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Sustainable container transport passing through the River Terminal Wielsbeke, B.I.G.’s global inland hub to the rest of the world. 
(Photo: © POM West-Vlaanderen)

21 June 2018

Beaulieu International Group reduces CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes thanks to its sustainable container transport programme

Waregem, Belgium – June 21, 2018 – Beaulieu International Group (B.I.G.) today announced the results of its global multimodal logistics platform which uses waterway transport to reduce its dependency on truck transport. This successful programme reduced the company’s container transport-related CO2 emissions by 36% in 2017 and is scheduled to achieve a further 55% reduction in the coming years.




Clariant breaks ground on joint venture production site in Cangzhou, China. 
(Photo: Clariant)

21 June 2018

Clariant breaks ground on joint venture production site in Cangzhou, China 

Shanghai, June 21, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Beijing Tiangang Auxiliary Co., Ltd. (Tiangang), today conducted a groundbreaking ceremony in Cangzhou (China), just over 200 km south of Beijing. The ceremony marked the start of the construction of a world-class production facility for stabilizers for plastics and textiles that will form the heart of the joint venture between both parties. The event was marked by a special event with representatives from both companies, as well as local officials.




ARLANXEO at DKT 2018: Synthetic rubber for top performances in sports.
(Photo Shutterstock, ARPR037)

20 June 2018

ARLANXEO at DKT 2018: Synthetic rubber for top performances in sports

Maastricht / Nuremberg - ARLANXEO, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic elastomers, will present its high-performance rubbers for exciting applications in sports and leisure at DKT 2018 (German Rubber Conference).




20 June 2018

SGP participates in the Green Sports Alliance Summit “Playing Greener” in Atlanta

SAYVILLE, NY - June 20, 2018 - The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, announced its participation in the Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 26-27, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. The Green Sports Alliance Summit is a key meeting for the sports industry focused on sustainability through sharing best practices, workshops and seminars.




RENOLIT leading the way in next generation digital printing films. (Photo: RENOLIT, PR003)

20 June 2018

RENOLIT leading the way in next generation digital printing films

La Porte, Indiana, USA – June 20, 2018 – American RENOLIT Corp (ARC), a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic films in the USA, is reaffirming its position as a pioneer in the development of digital film products and film production technologies. The more environmentally friendly non-phthalate versions represent the latest addition to the company's already innovative and high-quality range of digital printing films, suitable for every usual indoor and outdoor printing application.

This latest development is part of ARC's considerable investment in state-of-the-art equipment and process technologies, enabling significant improvements in the complex manufacturing process of digital printing films. In addition, the company's expertise and know-how in film formulation and commitment to using the best raw materials are key factors in the development of digital printing films offering excellent process ability on coating and plotting machines.

ARC's digital printing films deliver perfect printability through a variety of printing methods and ink types, have superior color resistance and with an outstanding opacity. Both the matte and very high gloss versions can be custom embossed – unique within the industry. Available in a range of thicknesses and flexibilities – from soft to rigid – the films are low shrinkage, have excellent lay flat properties and ensure quality and specification consistency across batches.

As a forerunner over the last 18 years in plastic films manufacturing, going phthalate-free was a logical progression for ARC in 2017 to offer its customers a safer, more environmentally friendly digital film alternative, having the same high-quality performance and reliability as existing phthalate-based films.

“This latest leap forward in digital printing films demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the North-American market”, said Renaat Demeulemeester, President of ARC. “It is one of the outstanding results from ARC's $100 million investment during the last 18 years to refurbish, extend and upgrade our plant at La Porte in Indiana, with the aim of making it a showcase facility not only for digital printing film manufacture, but also for American innovation.”

For more information visit calenderedfilm.com.




Going pro-environmental can make a big difference to our planet. (Photo: Perstorp)

20 June 2018

Want to sharpen your sustainability? You can with the new Pro-Environment Polyols

Perstorp June 20, 2018 - Perstorp was the first to introduce Pro-Environment Polyols (Voxtar™) and has a strong portfolio of acids for synthetic lubricants. The company is now extending its market lead with the introduction of several new pro-environment grades for POE and lubricant producers. With no loss in efficiency, safety or other performance criteria these pro-environment polyols give POE formulators an instant opportunity to sharpen their sustainability profile. This major environmental advantage can then be passed onto customers and through the lubricant value chain helping to differentiate lubricants towards consumers.




Going pro-environmental can make a big difference to our planet. (Photo: Perstorp)

20 June 2018

Get ahead of the flow and go pro-environmental today

Perstorp June 20, 2018 - Switching from mineral oils to polyol ester base oils using a new generation of Pro-Environment Polyols can significantly reduce the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of synthetic lubricants. Perstorp’s renewable Penta, marketed as Voxtar™, for example, reduce the carbon footprint by up to 80%.




Australians NRMA choose Tritium for $10m electric vehicle fast charging network. 
(Image courtesy Tritium, PR004)

20 June 2018

Australians NRMA choose Tritium for $10m electric vehicle fast charging network

Brisbane, Australia 20 June 2018: The NRMA has begun unlocking New South Wales and the ACT* for the growing number of electric vehicle drivers, choosing Australian EV charging specialists Tritium as the supplier of electric vehicle chargers for its $10 million network rollout.




The opening ceremony was attended by Clariant Executive Committee member Christian Kohlpaintner, key customers and local government officials, as well as Clariant’s Greater China Regional President and other members of the company’s Business Unit Additives. (Photo: Clariant)

20 June 2018

Clariant inaugurates new Additives production facilities in China 

Muttenz, June 20, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the official opening of two new, fully-owned additives facilities at its site in Zhenjiang, China. This completes a multi-million CHF investment originally announced last year and puts Clariant’s Additives business in China on track to further expand its offering of customized, high-end solutions for the plastics, coatings & ink industries.




Omron to introduce New i4 SCARA product family. (Photo: Omron, PR050)

19 June 2018

Omron to Introduce New i4 SCARA Product Family

Omron Corporation (Headquarters: Kyoto, Japan. President and CEO: Yoshihito Yamada), a global leader in automation technology, announced today at Automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics, that it will be introducing a new line of SCARA robots, boasting sleek design and enhanced performance. Named the “i4,” the new generation of SCARA robot will save space during installation, and allow easier configuration into existing production lines. The i4 is fast, repeatable, easy to operate and flexible for multiple configurations and applications.



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