29th Apr 2019
Expanding its presence in Asia, BYK is establishing a new site in Shanghai to meet growing demand in the key Chinese market. The Asia region accounts for one third of its sales, and has made a substantial contribution to BYK in past decades. The new, integrated site is equipped to provide BYK's development partners and customers technical service they...
26th Apr 2019
Chem-Trend, a global leader in development, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance release agents, purging compounds, and other ancillary moulding products, will showcase another new line of die lubricant polymer technologies, specifically developed to help die casters improve operational efficiency, at the GIFA in Düsseldorf, from June 25-29, ...
22nd Apr 2019
Solvay Ventures has invested in venture capital fund Longwater Advanced Materials fund managed by Longwater Investment, an invester in advanced materials and chemistry-related technologies in China. The collaboration will generate partnership and co-investment opportunities with local venture capital ecosystems and speed-up Solvay’s innovation delivery.
19th Apr 2019
Infinited Fiber Company (IFC), a company offering carbon neutral fibre regeneration technology for textile and nonwoven industries, has raised €3.7 million in funding from investors like H&M group, Fortum and Virala. IFC is currently running a 50-ton pilot plant in Finland and plans to increase its annual capacity up to 500 tons to meet growing market...
9th Apr 2019
Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), a specialty chemicals maker, has introduced a new powder version of its Perkadox 16 (BCHPC) organic peroxide. Known as Perkadox 16 GB-70, the new chemical will allow customers in North American composites market to safely store larger volumes of product while meeting the latest fire safety standards.
9th Apr 2019
Beaulieu Fibres, Europe’s largest producer of polyolefin fibres, was nominated for essenscia Innovation Award 2019 for its recently introduced UltraBond fibre. UltraBond is a cost-effective solution for fully recyclable, latex-free, sustainable carpets that leads to significant reductions in ecological footprint and cost for carpet manufacturers.
8th Apr 2019
At Techtextil 2019, Covestro will be presenting new and sustainable developments with Insqin technology for aqueous textile coatings as well as a water-based polyurethane dispersion enabling biodegradable textile coatings. Techtextil, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will be held at Frankfurt, Germany from May 14-17.
2nd Apr 2019
Toray Industries has succeeded in developing a new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin with world’s highest flexibility level while maintaining its superior heat and chemical resistance. The company plans to start proposing applications of the new resin for automobiles in April and will pursue expansion of its application into various industrial material ...
30th Mar 2019
In April, Milliken & Company will begin building the largest clarifier plant in history in Blacksburg, South Carolina. The world-class plant will begin operations in 2020 and will boost capacity of Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 clarifier by approximately 50 per cent. The expansion is needed to meet fast-growing global demand for Millad NX 8000 plastic...