Textiles and Fibers


Ascend files first FDA 510(k) submission based on Acteev technology

AscendAscend Performance Materials announced today it submitted its first FDA 510(k) for clearance to market its patent-pending Acteev technology in the United States in a medical device, a surgical mask under a new brand called Acteev Biodefend. Independent laboratory testing has found Acteev materials to achieve greater than 99% efficacy at deactivating bacteria, fungi and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

Clariant’s bio-based additives for biopolymers awarded OK compost INDUSTRIAL & OK biodegradable SOIL certification 

Clariant’s solutions awarded with the OK compost INDUSTRIAL and OK biodegradable SOIL certifications support the development of industrially compostable plastics and biodegradable coatings for agriculture. (Photo: Pixabay)Good news for the development of sustainable compostable products. Clariant’s bio-based processing & dispersing additives for biopolymers used in plastics– Licocare® RBW Vita range, Licolub® FA 1 and Licowax® C – have been awarded the “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate. Awarding test and certification body, TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, also granted toLicocare RBW 102 Vita the “OK biodegradable SOIL” label, which is a key attribute for agricultural applications.

Ascend launches Acteev Protect antimicrobial technology

AscendAscend Performance Materials has introduced Acteev Protect, a breakthrough technology specially formulated to guard against the growth of mildew, fungi and other microbes to keep textiles and nonwoven fabrics fresher for longer.

Clariant launches new bio-based additives to reduce resource consumption in plastic loops at K 2019

Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons are based on sustainably produced bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils. 
(Photo: Neste)Clariant unveils new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change.

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 additives enabling recyclability of plastics waste while sustaining valuable properties

AddWorks PKG 906 Circle supports packaging film producers in recycling their polyolefin manufacturing waste without compromising the packaging film quality and while also increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing process. 
(Photo: Clariant)Through a “Symphony of Collaboration” with partners along the full plastics value chain, Clariant is taking proactive steps in addressing the problem of plastic pollution with new solutions for diverse industry sectors, from packaging – the main use of plastics – to textile floorings and consumer electronics. Complementing its “fit for reuse” solutions announced August 21 where Clariant demonstrated how its additives are recyclable, it now showcases the next level, turning the spotlight on how its additives can make it easier to recycle post-production and post-consumer plastic waste while keeping the material’s performance properties.

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