Plastics and Polymers


Clariant and Polymateria launch partnership to bring new Biotransformation technology to market in South East Asia

Chai Mui Tek, Head of Sales & Marketing Southeast Asia (Polymateria), Jonathan Sieff, Chairman & Founder (Polymateria), Dr. Achintya Sen, Head of Innovation India (Clariant), Dr. Jan Sueltemeyer, Global Head of Innovation & Sustainability (Clariant) and Niall Dunne, CEO (Polymateria).
(Photo: Clariant)Polymateria, a British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics, has announced a partnership with Clariant, one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies, to bring its new Biotransformation technology to market in South East Asia. The announcement was made at the K Show in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Clariant launches new bio-based additives to reduce resource consumption in plastic loops at K 2019

Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons are based on sustainably produced bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils. 
(Photo: Neste)Clariant unveils new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change.

Clariant’s latest ‘Symphony of Collaboration’ initiatives & sustainability designators make K 2019 debut 

Clariant reinforces its proactive commitment to deliver viable, innovation to the plastic waste challenge. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant prioritizes sustainability and collaborative action at K 2019 in several new initiatives supporting greater circularity and resource-efficiency for the plastics industry launched at the show.

Welcome black! Clariant launches NIR-detectable black colorants for a wide range of recyclable polymers at K 2019

Black and grey plastics packaging colored with Clariant’s new NIR-identifiable black colorants to support the sorting process in recycling. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant gives the recycling potential of black plastics a much-needed boost. At K 2019, it will launch the first range of near infrared (NIR)-detectable black pigments and dyes applicable to a wide variety of recyclable plastics. The extension adds another step in the right direction addressing the sorting challenge of high-appeal black packaging for recovery and recycling facilities.

Clariant partners with ExxonMobil and Plastivaloire to expand palette of colors for auto interiors

New color catalogue for Automotive application. 
(Photo: Clariant)Collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, polymer producer ExxonMobil, and Plastivaloire Group, a specialist in automobile interior design, has produced a huge new family of colors that can be expected to change the look of car interiors dramatically in the next few years. The colors are being introduced during a special technical presentation on the ExxonMobil stand (Hall 10 / 10.1 ) at K 2019, the international plastics trade fair being held October 16 – 23 at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany. Presentations are scheduled for October 16, 17 and 22, at noon, 15:00 and noon, respectively.

Clariant Masterbatches and BMW to present automotive weight-saving success story at K 2019

BMW 3 Series containing HYDROCEROL in its dashboard. 
(Photo: BMW group)Clariant will focus attention on improving automotive sustainability when it hosts a presentation by Joachim Melzig, Dipl. Ing. Kunststofftechnik, BMW Group, during K 2019, the international plastics trade fair being held October 16 – 23 at Messe Dusseldorf in Germany. Entitled “Injection molding of structural foam. A Clariant and BMW success story” the presentation takes place on the Clariant stand (Hall 8a / J11) on Friday, 18 October, at 2:30 pm.

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