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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

Wastewater recycling process launched for composites

Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Polymer materials supplier Covestro – formerly Bayer Materials Science – is said to be testing an environmentally friendly process for recycling saline process wastewater in plastics production,...

Monforts to reveal advanced coating technology

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Responding to the demand by the coating segment for composites and textile finishing, German machine builder A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will showcase its latest range of advanced coating machines at...


UK opening for Cytec

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

article thumbnailCytec Industries has opened its new $13 million Application Centre in Heanor, UK, adjacent to its existing manufacturing and R&D sites.  This opening is a key milestone for Cytec in its strategy...

Victrex UK expansions

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

article thumbnailIn order to support identified ‘mega-programmes’ across the industrial and medical sectors, PAEK-based solutions provider Victrex will invest up to £15 million in further downstream...