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At PU China 2021 (Stand 34, Hall 1) from 28 – 30 July 2021 in Shanghai, China, Covestro will showcase a range of solutions using polyurethane elastomers for various industries as well as to help customers achieve their sustainability goals. According to the company, this is in line with its commitment to build a circular economy for a more sustainable future, while promoting digital transformation for the benefit of customers.

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With the completion of the new hydrogenation plant at the German site in Speyer, Haltermann Carless will become one of the largest cyclopentane producers worldwide. (Source: Haltermann Carless)

Haltermann Carless, a company of the HCS Group and a supplier of hydrocarbon solutions, announced that it will become one of the world's largest producers of cyclopentane and cyclopentane blends following the completion of its new hydrogenation plant at the Speyer site in Germany. The company anticipates to significantly increase its production capacity of cyclopentane by up to 70 % as of Q1 2022.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announced that Joshua Baca, vice president of the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division, will deliver the keynote at the 63rd Polyurethanes Technical Conference on 5 October 2021. The conference will take place 5 – 7 October 2021, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.

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The 2<sup>nd</sup> International Symposium on Plastics Technology will take place from 14 – 15 March 2022 in Aachen, Germany. (Source: IKV)

The Institute for Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung – IKV) invites to the 2nd International Symposium on Plastics Technology on 14 and 15 March 2022 in Aachen, Germany. In 2020, the scientific committee of the Symposium received contributions from 14 nations, which dealt with innovative topics in plastics technology and ensured a wide-ranging programme. Now the Call for Papers is open again and contributions are being sought for next year's Symposium.

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Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that the worldwide exclusive distributorship (non-exclusive for Europe) with Sabo S.p.A. for the Sabostab HALS portfolio, which includes hindered amine light stabilisers (HALS) and oxanilide UV absorbers, has been extended.

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Plixxent has acquired Tagos, an Italian producer of PU‐based systems, catalysts and coatings. (Source: Plixxent)

Plixxent Holding GmbH announced the acquisition of Tagos S.r.l., an Italian producer of polyurethane‐based systems, catalysts and coatings, targeting various end-markets such as transportation, hospitality, and construction. The company was founded in 1965 and is based in Busto Arsizio near Milan, Italy, and has a leading position in products for cryogenic insulation materials. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Olin Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ashta Chemicals, Inc. to purchase and sell the chlorine produced at Ashta's headquarters and production facilities in Ashtabula, OH, USA. Olin said existing contracts will be honoured for chlorine customers of both companies. Olin is a global manufacturer and distributor of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition.

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Mayzo Inc. has announced a new President, Eduardo Padilla, and Vice President of Global Operations, Garry Schoolcraft. The two are joined by James H. Jones, Chief Financial Officer, in Mayzo’s Top Executive ranks. Founder/Owner Ben Milazzo has retained the role of Chairman of the Board, while Valarie Milazzo has been elevated to Vice Chairman.

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Nouryon announced the completion of the spin-out of its base chemicals business, Nobian, into a separate company remaining under the ownership of Nouryon’s equity owners, The Carlyle Group and GIC.

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Rampf Group is presenting its chemical solutions and multi-functional plants for the manufacture of high-quality upcycled polyols at Foam Expo North America 2021. (Source: Rampf)

At Foam Expo North America from 13 – 15 July 2021 in Novi, MI, USA – stand 1903 – Rampf Group, Inc. is presenting its technology to upcycle polyurethane wastes generated by foam manufacturers and converting them to polyols utilising multifunctional plants for the upcycling process.

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