Teknor Apex to produce bioplastics
Publish on 3/5/2009 02:03:25 PMTeknor 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 PMEnergy 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 PMRoyal 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 PMRTP 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 PMNitto 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 PMSaudi 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 PMThe 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