Consumer Goods


New TPE compounds for premium lifestyle products

KRAIBURG TPE has extended its portfolio of THERMOLAST® K Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) with a range of compounds designed to deliver velvety satin surfaces, superior adhesion in two-component applications with polar thermoplastics, and outstanding mechanical performance properties. The new materials offer high scratch and abrasion resistance, good chemical compatibility and UV-stability as well as easy processing at high injection rates. Amongst others, they address particular needs of premium lifestyle products.
(Photo © 2017 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE has extended its portfolio of THERMOLAST® K Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) with a range of compounds designed to deliver velvety, satin-smooth surfaces, superior adhesion in two-component applications with polar thermoplastics and outstanding mechanical performance properties. The new materials offer high scratch and abrasion resistance, good chemical compatibility and UV-stability as well as easy processing at high injection rates. Addressing the particular needs of premium lifestyle products, they made their debut at CHINAPLAS 2017.

Clariant supports China's E&E market with high-performance and reliable compound solutions

Clariant supports China's E&E market with high-performance and reliable compound solutions. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, May 16, 2017 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, is investing in further enhancements to its local capabilities in manufacturing EP and HTR in China to satisfy a growing demand in the electronics and electrical markets. In addition to expanding its existing Shanghai facility, vast manufacturing knowledge and experience will be leveraged from Clariant's global sites in the U.S., Singapore and Germany to ensure the output of Chinese locations is consistent with high global standards for product safety and performance.

Clariant provides solutions for the plastic industry to expand color horizons and boost product performance

Clariant provides solutions for the plastic industry to expand color horizons and boost product performance. (Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, May 3, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will feature at the Chinaplas 2017 exhibition a series of novel technologies and products dedicated to helping the electrical & electronics, agriculture, consumer goods and automotive industries achieve greater performance and sustainability through new colors and capabilities. The exhibition will be held on May 16-19, 2017 at the China Import & Export Complex at Pazhou in Guangzhou, China.

Pro Mach’s One-Stop-Shop for Quality Capping Solutions Debuts at Interpack

Pro Mach’s One-Stop-Shop for Quality Capping Solutions Debuts at Interpack. (Photos: Pro Mach)DÜSSELDORF – Pro Mach debuts at Interpack, May 4-10, 2017, in Hall 14 at Stand E31, the company’s expanded line of capping solutions – inline and rotary capping machines – under the global Zalkin brand. In addition to Zalkin leading-edge capping machines for moderate to high speed production, the new Zalkin one-stop-shop for capping machines offers rugged, cost-effective NJM Packaging Beltorque model inline capping machines for the pharmaceutical industry, and similar quality Pack West model inline machines from Pacific Packaging Machinery for a host of consumer and industrial applications.

Clariant completes color range of “super-transparent” pigment preparations

Clariant’s Hostatint™ A 100-ST pigment preparations used for a OptiWhite plate glass with alternating black and gold special effect pigments in the strips. (Photos: Middy Polished Plate Glass Vase Style 2. A special thanks to the artist Sidney Hutter www.sidneyhutter.com) Muttenz, April 18, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, unveils Hostatint™ A 100-ST, a range of super-transparent preparations based on non-halogenated pigments to support the eye-catching metallic and mineral effects as well as new shades for surface and contour enhancements so desired for today’s lifestyle products.

Global Growth Propels Pro Mach to its First Multi-Brand Showcase at Interpack 2017

Global growth propels Pro Mach to its first multi-brand showcase at Interpack 2017.
(Photos: Pro Mach)DÜSSELDORF – Pro Mach, one of the world’s leading integrated packaging solutions providers, is featuring its first multi-brand showcase at the Interpack trade fair, May 4-10, 2017 in Hall 14 at Stand E31. On display is the international breadth of its Filling and Capping solutions, which includes Zalkin from France, NJM Packaging from Canada, and Pacific Packaging from the USA. Flexible Packaging solutions on display include FLtècnics from Spain and Matrix Packaging from the USA. Rounding out the lineup are Product Handling solutions on display including Shuttleworth from Belgium and Pace Packaging from the USA. Pro Mach will also have experts available to talk with attendees about integrated solutions and engineering services for complete packaging lines.

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