Christian Kohlpaintner leaves Clariant after 10 successful years

ClariantClariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of the Executive Committee, decided to resign from his position effective June 30, 2019, to take on new challenges outside the company.

Henkel and RLE International demonstrate the lightweighting potential in hybrid automotive body parts

Henkel and RLE International demonstrate the lightweighting potential of Teroson structural foam in hybrid automotive body parts. 
(Photo: Henkel/RLE International, PR069)In a comprehensive joint study, Henkel and RLE International have examined and validated the potential of high-performance structural foam for lightweighting in automotive body and closure parts. The study has revealed that fiber reinforced polymer components with structural foam ribbing and reinforcements can save more than 40 kg of weight per car vs. conventional all-metal designs.

ELIX Polymers wins Best European ABS Polymer Producer Award

ELIX Polymers wins the Best polymer producer award. From left to right: Ron Marsh, Chairman of the Polymers for Europe Alliance, Carlos Müller, Business Director, David Castañeda, CEO of ELIX Polymers. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR052)ELIX Polymers has won the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe in the ABS category. The Award was announced at a Gala Dinner in Berlin as part of the 2019 Annual EuPC (European Plastics Converters) Meeting.

Sanitized® Mintactiv: Safe, natural and sustainable

Sanitized® Mintactiv: Safe, natural and sustainable. 
(Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR025) Reliable odor-management for cotton textiles using natural mint with the new Sanitized® Mintactiv additive. Highly washproof, effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, metal-free, applied without binders and made from the sustainable, renewable natural resource peppermint: This new development from SANITIZED AG meets the requirements of conscientious textile manufacturers and their brands with sustainability goals.

New, recyclable packaging film for fresh and processed food puts Mondi on the MAP

New, recyclable packaging film for fresh and processed food puts Mondi on the MAP. 
(Photos: Mondi, PR132)Flexible food packaging has traditionally presented brand owners with a choice –– either extract the maximum performance parameters or make it fully recyclable. Achieving both goals at once has been almost impossible ... until now.

Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace join forces to offer aerospace customers additive manufacturing solutions

Bionically optimized bracket for possible space application, © Oerlikon AM. 
(Photo Oerlikon)Oerlikon AM and MT Aerospace are partnering to accelerate the use of additive parts in the aerospace and defense industries. The partnership aims to bring efficiency and cost savings to the aerospace and defense market by providing end-to-end solutions to their customers.

Henkel to showcase solutions for every step in the die casting value chain at GIFA 2019

Henkel to showcase solutions for every step in the die casting value chain at GIFA 2019. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR070)With extensive expertise in all key areas of the die-casting and metalworking value chain – Casting, Machining, Impregnation, Cleaning, Surface Treatment and Bonding – Henkel is ideally positioned to help reduce costs and streamline manufacturing processes. At the GIFA 2019 show (Booth H59, Hall 11) from June 25 to 29 in Düsseldorf, Henkel will be showcasing its comprehensive offering for the industry – from Bonderite cleaning, lubricating and surface treatment to Loctite impregnation and bonding solutions.

Clariant continues the advance of propane dehydrogenation technology with new CATOFIN® 311 catalyst

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalyst. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the launch of its latest propane dehydrogenation catalyst, CATOFIN 311. The new catalyst continues the CATOFIN success with a solution that delivers even greater selectivity and a longer lifetime of service, resulting in increased overall profitability for propylene producers.

Tuong Long to convert 100% of its production to ground-breaking aniline-free* indigo solution by Archroma

Main building entrance of Vietnam-based Tuong Long, the first denim manufacturer in Vietnam to switch 100% of its production to Archroma’s aniline-free* Denisol® Pure Indigo. 
(Photo: Tuong Long)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that Vietnam-based Tuong Long Co. Ltd (“Tuong Long”) is the first denim manufacturer in Vietnam to switch 100% of its production to Archroma’s aniline-free* Denisol® Pure Indigo.

Milliken’s ‘ColorDirection 2020’ explores the colors of the human journey

Liquitint™, Reactint®, ClearTint™ and Keyplast® Colorants by Milliken.
(Photo © 2019 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR202)The theme of Connected Comfort serves as a foundation for the six color tones selected for ColorDirection 2020 — reflecting the convenience, flexibility and personal experiences capturing the connection color creates between products from various markets and the consumers they serve.

Avery Dennison® “Wrap Like A King” 2019 challenge opens for vehicle wrap submissions

Avery Dennison® “Wrap Like A King” 2019 challenge opens for vehicle wrap submissions.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR423)Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced the opening of its annual Wrap Like A King Challenge. This year’s vehicle wrap competition will run from June 3 through August 30, 2019, and it will again include Regional Wrap Kings, Continental Wrap Kings and the crowning of the prestigious “King of the Wrap World.”

INEOS Styrolution in Ludwigshafen, Germany, benefits from B+K stretch hood packaging solution based on Styroflex®

INEOS Styrolution in Ludwigshafen, Germany, benefits from B+K stretch hood packaging solution based on Styroflex®.INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, and Bischof + Klein, a leading European full-service supplier of flexible plastic and laminate packaging and technical films, announce today the installation of a stretch hood packaging solution at the INEOS Styrolution production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Of particular interest is the fact that the packaging material used in the application is based on Styroflex®, an SBC copolymer produced by INEOS Styrolution.

TE Connectivity offers industrial discrete magnetics as part of a total industrial RJ45 solution

TE Connectivity offers industrial discrete magnetics as part of a total industrial RJ45 solution. 
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR228)TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, now offers industrial discrete magnetics for Ethernet, complementing existing RJ45 Jacks with integrated magnetics. Industrial discrete magnetics enable extra design flexibility in designing Ethernet Interfaces, with optimizations for improved transmission characteristics and over-voltage requirements.

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