ARLANXEO to expand production capacities for chloroprene rubber

ARLANXEO to expand production capacities for chloroprene rubber. 
(Photo ARLANXEO, ARPR030)Maastricht / Dormagen - ARLANXEO, one of the world’s leading suppliers of synthetic elastomers, is expanding its global chloroprene rubber (CR) production at the site in Dormagen, Germany. The production capacity there will be increased to as much as 70,000 tons per year overall that will be available to the market already during the first quarter of 2019. ARLANXEO is investing an upper single-digit million in the expansion project overall.

Clariant opens new masterbatch production site in Saudi Arabia

Clariant’s new masterbatch production site in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. (Photos: Clariant)Muttenz, January 19, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today officially opened its new state-of–the art masterbatch production site in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The site is owned by Clariant Masterbatches Saudi Arabia, a joint venture between Clariant and Rowad, a leading plastic products manufacturer in the Middle East and part of Tasnee, Saudi Arabia's second largest industrial company.

Belden Expands Portfolio of Versatile Automation Tools to Meet Increasing IIoT Connectivity Demands

LioN-Power Multi-protocol I/O Modules. (Photo: Belden, PR463) St. Louis, Missouri - January 18, 2018 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, has expanded the Lumberg Automation LioN-Power product family to help industrial manufacturers address exploding Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity needs through simplified device automation. The updates and additions bring added flexibility through universal digital I/O modules, as well as holistic solutions through new IO-Link system devices.

DSM appoints Wilfrid Gambade as President DSM Dyneema

Wilfrid Gambade, President DSM Dyneema.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR358) Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, today announces that Wilfrid Gambade is appointed as President DSM Dyneema as of January 15 2018.

Clariant expands operations at its facility in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Clariant Mexico increases Coatzacoalcos site production capacity by around 15%. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, January 17, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, completed the project to expand its industrial facility in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and increased production capacity by around 15 percent.

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Ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD) from Aptar Pharma with components made of medical grade Thermoplastic Elastomers of the product group THERMOLAST® M from KRAIBURG TPE for direct contact with medications. 
(Photo: © 2018 Aptar Pharma)With the development of THERMOLAST® M the manufacturer KRAIBURG TPE offers compounds that are approved for use in direct contact with blood and medications. These materials can be colored in conformity with medical compliance requirements and open up new potential fields of applications. TPE compounds of the THERMOLAST® M portfolio can be used for medical and pharmaceutical applications such as primary medical packagings, hospital care applications and resealing membranes.

TE Connectivity’s new enhanced base helps cut time to market for street lighting control projects

TE Connectivity’s new enhanced base helps cut time to market for street lighting control projects. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR153)DARMSTADT, Germany – January 16, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces the LUMAWISE Endurance N Enhanced base, creating a platform for customers’ rapid development and manufacture of NEMA/ANSI C136.41 compliant street and outdoor lighting control solutions.

Innovative odor-management for functional polyester textiles: Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 with patented, dual-action technology

(Graph: SANITIZED AG, PR020) Burgdorf/CH, 16 January 2018: SANITIZED AG presents a new unique dimension to odor-management for functional polyester textiles. The newly developed wash-resistant Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 has a dual-action effect: on the one hand it prevents the bacteria from docking on the textile, and on the other, it adsorbs odors whilst the garment is being worn. The underlying technology that has been further developed was awarded the Swiss Technology Award. Goodbye permastink!

Belden Releases New Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injectors

Belden releases new Power over Ethernet (PoE) injectors. (Photo: Belden, PR457) St. Louis, Missouri - January 11, 2018 - Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released its new Hirschmann PoE/PoE+ Injectors, designed to support the growing demand for high-voltage Power over Ethernet.

TE Connectivity in exclusive negotiations to acquire ABB’s entrelec® terminal block business

TE ConnectivityDARMSTADT, Germany – January 11, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with ABB to acquire ABB’s entrelec® terminal block business. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions including receipt of customary regulatory approvals and prior consultation with employee representative bodies.

Beaulieu Yarns introduces EqoBalance®, the first biomass-balance polyamide yarns for carpets

Biomass Balance model. (Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)Wielsbeke, Belgium – January 11, 2018 – Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and polypropylene yarns, now offers sustainable versions of all its polyamide (PA6) yarns for carpets for residential and commercial use, including automotive. The EqoBalance® family of “biomass-balance” yarns is being launched at Domotex 2018, held on January 12-15 in Hannover, Germany. Beaulieu Yarns is on Stand B56 in Hall 11.

Clariant and SINOPEC sign major cooperation agreements on fuel upgrading catalyst technology

Senior management from Clariant and Sinopec met in Bejing, China to sign the agreements. (Photo: Clariant)Munich, January 11, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has signed two key agreements with SINOPEC, China’s largest petroleum and chemical company. The agreements were signed in Beijing by the companies’ senior management on September 27, 2017.

Jason Oliver appointed head of GE Additive

Jason Oliver appointed head of GE Additive. (Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR004)Cincinnati, Ohio, January 10, 2018 – GE Additive has appointed Jason Oliver as CEO and Vice President, GE Additive. As CEO, Oliver will lead the GE Additive operations including Concept Laser, Arcam and GeonX, reporting to David L. Joyce, GE Vice Chairman. Oliver joined GE on January 1.

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