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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

Best of both worlds from Evonik

Thursday, 16 April 2015

article thumbnailEvonik is planning to introduce mass-produced composites based on hybrid polymer systems said to combine the processability of thermoplastics and the mechanical properties of thermosets.  The...

Accreditation for Teijin carbon lab

Monday, 13 April 2015

article thumbnailThe Teijin Composites Innovation Center (TCIC) in Ehime, Japan, has obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a testing laboratory, strengthening its role as the research and development base for...


Better nests for Capricorn

Thursday, 26 March 2015

article thumbnailJetcam’s Expert nesting software paid for itself in under two weeks for Capricorn Composite, based in Nürburgring, Germany.  Capricorn manufactures prepreg composite parts for the automotive...

Carbon parts in 30 seconds

Thursday, 26 March 2015

article thumbnailIn 2014 Dow Automotive Systems introduced commercial its ultra-fast, under-90-second moulding cycle time Voraforce 5300 resin formulation for carbon fibre composites. This year, the company is...