This month saw policy makers and experts come together to discuss revision in REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) as part of the European Chemical Strategy for Sustainability which aims to achieve the zero pollution by 2050
Vietnam and China are the key manufacturing hubs for almost all major footwear brands in the US. Covid has played rogue and it has led to a disruption in manufacturing.
This article has been reproduced with the permission of the author Paul McKavanagh, Director – Aquaspersions Malaysia
The processability of rubber when manufacturing rubber products is complicated. Therefore, the importance of processing aids to improve processability is increased. The function of the processing aids, fatty acid derivatives, is mainly based on lubricity and is affected by the kind of rubber and/or ingredients.
Elastomers are long chain polymers that have a high degree of polymerization, high molecular weight and some degree of branching.
PAHs are generated whenever substances are burned. Inhaling smoke or encountering contaminated soil exposes people to PAHs. Some PAHs may cause cancer and may affect the eyes, kidneys, and the liver.