MATERIALS NEWS

Recycled Materials

Audia Elastomers Develops Thermoplastic Elastomers based on Marine Waste Plastics

The company is working closely with customers to commercially adopt its new marine waste-based TPEs for select end-use applications.
#tpe #sustainability

Compounding

Novel Single-Extruder Line For Direct Long-Fiber Thermoplastics

Dieffenbacher builds single-extruder line for LFT-D to compound recycled materials as powder, chips or pellets.

Engineering Resins

Covestro Launches 2021 Trendy Colors for its PC Resins

Covestro developed the new PC colors in cooperation with leading provider of color standards RAL.
#color

Materials

TPE Compound Used for Sustainable ‘Cotton’ Swabs

Kraiburg TPE’s medical -grade Thermolast M TPE used for injection molded tips of LastObject’s reusable ‘cotton swabs.
#tpe

Additives

Expanded Novel NOR Stabilizer Technology for Agricultural Films from BASF

BASF’s new plant to deliver wider range of NOR UV and thermal stabilizers to benefit growing global agricultural industry.

Additives

Tolsa's Biocidal Additives Demonstrate Viricidal Activity

Tolsa’s Adins Protection additives are powerful biocides active against bacterial, algae and fungi with new viricide performance including Coronavirus types.

Biopolymers

Genomatica to Scaleup Bio-Nylon 6 by 50-Fold with Aquafil to Meet Surging Brand Demand

Biotechnology firm Genomatica teams up with Italy’s nylon 6 fiber producer Aquafil  to build demonstration scale renewable nylon 6 facility.

Recycled Materials

Eastman Partners with Compounder Gruppo Maip to Formulate Biobased and Molecular Recycled Content Plastics for Automotive Interiors

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester and Treva Renew engineering bioplastic to play key role in new Eastman-Gruppo Maip partnership.
#sustainability

Packaging

Danimer Scientific and Eagle Beverage to Produce Biodegradable Drinking Straws for Quick Service Restaurants

  Private label manufacturer Eagle Beverage to use Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA for marine degradable straws and other product categories in the future.

Additives

RTP Acquires Anti-Scratch Additives Patents from TenasiTech

RTP adds to its anti-scratch capabilities for engineering resins with TenasiTech’s nanoparticle additives technology