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The Hasco SET is geared specifically to the needs of mouldmaking designers. (Source: Hasco)

Because CAD computers in design are often not connected with the internet for security reasons, the internationally operating producer of standard mould units, Hasco, has come up with its newly developed offline software programme Hasco SET - Standard Engineering Tool geared specifically to the needs of mouldmaking designers.

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Michael Willome has been appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Synthomer plc in June 2021. He will succeed Calum MacLean, who announced in January 2021 that he wished to step down once a suitable successor had been identified.

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The KraussMaffei Group announced that it will transfer all activities of the former KraussMaffei High Performance AG into an independent unit effective from 1 October 2021. This will operate under the traditional name Netstal.

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John Loudermilk has been appointed to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Birla Carbon, effective 1 August 2021.

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Supercomputer Joliot-Curie (SKL) hosted by GENCI at CEA, France. (Source: CEA)

Continental, the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France have received a grant worth 43 million core hours of supercomputer time for their joint basic research project.

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Chemist Jacqueline Schwark (links) und Dr. Paul Hochgesang, Material Research Fellow, examining the surface of EPDM seals. (Source: Freudenberg Sealing Technologies)

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has begun manufacturing seals made from a new Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) material that addresses a significant challenge in the aerospace industry – hydraulic seal leakage at high altitudes and low temperatures.

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Plastics and additives distributor Biesterfeld Plastic has appointed Steen Jensen as the new General Manager of Scandinavian subsidiary Biesterfeld Nordic AB. In September 2021 Jensen will succeed Eric Lundén, who is moving on from the company after six successful years.

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nora by Interface, the commercial rubber flooring brand of Interface, has selected Styroflex Eco 2G66 B60 SBC supplied by Ineos Styrolution to support the company’s efforts to lower the carbon footprint of its products as it endeavors to become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040.

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Songwon has expanded its distribution partnership with MegaChem to include Australia and New Zealand. (Source: Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd.)

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that it has expanded its distribution partnership with MegaChem. Since September 2019, MegaChem has been the exclusive distributor of Songwon’s antioxidants for fuels and lubricants in the ASEAN region. Songwon said that on the back of the success in these countries, it has extended MegaChem’s coverage to include Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

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The acquisition strengthens Lanxess’ portfolio for the plastics, paints and coatings as well as adhesives industries – Here: Emerald Kalama in Rotterdam, Netherlands (Source: Lanxess)

Lanxess announced that it has completed the acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical on 3 August 2021. The US-based company is a leading manufacturer of speciality chemicals. Lanxess signed the purchase agreement on 14 February 2021. All required regulatory approvals have been received. Lanxess said it financed the purchase price of around USD 1.04 billion (EUR 870 million) from liquid funds.

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