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Actionable plans in place for reaching Perstorp 2030 sustainability targets
Sustainable solutions provider Perstorp has turned its ambitious sustainability targets for 2030 into actionable roadmaps on the corporate level as well as for each of its production plants, outlining hands-on activities to lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste, save fresh water and enable sustainable transformation throughout the value chain.
Curing, gelling and matting by means of optical systems
The BLK LAMPcure was developed for the highest industrial requirements and can also be supplied in the LED version LEDcure with 365, 3385 or 395nm wavelength for a wide range of applications. Angeling by means of UV or LED technology influences the haptics of the coating even after curing. Additional properties such as a soft-touch surface or an anti-fingerprint effect can be achieved in this way.
Founder and honorary RTE member Urs Laeuppi sadly passed away
Founder and honorary RTE member Urs Laeuppi sadly passed away
IST METZ launches app-based UV measuring device
Anytime and independently: Checking the quality of UV aggregates using UV Analyzer
Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals (CISC) showcases renewable-based ethylene oxide derivatives at ChemExpo India
Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals Private Limited brings its portfolio of renewable-based ethylene oxide derivatives to ChemExpo India 2023 for the first time. Its VITA range of 100% bio-based surfactants and ethoxylated derivatives supporting carbon footprint reduction in multiple market segments, is a key highlight for visitors to Booth B08 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, from April 18-19, 2023.
Archroma announces CEO transition
Archroma, a global leader in sustainable specialty chemicals and solutions for the textiles, packaging & paper, paints and coatings industries, announced its transition plan for the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Heike van de Kerkhof, CEO of Archroma since January 2020, will step down effective April 30, 2023, to focus on other career opportunities. Mark Garrett, a seasoned industry executive, will assume the role of interim CEO. Archroma’s Board of Directors has initiated a comprehensive search process for installing a permanent CEO and has retained a leading executive search firm to evaluate both internal and external candidates.
Clariant additives add up to a better future for plastic at Chinaplas 2023 exhibition
In the upcoming Chinaplas 2023 exhibition to be held in Shenzhen, China on 17-20 April 2023, Clariant will present how its versatile additive solutions are adding extra values and new dimensions for the future of the plastic industry. Highlighted in the Clariant booth will be the new AddWorks PKG 158 that offers huge performance enhancement on packaging, in addition to the AddWorks PKG 906 Circle and AddWorks AGC 970 G stabilizers that are valuable in plastic film recycling and extending its service life. Also in the spotlight will be the highly functional Exolit OP 1400 flame retardant that facilitates mechanical recycling. The high-performing wax additives of Licocare Vita / Licocene Terra, and the sustainability-focused Licocare RBW Vita are the other highlights in the show.
Circular packaging based on Perstorp’s Akestra™ 100 and Akestra™ 110 announced as an endorsed solutions in Europe
The Technical Committee of the Tray Circularity Evaluation Platform (TCEP) of PETCORE Europe has officially endorsed the use of Akestra™ 100 and Akestra™ 110, products manufactured by leading specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp, for the production of heat-resistant PET trays. Furthermore, the committee has recognized that the use of Akestra 100 and Akestra 110 do not have a negative impact on current European PET recycling streams.