Armor Made with Dyneema® UD Shows Potential to Make Dyneema®, the Greenest Strength™ Even Greener

Armor Made with Dyneema® UD Shows Potential to Make Dyneema®, the Greenest Strength™ Even Greener. (Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR357) The Netherlands, 17 November 2017 - Continuing its ‘Greenest Strength’ mission, DSM Dyneema will at Milipol in Paris 21-24 November provide an example of a creative way to re-use material from out-of-service soft armor vests.

Clariant breaks Personal Care conventions with new Essence by Clariant formulations

Clariant breaks Personal Care conventions with new Essence by Clariant formulations. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, November 16, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduces Essence by Clariant, its inspiring selection of market-ready Personal Care products that use consumer-friendly ingredients in innovative ways to deliver the luxury and exciting experiences consumers crave.

GE Additive acquires GeonX to strengthen software simulation capabilities

Pictured from Left to Right: Michel Delanaye, co-founder and CEO, GeonX, Mohammad Ehteshami, Vice President and General Manager, GE Additive, Laurent D'Alvise co-founder and CEO, GeonX.  (Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR002)Frankfurt am Main (Germany), November 16, 2017 – GE Additive announced today that it has acquired GeonX, a privately-owned developer of simulation software. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

EconCore presents its innovative technology for the production of economic honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017

Door insert based on natural fiber composite faced honeycomb sandwich. Over 50% weight saver compared to conventional solutions. 
(Photo: © 2017 EconCore, ECNPR004)EconCore will be presenting its innovative technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials at CAMX 2017, the composites and advanced materials expo taking place in Orlando, FL, on December 12-14. The high-speed, high-efficiency continuous process can produce honeycombs from a wide range of thermoplastics and laminate them in-line with skin materials of various types. The high level of integration helps ensure exceptional cost-effectiveness, not possible with conventional technologies. It is ideal for companies operating in cost-sensitive applications, including automotive and transportation, industrial packaging, and building & construction.

SABIC Announces European Launch of THERMOCOMP™ AM Materials for Large Format Additive Manufacturing at Formnext

SABIC has introduced to the European market a new family of high-performance THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds that addresses the unique requirements of large format additive manufacturing (LFAM). Print parameters and mechanical property data for the materials – developed by SABIC using test specimens printed on the company’s in-house BAAM® printer – can significantly aid customers in expediting material selection and optimizing processing. Reinforced with carbon or glass fibers for added strength, the new compounds can be used for applications in the tooling, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.Frankfurt, Germany, November 16, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today introduced to the European market a family of high-performance THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds to address the unique requirements of large format additive manufacturing. Here at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, the company is exhibiting these eight new compounds, developed for use in large-format pellet-fed extruders. Print parameters and mechanical property data for the materials – developed by SABIC using test specimens printed on the company’s in-house BAAM® printer – are available to aid customers in expediting material selection and optimizing processing conditions. Because they are reinforced with carbon or glass fibers for added strength, the new THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds can be used for demanding applications in the tooling, aerospace, automotive and defense industries.

Clariant Mining Solutions Flotation ’17 Highlights

Clariant Mining Solutions Flotation ’17 Highlights. (Photo: Clariant)Houston, TX, November 16, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals to the mining industry, participated in the 8th International Flotation Conference (Flotation '17). The conference took place from November 13 to 16 at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.

Clariant expands partnership with Palmer Holland in North America

ClariantCharlotte, November 15, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces an expanded partnership with Palmer Holland for the business unit Additives in Canada. Adding to their existing responsibilities, Palmer Holland will become the sole regional distributor in North America for Clariant’s performance additives, flame retardants, and waxes.

Perstorp launches world’s first portfolio of renewable polyols

Perstorp launches world´s first ISCC certified and renewable polyols. (Photos: Perstorp)Perstorp November 15, 2017 - Perstorp is announcing world’s first portfolio of renewable alternatives to the essential polyols Pentaerythritol (Penta), Trimethylolpropane (TMP), and Neopentyl glycol (Neo). The product portfolio will be globally launched at China Coat. The launch is a response to the fast growing global need for more sustainable Coatings, Resins and Synthetic Lubricants to mention a few. This means that Perstorp is the only chemical company in the world to offer all three essential polyols Penta, TMP and Neo in both traditional and renewable forms.

SONGWON launches new, high end UV absorbers for demanding coatings applications

SONGWON launches new, high end UV absorbers for demanding coatings applications.
(Photo: SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd.)Ulsan, South Korea – November 15, 2017 – SONGWON is expanding its range of ultraviolet absorbers (UVAs) for high performance coatings and is now launching two new products, SONGSORB® CS 400 and SONGSORB® CS 384-2. The two UVAs can both be used in combination with a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) such as SONGSORB® CS AQ01, which was introduced at this year’s European Coatings Show.

SABIC Debuts Tough High-Impact LEXAN™ EXL Filament for Fused Deposition Modeling at Formnext 2017

SABIC’s new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament features a high level of toughness, as well as improved ductility at room temperature and at temperatures down to -30 °C. Compared to competitive PC, this material delivers up to four times better notched Izod impact at room temperature, and up to three times better at -30 °C, depending on print orientation. The filament is initially offered in black, with plans to launch additional colors, including white, in the near future.Frankfurt, Germany, November 15, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is launching here at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament. This unique product is based on SABIC’s LEXAN™ EXL polycarbonate (PC) copolymer technology, which delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. The new filament addresses the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector, and is designed for use in Stratasys® Fortus® Classic industrial printers. It is a potential material of choice for demanding aerospace, consumer electronics and automotive applications. LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament is the first of several new materials with distinctive performance characteristics that the company plans to launch in the coming year.

Avery Dennison announces global winners of “Wrap Like a King” Challenge

Lei’d Low by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR378)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — November 14, 2017 — Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that Lei’d Low by Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, was named the King of the Wrap World in the “Wrap Like a King” Challenge at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Nick Caminiti, car wrap installer at Exotic Graphix from Australia, competed against 159 other installers from 19 countries to earn the title for 2017.

GE Additive unveils first BETA machine from its Project Atlas program

GE Additive unveils first BETA machine from its Project Atlas program. (Photo: GE Additive, GEADPR001)Frankfurt am Main (Germany), November 14, 2017 – GE Additive today unveiled the first BETA machine developed as part of its Project A.T.L.A.S program. The meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion machine has been developed to provide manufacturers of large parts and components with a scalable solution that can be configured and customized to their own specific industry applications.

SABIC Features Multiple New Materials That Demonstrate Commitment to Advancing Additive Manufacturing at Formnext

At Formnext, SABIC is displaying a selection of parts produced from its filament portfolio that are representative of typical applications that can be manufactured across a variety of industries. These include a compact drone design that could benefit from the excellent impact performance and improved low-temperature ductility of SABIC’s new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament. Addressing the need for higher-performing materials in the industrial sector, this filament is the first of several new materials with distinctive performance characteristics that the company plans to launch in the coming year.  Frankfurt, Germany, November 14, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is demonstrating here at Formnext 2017, stand 3.1-G78, its strong focus on advancing additive manufacturing from prototyping to full-scale production. The company is launching today its new LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament, a unique product for fused deposition modeling that delivers high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. LEXAN™ EXL filament supplements the filament portfolio that SABIC launched earlier this year and is displaying at its Formnext stand. The company is also introducing to the European market a product family of eight reinforced compounds for large format additive manufacturing. Further illustrating its emphasis on disruptive technologies, SABIC is highlighting several other distinctive solutions for additive manufacturing.

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