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 MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Businesswire | April 19, 2023
Danimer Scientific, Inc. and TotalEnergies Corbion, both leading bioplastics companies focused on the development and production of biodegradable materials, announced that they have developed a new compostable coffee pod biopolymer that is in compliance with proposed EU packaging regulations.
The EU recently announced a proposal requiring plastic packaging such as tea bags, coffee pods, very light plastic bags and sticky labels for fruit and vegetables to be compostable. Danimer and TotalEnergies Corbion’s new formulations, containing a blend of Danimer’s signature polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Nodax® and TotalEnergies Corbion’s Luminy® High Heat polylactic acid (PLA) material, have already passed biodegradability tests and have been certified by TUV as home compostable. They are currently being tested in the market by numerous European companies.
Danimer has estimated that, in the European market, 550 million pounds of plastic are used in the manufacture of single-use coffee pods annually.
“Since beginning our collaborative partnership with TotalEnergies Corbion a couple of years ago, we’ve been working to blend together our respective materials, Nodax® and Luminy®, to meet the specific functionality needs of our customers for a variety of applications,” said Scott Tuten, chief marketing and sustainability officer of Danimer Scientific. “We support the EU’s proposed new regulations as a necessary first step in addressing the problem of plastic waste, and we’re pleased to be offering our compostable coffee pod biopolymer as one example of how the technology behind bioplastics has evolved to serve the needs of manufacturers, regulators and consumers as the world moves toward a cleaner and more responsible future.”
In 2021, Danimer and TotalEnergies Corbion entered into a long-term collaborative arrangement for the supply of Luminy® PLA, a biobased polymer used to manufacture compostable products.
“We’re excited about the potential of compostable bioplastics to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to single-use petrochemical plastics, and we hope that the coffee pod biopolymer we’ve developed in partnership with Danimer Scientific will be the first of many collaborations to come,” said Thomas Philipon, CEO of TotalEnergies Corbion.
Coinciding with this announcement, Stephen Croskrey, chairman and chief executive officer of Danimer Scientific, will be ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange today, Monday, April 17, to mark the beginning of Earth Week.
About Danimer Scientific
Danimer is a pioneer in creating more sustainable, more natural ways to make plastic products. For more than a decade, its renewable and sustainable biopolymers have helped create plastic products that are biodegradable and compostable and return to nature instead of polluting our lands and waters. Danimer’s technology can be found in a vast array of plastic end products that people use every day. Applications for its biopolymers include additives, aqueous coatings, fibers, filaments, films and injection-molded articles, among others. Danimer holds more than 430 granted patents and pending patent applications in more than 20 countries for a range of manufacturing processes and biopolymer formulations.
CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Businesswire | May 02, 2023
C&S Chemicals a leading provider of water treatment and animal health products, has partnered with Southwest Engineers a provider of technical services, chemical products, and equipment for industrial water treatment applications. Based in Slidell, LA, Southwest Engineers was founded in 1985 and serves a highly diversified base of light industrial, commercial, and institutional customers across the United States. The acquisition of SWE builds upon C&S’ strategy to further expand into the industrial water treatment sector. SWE will act as a sub-platform within C&S with the goal of executing on a multitude of add-on acquisitions within this vertical over the next several years.
Phil Vehorn, Founder of SWE, said, “It was clear early on that C&S would be the right organization to take care of my employees and customers. Partnering with C&S allows me to focus on the next chapter of my life with full confidence that the business I’ve built will continue to thrive.”
Cindy Hidalgo, Vice President of SWE, said, “We could not be more thrilled to partner with C&S. We are excited to leverage C&S’ robust capabilities to expand Southwest Engineers organically and through acquisitions, all while continuing to deliver the high-quality products and professional services to our customers for which we are known.”
Rob Chandler, President and VP of Finance & Resources at C&S, said, “The team at SWE has a stellar reputation for delivering exceptional service that is respected and recognized across the industry. Southwest Engineers is a perfect fit for C&S and greatly expands our product and service portfolio.”
Greg Chandler, VP of Operations at C&S, said, “It was clear from our first conversation with the Southwest Engineers team that they would be a great fit for C&S due to the quality of the business and its people. We are grateful to be able to partner with the SWE team and look forward to helping them further accelerate growth.”
Mike Chandler, VP of Sales & Marketing at C&S, said, “The team at Southwest Engineers has built an incredible business with a strong reputation for quality and service. We are very much looking forward to working with Cindy and the rest of the SWE team to embark on an aggressive growth path over the next several years.”
The transaction for Shoreline was led by Mike Hand, Managing Partner; Zach Mittelmark, Principal; Mac McCready, Associate; Dylan Somohano, Associate; and Catee de Roziere, Analyst. Chris Wolford and Eric Kern at Allegiance Capital Corporation represented Southwest Engineers in the transaction.
About Southwest Engineers
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Slidell, LA, Southwest Engineers is an innovative chemical company specializing in industrial water treatment. The Company offers technical services, chemical products and equipment for a broad range of water treatment applications. The products and services are used by universities, school systems, healthcare organizations, hotels, commercial and government buildings to protect against corrosion and biological growth in areas including cooling water, heating water and steam creation.