Since launching in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index has provided benchmarking of the world’s largest companies in terms of their economic, environmental, and social performance.
September 20, 2019
Dow recently announced that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing.
Microdispensing enables state-of-the-art manufacturing processes in industries such as electronics and increases the service life of individual components. Adhesives, sealants, potting compounds, or heat-conductive pastes can be efficiently processed in myriad applications.
Dow expects that the retrofit will enable it to continue to meet growing demand for its businesses serving consumer, infrastructure, and packaging end markets while also remaining within its stated near-term capital expenditure targets.
August 28, 2019
Dow recently announced that it will retrofit proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation (FCDh) technology into one of its mixed-feed crackers in Plaquemine, La., to produce on-purpose propylene.
PPG’s aerospace application support center is extending light assembly work to the nonprofit, with Bosma Enterprises employees using PPG-designed guides and tools to assemble and bag small parts that are used to mix aerospace sealants.
August 8, 2019
PPG recently announced that its Indianapolis aerospace application support center (ASC) is working with nonprofit Bosma Enterprises to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired.
IGM announced two capacity expansion projects at its Mortara, Italy, photoinitiator production site that will increase the site’s capacity by 25%.
August 7, 2019
Due to the growing demand of its global business and the drive to introduce innovative new products to the UV/radiation curing market, IGM Resins recently announced that it has commenced the development of a new state-of-the-art photoinitiator production facility in Anqing, Anhui Province, China.
Specialty chemical supply chains are particularly dependent on China because many inputs are unavailable elsewhere, which makes the specialty chemicals industry uniquely vulnerable to the 301 tariffs.
July 5, 2019
In recent testimony before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 Committee, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) called for the delisting of Chinese-origin chemicals from the proposed Tranche 4, which would add an additional $13.2 billion in chemicals and plastics imports.
Sustainability is our main topic this month, particularly for construction applications. Find articles about sealant systems for insulating glass units, as well as construction tapes, bio-based materials, and more!