Conair to market Kreyenborg infrared dryers

Publish on 7/13/2009 02:07:43 PM

An agreement between The Conair Group Inc. and Kreyenborg Plant Technology, GmbH & Co. gives Conair rights to sell a co-branded infrared polymer dryer (IRD) to plastics processors worldwide. The first Conair-Kreyenborg IRD has already been sold to a sheet producer in Mexico. The deal with Kreyenborg expands Conair''s dryer product line ?already one of the most complete in the industry ?to include technology that promises faster drying and reduced energy consumption in high-volume applications, such as PET sheet and film.
LyondellBasell names Jim Gallogly as CEO

Publish on 7/13/2009 01:07:52 PM

LyondellBasell Industries'' Supervisory Board has named James L. (Jim) Gallogly chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mr. Gallogly will succeed Volker Trautz who has an nounced his retirement from the company. The terms of the appointment are subject to the approval of the U.S. bankruptcy court overseeing LyondellBasell''s reorganisation plan.
Sturdy laundry clips from Lechner

Publish on 7/13/2009 11:07:44 AM

Lechner Ges.m.b.H., based in Bad V鰏lau (Lower Austria) is producing a new generation of sturdy laundry clips using Wittmann Battenfeld injection moulding technology. Christian Lechner, Lechner''s CEO, relies exclusively on Wittmann Battenfeld for its injection moulding technology. The roddy?laundry clip made of PC is light and UV resistant, and sturdy as well. Its special ergonomic design minimises pressure marks on garments, and the absence of metal wire prevents rust stains.
Bayer MaterialScience expands distribution network through ALBIS

Publish on 7/13/2009 11:07:56 AM

Bayer MaterialScience is stepping up its activities in Eastern Europe by expanding its cooperation with the ALBIS Group, Hamburg. Bayer MaterialScience has added ALBIS to its existing partners in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania for the distribution of the high-performance plastics Makrolon?PC), APEC?PC-HT), Bayblend?PC/ ABS) and Makroblend?PC/PBT) from its polycarbonates portfolio.
CB&I awarded contracts by BCPL

Publish on 7/13/2009 11:07:16 AM

The Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CB&I ) announced that Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) has awarded contracts for the license and basic engineering of two new chemical plants to Lummus Technology. BCPL''s ethylene plant, which has a design capacity of 220,000 metric tonnes per annum, will utilise Lummus Technology''s proprietary ethylene technology. The downstream polypropylene plant, which has a design capacity of 60,000 MTA, will employ Novolen advanced gas-phase polypropylene technology. The two plants will be built in Lepetkata, Assam, India.
DSM, MCC to exchange polycarbonate, polyamide businesses

Publish on 7/13/2009 11:07:33 AM

Roya l DSM N.V. and Mi t subi shi Chemical Corporation (MCC) signed a memorandum of understanding for DSM to acquire MCC''s Novamid?polyamide business in exchange for DSM''s Xantar?polycarbonate business. For both companies the businesses they will add to their portfolio as a result of the intended swap of activities provide a strong strategic fit. DSM Engineering Plastics will be able to further reinforce its position as one of the two globally leading producers of polyamide engineering plastics.
Celanese Emulsion Polymers updates website

Publish on 7/13/2009 11:07:57 AM

Celanese Emulsion Polymers launched its newly renovated website which features improved navigation, upgraded content and updated literature. "The site reflects the requests and needs of our customers for improved content and more user-friendly navigation," said Holly Seese, global marketing communication manager. "The new ''Ask a Chemist'' feature enables customers to send emulsion and formula related questions directly to the technical department," she said.
China Array Plastics certified as injection moulder of Solvay

Publish on 7/13/2009 11:07:32 AM

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC has chosen China Array Plastics, LLC as the certified injection moulder of the company''s Torlon?polyamide-imide (PAI) resin in China. China Array, based in Pittsfield, Mass., will mould a range of highperformance products for the automotive, oil and gas, and industrial markets at its 15,000-sq-ft facility in Wuhan, China.