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Clariant Additive Masterbatch Makes Black Plastic Packaging ‘Visible’ to Sorting Systems

Tests on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) also showed positive results (see graph). HDPE with CESA-IR shows a curve similar to the uncolored HDPE curve and distinct from the LDPE curve and allowing for easy separation. PET and C-PET sheet and film were also tested by TOMRA Sorting Recycling, with similarly positive results. 
(Graph: Clariant)New Clariant CESA®-IR additive masterbatches are now available to make dark-colored plastics visible to the near-infrared (NIR) sensors used in automated polymer sorting systems. While many companies use black packaging to brand their prestige products, the problems it poses in recycling systems has led to calls for black to be phased out of the palette. The new masterbatches help to resolve that issue and allows increased recycling rates in Europe and elsewhere.

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.

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:

Clariant Masterbatches Establishes Regional Packaging Center in Thailand

Clariant Masterbatches Establishes Regional Packaging Center in Thailand. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Masterbatches is ramping up its support for packaging industry customers in Asia Pacific by creating a Regional Packaging Center (RPC) in it’s Phanthong manufacturing facility in Thailand. The RPC will be introduced during InterPlas Thailand 2019, which is part of Manufacturing Expo being held in Bangkok, June 19 – 22. Clariant is exhibiting on Stand 4B27.

Clariant Expands Range of FDA Compliant Rigid Desiccant Cards for Healthcare Packages 

ADP Plate. (Photo: Clariant)

New, printable ADP Plate molecular sieve desiccant cards (top) and colorful Dri-Card calcium chloride desiccant cards from Clariant Healthcare Packaging offer new moisture protection options for package designers. Both are now available worldwide and are produced under the applicable GMP requirements.Today, Clariant announced a new flat-profile molecular-sieve desiccant, ADP® Plate, along with an expanded line of Dri-Card laminated-film desiccant cards. Both products are FDA compliant.

Perstorp’s non-phthalate PVC plasticizer, Pevalen, obtains FDA approval for food contact applications

Perstorp’s non-phthalate PVC plasticizer, Pevalen™, obtains FDA approval for food contact applications. (Photo: Shutterstock)
As of May 28 2019, Perstorp has obtained FCN 001967 (Food Contact Notification) from the FDA for the use of Pevalen as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) polymers for use in repeated‐use food contact articles.

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