Archroma celebrates opening of Global Competence Center for Whiteness

Archroma’s CEO Alexander Wessels (3rd from left) inaugurates the new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, near Barcelona, Spain, on July 5, 2018, together with OBA specialist team (left to right) David Atkinson, Gabriel Martinez, Edna Trullas, Fabienne Schneider and Andrew Jackson. (Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 12 July 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has officially inaugurated its new Global Competence Center for Whiteness in Prat, near Barcelona, Spain.

DSM launches new Coating Resins website to provide insight into performance and sustainability

DSM launches new Coating Resins website to provide insight into performance and sustainability. (Photo: DSM Coating Resins: DSMREPR008)Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has launched its new Coating Resins website at with the aim of giving the coating industry a greater insight into the bright science and application expertise driving new levels of performance in coatings.

A new company is formed: SANITIZED Preservation AG:
Expansion of global expertise in dry film and in-can preservation and antimicrobial coatings

David Tierney, CEO SANITIZED Preservation AG.
(Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR021) Burgdorf/CH, 27 June 2018: SANITIZED AG is pooling together its longstanding expertise in the area of antimicrobials for paints and coatings into a single company, the newly founded SANITIZED Preservation AG. David Tierney, previously Global Business Director, Coatings at Lonza AG, will be taking over the management of the entity as well as the expansion of global business relations.

Henkel offers a one-stop portfolio of process solutions for the global metal coil industry

Henkel works with leading metal coil manufacturers and coating specialists to enhance the value of steel, galvanized, aluminum and other rolled product alloys by offering a comprehensive portfolio of cost-effective and sustainable process solutions from pickling and cleaning to surface treatment and lamination. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR050)Düsseldorf, Germany – With more than 80 years of expertise in the metal processing/coil industry and an extensive range of process solutions for pickling, lubrication, cleaning, pretreatment, passivation, coating and lamination, Henkel has firmly established itself as a global one-stop partner of the metal coil industry. New product innovations are strongly focused on helping customers manage the process needs of next-generation alloys while meeting cost and regulatory challenges.

DSM launches collaboration with Vepa to drive powder coating application technology

DSM’s Uralac® Ultra powder coating technology, developed specifically for use on MDF and other wood products. 
(Photo: DSM Coating Resins: DSMREPR007)Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has launched a collaboration with Vepa, a leader in project furniture design. The aim of this collaboration is to further demonstrate the value of powder coating technology as an operationally convenient and sustainable alternative to solvent-based liquid coating technology for heat-sensitive substrates. Initially, Vepa will produce one furniture product line with DSM’s proprietary powder coating technology, which will be commercially available by August 2018. A second product line will be launched by the end of 2018.

Mondi Release Liner sets its sights firmly on North America

(Photos: Mondi, PR090)Vienna, 28 May 2018 – Mondi Group, a global leader in paper and packaging, has joined the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), the leading North American trade association for release liners, and is fully committed to further supporting its existing assets and presence in the region’s tape industry.