26 Oct 2021
SABIC announces world’s first bio-based, certified renewable high-performance amorphous polymer to support customer sustainability goals
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, launched today a new portfolio of bio-based ULTEM™ resins that offer sustainability benefits while delivering exactly the same high performance and processability as incumbent ULTEM materials. These breakthrough polyetherimide (PEI) materials are the first certified renewable high-performance, amorphous polymers available in the industry. Using a mass balance approach, for every 100 kg of ULTEM resin produced, SABIC replaces 25.5 kg of fossil-based feedstocks with bio-based materials derived from waste or residue, such as crude tall oil from the wood industry. This advanced offering is a drop-in material option for current ULTEM materials and can support customers’ sustainability goals for challenging applications in consumer electronics, aerospace, automotive, and other industries where high temperature, dimensional stability or demanding mechanical performance is required.
5 Oct 2021
Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced global price increases across its Quinacridone product portfolio.
26 Aug 2021
Taking hygiene measures to prevent hospital-acquired infections:
A case study at the University Hospital Basel confirms the high effectiveness of an antimicrobial coating on adhesive films
In a clinical study that lasted several months, the effectiveness of antimicrobial treated surfaces against hospital pathogens was examined under real-life conditions at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland. The research team, headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Widmer and Dr. R. Frei, confirmed that the Sanitized® treated adhesive film developed jointly with Hexis S.A.S. has 98 % effectiveness against microbes. The results were first published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control”. The study was supported by Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency.
25 Aug 2021
EU Trademark Court of Appeals Reaffirms Decision Verifying that CoorsTek May Manufacture and Market Implantable “Pink” Ceramic Hip Components
CoorsTek, a leading global manufacturer of technical ceramics, announced the decision of the EU Trademark Court of Appeals in Paris to uphold the previous Paris EU Trademark High Court ruling in favor of the company’s ability to manufacture and market their CeraSurf®-p “pink” implantable ceramic hip components. This decision is the latest ruling against CeramTec GmbH in the lawsuit originally filed in 2013 by CeramTec, claiming the development and marketing of CeraSurf®-p by CoorsTek for orthopaedic applications was in direct violation of CeramTec’s invalidated European Union trademark registrations for pink colored ceramic hip components.
29 Apr 2021
Royal DSM, a purpose-led, global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, is launching a new portfolio of engineering materials designed to help global medical device manufacturers improve the quality of care for patients around the world.
29 Apr 2021
Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, is enabling manufacturers of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products to optimize their product development cycles through its series of oxygen protection and simulation solutions.
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