At K 2019 dual Novamont announcement

Strategic agreement and more Mater-bi

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

At K 2019 Novamont announced a strategic agreement with Saes and the increase of its production capacity (+36%). Novamont and Saes, two prominent Italian research and technology companies, both with extensive patent portfolios and recognised as leaders in biochemicals and functional...

Solvay increase production in Italy

More fluoroelastomers in Spinetta Marengo

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The production capacity of its Tecnoflon FKM peroxide curable fluoroelastomer will be lifted by Solvay by nearly a third at its plant in Spinetta Marengo, Alessandria, Italy, to serve ongoing strong demand growth for high performance sealing applications in the automotive, oil & gas and semiconductor industries...

Compounds for laser welding

Wider applications thanks to improved weldability and transparency

Materials - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Laser transmission welding - also known as laser welding - is a method employed for joining plastic parts. It enables even very small components with complex geometries to be produced in a cost-efficient and resource-friendly manner, making it part of the growing trend toward the miniaturization of electrical and electronic functions. This is why Lanxess...

Versalis launches Revive

New life to recycled plastic

Materials - Wednesday, 16 October 2019

As part of Eni’s strategy for energy transition and sustainable development, Versalis has launched a new line of products made of recycled plastic, called Versalis Revive. The first range of these products, which have been developed at Versalis’ research laboratories and are based on different polymers, including polystyrene and polyethylene...

Between innovation and sustainability

Songwon at K with new flame-retardants

Materials - Wednesday, 9 October 2019

One of the largest manufacturer of polymer stabilizers in the world and a key global specialty chemicals player, Songwon will be highlighting the success of its corporate strategy and its innovation strength when it launches an entire new family of flame-retardant synergists at K 2019...

Lati choses Coperion

Pilot plant for the material handling

Materials - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Italy-based compounder Lati has tasked Coperion with the pre-engineering and engineering of a state-of-the-art material handling line of a pilot plant at their production site at Torba (Varese, Italy). The focus of this project is on the development of a tailor-made solution for the semi-automated and automated material handling from...

Development by Lanxess Urethane System

Polyurethane system for high performance wheels

Materials - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently launched the new system Adiprene LFM C525 cured with Vibracure 2101 developed for the most challenging wheel applications. This MDI polycaprolactone based prepolymer offers excellent performance and great dynamics such as high tear strength, outstanding fatigue and abrasion resistance...

Perstorp collaborates with DuPont Sustainable Solutions

A protocol to become one of the most safety company worldwide

Materials - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

The global specialty chemicals company, Perstorp Group has developed a new safety protocol for its seven international manufacturing sites with the help of safety and operations management consultancy, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. The initiative was prompted by Perstorp’s desire to be among the top quartile companies for...

Compound for hang gliders

Flying with Latamid

Materials - Wednesday, 25 September 2019

A dream, to be lived again and again. This is how Christian Ciech, hang gliding instructor and several times world champion, describes the unique experience of free flight. It is an experience that, to be enjoyed to the full, demands apparatus that is absolutely safe, comfortable and flawlessly designed, just like...

Keep on shining with Ultramid Vision

First use in an automotive application

Materials - Wednesday, 25 September 2019

The Basf product Ultramid Vision has been used in a car interior for the first time. The semi-crystalline polyamide is employed in the window regulator module of a German automobile manufacturer. Compared to opaque standard polyamides, Ultramid Vision displays very high light transmission with low light scattering. Perfect conditions for...

Portfolio optimization

Covestro to sell European PC sheets business to Serafin Group

Materials - Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Materials manufacturer Covestro has signed an agreement with Serafin Group for the sale of Covestro’s European polycarbonate sheets business, which comprises manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, central management operations and sales support in Europe. The business generates total revenues of around 130 million euros...

Victrex enlarges and improve its offering

Automotive gears in PEEK are now certified

Materials - Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Victrex has achieved a new milestone for its automotive offerings. Its gear design and manufacturing facility in Grantsburg, Usa, has received the IATF 16949 certification, proving that the necessary systems and capabilities in line with Tier1/OEM needs are in place. At the international K 2019 tradeshow in Düsseldorf...