Clariant inaugurates new Polypropylene Catalyst Plant in Louisville, USA

New Clariant polypropylene (PP) catalyst production facility in Louisville, KY, USA, developed and implemented in cooperation with CB&I. (Photo credit: Clariant and CB&I)Muttenz, October 18, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the official opening of its new polypropylene (PP) catalyst production facility in Louisville, KY, USA. The new plant, developed and implemented in cooperation with CB&I, makes the Louisville site Clariant’s largest US production hub for catalysts and marks a further investment by Clariant to accelerate growth in North America.

Steel versus the world's strongest fiber a test of strength in securing loads

Steel versus the world's strongest fiber, a test of strength in securing loads.What happens if parts of a tried-and-tested tensioning lashing chain are combined with high-performance textile fibers? Dolezych, the renowned manufacturer of ropes, lifting and load securing equipment, to present the result at this year's IAA-Nutzfahrzeuge commercial vehicle trade fair in Hanover. The PowerLash with Dyneema® textile lashing chain with an LC of 5000 daN is the result of intensive cooperation between DSM Dyneema and Dolezych.

Belden Now Offers Fully Certified Solution for Offshore Cable Applications

Belden now offers fully certified solution for offshore cable applications. 
(Photos: Belden, PR390)St. Louis, Missouri - December 16, 2015 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is now offering a complete cabling solution for harsh offshore and shipboard environments. The MarineTuff Offshore and Marine Cables family includes industrial Ethernet, fiber optics, control, instrumentation, variable frequency drive (VFD), databus, and electronic and audio cables, all specifically engineered and certified for oil and gas applications.

DSM and large global e-commerce platforms collaborate to stamp out Dyneema® trademark infringements

DyneemaThe Netherlands, 23 July 2015 - DSM Dyneema, owner of the Dyneema® brand, takes trademark infringement very seriously and continues to make strong progress in its vigorous global efforts to defend the Dyneema® brand against unauthorized and illegal use.

DSM Dyneema to appeal against Italian patent ruling

DyneemaThe Netherlands, 25 June 2015 - DSM has announced that it will appeal against a ruling by a judge in the Court of Milan that one of its Patents is not valid. The court case, which dates back to 2009, was brought by DSM against EOS, a distributor based in Italy and Zhong Fang (also known as Beijing Tongyizhong), a Chinese based manufacturer of UHMWPE fibers. The allegation against both companies was that their fiber, mainly intended for use in rope applications, has infringed DSM’s patent number EP1126052.

TYCAN® Chains with Dyneema® Replace Steel Chains for Lashing Cargo

TYCAN® Chains with Dyneema® Replace Steel Chains for Lashing Cargo.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR301)The Netherlands, 6 January 2015 - Industrial chains for handling heavy loads are being produced for the first time from DSM's ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®. DSM Dyneema has formed a strategic partnership with Load Solutions AS in Bergen, Norway, for development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of link chains made with Dyneema® fiber. The chains, branded as TYCAN®, are fabricated from webbings and have numerous economic, environmental and safety advantages over traditional chains that for centuries have been made in iron and steel.