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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

EcoPaXX integrated crankshaft cover

Thursday, 20 November 2014

article thumbnailRoyal DSM has received a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Innovation Award for lightweight multi-functional crankshaft covermade with its 70% bio-based EcoPaXX high performance polyamide 410. ...

Potential with liquid lay-down

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

article thumbnailSatellite dishes are the latest end products being proposed for nonwovens based on recycled carbon fibre composites – employing the same technology that is used to make various components for the...


Citadel buys TCG

Friday, 07 November 2014

article thumbnailPrivate investment firm Highlander Partners,  based in Dallas, Texas, has completed the sale of The Composites Group (TCG), to composites and plastics compounder Citadel Plastics, headquartered in...

More CNG storage, less weight

Friday, 07 November 2014

article thumbnailThe German Aerospace Center (DLR), working with the  Helmholtz Association, has developed a new composite winding technology to produce the first ever fully manufactured modular and free shapeable...