ELIX Polymers is introducing new grades of low-friction materials for automotive applications and other segments, to reduce undesirable noises and offer possibilities for cost savings. ELIX Polymers has developed a range of speciality grades of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC/ABS) to reduce the squeak that is generated by the contact of plastic parts with other plastic parts, leather, PVC-foil or other products. These undesirable noises can negatively affect the driver´s comfort and the quality impression of a car.
Endeavour Speciality Chemicals has re-signed a long-term agreement with Treatt for the global distribution of their UK manufactured specialty high impact aroma chemicals for the flavour and fragrance sectors. Renowned world-wide for its expertise in providing a wide range of flavour and fragrance ingredient solutions, Treatt has been the exclusive global distributor of high impact aroma chemicals for Endeavour Speciality Chemicals for over 20 years, having been recognised for its sales and distribution capabilities to both global Flavour and Fragrance houses and FMCG brands.
in-cosmetics Latin America 2017 is expected to be the biggest in the event’s four-year history. Aimed at formulators and R&D professionals in the personal care industry, the exhibition is set to welcome more than 3,000 visitors from all over the continent when it opens its doors at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo from 20-21 September 2017.
BASF has become the first extruded polystyrene (XPS) manufacturer to obtain technical approvals (construction type) for products welded in a contactless process Extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam board is an insulation material similar to polyisocyanurate in its texture and rigidity. It has numerous applications. In the construction industry, XPS foam board has value in many applications: insulating below slabs and slab edges, insulating foundation or cellar walls, and exterior sheathing as part of the building shell.
CPhI China, the Asian giant Pharma event, saw double-digit growth in 2017. This year’s event surpassed 55,000 visitors, 10,000 of those coming from overseas.
Nexira’s Fibregum is now ‘FODMAP Friendly’ certified, meaning it is low in fermentable sugars and suitable for people requiring a low FODMAP diet. ‘FODMAP’ is an acronym for Fermentable, Oligosaccharide, Disaccharide, Monosaccharide and Polyols. These fermentable sugars are poorly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, so are easily and quickly fermented by gut bacteria causing manifestations of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; gas, bloating and discomfort) in predisposed people. People requiring a low FODMAP diet are 15 more common than people requiring a gluten-free diet.1 A low FODMAP diet has proven to be an effective dietary approach for people with digestive disorders or symptoms of IBS.
Adama Brasil is looking to invest US$30-50 million in new factories in Brazil for producing new active ingredients for agrochemicals that are currently imported from China. The project will include building a new factory in the plant of the municipality of Taquari in Rio Grande do Sul, which hosts four other units, and also in the city of Londrina, state of Paraná.
The largest USA-based API show, attracting 700-800 chemists and business development personnel from the pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and chemistry services industries.
Anue Water Technologies, the leading manufacturer of high-efficiency ozone and oxygen generation and injection systems for the elimination of odour, corrosion and FOG (fat, oil, grease) in wastewater, will introduce its strong, new management team, key technology improvements and live product demonstrations at the upcoming WEFTEC Show in Chicago, on 2nd to 4th October 2017.