| Business function | Sibur | Moscow | Russia
BASF and SIBUR collaborate to develop innovative polymer solutions
SIBUR and BASF are collaborating to develop innovative polymer solutions at SIBUR’s PolyLab Research and Development Center located in Moscow, Russia. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation took place on May 30, 2019 at SIBUR’s newly inaugurated state-of-the-art PolyLab at the…
| Additives | Milliken Chemical | Spartanburg | United States
Milliken’s ‘ColorDirection 2020’ explores the colors of the human journey
The theme of Connected Comfort serves as a foundation for the six color tones selected for ColorDirection 2020 — reflecting the convenience, flexibility and personal experiences capturing the connection color creates between products from various markets and the consumers they serve.
| Material technology | PolyOne | Avon Lake, OH | United States
Design & Color
PolyOne and 3M announce game-changing system for liquid polymer colorant design
PolyOne Corporation, in strategic collaboration with 3M, announced the launch of a revolutionary on-site polymer color matching and dosing system that accelerates the process of designing and coloring injection molded parts. The PINPOINT™ Express Color and Dosing System allows users to create,…
| Additives | Chroma Color Corporation | McHenry, IL | United States
Selecting the best option for coloring plastics products
Designers of plastic products know the importance of choosing a dynamic color in order for a product to stand out from the competition. Not surprisingly, many are not as familiar with the fundamentals of color matching in plastic and the challenges certain resins can pose. Unfortunately, often this…
| Additives | PolyOne | Avon Lake, OH | United States
Polyone unveils new Smartbatch™ Frost Collection for PET packaging
PolyOne today announced the launch of its new Smartbatch™ Frost Collection, a translucent color series for PET bottle.
| Additives | Henkel | Düsseldorf | Germany
Henkel strengthens additive manufacturing portfolio
Henkel acquires US-based 3D printing and industrial inkjet company
Henkel today announced the acquisition of Molecule Corp., a privately owned, technology-driven enterprise focused on product innovation in additive manufacturing.
| Additives | Sukano AG | Schindellegi | Switzerland
Novel mobility aid masterbatch improves PET bottle production efficiency
Novel mobility aid additive masterbatch for ISBM PET bottles helps maintain clarity, eliminates need for spray coatings, keeps PET production running without interruption.
| Additives | Color iMatch | Grand Rapids, Michigan | United States
Color development software
Latest X-Rite Color iMatch release accelerates color formulation for coatings, plastics and textiles
The new release of Color iMatch delivers better match performance reducing the number of formulation steps compounders, coating suppliers and textile dye houses need to get to the best possible color match.
| Material technology | Gabriel-Chemie | Gumpoldskirchen | Austria
Gabriel-Chemie presents PCR colours
As part of its sustainability initiative, the Gabriel-Chemie Group is implementing several strategy programs. One of the first modules is the introduction of a colour range based on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) polypropylene.
| Material technology | Quinn Packaging | Ballyconnell | Ireland
Quinn Packaging launches 100% recyclable black PET tray range
Black is no longer the Cinderella of the Industry. Thanks to new technological advances Detecta by Quinn is about to become the new black in food packaging, enabling the environmental benefits of recycling black plastics to be fully realised. Quinn Packaging, a leading plastic food packaging…
| Additives | Ferro Corporation | Cleveland, Ohio | United States
Ferro adding manufacturing capacity for ultramarine blue and micronized iron oxide pigments
Ferro Corporation is expanding its production facility in Girardota, Colombia, to meet increasing global demand for its Ultramarine Blue and Micronized Iron Oxide pigments.
| Material technology | Carolina Color | Orlando,FL | United States
Carolina Color adds additional extrusion capacity to Ohio facility
To meet the growing demand for patented G2® and G3® product lines, Carolina Color recently purchased a new extruder from NFM / Welding Engineers, Inc. The TEM Series Extruder uses a co-rotating, intermeshing twin-screw manufactured by NFM/Welding Engineers Inc. under the exclusive North America TEM…
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