Tag Archives: polymers

Nanto Cleantech Inc victorious in BYK-Altana patent opposition lawsuit

Nanto Cleantech prevails in European Patent opposition proceedings against BYK-Chemie GmbH (represented by the Altana IP department), confirming its position in nanoclay applications in paints and coatings NEW YORK, USA, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Nanto Cleantech Inc., a US based … Read the full press release

Streamlining adoption of high-speed and high-resolution surface texturing delivered with the Prometheus project

This three-year program brings together leading research and industrial organizations to allow the broad manufacturing of materials with low-friction, oleophobic and hydrophobic properties PORTO SALVO, 4-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Prometheus’ project will bridge the existing gap between niche and mainstream … Read the full press release

Neste to drive successful execution of its global growth strategy in renewable products with new organizational structure

ESPOO, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste Corporation redesigns its organizational structure to strengthen its global growth strategy in renewable products. Neste will divide its growing Renewable Products business area into three business units and one operational platform each of which … Read the full press release

Total to increase the supply of recycled polypropylene for automotive applications with Synova’s acquisition 

PARIS, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Synova, based in France and leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, has been acquired by Total. The deal’s amount has not been disclosed. Following the acquisition, Total’s polymers know-how will be combined with Synova’s recycling … Read the full press release

Covestro and Haier Group to establish new laboratory for the digitalization of appliance production in Qingdao, China

LEVERKUSEN, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer manufacturers, and the Haier Group, a major global brand for household appliances, have agreed to set up a joint laboratory in Qingdao, China, for the digitalization of appliance production. The … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals completes the acquisition of South America’s leading producer of ketone peroxides

AMSTERDAM, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has completed its acquisition of Brazil’s Polinox, South America’s leading producer of ketone peroxides, an essential ingredient in the manufacture of polymers. The purchase expands the company’s footprint in South America, establishing … Read the full press release

Arkema to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets

COLOMBES, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets. This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up … Read the full press release

Evonik expands product portfolio of synthetic materials for 3D printing with the new PEBA powder

ESSEN, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The new high-performance powder stands out for its high elasticity and strength and is suitable for a variety of powder-based 3D printing technologies. 3D printed parts made from the new PEBA powder show a high degree … Read the full press release

Sika opens new factory in Dubai for the production of high-performance concrete admixtures

BAAR, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika is developing its operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of a new factory in Dubai. An existing production facility for concrete admixtures has been relocated to the new site and expanded. … Read the full press release

DSM 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Materials Sciences presented to Prof. Doros Theodorou of National Technical University of Athens

Sittard, the Netherlands, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is pleased to present the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Materials Sciences to Prof. Doros Theodorou, Ph.D., Professor in Materials Science & … Read the full press release

Arkema to increase production capacity of polyamide 12 polymers by 25% at its Changshu platform in China

Colombes, France, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To complement its major project in the bio-based polyamide 11, Arkema announces a 25% expansion in its global polyamide 12 polymers production capacities to support its customers’ strong demand in Asia. Arkema announces an … Read the full press release

Research: Molecules 10,000 times narrower than width of human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers

Coventry, UK, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham study reveals polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other

Nottingham, UK, 12-11-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other, a study led by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown. The findings, published in the journal Nature … Read the full press release

The largest international trade show for plastics and rubber K 2013 to take place in Düsseldorf, Germany 16 – 23 October

15-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Plastics move the world – particularly in connection with the major challenges faced by our modern society. Incredibly versatile, lightweight, safe, durable, economic and impressively energy-efficient – with their multitude of positive properties, polymers are indispensible in … Read the full press release