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Perstorp strengthens its sustainable offerings with world’s first 100% renewable-based polyols with negative carbon footprint
Leading specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp has launched new grades for two base polyols that are now available with 100% renewable, mass-balanced carbon content. When including the biogenic CO2 uptake[1] from the renewable raw materials, the products will have a negative carbon footprint[2] at the Perstorp gate. Based on a traceable mass-balance concept, Neeture™ N100 (neopentyl glycol) and Evyron™ T100 (trimethylolpropane) are designed to reduce the carbon footprint throughout the value chain and to support the sustainable sourcing of renewable and recycled raw materials.
Black adhesives fully cured with UV light
At SMTconnect in Nuremberg, Germany, the expert for industrial adhesives, Panacol, presents the innovative „Black&Light“-technology, which allows to fully polymerize black epoxy adhesives without resorting to secondary curing mechanisms. The perfect match: UV-LED curing systems by Dr. Hönle AG.
DSM Engineering Materials helps noho launch the next stage of its sustainable furniture portfolio with EcoPaXX®
DSM Engineering Materials today announces the launch of its first collaboration with New Zealand-based direct-to-consumer furniture brand noho: Lightly™ stackable chairs. The new plant- and recycled-based product is the first chair to be manufactured from DSM Engineering Materials’ EcoPaXX® biobased polyamide, which is derived from the castor bean plant. This renewable resource is highly CO2 absorbent while it is growing, giving EcoPaXX® a lower carbon footprint compared to fossil-based alternatives. Combining superior functional performance, optimal durability, and excellent aesthetics with a significantly reduced environmental impact, EcoPaXX® is facilitating noho’s goal of creating furniture that is better for people and the planet.
Retrofittable electrochromic films for windows and glass facades control light incidence
Controlling light and heat radiation through windows and glass facades at the push of a button, saving energy and still maintaining a clear view? Switchable electrochromic films that turn dark but remain transparent are expected to make this possible in the future. The fact that this can also be retrofitted in existing buildings is to be demonstrated by the joint project "EnOB: FLEX-G 4.0.
Natural look, silky and matt surfaces thanks to bio-based, sustainable CERAFLOUR additives from BYK
Natural look, silky and matt surfaces thanks to bio-based, sustainable CERAFLOUR additives from BYK • 100% bio-based • Sustainable • Based on corn starch or rape seed
RadTech Europe opens call for papers for RTE Conference & Exhibition 2023
RadTech Europe, the European association for UV/EB curing technology, is welcoming papers for the 2023 RadTech Europe Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for 17 – 18 October 2023 in Munich, Germany.
Luxurious skin feel and moisture with Clariant’s new natural and versatile Plantasens® Pro LM emollient
As consumers globally show an increasing interest and education in skincare, Clariant has launched its new, natural emollient, Plantasens Pro LM, which provides a luxurious, rich and caring feel to skin during and after application.
UV and LED technology for metal decorating applications
At Metpack, which will take place in Essen from May 2-5, 2023, UV specialist IST METZ will present holistic UV and LED solutions for metal decorating in Hall 2 at Stand 1D22. Thanks to the latest developments and technologies, the world market leader has always had its finger on the pulse for more than 45 years. In Essen, the focus will be on energy efficiency and environmentally friendly curing using UV