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Digitalization in materials development

Artificial intelligence helps the formulation of polyurethane systems

Materials - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The specialty chemicals company Lanxess is broadening its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development. It has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers. The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including for entirely new applications with different requirements. The...

Cooperation Covestro-INAF

The study of stars improves thanks to holograms into photopolymer films

Materials - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Today's astronomical high-performance telescopes not only serve the precise imaging observation of stars and galaxies, but also allow a multitude of highly specific, physical investigations to elucidate the physical and chemical processes in a star, from its formation to super nova. While the instruments are getting bigger and bigger with the aim of...

Neste and Ravago together for chemical recycling

Joint development of a process for 200,000 tons per year

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

The world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, Neste, and the world’s leading distributor and recycler of polymers, Ravago, are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim to reach significant industrial scale. Neste and Ravago...

European debut

Plixxent enters the polyurethane supply

Materials - Wednesday, 13 November 2019

A leading provider for polyurethane systems solutions, Plixxent, went into operation on November 4. With approximately 250 full-time employees at five locations in Europe, the group of companies covers the entire application range of PU systems. The main purchasers are customers from the building materials industry, manufacturers of...

A lot of Gefran at K 2019

Product innovation and new corporate identity

Technology - Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The Italian company specialised in the design and production of systems and components for automation and control of industrial processes, Gefran, attended the K trade fair in Düsseldorf with numerous product innovations, designed to answer even more effectively to the needs of machine builders, system integrators and end users in the Sector...

International interdisciplinary agreement

Camozzi will participate in the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope

Technology - Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The Italian Group Camozzi, through its fully owned subsidiary Ingersoll Machine Tools headquartered in Rockford (Illinois), has entered into an agreement in conjunction with MT Mechatronics, located in Mainz (Germany) - with GMTO, the organization managing the development of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) on behalf of its US and...

RadiciGroup presented its 2018 Sustainability Report

Use of resources and emissions decreases, value added grows

Materials - Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The RadiciGroup 2018 Sustainability Report, prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core Option, was presented by RadiciGroup President Angelo Radici at Confindustria Bergamo (Bergamo Manufacturers’ Association) headquarters on October 30. The data collected and provided in the Report confirmed once again...

Solvay unveils HUB by Technyl

Services platform to accelerate innovation

Marketing - Wednesday, 6 November 2019

To further accelerate customer product innovation in fast-changing markets, Solvay Performance Polyamides unveils HUB by Technyl. HUB by Technyl features strengthened MMI Technyl Design advanced predictive simulation, application performance testing (APT) and Sinterline 3D-printing services...

Digitalization in materials development

Artificial intelligence helps polyurethane systems formulation

Materials - Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The specialty chemicals company Lanxess has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers. The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including for entirely new applications with different requirements. The Urethane Systems business unit is using the potential of...

Divestment

Covestro sells systems houses

Materials - Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Covestro successfully closed the sale of its European Systems Houses business to HIG Capital effective as of November 1, 2019. The sales proceeds amount to a high-double-digit euro million sum. The business comprises facilities in the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Germany and further businesses in Italy. Approximately...

Grand opening

New structure for Biesse Deutschland

Technology - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The brand new Ulm Campus near Nersingen has been inaugurated by Biesse Group with a grand opening ceremony from October 24 to 26. The CNC machine manufacturer will exhibit in-house technologies and partners’ machines, over approximately 1,500 square metres...

ST BlowMoulding renews its web site

A blow of novelty

Technology - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The new ST BlowMoulding website has just been brought online. Characterized by simple and intuitive graphics, it continues the company’s complete image renewal involving all corporate communication. At the same time, it is also a symbol for the constant strive for renewal, improvement and keeping up with the times...