Asahi Kasei Becomes a Member of European Bioplastics

Asahi Kasei joined European Bioplastics (EUBP), an association of companies involved in bioplastics, in June 2022. Founded in Germany in 1993, EUBP has around 70 member companies from the entire bioplastics value chain. Greater Value Creation in the Area of Environment EUBP aims to advance the economic and regulatory framework in Europe to allow for …

Polyplastics Introduces Eco-friendly LFT Resins Made of Regenerated Cellulose Fibers

Polyplastics Group has announced the introduction of PLASTRON® LFT which are made of specially formulated regenerated cellulose fibers. The eco-friendly PLASTRON® LFT provides weight reduction plus mechanical strength, enabling manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprint and meet today’s sustainability demands. LFT Resins with Balance of Physical Properties Eco-friendly resins that incorporate natural fibers, starch, wood powder, and other …

DSM Sets New Sustainability Targets to Achieve Net-zero Emissions

Royal DSM announces that it pledges to purchase all of its electricity worldwide from renewable sources as well as further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its own operations faster with stringent new 2030 sustainability targets. Reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 Emissions The new 100% renewable electricity ambition is a significant upward revision from …

LyondellBasell Invests in Circular Plastics Fund to Advance Circular Economy

LyondellBasell announces its investment in a Circular Plastics Fund led by global venture fund Infinity Recycling. This investment expands the company’s venture capital activities to help eliminate plastic waste in the environment and advance the circular economy. “By investing catalytic capital in funds such as Infinity Recycling’s venture fund, we promote the collaboration required to propel …

LANXESS’ Composites Make Electric Skateboards Ultra-thin and Lightweight

Electric components such as the battery and the motors that drive the wheels, need to be housed in very confined spaces to keep the board light, compact and easy for the rider to handle, LANXESS can help in that regard. One example is provided by the OKMOS SL-01 electric skateboards from EMI SAS, a family business based …

Trinseo Halts the Sales Process of their Styrenics Business

Trinseo, a specialty material solutions provider, announced it has decided to pause the sale of its styrenics business. Impact of Ukraine War In November 2021 the Company announced that it had begun work to explore the divestiture of the Business and subsequently launched a formal sales process in the first quarter of 2022. The scope …

HEXPOL TPE’s New Circular TPEs Based On Post-Use Maritime Ropes

International TPE compounder HEXPOL TPE has added to their growing portfolio of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) materials containing recycled content. The new Dryflex Circular MWR TPEs contain recyclate coming from post-use maritime ropes. Recycling Ocean Waste For the MWR raw materials, HEXPOL TPE is working with PLASTIX A/S, a Danish plastic recycling company specialising in sorting …

Arkema to Increase Global Manufacturing Capacity of Elastomers

25% Increase in Elastomer Production Arkema announces a 25% increase in its global Pebax® elastomer production capacity by investing in Serquigny in France. This investment will notably enable increased production of the bio-circular Pebax® Rnew® and traditional Pebax® ranges. This new capacity will produce a variety of highly specialized grades to meet growing demand in numerous demanding …

Covestro to Expand Production Capacities for TPU Films in Germany

Covestro is expanding its production capacities for thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Films in the Platilon® range, as well as the associated infrastructure and logistics. To this end, the company is investing a low double-digit million-euro amount in its German center of excellence for the aforementioned films in Bomlitz, Lower Saxony. This site of Epurex Films, a …

Solvay Launches Sustainable Polymer Series for Precision Electronics

Solvay launches the Kalix® 10000 series, an ideal structural material for precision electronics components used in smart devices, to complement its Kalix® product line. The newest HPPA-based material is set to take both performance and sustainability to the next level. An Ecological Solution by Solvay The Kalix® 10000 series , a partially bio-based material made with renewable feedstock …