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IST Metz wins German Design Award 2019

The paper guitar printed and refined by IST Metz was awarded the Special Mention of the German Design Award 2019 in the category “Integrated Campaigns and Advertising” by the international jury of the German Design Council. The guitar was specially UV-printed and refined by IST Metz.

Perstorp announces major production capacity increase for Pevalen™ non-phthalate plasticizer

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Perstorp announces to substantially expand the production capacity of its non-phthalate polyester plasticizer Pevalen™ from 2019 onwards. To accomplish this Perstorp has entered into a long-term production agreement with Italian company Alcoplast Srl.. The new partnership more than doubles the current production capacity, bringing it in total to 50.000 tons per year and improving unit metrics due to the economies of scale.

Global specialty chemicals leader Perstorp announces new investors to accelerate the next stage of growth

• Perstorp will be transferred from PAI Europe IV fund to a new fund managed by PAI Partners with Landmark Partners as lead investor, alongside other co-investors; PAI Partners will reinvest significantly in the transaction • In addition to the transfer, Landmark Partners and its co-investors have committed c. EUR 130 million to Perstorp for growth opportunities

Thorsten Kröller to Become President of ALTANA’s ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019

Thorsten Kröller, currently Head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the BYK Division, will assume the leadership of the ACTEGA Division as

LEDcure SCR for rotary and flexo applications presented for the first time

Labelexpo Americas: UV specialist IST Metz announces world premiere of LEDcure SCR

BYK-3560 and BYK-3565: Primed for Success!

This year’s “BYK Advance” prize has been awarded to the team behind the development of a new family of hydrophilic additives, with its flagship BYK-3560.

Finishing with UV and LED technology

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At the Fachpack exhibition, which takes place from 25. to 27. September in Nuremberg, UV system manufacturer IST Metz will be presenting a broad product portfolio of UV lamp and LED solutions for the finishing of packaging. The world market leader in UV curing systems will be exhibiting together with PrintCity Alliance in hall 7A , stand 7A-138.

UV and LED systems for adhesive technology

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Bondexpo 2018: IST Metz shows multi-faceted UV technology in the field of bonding and composites

Perstorp upgraded to B- by S&P

S&P Global Ratings announced on 23 July 2018 that it has upgraded its long-term issuer credit rating for Perstorp Holding AB to B-.

DSM and APK cooperate on recycling multilayer food packaging films

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, together with APK, are leading the way in taking the next step to increase the sustainable benefits of multilayer food packaging films. Beyond the primary function of reducing food waste, the products are now also recyclable via APK’s new recycling route.