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  • SCHOTT Expands its Range of High-performance Sealants for Fuel Cells (Oct 2, 2014)
    The international technology group SCHOTT offers a broad range of sealing glasses for use in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). These glass solders help to hermetically seal cells and stacks that consist of metallic and ceramic compounds. They are used with nearly all types of fuel cells and provide significant advantages, especially for high-temperature SOFCs, due to their high resistance to heat. Strontium- and barium-free sealing glasses have now been added to the product line.
  • UPM Raflatac Launches Renewed Label Stock Portfolio for Print-on-demand Applications (Oct 2, 2014)
    UPM Raflatac announces the launch of a renewed label stock portfolio for print-on-demand applications in the Americas. These high-performance ink-jet and toner-based papers and films offer a variety of business advantages across a range of consumer, outdoor and industrial end-uses.
  • Drytac®'s WallTac™ Print Media Features ReTac™ Ultra Removable Adhesive Technology (Oct 1, 2014)
    The removable and repositionable adhesive found on WallTac™, a matte PVC film included in the Drytac® print media collection, has received a new designation. Now positioned as ReTac™ ultra removable adhesive technology, it is ideal for a broad range of applications that require easy removal, such as wall graphics, labels and tape.
  • Synalloy's Subsidiary Signs Agreement to Produce Biobased Polyols for BioBased Technologies® (Oct 1, 2014)
    Synalloy Corporation, a growth oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, CRI Tolling, LLC, has entered into a three-year tolling agreement to produce the bio-based product line Agrol® for its new customer, BioBased Technologies® LLC.
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  • DuPont's Survey Reveals High Awareness of Indian Consumers for Bio-based Products (Sep 30, 2014)
    The DuPont Green Living Survey: India, conducted by TNS Global, found that a majority of Indian consumers are familiar with green products, have confidence that green products are better for the environment, and feel that biobased ingredients enhance the desirability of a product.
  • Huntsman Receives UL Environment Certification for its TEROL® Performance Polyol (Sep 30, 2014)
    Huntsman Corporation’s Polyurethanes division has become the first U.S. manufacturer to receive the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Environment certification for one of its polyols -- TEROL® 563 modified aromatic polyester polyol.
  • RS Industrial Introduces ECO-Squares™, an Adhesive Dot Developed from Biodegradable Materials (Sep 30, 2014)
    RS Industrial, Inc. is proud to announce ECO-Squares™, the first-ever adhesive dots conscientiously developed from biodegradable materials. As the first innovation in years to hit the pre-formed adhesive market, ECO-Squares™ aid in accomplishing a truly sustainable product, including the adhesive used to hold it together.
  • BASF, Cargill & Novozymes Achieve Another Milestone in Production of Bio-based Acrylic Acid (Sep 29, 2014)
    BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers. Moreover they have selected the process for further scale-up.
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  • Evonik Develops a Packaging Solution for its Range of Amorphous Poly-Alpha-Olefins (Sep 29, 2014)
    Evonik is breaking totally new ground by developing a packaging system especially for their reactive grades of VESTOPLAST® - the Easy Peel Package. Now, silane-modified VESTOPLAST® 206 appears in a perfect packaging solution and optimizes the handling of product for customers.
  • Global Medical Adhesives & Sealants Market to Reach USD 11.75 Billion by 2020: TMR (Sep 26, 2014)
    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Medical Adhesives and Sealants Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020,” the global medical adhesives and sealants market was valued at USD 6.39 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach USD 11.75 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 9.2% over the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. The global medical adhesives and sealants market volume was 1,244.7 kilo tons in 2013.
  • Emerald Expands Production Capacity of Benzoic Acid at its Rotterdam Facility (Sep 25, 2014)
    Emerald Kalama Chemical commissioned its second benzoic acid reactor train at its facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands, adding 75,000 metric tons of capacity for the production of benzoic acid.
  • HERMA Unveils Overlaminating Film for Label Printers (Sep 25, 2014)
    Label printers have given a very enthusiastic reception to the new overlaminating film from HERMA's Self-adhesive Materials division. It provides a simple and affordable way of equipping even paper labels to withstand harsh and critical environments.
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  • Perstorp at UTECH Asia/PU China 2014: Presented Benefits of Capa™ Polycaprolactones (Sep 25, 2014)
    Perstorp highlighted at UTECH Asia/PU China 2014 its growing commitment to China as the company's production platform in Zibo is being expanded to include a new Neopentyl Glycol (Neo) plant. The investment represents a triumph of Chinese and Swedish engineering not only in the production of high quality Neo, but in terms of plant and environmental safety.
  • Bitumen Market to Reach USD 93.38 Billion by 2020, Expects Transparency Market Research (Sep 24, 2014)
    Transparency Market Research has published a new market report titled “Bitumen Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020”. According to the report, the bitumen market was valued at USD 71.44 billion in 2013 and is likely to reach USD 93.38 billion by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. In terms of volume, the global demand for bitumen stood at 108,348.9 kilo tons in 2013.
  • MIT Researchers Develop Shellfish-inspired Waterproof Glue to Repair Ships (Sep 24, 2014)
    Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to repair ships or help heal wounds and surgical incisions.
  • Arkema to Strengthen its Position in Specialty Chemicals with Proposed Acquisition of Bostik (Sep 23, 2014)
    In accordance with the strategy implemented since its stock market listing, this operation would allow Arkema to further strengthen its position in specialty chemicals and to continue developing its High Performance Materials segment, which would account for 42% of total sales following the acquisition of Bostik.
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  • MBK Tape Solutions Develops FDA-compliant Direct Food Contact Tapes (Sep 23, 2014)
    In today’s regulatory landscape, MBK Tape Solutions has addressed the need for FDA safety compliant pressure sensitive adhesives and coatings used when manufacturing, processing, packing, packaging, transporting or holding food, pharmaceutical and OTC products. Adding to our line of FDA Indirect Food Contact Tapes, MBK recently developed several new adhesive tapes for use in Direct Food Contact applications in conformance with FDA 21 CFR175.125 Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, 21 CFR177.1520 Polyethylene Film and other backings.
  • AkzoNobel & Photanol Form JV to Develop a Process for Production of Bio-based Chemicals (Sep 22, 2014)
    AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals.The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce "green" chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel currently obtains from fossil-based production.
  • Bayer to Float MaterialScience Business Unit & Focus on its Life Science Businesses (Sep 22, 2014)
    Bayer intends in the future to focus entirely on the Life Science businesses – HealthCare and CropScience – and float MaterialScience on the stock market as a separate company. In this way Bayer is positioning itself as a world-leading company in the field of human, animal and plant health.
  • Eastman Expands Capacity of Eastman 168™ Non-phthalate Plasticizers at Texas Facility (Sep 22, 2014)
    Eastman Chemical Company has completed a previously announced capacity expansion of its Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizers at its manufacturing facility in Texas City, Texas. The expansion at the site increased the overall capacity of Eastman 168 by approximately 15 percent.
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