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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

C-Grid for better construction

Monday, 23 November 2015

article thumbnailC-Grid is a high-performance reinforcement produced by Chomarat, made by bonding ultra high-strength carbon tow with epoxy resin. It enables precast constructions to be thinner, lighter, more durable...

Recognition for BMW benchmark

Friday, 20 November 2015

article thumbnailAutomotive experts from all over the world are in agreement – the Carbon Core for the body structure of the new BMW 7 Series is currently the ultimate benchmark. At the 17th Global Car Body...


Lignin carbon-fibre composite

Sunday, 08 November 2015

article thumbnailSwedish research institutes Innventia and Swerea SICOMP have worked together to develop the first carbon-fibre composite ‘demonstrator’ from softwood lignin. The investments of recent years in...

PESU adds strength to prepregs

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

article thumbnailHankuk Carbon, a pioneering composites manufacturer based in South Korea, selected Solvay’s high-performance Virantage polyethersulfone (PESU) to improve the toughness, heat resistance and...