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BASF to Showcase Sustainable Additives Portfolio at K 2022

Published on 2022-09-13. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Solutions     K Show 2022    Polymer Reinforcement    

BASFValerasK2022 BASF will showcase VALERAS™ for its plastic additives portfolio for the first time at K 2022. VALERAS™ adds value to plastic applications by delivering significant sustainability benefits with additive technical solutions and services.

Among these are solutions to accelerate the plastics journey to a circular economy and net zero emissions. BASF will also present its latest addition to the VALERAS™ portfolio, Product Carbon Footprints (PCF) of several antioxidants and light stabilizers as a premium service.

Extends Service Life of Rotomolded Parts

BASF will be showcasing various new trend setting sustainable additives solutions at K 2022:
Rotomolded products are commonly used for outdoor applications such as water storage tanks. Extreme weather is very damaging to the properties of these applications. Designed specifically for polyethylene rotational molding resins, the tailored additive package from the Irgastab® range extends the service life of rotomolded parts, and saves time, energy and costs during processing.

The Irgatec® CR technology enables the creation of advanced meltblown nonwoven materials which fulfill the increasing requirements defined for both personal hygiene and filter applications. With Irgatec® CR 25, BASF introduces a solution targeting PP meltblown modification, which is of high interest for filtration materials. The solution can be implemented directly by the meltblown producers without additional investment in their existing line, thus enabling a faster-to-market solution for specialty PP nonwoven products.

Additives are key enablers for circular plastics and to drive innovation for recyclability. The recently launched IrgaCycle™ range includes additives solutions that are specifically designed to improve the properties of mechanically recycled plastics for different target industries. Recyclers can benefit from higher quality of recyclates whereas converters can increase recycled content in their applications. IrgaCycle™ tackles challenges like gel formation, mitigates the impact of impurities and improves mechanical performance by enhancing process stability.

Keeping-up with Changing Trends in Plastic Innovation

Trends in plastic innovation are changing rapidly, driven across the different industries by legislation and higher consumer awareness. As an ongoing effort to create new value for plastics, we proactively collaborate with our customers to develop sustainable solutions that contribute to the make, use, and recycle phases of a plastic’s lifecycle,” said Dr. Achim Sties, senior vice president, Performance Chemicals Europe, BASF.

This complements the recently launched solutions IrgaCycle™ and RegXcellence®. These offerings, along with other novel additive solutions, will be showcased in a series of “Creator Talks” being held at the BASF stand (Hall 5, booth C21/D21). As an extension to the VALERAS™ portfolio, BASF is now offering its plastic additives customers product carbon footprints for several antioxidants and light stabilizers as a premium service via the myPlasticAdditives online portal.

Customers using this service will be provided with greenhouse gas emission information starting with raw material extraction right up to the point a product leaves the BASF factory gates. With the additional transparency, BASF helps its customers to prioritize carbon savings actions, validate sustainability claims for creating low carbon plastics, and increasingly make sustainable purchasing decisions.

Explore Irgastab® Range by BASF

Source: BASF

Sustainability / Natural SolutionsK Show 2022Polymer Reinforcement

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