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Cromex will present its new Act Green® masterbatches range with sustainable solutions for plastics at K 2022


Transformers who visit Cromex at its stand F37, in hall 8A, will be able to discover its new line, which brings a complete package of solutions for improving the performance of the process and the quality of post-consumer resins, making recycling viable and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.


Reducing carbon emissions with rC-Black®

Among the solutions that make up the Act Green® line, the highlight is the rC-Black®, black masterbatches of high quality and performance, which uses in their composition the carbon black pigment obtained through the reprocessing of used tires. For the past 2 years, the line has been helping the company and its customers to achieve their ESG goals. The process for obtaining the pigment does not use fossil oil and reduces CO2 emissions compared to virgin carbon black, an important factor for companies that are committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Currently, Cromex transforms around 100,000 tires/month into masterbatches, which means annual savings of around 5,000 t of fossil oil and around 5,000 t of CO2 emissions, thus acting to reduce the accumulation of waste that pose risks to the environment and human life.


Recycling black parts with the NIR line

Another solution that will be presented is the line of black NIR masterbatches, capable of enabling the recycling of black packaging in PE, PP, PS and PET, as they are carbon black free, allowing the identification and separation by type of resin via FTIR (infrared) for recycling.


Improvement of the process and quality of the recycled materials

 For recycling, the company presents a complete portfolio of additives to improve important properties of post-consumer resins (PCR) that have suffered losses, such as loss of viscosity, yellowing, bad odor, humidity, among other problems that make challenging to achieving quality and performance of virgin material. Among the additives, there are odor reducers, which encapsulate the characteristic smell of the material, modifiers used to improve the mechanical strength of films processed with recycled resins, antioxidants, which reduce changes in the flow rate and physical properties during thermal processes as well as prolong the life of the material, desiccants, which capture moisture during the process, improving performance and reducing the occurrence of defects in the plastic film, and optical brighteners, which improve the visual aspect of the resin by reducing the yellowish tone, among others.


Completing the range of possibilities for companies that want to achieve their goals related to the environment, the portfolio of PCR masterbatches that use post-consumer resins as a vehicle will also be presented.


Commitment to sustainable development

“We want transformers to have sustainable alternatives, but with high quality and excellent performance in the process, contributing to targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, providing masterbatches free of heavy metals allowing for a higher quality PCR, that makes it possible to increase the use of post-consumer resins and renewable sources, making the recycling of its products feasible, among other possibilities. It is important for the plastics market to respond to society by seeking sustainable solutions that are aligned with the 2030 Agenda, having said that Cromex has been investing a lot in the last 10 years in innovation and sustainability” says Product Technology Coordinator Giovanni Dias.


About Cromex

 Cromex has a history of 47 years and is the leader in the Brazilian market of color masterbatches and additives for plastics. The company has the largest masterbatch manufacturing plant in South America and distributes its products throughout Brazil and to around 60 countries.


In addition to the broad portfolio of colors and additives, Cromex has a robust structure in its modern research and development laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art technology to perform various types of tests and analyses, in addition to a powerful team of specialists and technical assistants to ensure agility and assertiveness in their developments.


Currently, Cromex's purpose is to provide innovative and competitive solutions to plastic transformers, seeking alternatives that reduce environmental impacts, in favor of the quality of life of people and future generations.

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