BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant

BENEO invests €50 million in increasing capacity at Wijgmaal rice starch plant. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR002)BENEO, a world leader in healthy ingredients, has announced a 50 percent production capacity increase at its Wijgmaal rice starch facility. A two-stage expansion process valued at €50 million, will lead to increased capacity by March 2022. The facility, which currently employs 180 people, will add up to 20 full-time positions during the course of the expansion, as well as offer further work to maintenance and engineering contractors in the vicinity. The plant has a proud tradition of 160 years in the Wijgmaal area.

Archroma to join the moulding and millwork producers association (MMPA)

Rodrigo Casa Grande, Head of Sales for Packaging, Paper & Wood, North America, Archroma. (Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that it has joined the US-based Moulding & Millwork Producers Association (MMPA).

Clariant’s new Hostatint SI relieves tinting reformulation challenges for North American industrial coatings manufacturers

Color shift (due to flocculation of pigment particles) is prevalent in many solvent-borne pigment dispersions. Hostatint SI eliminates this unwanted characteristic and delivers consistent color for most industrial coatings. (Photo: Clariant)Constant color adjustments to industrial paint formulas are history! Clariant launches a new line of pigment dispersions engineered for exact color matching, reducing the time and costs related to batch-to-batch reformulations. This novel approach answers a direct need of formulators who work on industrial, automotive, maintenance and other demanding protective coatings. New Hostatint SI pigment dispersions address one of the top challenges for North American manufacturers of solvent-based paints and coatings, the majority of which are used in industrial applications.

New performance gasketing for the automotive industry

Henkel’s new gasketing technology allows for direct dispensation of a liquid gasket onto parts. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR083)Henkel has recently expanded its gasketing product portfolio by including new materials and technologies that have been specifically designed for the automotive industry. With higher oil resistance and proven lower gas permeability, Loctite AA 5884 is a new polyacrylate gasketing technology that enables customers to enhance the performance and reliability of their products, all while achieving productivity goals and reducing overall costs.

Clariant raises the bar for sustainable coatings solutions with new additives, dispersants and pigments available now to the North American Market

Bring out the wonder in wood, naturally: Clariant is launching new solutions for the paints and coatings industry. 
(Photo: Clariant)As we enter a new decade, where the environment will be an increased focus for businesses and consumers around the world, Clariant is stepping up to the challenge and supporting the industry with a full suite of more sustainable additives and coatings solutions.

SONGWON announces new distribution partnership in Canada to support growth in the region

SONGWON announces new distribution partnership in Canada to support growth in the region. (Photo: Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.)
To ensure reliable supply of its products and provide on-the-spot services for customers in the growing Canadian market, SONGWON has entered a partnership with A. S. Paterson Company Ltd., an established distributor of performance chemicals across the region.


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