Clariant brings life to plastics and plastics to life with Hydrocerol®

Mumbai, May 25, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals showcased a paper on ‘The CFA Route to Automotive Light-Weighting’ at Plastomotive 2015, India’s prime congregation for the Automotive Plastics Supply Chain. At the Conference held on May 7, 2015, Dr. Mahesh Dhekane, Senior Product Manager – BL Additives, BU Masterbatches, Clariant in India, presented an innovative and cutting edge technology for the automotive industry – Hydrocerol® chemical foaming agents (CFA).

Perstorp inaugurates major new Oxo plant in Sweden to strengthen position in PVC plasticizers and chemical intermediates

Perstorp - May 21, 2015 - Perstorp officially opened a major extension to its capacity to produce PVC plasticizers and key chemical intermediates. The new state-of-the-art Oxo plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, began producing material soon after its start-up in January, and is now running at full regime and delivering high quality material according to plan.


Reinach, 21 May 2015 – Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals, will showcase at the Denim Premiere Vision (DPV) show in Barcelona, May 27-28, how it is leveraging innovative chemistry to generate several new fashion-forward, eco-conscious colors and finishes. These advances add value for consumers, mills and brand owners alike.

DSM and NHU form joint venture to add PPS compounds to DSM’s global portfolio of high performance engineering plastics

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Material Sciences company, and NHU announce the formation of a new joint venture company for the market development and manufacturing of high performance plastics compounds based on polyphenylene sulphide, PPS. The compounds will further enhance DSM’s offering in the high performance engineering plastics space, adding to its leadership positions with Stanyl® polyamide 46 and Stanyl® ForTii™ polyamide 4T. All sales at the joint venture, including those in China, will be handled by DSM’s Marketing and Sales organization with the brand name of Xytron™ PPS.

Belden is a Development Partner for Deutsche Telekom's Connected Industry Platform

Neckartenzlingen - May 21, 2015 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has developed the Connected Industry Platform (CIP) as a partner of Deutsche Telekom and in cooperation with Infineon Technologies and WIBU Systems. This platform, which was presented by Telekom for the first time at this year's CeBIT, offers an innovative security concept for networked production. This enables secure data communication between several sites, for example. In this way, CIP is already demonstrating how automation and information technology are continuing to merge and become smarter as part of Industry 4.0. The Belden brand Hirschmann was responsible for the network engineering part and has an extensive range of products for industrial data communication, ranging from Ethernet switches and routers to firewall solutions and WLAN systems.

Clariant and Technology Partners Add Holograms and Laser Marking to ColorForward® 2016 Palette

Muttenz, May 21, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, recently teamed up with two other innovative companies to use the latest technology in laser marking and holography to capture important societal trends affecting consumer behavior. The high-tech graphics are rendered on molded plastic chips in ColorForward® 2016, the latest edition of Clariant’s groundbreaking trend analysis and color-design tool.

DSM and Ascend form global strategic alliance for supply of polyamide 66 compounds

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Material Sciences company, and Ascend Performance Materials Inc., the premium provider of high-quality chemicals, fibers and plastics, announce that they have formed a global strategic alliance for the supply of compounds based on polyamide 66 (PA66). Under the agreement, Ascend becomes the strategic supplier to DSM for PA66 base-polymer used as raw material for Akulon® PA66 compounds for engineering plastics applications. In addition, DSM will distribute Ascend's portfolio of PA66 compounds sold under the brand name Vydyne®.

Clariant Oil Services launches breakthrough SCALETREAT® FeS iron sulfide scale inhibitor

Houston, TX, May 19, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, introduces SCALETREAT® FeS iron sulfide scale inhibitor, which offers a paradigm shift for inhibiting iron sulfide scale. Counter to the standard practice of allowing scale to form and relying on a chelating option or dissolver for removal, the new high-performance SCALETREAT FeS prevents scale formation in the first place, and the resultant damage, at considerably lower dosages than existing chemistries, such as THPS (tetrakis hydroxymethyl phosphonium sulfate) and Acrolein.

Pallmann joins forces with Standard Bio to develop new biorefinery concept using timber waste

Zweibrücken, Germany (19 May 2015) – PALLMANN Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of innovative size reduction technology, is joining forces with Standard Bio, an expert in novel biomass conversion technologies, to develop a new biorefinery concept that will use low-value organic waste as a resource for clean energy, natural fertilizers and animal protein.


OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — May 19, 2015 — Avery Dennison today announced the appointment of new distribution partners in the UK, Netherlands, and Belgium. The new distributors include Pyramid Display Materials and Quantum Europoint in the UK and Pantoon NV (Belgium) and Vink Kunststoffen BV Visual Technology Solutions (Netherlands).

Azelis extends collaboration with Milliken for Liquitint® polymeric colorants across Europe

Azelis is pleased to announce an extended distribution agreement with Milliken to offer its novel Liquitint® polymeric colorants for all Homecare and Industrial Cleaning (H&IC) applications across Europe. The agreement does not cover Italy and Greece.

Clariant highlights sustainability-driven solutions and EcoTain labeled products at Chinaplas 2015

Shanghai, May 19, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will participate in Chinaplas 2015, the largest plastics and rubber trade fair in Asia, with its special feature on sustainability-driven products and solutions dedicated to growing needs in the plastic industry for sustainable development.

Belden and Weidmüller Present Their Jointly Developed Modular Infrastructure Box

Neckartenzlingen - May 18, 2015 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has been working with its partner for industrial connectivity, Weidmüller, to jointly develop a modular infrastructure box for the connection of production modules. This standardized interface, which was presented for the first time in a pilot production line for the SmartFactoryKL technology initiative at this year's Hanover trade fair, represents an essential prerequisite for the cross-location collection of production information in the Internet of Things, according to the Industry 4.0 requirement profile. Flexibly integrated, the plug-and-play infrastructure box is compatible with any manufacturer's production module within SmartFactoryKL, and provides maximum transparency, functional reliability, and data security, as well as optimal protection of personnel and machinery. It facilitates fast data communication, used to transmit control commands and status information as well as other types of data, and a reliable power supply for efficient production processes with the smallest of batch sizes – all without necessitating additional work or increased throughput times.