No matter whether they are used in bathroom joints or kitchens - silicone sealants are an important product in the DIY sector. It is a material that exists in many areas of everyday life. High-quality ingredients, such as the low-viscosity extender oils in silicone sealants, are a decisive factor and one of reasons for Haltermann Carless’s recent investment in plant technology. The goal: to produce even better, higher purity products for the base oils industry. Read more here.
Today, if there is one important issue that companies are concerned about, it is solutions and concepts for more climate and environmental protection, better energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions - in short, for more sustainability. But how exactly is this defined? What are the global or national goals? And how do companies implement it? We give a brief overview.
Alongside biofuels, sustainable synthetic fuels, also known as E-Fuels, are an important building block in achieving the European climate protection goals. Decisive for the market success of sustainably produced fuels are technological openness and the creation of clear political framework conditions. As a groundbreaking process, Power-to-Liquids (PtL) offers options for a sustainable energy supply in addition to the production of sustainable fuel. Learn more about this.
Even if we don't notice it – the feedstock Cyclopentane is part of our everyday life and also contributes to climate protection. It is the key to effective insulation in the refrigeration and construction industries. In the context of the European Green Deal and increasing promotion of energy efficiency measures, building insulation makes a significant contribution to climate protection. Insulation material manufacturers are recognising the increased demand and have a high requirement for Cyclopentane, a much sought-after but so far scarce raw material. Haltermann Carless understands the market requirements and offers solutions by investing in modern technology. Learn more.
In the context of the European Green Deal, the topic of energy efficiency and building insulation is of growing importance. Legal regulations such as the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) regulates energy savings around new and existing buildings. Thermal insulation plays a particular role, along with other factors. Read how climate protection can be best addressed in the building industry.
Pharmaceuticals are an indispensable part of our current understanding of health care. With the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, the importance of pharmaceuticals and especially vaccines has become more evident. In addition to the national regulatory authorities or the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which check for efficacy and safety, the pharmaceutical companies are the most important guarantors of the highest quality. High purity of ingredients and substances, such as elementary solvents, is of utmost importance. Haltermann Carless offers this quality for pharmaceutical applications as well as for Covid-19 / Corona vaccines and drugs. Find out more here.
Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plants have become important pillars of the energy transition. They offer the opportunity to generate electricity and heat even if the temperature of the available heat source is too low for the operation of a turbine driven by steam. Organic process media are the solution. Read here to find out what they are and what quality is convincing.
The cosmetics industry is heavily investing in more organic and plant-based personal care solutions in response to a strong consumer demand for more sustainable products and safe ingredients. After all, skin lotions, shower gels and shampoos are not only used on a daily basis, but are also used directly on our skin. The EU is taking action to regulate the use of certain materials, such as critical silicone compounds. Haltermann Carless, as a specialist for high-quality hydrocarbon products and solvents, has long been producing alternative products from renewable feedstocks and for the cosmetics industry, this has once again been achieved. Read more.
Sustainabile Aviation Fuels have gained considerable momentum in the aviation industry in recent times, due to their potential as a drop-in replacement for conventional fossil aviation fuels. Interest is also supported by the lack of sustainable alternatives with hydrogen or electric powered aircraft deemed unfeasbile and not financially viable in the short term. The European Union have underlined their focus on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the Green Deal and underpinned this with clear numbers and mandates in the ReFuelEU Aviation draft regulations. What, though, exactly does the draft regulation mean and what impact could it have on the SAF market in the coming years? Find out more here.
In the course of the energy turnaround, geothermal energy generation is becoming an increasingly important topic alongside electricity generation from solar, wind and hydro power. Generating sustainable electricity is more topical and urgent than ever. Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plants play an important role, because they open up ways of generating electricity and heat that were not possible in the past. Find out here what advantages and future opportunities the process offers.