Clariant acquires full control of consortium with Carboflex in Brazil to further expand its offshore offering

ClariantMuttenz, June 24, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the acquisition of Carboflex’s 50% stake in the consortium that built and operates the Guanabara Bay plant. The facility, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, produces chemicals used in oil and gas wells. The acquisition is part of the investment strategy of Clariant’s Business Unit Oil and Mining Services and allows the company to take full control of the plant to further expand its chemical offering to offshore customers, while optimizing delivery times.

Voluntários da Clariant levam educação ambiental a alunos da rede pública em Suzano

ClariantSão Paulo, 23 de junho de 2016 – A Clariant, uma das líderes mundiais em especialidades químicas, promove em junho e julho o projeto “Educação para a Sustentabilidade”, voltado para estudantes do Ensino Fundamental I (4º e 5º anos) da Escola Estadual Professora Jussara Feitosa Domschke, localizada próxima ao complexo industrial da empresa em Suzano (SP).

Henkel launches range of new TEROSON LASD products offering enhanced application and sustainability benefits

Weight-saving, clean and efficient: Automated application of LASD compounds in the paint shop. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR015)Henkel Adhesive Technologies has expanded its portfolio of liquid-applied sound deadeners (LASD) for the automobile industry. Newly added to the portfolio are TEROSON LASD grades based on renewable oils (renewable thermosets) for use in the paint shop and body shop department. Also new is a water-based acrylic system offering excellent interaction between the polymers employed and the special fillers introduced to achieve maximum vibration damping combined with controlled, minimized abrasiveness. In a joint project with the BMW Group and ABB, the waterborne technology and the associated application technique have been specifically developed for future use worldwide in the new BMW 3 series.

Clariant doubles annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations at its production site Santa Clara, Mexico

External view of new Clariant production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Santa Clara, Mexico. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, June 23, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, inaugurated its new production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Mexico. The new plant located in Santa Clara doubles Clariant’s Mexico annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations and enhances its ability to serve customers across North and Latin America.

ARLANXEO controls global rubber business from the Netherlands

Unveiling of the piece of art in the entrance area Executive board ARLANXEO (from left to right): Jorge Nogueira, Jan Paul de Vries, Fayez Alsharef, Ali Ba-Baidhan.Maastricht – ARLANXEO Holding B.V. officially opened its new corporate headquarters in Maastricht, Netherlands today. From now on, one of the global leading companies for synthetic rubber will control its operations around the world from Maastricht.

Winners of Perstorp Open Innovation Challenge are announced

Finalists presenting to Perstorp leadership team.
(Photo: Perstorp)Perstorp - June 22, 2016 - Perstorp, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is today announcing the winner in its Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in September 2015 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its unique Capa™ caprolactone thermoplastic materials. The purpose of the contest was to crowdsource ideas for creatively applying Capa™ Thermoplastic to address future challenges in this ever-changing world.

Guardian Automotive introduces new team and new strategy

Olivier Demeijer, Business Leader Guardian Automotive Europe.
(Photo Guardian Industries Corp., GRDPR095) Bertrange, Luxembourg, June 22, 2016 – Guardian Glass, a world-leading manufacturer and innovator in glass and glass coating technologies, has announced that the company’s diverse automotive activities in Europe have now been fully integrated into a single business. Guardian Automotive combines the company’s dedicated European manufacturing facilities and state-of-the-art warehousing and distribution services, which were previously run as separate entities.

New high temperature resistant Arnitel TPE from DSM replaces plastics-rubber and metal-rubber combinations in hot air ducts

New high temperature resistant Arnitel TPE from DSM replaces plastics-rubber and metal-rubber combinations in hot air ducts. 
(Photo: DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR486)Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has developed a new high temperature resistant grade of its Arnitel® thermoplastic copolyester elastomer (TPC) for production of flexible hot charge air ducts used in turbocharged engines.

Innovations by SABIC to minimize food wastage, reduce weight, and lower carbon footprint of packaging materials

SABIC’s multi-layer and polymer blend technology for flexible packaging may enable manufacturers to reduce transport losses, optimize protection of goods, maximize pallet stability by increasing holding force of collation shrink and stretch films used to protect food packaging, making them stronger. They may help reduce the environmental impact of packaging by enabling down gauging whilst improving the holding force. Manufacturers may achieve down-gauging options that reduce thicknesses by up to 20% compared to current film concepts.Sittard, The Netherlands, June 21, 2016 - Today, an estimated one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, equivalent to 1.3 billion tons of food every year, according to the Save Food report by the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Even in the most developed supply chain systems such as those in Europe, 4% of transported goods are damaged in some shape or form due to low pallet stability. A growing consumer focus on convenience and sustainability will also drive continuous changes and innovation in packaging.

Clariant debuts zeolite innovations for more ecological vehicles at International Zeolite Conference

Structures of Clariant’s advanced zeolite powders suitable for automobile VOC adsorption (from left to right): 
Beta (BEA), Pentasil (MFI) and Mordenite (MOR). 
(Photos: Clariant)Munich, June 21, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals and one of the foremost suppliers of zeolite powders and catalysts, will be presenting at the 18th International Zeolite Conference, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 19 to 24, 2016. The six-day event will focus on “Zeolites for a Sustainable World”, with the aim of exploring novel means of using zeolites to reduce environmental pollutants. Accordingly, and on behalf of the Clariant R&D team, Dr. Silke Sauerbeck will present very recent research and findings regarding new zeolite solutions for adsorption of automobile VOC emissions.

Henkel opens new composite test center in Heidelberg – The Composite Lab

Meeting customer needs for fast, reliable and scalable production of Composites.
(Photo: Henkel, PR017)Henkel’s newly opened Composite Lab in Heidelberg, Germany, is a state-of-the-art test facility. Here automotive customers can team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts and to figure out the best production process condition to make their ideas market-ready.

Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd. Wins FINAT End-user Recycling Award

Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd. Wins FINAT End-user Recycling Award.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR328)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — June 20, 2016 — Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd. has won the 2016 FINAT End-user Recycling Award for its involvement in a PET liner recycling programme, set up by Avery Dennison and PET UK.

Clariant to focus on Value for People at K 2016

(Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, June 16, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will focus on the value it brings to people across the plastics industry’s entire value chain, from processors to brand owners and end-users, at K 2016 (Booth J11/Hall 8a) from October 19-26, 2016.