Fervent M&A activities and growing imports are shaping the European polymer distribution market

Published: May 2021 AMI, Bristol, 07/06/21 – A new report from AMI Consulting published in May 2021 quantifies and analyses the European polymer distribution market and examines the most recent industry dynamics. The 2021 edition of AMI’s Polymer distribution in Europe report is the result of an extensive research programme, providing a detailed independent assessment of this […]

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 […]

Biesterfeld brings SK Chemicals’ sustainable copolyesters to the global cosmetics industry

SK Chemicals launches new, sustainable product solutions from the ECOTRIA® brand onto the market. Following the successful establishment in the cosmetics industry of ECOTRIA® R100 and ECOTRIA® R200 products, which contain up to 30% PCR material, SK Chemicals and Biesterfeld are now presenting new product types with up to 70% PCR content in the form […]

Registration opens for Label Congress 2021

Three days of high-level conference and masterclass content to runalongside exhibition hall in Rosemont, IL this September. Registration is now open for Label Congress 2021, the first in-personnetworking and educational event for the US label industry since the startof the Covid-19 pandemic. the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Chicago, IL betweenSeptember 29th and […]

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 […]

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 […]