White Tale Holdings increased stake above 15 percent

ClariantMuttenz, September 19, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced today that White Tale Holdings has increased its stake in excess of 15 percent. This follows earlier mandatory notifications by White Tale Holdings to the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) regarding their holdings.

Clariant reconfirms its full commitment to the planned merger of equals between Huntsman and Clariant and reiterates its strong strategic rationale

ClariantMuttenz, September 19, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, confirms that its Board has received a letter from White Tale Holdings, the Cayman Island-based vehicle created by hedge funds Corvex and 40 North. According to the letter, White Tale has increased its stake in Clariant above 15 percent. In addition, White Tale has stated that it maintains its opposition to the merger of equals between Huntsman and Clariant.

Belden Introduces New Products to Enhance Productivity at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017

Hirschmann DRAGON MACH4000/4500 Layer 3 Backbone Family. 
(Photo: Belden, PR453) Venlo, The Netherlands - September 19, 2017 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, will demonstrate at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017 in Nuremberg how the company can deliver connectivity solutions that will help to leverage the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Toyota adopts lightweight honeycomb solution based on EconCore’s ThermHex technology for latest hybrid model Prius PHV

Toyota adopts lightweight honeycomb solution based on EconCore’s ThermHex technology for latest hybrid model Prius PHV. 
(Photo: © 2017 EconCore, ECNPR001)Japanese automotive OEM Toyota has adopted an interior part using unique honeycomb material solution for its new hybrid model Prius PHV launched earlier this year. The solution, based on ThermHex thermoplastic honeycomb core technology developed by EconCore, is implemented in the trunk cover of the car. This was achieved thanks to developments of Gifu Plastic Industry Co. from Japan using technology licensed from EconCore. Due to its combination of strength and rigidity and optimized material performance, the ultra-low weight honeycomb delivers weight savings of 50 % as a core part inside the trunk cover compared to previous conventional material set-ups based on cardboard and metal.

Meeting Europe's growth in demand for robotics

Tom Mathias (r), President & CEO Omron Adept Technologies, and Terry Hannon (l), Chief Marketing Officer Omron Adept Technologies, officially open the new production lines. 
(Photo: Omron, PR021)Further growth in demand for Omron's robotics business has been the key driver to install the new production lines at our European state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. The local production of parallel robots will enable us to focus on improved productivity, rapid response and shorter lead times.

Mini-IO adopted as an International Electrotechnical Commission standard

Mini-IO adopted as an International Electrotechnical Commission standard. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR200)
DARMSTADT, Germany – September 18, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced the Mini-IO connector has been adopted as an international standard (IEC 61076-3-122) by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

MAPAL uses sustainable Bonderite duaLCys process from Henkel in its metalworking operations

Special tools from MAPAL for manufacturing drill heads for the mining industry. The use of duaLCys eliminates the need for solvents to degrease parts before bonding. (Photo © Henkel, PR043)Aalen/Düsseldorf – MAPAL Dr. Kress KG uses the innovative Bonderite duaLCys process from Henkel in its metal cutting operations to produce special tooling for drilling heads in the mining industry. The synergistic combination of a water-miscible lubricant and a water-based cleaner results in a significant increase in performance while reducing energy consumption and waste generation. The process was tailored to the specific application in close collaboration between the two companies.

Clariant and Enviral announce first license agreement on sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology

Extensive tests with Enviral’s feedstock were conducted at Clariant’s pre-commercial plant in Straubing, Germany. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, September 18, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Enviral, the largest producer of bioethanol in Slovakia, today announced that they have signed a license agreement on sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology.

Renfe High-Speed Train TV Service Runs on Belden Switches

Renfe high-speed train TV service runs on Belden switches. 
(Photo: Shutterstock, PR454) Venlo, The Netherlands - September 14, 2017 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is supplying components for an updated multimedia network for Renfe’s high-speed trains, in a project led by Telefonica. Belden’s reputation, railway experience and proven technology combined to help win the contract.

LUMAWISE drive LED Holder Type Z50 from TE Connectivity solves a common LED driver problem

LUMAWISE drive LED Holder Type Z50 from TE solves a common LED driver problem. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR201)
HARRISBURG, PA., USA – September 14, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces the LUMAWISE drive LED Holder Type Z50 for chip-on-board (COB) LEDs. The new LUMAWISE drive LED Holder Type Z50, used in track and spot lighting, integrates DC/DC driver and the holder into a single package that enables lighting designers to develop compact, better-looking and more cost-effective lighting products.

Clariant will inspire partners at CPhI Worldwide 2017

Clariant will inspire partners at CPhI Worldwide 2017. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, September 14, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, aims to reinforce at this year’s CPhI Worldwide in Frankfurt, Germany, how it continues to address the specific needs of pharmaceutical formulators.

Archroma’s new Color Finder tool helps papermakers find exactly the shade they need

Archroma’s new Color Finder tool allows paper and packaging industry customers to search for products within the company’s entire range of colorants.Reinach, Switzerland, 13 September 2017 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of a free online tool that allows paper and packaging industry customers to search for products within the company’s entire range of colorants.

SABIC continues global growth with innovative polypropylene ventures in Europe

SABIC’s new pilot plant in Geleen, The Netherlands, for development and production of advanced grades of polypropylene, was inaugurated by SABIC CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan and Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp on September 12.Sittard, the Netherlands, September 13, 2017 - SABIC today continued its global expansion with the inauguration of a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location.

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