some for sales in the aftermarket trade.

OBoSky® ‒ easy to process, durable and low in emissions

Thanks to their homogenous and fine-pore cell structure, OBoSky® foams from FoamPartner deliver extremely uniform surfaces, ideal in particular for high-quality automotive headliners. (Photo: Getty Images/algre)FoamPartner, specializing in advanced foam solutions, has developed a foam product family characterized by extremely low emission levels for use in automotive headliners with high demands on processability and design.

Clariant Masterbatches Initiative Seeks to Help Make Plastics Packaging More Sustainable

Clariant Masterbatches Initiative Seeks to Help Make Plastics Packaging More Sustainable. (Photo: Clariant)As part of a Clariant-wide program to create a more sustainable plastics industry, the Packaging Market Segment within the Masterbatches Business Unit is working to help brand owners and packaging producers realize their objectives for creating packaging that is more environmentally friendly. Clariant’s comprehensive portfolio of additive masterbatches, together with unparalleled in-house expertise and collaboration with other industry organizations, allows them to offer solutions in four important areas:

New PevalenPro plasticizer gives flexible PVC an environmental boost

New Pevalen™ Pro plasticizer gives flexible PVC an environmental boost. (Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp, the global leader in pro-environment polyols, is launching a new 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. Pevalen Pro not only gives PVC an environmental boost as a renewable true non-phthalate plasticizer but also provides superior performance properties.

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