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  • Tosaf optimizes carrier material for low-emission POM masterbatches

    Karlstein/Germany, November 2020 – Tosaf Color Service’s color, functional and combination masterbatches for POM are now based on particularly low-emission carriermaterials. In addition, the pigments have been optimally selected with regard to their effectiveness. As a result, the low emission data of the starting material – depending on thePOM type – are almost fully retained, […] More

  • SABIC introduces new LEXAN Anti-Fog film for clear safety visors, lenses and goggles in high-humidity front-line work environments

    SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the successful commercialization of LEXAN™ HP92AF Anti-Fog film, targeted especially at demanding COVID-19 protection equipment such as safety face shields and goggles in front-line work environments. The film product features a one-sided coating that extends the time-to-fog even at very high ambient humidity, ensuring long-lasting […] More

  • BOREALIS MAKES PROGRESS TOWARDS “GOAL ZERO” THANKS TO UPGRADED STATE-OF-THE-ART WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IN SCHWECHAT, AUSTRIA

    EUR 6 million investment in novel filtering system at production facilities in Schwechat, Austria, further minimises risk of plastics loss­Collaboration helps produce custom-built, multi-stage filtering system­Step-change filtering system uses best technology and is now fully operational Borealis announces that the upgraded wastewater treatment system at its integrated production location in Schwechat, Austria, is now fully […] More

  • LANXESS again achieves top positions in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

    · First rank in Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe; second rank in DJSI World· Upgrade in the ESG ratings of ISS and MSCI LANXESS’ commitment to greater sustainability is again paying off in fiscal 2020: The specialty chemicals company is at the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe in the “Chemicals” […] More

  • Covestro develops sustainable cast elastomer solution for the offshore industry

    Covestro has developed a sustainable cast elastomer solution that enables the offshore industry to reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint. The polyurethane elastomers are based on so-called cardyon® brand polyols, which contain CO2 and offer the same good performance as corresponding petrochemical-based elastomers. A new technology from Covestro makes it possible to produce these […] More

  • Braskem and Haldor Topsoe achieve first production of bio-based MEG from sugar

    Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and a world leader in the production of biopolymers, and Haldor Topsoe, a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services for the chemical and refining industries, have announced that they achieved their first-ever demo-scale production of bio-based monoethylene glycol (MEG). As a result of the […] More

  • Audi and KIT are working on recycling method for automotive plastics

    A large number of components in automobiles are made from plastics. They have to meet exacting safety, heat resistance and quality requirements. That is why, so far, only petroleum-based materials have been suitable for manufacturing plastic components in automobiles that are subjected to particularly intensive wear. Such materials are not recyclable in most cases. Whereas […] More

  • From Petroleum to Bioplastics

    TU Graz researcher Samir Kopacic wants to help ensure that less plastic and more biodegradable materials are used in the future. And develops its own, paper-based packaging. “We currently have almost 8 billion people on our planet. If we continue to consume as much plastic as we are currently doing, then in the coming years we will […] More

  • Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages relies on resource-saving technology from KHS

    Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB) consistently focuses on reducing its footprint in a region where climate protection is already a matter of survival. This South African bottler gets support through resource-saving technologies from KHS – made in Germany.   Although there are apparently still some people who express doubts about climate change, large parts of Africa in […] More

  • Giving better fire safety to the 5G revolution

    Muttenz, November 23, 2020 – Like 3G, 4G and the wireless standards that went before, 5Gpromises to bring us another leap in communication and connectivity – and this time a particularlyhuge one. Phones will be able to download whole 4k movies in seconds, and streaming becomesultra-smooth. Augmented reality will help us with our shopping decisions, […] More

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