Polymers


An affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP completes the sale of its investment in ELIX Polymers to Sinochem International

ELIX Polymers Logo. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR045)Sun European Partners, LLP today announces that one of its affiliates has completed the sale of its investment in ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe, to Sinochem International (Overseas) Pte. Ltd. for an enterprise value of €195 million.

SABIC signs memorandum of understanding with PLASTIC ENERGY for supply of recycled feedstock

SABIC signs memorandum of understanding with PLASTIC ENERGY for supply of recycled feedstock.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based PLASTIC ENERGY Ltd., a pioneer in chemical plastics recycling, for the supply of feedstock to support SABIC’s petrochemical operations in Europe. SABIC and PLASTIC ENERGY intend to build a first commercial plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade a valuable feedstock, known as TACOIL, a patented PLASTIC ENERGY product, which will be produced from the recycling of low quality, mixed plastic waste otherwise destined for incineration or landfill . The plant, which is anticipated to enter commercial production in 2021, is a significant milestone for SABIC towards the company’s commitment to establishing a circular economy and, more broadly, its sustainability goals.

SONGWON extends and enhances the value of its antioxidant product range

SONGWON extends and enhances the value of its antioxidant product range.
(Photo: SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd.)To strengthen and add value to its range of stabilizers for polyols and polyurethane, SONGWON has developed and launched a new antioxidant, SONGNOX® 5057.

ELIX Polymers launches product line for consumer sectors with special requirements on safety of use

ELIX Polymers launches product line for consumer sectors with special requirements on safety of use. (Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR021)ELIX Polymers is launching a new line of ABS products under the brand name Chemical Compliance (CC) for applications that include toys, cosmetic containers, and products that come into contact with food. The aim of the new range is to satisfy the requirements of consumers increasingly concerned about the safety aspects of materials that day-to-day products are made from. Reinforced standards applied during production of CC grades will enable ELIX to offer additional guarantees on regulatory compliance during the lifetime of finished products.

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world.A world premiere in the Netherlands: the first PlasticRoad bike path was recently opened in Zwolle, Overijssel. Inventors of the PlasticRoad, Anne Koudstaal and Simon Jorritsma – together with Member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel, Bert Boerman and Alderman William Dogger of the municipality of Zwolle, cycled the first bike path made from recycled plastic. The concept was presented three years ago by road construction company KWS (a Royal VolkerWessels company). Wavin and Total joined forces with KWS in 2016 to develop the concept into a product. A second PlasticRoad bike path pilot in Giethoorn, near the pilot location in Zwolle, will be opened in November.

ELIX Polymers to highlight latest material innovations for key markets at Fakuma 2018

ELIX Polymers to highlight latest material innovations for key markets at Fakuma 2018. (Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR041)The next Fakuma show for the plastics processing industry is just around the corner, and materials supplier ELIX Polymers is readying its offering. Fakuma 2018 will be in Friedrichshafen, southern Germany, on October 16-20, and the speciality ABS supplier will be on Stand 5002 in Hall B5 to shine the light on its latest innovations.

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