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Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI

Ascend wins lithium-ion battery additive patent case against Samsung SDI.
(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR061)Ascend Performance Materials has successfully challenged a lithium-ion battery technology patent held by Samsung SDI. In a final written decision, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that all of the challenged claims were invalid for multiple reasons.

New CEO at SANITIZED AG: Michael Lüthi to assume leadership of the SANITIZED AG company group

CEO SANITIZED AG, Michael Lüthi. 
(Photo: SANITIZED AG, PR038) Michael Lüthi, a member of the founding family, will become the CEO of the SANITIZED company group on August 1, 2021. He will take over the position from Urs Stalder, who will join the administrative board after working for the company for over 30 years.

ELIX Polymers presents its 2020 Sustainability Report with a renewed approach

ELIX Polymers presents its 2020 Sustainability Report with a renewed approach.
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ELIX Polymers has published its 2020 Sustainability Report. This document presents a novel approach compared to previous versions, as it introduces ELIX’s 2030 Sustainability Strategy in order to progress to the full integration into its activity of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contribute to ensuring their fulfilment. The 2020 Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the core option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the main international framework of reference for preparing documents of this type.

Clariant expands its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand

Clariant’s state-of-the-art catalyst research and production facility in Heufeld, Germany. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts is expanding and enhancing its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand, particularly in China. The company just recently commenced operations at an additional, upgraded production facility in Heufeld, Germany, which features state-of-the-art production equipment exclusively dedicated to emission control catalysts. Production capacity for the catalysts has been increased to enable a volume growth of 100% compared to 2019. The site, which now includes two units, covering a combined area of 1500 m². The plant operates under rigorous quality controls, and is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards.

DOMO’s ECONAMID® sustainable polyamide - now even more eco-friendly

Cabot Corporation’s TECHBLAK™ PE1003. 
(Picture courtesy of Cabot Corporation)DOMO Chemicals, a leader in sustainable polyamide solutions, has begun using a new sustainable black masterbatch based on recycled material to complement the recycled base polymer in its ECONAMID® brand of sustainable polyamides. ECONAMID®, based on recycled industrial waste, is a benchmark in the industry when it comes to performance level and quality consistency, lot after lot.

Moov&Cool supporting elite sport in the UK and Belgium

Devan ChemicalsTextile finishing expert, Devan Chemicals, has been supporting high performance sport in the UK and Belgium with its ‘cool comfort technology’ Moov&Cool.

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