Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer obtains FDA compliance for key food contact applications

Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer obtains FDA compliance for key food contact applications. (Photo: Shutterstock)Perstorp - April 19, 2017 - Perstorp has obtained independent expert opinion advising that its Pevalen™ non-phthalate PVC plasticizer can be used in important food contact applications in the USA. The advice, from an international law firm that has expert knowledge in food contact legislation, says that Pevalen is suitable for use at levels up to 32% in PVC intended to produce conveyor belts and gloves used in meat and poultry processing facilities, as well as in tablecloths.

Milliken Acquires Keystone Aniline Corporation to Better Serve Global Colorant Customers

PHOTOS: Keystone brings exceptional colorant formulation skills and application development technology to the acquisition.Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company, a leading supplier of polymer-bound colorants and additives, today announced that it has acquired Keystone Aniline Corporation, a global leader in dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions and polymers, headquartered in Chicago, Ill. This move joins two successful organizations with complementary expertise and capabilities to offer customers a broader array of advanced colorant solutions, technologies and services. Further, the acquisition enables customers to streamline their supply chains by allowing them to obtain a wider range of products from a single source. Customers will see enhanced reliability of supply through Milliken’s acquirement of Keystone’s multiple facilities around the world.

Rapid Granulator makes major investment to take back full control of US production

Rapid opens new facility in Pittsburgh. 
From left to right: Dan Boll, Bengt Rimark, Ulf Karlsson and Jim Hoffmann.
(Photo: Rapid Granulator, PR044)Bredaryd, Sweden – April 11, 2017 – Size reduction equipment specialist Rapid Granulator is making one of its biggest investments in decades to bring US production back under its full control. The company says this is a major move in its most important market.

Clariant responde a las megatendencias globales con soluciones innovadoras y sustentables

Clariant en la Feiplastic 2017, Stand B68. (Fotografía: Clariant)San Pablo, 3 de abril de 2017 – Clariant, una de las empresas líderes mundiales en especialidades químicas, destaca las megatendencias globales que influyen en la industria del plástico, en su stand ubicado en Feiplastic 2017, y demuestra cómo la empresa crea valor para este sector con base en las necesidades reales que estas tendencias generan para las personas.

Quadrant CMS works with Grundfos on development and production of key components for SCALA2 domestic water pressure booster

SCALA2 domestic water pressure booster, key components developed and produced by Quadrant CMS and Grundfos. (Photo: Grundfos)Tielt, Belgium – March 29, 2017 - Quadrant Creative Moulding & Systems has proved to be an important partner for leading pump producer Grundfos in the development and production of important components for the new SCALA2 domestic water booster pump. The SCALA2 is the first venture by Grundfos into the consumer market for this type of product—and is already a considerable success.

Lightweight PP and plastic-metal hybrid solutions among those SABIC featuring at Germany’s VDI Congress

At this year’s VDI Congress in Mannheim, Germany, SABIC is displaying an injection-molded foamed instrument panel carrier.Mannheim, Germany, March 29, 2017 - With the automotive industry’s continued focus on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency, materials-maker SABIC is presenting a range of solutions at this year’s VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress in Mannheim, Germany.