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SAMPE North America Names Slate of Leaders for 2025

SAMPE North America, a professional society for the advanced materials and processes community, recently announced its leadership slate for fiscal year 2025. The newly elected Executive Cabinet, past president representative, and directors to the Global Board will spearhead SAMPE’s initiatives to unify branding worldwide, expand technical relevance, foster engineering innovation, and amplify the organization’s global […]

Bostik to Increase Prices for Its Pressure Sensitive Adhesives in North America

Bostik, a global adhesive specialist segment of Arkema for industrial, construction and consumer markets, announced a price increase. The increase will impact prices in North America for Bostik® Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) products. Effective May 17, 2024, or as contract allows, the increase will be applied to products within the AROCURE®, AROSET®, FLEXCRYL®, Aquagrip™, and […]

DOE Report Outlines How America Can Triple Biomass Yearly Biomass Production

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23), which shows that the United States could sustainably triple its production of biomass to more than one billion tons per year. The report — the fourth in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources in the United States since 2005 — finds […]

AkzoNobel Switches to 100% Renewable Electricity at Facilities in Latin America

AkzoNobel recently announced that all of its manufacturing locations in Latin America are now operating on 100% renewable electricity. The accomplishment further boosts the company’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions across the full value chain by 50% by 2030 (baseline 2018). The milestone – reached late last year – follows on from similar achievements in […]

LANXESS Expands Distribution Partnerships in North America

LANXESS Co’s. Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit has expanded partnerships with Lintech International, Omya Specialty Minerals, and DKSH for increased distribution of industrial preservatives in North America. The agreements increase the distributors’ portfolios into the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomer (CASE) markets. This partnership is in addition to LANXESS’ acquisition of IFF’s microbial control […]

Government Officials Announce Unitech North America, LLC to Establish its First US Manufacturing Site in Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter, and Unitech North America, LLC officials announced the company will invest $30 million to locate its first U.S. facility in Tennessee. “Tennessee’s strong business climate and exceptional workforce attract global brands like Unitech to our state. I am grateful that Unitech […]

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