Clariant enhances presence in West Coast Personal Care market

Meet the team: Brittney Strickland, West Coast Account Manager. (Photo: Clariant)Charlotte, January 20, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is adapting its Personal Care business operating model in the United States West Coast to seamlessly bring its innovative ingredients to this fast-paced, entrepreneurial market. The company is expanding its direct-to-customer sales approach and is incorporating a regional supply chain to directly support this market.

New Avery Dennison ClearIntent™ portfolio enables sustainability improvements

New Avery Dennison ClearIntent™ portfolio enables sustainability improvements.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR343)OEGSTGEEST, the Netherlands — January 19, 2017 — As part of its ambitious 2025 sustainability goals, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has created a new portfolio designed to enable customers choose products that can help to make a positive environmental impact.

TE Connectivity Introduces the SOLARLOK PV Edge Junction Box for High-Efficiency Corner and Middle Mounting on Solar Panels

SOLARLOK PV Edge Junction Box for High-Efficiency Corner and Middle Mounting on Solar Panels. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR115)HARRISBURG, PA., USA – January 19, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the SOLARLOK PV Edge, a new-generation junction box designed for bifacial and half-cut solar panel applications. This new junction box has several advantages over centralized junction boxes, such as enabling savings in cross-connect foil material usage, in labor involved in routing the foils, and in installation time. Shorter cross-connect foils and reduced dimensions of the junction box also increase the efficiency of the panels.

SABIC returns to WEF with ICEhouse™ bringing the principles of designing for durable carbon

The ICEhouse™ was designed by William McDonough with advanced material technologies from SABIC to demonstrate innovation for the Circular Economy.Davos, Switzerland, January 18, 2017 - Innovative SABIC composite materials that have opened up a vast new array of possibilities for designers in diverse industries are taking center stage at the World Economic Forum as part of an innovative structure, combining advanced technologies and design, known as the ICEhouse™.

ARLANXEO to increase prices for its Baypren (CR) products

ARLANXEODormagen / Maastricht – ARLANXEO raises its prices for Chloroprene rubber and Chloroprene adhesive grades (CR) in all regions as follows:

Largest-ever Rear Quarter Window in SABIC’s LEXAN™ Resin Debuts on Buick’s New-generation GL8 MPVs

SAIC General Motors’ (SGM) new-generation Buick GL8 and GL8 Avenir luxury multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) feature the world’s largest rear quarter window, which measures a record-breaking 1200mm by 450mm. This glazing part is 40 percent (3kg) lighter than a comparable glass window and also has design elements that cannot be achieved with glass, which contributes to the more innovative exterior of the new-generation GL8. The window is two-shot injection compression molded at Ningbo Shentong’s facility in Yuyao City, China, using SABIC’s LEXAN™ resin, a transparent polycarbonate (PC) material, and CYCOLOY™ resin, a PC/acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) material (used for the blackout area). A silicone hard coating protects the parts against abrasion and weathering.Sittard, The Netherlands, January 17, 2017 - SAIC General Motors (SGM) has launched in China its new-generation Buick GL8 and GL8 Avenir luxury multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), which sport the world’s largest polycarbonate (PC) rear quarter window, molded from SABIC’s LEXAN™ resin. SGM is offering five trim levels of the popular GL8 model, which has been a mainstay of the Chinese market since 2000 with more than 700,000 sold.

Clariant to Participate in Pharmapack Europe 2017

ClariantMuttenz, January 17, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will exhibit at Pharmapack Europe 2017 to show pharmaceutical and medical professionals new technology to add value and functionality to drug packaging and delivery devices. Clariant’s Healthcare business lines will exhibit on stands C35/C37 in Hall 4 of the Paris expo Porte de Versailles on 1 and 2 February 2017.

Belden’s Enhanced Network Management Software Improves Reliability, Security and Productivity

Belden’s enhanced network management software improves reliability, security and productivity. 
(Photo: Belden, PR435) St. Louis, Missouri - January 16, 2017 - 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 7.0 improves productivity by now allowing the simultaneous configuration of hundreds of devices from any manufacturer that are enabled with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). A new, customizable network dashboard provides instant visibility to key network health indicators, making it easy to take corrective or preventative measures. The result is improved availability and security for industrial networks.

See the ICEhouse™ in Davos - World Economic Forum

SABICThe ICEhouse™ represents how structures can easily be built, disassembled and reused with advanced materials supporting the circular economy.

Beaulieu Yarns unveils new SDN contrasts and multi-colour looks (up to 6 colours’ yarns) plus attractive soft textures at Domotex 2017

<i>Beaulieu Yarns unveils new SDN contrasts and multi-colour looks (up to 6 colours’ yarns) plus attractive soft textures at Domotex 2017.</i>Wielsbeke, Belgium – January 13, 2017 – Beaulieu Yarns focuses on new investments and developments from the world of Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) to support the contract, automotive and residential sectors in meeting market interior trends (Stand F27 Hall 5).

TE Connectivity Introduces New K-Type Thermocouple Connector

TE Connectivity introduces new K-type thermocouple connector. (Source: TE Connectivity, PR098)DARMSTADT, Germany – January 12, 2017 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has unveiled a new K-type thermocouple connector at SPS IPC Drives. It incorporates a special spring terminal concept that ensures superior connectivity compared with the traditional screw type termination. The push-on lock allows easy mating and secure locking, with the unique shape of the metal-locking mechanism preventing unintentional un-mating. The touch-proof design supports an ingress protection rating of IP20. Offering additional design flexibility, the new connector supports free-hanging and panel-mounted solutions.

Henkel supplies high-impact cutting fluid to closure system specialist Corvaglia

Machining center Makino A92 with a 3-ton load capacity during the production of an injection mold platen at the Corvaglia Mould plant (Eschlikon, Switzerland) with the use of bactericide-free cutting fluid Bonderite L-MR 71-7 from Henkel. 
(Image: Henkel/Corvaglia, PR021)
Düsseldorf, Germany – In the production of its platens for injection molds, Swiss closure system specialist Corvaglia makes use of an innovative high-impact cutting fluid from Henkel that reduces the necessary bath make-up and top-up concentrations while offering considerably longer bath lifetimes. At the same time, the optimized, formaldehyde-free formulation results in a low-foam and low-odor emulsion.

Clariant and KBR supply turnkey design for low-cost, high-efficiency ammonia synthesis in Indonesia

ClariantMunich, January 11, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it is providing total catalyst solutions for two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia, in cooperation with its licensing partner KBR. The new projects rely on KBR’s process technologies combined with a complete range of Clariant catalysts for the entire ammonia production process. Not only do the partners offer a turnkey design, but also an advanced solution that significantly reduces ammonia production costs while increasing plant efficiency.