• 18 July 2023

    In Saudi Arabia, certified circular polymers from pyrolysis oil

    TotalEnergies, Aramco and Sabic have for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa successfully converted oil derived from plastic waste into ISCC+ certified circular polymers. The plastic pyrolysis oil, also called plastic waste derived oil (PDO), was processed at the...
  • 05 July 2023

    Coim at Plast 2023 in the name of efficiency and sustainability

    "Coim approach to sustainability is both integrated - environment economy and society - and, on the product development side, also open. In fact, it takes into account the different opportunities according to which it is possible to develop sustainable policies: raw materials from...
  • 27 June 2023

    Safe and sustainable distribution of electricity thanks to reinforced PA 66

    Leading German producer of power distribution components, Efen came to replace the ceramic in its NG fuse holders and switches with the Latamid 66 H2 G/50-V0HF1 self-extinguishing thermoplastic compound by Lati. Ceramics were the first materials used to insulate parts coming into direct contact with...
  • 27 June 2023

    Sustainable bioplastics according to the EU taxonomy Regulation

    Luminy Polylactic Acid (PLA) bioplastics from Total Energies Corbion successfully meet the stringent criteria of the European Union (EU) Taxonomy Regulation on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The assessment can be found in the newly launched whitepaper titled "Planting the Future with PLA," which...
  • 21 June 2023

    The names of the new Solvay unveiled

    Solvay announced the new names of the future independent publicly traded companies that will result from its planned separation into two industry leaders: Solvay and Syensqo. The new names will be effective upon completion of the planned separation of Solvay, which is on track to be completed in December 2023, following...
  • 21 June 2023

    Monomaterial pouch containing over 95% polypropylene

    Borealis announced the development of a new monomaterial pouch containing over 95% PP and designed for recycling. Developed in collaboration with value chain partners, this more sustainable high barrier packaging format offers a range of benefits for the blown and cast film extrusion...
  • 21 June 2023

    HDPE for tethered caps

    TotalEnergies announced the commercial launch of a new high-density polypropylene (HDPE) resin for tethered cap applications, allowing to reduce material usage, enhance recovery and improve recycling. The new HDPE 20HD07 resin has enhanced mechanical and organoleptic properties...
  • 07 June 2023

    Products from renewable raw materials for the nautical sector

    Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, and Gruppo Boero, a leader in paint products for building and yachting with a specific approach to social responsibility, have begun collaborating on the development of products made from renewable raw materials for the yachting industry...
  • 31 May 2023

    For the 160th anniversary of Solvay a new laboratory with "dry room" in Bollate

    On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the Solvay Group, whose origins date back to 1863 when it was founded by Ernest Solvay in Belgium, the “Citizen Day” were held at all company sites around the world as a series of initiatives and events under the title "For Generations to Come" aimed to celebrate...
  • 24 May 2023

    Rear swing arm for e-bike made of reinforced polyamide

    Two Bergamo-based manufacturers, RadiciGroup and Acerbis, have launched an innovative project, an absolute first in the e-bike market, arising from their desire to create high performance design solutions: specifically, a rear swing arm for electric bikes, for the first time made of polyamide rather than aluminium, allowing...
  • 02 May 2023

    RadiciGroup doubles production capacity in China

    The new RadiciGroup industrial site in Suzhou, China has been officially opened. Designed to double capacity for manufacturing engineering polymers, the area will significantly step up the Group’s presence on the Asian market as a key player serving numerous sectors - from the automotive and electrical/electronics industries...
  • 19 April 2023

    New grade of sustainable polycarbonate

    More sustainable plastics, especially those with increasing proportions of recycled material or biomass and consequently a lower carbon footprint, are increasingly in demand. At the same time, the industry is developing new solutions to achieve circular economy and climate neutrality. Covestro...
  • 14 April 2023

    RadiciGroup at Chinaplas between innovation and sustainability

    RadiciGroup is taking part in Chinaplas with its Specialty Chemicals and High Performance Polymers business areas, reaffirming the importance of the Chinese market for the group, both for the expectations of strong business growth in the Asian area and for the possibility of developing...
  • 29 March 2023

    Polyamides more stable at high temperatures

    Bruggolen TP-H1804 is a new, highly effective heat stabiliser from Brüggemann for use with aliphatic polyamides at continuous service temperatures between 160 °C and 190 °C. It complements Bruggolen TP-H1805, which stabilises reinforced polyamides at temperatures above 200 °C. The masterbatch, supplied in granular form, can be dosed very precisely…
  • 13 March 2023

    German collaboration for sustainable injection moulding

    Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has announced today that it is working together with Arburg, a leading global manufacturer of plastic processing machines, to combine innovative sustainable injection moulding machines with the world’s broadest sustainable styrenics polymer portfolio.
  • 06 March 2023

    PFAS-free polymer processing aid

    The 1001316-N PFAS-Free Polymer Processing Aid (PPA) additive introduced by Ampacet performs as well as fluoro-based PPAs in blown film extrusion for multiple end-use applications.
  • 28 February 2023

    Solvent-free adhesive with lower environmental impact

    Using solvent-free adhesives is one way to reduce the environmental impact of graphics solutions, but the use of such solvent-free adhesives often comes with some performance challenges. A new innovation from Avery Dennison has addressed this challenge by boosting performance alongside reduced environmental impact.