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Henkel offers solutions for sealing and protecting automotive electronics. (Photo: Henkel, PR013)The quantity of electronics found in all areas of modern road vehicles continues to increase, and electric drive systems are now entering the mainstream. So the need to ensure the reliable performance of electrical and electronic components and systems is taking on new importance. Polymer-based solutions from Henkel provide high levels of protection for different types of these components.

Eurocom Worldwide expands to Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia

Krešimir Petković, founder and managing director of Visicom PR.Eurocom Worldwide, the global PR network, has expanded its coverage to Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia with the appointment of new member Visicom PR, an independent PR and communications agency headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia. Eurocom Worldwide is an alliance of 33 independently owned and managed communications agencies with a particular focus on key technology, industrial and commercial sectors. This new membership further strengthens Eurocom Worldwide's capability to offer truly global reach with a unified approach to campaign management and message delivery in Western, Northern and Eastern Europe as well as North and Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Avery Dennison® expands 2016 “Wrap Like a King” Challenge to 44 countries

Avery Dennison® expands 2016 “Wrap Like a King” Challenge to 44 countries. (Photo: Avery Dennison, PR329)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — June 28, 2016 — Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that the fourth annual “Wrap Like a King” Challenge is July 1 through September 30, 2016. With the addition of Australia and New Zealand, wrap installers from 44 countries across the globe can submit commercial or color change wrap projects to be judged to win prize packages worth $25,000. Over 170 installers entered the Challenge last year, and more are expected to compete in 2016.

Clariant supports Carbon2Chem project for the reduction of industrial CO2 emissions

ClariantMunich, June 28, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces its participation in the Carbon2Chem project, a cross-industry project for the reduction of industrial CO2 emissions of industrial facilities for steel production. Today, the project starts the active phase, which will be sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for an initial period of four years.

Archroma launches a new concentrated OBA with reduced CO2 footprint

Archroma launches a new concentrated OBA with reduced CO2 footprint. (Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland - 27 June 2016 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has extended its range of cost-effective, concentrated optical brightening agents (OBAs) for printing and writing papers. The new urea-containing disulphonated OBA – Leucophor® ACS liq – is particularly suited for stock application and for use in coating formulations that contain PVOH, CMC or casein as a secondary binder.

Milliken Wins Prestigious EUROPUR Innovation Award for Industry Leading Milliguard® AOX-1 Antioxidant

Antoni Puig Accepting the EUROPUR Innovation Award on Behalf of Milliken at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of EUROPUR in Brussels, Belgium.
(Photo © 2016 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR154)Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company announced today that it has won the prestigious EUROPUR Innovation Award for the company’s Milliguard® AOX-1 polymer-bound antioxidant for polyurethane (PU) which gives the automotive industry a unique solution for compliance with toughening indoor air quality standards for vehicles. EUROPUR, the European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam Blocks Manufacturers, created this award to recognize excellence and professionalism in the flexible PU foam industry. Antoni Puig, product line manager, EMEA – PU Colorants & Additives, and Sven De Vis, European technical manager, accepted the award on behalf of Milliken on June 8 at the 50th anniversary celebration of EUROPUR in Brussels, Belgium.

TE Connectivity and Students of Fontys University Eindhoven Complete Study for New Opportunities in 3D Printing

TE Connectivity and students of Fontys University Eindhoven finalized the study for new opportunities around 3D printing. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR070)‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, The Netherlands – June 27, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, together with students of Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, has completed a study into new opportunities around design for 3D printing. The students were given an assignment to show how three different designs for 3D printing an industrial connector can improve ease of assembly, customization, and weight reduction.

Clariant acquires full control of consortium with Carboflex in Brazil to further expand its offshore offering

ClariantMuttenz, June 24, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the acquisition of Carboflex’s 50% stake in the consortium that built and operates the Guanabara Bay plant. The facility, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, produces chemicals used in oil and gas wells. The acquisition is part of the investment strategy of Clariant’s Business Unit Oil and Mining Services and allows the company to take full control of the plant to further expand its chemical offering to offshore customers, while optimizing delivery times.

Voluntários da Clariant levam educação ambiental a alunos da rede pública em Suzano

ClariantSão Paulo, 23 de junho de 2016 – A Clariant, uma das líderes mundiais em especialidades químicas, promove em junho e julho o projeto “Educação para a Sustentabilidade”, voltado para estudantes do Ensino Fundamental I (4º e 5º anos) da Escola Estadual Professora Jussara Feitosa Domschke, localizada próxima ao complexo industrial da empresa em Suzano (SP).

Henkel launches range of new TEROSON LASD products offering enhanced application and sustainability benefits

Weight-saving, clean and efficient: Automated application of LASD compounds in the paint shop. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR015)Henkel Adhesive Technologies has expanded its portfolio of liquid-applied sound deadeners (LASD) for the automobile industry. Newly added to the portfolio are TEROSON LASD grades based on renewable oils (renewable thermosets) for use in the paint shop and body shop department. Also new is a water-based acrylic system offering excellent interaction between the polymers employed and the special fillers introduced to achieve maximum vibration damping combined with controlled, minimized abrasiveness. In a joint project with the BMW Group and ABB, the waterborne technology and the associated application technique have been specifically developed for future use worldwide in the new BMW 3 series.

Clariant doubles annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations at its production site Santa Clara, Mexico

External view of new Clariant production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Santa Clara, Mexico. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, June 23, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, inaugurated its new production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Mexico. The new plant located in Santa Clara doubles Clariant’s Mexico annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations and enhances its ability to serve customers across North and Latin America.

ARLANXEO controls global rubber business from the Netherlands

Unveiling of the piece of art in the entrance area Executive board ARLANXEO (from left to right): Jorge Nogueira, Jan Paul de Vries, Fayez Alsharef, Ali Ba-Baidhan.Maastricht – ARLANXEO Holding B.V. officially opened its new corporate headquarters in Maastricht, Netherlands today. From now on, one of the global leading companies for synthetic rubber will control its operations around the world from Maastricht.

Winners of Perstorp Open Innovation Challenge are announced

Finalists presenting to Perstorp leadership team.
(Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - June 22, 2016 - Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is today announcing the winner in its Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in September 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its unique Capa™ caprolactone thermoplastic materials. The purpose of the contest was to crowdsource ideas for creatively applying Capa™ Thermoplastic to address future challenges in this ever-changing world.