Connectivity Technology by Belden Already Meets Future PROFINET Standard for 24-Volt Power Supply

Connectivity technology by Belden already meets the future PROFINET standard for 24-volt power supply. 
(Photo: Belden, PR430) St. Louis, Missouri - October 27, 2016 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has developed Lumberg Automation M12 Power Connectors as an economical solution for power transmission in harsh environments.

Clariant continues to grow in sales and profitability in the first nine months of 2016

Clariant“Clariant continues to grow both, sales and profitability in the first nine month of 2016,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “The good performance reflects our excellent execution of our strategy in all our businesses to foster growth and improve returns despite the continued challenging economic environment. The advancement in the current year results from our focus on innovation by delivering more added value to our customers as well as continued cost discipline. The differentiated business steering in Plastics & Coatings continued to positively impact the profitability improvement. We are therefore on track to achieve our targets for the full year 2016.”  

ELIX Polymers introduces new generation ABS/PC blend for major weight reductions in Automotive applications

ELIX Polymers introduces new generation ABS/PC blend for major weight reductions in Automotive applications. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR015)Tarragona, October 26, 2016 – ELIX Polymers has introduced a new generation ABS/PC blend to meet the needs of the automotive industry. ELIX Ultra HH 4115 HI ABS/PC can help to achieve major weight reductions through lower density, as well as delivering cost savings, processing benefits, very low emissions and odour when compared to PC/ABS.

Rising to today’s healthcare challenges, SABIC is delivering a vast array of options & solutions

The healthcare industry continues to see rapid growth of handheld and portable technologies, driving the need for materials that can enable devices to be small, lightweight and provide high-tech functionality. XENOY™ resins which can be used for portable insulin pump housings, provide impact resistance and improved chemical resistance to common cosmetic chemicals such as bug sprays and sunscreens. LEXAN™ HP resins used for the lens can provide excellent clarity and bonds well with the XENOY resins to provide water tightness.Sittard, The Netherlands, October 26, 2016 - Few sectors face as many critical challenges, are as dynamic, or as vitally important to humankind, as healthcare. By 2050, it is anticipated that approximately 2 billion of the world’s population will be elderly (60 years and older), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and 1 billion people will be waiting to be integrated into the healthcare system. In mature economies, disease prevention and self-medication in aging populations will drive a need for low-cost, easy-to-use devices. Developing economies will present great opportunities for medical device manufacturers – but equipment must combine high performance with affordability.

Clariant praises Paris deal ratifications and offers to help HNO3 plants minimize N2O emissions

Clariant’s EnviCat® N2O-S catalyst.
(Photo: Clariant)Munich, October 26, 2016 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, welcomed the recent ratifications of the Paris Agreement by the US, China, India and the European Union, four of the largest producers of greenhouse gases. The parties’ endorsements of the climate deal is a major step towards reducing emissions, and Clariant, the market leader in N2O (nitrous oxide) abatement technologies, is committed to supporting these efforts. Clariant offers a strong portfolio of secondary and tertiary catalysts for nitric acid producers. Of particular interest will be Clariant’s recently launched EnviCat® N2O -S secondary catalyst, which not only reduces N2O emissions but also helps increase nitric acid yields.

Clariant Masterbatches Continues Global Expansion of Engineering and High-Temp Resin Processing Units

ClariantMuttenz, October 26, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is announcing its approximately CHF 10 million global initiative to expand its ability to produce color and additive masterbatches and compounds using engineering polymers and high-temperature plastics like PEEK (polyether ether ketone) is progressing on schedule.

TE Connectivity Brings Latest Innovations in Connection Technology to SPS IPC Drives

TE Connectivity’s new industrial IP20 RJ45 Cat 6A plug will be presented at SPS IPC Drives.
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR085)DARMSTADT, Germany – October 25, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will introduce numerous new innovations and applications enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 at SPS IPC Drives 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany from November 22 to 24. The company will have its booth 210 again in Hall 10.

Fast-changing needs in the consumer goods & electronics sectors drive innovation in SABIC

Fast-changing needs in the consumer goods & electronics sectors drive innovation in SABIC.Sittard, The Netherlands, October 25, 2016 - A growing global population combining with a rapidly increasing middle class drive rapid expansion in consumer goods and personal mobile devices. The middle class is expected to represent 4.9 billion members of the world population by 20301. Within just the next four years, global middle class spending is expected to rise by some $20 trillion annually2.
Electronics and online connectivity are already deeply embedded into our daily lives, and that trend will only accelerate, with researchers forecasting that some 21 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, more than tripling from this year3.

SONGWON presents its extensive range of functional monomers

SONGWON presents its extensive range of functional monomers.
(Photo: Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.)Ulsan, Korea – October 25, 2016 – SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd., will showcase its new range of functional monomers at the 20th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber, K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

ARLANXEO developed high-quality Keltan® EPDM products with enhanced sustainability

Keltan bio-based EPDM grades in window seals.
(Photo ARLANXEO, ARPR007)Düsseldorf - ARLANXEO, a leading global player in performance elastomers, is addressing challenges faces today. These include reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, greater fuel efficiency and lower dependency on fossil fuels.

Belden Joins Industry-Leading Effort for Time-Sensitive Networking

BeldenSt. Louis, Missouri - October 24, 2016 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)® Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) Testbed, which aims to improve multi-vendor interoperability and to display the value of the IEEE 802.1 Ethernet standards for time-sensitive networking in a manufacturing ecosystem.

Trelleborg wins top Sri Lankan export award

Sanjay Melvani, Managing Director of Trelleborg Sri Lanka accepting the Presidential Export Award. (Photo Trelleborg Wheel Systems, TWSPR008)The Trelleborg Wheel Systems manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka was recognized for its export achievements when it was honored with a Presidential Export Award in a ceremony presided over by Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo.

Milliken & Co. at K 2016 to highlight its Millad® NX™ 8000E clarifier for extrusion blow molded grades of polypropylene

New Millad® NX™ 8000E clarifier yields glass-like optical properties.
(Photos © 2016 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR162)Ghent, Belgium - At the K 2016 trade fair in Germany, specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Co. plans to showcase a variant of its well-established Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifying additive for polypropylene that it has tailored for use in the extrusion blow molding (EBM) process. This new additive performs significantly better in higher melt-flow-rate (MFR) grades of PP, and yields excellent results in both optics and productivity.