Multimillion euro upgrade at DSM plant

July 2nd, 2015

Materials company DSM has upgraded its polyesters facility in Emmen, The Netherlands, in the amount of several million euros. The investment includes a capture system that uses wastewater from the production plant to reduce to almost zero the emissions into the air of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Since it bought the plant in 2009, energy […]

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Solar Shirt: the phone charger you wear

March 20th, 2015

Created in collaboration by the Dutch independent open-innovation R&D center, Holst Centre; the nonprofit, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO); and fashion designer Pauline van Dongen, the Solar Shirt brings the worlds of high tech and high-street fashion together. It combines solar panels and flexible electronics in an attractive, off-the-peg T-shirt with the […]

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Bayer MaterialScience and IAF collaborate

March 3rd, 2015

Germany’s Bayer MaterialScience and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) of the Netherlands are collaborating to improve innovation and sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. The partners recently ran a series of INSQIN workshops addressing the concerns of brand owners that use polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics—for example, PU synthetic leather. INSQIN is Bayer MaterialScience’s solution […]

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DSM upgrading Massachusetts facility

March 2nd, 2015

Royal DSM, a life sciences and materials sciences company based in Heerlen, Netherlands, is upgrading its Wilmington, Mass., manufacturing facility to produce state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly and renewable waterborne resins for inks and coatings. The company’s NeoRez, NeoRad and NeoPac resins are used in packaging, construction, flooring, automotive, textiles, decorative, adhesive and general industrial segments. www.dsm.com

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TenCate names Japan rep

February 7th, 2014

TenCate Advanced Composites, supplier of advanced thermoset and thermoplastic composites materials, has signed Tokyo-based Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha Ltd. for representation in Japan. Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha will support and distribute TenCate’s thermoset and thermoplastic composite materials and represent TenCate’s molded part capabilities. Royal Ten Cate (TenCate), headquartered in The Netherlands, combines textile technology with related chemical […]

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TenCate Protective Fabrics wins orders from Netherlands fire brigades

April 2nd, 2013

The IJsselland and northeast Gelderland fire brigades in the Netherlands have chosen the superior protection of inherently heat and flame-resistant materials from TenCate Protective Fabrics. The orders, totaling 1,850 uniforms, are from two European contracts. TenCate has developed new protective fabrics that provide permanent protection as well as a high degree of wearing comfort and […]

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