Clariant introduces pioneering Humitector Type 2 Non-Reversible Humidity Indicator Cards for SMD Dry Packing at Semicon Taiwan 

Humitector Type 2 non-reversible humidity indicator card with Desi Pak desiccant in dry pack configuration for moisture sensitive surface mount devices. (Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, August 21, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, delivers a new level of moisture-exposure assurance to surface mount suppliers and device manufacturers in the Far East, with the regional debut of the first Type 2 non-reversible humidity indicator card for dry packing – Humitector Type 2 – at Semicon Taiwan (Booth I-2823).

New Mactac printable wrap takes performance and durability to new levels

New Mactac printable wrap takes performance and durability to new levels. (Photo: Mactac, PR009)SOIGNIES, Belgium, August 20, 2018 – One of the latest digital print wrapping film series from Mactac Europe has been designed to cope with the most demanding surfaces, and offers up to seven years’ durability.

SONGWON appoints Sea-Land Chemical Company as exclusive distributor for North America

SONGWON appoints Sea-Land Chemical Company as exclusive distributor for North America. (Photo: SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd.)Ulsan, South Korea – August 16, 2018 – SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an exclusive distributor agreement with Sea-Land Chemical Company. Under the terms of the agreement, which takes effect in August, Sea-Land will be the official distribution channel for SONGWON’s products for the market segments: industrial lubricants, transportation lubricants and grease in North America (USA, Canada & Mexico).

SANITIZED (China) Ltd. to Feature Advanced Antimicrobial Additives for Flexible Polymer Applications at Shanghai Trade Fair

Besides thermal stability and compatibility with most formulations, Sanitized® PL 14-32 provides high UV resistance and no yellowing after UV exposure, as well as good water resistance. It protects the target material against the unwanted effects of microbes such as bacteria, mold, mildew, yeast, pink stain and algae. 
(Photos: SANITIZED AG, PR022) Burgdorf/CH, 15 August 2018: The global antimicrobial market is big business. Demand is strong due to increasing public awareness about contamination and infections, and by consumers’ desire for protective solutions. At Cinte Techtexil China 2018, taking place Sept. 4-6 in Shanghai, SANITIZED (China) Ltd. will be showcasing on Booth D25, Hall N1, its long-lasting Sanitized® Swiss antimicrobial protection for flexible polymer applications.

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership announces integration plan for L.I.F.E. certified facilities to join the SGP Community

SGP Board members (L to R): Jonathan Graham, Doreen Monteleone, Marcia Kinter and John Heaney welcome TLMI as a SGP resource partner.SAYVILLE, NY – August 15, 2018 – The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, today announced an integration plan for L.I.F.E. certified facilities to transition to SGP certified facilities. The 20-month plan will allow L.I.F.E certified print facilities to phase-in the SGP certification program, adopt additional criteria and integrate the SGP Impact Tracker.

SONGWON Industrial Group announces Financial Results for Q2/2018

SONGWONUlsan, South Korea – August 15, 2018 – SONGWON Industrial Group ( today released its financial results for the second quarter of 2018. The Group achieved consolidated sales of 197,841 Mil. KRW and a gross profit margin of 18.1% (without impact from application of K-IFRS 1115: 19.4%) for Q2/2018 – marking a decrease of 5.5%pts (without impact from application of K-IFRS 1115: 4.2%pts) compared to Q2/2017. In the two quarters of the year, the Group realized consolidated sales of 388,313 Mil. KRW which is a 7.4% increase over the first six months of 2017 (361,707 Mil. KRW).

SABIC and Nottingham Spirk accelerate innovations with specialty materials across multiple industries 

John Nottingham, co-president and co-founder of Nottingham Spirk; Ernesto Occhiello, executive vice president of SABIC’s Specialties business unit; and John Spirk, co-president and co-founder of Nottingham Spirk at Nottingham Spirk’s offices.AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, August 14, 2018 - Leveraging its unique ability to expand value for its customers while also contributing to Saudi Vision 2030, SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is investing in new applications and methods of collaboration to innovate across the industry value chain. As part of this investment in the future, SABIC’s Specialties business announced today that it is accelerating the development of disruptive solutions to create end-user market pull by engaging with Nottingham Spirk, a business innovation and product design firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. This relationship brings together the benefits of SABIC’s proprietary specialty thermoplastic offerings and Nottingham Spirk’s award-winning capabilities to design and commercialize breakthrough products across multiple industrial verticals.

Polydist UK and SABIC announce broader strategic relationship

From left to right: Philip Eliades (SABIC, Business Development), Pieter Keijer (SABIC, Commercial Director), Richard Bradwell (CEO, Polydist) and Simon Cox (General Manager, Polydist).AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, August 13, 2018 - Polydist UK is proud to introduce SABIC’s Specialties products to their current portfolio of polymer resins. The products include the well-known SABIC brands NORYL resins, ULTEM resins and LNP™ compounds, co-polymer polycarbonate grades, and flame retardant grades of the resin brands LEXAN, CYCOLOY and VALOX.

TLMI to Merge L.I.F.E. Certification with Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) Certification

SGPAugust 8, 2018 reissue by SGP (Milford, OH) TLMI announces that the association’s L.I.F.E. (Label Initiative for the Environment) Certification program will merge with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) certification program. Since 2007, L.I.F.E. has helped guide our industry’s environmental leadership by assisting converters and industry suppliers in prioritizing best sustainability practices and environmental stewardship.

ELIX Polymers publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting its human capital as the key to success

ELIX publishes its 2017 Sustainability Report. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR042)Tarragona, August 09, 2018 – ELIX Polymers, a manufacturer of thermoplastic materials and located at Polígono Sur in Tarragona, has published its Sustainability Report, which aims to provide its stakeholders with a clear understanding of the company’s commitment to transparency and information related to its activity during the 2017 tax year.

TE Connectivity accelerates customer prototyping with new multi-sensor module development kit

TE Connectivity accelerates customer prototyping with new multi-sensor module development kit. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR266)DARMSTADT, Germany – August 9, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced general availability of AmbiMate MS4 sensor module development kits. The kits allow global engineering and development teams to build prototypes and evaluation boards for systems incorporating TE’s state-of-the-art AmbiMate MS4 Series sensor modules.

Clariant Q1, 2018 Profit grows to Rs.15.30 crores

ClariantMumbai, August 9, 2018 – Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited, India's leading specialty chemicals producer, reported sales of Rs. 264 crore, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, as against Rs. 258 crore, on a comparable basis for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The PBITDA for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, stood at Rs. 24.81 crore, as compared to Rs. 7.20 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

Name change to TE Connectivity Industrial Poland reflects new ownership of ENTRELEC business

Name change to TE Connectivity Industrial Poland reflects new ownership of ENTRELEC business. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR264)DARMSTADT, Germany – August 8, 2018 – Following the acquisition by TE Connectivity of ABB’s ENTRELEC® terminal block business, TE has now formally changed the name of ABB Poland to TE Connectivity Industrial Poland. The change, which is effective immediately, aligns with global efforts to present a unified brand and company for customers.