Michelman has invested in new digital imaging technology that allows chemists to view coating and substrate samples at nano-level magnification. The new technology is part of Michelman's investment in the Michelman Advanced Materials Collaboration Center that was officially opened on October 2, 2014 at the company's global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.Read more
RETFORD, UK, Nov 18, 2014 (Press Release) - DruckChemie, the German print chemicals group has been acquired by Langley Holdings plc, the UK industrial group.
Contracts were signed on 7 November, the deal was finally closed on 28 November, following cartel clearance.
DruckChemie has annual revenues of circa €75 million and around 300 employees and is Europe's leading print chemicals producer, with locations throughout Europe. The company also has operations in Brazil.
LUDWIGSHAFEN AND HEBERTSHAUSEN, Germany, Dec 3, 2014 (Press Release) - BASF and "Feinpappenwerk Gebr. Schuster GmbH & Co. KG" are working jointly on a solution for a combined migration and grease barrier on recycled cardboard. The biopolymer ecovio® PS 1606 is applied to recycled cardboard in an extrusion coating process. This enables the proportion of recycled paper fibers in fast food packaging to be increased while simultaneously making it industrially compostable.Read more
Clariant has announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with VitaPac, a Chinese specialist for healthcare packaging. The owner-led company with 80 employees is based in Hong Kong with a production site in Dongguan, China. It had consolidated sales of about CHF 4. mio in 2013. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter of 2014 and subject to regulatory approvals.Read more
New barrier coatings and grades for paper-based packaging are part of the push forward to protect against mineral oil migrations into food.
The risks of possible health damaging mineral oil residues migrating from recycled board and paper to food hit global headlines two years ago causing a high profile media storm.Read more
Minerals Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with the Zhejiang Zhengda Paper Group Co. Ltd. for a 50,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant that will produce coating grade PCC for packaging in Zhejiang Province, China. The plant should be operational in the fourth quarter of 2015.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, June 2, 2014 (Press Release) -GAW Paper Coating Systems, USA, has been awarded with the order by Voith for the complete Wet End Chemicals System, Coating Kitchen and Working Stations for the new BM 4 at Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited, India (TNPL).Read more