“Only 77 countries currently have legally binding controls on the manufacture, import and sale of lead paint, meaning that it is still permitted in a substantial number of countries, presenting a continuing and future source of lead exposure for children and workers. That’s why we believe the SAICM/Global Environment Facility project, ‘Global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management’, is an important initiative that sustainable and forward-looking companies should support,” said John Dunne, Clariant’s Head of Business Unit Pigments.
“Clariant’s alternatives are both easy-to-disperse powder pigments and pre-dispersed, liquid color concentrates, which can be simply stirred into a clear varnish. The existing equipment in local paint companies is therefore enough to allow lead replacement, meaning that clever reformulation efforts can save on having to invest in any new production hardware. This enables local paint companies to expand the color gamut of their paint significantly without increasing costs. Enhanced sustainability can also lead to cost savings and performance improvements,” continued Dunne.
Cologne, January 20, 2021 – Hard seltzer is already firmly established as a popular, trendy drink in the USA. The alcoholic sparkling water is now sweeping through Europe and the rest of the world. Target-group-oriented marketing concepts and online campaigns have seen this new drink segment set annual growth records in North America since 2018. Manufacturers of these products can rely on the proven Velcorin technology from LANXESS to provide efficient, cost-effective microbiological stability f Read More
Noida, India, 18.01.2021: The Chemicals Business of UFlex Limitedtoday announced securing of a patent (Patent No 354903) on ‘A process for the preparation ofEpoxyEster Resin’ in accordance with the provisions of the Patents Act, 1970.This is the first patent for Chemicals business ever in India and it will be considering applying for a global patent in due course of time.UFlex’ Chemicals Business is a leading manufacturer of Inks, Coatings and Adhesives for flexible packaging, cartons, labels, a Read More
Cologne/Laval, January 15, 2021 – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS intends to further expand its Consumer Protection business and has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire the Theseo group. The French group, headquartered in Laval, is a leading manufacturer of disinfection and hygiene solutions in Europe and Latin America. The products are used in particular in livestock farming to prevent and control diseases. Subject to completion of the transaction, LANXESS will significantly expa Read More
Cleveland, OH, U.S.A – January 15, 2021 – Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions and services, will complete an expansion of existing production capabilities for color concentrates at its Binh Duong site in Vietnam by next month. The move will improve speed-to-market and service level for local customers seeking unique color solutions to enhance aesthetics and appeal of high-quality end products. Read More
Seoul, Korea – January 14, 2021 – CoHaMa Co., Ltd. (CoHaMa) has introduced hand straps made with BASF’s Elastollan® thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Compared with Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Elastollan 1185A 10 HFFR meets industry standards for flame retardancy as per UL94V0 requirements as well as low smoke density and low toxicity, in accordance with EN standard EN45545-2. Read More