Albaad invests in additional production line for innovative and sustainable nonwoven

The Albaad Group, a global leader and European market leader of nonwovens and wet wipes, is investing around 50 million euros in expanding and improving its environmentally friendly nonwoven production line. The company will produce a sustainable fabric that will be made entirely from natural fibers, biodegradable, fully flushable and plastic-free. The market launch is Read more about Albaad invests in additional production line for innovative and sustainable nonwoven[…]

Green, strong, and light polyamide compounds

Polyamides are tough, with high tensile strength and elasticity, and possess extremely good abrasion resistance. Polyamide (PA) compounds cover a wide range of industrial applications and are used extensively in almost all key industries from automotive and consumer products to the electronics and medical/healthcare sectors. The market for PA compounds has grown significantly in recent Read more about Green, strong, and light polyamide compounds[…]

Mitsubishi Chemical Merges Group Companies in Germany under Mitsubishi Chemical Europe

On 31 March 2021 Mitsubishi Chemical has finalized the merger of group companies in Germany under Mitsubishi Chemical Europe. The merger strives to create innovative and sustainable solutions for its customers and the realization of cross-business synergies. This regional integration is part of a global Mitsubishi Chemical initiative that is also occurring simultaneously today in Read more about Mitsubishi Chemical Merges Group Companies in Germany under Mitsubishi Chemical Europe[…]

SGL Carbon reagiert mit konsequenten Gegenmaßnahmen auf die Krise und stößt umfangreiche Transformation an – stabiles EBIT vor Sondereinflüssen und deutlich positiver Free Cashflow im schwierigen Coronajahr 2020

Konzernumsatz 2020 bei 919,4 Mio. € und damit um 15 % unter dem Vorjahresniveau Nettoergebnis wegen Wertminderung bei CFM und Restrukturierungsaufwendungen bei minus 132,2 Mio. € (Vorjahr: -90,0 Mio. €)  EBIT vor Sondereinflüssen mit 50,2 Mio. € leicht über Vorjahr (48,4 Mio. €) Operatives EBIT vor Sondereinflüssen und Einmaleffekten mit 19,5 Mio. € leicht über Read more about SGL Carbon reagiert mit konsequenten Gegenmaßnahmen auf die Krise und stößt umfangreiche Transformation an – stabiles EBIT vor Sondereinflüssen und deutlich positiver Free Cashflow im schwierigen Coronajahr 2020[…]

BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives: 1,4-Butanediol (BDO)                                                    + 800 EUR/mt Tetrahydrofuran (THF)    Read more about BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives in Europe[…]

NEOSILK® – Completely new type 1 collagen for the use in cosmetics

The dream of eternal youth is as old as mankind. There actually is no remedy for the aging process; that is proved with a simple look in the mirror. Skin aging is the most visible sign of progressing aging. Now scientific findings explain why human skin changes so noticeably. Skin aging starts as early as Read more about NEOSILK® – Completely new type 1 collagen for the use in cosmetics[…]

New Ultramid® Advanced grades with carbon-fiber reinforcement for low-weight and high-performance parts

Carbon-fiber reinforced polyphthalamides (PPA) with outstanding mechanical properties for the replacement of aluminum and magnesium For structural automotive applications, consumer electronics and loaded industrial equipment BASF is now expanding its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio of Ultramid® Advanced with carbon-fiber reinforced grades with fillings of 20, 30 and 40 percent. The benefits of these new materials: They make Read more about New Ultramid® Advanced grades with carbon-fiber reinforcement for low-weight and high-performance parts[…]

The New VITROCELL® RH/T-Controller

The VITROCELL® RH/T-Controller system was designed to measure temperature and relative humidity in numerous applications at high precision. It can be fitted to humidification systems, aerosol ducts and climatic chambers. In cell exposure, relative humidity is a key factor for cell viability – this is even more important at longer exposure durations. With the new Read more about The New VITROCELL® RH/T-Controller[…]

The new star among the standards – the heat-stabilized Ultramid®

The automobile has always been subject to permanent change and facing ever new challenges. Legal requirements for pollutant emissions, downsizing of internal combustion engines, alternative powertrains such as electric, hybrid or fuel cell have accelerated further development rapidly. These changes lead to increasing demands as well as new technical boundary conditions on products in use. Read more about The new star among the standards – the heat-stabilized Ultramid®[…]

Precise Splices for Large-core Fibers up to 800 µm

With its FITEL S185ROF and S185PMROF models, Furukawa has completed its new series of cost-effective, user-friendly splicers for laboratory and production. Both newcomers use ring-of-fire technology and are primarily designed for processing large fiber diameters between 500 µm and 800 µm. The PMROF version with its integrated rotating device also supports non-rotationally symmetric specialty products Read more about Precise Splices for Large-core Fibers up to 800 µm[…]