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EIT Awards winners announced: new wave of innovators changing the face of Europe

The EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) rewards Europe''s top entrepreneurs and change-makers who bring solutions to key challenges in the fields of climate, energy, digitisation, food, health and raw materials. Europe''s most ground-breaking entrepreneurs and innovators were honoured last night at the EIT Awards ceremony at one of Europe''s most important innovation forums, INNOVEIT, in Budapest. Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: "The winners of this year''s EIT Awards are absolutely i ...


Europe''s entrepreneurs shape the future of innovation at INNOVEIT 2017

This evening, the EIT will announce the winners of the EIT Awards. More than 500 of the EU?s entrepreneurs and innovators have gathered in Budapest at the EIT?s Innovation Forum, INNOVEIT, to celebrate the Awards and discuss the future of European innovation. This year?s 20 EIT Awards nominees stand out for the high percentage of women: 8 finalists (40% of the total, and a 22% increase over last year), and the number of groundbreaking products or services related to climate change (35%) and to digital technologies (22%). ?We are very proud to see that the EIT continues to identify the European ...


Experience Europe - "Experiencing Europe" Initiative Launched

br /> Continental, Oliver Wyman and the Federal Employment Agency are supporting young jobseekers Successful pilot project by Continental gives young adults new prospects ?Experiencing Europe? initiative will be rolled out across Germany Today, the kick-off of the ?Experiencing Europe? initiative, launched by technology company Continental and strategic consultancy firm Oliver Wyman, took place at BMW Welt in Munich. The initiative supports young jobseekers with international internships in EU countries with the aim of making them passionate about a united Europe. The goal of the initiators ...


Heubach India receives ICC award for Responsible Care for the year 2016

At a celebratory event held on Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tow-ers, Gateway of India in Mumbai, the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) presented the ICC Aditya Birla Award for Best Responsible Care Committed Company to Heubach Color Pvt. Ltd., an affiliate of the Heubach Group. Heubach India received the award for its exceptional work in the area of Responsible Care. The company practices the six Responsible Care Codes for many years now and is currently actively mentoring other companies who plan to implement Responsible Care. In line with the framework of the compa ...


Record Numbers in Training: Continental Is Training More People Than Ever

br /> 2017/2018 has been the strongest year of training yet with a total of 702 school leavers 20 refugees are currently being trained at Continental Continental is providing 25 additional places for entry-level training (50 places in 2016) Reinhart, Executive Board member for Human Relations: ?With our program, we want to offer real and, above all, long-term prospects? In fall 2017, 702 trainees began their apprenticeship or integrated degree studies at Continental. The technology company has now more than tripled the size of its vocational training program over the last 20 years and is cu ...


SABIC to feature innovative resins and development services at Aquatech to solve customers’ water management challenges

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will showcase at Aquatech Amsterdam its industry-leading water management resources, technical support services and materials that are helping customers address global industry trends in revitalizing infrastructures and raising operational efficiency (stand #1.430). In particular, the company will spotlight its growing portfolio of high-performance engineering resins for the water management industry, extensive application development capabilities, and new Predictive Engineering Services that can enable the industry to solve tough challenges, ra ...


SONGWON commissions second production line for thermoplastic urethanes

• Production capacity to increase from 7,000 to 12,000 metric tons a year as part of global expansion strategy. • Extended range of cutting edge TPU extrusion grades for wire & cable and film & sheet applications. • Proven expertise and reliability, strong commitment to continuous product innovation. With more than 35 years’ business and manufacturing experience in the field of urethanes, SONGWON is a market leader in South Korea, specializing in TPUs, ink binders and adhesives for flexible packaging laminates. The company has established sales organizations in Asia, Europe and North ...


New, high performance binder for lamination inks helps to enhance print quality on packaging film and optimize productivity

Binders are a crucial component of lamination printing inks. HI-THANE™ A-890K from SONGWON is an aliphatic, solvent based polyurethane ink binder for use in the manufacture of gravure printing inks for a variety of laminates. This new binder is distinguished by its exceptionally high lamination bonding strength on various plastic films, especially PET, nylon and OPP. Its outstanding heat resistance makes it suitable for use in both retortable and non-retortable flexible packaging laminates. With its very high re-solubility, HI-THANE™ A-890K counteracts scale formation in gravure printing cell ...


Ceramic Polymer: Internal coating of huge gravel filters and activated carbon filter tanks with PROGUARD CN 200

The company W.T.S.-Ludwig Ltd., located in Heidenheim/Germany, fabricates complex devices and tanks for filter technology and water treatment as well as large steel constructions. Furthermore, coating applications for effective corrosion protection are conducted professionally. Recently, W.T.S.-Ludwig produced 6 huge filter tanks for gravel and activated carbon filtration. To provide durable value preservation for the customer, the inner area of the tanks were coated with the system PROGUARD CN 200. For long-term corrosion protection of gravel filters and activated carbon filters the intern ...



LEXAN™ HF4010SR resin is one of the new offerings. This polycarbonate (PC) material can make it possible for customers to develop complex headlight bezels with enhanced aesthetics. SABIC has also added new grades to its existing LEXAN™ XHT resin line, which can offer improved flow at high temperatures compared to other high-heat polycarbonate materials available today. SABIC’s new materials targeting forward lighting parts come at a time when the complexity of these applications continues to increase. Current high-end LED headlamps weigh close to six kilograms with up to 200 components, thank ...



The awards acknowledge the work of companies that have used plastics to develop a new idea, a new method, a new product or technology that responds to a societal need, while respecting the ‘3 Ps’ of Sustainability – People, Planet, and Profit. Out of the eight categories, SABIC was the only company to be honored in two categories. SABIC picked up the top award in the Best Plastic Application Design category for a prototype 3D printed aircraft seat, designed by Studio Gavari and produced by Stratasys® using its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM®) and filament made from in SABIC’s ULTEM™ resin. SA ...



Lina Prada, Global PP Technology Director at SABIC, says the pilot plant, at the Brightlands Chemelot R&D and manufacturing campus, is the latest demonstration of SABIC’s commitment to invest in innovation; the company opened a research facility on the Brightlands Chemelot campus in May 2016. “We are making a significant step in growing and developing our capabilities in Geleen, where we have solid expertise in polyolefin developments from all aspects: catalyst, process, material and application” says Prada. SABIC will use the new facility to develop grades with improved balances of stif ...



Both facilities, dedicated to innovation in SABIC® PP products, support SABIC’s 2025 strategy to be the preferred world leader in chemicals by delivering ‘Chemistry that Matters™’. An opening ceremony for the pilot plant and a customer event was presided over by Yousef Al-Benyan, SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO, and the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. “In times of change, organizations have two options: drive or be driven,” said Mr Al-Benyan during the opening ceremony. “At SABIC, we have a long-term vision to drive sustainable success for our customers and we work constantly to c ...


Splicing Numbers: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Adhesives

For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market: Almost 14 million tonnes of adhesives are consumed worldwide. According to the latest study, adhesive revenues will rise worldwide by 3.6% per year until 2024. Vinyls beat Acrylics The most important type of product in 2016 were vinyl adhesives with a demand volume of over 4 million tonnes, followed at a great distance by acrylic adhesives in second place. There is a wide variety of vinyl adhesives. Products based on polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) are among the most important ones. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), manufactured from polyvinyl ...


The coating CERAMIC-POLYMER SF/LF-SW is approved according to BAW for inland water and waterways!

The Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) in Karlsruhe/Germany, tests coating material for the effective corrosion protection within the range of “steel constructions for hydraulic engineering”. The protection system CERAMIC-POLYMER SF/LF-SW was recently approved for the Corrosivity Category Im1 – Fresh water / inland water. Reliable protection against corrosion for hydraulic engineering Canal bridges, locks, ship lifts, sheet piles – with the coating product CERAMIC-POLYMER SF/LF-SW any kind of steel construction for inland water and waterways is long-term protected ag ...


trans-o-flex welcomes 18 new trainees

st for the transportation of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and consumer electronics as well as other sensitive high-quality products provides training and education for approximately 35 trainees and students. ?A qualified training is a win-win situation?, says Wolfgang P. Albeck, CEO of trans-o-flex. ?In light of the shortage of skilled labour, companies that provide training and education stand a good chance of attracting the talents they need to stand out against their competitors in the service sector. Today, the logistics industry offers young people a wide range of training opportunities ass ...


Expanding Market: Ceresana Publishes New Report on EPS Foam

The tragic fire catastrophe of the Grenfell Tower in London directed the public attention towards building envelopes. The discussion concerning the safety of facades and insulation material is a challenge especially for manufacturers of EPS, says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana: “Expandable polystyrene is mainly used by the construction industry for thermal or sound insulation.” For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for this light and solid foam material made of expandable polystyrene that can take on almost any shape: Worldwide, about 6.7 m ...


Tough Material: Fourth Report on the PVC World Market by Ceresana

Production of PVC continues to rise, unimpressed by health and environmental discussion: In 2016, over 42 million tonnes of PVC were consumed, corresponding to over 16% of total plastics demand. The market research institute Ceresana already publishes the fourth study on the world market for PVC. The latest report expects global PVC demand to rise by, on average, 2.3% per year until 2024. With a market share of 60%, the Asia-Pacific region is the most important sales market. Asia Builds on PVC Most important application for PVC are pipes and conduits, demanding over 16.1 million tonnes in 20 ...


Paderborn University students work with Arvato Systems to develop risk strategies

l Arvato Systems customers, took part in the practical seminar on risk management The 2017 summer semester saw another successful practical seminar on risk management, organized by Arvato Systems along with the Paderborn University Center for Risk Management (CeRiMa). Real-life case studies were used to enable attendees to combine theory with practice. More than twenty undergraduates from the Paderborn University economic studies program participated in practice-based seminar ?Risk Management in Retail and Logistics, with special focus on Digitalization?. The event was held at ...


Industry 4.0 and MES - Future Productivity

In the future, no company competing at an international level can afford to ignore Industry 4.0. Therefore, enterprises need to set a course for tomorrow and be ready for networked production. MPDV, a leading supplier of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), offers a series of management seminars and workshops to inform decision makers about convenient ways to stay competitive. Decision makers need to know how to optimize efficiency in their production through real time information transparency. They have to uncover systematic wastages and stay in control of quality issues. Job sche ...


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