Additive manufacturing is revolutionizing production: A reality check

OerlikonDie additive Fertigung bedeutet grundlegende Veränderungen für die Produktion. Skalierbarkeit, Kosten und Produktionseffizienz stellen allerdings noch Herausforderungen für die Kommerzialisierung dieser Technologie dar. Der Wandel von einer visionären Technologie hin zur Mainstream-Kommerzialisierung ist eines der Kernthemen der 3. Münchner Technologiekonferenz (MTC3), die vom 8. bis 10. Oktober 2019 in der Technischen Universität München (TUM) stattfinden wird. Die Referenten widmen sich unter anderem den aktuellen technischen und regulatorischen Herausforderungen und bewerten die Bedeutung von Innovationen für die Zukunft des 3D-Drucks.

Clariant and ORLEN Południe announce license agreement on sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology

Clariant and ORLEN Południe announce license agreement on sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, and ORLEN Południe, a member of ORLEN Group, which is a leader in the fuels and energy markets and the largest player in Central and Eastern Europe, today signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology.

Clariant advances a colorful future for biodegradable plastics

Coffee capsules made of AF-COLOR’S bio masterbatches based on Clariant’s new biodegradable pigments range. (Photo: AF-COLOR
A colorful future is in reach for biodegradable plastics. Clariant brings it even closer with the launch of a range of 25 organic pigments for biodegradable and compostable polymers which are compliant with the European Norm 13432 opening up color options and the appeal of organically recyclable packaging.



As calls for more sustainable plastics grow, Oman Oil and Orpic Group to outline their portfolio as the New PE and PP Partner

OrpicOman Oil and Orpic Group, one of the fastest growing companies in the world, will outline their ambitious portfolio expansion strategy at K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany (October 16-23, Hall 6.1, N-04).

Mondi, Werner & Mertz partner on fully recyclable, award-winning StripPouch that supports a circular economy

Mondi, Werner & Mertz partner on fully recyclable, award-winning StripPouch that supports a circular economy. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR135) Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi’s four-year effort with a customer –– German cleaning products maker Werner & Mertz GmbH –– to develop a fully recyclable, flexible, stand-up pouch for W&M’s Frosch-brand laundry detergent is paying dividends. The project applied Cradle to Cradle® (or C2C) principles to assess every aspect of the product, from design to optimal end-of-life options, to close the packaging loop.

ZHD-SCE Heat Shrink Sleeves from TE Connectivity Enable Safe and Flexible Identification for harsh environments 

ZHD-SCE Heat Shrink Sleeves from TE Connectivity Enable Safe and Flexible Identification for harsh environments. 
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR399)TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is highlighting its ZHD-SCE low fire hazard and fluid resistant heat shrink sleeves designed for harsh environments. These ZHD–SCE sleeves can be used in a wide variety of applications including rail, marine, motorsports and industrial that require the highest performance from an identification sleeve, without compromising on safety or capability. Identification print is guaranteed when using TE’s Wintotal software in conjunction with the recommended ribbon and thermal transfer printers.

Clariant additives enabling recyclability of plastics waste while sustaining valuable properties

AddWorks PKG 906 Circle supports packaging film producers in recycling their polyolefin manufacturing waste without compromising the packaging film quality and while also increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing process. 
(Photo: Clariant)Through a “Symphony of Collaboration” with partners along the full plastics value chain, Clariant is taking proactive steps in addressing the problem of plastic pollution with new solutions for diverse industry sectors, from packaging – the main use of plastics – to textile floorings and consumer electronics. Complementing its “fit for reuse” solutions announced August 21 where Clariant demonstrated how its additives are recyclable, it now showcases the next level, turning the spotlight on how its additives can make it easier to recycle post-production and post-consumer plastic waste while keeping the material’s performance properties.

Visit INEOS Styrolution at MEDTEC China in Shanghai in September 2019

INEOS Styrolution’s new Styroflex® 4G80 specifically designed for medical tubing applications. 
(image courtesy of INEOS Styrolution, 2019)INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, will exhibit at MEDTEC China 2019 in Shanghai, booth A110 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from September 25-27, 2019.

TE Connectivity亮相2019年工博会,助力中国工业向数字化转型

TE Connectivity亮相2019年工博会,助力中国工业向数字化转型。(图片来源: TE Connectivity, PR398)全球连接和传感领域的领先企业泰科电子(TE Connectivity,以下简称“TE”)携其全新升级的智能工厂连接解决方案和创新技术亮相2019中国国际工业博览会工业自动化展(2019 IAS),助力推进中国工业企业向数字化转型。TE展台位于上海虹桥国家会展中心, 6.1H馆,F008号。

Clariant anuncia parceria com Sarfam para distribuição de seus ingredientes ativos naturais para o mercado de cuidados pessoais

O ativo Epseama da Clariant representa uma abordagem pioneira no segmento antissinais. 
(Fotografía: Clariant)A Clariant anuncia um novo parceiro de distribuição para o seu portfólio de Active Ingredients no Brasil: a empresa Sarfam. Com forte presença em todo o território nacional, a Sarfam ampliará o alcance da Clariant no atendimento de clientes que buscam soluções inovadoras para suas formulações e, ao mesmo tempo, requerem maior flexibilidade em termos de volume e logística. O portfólio da Clariant contempla uma vasta linha de ativos para todas as classes de produtos, desde formulações básicas até premiums, com forte abordagem de sustentabilidade.

KRAIBURG TPE supplies compound for innovative cosmetics dispenser

CORADIN, a renowned and growing French developer and injection molder of cosmetics and medical packaging, produces the flexible dosing element that is fitted into the base of its patented ECODIS® range of products using multi-component injection molding to combine a thermoplastic elastomer from KRAIBURG TPE with polypropylene. The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 15378 and ISO 13485. 
(Image: © 2019 CORADIN)With a chemically resistant and soft-touch thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) made by KRAIBURG TPE, the product developers at CORADIN, a French injection molder, have redefined the way liquid cosmetics are dosed and prepared. The flexible dosing element made of TPE, which is integrated into the base of the patented ECODIS® and has won several awards, allows comfortable and clean application of care products.

Beaulieu Flooring Solutions launches world’s first recyclable event carpet

Beaulieu Flooring Solutions launches world’s first recyclable event carpet.
(Photo: © Beaulieu International Group)
Beaulieu Flooring Solutions, a division of the Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.), has unveiled Rewind, a unique latex-free carpet designed to help the trade show and special events industries go greener. More than simply a product, Rewind is a concept that offers both economic and ecological advantages as part of a strategy centered on corporate social responsibility.