Innovative TPE technology for directly molding corner joints and ends to EPDM profiles

The new TPE technology for two-component parts with EPDM is intended above all for economical production of window trims and other sophisticated exterior automotive profiles. 
(Photo: © 2018 KRAIBURG TPE)The automotive industry is the largest and fastest-growing market for thermoplastic elastomers. KRAIBURG TPE has identified an increasing demand for TPE compounds for high-quality exterior applications and has speeded up its application-specific development of efficient TPE solutions for this industry.

INEOS Styrolution presents innovative solutions for interior and exterior automotive designs at PIAE in Mannheim

INEOS StyrolutionINEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, will highlight new styrenic solutions for the automotive industry as well as automotive applications designed with the company’s latest materials at the PIAE (“Plastics in Automotive Engineering”) in Mannheim, Germany. Highlights include a new scratch resistant Luran® HH-120, Novodur® Ultra 4255 and the innovative composite StyLight®.

LD robots steal the show at Global Industrie Connected Factory

LD robots steal the show at Global Industrie Connected Factory.
(Photos: Omron, PR039)Demonstrating solutions from over 70 equipment suppliers including Omron, the connected factory demonstration at the Global Industrie exhibition will be one of the highlights of the event. Attendees will be able to watch as their individual medals are manufactured and packaged, with Omron’s LD robots playing a key role in moving the medals between the different stages of the production process.

ARLANXEO treibt Bildungsinitiative mit zweiter Schulkooperation voran

Ifraim Tairi (ARLANXEO), Wolfgang Hübner (Käthe-Kollwitz-Gesamtschule), Gerrit Mroseck (ARLANXEO), Gabriele Götze (IHK-Beraterin Schule-Wirtschaft), Stefan Albert (stellvertretender Schulleiter) und Dr. Andreas Bischoff (ARLANXEO) haben die Schulkooperation beschlossen. 
(Foto IHK, ARPR033)Dormagen / Grevenbroich - ARLANXEO, ein weltweit führender Anbieter für synthetische Elastomere, hat eine Schulkooperation mit der Käthe-Kollwitz-Gesamtschule in Grevenbroich abgeschlossen. Damit intensiviert ARLANXEO seine Bildungsinitiative, nachdem im Mai 2017 die erste Kooperation mit der Realschule Hackenbroich aus Dormagen abgeschlossen wurde. Mit der Käthe-Kollwitz-Gesamtschule hat sich ARLANXEO für eine Partnerschule in der Nähe seines größten deutschen Standorts Dormagen entschieden, die besonders die MINT-Fächer (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften, Technik) fördert.

Clariant showcases innovative solutions for food and beverage producers in China at FIC 2018

Clariant VITIPURE® – takes your food products to the next level. 
(Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, March 12, 2018 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, will take part in the Food Ingredients China (FIC) 2018 exhibition to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on March 22-24, 2018. Clariant will launch its VITIPURE solutions that are designed and developed to meet local needs of the Chinese food and beverage market.

Enabling flexible manufacturing by bringing innovation in automation

Enabling flexible manufacturing by bringing innovation in automation. 
(Photo: Omron, PR038)Omron will be at Hannover Messe from 23 to 27 April, supporting the event’s theme of Connect & Collaborate by demonstrating its capability to innovate the future of manufacturing. Visitors to the Omron stand (Hall 9, F24) will be able to experience Omron technology supporting flexible robotic cells, data acquisition, data intelligence and AI realizing agile mass customization cells that shifts manufacturing from ‘build to sell’ to ‘made for me’.

TE Connectivity to supply high-voltage roofline equipment for Stadler SMILE trains

TE Connectivity to supply high-voltage roofline equipment for Stadler SMILE trains. 
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR245)DARMSTADT, Germany – March 9, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has been selected by train manufacturer Stadler to supply high-voltage electrical roofline equipment for the SMILE high-speed Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains. The SMILE is Stadler’s first high-speed platform and reinforces TE’s place as the global market leader in roofline cable solutions for high-speed trains (

Clariant to increase prices for Masterbatch and Compound products containing titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives

ClariantMuttenz, March 9, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in masterbatches and specialty compounds, has today announced a price increase globally for its entire range of masterbatch and compound products containing titanium dioxide, polymers, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives by 4- 7% (depending on the grade, concentration and quality of the titanium dioxide, polymer, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives).

Milliken to Launch at NPE 2018 New Technologies for Maximizing the Performance of PP Impact Copolymers for Injection Molding

Hyperform® Nucleating Agents and Milliken’s New Performance Modifier Offer PP and PE Applications a Unique Balance of Mechanical Properties and Enable a Higher Level of Productivity.
(Photo © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR181)Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company will feature its extensive portfolio of additive technologies for improving the clarity, performance and processing of polyolefins at NPE 2018 in booth #S26023. The company will also launch two new products: a unique performance modifier for injection-molded polypropylene (PP) impact copolymers (ICPs), and the latest technology in its Hyperform® HPN family of nucleating agents, which is specifically designed to maximize stiffness in PP ICPs. Both of these novel technologies will significantly change the way PP ICPs perform, particularly regarding impact strength, stiffness and melt flow. Further, by improving the physical properties of post-consumer recycled resins, the new performance modifier allows converters to take greater advantage of their cost and sustainability benefits.

Archroma appoints new leader for its Brand & Performance Textile Specialties business

Archroma appoints Marcos Furrer as President Brand & Performance Textile Specialties Business, and Innovation. 
(Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 8 March 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, today announced the appointment of Marcos Furrer to the post of President Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, and Innovation, based in Archroma's headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland.

ELIX Polymers selected by Gigaset for its new home alarm system

ELIX Polymers selected by Gigaset for its new home alarm system. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR037)Tarragona, March 8, 2018 – Gigaset, one of the world's largest manufacturers of cordless (DECT) phones and the clear market leader in Europe, has chosen ELIX M201AS from ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins and derivatives, for the housings of various components in its new Gigaset Smart Home Alarm system.

SABIC releases at JEC World 2018 results of lifecycle assessment of car doors made with UDMAX™ thermoplastic composite tape

An externally certified LCA study revealed that doors made with SABIC’s thermoplastic composites revealed a lower global warming potential and cumulative energy demand than metal doors.PARIS, FRANCE, March 8, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is releasing here at JEC World 2018 in stand L84, hall 5, the results of a recent lifecycle assessment of passenger car side doors using hybrid material solutions including laminates made with its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite (CFRTC), the UDMAX™ GPP 45-70 tape. The material system aims to help improve compliance with stringent energy and emissions regulations. The externally certified, cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment (LCA) found that doors made with the glass fiber polypropylene-reinforced composites outperformed metal car doors in two key environmental categories: global warming potential and cumulative energy demand. In addition to weighing significantly less than steel, aluminum and magnesium, the CFRTC parts deliver exceptional strength, corrosion resistance and the ability to be produced in high volumes using injection molding.

TE Connectivity announces new Industrial team members

Dale Papovitch. 
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR236)DARMSTADT, Germany – March 7, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has announced the appointment with immediate effect of two new senior managers in North America. Dale Papovitch is now Industry Marketing Lead for the region and Seth Gillespie is Senior Manager, Sales Operations. Both report to Jason Moore, TE Industrial Americas Director of Sales.