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DSM and Neste announce strategic partnership to create high performance materials made from sustainable feedstock

DSM and Neste announce strategic partnership to create high performance materials made from sustainable feedstock. 
(Photo: DSM Engineering Materials: DSMPR523)Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced that it will start a strategic partnership with Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and a forerunner as provider of renewable and circular solutions for the chemical industry, to enable the production of high performance polymers. This enables DSM and its customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own products whilst supporting the industry to transition to a circular economy.

Clariant’s commitment to innovation and sustainability recognized with Henkel and ICIS awards

Clariant’s commitment to innovation and sustainability recognized with Henkel and ICIS awards. 
(Photo: copyright Henkel)Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that the company was recently honoured with various high-level awards in the area of sustainability and innovation. Henkel Adhesive Technologies presented Clariant its Sustainability Award 2020. In addition, Clariant won in two categories of this year’s ICIS Innovation Awards: Clariant’s multi-purpose additive Licocare® RBW Vita, derived from crude rice bran wax, won ‘Best Product’, and the ammonia synthesis catalyst AmoMax-Casale, jointly developed with Casale SA, won ‘Best Sustainable Process’.

Clariant playing a leading role in supporting the coatings industry to phase out lead in paints

Ahead of the industry, in the mid-1980’s Clariant stopped the production of lead-based pigments. 
(Photo: Clariant)Last week marked the eighth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, an initiative of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, jointly led by the UN Environment Programme and the World Health Organization, intended to draw attention to the need for action on lead paints and other sources of lead exposure.

Henkel to Showcase the Impact of Material Science on Automotive Battery Design and Assembly at the 2020 Virtual Battery Show / Tech Days

Image 1: Dispensed Bergquist Gap Filler TGF 3010 APS. (Photo: Henkel, PR091)Henkel today announced it will demonstrate how material science is enabling EV battery designers and automotive OEMs to achieve enhanced safety, efficiency and affordability objectives during the virtual Battery Show & EV Tech Digital Days North America & Europe on November 10-12. While developing EV designs that balance safety requirements, ambitious performance metrics and production efficiency is a major challenge, Henkel will reveal how its broad technology portfolio and process expertise has led to various EV design and component assembly successes. Using practical cases, the areas of focus will include:

Innovative electric race car part shows potential for Electron Beam Melting in automotive

OBR’s complex part produced in Ti-64Al-4V on an Arcam EBM Q20plus.
(Photo: Oxford Brookes Racing, GEADPR042)
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK, is focused in accelerating the UK’s industrial growth, developing and proving innovative manufacturing processes and technologies together with creating and embedding future skills.

Henkel sponsors 27th Vehicle Displays Detroit Virtual 2020 and introduces innovative automotive display solutions

Henkel sponsors 27th Vehicle Displays Detroit Virtual 2020 and introduces innovative automotive display solutions. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR086)Henkel, a market leader of high-impact solutions in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, is a proud sponsor of the 27th annual Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Symposium, which will be held virtually Oct. 14-15. Vehicle Displays Detroit is a staple gathering for vehicle display engineers, designers, OEMs, ODMs and suppliers.

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