Clariant delivers solid Q2 with improved profitability and cash flow

Clariant“Clariant continued the strong development of the first into the second quarter,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “We have significantly improved our operating profitability and our cash flow. This is in-line with our objectives for 2015 and we expect cash generation to continue to increase in the second half of the year. Clariant is well on track to achieve its growth and profitability targets, despite a continued mixed economic environment particularly in Asia and very volatile currencies.”


DSM Dyneema names Ms. Golnar Motahari Pour to succeed Mr. Gerard de Reuver as president.
(Photos DSM Dyneema, DYNPR317) The Netherlands, 29 July 2015 - DSM Dyneema announces today that, after five years in the post Gerard de Reuver has elected to step down as President of DSM Dyneema on 1 August 2015. He will be succeeded by Golnar Motahari Pour, a German national with extensive global management experience.

Henkel to introduce extended Bonderite range for clean sustainable machining at EMO 2015

Henkel will introduce its extended Bonderite portfolio for clean, sustainable machining at EMO Milano 2015. (Photo: Henkel, PR002)Henkel will unveil exciting opportunities for the metalworking industry to achieve significant cost savings and cleaner, more efficient machining as it presents its extended Bonderite portfolio for the first time at EMO Milano 2015.

Guardian offers enhanced Acoustic Calculator 2.0

Guardian offers enhanced Acoustic Calculator 2.0 for free. 
(Photo Guardian Industries Corp., GRDPR003)Bertrange, Luxembourg, July 27, 2015 - Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in the UK, a leading supplier of industry-leading commercial, residential and interior glass products, has introduced the latest version (2.0) of its Acoustic Calculator, an industry tool that helps glass and building professionals identify the best insulating glass unit (IGU) configuration to meet a project’s specific glazing requirements. This latest version, available free of charge, now offers access to more than 37,000 calculated acoustic values, including octave band centre frequencies, from 125 to 4,000 hz, and provides the acoustic performance for some of the most obscure insulating glass unit configurations, such as thick glass and thick laminated constructions. The Acoustic Calculator 2.0 is mobile and tablet optimised.

Songwon announces global price increases for the entire range of Phenolic Antioxidants

SongwonUlsan, Korea – July 24, 2015 – Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. today announced a global price increase of 5% on the entire range of Phenolic Antioxidants.


DSM DyneemaThe Netherlands, 23 July 2015 - DSM Dyneema, owner of the Dyneema® brand, takes trademark infringement very seriously and continues to make strong progress in its vigorous global efforts to defend the Dyneema® brand against unauthorized and illegal use.

Belden is Contributing to the Development of a Standardized Communication Solution

BeldenSt. Louis, Missouri - July 22, 2015 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is involved in Smart FactoryKL and other initiatives aimed at realizing the vision of Industry 4.0. Since 2009, the company has made important contributions in the IEEE 802.1 working group task force for time-sensitive networks (TSN), toward the standardization of a networking solution for applications with high real-time requirements.

Robust PANTHER granulator from Pallmann for efficient PET bottle recycling

Robust PANTHER granulator from Pallmann for efficient PET bottle recycling. (Photos: PALLMANN Group, PLMPR041)Zweibrücken, Germany (22 July 2015) – Pallmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Zweibrücken, has extended its range of robust PANTHER recycling granulators, by adding a granulator that has been specially designed for recycling reusable materials from PET bottles.


HyFlex® 11-318 ultra-light cut-resistant glove. 
(Photos Ansell, DYNPR291) The Netherlands, 21 July 2015 - The newest style in Ansell’s ultra-light cut-resistant range of safety gloves, the HyFlex® 11-318, sets a new standard in top-quality gloves. The high performance and highly comfortable product results from the collaboration between Ansell, a global leader in health and safety solutions, and DSM Dyneema, whose Dyneema® Diamond Technology material enables thinner designs that provide the same cut protection levels as gloves twice as thick.

Belden’s Industrial HiVision Software Now Offers Comprehensive Security Functionalities

Belden’s Industrial HiVision Software now offers comprehensive security functionalities. 
(Photo: Belden, PR379) St. Louis, Missouri - July 20, 2015 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released the latest version of its Hirschmann network management software. Industrial HiVision 6.0 enables streamlined network management and delivers comprehensive security functionalities for the configuration and supervision of industrial Ethernet networks. With this software, industrial networks can be managed holistically, ultimately increasing the network’s availability.

Clariant offers polymer additive solution for agriculture film producers in China

AddWorks® AGC for Agricultural films offers a range of solutions to fulfill the requirements of mulch, silage or Greenhouse film applications. (Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, July 20, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is taking a step closer to satisfying customer needs in the agri-film production sector in China by hosting a seminar in Jinan, Shandong province of China recently. Organized by the Clariant business unit of Additives, the occasion gathered the leading players in agri-film manufacturing in China to learn about Clariant's capabilities as a innovative, sustainable and cost-effective partner in the field.

Azelis appointed as European distributor for WeylChem Wiesbaden

Azelis appointed as European distributor for WeylChem Wiesbaden. 
(Photo: Azelis, PR048) Azelis announces that it has been appointed as exclusive European distributor by WeylChem Wiesbaden to offer its TAED (peroxide bleach activators) and specialty surfactants range, into Homecare and Industrial Cleaning (H&IC) markets.

Clariant signals more EcoTain® products on the Home Care horizon following GlucoPure™

ClariantMuttenz, July 16, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will unveil new Home Care products ensuring EcoTain® best-in-class sustainability and performance excellence to its customers in 2015. The BU Industrial & Consumer Specilities’ assessment of its portfolio of ingredients and solutions for Home Care is in full swing as part of Clariant’s company-wide roll-out of its sustainability screening program.