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Biodegradable and effective chelating agent from Nouryon

Biodegradable and effective chelating agent from Nouryon

Dissolvine® GL is a high-performing chelating agent produced from monosodium L-glutamic acid (MSG) which is a biobased naturally occurring amino acid.

Readily biodegradable and offers a high solubility over a wide pH range without sensitizing human skin.

Dissolvine® GL meets the requirement as a safer chemical by the U.S. EPA’s Design for the Environment program and CleanGredients as well as being recognized as safe by numerous international institutions.

Paxymer – halogen free (non-halogenated) flame retardant synergist

Paxymer – halogen free (non-halogenated) flame retardant synergist

Paxymer is a patented, green, synergistic flame retardant technology for polyolefins. Paxymer is compatible with halogen free technologies for polyolefin plastics. Paxymer boost the performance of the halogen free flame retardants - allowing for lower dosage of additive and total FR with maintained burning performance. Paxymer offer cost savings of up to 20% and improvement in mechanical and processing properties.

Multi Daily is an ecological cleaner free from harmful chemicals

Multi Daily is an ecological cleaner free from harmful chemicals

Multi Daily is a highly concentrated interior and floor cleaner for daily use.

For all water resistant surfaces.

No rinsing necessary.

Both for manual use and floor scrubbing machines.

Fresh lemon perfume.

EU Ecolabel & Cradle to Cradle.

Green Polyurethane™ - Zero Isocyanates, Zero VOC

Green Polyurethane™ - Zero Isocyanates, Zero VOC

Hybrid Coating Technologies has developed "Green Polyurethane™" -- a safer, hybrid polyurethane for use in composities, coatings, foam, adhesives and sealants. Instead of using isocyanates, which cause skin and breathing problems and workplace asthma, the technology uses a hardener that contains a patented biodegradable "Hydoxy Urethane Modifier." The technology is in production and currently being sold in the USA, South America and Europe. 

good natured Plant-Based Desk Accessories

good natured Plant-Based Desk Accessories

From paper clip dispensers and pencil holders, to stackable desk trays and vertical file holders, all our desk accessories are made with 85% plant-based materials.

IQ One - homogeneous non-PVC thermoplastic floor

IQ One - homogeneous non-PVC thermoplastic floor

iQ One is a new generation of resilient flooring, the only homogeneous floor range on the market to be certified Cradle to Cradle™ Gold. Its innovative non-PVC formula strikes the perfect balance between aesthetics, flexibility and strength. As part of the iQ range, this high-performance thermoplastic floor offers extreme durability as well as superior wear, stain and abrasion resistance for all heavy-traffic areas. No need for polish or wax, a simple dry-buffing is enough to restore this floor's original appearance. Available in 38 colours with coordinated non-PVC unicolour welding rods.

Biodegradable Loose Fill – FARMfill

Biodegradable Loose Fill – FARMfill

FARMfill is a loose fill that alternates the traditional loose fill produced from expanded polystyrene. This product is made completely from corn and contains no petroleum based ingredients.
True non-phthalate plasticizer for close to human use: Pevalen™

True non-phthalate plasticizer for close to human use: Pevalen™

Pevalen™ is a true non-phthalate plasticizer with uncompromising performance. It is the perfect choice for sensitive applications, such as products in direct human contact, e.g. apparel and accessories, sports & leisure products, automotive interiors or other indoor applications such as floors or wall coverings in homes and public spaces.

Pevalen™ (chemical name pentaerythritol tetravalerate or PETV) has a unique performance not matched by any other plasticizer product with high plasticizing efficiency in combination with low migration and volatility. The unique combination of properties and its total-cost efficiency makes it a versatile and often superior plasticizer for both suspension and emulsion applications such as molded parts, films & sheets, coated fabrics - including artificial leather and other plastisol applications.

good natured Plant-Based Compost Bins

good natured Plant-Based Compost Bins

Compost collectors are made with 90% plant-based materials.

Fully porous fluorine free functional membrane

Fully porous fluorine free functional membrane

We offer a patented platform technology to produce fully porous, waterproof and highly breathable membranes. Our final membranes are a two phase composite of the chosen polymer and stearic acid, a naturally occuring fatty acid. The process allows recycling of all used solvents and only uses a hard salt template and any acid for pore forming.

Green Chrome Technology - Cr (VI) Free - Alternative to Electroplating.

Green Chrome Technology - Cr (VI) Free - Alternative to Electroplating.

Decorative elements and surface engineering are contributing significantly in creating recognition values between brands in automotive industry but also in general engineering applications.

Chrome surfaces in different glossiness grades are applied on polymer substrates for interior and exterior trims. Different technical specifications like corrosion and scratch resistance but also resistance to thermal loads and solar radiation need consideration.

The increasing awareness for human health and environment protection is leading to industrial processes complying with current and coming regulations. Cromatipic® is an environmental friendly and Cr(VI) free technology for plastic metallization. The 2-layer-system (lacquer+PVD) is recognized as alternative for automotive and general engineering applications.

Prevent mold and mildew with natural ingredient from the ocean

Prevent mold and mildew with natural ingredient from the ocean

Tidal-Tex™ uses the power of the ocean to naturally prevent mold and mildew from growing!

How? Chitosan.

Nofia® Homopolymers - Halogen Free Polymeric Flame Retardants for Plastics

Nofia® Homopolymers - Halogen Free Polymeric Flame Retardants for Plastics

Nofia homopolymers have an exceptionally high limiting oxygen index of 65%, which makes it particularly well suited to be used as Flame Retardant additives. Nofia homopolymers are transparent, high flowing polymers with a glass transition temperature of about 90-105°C. The different grades have different molecular weights.

Exolit® OP non-halogenated flame retardants – Patented chemistry for more safety

Exolit® OP non-halogenated flame retardants – Patented chemistry for more safety

The Exolit® OP products are phosphorus-based flame retardants that allow polyamide and polyester compounds to achieve stringent fire safety standards such as the UL94- V0 rating down to thin thicknesses and for all colors.

Halogen free flame retardant for PP applications - HFFR 00228 PP

Halogen free flame retardant for PP applications - HFFR 00228 PP

HFFR 00228 PP is recommended for PP applications where low halogen level are required (Under 2000,1500,1000 PPM). Let down ratio : 2.5-5% for for UL 94 V2 , IEC 61386 , LPS 1207 etc

good natured Recyclers & Waste Bins

good natured Recyclers & Waste Bins

All our recyclers and waste bins are made with 90% plant-based material.

Fully Compostable Flexible Packaging

Fully Compostable Flexible Packaging

TIPA’s innovative packaging is just as transparent, durable and impermeable as ordinary plastic packaging. However, unlike other commonly used materials on the market that can take up to 500 years to break down, TIPA's packaging biologically decomposes in a composter in up to 180 days and becomes a valuable fertilizer for soil.

Bio-based 5-HMF as formaldehyde substitute in UF, MF and PF resins

Bio-based 5-HMF as formaldehyde substitute in UF, MF and PF resins

Bio-based 5-HMF has the potential as economically and ecologically interesting formaldehyde substitute in UF, MF and PF resins

Eco-friendly chrome plating based on nanotechnologies

Eco-friendly chrome plating based on nanotechnologies

PVD CROMATIPIC plasma coating allows for production of extremely thin eco-efficient coatings with particular physical and mechanical characteristics such as corrosion proof.

The PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process is based on nanotechnologies and allows for the elimination of heavy metals, such as chromium and its derivatives, in wastewater and processing as well as in water saving and the reduction of harmful gas emissions.

The innovative PVD chromium plating system uses plasma technology and is highly eco-friendly as it does not use toxic chemicals.

Ampreg™ 36  - Low Toxicity Premium Wet Laminating System

Ampreg™ 36 - Low Toxicity Premium Wet Laminating System

Ampreg™ 3X Series replaces Gurit`s legacy range of wet laminating systems for the manufacture of large composite structures in the marine, wind and construction industries.

Ampreg™ 36 is Gurit’s premium epoxy laminating system which offers improved health and safety through the careful selection of low toxicity raw materials, whilst also providing superior mechanical properties and high Tg’s from modest post-cures.  Ampreg™ 36 is well suited for heavily loaded applications, particularly those where a little extra thermal performance is required.

Ampreg™ 36 is optimised for use in hand-lay up and vacuum bagging processes, but can also be used in other processes such as RTM, vacuum infusion, pultrusion and filament winding. Ampreg™ 36 is recognised worldwide as the premium laminating system for the manufacture of racing sailboats, and high performance, one-off cruising boats. This system is available with a range of hardener speeds, from Fast to Extra Slow and in a wide range of formats from small pack sizes to drums and IBCs.

Nofia® Reactive Oligomers - Halogen Free Flame Retardants for Resin Systems

Nofia® Reactive Oligomers - Halogen Free Flame Retardants for Resin Systems

Nofia® OL1001 and Nofia OL3001 Oligomers are low molecular weight, reactive flame retardant additives. The oligomers are phosphorus based additives with phenolic end groups suitable for flame retarding thermoset resins, such as unsaturated polyesters, epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea. They are transparent and highly soluble in polyols and in the typical solvents used in thermoset resin processing.

Halogen free flame retardant for Polyolefin extrusion - HFFR 00G62 EVA

Halogen free flame retardant for Polyolefin extrusion - HFFR 00G62 EVA

HFFR 00G62 EVA is intended for Polyolefin extrusion in a Masterbatch for PS, ABS, PVC, LDPE, LLDPE, PP, HDPE plastics.

Oerlikon Balzers ePD: Reach-compliant Chrome look for plastic parts on a new level

Oerlikon Balzers ePD: Reach-compliant Chrome look for plastic parts on a new level

“embedded PVD for Design parts” denotes an environmentally friendly and future-oriented coating procedure free from Chromium III & VI.

Consumer goods made from Elephant Grass instead of plastics

Consumer goods made from Elephant Grass instead of plastics

vibers is a new high tech material from nature, made out of Elephant Grass.

A biobased and biodegradable alternative to plastics.

viber consumer goods include plates, bowls, pots and bekers.

good natured Plant-Based Food Packaging

good natured Plant-Based Food Packaging

With over 100 plant-based food packaging designs that range from single-serve cupcake containers to salad bowls, we are producing and distributing one of North America’s widest assortments of consumer packaging made from the highest possible percentage of renewable, plant-based materials and no BPAs, phthalates or other chemicals of concern.

Packaging made from Elephant Grass instead of plastics

Packaging made from Elephant Grass instead of plastics

vibers is a new high tech material from nature, made out of Elephant Grass.

A biobased and biodegradable alternative to plastics.

vibers is available for production companies as granulate for injection moulding or foil for thermoforming.

Gluten free and tested according to EU 10/2011 directive for food contact.

Saltex BioFill™ - a 100% natural infill material for artificial turf

Saltex BioFill™ - a 100% natural infill material for artificial turf

Saltex BioFill™ is a planted-based infill material for artificial turf that is extracted from sugar cane. It is industrially processed and completely organic, biodegradable and recyclable. It is produced carbon neutral in a controlled environment and based on non-GMO renewable feedstock. It complies with REACH as an article. When Saltex BioFill™ migrates out of the field this will have no impact on the environment. The material is certified biodegradable and will break down in seawater.

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