New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator are tailor-made for use in-line with thermoforming lines

New ThermoPRO granulators from Rapid Granulator are tailor-made for use in-line with thermoforming lines.
(Photos: Rapid Granulator, PR046)Bredaryd, Sweden – April 19, 2018 – At NPE2018, leading size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is introducing a new range of granulators designed specifically for in-line processing of skeletal waste from sheet and film thermoforming lines. The new patent-pending ThermoPRO Series – based on an already patented Rapid design – is available in various standard and low-built formats for handling scrap widths from 600 to 1,500 mm (24-60 in.). A ThermoPRO 400-90 for granulating webs up to 900 mm in width (35 in.) will be on display at the company’s booth, W953, in Hall A during NPE2018.

Perstorp publishes Annual Report for 2017

Perstorp publishes Annual Report for 2017. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Malmö - April 19, 2018 - 2017 saw Perstorp reaching an extraordinary milestone with the delivery of an excellent volume-based sales growth of 10 percent and sales amounting to SEK 13,592 million. EBITDA excluding non-recurring items increased by 20 percent to record high SEK 2,133 million. A successful refinancing of the balance sheet in the third quarter last year, amounting to EUR 230 million, also gave the company lower interest rates on the floating rate notes.

Vectra Visual achieves sustainability certification with the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

SGPSAYVILLE, NY - April 19, 2018 - The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, announced today Vectra Visual of Columbus, Ohio has achieved SGP certification.

Clariant Active Ingredients launches pioneering skin care ingredient to combat effects to skin from circadian rhythm disruption 

B-Circadin™ is extracted from the Lespedeza Capitata plant, grown and harvested in South Korea where it is used for its medicinal properties. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, April 19, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the launch of its ground-breaking active skin care ingredient, B-Circadin, to fight the effects of skin damage caused by disruption to the skin’s circadian rhythm, frequently altered by stressors in daily life. Developed by Clariant Active Ingredients, B-Circadin maintains the vital synchronization of the skin’s circadian cycle, rapidly improving the complexion while decreasing puffiness and dark circles. B-Circadin will be showcased through Rhythm n’ Blue Serum sheet mask at the in-cosmestics show in Amsterdam from April 17-19.

FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE

FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE. 
(Photo: Total, PR029)Brussels, April 18, 2018 - The US Food and Drug Administration has determined that Total’s secondary recycling process at its Antwerp Belgium site for the production of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds is effective in reducing contaminants from Post-Consumer Recycled HDPE (PCR-HDPE) material to an extent which allows for its use in food packaging.

Clariant set to take hair care by storm with new Genadvance hair conditioning ingredients 

Clariant set to take hair care by storm with new Genadvance™ hair conditioning ingredients. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, April 18, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today opens the door to new innovative hair care formats for tackling damaged, dry, or thin, lifeless hair with the launch of a new generation of conditioning ingredients, Genadvance.

Clariant Launches New EQius™ Brand for Humidity-Control Packaging Solutions 

Clariant Launches New EQius™ Brand for Humidity-Control Packaging Solutions. (Photo: Clariant)Charlotte, April 17, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, and its Healthcare Packaging business unit, is introducing a new brand name to encompass all of the products and technology related to equilibrium relative humidity (ERH) stabilization.

Henkel expanding use of regranulated resin in flexible packaging for its laundry detergents

Henkel expanding use of regranulated resin in flexible packaging for its laundry detergents. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR088)Vienna, 17 April 2018 – Consumer goods company Henkel is committed to creating more value for its consumers while reducing its environmental footprint at the same time. To reach its stated goal of becoming three times more efficient by 2030 — dubbed “Factor 3” — the company will have to improve its efficiency by an average of 5-6 % per year. That’s why Henkel turned to long-time partner Mondi to help find a solution for incorporating more of its scrap plastic into a highly functional, aesthetically pleasing, flexible laminate packaging material.

Clariant reveals BeautyForward® – Edition III new trends and inspirational cosmetics formulations 

Clariant BeautyForward® III Key Visual. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, April 17, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, presents trendy formulations, “hot” ingredients and new textures that capture four consumer trends having a big influence on the beauty business in BeautyForward – Edition III.

Archroma and Montega Italy join hands to help enhance the standards of Pakistan’s garment industry

ArchromaReinach, Switzerland, 16 April 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and Montega S.r.l., Italy, (Montega) announce a collaboration aimed at supporting the fast-growing garment and apparel industry in Pakistan, particularly in the denim segment. The joint efforts will focus on fostering excellence in the finishing of textile garments.

TE Connectivity celebrates 75 years of PIDG terminals and splices

TE Connectivity celebrates 75 years of PIDG terminals and splices. 
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR178)DARMSTADT, Germany – April 16, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, is celebrating 75 years of production of its PIDG (Pre-Insulated Diamond Grip) terminals and splices. TE’s predecessor company AMP began making PIDG products in 1943, when company founder, Uncas A. Whitaker, invented a breakthrough insulation support sleeve that offered better terminal performance under high stress. PIDG became the terminal of choice for aerospace manufacturers and quickly spread to other industries. PIDG can be found in most manufactured products where wires and cables are used including control cabinets, power supplies, transportation equipment and appliances. The many millions of PIDG terminals that are still deployed decades after installation are a testament to the rigorous testing and research that went into their design and manufacturing.

DSM Dyneema successfully concludes patent infringement case 

DSM Dyneema successfully concludes patent infringement case.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR362)The Netherlands, 12 April 2018 - DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, has successfully concluded a dispute with the Israeli firm FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd (FMS) concerning the infringement and validity of DSM Dyneema’s patents. This is the final step in a series of disputes including earlier unsuccessful attempts by FMS to challenge the validity of DSM Dyneema patent relating to an improved polyethylene fiber of ultra-high molecular weight (UHMWPE). The action against FMS was filed in November 2017 and concluded in March of 2018.

Clariant reveals colorful, trend-focused support for North America’s coatings markets

A selection of Hostatint™ A 100-ST Red and Yellow pigment preparations for metallic and mineral effect shades. (Photo: Clariant)Charlotte, April 11, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, rolls out two new pigment dispersion ranges for North America’s industrial and architectural coatings manufacturers, plus its 2019 Automotive Styling Shades Trendbook, as part of its innovative and sustainable color support for the region’s robust construction sector, and evolving consumer lifestyle and mobility trends.

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