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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

Bobbin to preform with PvP

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

article thumbnailTeijin company Toho Tenax has released further details of its new process for the production of highly efficient thermoset carbon fibre composites it is calling Tenax Part via Preform (PvP).  The...

More tote with Textreme

Monday, 27 October 2014

article thumbnailThe latest professional hockey stick introduced by Bauer Hockey, the Supreme Totalone MX3, is reinforced by Oxeon AB’s TeXtreme. TeXtreme spread tow carbon fabrics provide the stick with a light...


New SMC solutions from Owens Corning

Thursday, 16 October 2014

article thumbnailOwens Corning is introducing two new suite of sheet moulding compound (SMC) solutions employing its patented, boron-free Advantex glass. Advantex ME1975, a new glass fibre multi-end roving, is...

Halogen-free FR advances

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

article thumbnailAt the Composites & Advanced Materials Expo – CAMX 2014 – which opened today in Orlando, Florida, Clariant is demonstrating the added sustainability value of its Exolit halogen-free flame...