Ducor Petrochemicals Launches Product Range for Healthcare & Life Science Applications

Ducor Petrochemicals, a global partner in the development of polypropylene plastics, has developed a product range that is specifically designed for the production of medical devices and other ‘Life Science’ applications. The certification ensures that the DuCare product range meets the rigorous standards required for medical applications, providing customers with the assurance they need to […]

TotalEnergies: How plastic can be part of a sustainable future

TotalEnergies is a global energy company that is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices. One of the key areas where the company is making strides is in reducing the environmental impact of plastic. TotalEnergies is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of plastic waste, from the development of new […]

Sumika partners with Hexagon to enable 60% plastic carbon reduction for new vehicles

Sumika partners with Hexagon, enabling 60% plastic carbon reduction for new vehicles by digitizing sustainable compounds for engineers Digitised mechanical and environmental performance of recycled short glass-fibre reinforced PP compounds supports the transition to more sustainable vehicles Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe (SPC Europe), a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic compounds, have […]

UBQ – Dogs are Welcome to get into this Trash

Most dogs want to get into anything they’re not supposed to, like the trash can. So it somehow seems appropriate that they can now sleep in garbage. Or at least in a dog house made from recycled trash. UBQ, an Israel-based company that converts mixed trash bound for landfills into thermoplastic, is supplying its material […]

Packaging Tax Updates – Listen to the first podcast of 2023

Listen to Ian and Joe discussing the new revisions to the packaging tax.  Sustainability is constantly evolving as we learn new information and new ways to be sustainable. As such, legislation around sustainability is continually being revised and updated. Listen to our first podcast of 2023, as Ian and Joe break down the new updates […]

LACTIPS Design the Biodegradable Solution for your Golf Tee

Lactips has designed a formulation based on CareTips® and bio-polyesters to manufacture golf tees. The formulation is both bio-based and biodegradable.  The product benefits include: Sustainable impact: The componants used in the formulation are biobased and biodegradable in soil. Reusable: Resists to a minimum of 10 impacts with a driver (energy level equal to 160km/h: […]

Silanes – Multi-purpose materials for adhesives, primers and coatings

Silanes – Multi-purpose materials for adhesives, primers and coatings Silane Adhesion Promoters Silanes can be used as primers on difficult to bond surfaces or added to adhesives and coatings formulations, to improve bond strength at the material interface. The silane acts to reduce moisture at the surface due to fast reaction with any water present […]

Duranate™ now available in the UK

Duranate™ now available in the UK Duranate™ is a best-in-class product in the development, production and use of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) – based polyisocyanate for polymerization and cross linking of high weatherability polyurethanes. Produced by Asahi KASEI, Duranate™ is supplied worldwide in a broad spectrum of types and grades. Providing outstanding properties and performance for […]

Plastribution Speciality Chemicals adds Arpocore™ Aramid Powder to Portfolio

Plastribution Speciality Chemicals adds Arpocore™ Aramid Powder to coatings portfolio Plastribution Specialty Chemicals, the distributor of speciality raw materials for the paint and coatings industry, has recently added Arpocore™ Aramid Powder to its expanding coatings portfolio. Sourced from the production of aramid yarns and fibres, Arpocore™ is an exciting new filler for paints and coatings, […]

The Sustainable Way to Reduce your Energy Bill

Rising energy costs are consistently in the news at the moment and affects thousands of businesses up and down the UK. A recent quote from a British Plastics Federation (BPF) report cited that in many cases their members were hit with a 300% rise in energy costs. One company stated they “would do anything they can to reduce their energy bills”​

New commercial agreement between TotalEnergies and Vanheede Environment Group

TotalEnergies and Vanheede Environment Group sign a commercial agreement to scale up the manufacturing of circular polymers from post-consumption plastic waste. Paris, May 19, 2022 – TotalEnergies and Vanheede Environment Group announce today the signing of a long-term commercial agreement for the supply of post-consumer recycled (PCR) raw material, to be used as feedstock in […]

Scientific breakthrough proves innovative plastic film transforms into harmless wax when exposed to nature

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1629729549151{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Imperial College London-based Polymateria has added to its growing list of peer-reviewed publications with new research proving that plastic film containing its innovative new Biotransformation technology transforms into a harmless wax when exposed to mother nature. By contrast, a conventional plastic tested to the same method simply fragmented into microplastic. This latest […]

McDonald’s Serving up Sustainable Trays with UBQ™

Arcos Dorados, the largest independent McDonald’s franchise in the world which operates restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, advances in its commitment to drive a positive impact on the environment, announcing the substitution of the plastic trays used by clients in its outlets with a more sustainable version. The measure is part of a […]

RamClean®- Purging Agents That Get The Job Done!

Supplied by Polyram Plastic Industries Ltd. RamClean® smart purging agents help reduce downtime and minimise scrap rate thanks to superior purging efficiency. Being compatible with almost any processing technology, Ramclean® is non-corrosive, non-abrasive and non-toxic, designed to effectively purge almost any thermoplastic material.

Capilene SW 70 LE

New developmental Capilene SW 70 LE polypropylene impact copolymer resin provides a unique combination of very high flow, good stiffness – impact balance and low emissions that is favourable for use in automotive interior trims compounds (according to VDA 278).

Capilene® CW 85 AV

A new polypropylene grade from Carmel Olefins offers outstanding processability, combined with mechanical and optical properties that are particularly suited to TWIM food packaging and consumer applications.

Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs)

Plastribution are proud distributors of ExxonMobil’s Santoprene range of TPVs.

Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are high-performance elastomers, which offer manufacturing flexibility, ease of processing and durability. By offering superior and consistent performance across automotive, industrial and demanding consumer applications, Santoprene TPV offers the potential for reduced system costs, reduced weight, and recyclability compared to materials such as thermoset rubber.

Capilene CP71AV Polypropylene From Carmel Olefins

Read about the new Capilene CP71AV polypropylene resin from Carmel Olefins. Providing a unique combination of mechanical and optical properties, together with outstanding processability, it is designed specifically for the thin wall packaging market and consumer applications.

Radilon® Mixloy, a new range of PA blends

To maximize polymer performance in final products by mixing polymers with different properties was the goal of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. The result is its new specialty range of products with the brand name Radilon® Mixloy. The matrix material for these new innovative products is polyamide, the flagship product of RadiciGroup, the only industrial group in Europe today capable of controlling its entire production process, from polymer chemicals to engineering polymers, including end-of-life recycling. Totally vertically integrated production allows the Group to realize customer-tailored formulations and develop innovative projects.

CHIMEI launches high heat resistant PC alloy for 5G product applications

With the advent of the 5G era, demand for higher product performance continues to increase, such as more flame retardant and heat resistant materials for communications applications.
In response to this increased demand, CHIMEI has developed PC 545, featuring truly high flame retardant and high heat resistant properties with great processability.

Light guides made from PLEXIGLAS® – The original by Röhm

Light guides made from Plexiglas® lend a high-quality appearance to the new premium ATMs from Diebold Nixdorf. Whether in a pedestrian zone or in a shopping mall, advertisement boards are lit up everywhere and compete for the attention of passers-by. Many companies therefore place value on being recognized by their brand colors and, ideally, standing out from the crowd. The same goes for banks. However, while facades and the buildings themselves are generally found in the company colors, most ATMs still look very similar. The next generation of ATMs from Diebold Nixdorf – the DN SeriesTM – will now change this.

Santoprene™ TPV for construction glazing seals

Santoprene TPV grades from ExxonMobil come with all-weather resistance and long-lasting sealing performance for windows, door seals and gaskets, both in residential as in commercial buildings. With its unique combination of rubber performance and thermoplastic processing, Santoprene TPV is the construction and glazing seal gasket material of choice for long-term reliability in functionality.

Total Petrochemicals – Tackling plastics end of life

Total’s ambition for their polymers business is to be selling 30% recycled polymers by 2030, equating to 1 million tons per year in 2030. However, one of the big challenges facing recycling of plastic waste is being able to match low quality feedstock from complex waste streams to high performance applications.

Radici Group – Materials for Water Management

When the polymer industry talks about finite resources it usually refers to oil and gas which are the key components in polymer production. However, there is one resource that the polymer industry and all of us should be talking about more… water.

Premix PRE-ELEC® Compounds – A solution to eliminate static electricity

What we experience as an unpleasant electrostatic shock in our everyday life, can cause complications or even dangerous situations in many industries.

Electrostatic shocks, also known as uncontrolled electrostatic discharges (ESD), are created when a charged object, in many occasions plastics, are in contact with other material. The easiest way to prevent the creation of static electricity is to replace the insulating plastic with the conductive one.

Ipethene 4140

Ipethene 4140 – a new very low melt flow LDPE from Carmel with superb melt strength. Carmel Olefins has extended their Ipethene range of autoclave LDPE for blown film extrusion with the introduction of Ipethene 4140 which has a very low melt flow of 0.13 g/10min (2.16kg, 190°C). This provides very high melt strength and […]

An interview with Dr Rotem Shemesh – Innovation & Sustainability

Dr Rotem Shemesh, R&D and Customer Service Manager at Carmel Olefins,
recently spent the day at the Plastribution offices providing technical training
to our sales teams.  While she was here, Commercial Director Katherine White,
took the opportunity to learn more about Rotem and her current activities at
Carmel Olefins.

Tracer Technology – Kafrit’s answer to the counterfeit market

Counterfeit goods currently account for an estimated 7% of global trade, yet despite an increase in corporate and government spending to tackle the issue, their production and access to market is still a major headache for legitimate brands across around the world.

PA66 – The Pressure Grows

PA66 market ‘overheating’ many users and specifiers may well be forced to ‘down spec’ applications wherever possible, with the major winners potentially being for example nylon 6 and/or higher performance PP grades. Whatever happens it continues to be a very interesting time for nylon 66.

Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics’ Iupital® Acetal distribution


Plastribution rose to the challenge and became one of the largest suppliers of acetal in the UK. The initiative was based on the partnership between Plastribution and Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics (MEP) and the quality and technical ability of MEP’s range of acetal known as Iupital ® – a copolymer-type acetal resin.