| Material technology | Holland Colours | Apeldoorn | Netherlands
Holland Colours increases manufacturing capacity to support successful growth
In order to accommodate the strong demand for light blocking colorants in PET packaging for dairy applications, Holland Colours is proudly announcing the expansion of their manufacturing capacity in Asia, at their Surabaya (Indonesia) plant. With this, the company also reinforces its global market…
| Material technology | Clariant | Muttenz | Switzerland
New product range
Clariant Additive Masterbatch makes black plastic packaging ‘visible’ to sorting systems
New Clariant CESA®-IR additive masterbatches are now available to make dark-colored plastics visible to the near-infrared (NIR) sensors used in automated polymer sorting systems. While many companies use black packaging to brand their prestige products, the problems it poses in recycling systems has…
| Material technology | Gabriel-Chemie | Gumpoldskirchen | Austria
Near infrared masterbatch for recycling black and coloured plastics
Plastics' recycling in the EU has increased by almost 80 % since 2006*. During the same period, landfill disposal has significantly declined by 43 %. The problem when it comes up to recycling is the fact that some black and coloured plastic items do not get recognized by detecting/sorting machines.…
| Material technology | PolyOne | Avon Lake, OH | United States
New black colorants: Polyone support circular economy, turn former waste into recyclable packaging
PolyOne launched a new portfolio of infrared- detectable black colorants for plastic packaging, which will allow formerly unrecyclable black waste plastic to be properly sorted at recycling facilities. These colorants will help black packaging support the circular economy by enabling them to be…
| Material technology | Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co. KG | Lichtenfels | Germany
Lifocolor Masterbatches: New production plant in Lichtenfels, Germany
Thermoplastic masterbatch manufacturer, Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co. KG is investing EUR 20 million in the expansion of its parent plant in Lichtenfels. Ground was broken in July 2019 and the planned construction schedule is 18 months.
| Material technology | XG Sciences | Lansing, MI | United States
XG Sciences and Niagara Bottling Partner to drive Graphene enhanced PET innovations in the Food & Beverage Packaging Industry
XG Sciences, Inc. (XGS), a market leader in designing advanced materials using xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets, announced that it has entered into an Intellectual Property License, Joint Development and Commercialization Agreement with Niagara Bottling, LLC, a market leader in beverage packaging…
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