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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

Fluid moulding system installed

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

article thumbnailQuickstep Holdings, based in Sydney, Australia, has announced that its €4.24 million contract to deliver the first Qure technology to a commercial client is nearing completion. The Qure technology...

CLIP 3D process is revolutionary says Ford

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

article thumbnailFord has announced details of its early access to Carbon3D’s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology. Last December Ford began testing a pre-release version of Carbon3D’s first...


Hemp booms in composites

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

article thumbnailThe industrial hemp business is growing every year with the strong fibres increasingly used for insulation materials and biocomposites, mainly in automotive interiors. Hemp food products are...

Voith prepares for Audi supply

Monday, 15 June 2015

article thumbnailAudi AG has placed an order with Voith for the high-volume production of a carbon-based composite for a future Audi model. The two companies are jointly completing the manufacturing ramp-up for the...