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Following news that Apollo will launch a new all-season, Vredestein-branded electric vehicle tire later in 2022, the manufacturer has also introduced EV tires for the passenger vehicle and two-wheeler markets in India – the Apollo Amperion for PV applications and the Apollo WAV range for two-wheelers. Textile-odor-control-technology
The Amperion line will cater to EVs in the hatchback, compact SUV and sedan segments in India, such as the Tata Nexon, MG ZSE, Hyundai Kona and other upcoming models.
The Apollo WAV is designed for the majority of high-powered electric scooters available in the country, such as the TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450. The tire maker plans to develop EV tires for motorcycles in the next phase of its development.
“Tire design and manufacturing have always evolved along with the automobiles,” said Satish Sharma, president, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), Apollo Tyres.
“Our teams have invested years of research to understand the changing dynamics and requirements of vehicles in the EV space to perfect the product that we are launching.
We are already in discussions with multiple OEMs in India to supply these tires, and will be targeting a lion’s share in the EV space in India, in both PV and two-wheeler segments.”
Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH saw a personnel change at the top management. Gerhard Ohler took over the role as CEO of Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR), based in Feldkirchen, succeeding Wolfgang Steinwender, who has held this position since May 2020.
Ohler, a 54-year-old industrial engineer, has many years of international experience in extrusion technology and plastics recycling. Among other positions, he served as General Manager of Krauss Maffei in Shanghai and Managing Director at Greiner Packaging International. Before joining NGR, the native Upper Austrian was responsible for the management of the Greiner Extrusion Group as CEO since 2013. In his private life, Gerhard Ohler is married and has two grown-up children.
Josef Hochreiter, CEO of Next Generation Group: “I am delighted to have gained an experienced manager for us in Gerhard Ohler. With this appointment, we will not only be able to successfully continue along the path we have chosen, but also to break new ground in plastics recycling. Textile-odor-control-technology
The position addresses when ISRI considers such nonmechanical processes to be recycling and when they are not.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Washington, board of directors announced its position on chemical recycling during a board meeting in July. The company issued a statement outlining its policy on the subject July 14.
“ISRI supports private and public efforts aimed at developing new recycling processes and technologies and encouraging manufacturers to adopt Design for Recycling principles in their operations,” ISRI said in a statement. “As new recycling processes and technologies emerge to help address the increasing variety of plastics and plastics products in commerce, it is important to properly identify these processes and technologies and define them appropriately.”
Plastics recycling is a series of activities that processes end-of-life plastic materials into marketable commodities that are subsequently consumed instead of virgin materials as feedstock in manufacturing material products and not in the production of energy or fuels.
ISRI says significant investments are currently being made in researching nonmechanical processes to convert end-of-life plastics back into recycled resin, resin precursors and petrochemical intermediates and fuels.
Cover stars for the latest edition of British Plastics & Rubber Magazine, Distrupol reflects on its past, and prepares for its future.
Plastic. It’s come a long way in its relatively short life. With its birth story starting in the early 1800s, it’s the much younger and slightly more rebellious cousin of more traditional, BC-discovered materials such as glass and metal. Textile-odor-control-technology
The fast-paced development of plastic over the last 200 years is remarkable.
Distrupol reflects on six decades in plastics – and what lies ahead
The first injection moulding machine was patented in 1872, Nylon was patented in 1935, PVC was first produced in the UK in 1940, ABS was produced in 1948, the first acetals were patented in 1956, Distrupol was established in 1963, and the following 60 years saw lightening-speed advancements in technology that supported an explosion in demand for the unique attributes of the polymer family.
Wherever you’re reading this right now – in the office, on the train, at your kitchen table – surrounding you will be hundreds of plastic applications serving you loyally. The intricate electronic components inside your phone, the protective food packaging in the fridge, the safety features comforting you in your car, the mechanisms in the window frames, even the clothes you’re wearing right now. Our whole world is a real-life combination of ‘Polymers In Action’ (Distrupol.com/Polymers-In-Action). The lightweight, cost-effective, versatile, strong, safe, reliable and unique features of plastic make it impossible to match.
But with great power comes great responsibility.
The fast-consuming lifestyle we’ve come to expect in the last 20 years in particular is burdensome. People’s single-use, throwaway nature is undeniably unsustainable. As we stand here as an industry elder today, closing our fifth decade, reminiscing over the last 60 years, looking forward to the next – we have questions. What’s to come? What needs to change? What will improve? How will this affect us? How can we help?
We started in the polymer distribution game way back in the early 1960s, known as Ronmar Plastics at the time. Though we’ve been acquired, undergone rebranding, and made several acquisitions ourselves, our fundamental principle of delivering world-class polymer solutions has never wavered. Textile-odor-control-technology
Our business has seen the introduction of the mobile phone, the first installation of the PVC window, and the rise of autonomous vehicles. Our polymer experts’ knowledge has been instrumental in the development of thousands of plastic products across the medical, automotive, electronics, wire and cable, industrial, consumer and film sectors. We work with major market innovators and inventors. In short, we’ve seen it all.
But not everything we’ve seen, we’ve liked.
Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, announces that it pledges to purchase all of its electricity worldwide from renewable sources as well as further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its own operations faster with stringent new 2030 sustainability targets. Textile-odor-control-technology
The new 100% renewable electricity ambition is a significant upward revision from the 75% target set in 2019. It follows continued urgent climate action by DSM over the years leading to the company already reaching 77X% renewable electricity globally by the end of June 2022, eight years ahead of initially expected, and including 100% across all its Netherlands and North American operations.
DSM is also further accelerating its GHG emissions reduction efforts. The initial target of reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% versus 2016 levels by 2030 was increased to 50% in 2021. Now DSM is revising this target upwards again to 59%, following considerable progress in the realisation of its targets and updates to its plan for execution for the coming years. DSM has submitted its plans for review by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
DSM will also move from a relative intensity target for its indirect value chain GHG emissions (targeting a reduction of 28% per ton of product produced by 2030), to an absolute reduction target. The exact target is being finalized and will be proposed for validation with the SBTi next year.
DSM was one of the first companies to have science-based targets that are independently validated and to tie them to executive remuneration.
Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze Co-CEOs Royal DSM, comment: “The ramifications of climate inaction have been inescapable again in recent weeks. People around the world are suffering already, reaffirming what we have said for many years now: Action cannot wait as no company can be successful in a world that fails. As a purpose-led company we aim to drive sustainable growth and so routinely evaluate what we can do to go further and faster on our route to net-zero.
Significant step-up in our targets is another proof-point of our progress and commitment, as well as a rallying cry to everyone to continue striving to deliver on the Paris Agreement.” Textile-odor-control-technology
It’s no secret that plastic waste is a huge problem. Every year, millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans, where it does serious damage to marine life.
It’s no secret that plastic waste is a huge problem. Every year, millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans, where it does serious damage to marine life. And even though recycling can help reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills, only a small percentage of plastic actually gets recycled. Textile-odor-control-technology
So what can we do to reduce our reliance on plastic and make sure that more of it gets recycled? One idea is to encourage businesses to use more sustainable packaging materials. Another is to put pressure on governments to pass laws and regulations that promote sustainability.
But ultimately, it’s up to each of us to change our own habits and consume less plastic. We can start by refusing single-use plastics like straws and shopping bags, and recycling the plastic we do use. Every little bit helps!
The term “sustainable” is often used to describe practices or products that are environmentally friendly or that don’t use up natural resources. But what does it really mean to be sustainable?
The key to sustainability is the idea of the circular economy – an economic system in which waste and pollution are designed out, and resources are used over and over again.
In a circular economy, there is no such thing as waste – instead, materials are constantly reused, repaired, and recycled. This closed-loop system keeps resources in use for as long as possible, and reduces the need for new materials.
The concept of the circular economy is gaining traction all over the world, as businesses and governments alike recognize its potential to create a more sustainable future. In 2015, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a report detailing how the circular economy could contribute $1 trillion to the global economy by 2025.
There are many different ways to put the circular economy into practice. One example is using recycled materials in manufacturing. Recycled plastic can be used to make everything from clothes to furniture to car parts.
Another way to put the circular economy into practice is through product design. Products can be designed for dis Textile-odor-control-technology
The term “sustainability” is often used when discussing the environment and natural resources, but it has become increasingly popular in other areas as well. Businesses, for example, often talk about sustainable practices or sustainable growth. So, what does sustainability mean?
HeiQ and Patagonia take their long-standing research collaboration to the next level and announce the launch of a jointly developed odor control technology for textiles, HeiQ Fresh MNT – renewably sourced mint oil-derived textile technology to control malodor development on textiles. Textile-odor-control-technology
The long-standing research partnership between Patagonia and HeiQ resulted in yet another innovative solution for a problem on many textiles – malodor.
Inspired by Patagonia’s determination to continuously improve the chemistry used on all their products, the two pioneers announce the launch of HeiQ Fresh MNT, next generation sustainable odor control based on essential mint oil derived from a renewable and sustainable source.
The similar environmental and social philosophy shared between Patagonia and HeiQ was the backbone for the two brands to embark on an intense research partnership since 2015. Patagonia gives the ideas and sets the principles, HeiQ uses its expertise in specialty chemical formulation and application to textiles to create finishings that outperform the market in terms of sustainability and functionality.
Next Level Sustainable Odor Management HeiQ Fresh MNT is the latest addition to the HeiQ Fresh family of sustainable odor management technologies, complementing the company’s mineral-based HeiQ Fresh HAX and the bio-based HeiQ Fresh FFL.
HeiQ Fresh MNT uses a renewable and responsibly sourced mint oil-derived textile technology to control malodor development on textiles, providing fabrics with a long-lasting odor control capability that keeps garments smelling fresh and wearers feeling clean and comfortable all day long. Textile-odor-control-technology
Based on test method ISO17299-3A using isovaleric acid, treated synthetic fibers more than double the odor control efficiency versus current industry standards.
Stellantis aims to become Europe’s top seller of battery-electric vehicles, ahead of Volkswagen and Tesla.
“We are head on fighting for the top spot in terms of BEV sales in European market,” CEO Carlos Tavares told analysts on Stellantis’ first-half earnings call last week.
In the first half, Stellantis sold 105,413 full-electric cars in Europe, just behind VW Group, which sold 116,307, and ahead of Tesla, which recorded 78,277 sales, according to figures from data provider Dataforce.
The figures include registrations in EU countries plus the UK, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. Data from Portugal, Sweden and Finland were not available.
Stellantis’ push in Europe was led by the Fiat New 500 small hatchback, which was the best-selling full-electric car in Western Europe in the second quarter, according to analyst Matthias Schmidt. It was the first time that honor did not go to a Tesla model since the last quarter of 2020, Schmidt said. Textile-odor-control-technology
The New 500 was the best-selling full-electric car in Italy and Germany in the second quarter, Tavares told investors. Another key Stellantis electric model was the Peugeot e-208 small car, which took the top EV spot in France in the same period, he said.