Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon 18-03-2022

Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

-FRX Polymers’ Flame Retardants Granted a GreenScreen Benchmark 3 Score for Electronic Devices

Three Nofia polymeric phosphorus-based FR additives earn one of the industry’s highest green non-toxic indicators of ESG compliance.

Three polymeric phosphorus-based flame retardants (FRs) from FRX Polymers– Nofia CO3000, CO4000 and CO6000, have been granted a GreenScreen 3 Benchmark score, one of the industry’s highest green non-toxic indicators of ESG compliance. GreenScreen is one of the most broadly recognized methods of comparative benchmarking chemical toxicity in the chemical industry. It is well recognized across the global electronics supply chain, being referenced and relied upon by many green NGOs and major OEMs, with Hewlett Packard being one of the earliest adopters.

According to the company, this certification comes at an opportune time as it complements a series of recent actions taken by the European Union, as part of its Eco-design regulation, and by the State of New York, which bans the use of all brominated FRs in consumer electronic displays such as TVs and monitors. The Nofia FRs are said to offer uniquely offer the assurance of the coveted GreenScreen 3 Benchmark score, without compromising fire safety while simultaneously achieving exceptional and often superior physical properties. These copolymer grades of Nofia join the other homopolymer grades of Nofia flame retardants previously granted a GreenScreen Benchmark 3, suitable for the most demanding high flow, molding and/or sheet extrusion applications. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

FRX is actively selling its products to key industry leaders such as the U.K.’s Polymer Compounders Ltd., who recently launched Notoxicom, a product based on Nofia flame retardants targeting plastics flame retarded with brominated flame retardants in electronic and medical device applications, including electronic displays, as well as the rapidly growing lithium-ion battery market.

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-Genomatica and Asahi Kasei announced a strategic partnership on renewably-sourced nylon

Genomatica and Asahi Kasei announced a strategic partnership to commercialize renewably-sourced nylon 6,6 made from Genomatica’s bio-based hexamethylenediamine (HMD) building block, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Asahi Kasei looks to this partnership to support its goal to be first-to-market with a more sustainable nylon 6,6 for the automotive and electronics industries, based on plant-based HMD, and to accelerate the achievement of its corporate sustainability objectives. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

HMD is a key component of nylon 6,6 (also known as polyamide 6,6) and multiple other types of nylon, with a global market of 2 MMtpy. Conventional HMD is made starting from fossil fuels, such as crude oil or natural gas. Renewably-sourced HMD made with Genomatica’s technology is derived from renewable feedstocks, such as plant-based sugars, and can improve the sustainability of the many materials made from it.

Building upon Genomatica’s recently-announced breakthrough to successfully produce significant volumes of plant-based HMD, Asahi Kasei intends to apply the GENO HMD process technology to make more sustainable materials for use in products such as high-temperature automotive parts, electronics or yarns to produce airbags. Asahi Kasei will have preferential access to early volumes of renewably-sourced HMD and perform nylon application testing, leveraging Asahi Kasei’s experience developing successful nylon applications. Asahi Kasei anticipates licensing Genomatica’s GENO HMD process technology to commercialize bio-based nylon 6,6.

Genomatica develops complete, integrated process and manufacturing plant designs that use biotechnology, fermentation and renewable feedstocks to make widely-used ingredients and materials with lower carbon footprints. Asahi Kasei expects Genomatica’s innovation to help the company reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

As MRC informed before, in July 2019, Asahi Kasei decided to expand its plant for the artificial suede LamousTM in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, by four million m2/year, increasing the total production capacity to 14 million m2/year upon completion in 2021. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

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-BASF to increase capacity for plastic additives in Europe

  • Capacity expansion will increase production of HALS light stabilizers in Italy and Germany
  • Meeting the growing demand for sustainable solutions globally

BASF will increase production capacity for its hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) at sites located in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy and Lampertheim, Germany. As part of a multi-step investment plan, BASF aims to support the growing demand for light stabilizers used in durable plastics applications and provide enhanced security of supply to global customers. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

“We see a growing demand for sustainable materials used in applications like automobiles, construction materials and greenhouses, to tackle the global challenges of today and the future. As a globally leading manufacturer and supplier of light stabilizers, we are expanding our production footprint to be able to meet the growing demand of our customers,” said Dr. Achim Sties, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals Europe, BASF. “The complementing infrastructure investment will also help to increase the resilience and efficiency of our operations. We are committed to remain the trusted and reliable partner to our customers.”

The growing scrutiny on the use and disposal of plastics is driving the industry to focus on more sustainable solutions. Enabling plastic materials in use for as long as possible in specific applications will minimize waste. The integrity and durability of plastic materials can be adversely affected by exposure to sun and artificial light, which leads to a breakdown of the chemical bonds in a polymer. Photodegradation leads to cracking, chalking, and a weakening of physical properties such as impact resistance and tensile strength. BASF’s HALS Tinuvin®, Chimassorb®, and Uvinul® play a key role in protecting polymers from UV radiation and are effective inhibitors of free-radical induced degradation. This characteristic helps to extend product lifetimes.

The production sites at Pontecchio Marconi and Lampertheim are world-scale, strategic production locations for HALS and NOR® HALS to service customers globally. BASF has continuously invested in updated and expanded production capabilities, including surrounding infrastructure, to ensure highly efficient production of the best quality products.

BASF runs a global production network and is the only supplier of plastic additives with production sites on four continents. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

BASF to increase capacity for plastic additives in Europe

-Sandler launches new smart acoustic brand Sandler has launched bluefiber, a new brand of acoustic nonwovens products made from 100% polyester.

Bluefiber products are made to a large extent from recycled PET bottles, and as a single polymer, are also easily recyclable themselves. They are odorless and, in contrast to other fibrous materials, do not pose health risks to workers and users alike. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

According to Sandler, smart acoustic polyester also has additional advantages over other materials; it is resistant to ageing and to various environmental influences.

Bluefiber products are therefore durable and, owing to their open-pore structure, efficiently dampen sound – free of harmful substances and entirely without chemical additives. As the nonwoven is fully recyclable, even after many years of use, the material can be reprocessed and fed back into the production process keeping the use of new resources to a minimum.

In comparison with wood or other fibrous materials, polyester is also considerably lighter, the fibers are more resistant to breakage, and thus the products are easier to handle. bluefiber products are flame-resistant and tested according to EN 13501.

“Owing to their excellent sound absorption properties the lightweight textile materials offer an ideal basis for individual interior design concepts, creating a pleasant living space,” Sandler said. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

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-ABB to automate bioplastics plant

ABB has been awarded a major contract by NatureWorks to automate their new, greenfield plant in Thailand, converting sugar cane to the polylactic acid biopolymer, Ingeo.

The plant will ferment and distill plant-based sugars—in a process similar to making beer or wine—converting the sugars first to lactic acid, then lactide and then polymerize them into Ingeo. In the new site, these three separate production processes will be fully integrated, resulting in improvements in energy and production efficiency. In addition, the integration of the fermentation phase will secure the supply of lactic acid. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

The Thailand facility will use sugarcane as feedstock and is set to produce 75,000 tpy of sustainable plastic when fully operational. The anticipated projected startup for this greenfield facility is in the second half of 2024.

ABB’s scope of work is a two-part order including a FEED study followed by detailed automation project execution, with ABB acting as the main automation contractor. ABB will deliver the hardware, software, control room design solutions, engineering and site support to fully develop NatureWorks’ greenfield system. ABB’s distributed control system Ability System 800xA will maximize plant efficiency and reliability through automation. Leveraging this technology, ABB will integrate inputs from all key systems into one single user-friendly overview. As a result, operators will be able to utilize data insights from all areas of the plant, delivered in real time, to drive efficiency, reduce risk and ensure production optimization.

The project will apply state based controls, enabling operators to take fewer interactions to start up a unit and reduce risk by having access to the right information at the right time.

In addition, ABB’s automated engineering batch application tool will be implemented for this project. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

“ABB’s global presence, especially in the U.S. and Thailand, combined with their deep expertise in the chemical industry, leading automation solutions and design optimization approach makes them the obvious choice for a partner to help achieve meaningful progress in our new plant,” said Steven Bray, Vice President of Operations and Project Program Manager at NatureWorks. “We also share a joint vision when it comes to resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainability.”

ABB to automate bioplastics plant

-SABIC to launch at APEC 2022 40% thinner ELCRES™ HTV150A film for further adoption of high-heat sic inverter technology for xEV

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will introduce at the 2022 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in booth #1718, a new, thinner gauge of its ELCRES™ HTV150A dielectric film which may be used for capacitors in the traction inverters, onboard chargers and electrical compressors of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles (xEV). Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

The 3-micron (µm) film is 40 percent thinner than SABIC’s recently announced 5 µm film, enabling further volume and weight reductions and greater design flexibility through enhanced energy density for the capacitor. Like the 5 µm ELCRES HTV150A film, this exceptionally thin film maintains stable performance at high operating temperatures up to 150°C and addresses the critical performance gap experienced by traditional polypropylene (PP) films above 135°C. This new level of thermal performance helps customers to increase the adoption of SiC power modules with smaller package size due to the higher energy density, reducing weight while providing the increased efficiency and performance desired for increased xEV adoption by consumers.

SABIC’s participation at APEC will include a technical presentation by Dr. Adel Bastawros, chief scientist, Technology & Innovation, on March 22. His presentation, titled “ELCRES HTV150A Film – New Generation Capacitor Films for High Heat Inverter Applications,” will begin at 2:30pm Central Daylight Time (CDT). At its booth, the company will exhibit ELCRES HTV150A film and typical capacitor applications. Flame-Retardants-Polymers – renewably-nylon

SABIC to launch at APEC 2022 40% thinner ELCRES™ HTV150A film for further adoption of high-heat sic inverter technology for xEV

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