Penford Products has teamed up with Elmer’s to develop natural school glues.
August 5, 2013
Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp. and a leading global supplier of specialty bio-products for use in industrial applications including coatings, adhesives and polymers, has announced its support behind the launch of a natural school glue jointly developed with Elmer’s Products Inc.
"Added value” is not just an overused buzzword in today’s business and manufacturing environment. It can actually be the key driver in profitability when incorporating adhesives into a manufacturing process.
The company expects to add 106 jobs over the next two years to the Houston Bay area.
July 1, 2013
Kuraray recently broke ground on its greenfield Kuraray Poval (polyvinyl alcohol) plant in La Porte, Texas. This new plant will reportedly add to Kuraray’s portfolio of manufacturing in the U.S., including ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVAL) and co-block thermoplastic elastomers (SEPTON). Kuraray’s Poval plant will have a production capacity of over 40,000 tons in its first phase.
Current government austerity policies in the U.S. and Europe appear to be lowering GDP through reduced government spending and increased taxes. At the same time, central banks in developed countries around the world continue efforts to boost economic growth with unprecedented accommodative monetary policies.
Energy is a significant cost of production. As energy costs rise, it becomes more difficult to pass on the increases to customers in the price of products and services. Regardless of current energy costs and trends, however, an energy-efficient process is more competitive.