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RadTech Europe urges industry to stay informed on regulations with upcoming online seminar
Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving regulatory landscape is crucial for success in the UV/EB curing industry. RadTech Europe, the independent European association for the promotion of UV/EB energy curing technology, empowers industry players by connecting the entire value chain.
Perstorp buys out minority partner at China site
Sustainable solutions provider Perstorp has closed a deal to buy out its minority partner in the joint venture Shandong Perstorp Chemical Co., Ltd. (formerly Shandong Fufeng Perstorp Chemical Co., Ltd.), which has owned and operated Site Zibo in China.
Syensqo expands its bio-based portfolio with a new MTM® epoxy prepreg
Syensqo, previously part of Solvay Group, has developed a new version of its flagship MTM® 49-3 resin that contains 30% bio-sourced monomers. The new product variant complements the portfolio of the company’s MTM® advanced prepregs and targets structural automotive applications, including body panels, chassis components and spoilers.
Perstorp launches new state-of-the-art Penta plant in India
Sweden-based specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp has built and commissioned a state-of-the-art, ISCC Plus certified, plant in western India to meet growing market demand for Penta chemicals. Located in Sayakha, Bharuch, in the state of Gujarat, the facility is officially inaugurated on Feb. 20.
IGM Resins appoints new CEO
IGM Resins announces the appointment of Boudewijn Morelissen as new CEO of IGM Resins, effective on the 1st of February 2024. Boudewijn Morelissen succeeds to Wilfrid Gambade, who was the CEO of IGM Resins since 2021 and who will now become Advisor to the Board of Directors of IGM Resins.
Archroma makes sustainable dyeing more economically viable with the introduction of AVITERA® SE GENERATION NEXT
Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has made its revolutionary AVITERA® SE technology accessible to more brands and mills with the launch of AVITERA® SE GENERATION NEXT for more cost-effective sustainable dyeing of cellulosic fibers and blends.
Pevalen™ Pro 100: Perstorp's innovative leap towards more sustainable non-phthalate plasticizers
Leading specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp has launched Pevalen™ Pro 100, marking a new era in PVC plasticizing technology. The new grade of Pevalen features 100% renewable carbon content based on mass balance, applying chemical and physical traceability. By factoring in the biogenic CO2 uptake[1] from its renewable raw materials, Pevalen Pro 100 offers a product carbon footprint reduction of approximately 80% relative to its fossil-based equivalent from cradle to Perstorp gate.
Marcel Krohnen heading BYK’s global Paint Additives business
The specialty chemicals manufacturer BYK has brought Marcel Krohnen back on board after two and a half years as Head of its global Paint Additives business.