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IST METZ launches app-based UV measuring device
With the UV Analyzer, an app-based measuring device, users can independently check the quality of their UV aggregates at any given time. The app can be downloaded free of charge. The starter kit includes the UV Analyzer Stick with reference white, charging cable, lanyard as well as measuring strips and is distributed by UV specialist and manufacturer IST METZ.
Half-year results: ALTANA again posts double-digit growth
again achieved double-digit growth in the first half of 2022. In the first six months of the year, the specialty chemicals group’s sales rose by 18 percent to 1,573 million euros compared to the same period of the previous year (1,334 million euros). Adjusted for acquisition and exchange-rate effects, sales were up by 12 percent. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) reached 268 million euros, around 5 percent lower than the prior-year figure (283 million euros), mainly due to the exceptionally high cost of materials, logistics, and energy. The EBITDA margin in the first half of 2022 was therefore 17.0 percent (same period of the previous year: 21.2 percent).
ALTANA AG to sell its stake in dp polar to 3D Systems
a global leader in true specialty chemicals, today announced the sale of its stake in the 3D printing systems manufacturer dp polar, to 3D Systems, a leading Additive Manufacturing solutions partner, that has brought the innovation of 3D printing to the manufacturing industry more than thirty years ago. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
IGM Resins Strengthens Market-Leading Position by Acquiring Litian
IGM Resins, the leading global provider of energy curing raw material solutions, announces that it has acquired Litian, a leading Chinese manufacturer of energy curing resins. This acquisition is an important step in IGM Resins’ ‘Go, Grow, Green’ strategy, enabling the company to further expand its global footprint, strengthening its supply chain, and enhancing its leading position in energy curing solutions with a combined product portfolio. Specifically, IGM now has three distinct product lines – a world-leading range of photoinitiators, a strong offering of energy curing resins, and an excellent selection of additives – making IGM a strong player in the Energy Curing industry. The transaction also supports IGM’s backward integration of key raw materials, while at the same time reinforcing its local presence in Asia, and underlines IGM’s commitment to sustainability.
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Archroma and Baldwin to collaborate for optimized performance and resource saving in textile finishing
Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, and Baldwin, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of precision spray systems and technology for sustainable textile manufacturing, announce a new collaboration to optimize performance and resource saving in the finishing department.
GAP and PCT Announce Cooperation Agreement
Perstorp introduces the world’s first 2-Ethylhexanol partly based on renewables
Leading specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp introduces 2-Ethylhexanol based on 25% renewable raw material according to a traceable mass balance concept. 2-EH Pro 25 is designed to reduce the carbon footprint throughout the value chain where it is used to support sustainable sourcing of renewable and recycled raw materials. It is the latest addition to Perstorp’s rapidly expanding ISCC PLUS-certified portfolio of Pro-Environment products.