Belden Delivers User-Friendly DPI Technology to Improve Industrial Scalability, Security

Belden delivers user-friendly DPI technology to improve industrial scalability, security. 
(Photo: Belden, PR466) St. Louis, Missouri - February 22, 2018 - Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released the latest version of the Tofino Xenon Security Appliance Release 3.2, which supports the new Tofino Xenon Generic Object-Oriented System Events (GOOSE) Enforcer Loadable Security Module (LSM). The plug-in security module ensures data packets are delivered in a secure and scalable manner.

Perstorp substantially increases its focus on Feed & Food and appoints Roger Mann as new EVP

Perstorp substantially increases its focus on Feed & Food and appoints Roger Mann as new EVP. 
(Photos: Perstorp)Perstorp - February 22, 2018 - In order to take full advantage of the growth opportunities in the agricultural business, as well as exploring new business opportunities, it is today announced that Feed & Food becomes a separate Business Area within Perstorp and Roger Mann is appointed Executive Vice President for the new BA.

KRAIBURG TPE to Exhibit at NPE 2018

KRAIBURG TPE to Exhibit at NPE 2018. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)KRAIBURG TPE, the global competence leader in thermoplastic elastomer compounds will be participating at NPE 2018, the National Plastics Exposition. This exhibition will be held on May 7-11, 2018 at the Orange County Convention center in Orlando, Florida. KRAIBURG TPE will be located at South Hall Booth S31181.

Clariant re-launches innovative skin care ingredient to combat effects of air pollution

Clariant re-launches RedSnow™, the innovative skin care ingredient to prevent premature aging. 
(Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, February 21, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the re-launch of its innovative skin defender against pollution and aging, RedSnow, after skin explant and clinical tests demonstrate its efficacy to combat the significant negative effects of air pollution on skin.

Archroma introduces Leucophor® MT, a new cost-effective optical brightening agent for high whiteness surface applications 

Archroma’s production facility of tetrasulfonated optical brightening agents near Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 20 February 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, today announced the introduction of Leucophor® MT liq, a new tetrasulfonated optical brightening agent (OBA) modified to give high whiteness performance in surface applications.

Ineos Styrolution’s Novodur® Ultra 4255 is well received by the automotive industry as material of choice for interior applications

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces that its new Novodur® Ultra 4255 gains significant momentum in the automotive industry. The material, an ABS copolymer blended with polycarbonate, combines all the necessary properties to meet the needs of most demanding interior automotive applications.

Research shows organic acids as viable feed hygiene alternative for formaldehyde

Salmonella continues to be one of the biggest threats for animal production professionals. Blends of propionic and formic acid with specifically selected essential oils prove to be a potent solution to combat this pathogen. 
(Photo: Shutterstock)Perstorp - February 20, 2018 - Towards the end of 2017, the European Union denied the authorization of formaldehyde as a preservative and hygiene condition enhancer. Foreseeing this decision, Swedish organic acid producer and feed additives manufacturer Perstorp has been researching the mode of action and effectiveness of organic acids against Salmonella for years. New data brought to light that propionic acid reduces the motility of Salmonella, and that specifically selected essential oils have a synergetic effect with organic acids. A new range of ProPhorce™ SA products puts these new insights to optimal use.

Clariant confirms Permcos as DACH distributor for active ingredients

Clariant confirms Permcos as DACH distributor for active ingredients. 
(Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, February 20, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the appointment of Permcos, specialists in the distribution of raw materials for the cosmetics market, as its official distributor for Clariant Active Ingredients in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

ARLANXEO develops new rubber compound for self-sealing tires

ARLANXEO develops new rubber compound for self-sealing tires.
(Photo ARLANXEO, ARPR032)Maastricht / Dormagen - ARLANXEO, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic elastomers, has developed a rubber compound that can be used in the future to seal tires. This solution for so-called self-sealing tires replaces the spare wheel and also presents an alternative to a repair kit or run-flat tire. An appropriate rubber compound from ARLANXEO, which is applied on the interior of the vehicle tire, enables holes occurring in the tire to be automatically sealed, so the driver can continue driving.

Luminaire designers can now test and evaluate the LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder Type Z50 with development kit from TE Connectivity

Luminaire designers can now test and evaluate the LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder Type Z50 with development kit from TE Connectivity. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR241)DARMSTADT, Germany – February 15, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a development kit for its new LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder Type Z50, enabling luminaire designers to purchase a single unit for desktop testing, product evaluation and luminaire prototyping. Each kit contains an LED holder, a cable assembly and a thermal interface material. 

DSM announces global price increases for several high performance plastics

DSM Engineering PlasticsRoyal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces that significant and continuing cost increases of main raw materials throughout 2017 and early 2018 have caused DSM Engineering Plastics to increase prices globally for several polyamide and thermoplastic polyester products, effective April 1 or as contracts allow. The price increases are as follows:

Roctool’s Heat and Cool technology has major effects on surface quality of novel ABS/PC blend, says ELIX Polymers

Dynamic mould heating has a major effect on the surface quality of a novel ABS/PC blend, says ELIX Polymers. 
(Photos: ELIX Polymers, PR038)Tarragona, February 14, 2018 – ELIX Polymers, a leading producer of ABS polymers and blends, says important improvements to surface finish are being made by using Roctool’s Heat and Cool technology to mould its ELIX Ultra HH4115HI ABS/polycarbonate blend. The company recently completed a series of tests using this technology, carried out in line with its strategy of providing tailor-made solutions and service to companies processing its specialist materials.

Clariant significantly increases growth and further improves profitability in 2017

Clariant“Clariant delivered exemplary top-line growth and absolute EBITDA improvement in 2017,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “The results are particularly encouraging as all Business Areas contributed to this expansion. Clariant continues to consistently and successfully deliver on its strategy and is well on track to achieve its goals. We are making progress based mainly on our innovation and sustainability positioning. For 2018, we are confident that we will further grow in local currency, operating cash flow and profitability.”