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Perstorp enters fertilizer market with chloride-free potassium product

Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, is entering the fertilizer market through the launch of Amicult™ K42. This chloride-free potassium source is shown to have a high solubility and absorption rate, without increasing salinity or clogging foliar and drip irrigation systems. Amicult K42 is now being launched in selected markets.

Interprint Selects PCT to Supply Ebeam Systems for New Line

Interprint, a leading global décor printer, has selected PCT Ebeam and Integration to supply the electron beam systems for a new coating line to be installed at the company’s location in Ozorków, Poland.

“Us against viruses”: Steritube systems for air disinfection

IST Metz Virobuster Steritube
The Steritube systems from Virobuster feature the unique, patented UVPE technology (Ultraviolet Pathogenic Elimination) for air disinfection. They are used for the deactivation of micro-organisms harmful to humans, environment and food. As an official partner, IST Metz is now distributing the products together with Virobuster.

Perstorp converts production to solve Swedish national disinfection crisis

Perstorp
Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, has started the large-scale production of hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant for the Swedish healthcare sector – at cost price. With a capacity of over 2 million liters a month, the aim is to solve the current lack of disinfectants at a national level.

2019 Results: ALTANA Holds Its Ground in a Challenging Environment and Sets the Course for Further Growth

Key figures Altana Group
In the 2019 fiscal year, the specialty chemicals Group ALTANA held its ground in a challenging market environment and at the same time set the course for further growth. Sales amounted to € 2,249 million and were thus nearly 3 percent below the level of the previous year, which was still characterized by a strong first half in economic terms. The main reasons for this were the continuing sluggish demand in key industrial sectors, especially the automotive industry, and the general economic slowdown, especially in China. Adjusted for acquisition and exchange-rate effects, sales decreased by 4 percent. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) fell by 3 percent to € 416 million. At 18.5 percent, the EBITDA margin was roughly at the previous year’s level despite further increases in expenditure, particularly for research and development and digitization, and thus within the long-term target range of 18 to 20 percent.

Adhesive solutions for efficient Li-ion cell assembly

Covestro
As automotive electrification continues to evolve, powerful lithium-ion (li-ion) battery architectures are at the center of discussions around electric vehicles.

IST Metz presents itself as technology leader

IST Metz Drupa 2016
At Drupa, visitors to the stand of UV equipment manufacturer IST Metz in Hall 1, Stand 1B23, can experience the latest UV and LED curing technology live in print demonstrations four times a day. IST Metz offers UV for all senses on a stand area of 416m² and provides a multimedia preview of future applications in the Future Lab.

BASF invests in the expansion of polyurethane dispersion business in Europe

30 percent increase in production capacity for water-based polyurethane dispersions. BASF meets rising demand for polyurethane dispersions

ALTANA Completes Acquisition of Schmid Rhyner AG

Schmid Rhyner Aussen
The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has completed the acquisition of the overprint varnish specialist Schmid Rhyner AG, which was previously part of the Swiss Conzzeta Group. The acquisition was announced on December 20, 2019. Schmid Rhyner AG will be integrated into ALTANA's ACTEGA division, which will thus be strategically expanded.

Curing and matting in seconds with UV and Excimer technology

PaintExpo 2020: IST Metz presents a wide range of UV solutions for industrial coatings.