Elkem launches global climate roadmap with net zero emissions by 2050

Elkem announces a new climate roadmap detailing how the company plans to develop its business in line with the aim of the Paris agreement of limiting global warming to well below two degrees. The company aims to reduce its total fossil CO2 emissions by 28% from 2020-31 while growing its supplies to the green transition – thereby delivering a 39% improvement of its product carbon footprint in the same period. Elkem’s long-term goal is net zero emissions by 2050.

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Evonik improves carbon footprint of polyamide 12 Vestamid

Evonik has started offering its customers a further type of sustainable polyamide 12 molding compounds. Selected commercial VESTAMID® products can now be manufactured using sustainable energy at Evonik’s Marl Chemical Park in Germany. In September 2021, the TÜV Rheinland certified the life cycle assessments of the compounds. These will be labelled with the suffix RFP for “reduced footprint”.

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Evonik and Brenntag strengthen partnership for functional silanes in Europe

Evonik has recently extended its distribution agreement with Brenntag for its Dynasylan® product line to 16 countries in Eastern Europe. Effective immediately, Brenntag will additionally distribute the silane products in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

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Bolder Industries raises $80M to advance commercial scalability and use of end-of-life tires

Bolder Industries, Inc., the pioneer in converting end-of-life tires into sustainable carbon black (BolderBlack®), petrochemicals (BolderOilTM), steel (BolderSteelTM), and power, announced today it has raised $80 million in equity and an additional $100 million in committed project-level funding, co-led by CIM Group and Aravaipa Ventures, and supported by strategic partner Tauber Oil, to accelerate its commercial scalability and advance its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact globally. Funding will support the global growth for Bolder Industries based on its proven circular solution for end-of-life tires to meet increasing customer demand, including long-term contracts from major automotive, manufactured rubber, plastics and sustainable petrochemicals partner

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ExxonMobil introduces new series of low density performance polyethylene grades that deliver remarkable levels of performance

ExxonMobil has developed a new series of Exceed™ XP performance polyethylene (PE) grades that deliver remarkable mechanical performance with a combination of low density and fractional melt index (MI).  Exceed™ XP 7021 and Exceed™ XP 7052 offer the value chain a combination of attributes that is currently not available in a single resin.  This includes high levels of elasticity and holding force, puncture energy (up to 2.3 J/mil) and dart impact resistance (up to 900 gm on a 25.4 micron film)

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