Month: June 2021

  • Everything From A Single Source: BENTELER Expands Portfolio To Include Rotor Shaft Components

    BENTELER encompasses the expertise of its two divisions, Automotive and Steel/Tube. A current example is its entry into the rotor shaft component business – which includes e-mobility applications. Both the steel division’s metal processing expertise and the automotive division’s development experience come into play here. This is enabling the company…

  • BASF Launches QDYESTM For Sustainable Wide Color Gamut Display Applications

    BASF launches QDYESTM, an organic fluorescent material for display applications, to support manufacturers in producing the next generation wide color gamut displays, serving needs in the TV/monitor, tablet, and mobile device markets.   BASF’s proprietary SunvueTM color conversion technology was launched in early 2018 to optimize blue LED light for…

  • New AI Quality Control System For Construction

    A joint artificial intelligence (AI) solution has been launched for the construction industry by testing, certification, and inspection company TÜV SÜD and UK-based construction analytics firm Contilio.   The 3D AI Construction Inspection system will provide automated defect analysis, installation quality verification and progress tracking for building and infrastructure construction…

  • BASF Introduces VALERAS, A New Brand For Its Plastic Additives Portfolio That Enables Customers To Achieve Their Sustainability Goals

    BASF has focused the sustainable solutions of its plastic additives’ portfolio under the new global brand VALERAS™. VALERAS bundles the company’s longtime experience, innovative solutions, and regulatory support with the aim to increase the sustainability of plastics along the entire polymer value chain. Later this year, the portfolio will expand…

  • Allegion Ventures Co-Leads Funding Round For AI-Powered Mapped

    Allegion Ventures – a $50 million corporate venture fund of Allegion plc – has expanded its strategic portfolio with an investment in Mapped, an AI-powered data infrastructure platform for commercial and industrial IoT. Allegion Ventures was a co-lead investor in Mapped’s seed II funding round alongside MetaProp. Combining cloud AI…

  • Packaging Line Distributor Harpak-Ulma Relocates Massachusetts HG

    On Wednesday, Harpak-ULMA announced the relocation of its global headquarters to a new, significantly expanded facility that will feature an advanced state-of-the-art customer experience center. The need for the new facility is driven by Harpak-ULMA’s dramatic growth over the last several years, primarily attributed to its innovative multi-year, four-phase strategy…

  • BMD To Distribute RDI By Barrette Outdoor Living

    RDI by Barrette Outdoor Living has announced a new distribution partnership with Galt, Calif. based Building Material Distributors, Inc. BMD will distribute RDI’s aluminum and steel railing product lines in the California market. Barrette Outdoor Living produces vinyl, aluminum, steel, and composite fencing and railing, composite decking, and other outdoor…

  • BASF To Build New Battery Recycling Prototype Plant At Site Of Cathode Materials Plant In Germany

    BASF will build a battery recycling prototype plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, at the site of its cathode active materials (CAM) plant. The prototype recycling plant will allow for the development of operational procedures and optimization of technology to deliver superior returns of lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese from end-of-life lithium-ion…

  • Constellium Supplying Aluminum Solutions For Audi E-Tron GT EV

    Constellium SE has expanded its longstanding partnership with Audi to supply advanced aluminum solutions for the Audi e-tron GT. Electric vehicles require strong, yet lightweight solutions to optimize range and prioritize safety. Constellium provides ASI-certified aluminum Auto Body Sheet solutions for closures and inner parts, as well as extrusion-based components…

  • Cummins To Acquire 50% Of Momentum Fuel Technologies From Rush Enterprises; CNG Storage For Class 6-8 Vehicles

    Cummins Inc. and Rush Enterprises, Inc. signed a Letter of Intent for Cummins to acquire a 50% equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises. Momentum Fuel Technologies delivers the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solution for Class 6-8 vehicles.   A division of Rush…

  • New MICHELIN X MULTI GRIP Truck Tires Built To Perform In Extreme Winter Conditions

    20210630_PR_MICHELIN-X-Multi-Grip_EN https://www.michelin.com/en/press-releases/new-michelin-x-multi-grip-truck-tires-built-to-perform-in-extreme-winter-conditions/

  • Bridgestone Brazil Announces New Investments And Expansion Of Its Plant In Bahia, Brazil

    Bridgestone Brazil has announced a new investment in its tire manufacturing plant in the city of Camaçari, in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Following the increasing demand for high-tech and premium tires in the country, and important gains in market share in Brazil and South America, the company is announcing…

  • Mitsubishi Motors Announces Production, Sales And Export Figures For May 2021

    May 2021 Fiscal Year 2020 (21/04-21/05) Calendar Year 2021 (21/01-21/05) Volume(unit) YoY(%) Volume(unit) YoY(%) Volume(unit) YoY(%) Production Domestic Production 24,086 287.3 59,206 248.2 192,448 102.7 Overseas Production*1 44,939 307.7 87,735 261.1 247,783 121.6 Total 69,025 300.2 146,941 255.7 440,231 112.6 Domestic Sales*2 Registrations Total 1,946 215.5 4,345 231.7 17,566 136.9…

  • Builders FirstSource To Acquire WTS Paradigm, LLC, A Software Solutions And Services Provider For The Building Products Industry

    Builders FirstSource https://investors.bldr.com/news-releases/news-release-details/builders-firstsource-acquire-wts-paradigm-llc-software-solutions

  • Latest IPAF Global Safety Report Released

    The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has published its latest Global Safety Report, which analyses the main causes of serious injuries and fatalities as a result of using powered access equipment, covering the period 2016-2020.   The report also highlights the need for more near-miss data to be gathered from…

  • AkzoNobel To Acquire Grupo Orbis And Expand Position In South And Central America

    AkzoNobel is to further expand its long-term position in South and Central America after reaching an agreement to acquire Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis. Completion is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected by end of this year, or in early 2022. Financial details were not disclosed.  …

  • Kobe Steel Refurbishes Steel Plate Finishing Rolling Mill At Kakogawa Works

    Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that it has decided to invest approximately 15 billion yen in the steel plate plant at Kakogawa Works to carry out a refurbishment of a finishing rolling mill. The refurbishment work is scheduled to take place in the second half of fiscal 2023 for a period…

  • ICCT Report Finds US Domestic EV Production And Investment Continues To Fall; Only 5% Of Global EV Investment To Go To US EV Assembly Plants

    The United States is the third-largest electric vehicle (EV) producer behind China and Europe; a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) finds that the gap has widened. The ICCT study finds that the United States’ share of cumulative global EV production decreased from 20% to 18%…

  • Anguilla Launches New Land Information System From Trimble

    Trimble announced that the Anguilla Department of Lands and Surveys (DLS) has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of its new Land Information System (LIS) built on the Trimble landfolio® platform.   As part of the Anguilla Program (AP), the UK government provided a grant to assist Anguilla in…

  • USDOT FTA Announces $182M In Low-No Grants For Transit Vehicles & Facilities Nationwide

    The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $182 million in funding for low- and no-emissions buses and the facilities that support them. The project selections were approved as part of the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of zero-emission and low-emission…

  • Start Of Construction Of Commercial-Scale Inert Anode Cells

    Eliminating all direct greenhouse gases from aluminium smelting has taken a major step forward today with the start of construction on the first commercial-scale prototype cells of ELYSIS’ inert anode technology, at Rio Tinto’s Alma smelter in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec.   ELYSIS is a joint venture company led by Rio Tinto…

  • JCB Creates Another 500 Jobs

    JCB is to recruit another 500 employees and offer permanent contracts to 300 of its existing agency staff, in order to cope with the ongoing surge in market demand for its construction equipment.   While the pandemic caused demand to drop sharply last year, 2021 has seen JCB’s sales rebound…

  • Cummins To Acquire 50 Percent Of Momentum Fuel Technologies From Rush Enterprises

    Cummins Inc and Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced that they have signed a Letter of Intent for Cummins to acquire a 50% equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises.   The proposed transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to completion of customary pre-closing activities and entering…

  • AkzoNobel To Acquire Grupo Orbis And Expand Position In South And Central America

    AkzoNobel is to further expand its long-term position in South and Central America after reaching an agreement to acquire Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis. Completion is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected by end of this year, or in early 2022. Financial details were not disclosed.  …