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 …

ExxonMobil and Partners to Recycle Flexible Plastics into Food-grade Packaging

SEE, ExxonMobil, and Ahold Delhaize USA have announced their collaboration on an advanced recycling initiative, the first of its kind in the U.S. The project recycles flexible plastics from the food supply chain and remakes them into new, certified circular food-grade packaging. The initiative is expected to begin this summer and scale over time. Food-grade …

RadiciGroup to Acquire Engineering Plastics Business of Ester Industries

RadiciGroup has invested approximately EUR 35 million in the acquisition of the Engineering Plastics business of Ester Industries Ltd., an Indian company founded by the Singhania family in 1985 and currently listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Besides engineering polymers, Ester Industries Ltd. has a strong market presence in polyester packaging films, a business the …

New Partnership to Supply Sustainable ABS for Carbon-efficient Products

AnQore, OCI and ELIX Polymers have announced that a major European consumer goods manufacturer will use ELIX E-LOOP ABS, a step that will substantially reduce the carbon footprint of its products and contribute to a more sustainable value chain. The ABS is based on Econitrile, a sustainable version of acrylonitrile launched by AnQore, which in turn is produced …

Neste to Commercialize Chemical Recycling of Liquefied Waste Plastic

Proceeding on the target of commercializing chemical recycling of waste plastic, Neste is conducting a feasibility study to examine investing in capacity for processing liquefied waste plastic at its refinery in Porvoo, Finland. The goal is to scale up processing capabilities for liquefied waste plastic by implementing proprietary technologies to pretreat and upgrade liquefied waste plastic …