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IGM Resins: focus on growing its energy curing resins business

IGM Resins, the leading global supplier of materials to the energy curing market is increasing its focus on growing its energy curing resins business. IGM has established its position as a technology leader in photo initiator chemistry and is leveraging its strong position across the range of material solutions to the energy curing industry.

ALTANA takes over business of Office Color Science Company, enters “Software as a Service” domain

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The specialty chemicals group ALTANA takes over the international business of Office Color Science Co., Ltd. headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. Within the ALTANA Group, the business will be integrated into the Instruments business line of the BYK division (BYK-Gardner), and marketed as BYK-Gardner V/R Solutions. Office Color Science will continue to concentrate on its business in Japan and some key customers in Europe.

UV and LED systems for bonding technology

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At the Bondexpo, which takes place from 7. to 10. October in Stuttgart, UV system manufacturer IST Metz will be presenting a large product portfolio for curing filling compounds and adhesive using UV technology in Hall 6, Stand 6432.

IST Metz PI: LEDcure technology paves its way into rotary printing (WPE 2019)

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UV curing specialist IST Metz will be presenting its LEDcure high-performance LED system for rotary printing at the World Publishing Expo in Berlin on 8 and 9 October in Hall 21a, Stand E.15.

Perstorp Pevalen™ Pro: the next-generation non-phthalate plasticizer that improves the sustainability of PVC

Perstorp child and dog
Perstorp, the global leader in pro-environment polyols, now introduces a renewable polyol ester (non-phthalate) plasticizer Pevalen™Pro. It will make flexible PVC an even more attractive choice of plastic, based on a significantly lower carbon footprint versus competing materials and technologies. Pevalen Pro improves the sustainability of PVC without compromise on quality and performance.

Perstorp collaborates with DuPont Sustainable Solutions on global safety project

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Perstorp Group, a global specialty chemicals company, has developed a new safety protocol for its seven international manufacturing sites with the help of safety and operations management consultancy, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. The initiative was prompted by Perstorp’s desire to be among the top quartile companies for safety performance.

DSM appoints Shruti Singhal as President of DSM Engineering Plastics

- Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announces that Shruti Singhal is appointed President DSM Engineering Plastics effective 1 October 2019.

LEDcure SCR for retrofitting label printing machines

IST Metz Excimer
At Labelexpo Europe, which takes place from 24 to 27 September in Brussels, UV system manufacturer IST Metz will present its new LEDcure SCR LED system for retrofitting label printing presses at Stand D21 in Hall 5. The LEDcure SCR meets the requirements of label production and can be easily integrated into existing printing presses.

IST Metz receives the Red Dot for good design

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In the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2019, UV specialist and system manufacturer IST Metz has won the Red Dot in the category “Packaging Design” with its “X-Press-U” packaging concept, which combines printing technology and culinary delights.

DSM to showcase purpose-led innovations at K2019

DSM K2019
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, will showcase some of its latest purpose-led innovations at K2019, the world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry, in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 16 and 23 October 2019. Exhibiting under the theme of ‘Bright Science. Brighter Living’ – at hall 6, booth 11 – DSM will show how it is using its science-based competences to develop innovations to both address the needs of its customers and tackle the world’s major challenges. Some of these innovations are detailed below.