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  • DSM and Neste announce strategic partnership to create high performance materials made from sustainable feedstock November 28, 2020
    Geleen (NL), 27 November 2020 - Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced that it will start a strategic partnership with Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and a forerunner as provider of renewable and circular solutions for the chemical industry, to enable […]
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  • Covestro cooperates with RAL to present trend colours of the RAL Colour Feeling 2021+ system November 28, 2020
    The colour matrix RAL Colour Feeling 2021+ is an important guide to the colour trends that will determine the product, industrial and architectural design of the future. In cooperation with RAL, a leading provider of colour standards, Covestro has introduced 15 trendy colours of this matrix in its polycarbonate plastics. This is the first time the versatile […]
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  • Tosaf optimizes carrier material for low-emission POM masterbatches November 28, 2020
    Karlstein/Germany, November 2020 – Tosaf Color Service’s color, functional and combination masterbatches for POM are now based on particularly low-emission carrier materials. 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 the POM type – are almost […]
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  • SABIC introduces new LEXAN Anti-Fog film for clear safety visors, lenses and goggles in high-humidity front-line work environments November 28, 2020
    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 […]
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  • BOREALIS MAKES PROGRESS TOWARDS “GOAL ZERO” THANKS TO UPGRADED STATE-OF-THE-ART WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IN SCHWECHAT, AUSTRIA November 27, 2020
    EUR 6 million investment in novel filtering system at production facilities in Schwechat, Austria, further minimises risk of plastics loss ­Collaboration helps produce custom-built, multi-stage filtering system ­Step-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 […]
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  • LANXESS again achieves top positions in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices November 27, 2020
    · First rank in Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe; second rank in DJSI World · Upgrade in the ESG ratings of ISS and MSCI
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  • Covestro develops sustainable cast elastomer solution for the offshore industry November 27, 2020
    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 […]
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  • Braskem and Haldor Topsoe achieve first production of bio-based MEG from sugar November 26, 2020
    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 […]
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  • Audi and KIT are working on recycling method for automotive plastics November 25, 2020
    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 […]
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  • From Petroleum to Bioplastics November 25, 2020
    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 […]
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