Polymers


Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world.Zwolle (NL), 12 September 2018 - 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.

SANITIZED (China) Ltd. to Feature Advanced Antimicrobial Additives for Flexible Polymer Applications at Shanghai Trade Fair

Besides thermal stability and compatibility with most formulations, Sanitized® PL 14-32 provides high UV resistance and no yellowing after UV exposure, as well as good water resistance. It protects the target material against the unwanted effects of microbes such as bacteria, mold, mildew, yeast, pink stain and algae. 
(Photos: SANITIZED AG, PR022) Burgdorf/CH, 15 August 2018: The global antimicrobial market is big business. Demand is strong due to increasing public awareness about contamination and infections, and by consumers’ desire for protective solutions. At Cinte Techtexil China 2018, taking place Sept. 4-6 in Shanghai, SANITIZED (China) Ltd. will be showcasing on Booth D25, Hall N1, its long-lasting Sanitized® Swiss antimicrobial protection for flexible polymer applications.

ELIX Polymers publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting its human capital as the key to success

ELIX publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR042)Tarragona, August 09, 2018 – ELIX Polymers, a manufacturer of thermoplastic materials and located at Polígono Sur in Tarragona, has published its Sustainability Report, which aims to provide its stakeholders with a clear understanding of the company’s commitment to transparency and information related to its activity during the 2017 tax year.

Swell Changchun uses platable ELIX ABS P2MC for new FAW-Volkswagen projects

Front grille and logo of the Chinese-built VW Magotan are produced in ELIX ABS P2MC. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR040)Tarragona, June 19, 2018 – A leading supplier of electroplated automotive parts in China has selected ELIX ABS P2MC from ELIX Polymers for several new projects for FAW-Volkswagen Automotive. Changchun FAW Sihuan Swell Auto Parts is making use of the best-in-class plating performance of this specialty grade to produce parts with very good surfaces and with very low scrap rates after the electroplating process.

ELIX Polymers announces a new investment in its Tarragona plant

ELIX Polymers announces a new investment in its Tarragona plant. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR039)Tarragona, June 4, 2018 – The company ELIX Polymers, a thermoplastics manufacturer located in Tarragona's Polígono Sur industrial complex, has announced a new investment amounting to 4 million euros, whose objective is to optimize its ABS powder production facilities.

Total and Polystyvert join forces on the recycling of household post-consumer polystyrene 

TotalBrussels/Montreal, May 2, 2018 – The Polymers Business unit of Total S.A. (“Total”) and Polystyvert, a Montreal-based clean technology startup with an innovative method for polystyrene recycling, today announced the signing of an agreement to work together on the dissolution and purification of household post-consumer polystyrene.

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