Teknor Apex to produce bioplastics

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:25 PM

Teknor Apex Company signed alicensing agreement with Ceres tech Inc . ona unique method for blending relatively low- cost thermo plastics tarch (TPS) with synthetic polymers or other bio plastics while retaining high level sof key per for mance proper ties . The agreement grants Teknor Apex exclusive worldwide right s to manufacture and market products based on Ceres tech''s patent ed technology and to sublicense use of the blending process.
ECC delivers first of 16 tanks under $2.5M contract

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:41 PM

Energy Composites Corporation (ECC) has installed a large-bore, vertically-wound fiber reinforced plastic tank to a large North American manufacturer of chlorine and caustic soda . This 30- foot diameter by 43- foot high tank is the first in a series of 16 tanks that ECC is manufacturing and will deliver over the next several months in order to enable the transformation of manufacturing at a significant chlor-alkali plant to the environmentally ?friendly membrane cell process .
DSM to sell Solutech to Lydall, Inc.

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:45 PM

Royal DSM N.V. announced that a definitive agreement has been signed tose llits So lutech business to Lydall, Inc., the United States-based specialty engineered product s manufacturer. Financial details of the transaction will not be disclosed. The DSM Solutech business, which primarily consists of two production facilities in the Net her lands , contributed approximately EUR 3 million to DSM''s total net sales in 2007 . Lyd all has been a development partner for So lutech since 2007 and as part of the agreement DSM will continue to cooperate wit h Lydall. Lydall, Inc.
New QA lab at RTP Company expands capabilities

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:08 PM

RTP Company has invested in a state-of-the-art quality assurance (QA) laboratory at its Winona, Minn., USA manufacturing facility. The laboratory provides the company with streamlined operation alefficiencies and expanded material testing capabilities necessary to meet the needs of global OEM users of specialty compounds . Recent acquisitions include fully automated robotic mechanical testing , elastomer - specific mechanical testing, and specialized analytical testing.
Nitto Denko to pioneer in organic electronic device research in Singapore

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:37 PM

Nitto Denko Corporation , a leading diver sified materials company, opened the Nit to Denko Asia Technical Cent re (NAT) , the company''s second center in Singapore to spearhead and manage its R&D operations . The center focuses on integrated organic electronic device development, making Nitto Denko the first company in Singapore to pioneer R&D in this area . The event was officiated by Mr Lim Chuan Poh, the Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
SABIC and ExxonMobil Chemical sign agreement for elastomers project

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:10 PM

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and affiliates of ExxonMobil Chemical have s igned a Heads of Agreement (HOA) and are progressing detailed studies for a new Elastomers project at their petrochemical joint ventures, Kemya* and Yanpet*. The agreement was signed by Mansour Al Kharboush, SABIC Vice-President, Specialty Products, and by Robert G. Hutchinson, Vice-President Chemicals, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia Inc.
Gulf pipe and tube industry to survive global crisis

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:58 PM

The International Tube Association (ITA) has cautioned on the adverse impact of the global economic crisis on the Gulf tube and pipe industry although it is optimistic the effect would be short term. The ITA expects fast recovery for the industry due to the global demand for energy, infrastructure development, construction projects, water and air conditioning supply and automobiles sectors that drive the tube and pipe industry.
First region-specific plastics futures in Dubai

Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:58 PM

Developing its portfolio of innovative products, the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) announced the launch of the world''s first region-specific plastic futures on 5 February 2009. DGCX will offer plastic futures contracts on Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and Polypropylene (PP), creating a new and transparent pricing mechanism specific to two regions the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Ahead of the launch, DGCX has approved leading warehouses and Delivery Point Operators.

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