Transparency achieved through blockchain technology

DOMO, a leading polyamides solutions provider, Covestro, a major supplier of high-tech polymer materials and Circularise, an innovative transparency start-up, have announced a new collaborative project for circularity in the plastics industry through the use of blockchain technology. The newly formed Circularise PLASTICS project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency within this field. At K 2019 (Düsseldorf, October 16-23), DOMO (hall 5, booth A43) and Covestro (hall 6, booth A75) will discuss the project with customers and look for new partners to join them on this pathway towards full circularity.

SABIC reveals here at K 2019 (Hall 6, Stand D-42) its ambitious global growth strategy for its Specialties business, targeting the company’s vast array of vital technologies that help address hard problems in emerging markets such as electrical mobility, 5G infrastructure and remote healthcare. SABIC’s goal is to grow its Specialties business into one of the top five multi-segment premium specialty chemical companies in the world. Within the high performance engineering resins space, the company will continue to invest in innovation, sustainable technologies and global supply capacity. SABIC’s Specialties business will further enhance the overall customer experience through world-class service and enhanced regional customer support, while strengthening collaborations with OEMs, designers and molders worldwide.

ELIX Polymers has extended its chrome plating portfolio with an ABS/PC very high flow for demanding interior parts of premium Automotive OEMs and a new ABS plating grade for the US market with improved adhesion performance in critical parts.

ELIX Polymers, a leading specialist in high-performance ABS materials, is confirming its commitment in the healthcare sector. It is enhancing the visibility of its quality assurance and key technical services associated with medical-grade pre-coloured ABS compounds.

Hungary’s MOL Group will be showcasing at K 2019 in Düsseldorf a new grade of polypropylene specifically tailored for extrusion blow molding (EBM) that offers excellent optical properties in terms of transparency and gloss. This development means PP can finally compete with PVC or PET when it comes to transparency in EBM applications.

SABIC introduces TRUCIRCLE™ initiative encompassing circular materials and technologies to enable consumer product manufacturers to deliver greater sustainability
SABIC flagship certified circular polymer solutions for sustainable materials take centre stage at K 2019
Ground-breaking product made from wholly recycled mixed plastic waste on display from consumer brand leaders including Unilever and Tupperware Brands

Unique partnership with the sustainable hydrocarbon leader Neste supports launch of renewable olefin feedstock based additives
Clariant introduces 11 new additives based on renewable feedstock under the Exolit® OP Terra and Licocene® Terra brands
Clariant also introduces 2 new natural-based waxes and dispersing agents for engineering plastics and biopolymers: Licocare® RBW 360 TP Vita and Ceridust® 1060 Vita

New EcoCircle initiative – concrete action for a circular plastics economy
Spotlight on mechanical recycling for packaging at Clariant’s first EcoCircle Center of Excellence
Launch of sustainability product suffixes – Aqua, Terra, Circle, Vita

With its two new compound series, FC/CM1 and FC/CM2, KRAIBURG TPE meets the most important set of rules on applications with food contact: Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 (21CFR) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These new series have been especially developed for applications with food contact and additionally provide pleasant touch characteristics and enhanced organoleptic properties. The target applications include reusable packaging, dosing valves and food dispensers.

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