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Bluestar Silicones launched Silcolease flat release polymer at Labelexpo Americas 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

East Brunswick, NJ - Bluestar Silicones announced the expansion of its extensive line of flat release profile polymers at Labelexpo Americas 2014. The latest offering, Silcolease® Poly 356, is an ultra-flat release coating system which targets low-platinum, solventless systems and helps label manufacturers enhance productivity and realize significant cost savings. As part of the Bluestar Silicones Optima system, Silcolease Poly 356 is an innovative silicone release coating which provides premium flat release over a broad range of strip speeds. It offers the flattest release profile in the industry and enables label manufacturers to increase converting speeds, according to Ronald Hanks, Business Director for Bluestar Silicones. “Our development of the Optima version of flat release polymers was in direct response to the needs of our customers,” explained Hanks. “Silcolease Poly 356 offers significant value to our customers, enabling them to be more productive and efficient in a competitive marketplace.” Silcolease Poly 356 is designed for formulation flexibility to allow reduction in platinum catalyst and more cost-effective process conditions for pressure-sensitive applications. The simplest Silcolease Poly 356 release coating system comprises the vinyl silicone polymer, a methyl hydrogen siloxane crosslinker, and a platinum catalyst. The resulting addition reaction is very rapid, and, therefore, an inhibitor is included to provide bath stability at ambient conditions while allowing rapid cures at elevated temperatures. Silcolease Poly 356 provides good cures at high coating line speeds, effective cure on thermally sensitive substrates, and a wide range of release levels with the addition of release modifiers. It anchors to most substrates and has excellent bath stability. Bluestar Silicones has also introduced two new ultraviolet (UV) photo initiators. Silcolease UV CATA 243 is a next-generation cationic photoinitiator which requires lower addition levels and is more effective than current products. It is ready to use and produces a low-odor cured coating. Bluestar Silicones also launched Silcolease UV CATA 102, a photoinitiator for free radical UV curing of silicone acrylate release coatings. It is a user friendly, pourable product that delivers excellent cure performance. “We are committed to providing innovative UV curing systems as users increasingly see the benefits of UV cure release systems in narrow and wide-web applications,” said Hanks. At Labelexpo Americas, Bluestar Silicones also launched its new release coatings website (www.silcolease.com). Customers can access specific product information by technology, and technical data sheets are linked to each product for ease of use. - * Email

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Dow Corning expands Syl-Off portfolio with new release coating

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Midland, MI - Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, introduced at Labelexpo Americas 2014 its new Syl-Off SL 585 release coating, a uniquely versatile addition to the company’s globally proven Syl-Off Advantage Series of solventless silicone release technologies. Engineered for reliable high-speed/high-volume converting of bulk roll labels in ultra-flat release systems, Syl-Off SL 585 Release Coating solves the anchorage and rub-off issues associated with the most challenging paper substrates used in these applications. Dow Corning is featuring the new material at its Labelexpo stand (#1340), alongside its complete Syl-Off Advantage Series portfolio. "New Syl-Off SL 585 Release Coating greatly expands processing options for label manufacturers by delivering reliable anchorage across a wider range of substrates, while supporting increasing line speeds and volumes, maintaining superior quality, reducing systems costs and, ultimately, driving greater productivity," said Joanna Giovanoli Potts, Americas market manager, Packaging, Dow Corning. "It is one of the most adaptable solutions in our already robust Syl-Off Advantage Series portfolio, and underscores Dow Corning’s commitment to providing the bulk roll label market with a steady stream of silicone solutions to help differentiate their products, strengthen their competitive edge and successfully grow their businesses." Dow Corning’s new Syl-Off SL 585 Release Coating provides uniform anchorage to challenging super-calendared kraft (SCK)/clay coated papers, as well as traditional substrates, such as glassine and SCK paper. Many competitive release coatings lack these two critical attributes, or require processing compromises. The new product, formulated with platinum for ease of handling, also provides stable release performance in ultra-flat profiles and reduced misting at high line speeds of 800 to 1000 m/min. It is ideal for high-speed die-cutting and label dispensing systems and can be used for labels targeting personal care product containers, prescription bottles, food packaging, shipping materials and other labeling applications. Importantly, Syl-Off SL 585 Coating customers can use this new solution in their existing Syl-Off coating equipment without additional investment. The new product is available globally by pail, drum and intermediate bulk carrier package. Dow Corning designed its Syl-Off Advantage Series release coatings to help label manufacturers lower systems costs, raise converting speeds and maintain quality when using release liners made from new filmic and paper materials with thinner gauges. This product family significantly lowers platinum usage to optimize cost and security of supply, accelerates throughput and enables a broader choice of substrates. The expanding Syl-Off Advantage portfolio offers customers a wide array of solutions to compete successfully in the highly competitive and dynamic labeling industry. - * Email

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UTEX Industries finalizes plan to expand operations in Singapore

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Houston, TX - UTEX Industries plans to consolidate Singapore operations to better serve their growing Asian customer base and expand market share across the region. UTEX currently operates a sales office in Singapore that is supported by engineering and manufacturing efforts in the United States. The new 48,000 sqft facility will accommodate the majority of the manufacturing operations required to supply custom rubber molded solutions to the Asian oil and gas exploration marketplace. UTEX will add full engineering and technical resources to the region to become a true One-Stop-Shop experience. In a statement related to the opening of the Asian Headquarters building, UTEX Business Development Manager for Asia Charlie Pitts said: "We are extremely pleased to announce the opening of our Asian Headquarters. The new facility enables us to centrally locate manufacturing and engineering operations to the region as well as and offer better service to our customers across Asia while increasing efficiency." UTEX's primary focus for the new Asian headquarters will be to drive growth by offering customers a unique turnkey sales and manufacturing experience related to their custom rubber molded needs. The global demand for molded rubber solutions in the oil & gas exploration sector has been in a consistent growth pattern for several years. UTEX's ability to offer custom engineered rubber and urethane solutions to customers has spurred growth both domestically and internationally through this period and driven the company to expand further into the Asian market to better service their global customer base. - * Email

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Anne Noonan named president of Omnova Solutions' performance chemicals business

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fairlawn, OH - Omnova Solutions announced that Anne Noonan will join the company as president of the Performance Chemicals business segment, effective September 22, 2014. She succeeds James Hohman, who will retire from Omnova on October 24, 2014. To ensure an orderly transition, Hohman will assume the role of special advisor to Noonan until his retirement date. "We are excited to welcome Anne Noonan to Omnova Solutions," said Kevin McMullen, Omnova's chairman and chief executive officer. "She has an impressive background in the specialty chemicals industry, from strategic marketing to product development and innovation, to mergers and acquisitions, to general management. Anne has a strong history of transforming businesses through strategic actions, teamwork and alignment, and an intense focus on initiatives that will drive profitable growth. She has been particularly effective in developing clear insights into customer needs, and utilizing technology to meet those needs and create a clear and compelling value proposition for the customer. She will be an excellent addition to our senior leadership team and our company. "Jim Hohman has overseen a significant transformation of Omnova's chemicals business," said McMullen. "Primarily a North American paper and carpet latex business when he arrived 18 years ago, Performance Chemicals has since grown to become a global enterprise with more than 65% of sales in diverse, value-added specialty applications. We appreciate his many contributions to our Company and wish him well in his retirement." Anne Noonan, 51, joins Omnova from Chemtura Corporation, a $2.2 billion global developer and manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Chemtura was formed in the 2005 merger of Great Lakes Chemical Corporation and Crompton Corporation. Noonan held several leadership positions, first at Great Lakes Chemical and then the combined company, most recently serving as senior vice president and President of Chemtura's Industrial Engineered Products business, which includes flame retardants, brominated performance products and organometallic specialties. These products go into numerous applications and end markets, many of which overlap with Omnova's. Previously, she held a dual role as vice president of Strategic Business Development for Chemtura and president of the Great Lakes Solutions business. Her career at Great Lakes Chemical and Chemtura has spanned 27 years. Noonan earned her M.S. in organometallic chemistry and her B.S. Honors degree in chemistry from University College in Dublin, Ireland. James Hohman joined Omnova Solutions in 1996 as Director of Strategic Business Development for the Performance Chemicals business segment. He was named president of Performance Chemicals in 2005 and was elected a senior vice president of the Company in 2011. During his tenure, he led negotiations for the acquisitions of the Goodyear/Calhoun, Georgia latex facility and the U.S. specialty chemicals businesses of Sequa Chemicals and PolymerLatex. Under Hohman's leadership, Omnova acquired Eliokem in 2010, which added a broader range of chemistries and applications, and extended Omnova's reach into new global specialty chemical markets. - * Email

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New market report on disposable gloves for medical and non-medical applications

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

London, England - Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Disposable Gloves (Natural Rubber, Vinyl, Nitrile and Others) Market for Medical and Non-Medical (Food, Cleanroom, Industrial and Other) Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019 The global market for disposable gloves is primarily driven by the growing healthcare industry and increasing awareness of hygiene among patients as well as healthcare providers. Disposable gloves have served the medical sector effectively in terms of safety, hygiene and cost-effectiveness. This study analyzes, estimates, and forecasts the global disposable gloves market from the demand perspective, based on volume (million pieces) and revenue (USD million) from 2013 to 2019. The report also analyzes several driving and restraining factors of the market along with their impact over the forecast period. The report provides a detailed view of the disposable gloves market by analyzing the key segments: product and applications. The report segments the market into key products such as natural rubber, nitrile, vinyl and others as well as key applications including medical and non-medical industries which include food, cleanroom, industrial and others. In addition, the report segments the market based on key geographies including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The report further provides market volume and revenue for each product and application segment under every regional segment. Based on disposable gloves product segments the report analyses the attractiveness of each segment with the help of an attractiveness tool. The study includes a value chain for better understanding of key players in the supply chain right from the raw material manufacturers to end users. The study analyses the market competition and industry players using Porter's five forces analysis. The study includes an overview of the market share of key companies in the global disposable gloves market. Key market participants profiled in the report include Ansell Healthcare, Hartalega Holdings, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Kossan Rubber Products, Rubberex and Top Glove Corporation Bhd. Profiles of key participants comprise key parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, SWOT analysis and recent developments. - * Email

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Malaysia to send 20 million medical gloves to fight Ebola

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Malaysia will donate at least 20 million pairs of medical gloves to Ebola-afflicted countries to help in the fight against the deadly virus, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday. “Medical experts have cited the shortage of medical rubber gloves as a key problem in combating the outbreak,” he said in a statement. Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will each receive three containers of gloves, while Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo will each receive one container, according to a statement. “Malaysia can make a unique and vital contribution to the fight against Ebola because we are one of the biggest manufacturers of rubber gloves,” a government spokesman said. - * Email

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R.E. Carroll Inc. hires Charleen Henke as new midwestern technical sales representative

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kent, OH - R.E. Carroll Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Charleen Henke to their sales team. Charleen will be responsible for the Midwestern sates of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Charleen Heinke recently joined the R.E. Carroll, Inc. team of professional technical sales specialists. She has experience in technical sales, with the majority of her career spent in the paint and coatings industries. Charleen has worked for companies such as Valspar, AkzoNobel, and Rohm and Haas. Charleen received her B.S. in Accounting and Management from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. She has an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is currently the President of the ChemPharma organization and participates in many local trade organizations. Charleen resides in Chicago and enjoys spending time golfing, skiing, playing with her two English mastiffs, Jack Francis and Mya, and is an avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cubs fan. Charleen can be reached at charleenh@recarroll.com or 609-439-1873. - * Email

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