UniteChem has opened a second R&D Center in Shanghai to boost the technical support of global customers

The comprehensive equipment at UniteChem’s second Shanghai R&D and Innovation Center also includes an advanced multi-element analyzer for intermediates, featuring excellent reproducibility. 
(Photo: UniteChem)UniteChem Group, the world’s leading supplier of light stabilizers for plastics in a broad range of high-end industrial applications, has announced major investments to further expand the availability of its technical support capabilities for customers in Europe and worldwide. As part of the company’s commitment to invest 5 percent of its total revenue in R&D, UniteChem has recently opened a second R&D and Innovation Center in Shanghai, complete with state-of-the-art testing, analyzing and process evaluation equipment.

Clariant completes its divestment program by reaching agreement to divest its Pigments business

ClariantClariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it has reached definitive agreements for the divestment of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”) at an Enterprise Value (EV) of CHF 805 million to CHF 855 million on a cash and debt free basis, depending on an earn-out payment of CHF 50 million contingent on the 2021 financial performance of Clariant’s Pigments business. This represents a multiple of 10.7 to 11.4 times the stand-alone adjusted 12-month EBITDA per April 2021 (LTM).

Mondi’s paper-based EcoWicketBag wins gold in 2021 EUROSAC Grand Prix

Mondi’s paper-based EcoWicketBag wins gold in 2021 EUROSAC Grand Prix. 
(Photos: Mondi, PR185)
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has once again won the prestigious EUROSAC Grand Prix Sack of the Year award, this year for its revolutionary EcoWicketBag.

Mondi and Hazeleger Kaas launch recyclable cheese packaging for Dutch market

Mondi and Hazeleger Kaas launch recyclable cheese packaging for Dutch market. 
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Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, along with cheese packaging company Hazeleger Kaas and brand owner Westland Kaas, worked together to package the well-known Dutch Maaslander brand in EnvelopeForm, a new fully recyclable polypropylene (PP) mono-material packaging solution. Most sliced cheese in the Netherlands is still packaged in mixed material film, which is difficult to recycle. This new packaging has a PP thermoforming top and bottom web, and a PP label instead of a paper label, so that the new solution can be recycled in its entirety. The solution has been certified as recyclable by the German institute cyclos-HTP.

Clariant’s Glucamides win ACC Sustainability Leadership Award

GlucoTain and GlucoPure ingredients offer sustainability benefits plus powerful foaming and cleaning properties. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant is proud to announce that its low-carbon footprint Glucamide surfactants – its GlucoTain® and GlucoPure® product ranges - today received an American Chemistry Council (ACC) Sustainability Leadership Award, in the category Product Safety, Innovation and Transparency.

Ascend expands HiDura LCPA production capacity

Ascend expands HiDura™ LCPA production capacity.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR059)Ascend Performance Materials has expanded production capacity for HiDura long-chain polyamides in its Greenwood, S.C., plant. The multi-million dollar expansion will help the company meet growing demand for its new product line.

GE receives Air Force airworthiness qualification in under a year for first metal 3D-printed, critical jet engine part

John Sneden, director US Air Force Propulsion Directorate.
(Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR049)
GE Aviation has received Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) approval from the US Air Force (USAF) for an F110 additively manufactured sump cover. The latest milestone in the USAF and GE’s pathfinder Pacer Edge program, this F110 component is the first engine component designed for and produced by metal additive manufacturing to be qualified by any US Department of Defense entity.

Archroma launches its new 'Color Atlas' for polyester to turn inspiration into a collection in just a few clicks

Archroma launches its new ‘Color Atlas by Archroma®’ Polyester Library, with 1’440 colors for sportswear and fashion designers, brands, retailers and manufacturers. (Photos: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced the launch of its new Color Atlas by Archroma® Polyester Library, with 1’440 colors for sportswear, athleisure, swimwear, children's clothing, shoes, fashion and home textiles.

Belden Continues to Transform LANs and Industrial Sites with Innovative Solutions

Belden continues to transform LANs and industrial sites with innovative solutions. 
(Photo: Belden, PR502) Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, continues to offer its customers more options to manage high density, reduce installation time and safely transmit data and power with new Q2 2021 product launches.

SABIC and Local Motors conduct feasibility study of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from 3D printing process

With the desire to improve the circularity of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM), SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, and Local Motors, a next-generation vehicle manufacturer, completed a joint study on the feasibility of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from the 3D printing process.With the desire to improve the circularity of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM), SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, and Local Motors, a next-generation vehicle manufacturer, completed a joint study on the feasibility of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from the 3D printing process. The study explored more sustainable alternatives to landfilling large, printed parts in anticipation of wider adoption of LFAM. It included analyzing the printability and mechanical properties of SABIC’s LNP THERMOCOMP AM reinforced compound, used by Local Motors, after being printed, reclaimed, ground and reprocessed into pellet form. The study determined that material from post-production parts and scrap can potentially be reused in LFAM or other processes, such as injection molding or extrusion, at amounts up to 100 percent. These insights can help identify a feasible path to circularity and an extended lifecycle for materials used by the LFAM industry.

The Fibre of Champions

Beaulieu Straight Fibres - Nottingham Forest natural grass reinforced rootzones. 
(Photo: © Christopher Bassett, Fusion Media)Mansfield Sand Limited’s sports sand and rootzones are reinforced with polypropylene straight fibres from Beaulieu Fibres International.

EROFIO Group 3D prints first part on GE Additive Concept Laser M Line

3D CAD drawing of the final geometry.EROFIO Group – an industrial molding sector company and long-standing user of GE Additive’s DMLM laser technology, was selected to test and put the GE Additive Concept Laser M Line through its paces ahead of its commercial readiness later this year.

Archroma announces distribution agreement with Van Horn, Metz & Company for its Mowilith® emulsions in the US market

Water resistance test. Left side showing high gloss, varnish with Mowilith® LDM 7601. Right side showing low gloss on standard wood varnish. 
(Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that it has entered an agreement with specialty raw material distributor Van Horn, Metz & Company for the distribution of its Mowilith® emulsions in the United States.

New sales and marketing leadership appointments at Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials EMENA

Burak Sahbaz, VP, Sales LPM EMENA. 
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR453)Avery Dennison’s Label and Packaging Materials (LPM) division in EMENA region is making two new key appointments effective June 1, 2021.

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