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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

SGL and BMW to double production

Monday, 14 April 2014

article thumbnailBMW and SGL plan to invest a further €100 million in the expansion of carbon fibre production because the German car maker will need to build more than 100,000 of its electric ‘i’ vehicles in...

Braiding and RTM a winning combination

Monday, 07 April 2014

Several research institutions in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany have been working on intelligently combining  different materials and processes to create efficient new composites...


Changing the game in aircraft interiors

Monday, 24 March 2014

article thumbnailSMTC plans to construct a full-scale maufacturing plant in 2015 in Bouferre, France, for the revolutionary Dynatech thermoplastic sandwich panel system it introduced at the recent JEC Composites show...

It’s a steal for biocomposite beauty

Friday, 21 March 2014

article thumbnailThe first concert-level ukelele made entirely from biomaterials was exhibited at this year’s JEC Composites Innovation Showcase in Paris. Lingrove Composites combined Bcomp’s low-crimp ampliTex...