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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


Boom airliner to use carbon composites

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article thumbnailPARIS – At this year’s Paris Air Show, Boom Technology showcased the first prototype of its new XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator airliner. The company, which says the airliner will reach record...

Hexcel to supply Airbus helicopter composites

Friday, 23 June 2017

article thumbnailPARIS – Hexcel Corporation has been selected to supply composite materials for the new Airbus H160 helicopter. Hexcel will be providing reinforcements, prepregs, adhesives and honeycomb materials...


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EU event maps out sustainable composites plan

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Association of the European Composites Industry (EuCIA) recently held a conference in Brussels to examine the increasing role that composites will play in creating a more sustainable Europe....

Pultruded natural fibres for cleaner air

Friday, 18 December 2015

article thumbnailThe four-year OSIRYS project is developing natural fibre-based composites for façades and interior partitions that will improve indoor air quality in both new builds and restoration...


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