CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, RAW MATERIALS
Businesswire | June 05, 2023
Global chemical company OQ Chemicals has launched Oxbalance TCD Alcohol DM, a sustainable alternative to conventional TCD Alcohol DM (Tricyclodecane Dimethanol). The ISCC PLUS-certified product is made from more than 70% biobased and biocircular feedstocks. OQ Chemicals recently increased its production capacity for TCD Alcohol DM in 2022 and is now expanding the application range for this product with the biobased variant. Due to its special properties, Oxbalance TCD Alcohol DM is suitable for the production of high-performance technical polymers such as polyesters, polycarbonates, and polyurethanes, as well as for use in adhesives, coatings and paints for the food packaging, electronics, and automotive industries.
“Our Oxbalance products provide our customers with a sustainable alternative to conventional fully synthetic products. Certified as biomaterials, they fully meet the specifications and qualities of conventional products without requiring a new approval or qualification. With these products that are mass-balanced according to ISCC PLUS, we offer our customers a solution that meets the growing demand for sustainable raw materials and the increasing requirements for complete transparency in the supply chain. Our customers can switch to our biobased Oxbalance products without compromising on performance or quality,” said David Faust, Executive Vice President Oxo Performance Chemicals at OQ Chemicals.
Dr. Oliver Borgmeier, CEO of OQ Chemicals, emphasized: “Oxbalance is our new line of biobased Oxo Performance Chemicals. We are proud to offer our customers sustainable alternatives to conventional fully synthetic products - first Oxbalance Isononanoic Acid and now Oxbalance TCD Alcohol DM. We will continue to expand our biobased portfolio. As an industry partner, we are growing together with our customers and developing sustainable solutions for the global market.”
The OxBalance product line uses the ISCC PLUS mass balance approach, which tracks renewable raw materials in chemical manufacturing processes and assigns them to the products. OxBalance is a registered trademark of OQ Chemicals.
About OQ Chemicals
OQ Chemicals (formerly Oxea) is a global manufacturer of Oxo Intermediates and Oxo Performance Chemicals such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These are used to produce high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, flavors and fragrances, printing inks, and plastics. OQ Chemicals employs more than 1,400 people worldwide and markets its chemicals in more than 60 countries. The company is part of OQ, an integrated energy company originating in Oman. More information is available at chemicals.oq.com.
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
Ingevity | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Ingevity Corporation announced that it will participate at the European Coatings Show 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany, to showcase its Capa® caprolactone high-performance polyol technology as well as the company's expanded vegetable oil-based products that can be used to improve coating formulations.
The engineered polymers team at Ingevity will display the versatility of Capa polyols for both waterborne and high-solid coating applications. Amanda Tosh, who works at Ingevity as a coatings application manager, will present a study about the benefits of using polycaprolactone-based polyols in 2K polyurethane coatings. The study oversees how Capa polyols can be used to make more durable and sustainable coatings for longer.
Steve Hulme, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals and President, Engineered Polymers at Ingevity, said, "The versatility and durability of Capa polyols make them an ideal choice for a number of high-performance polyurethane coating applications." He also mentioned, "We look forward to discussing the benefits of Capa, including showcasing the sustainability benefits of our biodegradable Capa thermoplastic product range, and its application for the paper coatings industry."
(Source – Business Wire)
The industrial specialties team at Ingevity will display its vegetable oil-based products, such as the recently launched low-color vegetable oil-based fatty acid, AltaVeg FA 120, that is suitable for use in coatings and other applications.
"We are excited to launch our low-color AltaVeg FA 120," said Rich White, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals and President of Industrial Specialties and Pavement Technologies at Ingevity. "Ingevity's ability to offer vegetable oil-based fatty acid products provides additional options for customers needing stronger, more durable alkyd coatings that maintain high gloss."
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity is a leading provider of products and technologies that protect, purify, and enhance the world. With the help of a team of experienced and intelligent people, the company develops, manufactures, and provides solutions that assist customers in solving challenging problems and making the world a better place to live.
Ingevity operates in two reporting segments: Performance Chemicals which includes engineered polymers and specialty chemicals, and Performance Materials, which includes high-performance activated carbon. These products are used in a wide range of demanding applications, such as adhesives, asphalt paving, elastomers, bioplastics, agrochemicals, coatings, publication inks, lubricants, pavement markings, oil exploration and production.
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
NuScale Power | March 10, 2023
On March 9, 2023, NuScale Power Corporation, one of the top providers of the advanced nuclear small modular reactor (SMR) technology, announced that it has placed the first order with Doosan Enerbility for the first upper reactor pressure vessel (RPV) long lead material (LLM) production. Doosan is a world-class engineering and manufacturing company.
The materials ordered are crucial for producing the first NuScale Power Modules, anticipated to be operational at the Carbon Free Power Project of the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems as early as 2029. NuScale Power and Doosan Enerbility also agree to manufacture extra modules for upcoming NuScale VOYGR™ SMR power plant projects with comparable delivery schedules.
President and CEO of NuScale, John Hopkins, said, "Finalizing and submitting this order to our valued partner, Doosan, showcases NuScale's transition to the manufacturing phase of our modules and highlights our advanced position in the market to deploy our SMR technology to customers by the end of the decade." He added, "Our strong relationships with experienced partners like Doosan demonstrate NuScale's robust global supply chain and positions us to meet the growing interest for NuScale VOYGR power plants that we are seeing around the world."
(Source – Businesswire)
To prepare for the long lead order, NuScale Power and Doosan began working together in April 2022 to manufacture the forging dies required for the upper RPV. Following the successful completion of this step, the newly-placed LLM order consists of heavy forgings, steam generator tubes, and welding material for six upper RPVs, totaling more than 2,000 tons in weight.
NuScale Power is enhancing its readiness in supply chain management by collaborating with a diverse group of high-quality manufacturers and suppliers both domestically and globally, in addition to Doosan Enerbility.
About NuScale Power
NuScale Power is a US-based company specializing in designing and developing small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs). Its innovative SMR technology offers a safer, cleaner, and more flexible solution for generating electricity, particularly in remote or off-grid areas. In addition, NuScale Power's SMRs are designed to be scalable, which can be combined to create larger power plants as needed. The company's mission is to provide reliable, affordable, and carbon-free energy to people worldwide while reducing traditional power sources' environmental impact.