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31 October 2016

Clariant MEVOPUR® line adds color, functional additive options for nonwoven medical products

Muttenz, October 31, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and its Masterbatches business unit, announce a specific range of MEVOPUR® color and functional additives for use in high-performance, spun bond fibers used in medical applications.

Connectivity technology by Belden already meets the future PROFINET standard for 24-volt power supply. 
(Photo: Belden, PR430)

27 October 2016

Connectivity Technology by Belden Already Meets Future PROFINET Standard for 24-Volt Power Supply

St. Louis, Missouri - October 27, 2016 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has developed Lumberg Automation M12 Power Connectors as an economical solution for power transmission in harsh environments.

27 October 2016

Clariant continues to grow in sales and profitability in the first nine months of 2016

“Clariant continues to grow both, sales and profitability in the first nine month of 2016,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “The good performance reflects our excellent execution of our strategy in all our businesses to foster growth and improve returns despite the continued challenging economic environment. The advancement in the current year results from our focus on innovation by delivering more added value to our customers as well as continued cost discipline. The differentiated business steering in Plastics & Coatings continued to positively impact the profitability improvement. We are therefore on track to achieve our targets for the full year 2016.”  

ELIX Polymers introduces new generation ABS/PC blend for major weight reductions in Automotive applications. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR015)

26 October 2016

ELIX Polymers introduces new generation ABS/PC blend for major weight reductions in Automotive applications

Tarragona, October 26, 2016 – ELIX Polymers has introduced a new generation ABS/PC blend to meet the needs of the automotive industry. ELIX Ultra HH 4115 HI ABS/PC can help to achieve major weight reductions through lower density, as well as delivering cost savings, processing benefits, very low emissions and odour when compared to PC/ABS.

26 October 2016

Clariant Masterbatches Continues Global Expansion of Engineering and High-Temp Resin Processing Units

Muttenz, October 26, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is announcing its approximately CHF 10 million global initiative to expand its ability to produce color and additive masterbatches and compounds using engineering polymers and high-temperature plastics like PEEK (polyether ether ketone) is progressing on schedule.

Clariant’s EnviCat® N2O-S catalyst.
(Photo: Clariant)

26 October 2016

Clariant praises Paris deal ratifications and offers to help HNO3 plants minimize N2O emissions

Munich, October 26, 2016 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, welcomed the recent ratifications of the Paris Agreement by the US, China, India and the European Union, four of the largest producers of greenhouse gases. The parties’ endorsements of the climate deal is a major step towards reducing emissions, and Clariant, the market leader in N2O (nitrous oxide) abatement technologies, is committed to supporting these efforts. Clariant offers a strong portfolio of secondary and tertiary catalysts for nitric acid producers. Of particular interest will be Clariant’s recently launched EnviCat® N2O -S secondary catalyst, which not only reduces N2O emissions but also helps increase nitric acid yields.

TE Connectivity’s new industrial IP20 RJ45 Cat 6A plug will be presented at SPS IPC Drives.
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR085)

25 October 2016

TE Connectivity Brings Latest Innovations in Connection Technology to SPS IPC Drives

DARMSTADT, Germany – October 25, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will introduce numerous new innovations and applications enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 at SPS IPC Drives 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany from November 22 to 24. The company will have its booth 210 again in Hall 10.

Keltan bio-based EPDM grades in window seals.

24 October 2016

ARLANXEO developed high-quality Keltan® EPDM products with enhanced sustainability

Düsseldorf - ARLANXEO, a leading global player in performance elastomers, is addressing challenges faces today. These include reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, greater fuel efficiency and lower dependency on fossil fuels.

24 October 2016

Belden Joins Industry-Leading Effort for Time-Sensitive Networking

St. Louis, Missouri - October 24, 2016 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)® Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) Testbed, which aims to improve multi-vendor interoperability and to display the value of the IEEE 802.1 Ethernet standards for time-sensitive networking in a manufacturing ecosystem.

New Millad® NX™ 8000E clarifier yields glass-like optical properties.
(Photos © 2016 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR162)

24 October 2016

Milliken & Co. at K 2016 to highlight its Millad® NX™ 8000E clarifier for extrusion blow molded grades of polypropylene

Ghent, Belgium - At the K 2016 trade fair in Germany, specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Co. plans to showcase a variant of its well-established Millad® NX™ 8000 clarifying additive for polypropylene that it has tailored for use in the extrusion blow molding (EBM) process. This new additive performs significantly better in higher melt-flow-rate (MFR) grades of PP, and yields excellent results in both optics and productivity.