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NEWS Clariant to use Neste renewables


Under a newly-signed partnership agreement, Clariant will use renewable hydrocarbons from Finland’s Neste in product development for its Licocene range of performance poly- mers and waxes. These are widely used in polyolefin plastics, as well as adhesives, coatings and other applications. “This new partnership with Neste is a significant milestone


in providing a sustainable future for Clariant and its custom- ers. It is an exemplary cooperation because it provides a competitive advantage for our customers while making a sustainable impact across the value chain,” said Christian Kohlpaintner, member of Clariant’s executive committee. The raw materials involved are C2


and C3 monomers,


which are ultimately derived from waste and residue raw ma- terials, such as used cooking oil and renewable vegetable oils. The monomers are said to provide drop-in replace- ments for those Clariant currently uses. � www.clariant.com


Chromaflo expands into Mexico


Ohio, US-based colorants maker Chromaflo Tech- nologies has acquired the colourants business of Central de Colores Plásticos (Cecoplas), based in Querétaro, Mexico. Cecoplas has been making colourants for plas- tics compounders for more than 20 years, primarily for the automotive, textiles, shoes and toys sectors. Production will remain at the Querétaro location, Chromaflo said. Scott Becker, president and CEO of Chromaflo, said that the acquisition “is consistent with our efforts in supplying quality colorants and additives for high performance thermo- set products in the Americas’ markets and beyond.” � www.chromaflo.com


14 Neste is producing C2 and C3 monomers from waste cooking and renewable vegetable oils


German plastic packaging market continues to grow


The German Plastics Packaging Industry Association (IK) is forecasting a 5.1% increase in sales and 3.9% increase in volumes for plastic packaging production in 2018. This is ahead of 2017’s figures and will take the sector’s total turnover to more than 4.5m tonnes and a value of close to €15.5bn. Revenue and volume growth is expected in all segments. In some, particularly bottles, this is largely being driven by price increases in raw materials. Revenues in this sector are


expected to rise by 7.9% to just over €2bn. Pouches, carrier bags and big bags are expected to show a volume growth of 6.9%. The projection is “based on generally very good economic conditions in Germa- ny”, according to IK industry expert Inga Kelkenberg. However, the association notes that a survey by GVM shows some compa- nies are struggling with rising energy costs and skill shortages. � www.kunststoffverpackungen.de


Recycling aim for artificial grass


Three Italian companies — Eni subsidiary Versalis, fibre maker RadiciGroup and synthetic turf producer Safitex —are to join forces to make a recyclable artificial grass for sports surfaces. Currently, they say the material goes either to landfill or to incineration. The three firms have carried out lifecycle assess- ments for their own prod-


COMPOUNDING WORLD | December 2018


ucts, quantifying the environmental impacts with scientific data and calcula- tion rules valid in all European countries. The intention is that the material will be collected at end of life, shredded and pro- cessed for other sporting uses — shin guards, elbow pads or bibs — or for items such as garden equipment. Versalis, RadiciGroup, a


maker of fibres, and Safitex, a manufacturer of synthetic grass turf, announced the plan at the Ecomondo green technologies exhibition in early November. The companies said the project has been validated by the independent certification body Certiquality, which has issued Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) certificates. � www.versalis.eni.com


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PHOTO: NESTE


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