New EW60 Power Relay Supports Demand for Higher Switching Capability

New EW60 power relay supports demand for higher switching capability. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR064)DARMSTADT, Germany – May 5, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces a new addition to its innovative line of relays. The EW60 PCB relay is a power latching, bi-stable relay with up to 60 Amps switching capability. This new relay is designed to support the demand for higher switching capability in the intelligent buildings industry. Because the EW60’s bi-stable magnetic system ensures low self-heating, providing energy savings as well. The EW60 relay is suited for many applications including lighting controls, power distribution, bus actuators, and circuit protection. TE offers a broad range of relays and contactors. The TE relay product line includes products from AXICOM, KILOVAC, OEG, Potter and Brumfield, PRODUCTS UNLIMITED, and SCHRACK.

Songwon expands its offering for the industrial lubricants industry

SongwonUlsan, Korea – May 4, 2016 – Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd., announced today that it is extending its product offering to meet the growing needs of the industrial lubricants market.

Announcing three Innovation Challenge finalists

PerstorpPerstorp - May 3, 2016 - Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is today announcing the three finalists in its Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in September 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its unique Capa™ caprolactone thermoplastic materials.

New Hermaphroditic Connector for LED Lighting

New hermaphroditic select gold plating for harsh environments. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR067)DARMSTADT, Germany – May 3, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces a new selective gold-plating option for our standard hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connectors. These new connectors are ideal for harsh environments where moisture and high vibration may be present. The surface-mounted (SMT), board-to-board version of the hermaphroditic blade and receptacle connector reduces inventory requirements with a single connector that mates to itself. In addition, the wire-to-board connector mates to the new part number series in a typical LED lighting application, providing power into the first board in a string of rigid printed circuit board LED light strips. The connectors help speed assembly time with a low profile, reflow compatible design available in tape and reel packaging.

Belden Enables Standardized Real-Time Communication for Industrial Networks of the Future

Belden enables standardized real-time communication for industrial networks of the future. 
(Photos: Belden, PR421)St. Louis, Missouri - May 2, 2016 - Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has made significant advancements in bringing standardized real-time communication to industrial applications through time-sensitive networking (TSN). In addition to significant contributions to the IEEE 802.1 TSN standardization process by engineers from its Hirschmann brand, Belden continues to make TSN a reality by integrating emerging standards into its industrial networking equipment.

Clariant to present leading line of container desiccants at Indonesia Agro Expo

Container Dri® II desiccant products for protection of cocoa bean shipments in containers. (Photo: Clariant)Singapore, May 1, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will join the 16th annual Indonesia Agro Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 5th-8th, 2016. As a leader in the cargo desiccant market, Clariant will present the Container Dri®II desiccants to the agricultural, food and beverage industry in the company’s debut on the Agro Expo.

New Modular, Screwless Terminal Blocks Enable Flexibility

New Modular Screwless Terminal Blocks enables flexibility. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR066)DARMSTADT, Germany – April 28, 2016 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces a flexible and efficient solution for building equipment and lighting control applications. The high-density modular, screwless terminal block, featuring a compact design and quick assembly, is used in heating and ventilation equipment, access controls, lighting systems, security applications, and building controllers. A wide range of colors and positions enables design flexibility and easy identification.

Cool, lubricated and smell-free machining

The assembled chain saw Husqvarna 550 XP® in action. (Photo: Henkel, PR014)Each year, around 8 million individual metal parts are produced at the Husqvarna Group’s hometown location in Sweden for its premium outdoor power tools, which include chainsaws and trimmers. To ensure that both productivity targets and a safe and healthy environment for its workforce are achieved, the Group turned to Henkel’s new generation bactericide-free cutting fluids to provide a smart solution to an increasing bacteria and odor problem during machining. Three years on, the team at Husqvarna endorses Bonderite L-MR as a major sustainability tool for the metal industry.

Guardian launches ClimaGuard® Blue self-cleaning solar control glass for conservatory roof applications

Guardian launches Climaguard® Blue self-cleaning solar control glass for conservatory roof applications. 
(Photo <a href= target=new></a>, GRDPR069)Bertrange, Luxembourg, April 28, 2016 – Guardian Industries’ Glass Group in Europe, a leading manufacturer of high performance architectural glass and a key supplier to the building industry, has introduced an all-in-one solution for conservatory and orangery roof applications. Guardian ClimaGuard® Blue is a self-cleaning glass that combines solar control, thermal insulation and glare reduction in a single dual coated pane of glass, with a blue appearance.

Quadrant CMS employs plastics/metal hybrid technology to save weight and money in production of automotive airbag assemblies with integrated lead frames

Hybrid plastics/metal airbag housing with integrated lead frame, co-developed and produced by Quadrant Creative Molding & Systems is proving an important saver of weight, packing space and costs.Tielt, Belgium - April 28, 2016 - A hybrid plastics/metal airbag housing with integrated lead frame, co-developed and produced by Quadrant Creative Molding & Systems for an automotive steering wheel airbag assembly, is proving an important saver of weight, packing space and costs. Production is carried out fully automatically to provide high levels of quality and safety in the zero-defect environment of automotive passive safety. The assembly is being fitted on vehicles produced around the world.

Henkel launches integration program for refugees

Henkel launches integration program for refugees. (Photo: Henkel, PR016)Henkel is starting an extensive refugee’s integration program in its vocational training center. In collaboration with external partners and public authorities, the company is offering career guidance and job shadowing as well as internships, language courses and coachings for the refugees. The aim is to promote the integration of people with prospects of staying in Germany permanently.

Clariant with a good start into 2016 – improved sales and increased profitability

Clariant“Clariant had a good start into the year with solid sales growth and profitability improvement,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “All our business areas performed well in the current mixed global economic environment and significantly expanded their EBITDA margins. This positive development in all business areas was achieved by a positive mix effect in our higher margin Business Areas as well as the first impact of the differentiated business steering in Plastics & Coatings. For 2016, we are on track to achieve our targets despite the continued challenging economic environment.”

Avery Dennison to acquire Mactac Europe

Avery DennisonGLENDALE, CA — April 27, 2016 — Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire the European business of Mactac from Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for the purchase price of €200 million including assumed debt. With 2015 year-end run-rate revenues of €147 million, or approximately $170 million, and approximately 470 employees, the business is a leading manufacturer of high quality pressure-sensitive materials, serving several high-value segments, including graphics, specialty labels and industrial tapes. Mactac’s core product lines complement Avery Dennison’s existing graphics portfolio.