13 Oct 2021
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.
7 Oct 2021
SABIC opens new PP compounding line in Genk, Belgium to meet growing demand in automotive, appliances and consumer industries
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.
21 Sep 2021
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.
9 Sep 2021
INEOS 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.
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.
4 Aug 2021
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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