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Perstorp to double carboxylic acid production capacity as demand continues to rise across markets
Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp plans to have extra capacity of around 70,000 tonnes/yr. for production of carboxylic acids onstream during 2024. The investment will enable Perstorp to increase output significantly and strengthen its position as the sustainable solutions provider. Increased capacity will meet growing demand in various high-value applications, including non-phthalate plasticizers for PVC, engineered fluids for applications such as refrigeration lubricants, and various propionates used in food preservation and carboxylic acids for use in animal feed gut health and preservation products. Most of the output will be used in downstream production operated by Perstorp itself
Multifaceted UV technology at PaintExpo 2022
At PaintExpo, which takes place from 26.-29. April 2022 in Karlsruhe, UV specialist and world market leader IST METZ will present a wide range of UV and LED systems for curing industrial coatings using UV technology in hall 1 at booth 1355
IGM signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement with OSiC
IGM signed a strategic cooperation agreement with OSiC (https://en.osicgroup.com/), who is a global manufacturer of special chemicals and high-performance materials. This agreement will conduct a comprehensive in-depth cooperation between two companies in the coating additive business.
Perstorp welcomes Valentina Serra Holm as Vice President Engineered Fluids
Perstorp has appointed Valentina Serra Holm as Vice President Engineered Fluids, where she will strengthen the group’s focus on key market segments with her experience and expertise from the industry.
IGM Resins appoints Audrey De Wulfas Executive Vice President, Sales
IGM Resins is pleased to announce that Mrs. Audrey De Wulf has joined IGM as Executive Vice President Sales.
BYK-3568 brings greater individuality to the automotive industry
Visually attractive, optimally protected, and outstanding to the touch – these are essential demands on automotive OEM coatings. And yet, in recent years, this performance profile has moved more and more towards individualization, such as with two-colored applications, for example. Long gone are the days when the only decision needed when buying a vehicle was between silver, black or white – individuality is now trumps.
BYK-3568 brings greater individuality to the automotive industry
Visually attractive, optimally protected, and outstanding to the touch – these are essential demands on automotive OEM coatings. And yet, in recent years, this performance profile has moved more and more towards individualization, such as with two-colored applications, for example. Long gone are the days when the only decision needed when buying a vehicle was between silver, black or white – individuality is now trumps.
High-performance resins for industrial applications: New Cubic Ink® materials from ALTANA expand 3D printing offer
Specialty chemicals group ALTANA is expanding its already launched Cubic Ink® 3D printing material families with new high-performance resins.