• Biobased Chemicals to Attract Big Investments from Leading Producers: Lux Research (Oct 24, 2014)
    The bio-based materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract nearly $1 billion in investment this year, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to Lux Research. The estimated $974 million investment represents a 28% increase from 2013, suggesting companies that endured the waves of economic disruption have gained maturity and regained investors’ confidence.
  • Arkema to Access 160,000 Ton/Year of Acrylic Acid by Finalizing JV with Jurong Chemical (Oct 23, 2014)
    Arkema has finalized the first stage of its acrylics assets acquisition project in Taixing, China, and now has access to a modern and competitive 160,000 t/year acrylic acid production capacity in Asia for the sum of US$ 240 million. This investment will enable the Group to serve its customers in China and in Asia in growing markets such as superabsorbents, paints, adhesives and water treatment.
  • Huntsman Advanced Materials Focuses on New Generation Adhesive Materials for Aerospace Interiors (Oct 22, 2014)
    Araldite® FST 40002 / 40003, a high-performance processing solution for aerospace composites interiors, is recognized as an entirely new and significantly advanced development in material science. In uniquely combining inherent FST properties with high quality, user-friendly processing methods, Araldite® FST 40002 / 40003 enables efficiently produced interior structural glass and carbon composites, with maximized weight savings.
  • Intertronics Launches BlueWave® LED Flood System for UV/visible Light Curing (Oct 22, 2014)
    The new BlueWave® LED Flood System from Intertronics is a large format lamp for UV/visible light curing, enabling larger production components to be cured with LED technology. This not only offers great intensity and uniformity, contributing to faster and more repeatable cure times, but with LED’s instant on/off capability there are no mechanical shutter components and no warm-up time requirements.
  • UPM Raflatac Unveils a Renewed Range of Label Stocks for Pharmaceutical Applications (Oct 22, 2014)
    UPM Raflatac announces the launch of a renewed range of label stock products for pharmaceutical applications in the Americas. This extensive portfolio includes special constructions developed for labeling small diameter containers, migration-safe and low-temperature compliant materials, cryopreservation-compatible products and options for end-uses where luminescence is required for missing label detection.
  • PPG Industries Expands its Capabilities for Aerospace Sealants in Hamburg, Germany (Oct 21, 2014)
    PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has expanded the ability for its Central Europe application support center in Hamburg, Germany, to package aerospace sealants for customers in Central and Eastern Europe by adding equipment to provide premixed and frozen sealant, SEMKIT® packages as well as Customized Sealant Solutions products such as PRC® seal caps and PRC SEMFOAM™ sealant.
  • Sika Corporation at SPI'14: Presents its Advanced Bonding and Sealing Solutions for Solar Industry (Oct 21, 2014)
    Sika Corporation is proud to announce their participation as an exhibitor at Solar Power International 2014, North America's largest, most comprehensive solar power trade show and conference. The company is featuring its full line of state-of-the-art, advanced bonding and sealing solutions for the solar industry including Sikasil® engineered silicone solutions.
  • TriVascular Receives FDA Approval for its CustomSeal Technology for Ovation Prime® System (Oct 21, 2014)
    TriVascular Technologies, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CustomSeal Technology for the Ovation Prime System. With the Ovation Prime endograft system, physicians create a customized seal by filling the conformable O-rings with the CustomSeal polymer, effectively completing the last step of the manufacturing process in vivo.
  • Mallard Creek Polymers Offers its Range of SBC Emulsions for Adhesives, Sealants and more (Oct 20, 2014)
    Mallard Creek Polymers (MCP) offers a full line of Styrene-Butadiene copolymer emulsions for use in adhesives, caulks, sealants, barrier coatings and a variety of other applications. The company’s Rovene®, Tylac® and BarrierPro® copolymer emulsions provide outstanding performance in these applications.
  • MPM at Fakuma 2014: Presented Silplus 30 AS Anti-static Silicone Rubber for Sealing and more (Oct 20, 2014)
    MPM showcased innovative Silplus 30 AS heat-cured rubber and more at Fakuma 2014. The product's ability to reduce electrostatic charge and decrease dust pick-up make it an excellent candidate to consider for use in keyboard covers, elastomeric keypads and buttons, soft-touch features on devices, as well as other consumer electronic applications. The material’s good strength and compression set properties make it flexible and reliable as a sealing product.
  • Xtreme Lashes by Jo Mousselli® Unveils Flexfusion®, a Medical-grade Eyelash Extension Adhesive (Oct 20, 2014)
    Xtreme Lashes by Jo Mousselli® is proud to announce the arrival of Flexfusion® Adhesive with Rapid Cure Technology™ IN BLACK. The first and only black hypoallergenic medical-grade eyelash extension adhesive in the world. This updated medical-grade hypoallergenic formula offers a synergy of benefits without compromising performance.
  • Dymax at Assembly Show: to Present Tack-free, Moisture-resistant FIP/CIP Gasket and more (Oct 17, 2014)
    Dymax will showcase some of their newest products and technologies including a tack-free, moisture- and chemical-resistant FIP/CIP gasket, SpeedMask® resins with patented See-Cure technology, and a plastic bonder with Ultra-Red™ fluorescing technology. Visitors to booth #1025 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center will see demonstrations of these products and more.
  • UC Biologists Conduct Study on Gecko Adhesive System for Downhill Locomotion (Oct 17, 2014)
    University of California biologists have discovered that geckos are able to smoothly climb downhill because of their ability to alter the orientation of their feet.
  • Abundant Availability of Feedstock Adds Pace to the Growth of Oleochemicals Market: Frost & Sullivan (Oct 16, 2014)
    New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Southeast Asia Oleochemicals Market, finds that the products manufactured in Southeast Asia are mainly basic oleochemicals that include fatty acids, fatty alcohols and glycerin. In 2013, the revenue of the fatty acid market was US$1.26 billion, fatty alcohol was US$471.6 million, and refined glycerin was US$61.1 million. In 2020, these revenues are expected to increase to US$2.74 billion, US$1.03 billion, and US$131.9 million, respectively.
  • Ellsworth to Display Latest Tech. of Adhesives & Dispensing Equipment for Electronics at EPTECH (Oct 16, 2014)
    Ellsworth Adhesives is displaying the latest technology of adhesives and dispensing equipment for electronics manufacturing. Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “We are very excited to be exhibiting at EPTECH this year. Ellsworth Adhesives is ready to provide the total solution when it comes to adhesives, dispensing and other specialty chemicals.
  • ESA Researchers Find a New Ultra-stable Adhesive for Space Instruments (Oct 16, 2014)
    Researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have found out new ultra-stable adhesive that could play a key role in assembling rock-solid structures for space missions. The adhesive could be a key to assembling rock-solid structures for space, including large telescopes, instruments and antennas to peer deeper into the cosmos or sharpen views of our terrestrial environment.
  • Avery Dennison Select Solutions' Drum Portfolio to Offer Products to Meet Weather Challenges (Oct 15, 2014)
    Industrial drums carrying chemicals can present a range of labeling challenges from withstanding exposure to extreme temperatures and weather conditions to featuring the proper identification for the materials in the containers themselves. Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials North America has expanded its Select Solutions Drum portfolio to offer more materials that address these challenges.
  • Nordson Expands Availability of its Fluid Management Systems by Forming Alliance with Unicontrols (Oct 15, 2014)
    Nordson EFD announces a new business collaboration with Unicontrols Co., Ltd., the leading manufacturer of small to middle size stainless steel tanks in Japan. This new business collaboration will significantly expand the availability of Nordson EFD fluid management systems to Japanese companies and provide them with an even higher level of service. Major markets for equipment of both companies include electronics, automotive, and medical industries.
  • Lecta at BrauBeviale Fair: to Present its Specialty Papers for Beverage Labels (Oct 14, 2014)
    Lecta will participate once again in the BrauBeviale Fair, with nearly 1,300 exhibitors and 33,000 industry professionals expected to attend. The show will feature the latest developments and trends in raw materials, machinery and technology, logistics and marketing for beer, water and other beverages.
  • U.S. DOE to Fund USD 13.4 Mn for Projects to Develop Bio-products from Biomass (Oct 14, 2014)
    The Energy Department announced recently up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. These products not only will help reduce carbon emissions, but also advance the department's work to enable the production of clean, renewable and cost-competitive drop-in biofuel at $3 per gallon by 2022.

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