Ascend expands HiDura™ LCPA production capacity

New capacity brought online to meet growing demand HOUSTON – June 9, 2021 – Ascend Performance Materials has expanded production capacity for HiDura long-chain polyamides in its Greenwood, S.C., plant. The multi-million dollar expansion will help the company meet growing demand for its new product line. Launched in Nov. 2020, Ascend’s HiDura PA610 and 612 […]

Environmentally friendly, highly effective and cost-efficient: New halogen-free and new antimony-free FR solutions for the household appliance industry

Alon Tavor, Israel, June 2021 – New flame retardant masterbatches and compounds from Tosaf are either free of halogens such as bromine and chlorine or – for higher processing temperatures – free of antimony. What they all have in common is their very good performance combined with high cost efficiency. Typical applications include injection molded […]

Molecor obtains certification of its “safe protocol against covid-19”

This month, the international company TÜV, specialized in certifications, has granted Molecor the certificate 00/210016 as accreditation of its “Safe Protocol Against COVID-19” in its working centers in Loeches and Getafe, Spain. This certification identifies and accredits the company as a responsible one in which the security measures against COVID19 are complied with and is a valuable support for continuous […]

MULTIVAC inaugurates its Training & Application Center for Slicing & Automation

Wolfertschwenden, 15 June 2021 – Today MULTIVAC officially opened its Training & Application Center for Slicing & Automation (TAC) at the company headquarters. The guests included Stephan Thomae, member of the Bundestag, Alex Eder, Chief Executive of the Lower Allgäu Regional District, and Beate Ullrich, Lady Mayor of Wolfertschwenden. After the guests had been greeted […]

Packaging challenges of rapid urbanisation

OQ has hosted food packaging industrialists at a webinar exploring the contribution that highgrade polymers can make to enhancing environmental sustainability in food processing and packaging during an age of rapid urbanisation. The webinar reflects global concerns raised by the United Nations: a third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted. The UN […]

FRAUNHOFER, SABIC, AND PROCTER & GAMBLE JOIN FORCES IN CLOSED-LOOP RECYCLING PILOT PROJECT FOR SINGLE-USE FACEMASKS

The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE and its Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT have developed an advanced recycling process for used plastics. The pilot project with SABIC and Procter & Gamble serves to demonstrate the feasibility of closed-loop recycling for single-use facemasks. Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT, SABIC and Procter & […]

American Chemistry Council awards Solvay-partner for Indian sustainable guar initiative

Brussels, BELGIUM, June 9, 2021 Solvay’s partner in the Sustainable Guar Initiative, non-profit organization TechnoServe, has received the External Collaborator Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), for its commitment to working collaboratively with ACC members and others throughout the guar supply chain to drive sustainability and innovation. The Sustainable Guar Initiative is an integrated […]

TotalEnergies, MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A. and Froneri announce the commercial launch of bio-based ice cream plastic cups made from Certified Renewable Polypropylene

Paris, June 16, 2021 –TotalEnergies, MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A. and Froneri join forces to develop a sustainable food packaging made from Certified Renewable Polypropylene. The multinational ice cream manufacturer Froneri -Joint Venture between Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream -has placed an order with MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A for 100 million plastic cups made from TotalEnergies […]