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Collaborative Mold Design Experiment Based on Clariant's Color Trends
Mold texture specialist and Clariant investigate interaction of social trends, color and textures. 

E-commerce packaging is driving the need for extra protection

Packaging: Protection and Sustainability in a Single Pack
E-commerce explosion and the growing preference for fresh products are raising the bar of packaging protection capabilities, while keeping the track on sustainability.

Clariant Now Offers Custom-Colored Engineering Resins In Smaller Quantities
Company aims to fill the gap as resin companies rationalize product lines.

Clariant Opens Rotomolding Lab
A full-scale rotomolding machine will help with application-specific color matching.

K 2013 Preview: Materials & Additives
The K 2013 show will present a broad range of engineered plastics materials, including thermoplastic composites, as well as additives. Automotive and electronic applications will be the main targets, as well as medical, packaging, lighting, and construction.

Glass-Like Colored COC for Pharma Packaging, Medical Devices
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, Holden, Mass., and Topas Advanced Polymers, Florence, Ky., is bringing bright, clear colors to pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices made of TOPAS cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). Clariant’s new precolored compounds and color concentrates are part of the Mevopur family of products developed for companies whose applications require risk control, product consistency, and regulatory compliance. “Topas COC has become the material of choice for pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices,” says Barbara Canale, healthcare market-development manager for Topas Advanced Polymers. “It offers high shine even in thick sections and, unlike resins such as polycarbonate and polyester, has a non-reactive surface.

Clariant Creates Liquid Colors Unit
Clariant Masterbatches Div., Holden, Mass, has created the Rite Systems Business Unit to produce liquid colorants at three U.S. plants it acquired from Rite Systems, Inc. last year. (800) 782-7333 • www.clariant.com

Clariant Acquires Liquid-Color Producer
Swiss-based Clariant has acquired the combined companies of Rite Systems, Inc. and Ricon Colors, Inc.

PLA resin blends

Enhancing Biopolymers: Additives Are Needed for Toughness, Heat Resistance & Processability
Plastics are going “green,” but they will need some help to get there. Biodegradable polymers derived from renewable resources are attracting lots of interest and publicity, but that enthusiasm is counterbalanced by persistent questions of availability, cost, performance, and processability. All these issues are inter-related: Increasing demand will lead to more capacity, which will presumably lead to lower prices. But the foundation is market demand, which ultimately depends on whether biopolymers will have the performance properties and processability to compete with existing non-renewable plastics.

Impact modifiers and processing aids for PLA

Additives and Colorants Score Dramatic Advances
Among the host of new additives at K 2007 were a number of unusual entries: additives to add scratch resistance or reduce odor, leaps ahead in PP clarifying, specialized antioxidant protection for nanocomposites, a growth enhancer for greenhouse films, and a naturally free-flowing TiO2. In addition, “Green” was the theme of exhibits that highlighted “all-natural” additives for biopolymers, and colors to enliven recycled resins.

Cereplast Biopropylene

New Starch-Based Bioplastics Arrive
Two new families of starch-based bioplastics are coming to the U.S. market.

Ciba’s Irgaclear XT-386 clarifyingnucleating agent

New Additives and Colorants To Debut at K 2007
The world’s largest plastics show next month in Dusseldorf will highlight an unusual mix of new polymer additives, including some based on novel chemistries that reportedly set new levels of performance.

Micro-molding gives way to nano-molding

Headlines for the Next 50 Years
Ever wonder what it would be like to get tomorrow’s newspaper today? After reviewing the most important technical developments of the past 50 years in our October issue, we asked industry experts to help us imagine the biggest headlines in plastics from now to 2055. What we got was a mixture of predictions of what will happen and a wish list of what should happen.

Cell phone cover

Colorant Makers Expand Services to Speed Customers' Product Development
Independent color-concentrate producers have been expanding the range of services they offer beyond simple color matching.

Edge tear of WPC boards

Wood-Filled Plastics: They Need the Right Additives for Strength, Good Looks, and Long Life
Wood-plastic composites, or WPCs, are already a 1.3-billion-lb market and are growing at 20% annually.

Product Categories of Clariant Masterbatches

Color Concentrates, Liquid or Paste
Color Concentrates, Solid
Custom Compounding, Formulating--Thermoplastics