The Sansin Corporation has announced that its line of exterior Enviro stains for siding, decks, furniture and log homes, as well as Sansin's Purity® interior stains and the Eco-ToneTM color system, are now featured at an additional 10 Miller Paint Stores in both Oregon and Washington State. With this expansion, 14 Miller Paint Stores now carry Sansin wood finishes.
Solvay recently announced that it has successfully completed the registration of its 161 chemical substances concerned by the second tonnage band under REACH. This phase of the registration process mobilized a team of approximately one hundred people within the Group.
The Techtextil Innovation Prize for new material recognizes Bluestar Silicones and its Silicotex partners for their outstanding development and launch of silicone based warp knitted textiles. Bluestar Silicones, as a partner within the Silicotex project, a project supported by the textiles cluster Techtera, has developed in cooperation with Massebeuf Textiles and MDB Texinov a new range of highly flexible textiles to be used in medical applications, the composites industry and technical wear.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) will present a paper and exhibit at Techtextil, June 11-13 in Frankfurt, Germany highlighting NEXAR™ polymer coatings. Kraton will be located in Hall 3.1 booth number J33. Dr. Richard Blackwell, Senior Scientist with Kraton Polymers will host a technical presentation entitled...
Quick-Med Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded grant IIP-1315379 by the National Science Foundation (NSF), titled: "Regenerable Antimicrobial Coatings Containing Zinc Oxide Binders for Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning Solutions."
SusChem will be at the Smart Cities Stakeholder event in Budapest on 5 and 6 June demonstrating how chemistry can provide Key Innovations for improving energy efficiency in the urban environment and addressing other Smart Cities issues. SusChem has just published a new report - 'Innovative Chemistry for Energy Efficiency of Buildings in Smart Cities'.
Myriant Corporation recently announced the successful scaling and commercial production of bio-succinic acid at ThyssenKrupp Uhde's biotech commercial validation facility in Leuna, Germany. The production process meets targets for commercial yield and product quality.
Troy Corporation has announced that it has won the prestigious Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Additives in China's coatings industry. Troy was selected for an Additives award for its introduction of Polyphase® 2167, an innovative, zero-VOC broad-spectrum dry-film preservative that not only is highly effective against fungi and yeast, but also creates an antibacterial surface through a unique immobilization technology.
Eastman Company UK Limited opened a dedicated large-scale application facility at its European Technical Centre, located in Liverpool in the northwest of England. According to Brendan Boyd, Eastman Technical Director for Additives and Functional Products, "Studying architectural coatings under large-scale real-life conditions expands our understanding of application performance of Eastman products used in architectural paints...
Elixir Medical Corporation recently announced the excellent long-term results of its CE Mark-approved DESyne® BD Novolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System with biodegradable polymer coating compared to the control Endeavor Zotarolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System with durable coating in the EXCELLA BD randomized clinical trial at the 2-year endpoint.
A technical paper written by employees of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. was chosen as one of the top two papers for innovation in new coating technology at the Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) in Atlantic City, NJ, earlier this month. The paper, entitled "Branched Vinyl Ester Monomers for Hydrophobic Emulsion Polymers," received 1st prize over 42 papers presented at the conference.
Schaeffler's Surface Technology Center has developed a modular system that includes around 20 validated coating solutions - down to just a few microns - and thus offers the right solution for every type of requirement. To produce the coating systems, the specialists in the various business units worldwide have a range of procedures at their disposal, including spraying, painting...
BASF and SINOPEC are considering the extension of their Nanjing joint venture BASF-YPC Company Limited with the expansion of existing ethylene oxide (EO) production, and a new plant for neopentylglycol (NPG). BASF-YPC will further expand its acrylic acid value chain with additional acrylic acid and butyl acrylate plants. Production is expected to commence in 2014.
Renewable resources are not infinitely available and the production of green raw materials also has a large impact on the environment. Hence, it is important to use renewable resources efficiently. "Biorefinery plays a key role is that process," said Herman Wijffels at the opening of the three-day international symposium Biorefinery for Food, Fuel and Materials on 8 April 2013.
On the International Recycling Day, Bioboard EU-funded project campaigns for the valorization of currently discarded food and protein-rich waste while many tons of paperboard, coated paper and cardboard are every day manufactured worldwide, with polyethylene (PE) or petrochemical based coating material generally used leading to complex structures which may be difficult to recycle.
Nordson B.V. has signed a representation agreement with Partnertec to act as a commercial representative for Nordson ASYMTEK's fluid dispensing, jetting, and conformal coating equipment in Benelux. Partnertec strengthens Nordson ASYMTEK's printed circuit board assembly presence in this region.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and abstracts for panels, individual papers and posters for the 2013 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. This unique conference will be held Dec. 8-11, 2013 in San Diego.
Celanese Emulsions GmbH announces the appointment of Krahn Chemie as its distributor in Germany effective June 1, 2013. This agreement covers emulsion polymers sold only into adhesives and paints & coatings applications.
The sector made intensive use of the four days of the European Coatings SHOW and CONGRESS and presented its variety and power of innovation to the full. So the trade fair, which takes place every two years in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, again proved its status as leading international show for the production of high-quality coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives.
A breakthrough piston ring coating called DuroGlide® from Federal-Mogul Corporation's Powertrain Segment has set new standards for durability and friction reduction. The benefits are applicable to gasoline engines and both light and heavy-duty diesel engine applications.