Energy & Power


Clariant and India Glycols successfully established joint venture for renewable ethylene oxide derivatives

ClariantClariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, and India Glycols Limited (IGL), a leading company in the manufacturing of green technology-based chemicals, today announced the successful creation of their 51-49% joint venture for renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals. The joint venture will operate under the name Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals Private Limited.

Project Air receives EUR 30 million from the Swedish Energy Agency

Project Air receives EUR 30 million from the Swedish Energy Agency. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Swedish Project AIR is an industrial concept to produce methanol from a large variety of recovered end-of-life streams and hydrogen from electrolysis. The project is carried out by the chemical group Perstorp in cooperation with Uniper and Fortum, and the aim is to reduce carbon emissions by up to half million tons annually. Project Air has now been allocated approximately EUR 30 million by the Swedish Energy Agency.

Henkel’s Technomelt Low Pressure Molding technology meets latest demands for encapsulation of electronics and medical components

Low pressure molding process: The bare electronics are inserted into a predesigned mold set. Technomelt encapsulates electronics at low pressure. After molding, parts get tested and moved to final assembly. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR089)
Henkel’s Low Pressure Molding technology for encapsulating electrical and electronic components in its Technomelt polyamide adhesive molding compounds is increasingly being adopted for medical, electronic components, power and industrial automation, HVAC and lighting applications. The technology offers numerous economic, process control, design and environmental advantages over alternative systems such as potting with reactive resin systems and high-pressure injection molding.

Positive feedback for Project AIR for sustainable methanol production from EU Innovation Fund

Positive feedback for Project AIR for sustainable methanol production from EU Innovation Fund. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp is planning large-scale production of sustainable methanol from captured carbon dioxide and other residue streams. This could contribute substantially towards a climate-neutral industry. Project AIR, which Perstorp has created with partners, has been approved for the next level of evaluation from the EU Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies.

Clariant and India Glycols tap into green renewables megatrend by forming joint venture

ClariantClariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, and India Glycols Limited (IGL), a leading company in the manufacturing of green technology-based chemicals, today announced a strategic partnership to establish a 51-49% joint venture in renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives.

Diab selects SABIC’s new LNP COLORCOMP compound to enhance foams for the core of wind turbine blades

Diab’s Divinycell PY PET foam core series featuring SABIC’s new LNP™ COLORCOMP™ compound can help designers create new, longer blades addressing stringent standards for precision, weight and consistent quality. 
(Photo courtesy of Diab)Diab Group, a world leader in sandwich composite solutions, chose SABIC’s new LNP COLORCOMP compound using nano technology to reduce weight and improve mechanical properties of sandwich structures with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foams, which are used as the core material of wind turbine blades. The Swedish converter selected the breakthrough SABIC compound over standard nucleators for production of its Divinycell PY PET foam core series. By reducing the foam’s cell size by a factor of up to two, while maintaining the same density and decreasing the cell size dispersity, LNP COLORCOMP compound helps enable the final part to be lighter and more efficient in use. These improvements to the core foam material can help designers create new, longer blades that address increasingly stringent standards for precision, weight and consistent quality, and contribute to greater overall energy generation.

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