Waste Management


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.

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 Catalysts and Wuxi Xiyuan join forces in off-gas treatment for silver-based formaldehyde plants

Clariant’s EnviCat VOC catalyst removes harmful VOCs and carbon monoxide from the off-gases of a formaldehyde plant in Xinjiang. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant’s Catalysts business unit has intensified its collaboration with Wuxi Xiyuan to support China’s formaldehyde producers with innovative, sustainable off-gas treatment. The advanced emission control solution combines a new technology from Wuxi Xiyuan with Clariant’s high-performance EnviCat VOC catalysts, and is specially designed for producers using silver-based processes.

科莱恩在2019年CPCIC大会分享循环经济概念及创新,助力可持续城市化进程

CPCIC十周年伴手礼“我眼中的绿色家园”。(图片来源:由镇江学府路小学二年级一班学生王思雨绘制)科莱恩参加了9月18日至20日在中国杭州举行的第十届中国国际石油化工大会(CPCIC)。作为一家特种化学公司,科莱恩向与会者分享了其对可持续发展和创新的见解,展示了其在可再生能源领域的领先概念和解决方案,以响应中国化学品行业持续支持中国走向更加环保和更具可持续性的经济发展之路。

SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste

SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste.SABIC today introduced its LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the use of recycled resins. These products also offer a smaller cradle-to-gate environmental footprint than virgin PBT resin, as measured by Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Avery Dennison named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies List for 2019

Avery Dennison named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies List for 2019.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR414)Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), was recently recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies List, moving up a rank since the index was first launched in February 2018. The list acknowledges leading U.S. companies, assessed for environmental, social, and corporate governance factors.

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