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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
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.
UV and LED Technology for Printed Electronics
At the LOPEC, which takes place from 23. to 24. March in Munich, UV equipment manufacturer IST METZ will present the latest UV and LED units for fast and reliable curing of printed circuits.
Perstorp and Project Air renew EU application for major green chemistry investment
Sweden’s leading chemistry group Perstorp, and partner companies Fortum and Uniper, today submitted an EUR 97 million application to the EU Innovation Fund for Project Air. This unique project aims to build a production facility for sustainable methanol in Stenungssund, Sweden, which could reduce global CO2 emissions by 400,000 tonnes, equivalent to approximately 1% of Sweden’s territorial emissions.
Cubic Ink® materials from ALTANA and dp polar are revolutionizing industrial 3D inkjet printing
At formnext, the leading international trade fair for additive manufacturing, in Frankfurt am Main, specialty chemicals group ALTANA and 3D printer manufacturer dp polar will present three new Cubic Ink® 3D printing material families, among other things, a High Performance family with unprecedented heat resistance and multi-material capability.
BYK-3938 P: a highly innovative, post-add additive for matting powder coatings – label-free
The matting of powder coatings constitutes a particular challenge for the coating industry. In contrast to liquid coatings, only minimum shrinkage occurs during the baking process, meaning that conventional matting is not possible with powder coatings. In order to achieve a matt finish, it is possible to reduce the gloss by mixing various binders that are incompatible with each other; alternatively, the incompatibility of binders and special hardeners is used for matting. However, some hardeners are subject to labeling. This ultimately results in labeling of the powder coatings.
Perstorp launches Emoltene™ 100 Pro: a durable DPHP plasticizer based on renewable material
Leading specialty chemicals innovator Perstorp is pioneering in the PVC market with the introduction of a general-purpose plasticizer partly based on renewable raw material using a traceable mass balance concept. Emoltene™ 100 Pro is a dipropylheptyl phthalate (DPHP) designed to support sustainable sourcing of renewable and recycled raw materials and reduction of carbon dioxide emission throughout the value chain.
UV Days 2021: “on air”
The UV Days have been more than just an in-house exhibition for a long time now – they have become a guaranteed source for first-hand expert knowledge, a varied programme, important industry contacts, award-winning print products and a coherent concept. One new innovation: The latest developments in UV, LED and excimer technology will be streamed directly to your screen.