Polymers


Solvay wins SPE Automotive Award for Slot Insulation Liner EV Innovation

First place in ‘New Mobility’ category of SPE Central Europe Automotive Awards 2021:
Slot liners molded in Xydar® LCP from Solvay for use as a barrier between the conductive windings and the body of electric rotors. The LCP material offers significant total cost and performance advantages to replace incumbent multi-layer films in these applications. (Photo: Solvay, PR009)Three e-mobility applications using Solvay specialty polymers are among the winners of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) prestigious Automotive Awards in 2021. First place in the ‘New Mobility’ category of the Awards went to an injection molded rotor slot liner molded with Xydar® LCP, followed by a second place in the ‘Enabler’ category for a magnet wire insulation in KetaSpire®PEEK and a third place in the ‘Powertrain’ category for a coolant line using Ryton®PPS.

SABIC opens new PP compounding line in Genk, Belgium to meet growing demand in automotive, appliances and consumer industries

SABIC’s latest polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium, is going on-stream with cutting-edge large-scale extrusion technology to meet the market’s growing demand for high-performance PP compound solutions with reliable and consistent supply. The added capacity is designed to help customers develop and implement next-generation lightweight PP applications in industries such as automotive, home appliances and consumer goods.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced today the start-up of its new polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium with a virtual inauguration event. The new line is an addition to the company’s existing production capacity for SABIC® polypropylene compounds at the Genk site and will use raw materials from SABIC’s PP plants at Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and Geleen, The Netherlands. It has been equipped with cutting-edge large-scale extrusion technology to meet the market’s growing demand for high-quality, high-performance PP compounds with reliable and consistent supply.

ELIX Polymers exhibits its new E-LOOP products made with recycled content at FAKUMA

ELIX Polymers exhibits its new E-LOOP products made with recycled content at Fakuma.
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR063)After a year without trade fairs, ELIX Polymers is looking forward to exhibiting its new sustainable E-LOOP products and services. Fakuma 2021 will be held in Friedrichshafen, southern Germany, on October 12-16, and the specialty ABS supplier will be located at Stand 5002 in Hall B5 to show its latest innovations.

INEOS Styrolution introduces first post-consumer recycled Novodur® ECO specialty ABS solutions

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced today the introduction of the first Novodur® ECO specialty ABS and Novodur® ECO High Heat grades being the result of mechanically recycled post-consumer waste.

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

Treated Sanitized® PURZON060B adhesive film by Hexis S.A.S.
(Photo: HEXIS S.A.S. / SANITIZED AG, PR037) 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.

New CEO at SANITIZED AG: Michael Lüthi to assume leadership of the SANITIZED AG company group

CEO SANITIZED AG, Michael Lüthi. 
(Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR038) Michael Lüthi, a member of the founding family, will become the CEO of the SANITIZED company group on August 1, 2021. He will take over the position from Urs Stalder, who will join the administrative board after working for the company for over 30 years.

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