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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

Higher and longer with TeXtreme

Thursday, 27 August 2015

article thumbnailCobra Puma Golf’s new King LTD golf driver has an extremely light crown due to the employment of TeXtreme carbon fibre reinforcement from Oxeon AB.  This allows weight to be redistributed to the...

Honeycomb for aerospace

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

article thumbnailTRB lightweight Structures, based in Huntingdon, UK, is launching a new aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for aerospace interior applications.  Cellite 840 panels are...


Major aerospace merger

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

article thumbnailGKN, based in Redditch, UK, is to acquire Netherlands-headquartered Fokker Technologies Group from Arle Capital for €706 million. Fokker designs and manufactures composite structures for the...

Gel spinning route to stronger carbon fibre

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

article thumbnailA research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new technique for spinning polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin to give higher strength and modulus to carbon fibres. The work is...