SQlab has chosen Supersoft TPE for optimum pressure distribution in cycling shorts

Finding the right combination takes you further ahead – as in the cycling shorts made by SQlab. Premium fabric, extremely dense foam plastic and TPE gel pads make the difference. 
(Image: © 2021 SQlab)The sports sector is booming and more people than ever are cycling on the streets in Germany. Whether or not it’s boosted with electric power, getting about on two wheels is popular, with a 2020 Fahrrad-Monitor survey showing that 85% of participants say fitness is their reason for cycling, while more than two-thirds of the participants put the emphasis on environmental protection. At the same time, there is growing demand for high-quality equipment that will have a positive effect on the cycling experience. Top of the list: Cycling shorts. The garment has to be stylish, made of functional material and, above all, it needs to be smartly padded. Whether it’s for extended tours or racing – to prevent bike tours from turning into hell rides, SQlab, a Munich company, has selected Supersoft TPE for its new shorts padding. The result is outstandingly high-quality, ergonomic, and durable trouser pads – so you can concentrate on just enjoying the cycling.

SABIC first in industry to launch circular polycarbonate produced from post- consumer mixed plastic, based on advanced recycling

Bales of collected post-consumer mixed plastic, ready to be upcycled.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of its certified circular polycarbonate (PC) resin and blends made from the upcycling of post-consumer mixed plastic - a first in the industry. This solution, based on advanced recycling, demonstrates SABIC’s ongoing commitment to drive towards a circular economy for plastics, by increasing the availability of more sustainable products.

Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI

Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR061)Ascend Performance Materials has successfully challenged a lithium-ion battery technology patent held by Samsung SDI. In a final written decision, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that all of the challenged claims were invalid for multiple reasons.

New CEO at SANITIZED AG: Michael Lüthi to assume leadership of the SANITIZED AG company group

CEO SANITIZED AG, Michael Lüthi. 
(Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR038) Michael Lüthi, a member of the founding family, will become the CEO of the SANITIZED company group on August 1, 2021. He will take over the position from Urs Stalder, who will join the administrative board after working for the company for over 30 years.

SABIC’s new LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds deliver exceptional warpage control, laser welding capability allowing design freedom for improved signal transmission for ADAS radar covers

To help meet the need for high-performance materials that can optimize the capabilities of today’s higher-frequency (>75 GHz), millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar units, SABIC is launching two new materials, LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ WFC06I and WFC06IXP compounds, for the front and back covers (respectively) of these next-generation radar units.As urbanization propels the development of self-driving technology and broader implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automotive OEMs and tiers are actively seeking high-performance materials that can optimize the capabilities of today’s higher-frequency (>75 GHz), millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar units. To help meet this need, SABIC is launching two new materials, LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ WFC06I and WFC06IXP compounds, developed for the front and back enclosure covers (respectively) of next-generation radar units. The new glass fiber-reinforced polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) grades offer a very low dissipation factor (Df) and dielectric constant (Dk) to help support the transmission of higher-frequency radar signals. They also feature super-low warpage that allows designers to potentially create new, thinner covers that improve signal transmission. Furthermore, these new SABIC products can contribute to efficient radar unit assembly by supporting high-speed, high-precision laser welding. In fact, LNP THERMOCOMP WFC06I compound provides excellent laser transmission performance among PBT materials currently available.

Mondi rolls out its range of sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for growing online grocery delivery services across Central Europe

Mondi rolls out its range of sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for growing online grocery delivery services across Central Europe. (Photo: Mondi, PR189)Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, is rolling out a comprehensive portfolio of corrugated packaging solutions for the online grocery market across Central Europe. Using its wealth of experience in eCommerce packaging, Mondi has created clever new solutions for the diverse needs of grocery retailers who can now deliver a variety of goods, from perishable food to wine bottles in fit-for-purpose packaging. All boxes in the eGrocery portfolio are fully recyclable and meet customers' requirements of sustainability, cost efficiency and product protection.

Guardian Glass Demonstrates Global Leadership With New UL Product Lens Certification

GuardianGuardian Glass is the first float glass manufacturer to achieve UL Product Lens™ Certification, covering three global product categories: Uncoated Float Glass, Sputter (Vacuum) Coated Float glass (including Commercial SunGuard® and residential ClimaGuard® products) and UltraMirror™ products.

ELIX Polymers presents its 2020 Sustainability Report with a renewed approach

ELIX Polymers presents its 2020 Sustainability Report with a renewed approach.
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ELIX Polymers has published its 2020 Sustainability Report. This document presents a novel approach compared to previous versions, as it introduces ELIX’s 2030 Sustainability Strategy in order to progress to the full integration into its activity of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to ensuring their fulfilment. The 2020 Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the core option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the main international framework of reference for preparing documents of this type.

The continuous wave of innovation at Tsunami Medical

Tsunami Medical Giannutri direct lateral expandable cage 
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR051)When we last caught up with Stefano Caselli, founder and CEO of Tsunami Medical, in November 2020, he outlined his vision to drive spinal technology innovation forward using GE Additive’s laser-based (DMLM) metal additive technology.

Solvay Introduces New KetaSpire® PEEK Grade for Precision ABS/ESC Brake & E-Mobility Components

Solvay Introduces New KetaSpire® PEEK Grade for Precision ABS/ESC Brake & E-Mobility Components. (Photo: Solvay, PR002)
Solvay has announced the launch of a new grade of KetaSpire® PEEK, KT-850 SCF 30, designed for precision brake system and e-mobility electronic pump components. The product was developed to provide better sealing performance over standard 30% carbon fiber filled PEEK grades.

INEOS Styrolution’s Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50 used in TUPLUS’s new range of travel luggage

INEOS Styrolution’s Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50 used in TUPLUS’s new range of travel luggage. (image courtesy of TUPLUS, 2021)INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has announced today that TUPLUS, a high-end manufacturer and designer of stylish, functional luggage, has selected Terluran ECO GP-22 MR50. The new product will help advance the company’s efforts in reducing carbon footprint of its products and promoting a more environmentally conscious mode of travelling.

Sirap selects INEOS Styrolution’s new mechanically recycled polystyrene for sustainable packaging solution

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, and Sirap Group, a leader in sustainable food packaging solutions, announced today to incorporate the new mechanically recycled Styrolution® PS ECO, a 100% recycled polystyrene, for new food packaging solutions.

SABIC launches ISCC certified LEXAN polycarbonate film & sheet based on renewable feedstock

As the industry’s first supplier of polycarbonate structured forms and shapes, SABIC Functional Forms is offering a range of LEXAN™ film and sheet products based on polycarbonate resin partially sourced from certified renewable feedstock. The materials connect with the company’s TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio and have a significant potential for reducing both fossil depletion and carbon emissions.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced that its Functional Forms plant in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, has been accredited under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS scheme for providing a new range of LEXAN™ film and sheet products based on certified renewable feedstock. The new film and sheet product offering connects with the company’s existing TRUCIRCLE™ initiative and responds to a globally growing demand for further sustainable material solutions in an increasingly more circular plastics economy.

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