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Clariant and Tiangang celebrate first milestone in new production JV for light & process stabilizers in China

Representatives from Clariant, its BU Additives, and Beijing Tiangang, met with a delegation from Cangzhou National Coastal-Port Economy & Technology Development Zone on November 20 to confirm the assignment of land for the production plant. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, November 21, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Tiangang Auxiliary Co., Ltd., a privately owned producer and leading supplier of light stabilizers in China, today kicked-off their new production joint venture with the go-ahead to purchase a site within the Cangzhou National Coastal-Port Economy and Technology Development Zone, Hebei province.

EconCore presents its innovative technology for the production of economic honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017

Door insert based on natural fiber composite faced honeycomb sandwich. Over 50% weight saver compared to conventional solutions. 
(Photo: © 2017 EconCore, ECNPR004)EconCore will be presenting its innovative technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017, the composites and advanced materials expo taking place in Orlando, FL, on December 12-14. The high-speed, high-efficiency continuous process can produce honeycombs from a wide range of thermoplastics and laminate them in-line with skin materials of various types. The high level of integration helps ensure exceptional cost-effectiveness, not possible with conventional technologies. It is ideal for companies operating in cost-sensitive applications, including automotive and transportation, industrial packaging, and building & construction.

Avery Dennison announces global winners of “Wrap Like a King” Challenge

Lei’d Low by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR378)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — November 14, 2017 — Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that Lei’d Low by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, competed against 159 other installers from 19 countries to earn the title for 2017.

Lightweight instrument panel carrier of 2017 MINI Countryman takes top honors in Body Interior category of SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

The instrument panel carrier of the 2017 MINI Countryman from BMW Group is this year’s winner in the Body Interior category of the Automotive Innovation Awards, an annual competition now in its 47th year and run by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). An innovative process combined with lightweight-enabling materials from SABIC helps reduce the part’s weight by about 15 percent versus a comparable solid plastic component. The injection-molded part uses a high flow concentrate long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) material (STAMAX™ resin) from SABIC and a dedicated masterbatch solution in a structural foaming process with core-back technology.Detroit, USA, November 9, 2017 - The instrument panel carrier of the 2017 MINI Countryman from BMW Group is this year’s winner in the Body Interior category of the Automotive Innovation Awards, an annual competition now in its 47th year and run by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Beaulieu Yarns awarded prestigious FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” (HPR) status for French production site

Representatives of FM Global Management and Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Project Team at the Award ceremony on November 7, 2017.
(Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)Wielsbeke, Belgium – November 8, 2017 – Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality polyamide and polypropylene yarns, is pleased to announce the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its French production site, Ideal Fibres & Fabrics Comines. Awarded by FM Global, HPR designation means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.

New vulcanized tyre labels can take the heat while supporting the whole tyre-making process

New vulcanized tyre labels can take the heat while supporting the whole tyre-making process.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR374)
OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — October 25, 2017 — Avery Dennison has created a label which is engineered to bond with the tyre during the vulcanisation process and maintain lifelong adhesion and readability.

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