At Chinaplas 2021, Clariant will debut new high-end sustainable additive solutions for plastics to support local manufacturers in adapting quickly to the requirements of highly demanding new applications and environmental goals.
“We’re proud to have the proximity to customers to contribute the benefits of our high-end additive solutions to this sustainable transformation,” comments Francois Bleger, head of Clariant BU Additives. “With a new plant just opened in Cangzhou, new products coming from our established facilities in Zhenjiang, and the new Additives R&D Center, we’re building our local capabilities to develop and produce sustainable solutions destined for the plastics industries and new applications. We can tailor support, be agile, and collaborate to address specific challenges. We’re in China to help meet China’s fast-evolving needs, and more support is to come.”
Recycling agricultural films at Clariant
Packaging and protective agriculture films are among the local growth markets targeted with new sustainability- and innovation-promoting additive solutions at Chinaplas 2021, tackling key elements of China’s new manufacturing priorities.
Recycling of agricultural film – Clariant introduces the advantages of AddWorks PKG 906 Circle, a proprietary polymer stabilizer used to increase plastic waste recycling in polyolefin film manufacturing, to China’s greenhouse film market. AddWorks PKG 906 Circle helps end-of-life greenhouse films be recycled into films for secondary packaging without loss of production efficiency or compromise to the required high-demanding film quality. The resulting collation shrink films are used typically for wrapping and bundling PET beverage bottles.
AddWorks PKG 906 is the first AddWorks solution to carry the Circle designator, which highlights products with the primary purpose to support the reduction, re-use, or recycling of plastic products. It joins non-food competing bio-based additives from the VITA line (Licocare RBW Vita) and renewable-based TERRA lines (Exolit OP Terra and Licocene Terra), making their China debut.
Clariant’s sustainability product designators – Terra, Vita, and Circle – help orient customers and value chains to the sustainability benefits of products and solutions. Those distinguished with the designators deliver confirmed contributions in some significant areas.
Greenhouse films for higher quality crops – New in China. Light stabilizer AddWorks AGC 172 enables greenhouse film to be more open to transmitting beneficial UV light onto the crops beneath while allowing the film to retain its protective functions. The “UV open” film provides improved light conditions for encouraging crop and leaf growth, resulting in higher quality crops with higher nutritional value, such as grapes with solid color and higher sugar content.
Collaboration boosts polyolefins for polyethylene cast film for packaging (CPE) – A customized high-performing AddWorks PKG additive solution has made a breakthrough in advancing a customer’s new generation Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) resin for CPE (Cast Polyethylene) food and non-food packaging films with extra clarity, toughness, and flexibility.
Higher productivity and performance for packaging films – Now produced in Zhenjiang, AddWorks PKG 113 provides excellent polymer melt protection and high film productivity for high-speed Cast Polypropylene (CPP) and Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) resins. It enables more resource-efficient production of films fit for recycling processes.
Clariant continues to expand its portfolio of China-tailored solutions and network of local support. Its new process and light stabilizer facility in Cangzhou joins plants in Zhenjiang for Ceridust micronized waxes and synergistic AddWorks solutions. The new Additives R&D Center, which opened at the One Clariant Campus in Shanghai in March, will foster joint development work with customers.