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Perstorp’s non-phthalate PVC plasticizer, Pevalen™, obtains FDA approval for food contact applications

Perstorp steak
As of May 28 2019, Perstorp has obtained FCN 001967 (Food Contact Notification) from the FDA for the use of Pevalen™ as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) polymers for use in repeated‐use food contact articles.

RHEOBYK – the new product family for organic rheology additives

Under the new brand name RHEOBYK, the specialty chemicals company from Wesel has grouped together around 40 organic products from its wide-ranging rheology portfolio for the start of the European CoatingsShow (ECS) in Nuremberg. In taking this step, BYK is shining the spotlight on its organic additives and so making it much easier for customers to find their way around its extensive rheology range.

UV Days 2019 with over 1300 participants from 46 countries

IST Metz UV days
At the UV Days, which took place from 13 to 16 May in Nürtingen, organizer IST Metz welcomed over 1300 guests and 55 exhibitors from a total of 46 countries.

BYK-3450 and BYK-3451 honored in China with a top-class industry award

BYK Ringier
Two new BYK additives, which have been developed primarily for the printing inks and inkjet inks segment, have won a Ringier Technology Innovation Award this May, one of the most prestigious industry awards in China. At the award ceremony in Shanghai, special attention was drawn to their groundbreaking wetting properties and broad compatibility in aqueous systems for the graphics and coating industries.

DSM expands in India with acquisition of SRF Ltd.’s Specialty Materials business

DSM headquarters
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announces that it has reached agreement with SRF Ltd., to acquire its Engineering Plastics business, a leading player in India in the development, production and sale of specialty materials. The acquisition is expected to close in Q3 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

Perstorp to construct a new plant for Sodium Formate Deicer Pergrip™

Perstorp airplane
Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, has announced a decision to construct a new plant in Perstorp, Sweden. The plant will increase capacity for Pergrip™ Run NF, the Sodium Formate deicer product for runways.

Curing, gelling and matting with UV, LED and Excimer technology

Nürtingen/ Germany, 2. May 2019: At the Ligna exhibition, which takes place from 27th to 31st May in Hannover, Germany, UV system manufacturer IST Metz will be showcasing its broad portfolio of UV, LED and Excimer technology for curing, gelling and matting of coatings and varnishes on wood and wood-based materials at Stand B 02/1 in Hall 17 using a specially manufactured transport system.

Perstorp continued to deliver profitable growth in 2018

Perstorp, a global leader in specialty chemicals, today published its Annual Report for the year ended December 2018. The full report is available on Perstorp’s website.

BYK Opens New Site in Shanghai

BYK is expanding its presence in Asia through a significant investment in China. Second integrated site in China to better serve needs of customers locally.

Multisensory: UV Days print jobs appeal to all the senses

UV specialist IST Metz gives first information about print jobs at in-house exhibition for optical systems.