PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. | February 03, 2022
Zeus, the global leader in advanced polymer solutions, announced that it has added PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall® multi-lumen tubing to its product portfolio.
For many years, Zeus has manufactured multi-lumen tubing with unique profiles and multiple working channels that run the entire length of the tubing. Zeus has now extended those multi-lumen extrusion capabilities to include ultra-thin walls.
Prior to Zeus' innovations in multi-lumen tubing, steerable catheter manufacturers had to procure and bundle multiple individual liners into a single catheter assembly. This delicate bundling process is time-consuming and prone to error in both development and manufacturing settings.
Zeus helps simplify the manufacturing process by providing a single, process-ready multi-lumen extrusion that eliminates multiple manufacturing steps and complex tooling. Zeus' new PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall multi-lumen tubing is available in numerous configurations. Satellite lumens can be internal, external, or embedded.
Zeus can produce PTFE Sub-Lite-Wall multi-lumens with average max wall thicknesses ranging from 0.002" to 0.005". In addition to ultra-thin walls, the new product features high structural integrity, improved planarity, high lubricity, and excellent dielectric strength. It is biocompatible (certified USP Class VI) and has a working temperature of 260 °C (500 °F).
"Manufacturing steerable catheters is a challenging and time-consuming process, especially when manufacturers have to procure and bundle several individual liners into a final catheter assembly. This delicate process also increases the risk of production and device failures. Zeus eliminates these obstacles by providing a single PTFE Sub-Lite Wall multi-lumen liner that's ready to go. Based on early evaluator feedback, the time to assemble a steerable catheter was greatly reduced to one-fifth of the traditional time."
Rodrigo Silva, Product Manager, Zeus
"We are excited to begin the new year by launching yet another Zeus innovation and industry first. No other manufacturer is capable of offering a single multi-lumen PTFE extrusion with comparable wall thickness, flexibility, and strength. Zeus has developed a truly unique product that delivers unmatched customer value in catheter manufacturing and performance." – Carl Liebert, Director of Product Management, Zeus.
Zeus is headquartered in Orangeburg, SC, USA. Its core business is the development and precision extrusion of advanced polymeric materials. The company employs over 1,800 people worldwide with manufacturing and sales facilities in Aiken, Columbia, Gaston, and Orangeburg, South Carolina; Branchburg, New Jersey; Chattanooga, Tennessee; San Jose, California; Guangzhou, China; and Letterkenny, Ireland. Zeus products and services serve companies in the medical, automotive, aerospace, fiber optics, energy, and fluid management markets.
Enowa | February 19, 2021
Enowa, LLC is pleased to announce the partnership with SAP in the second edition of 2021 Partner Stage to bring viewpoint to the SAP Chemical Community. Enowa is active in the Chemical Industry, notably driving numerous business and S/4HANA changes and utilizing measure mining devices to help their S/4HANA excursion. In the new interview with Rick Place, Partner at Enowa and SAP's Solution Specialist for the Chemical Industry Business Unit, Matthew Reymann, Rick answered how Enowa effectively drives changes and features the significance of the SAP accomplice environment for the achievement of the Chemical Industry.
Rick Place expresses the first concerns for the Chemical Industry is the requirement for speed in real data at real time, or near it. Further, Rick shares how coming from the beginning phases of monetary vulnerability and how that affects Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures – to largely extent driven by Enowa's Private Equity network. To achieve success, Enowa specialists are driving outcomes on these topics, a subset of our full competencies:
Enowa is a global, mid-sized SAP Gold Services partner established in nearly 20 years ago with a dedicated focus on business process and SAP consulting.
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Kraton Corporation | March 16, 2022
Kraton Corporation announced it had closed the deal with DL Chemical Co., Ltd. DL Chemical acquired Kraton in an all-cash transaction valued at nearly $2.5 billion.
DL Chemical is a prominent petrochemical company having over 46 years of operational experience and a unique technological base in Korea. The company was the first to export polybutene technology to the United States. DL Chemical is the world's largest polybutene producer with a production capacity of 200 KTA year.
The merging of Kraton and DL Chemical has resulted in Kraton strengthening its global presence by using DL Chemical's manufacturing capabilities and footprint in the Asian market. The merge also has allowed Kraton to further invest in industry-leading sustainable innovation and accelerate the company's vision of becoming the global leader of specialty chemicals.
The transaction valued at 2.5 billion was announced on September 27, 2021. Kraton received the approval on the same on December 9, 2021. When the transaction was completed, Kraton disclosed owning a DL chemical subsidiary. Mr. Marcello Boldrini and Dr. Holger Jung will lead Kraton as Co-Chief Executive Officers and look after Kraton's Chemical and Polymer segments, respectively.
"Today marks an exciting new chapter for Kraton. We are delighted to be a part of the DL Chemical group and look forward to working with their talented team to advance our sustainable business even further."
On this, Mr. Boldrini, Co-CEO of Kraton
In addition, Dr. Jung, Co-CEO of Kraton, also says, "We are pleased to have completed this transaction and look forward to what the future holds for Kraton and DL Chemical. DL Chemical provides the financial strength and the growth-oriented focus that allows Kraton to further invest in innovation and compete more effectively in the global market."