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New colour masterbatch choices from Clariant
Saturday, 30 October 2010

With the addition of a new line of masterbatches that comply with standards governing compostability and ecotoxicity, producers of products and packaging made from biopolymers have a wider range of options in colour and performance-enhancing additives.
Renol-compostable colours and Cesa-compostable additive masterbatches incorporate conventional (non-natural) additives and pigments in a biopolymer carrier resin. Testing of the ingredients, completed in the independent laboratories of OWS in Belgium determined that the materials can comply with EN 13432:200 – the widely recognized standard for heavy-metal content and plant-toxicity.

 

Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You’ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor


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Expanded range for TFP

Monday, 23 February 2015

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