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Urmond, The Netherlands, 12 October 2007 - Protective Industrial Products, Inc. (PIP), a leading manufacturer of gloves for hand protection, has introduced its second generation of cut-resistant gloves using new spun yarns from DSM Dyneema. The new gloves made with Dyneema® spun yarns are available from PIP with or without coatings. The gloves can be laundered repeatedly, even with bleach, to extend their wearable useful lives.
Heerlen, Netherlands, 27 September 2007, 11:15 CET - Royal DSM N.V. today announces the development of a new polymer which extends the portfolio for high performance engineering thermoplastics. The polymer, described as PA4T, has been developed by DSM Engineering Plastics, the inventor and global market leader in high performance polyamides with Stanyl 46.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - September 25, 2007 - Royal Philips Electronics (AEX:PHI, NYSE:PHG) announced today that by 2012, it aims for 30% of total revenues to come from Green Products, compared with 15% of group sales in 2006. This commitment is part of Philips' latest EcoVision program that focuses on reducing the energy consumption of its products and facilities.
GE Plastics introduces a new line of thermoplastics with high specific gravity that may replace lead in many healthcare applications that call for radiation shielding
BENETEAU, the world's leading builder of sailing yachts, have designated Dyneema, the world's strongest fiber, as their material of choice for running rigging and have entered into a cooperation with DSM Dyneema. The cooperation is aimed at improving the sailing performance of BENETEAU yachts through the use of next-generation running rigging made with Dyneema, ultra-strong, lightweight polyethylene fiber. The high performance rigging, produced by Corderie Henri Lancelin, will be used in the majority of performance cruising sailboats built by BENETEAU, including the complete BENETEAU First range.
Wesseling, Germany - June 14, 2007 - Dow Europe GmbH today announced the introduction of approximately twenty new and upgraded polypropylene products for rigid packaging and film converters, to be produced at its Wesseling plant in Germany. The new products include a random copolymer for thin-wall injection moulding with a 100 melt flow rate (MFR) and outstanding taste and odour performance, and a state-of-the-art 42 MFR random copolymer for food contact injection moulding applications. These products are the first wave of new offerings from the Dow Horizon Project, a new initiative by Dow to stretch the polypropylene performance envelope by leveraging the latest UNIPOL high activity catalyst.
Leverkusen - Sony Ericsson's W950i Walkman smart phone boasts a particularly innovative feature: the flat, back-printed keyboard is seamlessly integrated into the phone's housing. The keyboard and housing of the UMTS phone - which also incorporates a digital music player and a large touchscreen - thus constitute one continuous part.
The new "smart fortwo" epitomizes urban mobility and, with its low fuel consumption and low CO2 emission levels, is a shining example of environmental friendliness. One of the car's highlights is its lightweight roof module made of Makrolon AG2677, a polycarbonate (PC) from Bayer MaterialScience AG that is tailor-made for automotive glazing.
Ciba presents a new generation of time-temperature indicators for smart packaging at the IFFA trade fair in Switzerland.
Ciba is presenting revolutionary new OnVu new time-temperature indicators (TTIs), which show at a glance the freshness of perishable goods, at the stand it is sharing with Bizerba, no. B70/90 in hall 6.0, at the IFFA trade fair in Frankfurt/Main from May 5-10, 2007.