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OMRON introduces new NJ/NY-series Sysmac Controllers with integrated CNC functionality. 
(Photos: Omron, PR027)

31 October 2017

Omron introduces new NJ/NY-series Sysmac Controllers with integrated CNC functionality

Omron Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto. CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) announced the global release in October of its new NJ/NY-series CNC Integrated Controllers that boost the productivity of processing machines for manufacturing lines.

31 October 2017

Clariant again grows sales, increases profitability and is well on track to meet 2017 outlook

“Clariant continues to consistently and successfully deliver on its strategy. With an excellent 10 % growth in both sales and profitability in the first nine months of the year we are well on track to achieve our targets,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “Our achievements are based on innovation, sustainability and on the endless commitment of our employees. Leveraging innovation throughout our portfolio is also exemplified by today’s announcement of the commercialization of bio-ethanol with the related licenses and enzymes. We expect mid double-digit million sales potential from the sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol production alone, a clear illustration of our innovation competence in biotechnology. For 2017, we are confident that we will achieve our targets, i.e. growth in local currency, progression in operating cash flow, absolute EBITDA and EBITDA margin before exceptional items in spite of a temporarily weaker cash flow in the first half.”

31 October 2017

Clariant to build flagship sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

Muttenz, October 31, 2017 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the approval by the Board of Directors to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid® technology. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50.000 tons, will be built in the southwestern part of Romania. The facility will be a flagship site, confirming competitiveness and sustainability of the sunliquid® technology at commercial scale thus supporting Clariant’s sunliquid® licensing business strategy.

Kathmandu selected Archroma and its EarthColors range of plant-based dyes to create a new capsule collection of the brand’s signature hoodie. <br>(Photo: Kathmandu)

30 October 2017

Kathmandu selects Archroma’s EarthColors for capsule collection of its signature hoodies

Reinach, Switzerland, 30 October 2017 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, today announced its first-ever collaboration with Kathmandu, the well-known New-Zealand born and based outdoor brand.

ELIX Polymers offers leading range of specialty ABS materials for the global healthcare sector.<br> (Photos: ELIX Polymers, PR031)

30 October 2017

ELIX Polymers offers leading range of specialty ABS materials for the global healthcare sector

Tarragona, October 30, 2017 – Leading specialty ABS producer ELIX Polymers had a spotlight on global grades for healthcare applications at Fakuma.

30 October 2017

Clariant and White Tale engaged in talks

Muttenz, October 30, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has noted White Tale’s press release and the demands published therein. Clariant notes that after the announcement of the termination of the merger agreement between Clariant and Huntsman on October 27th 2017, Clariant and its shareholder White Tale have engaged in an initial discussion regarding the new situation for the company and ways to work together in the future.

Scott Rook, Commercial VP, Nylon. <br>(Photo: Ascend Performance Materials, APMPR013)

30 October 2017

Ascend to increase capacity of nylon 6,6 building blocks, polymers by 10 to 15 percent

HOUSTON – October 30, 2017 – Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, today announced its plans to increase production capacity across its intermediate chemicals and polymers portfolio by 10 to 15 percent to support the continued growth of its customers.

27 October 2017

Clariant and Huntsman jointly decided to abandon planned Merger of Equals

Muttenz, October 27, 2017 – Clariant (SIX: CLN) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today jointly announced that they have mutually terminated their proposed merger of equals. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Clariant and Huntsman.

27 October 2017

White Tale Holdings increased stake to above 20%

Muttenz, October 27, 2017 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, confirms that White Tale Holdings has increased its stake in Clariant in excess of 20%. This follows earlier mandatory notifications by White Tale Holdings to the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) regarding its holdings.

26 October 2017

Clariant announces mining solutions support for Mexico

Houston, TX, October 26, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals to the mining industry, announced at the Expo Mineria 2017 that for the first time the company is expanding its comprehensive suite of mining-specific product innovations and technical expertise to customers in Mexico. Clariant has been supporting Latin America’s mining industry for five decades and now growing its footprint into Mexico. This broadening is a response to the increase in exploration activity within the country.