Extrusion International 2-2021

16 Extrusion International 2/2021 INDUSTRY NEWS Distributor in Italy Appointed „ Effective May 1, 2021, Solvay’s Udel ® PSU, Radel ® PPSU and Veradel ® PESU specialty polymers will be available in Italy through Nevicolor S.p.A. “Nevicolor is our long-standing distribution partner in Italy, pro- viding coverage across all regions of the peninsula,” said Dries Steijnen Manager Channel Partners Sales EMEA. “The addition of Udel ® PSU, Radel ® PPSU and Veradel ® PESU provides our Ital- ian customers the industry’s broadest offering of sulfone-based polymers, and Nevicolor has the supply chain, technical and lo- gistical service levels to immediately meet their needs.” Nevicolor began distributing Solvay’s specialty polymers in Italy 35 years ago, and their portfolio will now include: • Sulfone polymers: Udel ® PSU, Radel ® PPSU and Veradel ® PESU • Semi-crystalline polymers: Amodel ® PPA, Ryton ® PPS, Ixef ® PARA, Omnix ® HPPA and Kalix ® HPPA • Aromatic polyketones: KetaSpire ® PEEK and AvaSpire ® PAEK • Fluoropolymers: Hyflon ® PFA/MFA, Solef ® PVDF, Halar ® ECTFE and Tecnoflon ® FKM • Long fiber thermoplastics: Xencor™ LFT structural polymers ® Registered trademarks of Solvay ™ Trademark of Solvay Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe Ltd www.sumikaeurope.com „ The board gives its green light to this new company to be set up this year in Poland: “Sumika Polymer Compounds Poland Sp.z o.o.”(SPCP). With historical locations in France New Subsidiary in Poland and UK, as well as the recent acquisitions in Turkey and this creation in Poland, SPC is able to cover the whole of Europe and reduce carbon emissions from transport by delivering lo- cally. SPC EU proudly announces creation of a new branch in Poznan. The city located in the west of the country has easy access to the motorway network. One particular strength of the location is its proximity to their customers in Poland as well as in Germany and Czech Republic: a highly industrial- ized geographical area containing many manufacturers of automobiles and white goods appliances. SPC EU’s overall expansion strategy is to promote adequate-sized units as close as possible to their business partners. Demand for PP compounds in the area is expected to con- tinue to grow solidly with the spread of electric vehicles due to the tightening of environmental regulations. A new pro- duction site of about 5500 square meters will be dedicated to compounded polypropylene manufacturing. SumikaPolymer Compounds Europe continues its growthandannounces the creationof anewsubsidiary inPoznan, Poland Solvay www.solvay.com Nevicolor www.nevicolor.it Modular Ozone Converter Catalytic Air Puri fi er Launched „ Baldwin Technology’s Ahlbrandt has launched the highly efficient Ozone Converter Catalytic Air Purifier (CAP), which cleans exhaust air from corona surface treatment systems. With a catalyst bed of metal oxides, the CAP ensures an ozone-free, environmentally friendly production facility. Featuring a compact, durable design, the CAP also is modu- lar for easy maintenance and expansion, if needed. As re- quirements and production conditions change, the catalyst volume is adapted to the exhaust volume of the installed corona surface treatment system. Additionally, the catalyst filter is designed without active carbon, making it non-flam- mable and very safe, especially when running in high tem- peratures. “The new Ozone Converter CAP for corona surface treat- ment systems is designed to be both very efficient and envi- ronmentally conscious, supporting human health and safe- ty,” said Holger Bätz, Production Manager for Ahlbrandt. “These are important values, reflected in all of Ahlbrandt’s technologies and throughout our organization.” BALDWIN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY INC. baldwintech.com