New Modular, Screwless Terminal Blocks Enable Flexibility

New Modular Screwless Terminal Blocks enables flexibility. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR066)DARMSTADT, Germany – April 28, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces a flexible and efficient solution for building equipment and lighting control applications. The high-density modular, screwless terminal block, featuring a compact design and quick assembly, is used in heating and ventilation equipment, access controls, lighting systems, security applications, and building controllers. A wide range of colors and positions enables design flexibility and easy identification.

Cool, lubricated and smell-free machining

The assembled chain saw Husqvarna 550 XP® in action. (Photo: Henkel, PR014)Each year, around 8 million individual metal parts are produced at the Husqvarna Group’s hometown location in Sweden for its premium outdoor power tools, which include chainsaws and trimmers. To ensure that both productivity targets and a safe and healthy environment for its workforce are achieved, the Group turned to Henkel’s new generation bactericide-free cutting fluids to provide a smart solution to an increasing bacteria and odor problem during machining. Three years on, the team at Husqvarna endorses Bonderite L-MR as a major sustainability tool for the metal industry.

Guardian launches ClimaGuard® Blue self-cleaning solar control glass for conservatory roof applications

Guardian launches Climaguard® Blue self-cleaning solar control glass for conservatory roof applications. 
(Photo <a href=http://depositphoto.com target=new>depositphoto.com</a>, GRDPR069)Bertrange, Luxembourg, April 28, 2016 – Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe, a leading manufacturer of high performance architectural glass and a key supplier to the building industry, has introduced an all-in-one solution for conservatory and orangery roof applications. Guardian ClimaGuard® Blue is a self-cleaning glass that combines solar control, thermal insulation and glare reduction in a single dual coated pane of glass, with a blue appearance.

Quadrant CMS employs plastics/metal hybrid technology to save weight and money in production of automotive airbag assemblies with integrated lead frames

Hybrid plastics/metal airbag housing with integrated lead frame, co-developed and produced by Quadrant Creative Molding & Systems is proving an important saver of weight, packing space and costs.Tielt, Belgium - April 28, 2016 - A hybrid plastics/metal airbag housing with integrated lead frame, co-developed and produced by Quadrant Creative Molding & Systems for an automotive steering wheel airbag assembly, is proving an important saver of weight, packing space and costs. Production is carried out fully automatically to provide high levels of quality and safety in the zero-defect environment of automotive passive safety. The assembly is being fitted on vehicles produced around the world.

Henkel launches integration program for refugees

Henkel launches integration program for refugees. (Photo: Henkel, PR016)Henkel is starting an extensive refugee’s integration program in its vocational training center. In collaboration with external partners and public authorities, the company is offering career guidance and job shadowing as well as internships, language courses and coachings for the refugees. The aim is to promote the integration of people with prospects of staying in Germany permanently.

Clariant with a good start into 2016 – improved sales and increased profitability

Clariant“Clariant had a good start into the year with solid sales growth and profitability improvement,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “All our business areas performed well in the current mixed global economic environment and significantly expanded their EBITDA margins. This positive development in all business areas was achieved by a positive mix effect in our higher margin Business Areas as well as the first impact of the differentiated business steering in Plastics & Coatings. For 2016, we are on track to achieve our targets despite the continued challenging economic environment.”

Avery Dennison to acquire Mactac Europe

Avery DennisonGLENDALE, CA — April 27, 2016 — Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the European business of Mactac from Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for the purchase price of €200 million including assumed debt. With 2015 year-end run-rate revenues of €147 million, or approximately $170 million, and approximately 470 employees, the business is a leading manufacturer of high quality pressure-sensitive materials, serving several high-value segments, including graphics, specialty labels and industrial tapes. Mactac’s core product lines complement Avery Dennison’s existing graphics portfolio.

Glass as a form of acoustic insulation on International Noise Awareness Day

Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe highlights the importance of properly enclosed windows. 
(Photo Guardian Industries Corp., GRDPR075) Bertrange, Luxembourg, April 27, 2016 – Today is International Noise Awareness Day and serves to remind us that excessive noise can be harmful both to our health and to the ecosystems that surround us. Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe supports this awareness initiative and helps explain the importance of good window insulation and provides advice on how to choose the best glass system for the sound insulation of homes.

Clariant emphasizes major steps to become China Insider at Chinaplas 2016

<i>One Clariant Campus</i> in Shanghai, China. Muttenz/Shanghai, April 27, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has emphasized the new strategy for Greater China during the Chinaplas press conference. The strategic frame work focuses on five local components – Local Insight, Competitiveness, Empowerment, Innovation and Partnerships – to progress Clariant’s commitment to becoming a true China Insider.

Clariant unveils AddWorks® solutions tailored to China’s flexible packaging industry needs

ClariantShanghai, April 27, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has launched two AddWorks solutions at Chinaplas 2016 specifically to give the flexible packaging industry in Greater China and South East Asia new options for improving productivity, functionality and sustainability. In addition to their individual advantages, new AddWorks® PKG 902 and AddWorks LXR 408 both can help processors to reduce costs when producing high-quality flexible film for consumer packaging.

TE Connectivity, Pepperl+Fuchs and Software AG Present Solution for Cost-Effective Connection of Legacy Systems to the Cloud for Industry 4.0 Applications

TE Connectivity, Pepperl+Fuchs and Software AG present solution for cost-effective connection of legacy systems to the cloud for Industry 4.0 applications. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR056)DARMSTADT, Germany – April 26, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is working with Pepperl+Fuchs and Software AG on solutions to optimize interlinked manufacturing processes. The three companies are also working on smart status monitoring and maintenance. Results of their collaboration can be seen at the Hanover Fair (April 25-29) in Booth D76 in Hall 9.

Clariant successfully places EUR 300 million of certificates of indebtedness

ClariantMuttenz, April 26, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today the issuance of in aggregate EUR 300 million of debt in the German market for certificates of indebtedness (“Schuldschein”). The four certificates have terms of 4.5 years (EUR 156.5 million with a fixed coupon and EUR 55.5 million with a floating coupon), 7 years (EUR 73.5 million with a fixed coupon) and 10 years (EUR 14.5 million with a fixed coupon).

Clariant Healthcare Packaging Expands BCP Program with Desiccants from Chinese Site

ClariantMuttenz, April 26, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Healthcare Packaging unit, is launching family of standard desiccant packets from its plant in Dongguan, China. In addition to enabling quick delivery in local markets, the new manufacturing operation can provide critical back up for Clariant’s other global sites, should it ever be required.

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