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BASF’s Irgastab® enables LOTTE Chemical to deliver high-clarity medical polypropylene for syringes used in COVID-19 vaccinations
BASF introduces VALERAS™, a new brand for its plastic additives portfolio that enables customers to achieve their sustainability goals
Ludwigshafen, Germany – June 30, 2021 – BASF has focused the sustainable solutions of its plastic additives’ portfolio under the new global brand VALERAS™. VALERAS bundles the company’s longtime experience, innovative solutions, and regulatory support with the aim to increase the sustainability of plastics along the entire polymer value chain. Later this year, the portfolio will expand to include the company’s additive packages for mechanically recycled plastics and their applications.
BASF joins Digital Watermark Initiative “HolyGrail 2.0” for smart packaging recycling
BASF has joined “HolyGrail 2.0 – Digital watermarks for accurate sorting and high-quality recycling” as a member. The initiative aims to increase plastic recycling rates by adding imperceptible digital watermarks to product packaging.
Circular economy means decoupling growth from resource consumption. BASF is driving circular economy by making the most of the limited resources of our planet: We keep them in use for as long as possible, minimize waste and create value with renewable resources.
BASF researchers have addressed the problems in mechanical recycling by developing various plastic additive packages to specifically stabilize and improve the quality of recycled materials.
BASF Plastics Additives team members give an overview of how they partner with customers to help them meet their goals. The video takes a closer look at our deep industry knowledge, regulatory expertise, unmatched product portfolio, global footprint and our commitment to safety and sustainability.
Learn how BASF Plastic Additives’ global experts create additive packages to meet the thermal and UV demands of rotomolded articles. With our state-of-the-art lab in Tarrytown, NY, we tailor solutions based on unique customer needs around the world.
Plastic additives are often applied in food contact, water pipe or other sensitive applications. Regulations have established requirements for suitable purity for these products. Over the years, focus on identification and evaluation on migrating substances have increased and Good Manufacturing Practice requirements for plastic additives during synthesis and blending have become more explicit. Many plastic additives, especially antioxidants and light stabilizers, undergo chemical transformations as they perform their functions during plastic fabrication and use. Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) that originate from various sources must be assessed and controlled. We will show BASF’s fit for use programs to identify and mitigate risks in this area to ensure safe products and our commitment to responsible care.
Additives used in plastic greenhouses cause changes in the environment which directly impact plant growth and thus its phenotype. With our in house developed sophisticated and state-of-the-art imaging technologies, we are able to measure all the effects directly on the plants phenotype. In this way, plants are “telling and showing” us which additives have positive impact on its development and productivity.
Irgastab® PUR 70 represents a novel solution with improved performances with regards to key properties like anti-scorch performance as well as emissions. It is not based on aromatic amines, gives negligible contribution to emissions, significantly contributes to reducing emissions of critical substances in automotive interiors like aromatics and aldehydes, and enhancing the quality of air in vehicle interiors.
olypropylenes are vis-broken or crosslinked in a lot of applications to achieve properties allowing improved processing behavior or production of products with differentiated characteristics. Irgatec® technology has proven to provide a safe and easy way to achieve these types of modification. Customers using Irgatec® technology can benefit from increased polymer sourcing choice and product differentiation in the final application.
The requirements for the choice of light stabilizers are becoming more and more challenging. Beside increased durability, other characteristics like processing behavior and easy and safe handling are getting more and more in focus. Tinuvin® XT 55 is an example for development focusing on the required characteristics with special attention on water carry over.
Under the theme “Empowering the future together”, BASF will present its latest innovations and products for the plastics and rubber industry at K 2019. At the press conference in Dusseldorf, Volker Bach, Head of Global Competence Center Plastic Additives, presents “Novel Tinuvin® NOR® light and heat stabilizer for high end agricultural plastics”.
For decades, BASF has been supplying light stabilizer Tinuvin® NOR® to protect and improve the performance of agricultural films such as greenhouse covers. Over 60% of the Spanish horticultural greenhouses are concentrated in Almeria. Here is where one can find the farm Clisol. BASF talks to the owner Lola Gómez, a specialist in organic farming, to understand how collaborating with plastic additives suppliers like BASF can help her business, despite not being a BASF's direct customer. On the other hand, BASF can better understand and work with farmers like Clisol to be more sustainable, efficient and profitable.
There is an increasing demand for recycling of flame-retardant plastics to fulfill the goal set by the WEEE European directive. Closed loop recycling appears to be feasible for halogen-free flame-retardant polypropylene and polyamide 6, as confirmed in a study performed at the Fraunhofer Institute LBF and supported by PINFA-Association.
Tinuvin® NOR® 356 is BASFs novel NOR® HALS for sustainable agricultural plastics. It features compliance with increased technical requirements of agricultural films such as strong light and heat stability, high chemical resistance and improved optical properties under challenging conditions due to climate change. It’s also compliant with certified organic farming which requires rational and respectful use of resources. With Tinuvin® NOR® 356, BASF helps farmers to be more sustainable, efficient and profitable.
Tinuvin® NOR® 356 is a new innovative plastic additive that has been created by BASF's experts with focus on customers, society and environment for the application in agricultural films. The state-of-the-art hazard assessment exhibiting “no concern” for this product, BASF is offering a sustainable solution for its customers and horticulture.
Using the modularization approach, BASF constructed a modular plastic additives plant off-site, then transported and installed it at our Caojing site in Shanghai, China. With this approach, the construction time of the new plant is significantly reduced, enabling faster start-up. Watch how it was done.
A BASF Polymer Additives customer has developed a revolutionary translucent safety helmet enabled by BASF light stabilizers. Now our employees at the polymer additives plant in Singapore enjoy the benefits of these new helmets.