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IST Metz receives the Red Dot for good design

IST Metz X press
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.

Global specialty chemicals innovator, Perstorp, drives forward project to produce recycled methanol

Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, will investigate the potential production of recycled methanol, using carbon dioxide and residual streams, at its Swedish facility in Stenungsund.

Student Team from Lingen receives the 2019 Altana special prize in Chemistry for its Sustainable Business Idea

The prize: a trip to one of the largest research and development sites of the specialty chemicals company ALTANA in the U.S.

New Pevalen™ Pro plasticizer gives flexible PVC an environmental boost

Perstorp, the global leader in pro-environment polyols, is launching a new renewable polyol ester (non-phthalate) plasticizer Pevalen™ Pro.

Award: IST Metz among the TOP 100

IST Metz GmbH from Nürtingen has made the leap to the top at the 26th edition of the TOP 100 innovation competition.

DSM strengthens its market-leading position in high-performance specialty polymers

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced the strengthening of its leadership in high-performance specialty polymers with the operational launch of a new production line for Arnitel® in Emmen, the Netherlands. The capacity will be expanded by 20% and will enable greater supply flexibility and security.

ALTANA’s ACTEGA Division Inaugurates New Innovation Center at Grevenbroich Research Site

Actega
ACTEGA Rhenania, a globally leading coatings and adhesives specialist, inaugurated its new laboratory building in Grevenbroich on June 5. The company, which belongs to the specialty chemicals group ALTANA, invested around 10 million euros in the new building. The building has an area of 5,700 square meters, doubling ACTEGA Rhenania’s space for research and development. “With this investment we are considerably boosting our innovative strength and bolstering one of our most important competitive advantages,” says Dr. Thomas Sawitowski, the managing director of ACTEGA Rhenania GmbH. A

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

Rheobyk
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.