Solvay launches Polycare® Heat Therapy for bio-based thermoprotection in hair care

SEM images confirm the excellent thermoprotection of hair with Polycare® Heat Therapy (right) vs. unprotected hair (center) during flat ironing. (Photo: Solvay, PR070)Solvay, a leader in naturally derived ingredients for beauty care formulations, introduces Polycare® Heat Therapy, a new functional active ingredient that protects hair from thermal damage due to repeated use of hair styling appliances operating at very high temperatures. The non-ecotoxic, double-derivatized cationic guar active ingredient advances the global trend of bio-based and silicone-free solutions in hair care and delivers excellent thermal protection in transparent formulations.

Solvay to Showcase Coating Solutions that Make a Difference at ECS 2023

Solvay to Showcase Coating Solutions that Make a Difference at ECS 2023. (Photo: Solvay, PR069)Solvay, a leading global paint and coating solutions provider, will exhibit at the European Coatings Show 2023 from March 28 to 30 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company will highlight how its advanced surfactants, emulsifiers, specialty monomers, and other functional solutions can enhance the performance, aesthetics and lifetime of paints and coatings, while contributing to resource efficiency, improved air quality and healthier living.

SONGWON reports solid results for FY 2022

SONGWONSONGWON Industrial Group ( today reported its financial results for FY 2022. The Group achieved revenues of 297,610 Million KRW during Q4/2022, marking a 5.0% increase over the previous comparable quarter in 2021 (Q4/2021: 283,475 Million KRW). In Q4/2022, the Group achieved a net profit of 8,459 Million KRW, a decline of -67.6% versus the prior year quarter (Q4/2021: 26,100 Million KRW). SONGWON recorded strong overall consolidated sales of 1,329,509 Million KRW for FY 2022, a rise of 33.2% compared to the consolidated sales achieved for FY 2021 (998,190 Million KRW). The Group reported a net profit in 2022 of 131,932 Million KRW, marking an 85.3% increase compared to the full year 2021 (FY 2021: 71,209 Million KRW). The gross profit margin of 22.7% for the financial year stood slightly higher than in FY 2021 (22.3%).

DSM Engineering Materials helps DiFOLD unlock the next level of circularity in its flagship Origami Bottle Arnitel® Eco 

DSM Engineering Materials helps DiFOLD unlock the next level of circularity in its flagship Origami Bottle Arnitel® Eco. 
(Photo: DSM Engineering Materials: DSMPR541)DSM Engineering Materials today announces its partnership with sustainability-focused startup DiFOLD, developing foldable reusable products. The startup has chosen DSM Engineering Materials’ Arnitel® Eco – a bio-based thermoplastic copolyester – to manufacture its flagship Origami foldable water bottle. Adopting Arnitel® ECO marks a major step forward in DiFOLD’s mission to reduce the environmental impact of packaging waste.

Solvay and Airborne Receive Funding for a Composite Alternative to Metal Battery Enclosures

Solvay’s Composite Material Battery Enclosure Design Concept. (Photo: Solvay, PR052)Solvay has announced that its Battery Enclosure Materials Automation (BEMA) project for developing an all-composite solution for energy efficient battery packs has won major funding by Innovate UK as part of UK Research and Innovation, the United Kingdom’s national innovation agency.

Archroma completes acquisition of the textile effects business of Huntsman Corporation

From left to right: Thomas Bucher, Group Chief Finance Officer; Heike van de Kerkhof, Archroma Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO); Rohit Aggarwal, Divisional President & CEO of the Archroma Textile Effects division, as well as President Asia; Sameer Singla, Divisional President & CEO of the Archroma Paper, Packaging & Coatings division, as well as President Americas and Europe, Middle East & Africa. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in sustainable specialty chemicals and solutions for industries such as textiles, packaging & paper, paints and coatings, today announced the closing of the acquisition of the Textile Effects business from Huntsman Corporation (“Huntsman Textile Effects”).

The social network: Westfalia helping smallholder farmers realise big ambitions

Westfalia’s site in Peru. (Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR002).Westfalia Fruit, a leading multinational supplier of avocados and a range of fresh vegetables and fruit, is growing its partnerships with smallholder farmers in some of the poorest and most remote regions of the world to help provide access to global markets and empower them to build sustainable livelihoods.

Airnov demonstrates sustainability credentials with ISCC PLUS certification at its Romorantin plant

Airnov France is now ISCC PLUS certified. 
(Photo: Airnov)Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, has announced a key breakthrough in its sustainability journey after its plant in Romorantin, France, obtained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification.

Heubach, the Pigments Powerhouse at the European Coatings Show 2023

Heubach’s Product Presentations & Experts Corner Presentations at the European Coatings Show 2023. 
(Image: Heubach)The new Heubach Group, a market leader in diversified organic and inorganic pigments and preparations will unveil an innovative and exciting range of new products and tools at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany 27-28 March 2023. One year after Heubach and Clariant BU pigments joined forces, Heubach’s team will also be on-site, sharing their expertise and market insights at Heubach’s Experts Corner.

For a greater between: Clariant extends support for navigating coatings challenges

Clariants tagline “For a greater between” at ECS 2023 underlines the links between sustainability, performance & functionality.On the route to developing more sustainable and effective paint, coating and ink formulations, head to Clariant’s booth at the European Coatings Show 2023 for materials and support to simplify the complexities (Booth 322 Hall 3A). Visitors can explore a wide range of customer-focused solutions focused on today’s challenges of minimizing footprint and maximizing product performance.

Belden Launches Solutions to Manage Media Outputs and Security System Connections in Q1 2023

Belden announces exciting product launches for Q1 2023. 
(Photo: Belden, PR520) Belden, a leading global supplier of network infrastructure and digitization solutions, announces two new products in Q1 2023 that bring versatility, cost-effectiveness and adaptability to data acquisition and transmission projects.

Aristoflex® Eco T – Clariant raises the bar for performance of biodegradable rheology modifiers

Aristoflex Eco T – Clariant raises the bar for performance of biodegradable rheology modifiers. Discover the first of a brand-new class of rheology modifiers, Aristoflex Eco T, which provides skincare formulators the opportunity to make luxurious, pleasant texture formulations without compromise on biodegradability. With in-cosmetics Global 2023 in Barcelona just around the corner, Clariant unveils this new rheology modifier based on a patented technology.

SABIC to showcase at OFC 2023 new near-IR transparent thermo-optical resins for potential use in optical components to help enhance bandwidth and energy efficiency

Optical interconnect lens designed and produced by Nalux Co., LTD, is made with SABIC’s new ultra-high-heat, near-infrared (IR)-transparent EXTEM™ RH1016UCL resin, which is a 2023 Edison Award finalist in the Next Generation Manufacturing category.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will highlight at Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference 2023 (Booth #5748) several specialized, high-heat thermoplastics that can facilitate the adoption of cutting-edge optical technologies. Featuring design flexibility, exceptional performance and high-volume processing capabilities, the company’s EXTEM™ and ULTEM™ thermo-optical resins may help the industry transition to co-packaged optics and single-mode fiber optic systems that help to enhance data center bandwidth capacity and energy efficiency. These resins offer near-infrared (IR) transparency, ultra-high-temperature resistance to better withstand reflow soldering, dimensional stability for complex, high-precision parts and mass production capability.

INEOS Styrolution’s Styroflex® proven to be a superior cost-effective binder for bio based products

Image: INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, today announced that their Styroflex® SBC[1] product is a superior, cost-effective binder for bio based products such as cork. The new solution is a cork-Styroflex®-compound requiring no further additives or additional binders. It is expected to be a cost-effective and fully recyclable alternative to commonly used Polyurethane based binders.