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Licocare® RBW Vita – lubricants and dispersion aids
based on renewable feedstock

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Plastics are substituting more and more traditional materials and thus need ever higher performing additives. Clariant’s innovative and renewable bio-additive solutions Licocare® RBW Vita support this development and deliver on both high performance and sustainability. Based on renewable crude rice bran wax, Licocare® RBW Vita additives function as highly effective lubricants and dispersion aids. The main target applications are engineering thermoplastics such as polyamides, polyesters or TPU, biopolymers like PLA, and epoxy resins. Solutions carrying the Vita designator are based on renewable feedstock and have at least 98% RCI, Renewable Carbon Index.

From rice grain to Licocare® RBW Vita

Our multi-purpose additives are derived from crude rice bran wax. This is a by-product from the production of rice bran oil. Clariant chemically and physically upgrades this renewable raw material and thus contributes to using the rice grain's full value.

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Plastics lubrication made highly effective and sustainable

Licocare® RBW Vita solutions offer various valuable features and benefits to plastics compounders and masterbatch producers to fulfill highly demanding requirements set by e. g. the transportation and electrical & electronic industries. Our high performing waxes improve melt flow, lower mold release force required to release parts from molds and ensure a more homogeneous distribution of pigments. The bio-based additive solutions also have an excellent environmental profile which is conducive to achieving corporate sustainability targets. Clariant has earned a Gold level Material Health Certificate for Licocare® RBW Vita. A Material Health Certificate is awarded to products that meet the Material Health requirements of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard. Furthermore, the Licocare® RBW Vita range has also been awarded the “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate. Awarding test and certification body, TÜV Austria Cert GmbH, also granted to Licocare RBW 102 Vita the “OK biodegradable SOIL” label. Herewith, Clariant contributes to the development of industrially compostable plastics as well as of biodegradable coatings for agriculture.

Improved sustainability performance

Key product features

Your benefits

  • No hazard labels
  • Nearly 100% renewable
  • Contributes to more efficient and energy saving production and recycling of plastics
  • Contributes to improving the rice value chain
  • Carries the Clariant EcoTain® label
  • Improved melt flow
  • Lower mold release force
  • High processing stability at elevated temperatures
  • Low volatility and migration
  • Effective dispersion of fillers & pigments at low concentrations
  • Favorable color (lighter)
  • Improved shaping flexibility
  • Reduced rejection rates
  • Better mechanical properties
  • Smooth surfaces
  • Constant output and controlled unit costs
  • Contributes to achieving your corporate sustainability targets

IMPROVED SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMACNE

  • No hazard labels
  • Nearly 100% renewable
  • Contributes to more efficient and energy saving production and recycling of plastics
  • Contributes to improve the rice value chain
  • Carries the Clariant EcoTain® label

KEY PRODUCT FEATURE

  • Improved melt flow
  • Lower mold release force
  • High processing stability at elevated temperatures
  • Low volatility and migration
  • Effective dispersion of fillers & pigments at low concentrations
  • Favorable color (lighter)

YOUR BENEFITS

  • Improved shaping flexibility
  • Reduced rejection rates
  • Better mechanical properties
  • Smooth surfaces
  • Constant output and controlled unit costs
  • Contributes to achieving your corporate sustainability targets

Watch our free webinar

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During this seminar, you will be able to learn more about the main benefits of using Licocare® RBW Vita in masterbatches, compounds and consumer products. Application tests will be shared showing Licocare® RBW Vita solutions compared to current best alternatives on the market.

Application tests by Clariant show that Licocare® RBW Vita solutions achieve higher performance levels compared to alternative solutions on the market. Application data for other polymer types also available.
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The Benefits At A Glance

RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK

HIGH PERFORMANCE

SMOOTH
MANUFACTURING

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL

ECOTAIN® – our approach to sustainability

EcoTain® is Clariant’s label for sustainability excellence products and solutions
showcasing best-in-class performance. Each product and solution carrying
the EcoTain® label has undergone a systematic, in-depth screening process
using 36 criteria in all three sustainability dimensions: social, environmental
and economic. All Licocare® RBW Vita solutions are excelled with our EcoTain®
label.

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