OPC UA NPE 2024 – What’s in it for the Customer?
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2w ago
OPC UA  NPE 2024 – What’s in it for the Customer? “An educational initiative for OPC UA must be launched” Industry interview with Tony Marchelletta, National Sales Manager Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery N.A. Does Sumitomo Demag already offer its customers injection molding machines with an OPC UA interface? Yes, it has been available in some of our higher-end models for a few years now. Especially those that are manufactured in Europe. Last year, we also added OPC UA to our standard Japanese-built SE-EV-S model, which we mainly sell in the US. It has always had an Ethernet ..read more
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A Bio-Based Alternative to Tio2: Finnish Startup Company Focuses on Birch Bark
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1M ago
A Bio-Based Alternative to Tio2: Finnish Startup Company Focuses on Birch Bark Finnish startup company Innomost has launched Betuinno.Betulin, a sustainable and biodegradable ingredient made from birch bark that is ideal for replacing synthetic white pigments, such as titanium dioxide, in the surfaces, coatings and beauty industries. PPCJ spoke to CEO Sami Selkälä about its potential benefits compared to synthetic pigments Birch bark ingredient and scrub made of it Q. Firstly, can you give a brief overview of Betuinno.Betulin – what does it do and how did the idea for Betuinno.Betu ..read more
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The coatings industry is facing many challenges, some of which can very well become opportunities”: PPCJ speaks to ChemQuest’s latest Vice President, Sharon Feng
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1M ago
The coatings industry is facing many challenges, some of which can very well become opportunities”: PPCJ speaks to ChemQuest’s latest Vice President, Sharon Feng Sharon Feng has recently been appointed as a Vice President at global consulting firm ChemQuest, having worked for companies such as Bayer MaterialScience, Lanxess and PPG. The numerous leadership roles she has undertaken span a diverse range of areas, such as emerging coating technologies, EHS, supply chain, innovation, R&D, and most recently Feng served as Technical Director for Corporate R&D at PPG Industries. PPCJ spoke t ..read more
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Record-Breaking NPE2024: The Plastics Show Officially Wraps in Orlando
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1M ago
Record-Breaking NPE2024: The Plastics Show Officially Wraps in Orlando NPE2024 Captivates and Inspires Global Leaders and Rising Stars  to Shape the Future of the Plastics Industry  NPE2024: The Plastics Show concluded a momentous week with an incredible turnout that has reinforced its position as the premier plastics industry event in the Americas. Over 50,000 registrants signed up for the show. This year’s show welcomed new faces, with 63% of attendees experiencing their very first NPE. NPE2024 has made history with one of the youngest audiences ever recorded. 30% of attendees wer ..read more
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Did You Know That Rice Bran Waxes Can Replace Carnauba Waxes?
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1M ago
Did You Know That Rice Bran Waxes Can Replace Carnauba Waxes? Carnauba wax, derived from palm leaves, has long been considered as the gold standard for delivering key properties like hardness, scratch resistance, and gloss in coatings. However, with increasing supply constraints and sustainability concerns, formulators are actively seeking alternatives1 . At Clariant, we recognize the need for alternatives driven by customer demands as well as our responsibility to address environmental challenges. We strive to make a meaningful impact in the industry all while maintaining our focus on meetin ..read more
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Micro Molding and the Future of Biomedical Applications
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1M ago
Micro Molding and the Future of Biomedical Applications Paul Runyan, VP Sales & Marketing, Accumold In the dynamic medical field, micro molding has increasingly become the foundation for innovation, particularly in the creation of cutting-edge biomedical devices. This article explores the transformative impact of micro molding within the biomedical industry, and highlights how the unparalleled precision, scalability, and customization offered by micro molding are paving the way for future breakthroughs in patient care. Furthermore, we examine how these technologies facilitate the miniatur ..read more
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Focus on extenders & fillers: Bismuth – An environmentally friendly Critical Mineral with growing consumption in new technologies and the green economy
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1M ago
Focus on extenders & fillers: Bismuth – An environmentally friendly Critical Mineral with growing consumption in new technologies and the green economy Robin Goad, President & CEO, Fortune Minerals Limited, gives a comprehensive overview of bismuth, one of the common extenders and fillers for the coatings industry, including its applications, developing markets, challenges and opportunities in the market Robin Goad, President & CEO The world is in a transformational energy transition to renewable power systems and new technologies enabled by a completely different suite of raw mat ..read more
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Focus on Smart Coatings: LLM Fuels AI Innovations in the Coatings Industry
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1M ago
Focus on Smart Coatings: LLM Fuels AI Innovations in the Coatings Industry Sarah Gibbons reports for PPCJ on how Large Language Models (LLM) is fuelling AI innovations that could transform the paint and coatings sector From formula composition and supply chain logistics to regulatory compliance, defect identification and corporate reputation, paint and coatings industry companies are exploring the growing potential of artificial intelligence (AI).   With AI taking many different forms, key to the paint and coatings sector’s adoption of more widespread AI options are LLMs (large lang ..read more
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Hempel to Divest J.W. Ostendorf and Renaulac as Next Step on Strategic Journey
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1M ago
Hempel to Divest J.W. Ostendorf and Renaulac as Next Step on Strategic Journey The prospective new owner, Fidelium Partners, would take over the production site in Germany and stores in France, together with around 500 employees and a portfolio of customers. Key messages Hempel A/S announces its intention to divest J.W. Ostendorf and Renaulac. The sale would include a production site in Germany, stores in France, around 500 employees and a portfolio of customers. This sale would see Hempel take the next step on its strategic journey and focus its portfolio on the branded decorative b ..read more
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FEICA 2024 Open for Registration
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1M ago
FEICA 2024 Open for Registration FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry, is a multinational association representing the European adhesive and sealant industry. With the support of its national associations and several direct and affiliated members, FEICA coordinates, represents and advocates the common interests of the industry throughout Europe. In this regard, FEICA works with all relevant stakeholders to create a mutually beneficial economic and legislative environment. FEICA 2024 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo The FEICA 2024 Eur ..read more
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