Clariant and Jiangsu Jinneng partner in catalytic off-gas treatment at Shandong Qilu Plasticizers’ phthalic anhydride plant

Clariant’s EnviCat VOC catalyst controls emissions at Shandong Qilu Plasticizers’ phthalic anhydride plant. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant and Jiangsu Jinneng’s collaboration in off-gas treatment is off to a strong start in 2020. Jiangsu Jinneng’s innovative catalytic combustion unit and Clariant’s highly effective EnviCat VOC catalyst have been in successful operation at the phthalic anhydride (PA) plant of Shandong Qilu Plasticizers Co. Ltd. since November 2019. The partners’ advanced emission control solution is used to purify production off-gas, which contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO). Located in Zibo, Shandong province, the plant already employs another Clariant product, the high-yield OxyMax PA 690 catalyst, to produce 70,000 metric tons of PA annually.

AFFIX Labs launches world’s first long-lasting surface treatment to kill the coronavirus

Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs is a versatile anti-viral surface treatment that has been scientifically proven to last for months on any surface or textile while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs can be implemented onto any surface. 
(Photo © 2020 by AFFIX Labs)Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create the first long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill COVID-19. Si-Quat combines a safe and well-established disinfectant and a proprietary chemical binding technique, so that the active ingredient can kill viruses, including SARS-COV-2. Testing at Portugal’s Biochemistry Institute at the University of Lisbon proves that Si-Quat effectively kills the COVID-19 pathogens that it comes into contact with.

PPG INNOVEL non-BPA packaging coatings selected for China’s iconic JDB herbal tea

Following two years of rigorous testing, PPG INNOVEL® non-bisphenol A (non-BPA) coatings were selected for the beverage cans containing China’s iconic Jia Duo Bao (JDB) herbal tea. The use of the coatings will enable the brand to expand to more international markets.PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that China’s JDB Group selected PPG INNOVEL® non-bisphenol A (non-BPA) coatings for beverage cans for its iconic Jia Duo Bao (JDB) herbal tea.

Perstorp Group has appointed Ulf Berghult as new CFO

Perstorp Group has appointed Ulf Berghult as new CFO. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Ulf Berghult has been appointed new CFO at Perstorp Holding AB as of mid-February. Ulf is a senior executive with a very solid background, most recently he comes from the position as CFO at Trelleborg, a position he has held since 2012. Previous experience includes similar positions at companies like Thule Group, Dometic and Oriflame.

Conversource, Inc. Joins SGP Community as Silver Patron

SGPThe Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, is pleased to announce that Conversource, Inc. has joined the SGP community as the latest Silver Patron. Conversource’s support of SGP is a natural progression for the company and reflects a long-standing focus on delivering sustainable solutions for flexographic printers.

DOMO Chemicals and RPD partner on Sinterline® initiative to accelerate the advance of 3D printing

DOMO's Sinterline PA6 powders combined with RPD’s SLS printer, modified and upgraded by LSS, enable OEMs to step up their 3D printed parts performance. (Photo courtesy of RPD)DOMO, a global polyamides solutions provider, has formed a strategic partnership with Rapid Product Development GmbH, an Austrian leader in advanced 3D printing product development, rapid prototyping, and mechanical processing.

Soft feel and friendly to the skin with biocompatible TPE

The soft-touch and skin-friendly electronic housing of Theranica’s novel Nerivio® app-controlled neuromodulation wearable for drug-free and non-invasive migraine relief is molded in a THERMOLAST® M custom-colored medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer compound from KRAIBURG TPE.
(Photo © 2020 Theranica)Nerivio®, a novel wireless neuromodulation wearable from Theranica for drug-free acute treatment of migraine, features an electronic housing molded in a THERMOLAST® M custom-colored medical-grade thermoplastic elastomer compound from KRAIBURG TPE. The device has passed clinical testing, is FDA-authorized and conforms to all applicable IEC/EN 60601 standards for medical devices, and nerve stimulators. The TPE material provides ISO 10993 certified biocompatibility and is supplied in line with new VDI 2017 guidelines.

Clariant awarded a second CATOFIN catalyst contract with Dongguan Grand Resource

Clariant awarded a second CATOFIN catalyst contract with Dongguan Grand Resource. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant announced today a second contract win for its CATOFIN catalysts with Dongguan Grand Resource Technology (DGR) in Dongguan, China. The company based its decision on the successful startup of its 600 KTA CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in October 2019. Together, both PDH units will represent 1.2 million metric tons annually of additional annual propylene capacity. Since 2017, CATOFIN Technology has now been selected for a majority of new PDH awards globally, representing 22 new PDH plants, or more than 15 million metric tons of propylene annually.

Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging

Mondi partners with meat producer Hütthaler to create new fully recyclable plastic packaging. (Photo: Mondi, PR155)Leading global packaging and paper group Mondi, has partnered with Austrian meat producer Hütthaler to produce a fully recyclable thermoforming film made from a mono-material for their meat and sausage products.

DOMO Chemicals to minimise participation at Fakuma 2020

DOMO Chemicals to minimise participation at Fakuma 2020.Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, and consistent with its focus on protecting the health and safety of employees and customers, DOMO Chemicals will not actively participate at Fakuma 2020, scheduled to take place in Friedrichshafen, Germany from 13-17 October 2020. DOMO will be present through an onsite contact desk at the event. Furthermore, the company will organise a digital event focusing on its expanded solutions portfolio and updated business strategy.

A new ‘OK Compost’ certified label material for thermal applications from Avery Dennison

A new 'OK Compost’ certified label material for thermal applications from Avery Dennison.
(Photo: Avery Dennison, PR443) Avery Dennison has successfully achieved OK Compost certification for a BPA-free and FSC®-certified thermal label material combined with the brand new adhesive SX6030, offering brands new options to more sustainable packaging.

“Smart Factory” for Technical Foam Solutions

At the company’s Duderstadt site in Germany, FoamPartner brought on line an 8,500 square meter Converting Center, which was designed as a highly digitalized and automated ‘Smart Factory’ to set new standards in the manufacturing of foam components. 
Photos: Building view, robotized foil packaging area, storage zone for foam blocks (ready for further processing), high-precision thermal press, tailored microphone windshield manufacturing cell. (Photos: FoamPartner)
The new FoamPartner Converting Center GmbH complements the existing expertise of the FoamPartner Group to provide a vertically integrated value chain from foam production to customized precision components.

Archroma starts production of hand sanitizers to help fight COVID-19

Archroma starts production of hand sanitizers to help fight COVID-19. (Photo: Archroma)As part of its active engagement in the fight against COVID-19, Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, started bulk production of a new range of hand sanitizers at its Landhi site in Pakistan in May 2020. The new Kieralon® HS range was developed by the R&D team at the Archroma Center of Excellence in Karachi, in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.

Surgical mask in development with Acteev technology shows efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 plus Level III filtration properties

AscendAscend Performance Materials announced today it has submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a 510(k) premarket notification for clearance to market its Acteev technology in a pair of high-efficacy surgical masks to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

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