Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed a new compound called Pocan AF4130 in collaboration with HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., based in Lippstadt, Germany. It serves as a housing material for a battery management unit (BMU) and two cell monitoring units (CMU). The blend of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and acrylic ester-styrene-acrylonitrile (ASA) contains 30 percent by weight glass fibers and a halogen-based flame retardance package. “The particular advantages of the material are its extremely low warpage and shrinkage, combined with its high flame retardance. We see great potential for application in precision components for vehicle battery systems,” says Marc Marbach, head of Sales Segments E&E in the LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit. It took just two-and-a-half years to go from the initial idea to extensive testing and finally to use in full-scale production.
around 1 million electric cars had been registered in Germany. Of these, according to statista.com, 517,000 cars were powered solely by electrical energy, while 494,000 were plug-in hybrids. Therefore, in order to meet the goal of 15 million fully electric cars, the development of the cars and the charging infrastructure needs to be driven forward significantly. Read More
DKSH Business Unit Technology has partnered with Printers Supply Company, a specialized printing company based in Kolkata, India. As part of the agreement, DKSH will provide marketing and sales, distribution, and logistics as well as after-sales services to promote key products by Printers Supply Company for the Printing Packaging & Converting business in East India region and Bangladesh. Read More
Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, and Jeanologia, a world leader in sustainable and efficient technology development, joined forces to launch an eco-advanced alternative to the denim fabric washing process, including in some cases the mercerization, one of the most water-intensive and pollutant processes of denim fabric finishing. Read More
Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company announces the appointment of Dr. Achala Danait as Managing Director for Clariant India Limited. Effective January 14, 2022, the Board of Directors of Clariant India Limited has appointed Dr. Achala Danait as Managing Director, in addition to her role of leading innovation in Asia Pacific for the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties. Read More