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Additives & Chemicals
Metabolix demonstrates successful manufacturing process scale-up at 50,000 liter scale
Additives & Chemicals : 30 May, 2006
Metabolix reported today that it has successfully scaled up production of its PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) to the 50 cubic meter (50,000 L) scale. The fermentation converted commercial-grade corn sugar to PHAs, achieving high production rates and titers with overall fermentation times of less than 40 hours. This achievement represents a significant step forward in the development and production of biopolymers that will rival traditional petrochemicals as a source of material for polymer applications.
 
Honeywell's enhanced Symmetre software simplifies building operations and helps lowers costs
Additives & Chemicals : 17 May, 2006
Honeywell today announced the release of SymmetrE R310.1 building management system software, designed to boost productivity and provide robust building management that runs seamlessly with the latest Microsoft operating systems. SymmetrE R310.1 is a scalable, open, building management PC workstation that monitors and controls heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in commercial buildings.
 
Latest release improves heat exchanger network design capabilities
Additives & Chemicals : 17 May, 2006
Honeywell today announced the release of UniSim Design Suite R360, the next evolution of its steady-state and dynamic process modeling tool. UniSim Design Suite allows manufacturers to design, test and train employees on new processes offline before they are implemented. The new release includes enhancements that improve the design and optimization of heat exchanger networks, enhanced features supporting electrolyte processes, and the ability to predict corrosion.
 
Low-cost temperature transmitters ideal for non-critical applications
Additives & Chemicals : 15 May, 2006
Honeywell today announced the release of the STT170 series of low-cost programmable temperature transmitters. The new STT170 series complements the field proven STT250 and STT350 family of temperature transmitters.
 
New handheld device handles multiple communication protocols
Additives & Chemicals : 15 May, 2006
Honeywell today announced the release of a new Honeywell MC Toolkit Configurator, which allows users to configure both Digitally Enhanced and HART field instruments with a single compact handheld device. Designed for ease-of-use and increased productivity, the MC Toolkit lets users configure, monitor, diagnose and manage smart devices from Honeywell and other suppliers.
 
New CEO for CPS Color Group Oy
Additives & Chemicals : 14 May, 2006
In the past few years, the Group has been able to improve its position as a leading provider of advanced tinting solutions. Mr Mets
 
New BASF foam variant streamlines aircraft insulation
Additives & Chemicals : 14 May, 2006
The new, yellow-coloured Basotect UL for the insulation of airplane cabins BASF is now offering a new variant of Basotect, its sound-absorbing and heat-insulating melamine resin foam. The material is called Basotect UL and it is particularly suitable for the insulation of airplane cabins. Weighing only six grams per litre, it is 30 percent lighter than conventional Basotect, meaning that this new BASF foam is able to meet the ever-rising requirements made in aircraft construction in terms of sound protection and weight reduction. This new, yellow-coloured Basotect UL also complies with the stringent fire-protection standards stipulated by aviation authorities.
 
BASF Coatings' master spraypainters already in shape for the World Cup
Additives & Chemicals : 14 May, 2006
World Cup fever has already hit BASF Coatings at the M
 
A BASF engineering plastic in novel vehicle control modules made by Tyco Electronics
Additives & Chemicals : 14 May, 2006
Tyco Electronics, a globally active manufacturer of electronic components, has developed and is now serially producing intelligent vehicle control modules, so-called fuse relay boxes, for use in a new vehicle platform. The housings of these large, multi-part electromechanical modules are made primarily of Ultramid B3 GK24, a BASF polyamide 6 reinforced with a mixture of glass fibers and glass beads. The material is a very good choice for this application, offering an optimized balance between rigidity / strength, flowability and especially low warpage.
 
New tinting waterborne industrial coatings is now made easy with CPS Color's
Additives & Chemicals : 13 May, 2006
Temacolor W is CPS Color's colorant system for tinting primarily waterborne industrial coatings. In the development of Temacolor W, special attention was paid to the universal character of the colorants. As a result, manufacturers of waterborne coatings can use the products in a wide range of waterborne coatings, including, but not limited to 2k PUR, 2k epoxy, acrylate, polyester, waterborne alkyds and also waterborne decorative paints. They are Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylate free and moreover contain the lowest possible amount of solvents or Volatile Organic Compounds. At the same time, the selection and amount of specific state-of-the-art pigments in the Temacolor W colorant system is tailored to industrial applications. Manufacturers will find that Temacolor W meets the high demands that industrial coatings are faced with regarding colorant acceptance, gloss and hardness of the coat layer. Of course, the rheology of the colorants is optimized to an excellent performance in volumetric tinting equipment.
 
New lightfast, high-speed printing with Bafixan P 100 HS sublimation inks
Additives & Chemicals : 13 May, 2006
A deeper black, a more brilliant cyan, BASF is adding two new colors to its Bafixan P 100 HS sublimation ink range for inkjet printing. The deep Xtra Black shade ensures strong contrasts and an intense color experience. Its brilliant counterpart, turquoise, can be printed directly with the new cyan shade. This greenish blue is equivalent to a real process color and appears fresher and greener than comparable inks. The Bafixan P 100 HS range as a whole, comprising the nine colors Yellow, Red, Light Red, Brilliant Blue, Light Brilliant Blue, Cyan, Black, Xtra Black and Gray, covers the entire color space for sublimation printing. It can also be used in direct printing.
 
Innovation and portfolio optimization strengthen BASF's Agricultural Products
Additives & Chemicals : 13 May, 2006
BASF Agricultural Products is continuing its strategy of profitable growth with new and innovative products. In 2005, the division invested
 
New chiral intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry
Additives & Chemicals : 13 May, 2006
BASF has developed an innovative process for the production of new chiral intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry that are being made on a commercial scale. These additions expand the company's technology platform for producing optically active styrene oxides and aliphatic alcohols. The new BASF process, based on dehydrogenase biocatalysts, allows for the production of particularly high-purity substances that serve the pharmaceutical industry as important building blocks.
 
New innovative source of competitive advantage for paint and ink manufacturers
Additives & Chemicals : 12 May, 2006
Intense competition and increasing globalisation in the paint industry mean that manufacturers need to be more creative, innovative, flexible and cost efficient than ever before. By enabling them to produce paint in the desired colour directly into the final packaging instead of in batches, Tinting During Filling systems offer paint manufacturers an innovative way to decrease the cost and increase the efficiency of their production operations.
 
New automatic lawnmower made by Husqvarna shines with BASF's dark-green Luran S
Additives & Chemicals : 12 May, 2006
Round the clock, seven days per week, come rain or shine, the first automatic lawnmower made by the Swedish outdoor equipment manufacturer Husqvarna completely liberates gardening enthusiasts from the tedious and time-consuming chore of mowing the lawn. In order for the Automower from Husqvarna to keep on trucking for years on end despite continuous operation outdoors, Husqvarna's engineers have sheltered the inner workings of this machine inside a dark-green body made of Luran S. This highly weather resistant material manufactured by BASF can withstand even extreme weather conditions. This is why the surface and colors of the programmable robotic lawnmower still shine after years of exposure to heat and rain. Luran S is a specialty plastic based on an Acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate copolymer and belongs to the PlasticsPlus line of BASF's styrenics.
 
New innovative coating for small series developed in record time
Additives & Chemicals : 12 May, 2006
has a round shape, scissor doors, and special service and equipment extras, and is sure to steal the show at the New York International Auto Show. At its first official presentation recently at the 'Hall of the Automobile' in San Francisco, all eyes were on the Obvio! 828. It's an ambitious project by small car manufacturer Obvio! Automove
 
A new product joins the service package for medical technology
Additives & Chemicals : 12 May, 2006
BASF has launched another plastic specialty for the field of medical technology. Terluran HD-15 is an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene that is being marketed with a service package tailor-made for the requirements of medical technology. This material belongs to the PlasticsPlus product line of the Styrene Plastics Operating Division. The abbreviation HD stands for 'Health Care and Diagnostics'.
 
Automotive industry breaks through the colour barrier with new turnkey colour solutions
Additives & Chemicals : 11 May, 2006
Automotive manufacturers are interested in ways to offer a wider range of colour schemes for their cars. Plastics (including artificial leather) and leather contribute a large share of the interior elements that could have varying colours. Unfortunately, the current manufacturing practices in the plastics and leather industries were designed for large colour batches. The revolutionary turnkey colour solutions developed by CPS COLOR are the first tool that allows plastics and leather manufacturers to break the colour barrier and provide small colour batches in a cost-effective way.
 
BASF new pigment preparation Eupolen PE Blue 69-1501 for coloring of plastics has received FDA approval
Additives & Chemicals : 11 May, 2006
BASF's pigment preparation Eupolen PE Blue 69-1501 has received Food Contact Notification approval from the American Food and Drug Administration. As a result, Eupolen PE Blue 69-1501 can be used in concentrations up to 2 % in plastic items that come into contact with food, including closures for drink bottles, crates for fruits and vegetables, freezer boxes, drink cans, plastic cups and packaging films.
 
A new fast sports car that doesn't fade in the sun
Additives & Chemicals : 11 May, 2006
An imposing look and unmistakable design. That is how Volkswagen is showcasing its limited edition Golf R 32, a 250 bhp sports car with a particularly striking radiator grille. When it came to designing the black areas at the front of the car, SLM-Kunststofftechnik, a plastics-processing company located in Oebisfelde, in former East Germany, chose Luran S 788 T, a styrene specialty made by BASF. This material meets Volkswagen's requirements for outstanding appearance and good stability without the need for any coating. This gives a cost advantage over the polycarbonate blends used in comparable applications. Luran S is an acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylic ester copolymerk part of the PlasticsPlusTM range of BASF styrenics.
 
BASF develops world's first light gray for Design-MDF
Additives & Chemicals : 11 May, 2006
BASF's range for through-coloring of medium-density fiberboard is extensive. But the development of a light-gray pigment preparation by BASF's research and application technology constitutes a real break-through. Now, for the first time, it is possible to give yellowish wood fibers a light gray color. Together with customer Sonae Ind
 
New digital video recorder system provides event-driven and real-time digital video recording
Additives & Chemicals : 11 May, 2006
Honeywell today released Rapid Eye Multi-Media DSP, a 16 channel Digital Video Recorder that simultaneously records, searches, and transmits live and recorded video, audio, and data transactions. Benefits of the system include superior live video images, dramatically improved capture rates and recorded images, event-driven and accelerated response recording, and increased internal storage capacity up to 2 TB.
 
A new colour merchandising programme
Additives & Chemicals : 10 May, 2006
The Spirit Concept is a distinctive colour marketing approach which enables manufacturers to distinguish their offerings from all the others. It has all the features of a 'made-to-order' system without the heavy up-front investment usually required to design new systems. The Spirit Concept features three distinctive yet flexible programmes.
 
BASF Coatings and Ford develop attention-grabber
Additives & Chemicals : 10 May, 2006
Channel surfers can barely miss an automotive attention-grabber that's commanding the airwaves in Europe these days. The Ford Focus ST, at 225 horsepower, is whizzing across TV screens in a coat of blazing orange. During the paint development process, Ford and BASF Coatings worked together closely, mastered challenges, and created a hot splash of color on the roads.
 
New brochure, new Internet pages
Additives & Chemicals : 10 May, 2006
BASF's product offer for the polyurethane industry is outlined in the new 'PURe Partnership' brochure just published by the Intermediates operating division. In this richly illustrated 16-page brochure, which is available in German and in English, the Intermediates division presents individual products and explains their role in PUR production. The publication is arranged by the four product groups 'catalysts', 'polyols', 'additives', and 'solvents'. The same information has now been adapted for the web and posted on the Internet at 'www.basf.de/pur/e', with an option to download the new brochure.
 
BASF and the biotechnology company Diversa form broad alliance to develop innovative new products
Additives & Chemicals : 10 May, 2006
Diversa Corporation and BASF announced today that they have entered into a broad alliance that will leverage Diversa's leadership position in novel enzyme development and BASF's expertise in biotechnology, process development, product applications, and global marketing and distribution. Under the agreement, Diversa will be responsible for discovery and optimization of new enzymes, and BASF will be responsible for product and process development and all commercialization matters.
 
UCSC
Additives & Chemicals : 10 May, 2006
Honeywell announced today its Enovate zero ozone-depleting blowing agent, used in rigid closed-cell insulating spray foam, was selected by Rocky Mountain Custom Homes to help insulate its
 
Robust new software helps ensure fast and highly efficient building system control
Additives & Chemicals : 10 May, 2006
Honeywell today announced the availability of two software innovations designed to dramatically reduce engineering and installation time in commercial buildings.
 
LETS automatically logs critical data from any production machine
Additives & Chemicals : 10 May, 2006
Honeywell Wintriss today introduced Line Efficiency Tracking Software, a new product that enables customers to automatically collect critical production information from their manufacturing machinery including metrics required to calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Because of its modular, open-architecture design, LETS can be configured to communicate with virtually any piece of production equipment.
 
New equipment concept for CPS COLOUR
Additives & Chemicals : 09 May, 2006
The COROB dispenser family concept goes back to the very essence of equipment: the components. Through the components, the user can choose exactly those dispenser properties required for a good performance in a given application area. The number of possible combinations of components is virtually unlimited, providing a personalised dispensing solution from the small point-of-sale outlet to the larger in-plant installation. In composing the correct personal equipment solution, CPS COLOR supports its customers with its extensive know how and year long experience in tailoring equipment to its customer's needs and their market targets.
 
New color trends to motorcycle manufacturers
Additives & Chemicals : 09 May, 2006
Muenster/Tokyo. BASF Coatings Japan Ltd. will announce its forecast for the upcoming color trends. The theme of this year's Color Show was 'MATURECYCLE,' a term coined by combining 'MATURE' and 'MOTORCYCLE,' to signify a fully developed motorcycle society. The theme was inspired by automotive color trends, which reflects the sophisticated, adult culture arising from the aging baby-boomer generation. Based on this theme, BASF Coatings Japan will introduce approximately 100 new colors to the market that will create a shift in the world of motorcycle coatings.
 
Continental Temic builds new mechatronic control unit for double-clutch transmission made of BASF's PBT
Additives & Chemicals : 09 May, 2006
Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, an international supplier of electronic chassis components for the automotive industry, employs Ultradur B4300, a BASF polybutylene terephthalate, in the manufacture of the integrated control unit for its new double-clutch transmission. The transmission control unit is a sophisticated, compact mechatronic component installed directly on the gearbox, meaning that it is immersed in hot transmission oil. Two variants of this BASF plastic offer the requisite high-temperature and chemical resistance. This innovative automatic transmission, serially produced at VW for the first time in 2003, has now found its way into the Golf, Touran, Passat, Jetta and the new Eos models.
 
BASF's new PBT with T
Additives & Chemicals : 09 May, 2006
Just one year after its market introduction, Ultradur High Speed, BASF's new especially easy-flowing PBT (polybutylene terephthalate), has become the company's first engineering plastic to receive the so-called eco-efficiency label. Studies have demonstrated that products made of Ultradur High Speed are considerably more eco-efficient than products made of a standard PBT. The good flowability of this new material not only makes the production of injection-moulded plastic components cheaper but also helps to save energy, thus protecting the environment.
 
The COROB dispenser family concept, the newest evolution in the field of tinting equipment
Additives & Chemicals : 08 May, 2006
CPS COLOR will be launching a brand new equipment concept. The COROB dispenser family concept, the newest evolution in the field of tinting equipment, allows its users to model the equipment concretely to the requirements of a specific application area. It is making flexibility tangible.
 
TMP and BASF to jointly develop electronic materials for copper and barrier CMP-slurries
Additives & Chemicals : 08 May, 2006
TMP and BASF announced today that they have entered into a license and joint development agreement for copper and barrier CMP-slurries (CMP, Chemical Mechanical Planarization). This agreement will leverage TMP's leading technological position and BASF's expertise in nanotechnology, product development and global marketing and distribution. Under the agreement, BASF will manufacture and distribute these slurries to customers based outside of Japan, who are within the key markets for semiconductor materials. Further developments of the licensed products will be performed jointly with TMP.
 
First thermoset foam suitable for thermoforming
Additives & Chemicals : 08 May, 2006
BASF's innovations in the formulation and processing of Basotect were instrumental in making it suitable for thermoforming. The new Basotect TG is the first thermoset foam that can be shaped under heat. The impregnating step that used to be indispensable for thermoforming this material is now gone, vastly simplifying its processing. The first vehicle parts have already gone into serial production.
 
New simplified, precise colouring for automotive interiors
Additives & Chemicals : 07 May, 2006
A revolutionary colorant system developed by CPS COLOR, a pioneer in the field of material colouring systems, has set a new level of production efficiency and economy in the colouring of plastics, imitation leather and leather for car interiors. The system gives plastics and leather manufacturers, for the first time, the flexibility to deliver materials in small colour batches for vehicle upholstery, panels and trim, without compromising cost effectiveness and with production and delivery time-savings.
 
Unique colour system for coated fabrics for fashion and interior design
Additives & Chemicals : 07 May, 2006
CPS COLOR has launched 'Auricolor' a turnkey colour solution, which is a completely integrated colour management concept for coated fabrics, providing a broad range of advantages over the traditional colour processes used in coated fabrics, such as PVC and PU, for the furniture, fashion and interior design industry.
 
Akzo Nobel introduces VOC-compliant Lesonal assortment in new EU member states
Additives & Chemicals : 07 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel is introducing a VOC compliant Lesonal assortment in the new EU member states, fully compliant with European Union legislation. Waterborne basecoat Lesonal WB forms the heart of the assortment. A compact and easy to use assortment, Lesonal ensures a brilliant result with just a few elements.
 
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes launches new generation CarInfo package
Additives & Chemicals : 07 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has introduced a new version of its highly successful CarInfo bodyshop management system that is being rolled out in Western Europe at the moment. CarInfo
 
Glasurit 68 and 90 new line paints approved by Scania
Additives & Chemicals : 07 May, 2006
BASF Coatings' strategic business unit Automotive Refinish / Commercial Transport Coatings Solutions has been granted technical approval by truck manufacturer Scania for its Glasurit 68 Line high-solids paint and Glasurit 90 Line waterborne basecoat. This means that all Scania trucks throughout the world can now be painted or resprayed using these environment-friendly Glasurit paints.
 
CPS COLOR introduces brand new equipment concept
Additives & Chemicals : 06 May, 2006
CPS COLOR, the leading provider of advanced tinting solutions, will be launching a brand new equipment concept. The COROB dispenser family concept, the newest evolution in the field of tinting equipment, allows its users to model the equipment concretely to the requirements of a specific application area. It is making flexibility tangible.
 
Akzo Nobel launches Dynacoat Putty Multifill and Acrylic Filler 4+1
Additives & Chemicals : 06 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched two new Dynacoat products for Western European customers: Dynacoat Putty Multifill and Acrylic Filler 4+1. Both products are fully compliant with EU VOC regulation 2007. The Dynacoat Putty Multifill will replace the Polyester Bodyfiller since it has better properties at a similar price level. The Dynacoat Putty multifill can be used on a wide range of substrates.
 
Akzo Nobel introduces Lesonal solvent borne basecoat for improved paint refinish
Additives & Chemicals : 06 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has introduced Lesonal Basecoat SB, a new, advanced solvent borne basecoat, making it easier for bodyshops to achieve a perfect paint finish. Developed from the latest pigment dispersion technology, the new Lesonal Basecoat SB outperforms the existing Lesonal 1K Basecoat. Thousands of solid, metallic and pearl colors can be mixed with outstanding accuracy from a minimum number of tinters, thereby eliminating the need for manual tinting.
 
Monicolor F: the latest colorant system for demanding fa
Additives & Chemicals : 05 May, 2006
Typically, facade paints create a demanding environment for colorants, due to the specific properties of the products. CPS Color's new colorant system Monicolor F exists of 10 high concentrated colorants that have been especially designed for water borne facade paints. The colorants are free of Volatile Organic Compounds and Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates, thereby fulfilling the needs set by legislation.
 
Akzo Nobel launches Dynacoat Filler 5+1
Additives & Chemicals : 05 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched Dynacoat Filler 5+1 for Western European customers. A two-pack, high quality, quick through-hardening filler, the Dynacoat Filler 5+1 makes quality affordable.
 
PSA approves Akzo Nobel's new waterborne clearcoat Sikkens Autoclear WB
Additives & Chemicals : 05 May, 2006
After a period of laboratory and bodyshop tests, the manufacturers Peugeot and Citro
 
CPS Color introduces the COROB D100 semi-automatic dispenser
Additives & Chemicals : 04 May, 2006
The COROB D100 is a semi-automatic dispenser that provides the ideal inexpensive colorant dispensing solution for stores with low paint volumes to be tinted. It has a manual turntable for canister positioning, but provides the user with the advantages and performance of the well-known bellows pump technology based automatic dispensing.
 
Akzo Nobel launches new spray-on Sikkens Spot Sealer Direct-to-Metal
Additives & Chemicals : 04 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces a non-sanding Spot Sealer that works directly on metal, making small repair jobs easier, faster and more cost-effective, while delivering a high quality finish. This new 1K spray-on product is offered next to the existing Spot Primer aerosol product range.
 
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes introduces unique peelable paint
Additives & Chemicals : 04 May, 2006
Akzo Nobel has developed a unique temporary paint system which can peeled off after use. Known as Maskin, the product can be applied to any non-porous surface, such as a vehicle body or windows, without risk of damage to the original finish. Quickly and easily removed, it is ideal for either protection or promotional purposes. Devised from the latest waterborne technology, Maskin (a combination of the words mask and skin) is available in eight basic colors, plus one transparent film, and can be mixed to create a wide spectrum of shades. When no longer required, the film can be peeled and disposed of using standard paint waste removal methods.
 
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