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The specialty chemicals innovator and supplier Perstorp (Perstorp Holding AB) today announces the sale of its additives activities primarily serving the paints and coatings industry produced at its facility at Gent Belgium, Perstorp Belgium (Perstorp Oxo Belgium AB) to Synthomer (Synthomer plc).
Strategic strengthening of ALTANA’s BYK Additives & Instruments division in the plastics additives segment; and acquisition of two operating companies in the USA and Germany and a development and manufacturing site in the USA
Tactile and visual attractiveness coupled with optimum protection against mechanical and chemical stress – these can be determining factors for any decision to purchase parquet flooring or wood furniture, and they have now become increasingly characteristic of the end-user market.
Toxicology tests on Pevalen™ non-phthalate plasticizer support food contact approval. (Photo: Shutterstock)
A new independent study on the toxicological properties of Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate plasticizer for PVC provides new evidence that Pevalen™ has no toxic properties and that it should be approved for food contact applications.
Perstorp launching cationic curing boosters at the European Coatings Show. (Photo: Shutterstock)
At the European Coatings Show (April 4-6) Perstorp will launch Curalite™, its range of boosters for cationic UV curing formulations, that can increase reaction speeds up to 15 times. Cationic UV curing technology is the perfect choice for printing on challenging surfaces such as plastic substrates or containers, where other technologies could fail.
While conventional printing declines, the transition from an analog to digital world accelerates – which is being reflected in the growth of digital printing applications and opportunities.
Christoph Gehse
Dymax Europe GmbH is pleased to announce the appointment of Christoph Gehse as Managing Director as of January 1, 2017.
UV Days 2017
The world’s largest in-house trade fair for UV and LED technology is entering the next round: from 15-18 May 2017 Nürtingen will once again become the focus of the UV printing industry, in order that IST METZ GmbH is inviting visitors for the eighth time to an international exchange of knowledge at UV DAYS.
Lab opening
On December 15, 2016, BYK celebrated – together with HOMA, a manufacturer of dispersions and emulsions based in Dzerzhinsk, Russia – the opening of an ultra-modern laboratory for BYK’s application technology in Shchyolkovo, near Moscow.