Clariant steps up R&D support for agricultural challenges

The new Crop Solutions greenhouse at the Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, June 22, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces its investment in a state-of-the-art R&D greenhouse to step up its support for tackling current and future agricultural challenges.

Top moulder Maier uses new ABS/PC from ELIX Polymers for exterior pillar cover

Top moulder Maier uses new ABS/PC from ELIX Polymers for exterior pillar cover. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR025)Tarragona, June 21, 2017 – A leading supplier of interior and exterior automotive parts has selected a new ABS/polycarbonate blend from ELIX Polymers for the production of exterior pillar covers to be used in an upcoming premium class car from a well-known German manufacturer. Maier S. Coop., in Vizcaya, Spain, is using ELIX Ultra HH4115HI in a two-component part that combines the ABS/PC with a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).

Smallest in Class Potter & Brumfield Relay T9G Series from TE Connectivity

Smallest in class Potter & Brumfield relay T9G series from TE Connectivity. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR133)
HARRISBURG, PA., USA – June 20, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces their Potter & Brumfield T9G series relay, a 30A power PCB relay for HVAC, appliances and industrial control applications. TE’s Potter & Brumfield T9G series relay is the smallest relay in its class, with a 30 percent smaller package size and 13 percent less PCB floor space all while keeping the standard footprint, allowing manufacturers to add more components on PCBs without having to compromise on relay performance.

Henkel and PSA tackle production issues with internet-connected ‘smart’ glasses

HenkelDüsseldorf, Germany – Henkel and, automobile giant PSA, have worked together on an innovative form of remote assistance. For the first time Henkel experts are enabled to quickly and accurately diagnose problems anywhere in any PSA production operation, without having to step outside their own office. The implementation of the new remote service system will enable PSA & Henkel to increase efficiency and react much more quickly to production glitches. Both companies will share the podium at Surcar 2017, the international meeting on automotive body finishing taking place in Cannes, France, on June 29-30.

Milliken at Drinktec 2017 to highlight how its ClearShield® UV absorbers protect vitamins, plus the color and aroma of drinks in clear, transparent PET bottles

Milliken ClearShield® UV absorbers protect vitamins, plus the color and aroma of drinks in clear, transparent PET bottles.
(Photos © 2017 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR171)Ghent, Belgium – At this fall’s Drinktec 2017 trade fair in Germany, Milliken Chemical will demonstrate how its ClearShield® Colorless UV Absorbers bring value to PET packaging by effectively protecting UV-sensitive contents from degradation while maintaining the material’s clarity and transparency.

EarthColors by Archroma receives OutDoor Industry Award 2017

EarthColors by Archroma receives OutDoor Industry Award 2017. (Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 19 June 2017 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, today announced that its EarthColors dyestuff range has won the Gold Winner at the the OutDoor Industry Award 2017, Sustainable innovations Category, presented at a ceremony held on June 18, 2017.

Archroma Press Kit OutDoor Europe 2017

Archroma’s new range of Foron® S luminous dyes. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, is keeping nature top-of-mind for its OutDoor debut with a showcase of advanced innovations and solutions to enhance outdoor, urban and active wear at Booth A4-306.

Clariant to Increase Prices for Geko® and Ecosil® in Europe

Discover Value. Discover LE Technology. (Photos: Clariant)Munich, June 16, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals has announced today a price increase in Europe for its Geko foundry green sand binders by 3% and for its Ecosil foundry lustrous carbon formers by 5 %, effective July 1st 2017 or as soon as contracts allow. The price increase is due to rising costs of certain raw materials and manufacturing.

E’ Matteo Cosentino il vincitore della decima edizione dello Smart Project Omron

E’ Matteo Cosentino il vincitore della decima edizione dello Smart Project Omron.Matteo Cosentino dell’IIS Benedetto Castelli ha conquistato il primo posto della competizione organizzata annualmente da Omron per gli studenti del 4° e 5° anno di ITIS e IPSIA.

TE Connectivity Unveils Reflow Capable Connectors for HVAC Equipment and Appliances

TE Connectivity unveils reflow capable connectors for HVAC equipment and appliances. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR120)HARRISBURG, PA., USA – June 15, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces two new reflow capable connectors for customers who are changing their manufacturing processes to high performance reflow soldering of PCB assemblies. The reflow capable universal MATE-N-LOK connectors and Economy Power headers are both rectangular wire-to-board power connectors built on a tested solution where the thermoplastic housings are designed to withstand high temperatures associated with reflow soldering. Both connectors are suitable for a wide range of applications including appliances, HVAC equipment, security systems, power supplies, industrial machinery, elevators and escalators.

Total explores new routes for post-consumer recycled polystyrene in the circular economy world

Polystyrene containing post-consumer recycled polystyrene. 
(Photo: Total, PR028)Brussels, June 14, 2017 - Total has just completed an industrial scale test run, following a series of pilot plant trials, demonstrating the feasibility of sustainable incorporation of about 20% of post-consumer recycled polystyrene within virgin polystyrene. The trial, which was carried out on an existing production asset, successfully led to product with properties equivalent to virgin polymer.

TE Connectivity to Showcase Product Platforming Expertise at Smart Variant CON

TE Connectivity to showcase product platforming expertise at Smart Variant CON. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR190)DARMSTADT, Germany – June 14, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced its participation in the Smart Variant CON in Berlin, Germany from June 19-21, 2017. The Smart Variant CON is the leading event on complexity and variant management addressing a broad range of industries.

SONGWON to meet key industry needs with its new pilot plant

SONGWON to meet key industry needs with its new pilot plant.
(Photos: SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd.)Ulsan, South Korea – June 14, 2017 – SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd. (www.songwon.com) announced today that its new pilot plant in Panoli (Gujarat), India has come onstream, thereby strengthening the organization’s overall specialty chemicals development capability.

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