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    [body] => Jeffrey Klang, global R&D director - 3D printing for Sartomer – a business unit of Arkema Inc. – was elected to the board of directors of RadTech, a nonprofit trade association that supports UV and  EB technologies.

“Jeff’s strong leadership of Sartomer’s innovation and R&D initiatives supports the evolving needs of UV and EB processors in diverse industries, such as 3D printing, coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and electronics,” said Kenny Messer, president of Sartomer Americas. “His deep understanding of UV/EB technologies, markets and regulatory requirements will make him an asset to RadTech’s board of directors.”

Previously, Klang was manager of Coatings Platform R&D for Sartomer and spent several years as manager of product development. 

Klang has worked in the chemical industry for over 29 years, serving in various R&D roles. He is an inventor with more than 20 U.S. patents and has published numerous articles in trade and scientific journals.


 
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“Using SYNAQUA alkyd emulsion technology, formulators can more easily develop solvent-free, low-VOC waterborne coatings without compromising the properties and performance associated with traditional solvent-based products,” Mike Iwaniw, business manager for Arkema Coating Resins, said.
 
SYNAQUA 4804 waterborne alkyd is an APEO- and ammonia-free short oil alkyd used in a wide range of applications where the feel and performance of conventional alkyds are desired in a low-VOC and solvent-free formulation, including excellent gloss, good hardness and other properties.
 
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“Exterior restoration is more than just painting,” said Erin Brown-Neff, director of marketing & Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings. “It’s important for professional specifiers of coating products for exterior restoration projects to understand the chemistry of the formulations they specify and how it impacts the product’s ability to perform over time.” 
 
APV’s high-performance NeverFade Façade Restoration Coatings are water-based, low-VOC, coating systems that provide the durability of a factory finish in a field-applied product. They contain Kynar Aquatec PVDF resin, a tough, engineered thermoplastic from Arkema that maintains high stability when exposed to harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environments.
 
NeverFade Coatings contain complex inorganic pigments and UV blocking additives to inhibit fading and extend lifecycles of building facades. The unique chemistry also resists staining, dirt pickup, mold growth, and can prevent corrosion.  NeverFade can be custom color matched in bold colors, even metallics. APV is so confident in the UV resistance of NeverFade that it offers a 15-year warranty on color performance, which is fully transferable and covers all product and labor costs.
 
At the Arc|US event, (Nov. 1-4 in Carlsbad, California) APV Engineered Coatings and Arkema will meet one-on-one with some of the country’s top principal architects. Meetings will focus on how NeverFade with Kynar Aquatec Coatings can extend the lifecycle of building exteriors and the support APV offers during the entire exterior restoration process – from coating material specification through application.
 
“Coating specification is a critical part of planning for a restoration project, and it can be time-consuming,” Brown-Neff said. “To help make the process more time- and cost-efficient, APV recently partnered with ARCAT and its free SpecWizard program.”
 
The program makes information about NeverFade Coating Systems accessible and downloadable through an easy-to-use portal. With a few simple clicks, specifiers can select the appropriate primer and topcoat products, indicate how color will be determined, as well as define sheens needed for their project. SpecWizard will then generate an accurate, job-specific, CSI 3-Part or Canadian CSC formatted construction product specification in MS-Word or other word processing format. The portal also provides additional product information and lets specifiers send requests to APV through a secure message function.
 
On Nov. 13, APV Engineered Coatings will be co-sponsoring and presenting at the University of Kynar program, hosted by Arkema Inc. and held at Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC in Miami. Attendees at the invitation-only event will have an opportunity to learn about Kynar PVDF resin chemistry, as well as the key differences between NeverFade and other high-performance architectural coatings. They will also visit Atlas’ natural weathering testing site to see a variety of Kynar 500 and Kynar Aquatec weathering studies that have spanned over 50 years of exposure in the extreme humidity, temperature, and UV conditions of southern Florida.
 
 “[This event] gives us an opportunity to demonstrate the true service life of Kynar Aquatec and NeverFade Coatings as well as educate architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors about how loading levels of key polymers impact a coating’s ability to perform in subtropical outdoor environments,” said Ron Partridge, senior account manager, Fluoropolymer Coatings NA, Arkema Inc.
 
According to Brown-Neff, APV Engineered Coatings also will be partnering with Arkema on future lunch-and-learn sessions designed to provide American Institute of Architects credits for education on PVDF technology. After the formal educational sessions delivered by Arkema experts, APV will provide additional insights into the real-world applications of PVDF-based NeverFade Coatings.
 
“Since the first application on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2009, NeverFade Coatings have been used to coat hundreds of thousands of square feet of building exteriors around the world,” Brown-Neff said. “The product’s advantages have been most significant on commercial and industrial high rises where renovation costs can be high. Its ability to lengthen the lifespan of such building exteriors has afforded tremendous costs savings to building owners.”
 
To register for an Arkema lunch-and-learn with APV, contact Arkema, Inc.
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Materialise is one of the co-investors in the Series A investment round in Essentium, Inc.

BASF and Essentium have been working together on advanced fused filament fabrication solutions using Essentium’s proprietary FlashFuse technology for high mechanical strength in the build direction for extrusion printed parts.

The two companies are now extending their partnership to establish a consistent global materials supply chain supportive of Essentium’s new High Speed Extrusion additive manufacturing platform. Essentium and BASF welcome Materialise to enter this strategic partnership to develop 3D printing software for the Essentium technology.

This will allow users to take advantage of the speed of the HSE technology while having immediate access to the full Materialise software capabilities for professional 3D printing. The three companies combine their complementary strengths to jointly advance 3D printing technology and customer value to enable industrial additive manufacturing.

BASF is contributing comprehensive material know-how, a broad product portfolio, and its global network to the partnership. Materialise adds nearly three decades of expertise in the development of innovative 3D printing software solutions. Essentium is addressing additive manufacturing at scale by developing an industrial additive platform truly built for the production floor, providing its FlashFuse electric welding technology, and engineering-grade, multi-layer filaments for demanding applications. Together, the three partners intend to innovate solutions with an advanced combination of hardware, software and materials to unleash the potential of Essentium’s unique high-speed-printer technology, coordinating their strengths to the best advantage.

“Our joint investment strengthens our co-operation with both Essentium and Materialise and accelerates the innovation potential of this powerful team to the benefit of BASF’s customers,” said Markus Solibieda, managing director of BASF Venture Capital.

“Essentium and BASF are focusing on improved supply chain performance, material consistency and accessibility. Essentium is also delighted to begin a new partnership with Materialise as the three companies focus efforts toward a new era for smart solutions in the global additive extrusion space,” said Dr. Blake Teipel, CEO of Essentium, Inc. “Together, we believe manufacturers everywhere will be able to accelerate production due to increased access to our new solutions, bolstered by a holistic, customer-centric approach.”

“Materialise, Essentium and BASF share a vision for growth in the 3D printing industry that builds on the creation of meaningful applications in an open and vibrant ecosystem,” added Bart Van der Schueren, CTO of Materialise. “This partnership helps to promote a more open market model, which will fuel the adoption of 3D printing in the industrial field by offering users more control, more choice in materials and ultimately lower cost and higher volumes.”

BASF and Materialise are joined by a syndicate of private venture investors. Moving forward, BASF, Materialise, and Essentium will jointly drive the transition from 3D printing to scalable additive manufacturing.
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Specialty Electronic Adhesives

Sartomer's new specialty resins for UV/EB/LED-curable formulations used in high-performance electronic applications include:
Specialty Coatings

Sartomer's specialty oligomers enhance functional properties of UV/EB/LED-curable coatings such as soft-touch, anti-finger print and stain resistance. Additional applications and properties include: 
Graphic Arts

Sartomer's specialty monomers meet lower VOC regulations and market demand for rapid curing of UV/EB/LED inks and are ideal for applications such as:

Offset inks:  SR579 NS, SR583 NS, PRO31757, PRO31820, PRO31847, PRO31848 for high reactivity and cost-effectiveness;
Inkjet inks:   SR217 NS, SR285 NS, SR420 NS, SR531 NS, SR595 NS, a broad range of lower viscosity monomers

3D Printing

Sartomer’s N3xtDimension® liquid resins, along with Rilsan® bio sourced polyamide 11 and Kepstan® PEKK ultra-high performance polymer are part of the newly launched 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema platform. N3xtDimension® line of UV-curable 3D printing solutions helps additive manufacturers yield exceptional material’s tunability, high-definition, and fulfill performance and regulatory requirements for a wide range of industrial applications. The launch of these products has been made possible by close collaboration between the Sartomer Asia Technical Center and the recently opened 3D Printing Center of Excellence at Sartomer Americas in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Technical seminar

Sartomer Asia UV curing specialist Julie Zhou will deliver a technical seminar on special properties of newly developed polyester acrylates, which are ideal for inks and coatings applications because they promote high reactivity, excellent pigment wetting and advanced adhesion. The seminar, conducted in Chinese, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. Meeting Room 1, Area A, Hall 4.2 at the China Import & Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex) in Guangzhou, China. Click here by November 30, 2018, to register for the seminar. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-11-30 05:00:00 [updated_at] => 2018-11-29 14:16:44 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["302915","285031","302876","287369","285028","295989","302877","300705","301507","282572","302329","290602","292090","282888","293190","285408"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [4] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 303436 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 179032 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 179032 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Sartomer Celebrates 50th Anniversary of West Chester, Pa. Production Facility [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => sartomer-celebrates-50th-anniversary-of-west-chester-pa-production-facility [body] => Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., celebrated the 50th anniversary of its West Chester, Pa. production plant and received recognition from Sen. Andrew Dinniman.

Sartomer’s West Chester production facility produces specialty chemical building blocks used by other manufacturers for advanced materials, chemical intermediates, personal care and 3D printing applications. The production facility offers its customers access to global technology, manufacturing and service, which leads to innovative solutions, a dependable supply and consistently high-quality products and services.

While presenting a certificate recognizing the 50th anniversary, Sen. Dinniman said, “Sartomer is a great example of a company that has been enterprising in adapting to meet the needs of the new economy. In addition, Sartomer and its employees continue to celebrate their roots in our region by giving back to the community through volunteerism and other charitable endeavors. I wish them a 'Happy 50th birthday’ and best wishes for another half-century of success, growth and innovation.”

“We look forward to building on this half-century foundation as we continue to support our customers’ evolving needs and work as a dedicated corporate neighbor in our region," said Kenny Messer, president of Sartomer Americas.

A member of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Sartomer’s West Chester production facility provides technical expertise to the West Chester Local Emergency Planning Committee, offers a shadowing program for high school students, and partners with Drexel University for a cooperative program. 
 
The facility also provides an annual scholarship to a West Chester University student and sponsors teachers from local schools to team with Sartomer mentors to review science experiments. Through work with the West Chester Community Action Panel, management from the site regularly meets with representatives of the local community to review Sartomer’s support to Chester County and address any local questions or concerns.





Pictured: John Kozel, Sartomer Americas plant process engineering manager; Pennsylvania Sen. Andrew Dinniman; Kenny Messer, Sartomer Americas president/Courtesy Sartomer
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“Using SYNAQUA alkyd emulsion technology, formulators can more easily develop solvent-free, low-VOC waterborne coatings without compromising the properties and performance associated with traditional solvent-based products,” Mike Iwaniw, business manager for Arkema Coating Resins, said.
 
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“Exterior restoration is more than just painting,” said Erin Brown-Neff, director of marketing & Business Development, APV Engineered Coatings. “It’s important for professional specifiers of coating products for exterior restoration projects to understand the chemistry of the formulations they specify and how it impacts the product’s ability to perform over time.” 
 
APV’s high-performance NeverFade Façade Restoration Coatings are water-based, low-VOC, coating systems that provide the durability of a factory finish in a field-applied product. They contain Kynar Aquatec PVDF resin, a tough, engineered thermoplastic from Arkema that maintains high stability when exposed to harsh thermal, chemical and ultraviolet environments.
 
NeverFade Coatings contain complex inorganic pigments and UV blocking additives to inhibit fading and extend lifecycles of building facades. The unique chemistry also resists staining, dirt pickup, mold growth, and can prevent corrosion.  NeverFade can be custom color matched in bold colors, even metallics. APV is so confident in the UV resistance of NeverFade that it offers a 15-year warranty on color performance, which is fully transferable and covers all product and labor costs.
 
At the Arc|US event, (Nov. 1-4 in Carlsbad, California) APV Engineered Coatings and Arkema will meet one-on-one with some of the country’s top principal architects. Meetings will focus on how NeverFade with Kynar Aquatec Coatings can extend the lifecycle of building exteriors and the support APV offers during the entire exterior restoration process – from coating material specification through application.
 
“Coating specification is a critical part of planning for a restoration project, and it can be time-consuming,” Brown-Neff said. “To help make the process more time- and cost-efficient, APV recently partnered with ARCAT and its free SpecWizard program.”
 
The program makes information about NeverFade Coating Systems accessible and downloadable through an easy-to-use portal. With a few simple clicks, specifiers can select the appropriate primer and topcoat products, indicate how color will be determined, as well as define sheens needed for their project. SpecWizard will then generate an accurate, job-specific, CSI 3-Part or Canadian CSC formatted construction product specification in MS-Word or other word processing format. The portal also provides additional product information and lets specifiers send requests to APV through a secure message function.
 
On Nov. 13, APV Engineered Coatings will be co-sponsoring and presenting at the University of Kynar program, hosted by Arkema Inc. and held at Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC in Miami. Attendees at the invitation-only event will have an opportunity to learn about Kynar PVDF resin chemistry, as well as the key differences between NeverFade and other high-performance architectural coatings. They will also visit Atlas’ natural weathering testing site to see a variety of Kynar 500 and Kynar Aquatec weathering studies that have spanned over 50 years of exposure in the extreme humidity, temperature, and UV conditions of southern Florida.
 
 “[This event] gives us an opportunity to demonstrate the true service life of Kynar Aquatec and NeverFade Coatings as well as educate architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors about how loading levels of key polymers impact a coating’s ability to perform in subtropical outdoor environments,” said Ron Partridge, senior account manager, Fluoropolymer Coatings NA, Arkema Inc.
 
According to Brown-Neff, APV Engineered Coatings also will be partnering with Arkema on future lunch-and-learn sessions designed to provide American Institute of Architects credits for education on PVDF technology. After the formal educational sessions delivered by Arkema experts, APV will provide additional insights into the real-world applications of PVDF-based NeverFade Coatings.
 
“Since the first application on the Gulf Coast of Florida in 2009, NeverFade Coatings have been used to coat hundreds of thousands of square feet of building exteriors around the world,” Brown-Neff said. “The product’s advantages have been most significant on commercial and industrial high rises where renovation costs can be high. Its ability to lengthen the lifespan of such building exteriors has afforded tremendous costs savings to building owners.”
 
To register for an Arkema lunch-and-learn with APV, contact Arkema, Inc.
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Materialise is one of the co-investors in the Series A investment round in Essentium, Inc.

BASF and Essentium have been working together on advanced fused filament fabrication solutions using Essentium’s proprietary FlashFuse technology for high mechanical strength in the build direction for extrusion printed parts.

The two companies are now extending their partnership to establish a consistent global materials supply chain supportive of Essentium’s new High Speed Extrusion additive manufacturing platform. Essentium and BASF welcome Materialise to enter this strategic partnership to develop 3D printing software for the Essentium technology.

This will allow users to take advantage of the speed of the HSE technology while having immediate access to the full Materialise software capabilities for professional 3D printing. The three companies combine their complementary strengths to jointly advance 3D printing technology and customer value to enable industrial additive manufacturing.

BASF is contributing comprehensive material know-how, a broad product portfolio, and its global network to the partnership. Materialise adds nearly three decades of expertise in the development of innovative 3D printing software solutions. Essentium is addressing additive manufacturing at scale by developing an industrial additive platform truly built for the production floor, providing its FlashFuse electric welding technology, and engineering-grade, multi-layer filaments for demanding applications. Together, the three partners intend to innovate solutions with an advanced combination of hardware, software and materials to unleash the potential of Essentium’s unique high-speed-printer technology, coordinating their strengths to the best advantage.

“Our joint investment strengthens our co-operation with both Essentium and Materialise and accelerates the innovation potential of this powerful team to the benefit of BASF’s customers,” said Markus Solibieda, managing director of BASF Venture Capital.

“Essentium and BASF are focusing on improved supply chain performance, material consistency and accessibility. Essentium is also delighted to begin a new partnership with Materialise as the three companies focus efforts toward a new era for smart solutions in the global additive extrusion space,” said Dr. Blake Teipel, CEO of Essentium, Inc. “Together, we believe manufacturers everywhere will be able to accelerate production due to increased access to our new solutions, bolstered by a holistic, customer-centric approach.”

“Materialise, Essentium and BASF share a vision for growth in the 3D printing industry that builds on the creation of meaningful applications in an open and vibrant ecosystem,” added Bart Van der Schueren, CTO of Materialise. “This partnership helps to promote a more open market model, which will fuel the adoption of 3D printing in the industrial field by offering users more control, more choice in materials and ultimately lower cost and higher volumes.”

BASF and Materialise are joined by a syndicate of private venture investors. Moving forward, BASF, Materialise, and Essentium will jointly drive the transition from 3D printing to scalable additive manufacturing.
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Specialty Electronic Adhesives

Sartomer's new specialty resins for UV/EB/LED-curable formulations used in high-performance electronic applications include:
Specialty Coatings

Sartomer's specialty oligomers enhance functional properties of UV/EB/LED-curable coatings such as soft-touch, anti-finger print and stain resistance. Additional applications and properties include: 
Graphic Arts

Sartomer's specialty monomers meet lower VOC regulations and market demand for rapid curing of UV/EB/LED inks and are ideal for applications such as:

Offset inks:  SR579 NS, SR583 NS, PRO31757, PRO31820, PRO31847, PRO31848 for high reactivity and cost-effectiveness;
Inkjet inks:   SR217 NS, SR285 NS, SR420 NS, SR531 NS, SR595 NS, a broad range of lower viscosity monomers

3D Printing

Sartomer’s N3xtDimension® liquid resins, along with Rilsan® bio sourced polyamide 11 and Kepstan® PEKK ultra-high performance polymer are part of the newly launched 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema platform. N3xtDimension® line of UV-curable 3D printing solutions helps additive manufacturers yield exceptional material’s tunability, high-definition, and fulfill performance and regulatory requirements for a wide range of industrial applications. The launch of these products has been made possible by close collaboration between the Sartomer Asia Technical Center and the recently opened 3D Printing Center of Excellence at Sartomer Americas in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Technical seminar

Sartomer Asia UV curing specialist Julie Zhou will deliver a technical seminar on special properties of newly developed polyester acrylates, which are ideal for inks and coatings applications because they promote high reactivity, excellent pigment wetting and advanced adhesion. The seminar, conducted in Chinese, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 10:30 a.m.–11:20 a.m. Meeting Room 1, Area A, Hall 4.2 at the China Import & Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex) in Guangzhou, China. Click here by November 30, 2018, to register for the seminar. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2018-11-30 05:00:00 [updated_at] => 2018-11-29 14:16:44 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["302915","285031","302876","287369","285028","295989","302877","300705","301507","282572","302329","290602","292090","282888","293190","285408"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [4] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 303436 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 179032 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 179032 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Sartomer Celebrates 50th Anniversary of West Chester, Pa. Production Facility [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => sartomer-celebrates-50th-anniversary-of-west-chester-pa-production-facility [body] => Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., celebrated the 50th anniversary of its West Chester, Pa. production plant and received recognition from Sen. Andrew Dinniman.

Sartomer’s West Chester production facility produces specialty chemical building blocks used by other manufacturers for advanced materials, chemical intermediates, personal care and 3D printing applications. The production facility offers its customers access to global technology, manufacturing and service, which leads to innovative solutions, a dependable supply and consistently high-quality products and services.

While presenting a certificate recognizing the 50th anniversary, Sen. Dinniman said, “Sartomer is a great example of a company that has been enterprising in adapting to meet the needs of the new economy. In addition, Sartomer and its employees continue to celebrate their roots in our region by giving back to the community through volunteerism and other charitable endeavors. I wish them a 'Happy 50th birthday’ and best wishes for another half-century of success, growth and innovation.”

“We look forward to building on this half-century foundation as we continue to support our customers’ evolving needs and work as a dedicated corporate neighbor in our region," said Kenny Messer, president of Sartomer Americas.

A member of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Sartomer’s West Chester production facility provides technical expertise to the West Chester Local Emergency Planning Committee, offers a shadowing program for high school students, and partners with Drexel University for a cooperative program. 
 
The facility also provides an annual scholarship to a West Chester University student and sponsors teachers from local schools to team with Sartomer mentors to review science experiments. Through work with the West Chester Community Action Panel, management from the site regularly meets with representatives of the local community to review Sartomer’s support to Chester County and address any local questions or concerns.





Pictured: John Kozel, Sartomer Americas plant process engineering manager; Pennsylvania Sen. Andrew Dinniman; Kenny Messer, Sartomer Americas president/Courtesy Sartomer
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