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Asahi Kasei Europe opens Exhibition Center in the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf

Asahi Kasei Europe opens Exhibition Center in the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf

New Exhibition Center at the Asahi Kasei European Headquarters in Düsseldorf (Source: @Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH)

Düsseldorf, January 9, 2018 – After the founding of Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH (April 2016) and the opening of the Asahi Kasei R&D Center in CHEMPARK Dormagen (October 2017), the company has built on its marketing and sales activities. The newly designed Asahi Kasei Europe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf was completed at the start of December 2017. This exhibition space at the European Headquarters presents visitors with products and technologies for the automotive, medicine and health, renewable energies and lifestyle markets.

Exhibits, infographics, interactive touch panels and videos demonstrate the solutions from the Japanese technology group Asahi Kasei for the world of tomorrow. Asahi Kasei Europe presents the topics of „Automotive Solutions“, „Life Solutions“, „Health Care Solutions“, „Corporate“ and „Corporate Citizenship and Community Fellowship“, to the public.

Managing Director Hideki Tsutsumi said at the opening: „Asahi Kasei Europe is your innovation partner with leading technologies. At the Asahi Kasei Europe Exhibition Center we present our businesses, products and solutions. We will grow together with the European industry by providing value through collaboration and synergies.“

„Automotive Solutions“
Safety, comfort and eco-friendliness are the focus of automotive innovations; in the areas „Sensing System“, „Interior“, „Exterior“ as well as „Battery/Engine“, Asahi Kasei displays its broad portfolio for sustainable mobility. High-performance plastics with trademarks XyronTM, ThermyleneTM, LeonaTM and TenacTM allow for economical motors and lightweight components. 27 construction parts demonstrate tools and technologies from different Asahi Kasei areas of business in the concept vehicle developed jointly by Asahi Kasei and GLM Co. Ltd. called AKXY™ (Asahi Kasei X multiplied by You, the customer).

Videos take the visitor into the world of this fully roadworthy vehicle and explain engineering plastics, which make it possible to save weight by replacing metal parts, or suede leather made from environmentally friendly microfibres for elegant upholstery. The trademarks LamousTM/Dinamica® stand for surface qualities, which the visitor can feel: The cushions displayed convey a pleasant „touch and feel“.

The operating principle of a CO2 sensor, which monitors the inside of the vehicle, is explained by a „carbon dioxide tree“, on which the colours change after breathing on the sensors, with this measuring and displaying the CO2 content of the ambient air. On the subject of electromobility, Asahi Kasei demonstrates its technical expertise and leading position in this future market with the battery separator foils displayed. HiporeTM and CelgardTM for lithium-ion batteries as well as Darak® and Daramic® for lead-acid batteries are the trademarks for these essential components of high-performance batteries and accumulators.

„Life Solutions“
„Life Solutions“ are applications that enrich daily life and make it easier. This includes the efficient use of resources with innovative packaging solutions, which contribute to the reduction of food waste, as well as plastic sealing films for pharmaceutical packaging. Asahi Photoproducts, a recognised pioneer for innovative print technologies and sustainable packaging solutions that are in harmony with the environment, is also presenting 40 years of development work in the area of flexible printing plates.

Cotton-based fibres or plastic-based technical fibres for elegant clothing or sportswear are standing in the center of the room: Mannequins wear a suit and a dress using fibres from Asahi Kasei, where elegance meets leading know-how in the area of fibre technology. The trademark CuproTM stands for a biodegradable cotton fibre, which is produced in an environmentally friendly production process, in which all production waste is reused. ROICATM is a sustainable elastic technical fibre, which is applied primarily in functional and sports clothing.

As a leading company in the area of ion-exchange membranes and chlor-alkali electrolysis technology, Asahi Kasei has proven technologies, which can be used to create hydrogen out of surplus energy from renewable energy sources. Constant further development of this technology makes this company one of the leading companies in the field of energy storage and in the realisation of a hydrogen society. The showroom explains the details of this forward-looking project.

„Health Care Solutions“
Fibre technology from Asahi Kasei makes the life of sick people easier and contributes to greater quality of life, and so high-performance hollow fibre membranes for dialysis therapy or virus filters for biomedicine are at the center of the section Health Care Solutions. An impressive hollow fibre membrane exhibit allows the visitor to realise the technological level that Asahi Kasei is offering biomedicine.

The defibrillators displayed are also a matter of life and limb, which have already saved thousands of people and continue to do so daily. People with heart diseases can also carry this life-saving device on the body as a so-called „LifeVest®“. „Zoll Medical“, an Asahi Kasei group company rich in tradition , produces and sells these essential products for acute and emergency medicine.

„Corporate, Corporate Citizenship and Community Fellowship“
Asahi Kasei was founded almost 100 years ago and since then has produced a consistent story of success. Milestones on this path as well as an overview of the European sites can be viewed in the Corporate area. The good and trusting relations with the city of Düsseldorf are also prominently displayed, which includes support for „Sportstadt Düsseldorf“ (Düsseldorf – Sports City); Asahi Kasei actively promotes football and judo.

The Asahi Kasei Exhibition Center is open now for customers, journalists and other interested members of the public. Opening times and appointments can be requested from Sebastian Schmidt by telephone +49 (0)211 280 68 139 or e-mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu.

About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
The Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active technology group that works in the three business areas of Material, Homes and Health Care. Material includes fibres & textiles, petrochemicals, high-performance polymers, high-performance plastics, consumer products, battery separators and electronics. Homes offers construction material to finished houses on the Japanese market. The area Health Care includes pharmaceuticals, medical technology, as well as devices and systems for acute and intensive medicine. With about 34,000 employees across the world, the Asahi Kasei Group supports customers in more than 100 countries.

„Creating for Tomorrow“. With this slogan, the Asahi Kasei Group refers to the common mission of all its companies, to help people across the world towards a better life and living with sustainable products and technologies. You can find further information at

www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.
https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Picture Caption:
AKEU Exhibition Center:
Milestones of the almost 100 years of the Asahi Kasei corporation“s tradition and the overview of the European sites can be viewed in the exhibition center at the European Headquarters in Düsseldorf.

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

English Press Releases

Colfax Fluid Handling Delivers Propeller Pumps for Chemicals

Colfax Fluid Handling Delivers Propeller Pumps for Chemicals

Allweiler pump of the ALLPRO-PGFA series

Radolfzell (7/31/2015). Colfax Fluid Handling, a business segment of Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), has delivered end of 2014 three Allweiler propeller pumps to a German chemical company. The pumps will move sodium sulfate.

Cordenka GmbH & Co. KG, based in Obernburg, Germany, is the world’s leading manufacturer of technical fabrics and cords. The company also produces sodium sulfate, which is sold to the detergent and glass industries. Since the end of 2014, the company uses three additional new propeller pumps from Allweiler GmbH for these processes. The pumps move saturated sodium sulfate at a rate of 750 m3/h; delivery head is 3.5 m. Beside these new pumps Cordenka use since years about 100 Allweiler pumps, mainly 3-screw and centrifugal pumps. Allweiler propeller pumps are used since 2013. Additional new orders are expected.

According to Gunter Connert, Allweiler’s sales manager in Germany: „Our propeller pumps are proven in the chemical industry for large-capacity applications of up to 50,000 m3/h. Cordenka is one of the companies that have been using Allweiler pumps for a long time and has recommitted to Allweiler based on its positive experiences.“

Colfax Corporation – Colfax Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing and engineering company that provides gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to commercial and governmental customers around the world under the Howden, Colfax Fluid Handling and ESAB brands. Colfax believes that its brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets that it serves. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker „CFX.“ Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com.
Colfax Fluid Handling – Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), is a global leader in critical fluid-handling and transfer solutions for the commercial marine, defense, oil & gas, power and industry and total lubrication management markets. With a broad portfolio of technologies, products, systems and services and a deep base of application and engineering expertise, Colfax specialists work with customers to understand and focus on their toughest business challenges. As a result, Colfax can find and deliver the best customer solutions that provide the highest levels of reliability, efficiency and longevity with the lowest total cost of ownership. Colfax Fluid Handling encompasses the trusted product brands Allweiler, COT-PURITECH, Houttuin, Imo, LSC, Rosscor, Tushaco, and Warren.
NOTICE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS – This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning Colfax“s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on Colfax“s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Colfax“s results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Colfax“s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as its Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption „Risk Factors“. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. This press release speaks only as of this date. Colfax disclaims any duty to update the information herein. The term „Colfax“ in reference to the activities described in this press release may mean one or more of Colfax“s global operating subsidiaries and/or their internal business divisions and does not necessarily indicate activities engaged in by Colfax Corporation.

Firmenkontakt
Allweiler GmbH
Gunter Connert
Allweilerstr. 1
78315 Radolfzell
+49 (0)7732 86-542
+49 (0)7732 86-99515
g.connert@allweiler.de
www.allweiler.de

Pressekontakt
TennCom AG
Dr. Kurt Christian Tennstädt
Hohentwielstr. 4a
78315 Radolfzell
+49 (0)7732 – 95 39 30
+49 (0)7732 – 95 39 39
info@tenncom.de
http://www.tenncom.de

English Press Releases

WideGap 100 – Alfa Laval“s new, compact heat exchanger for dirty fluids

Designed for long uptime

WideGap 100 - Alfa Laval"s new, compact heat exchanger for dirty fluids

Make it happen with Alfa Laval at ACHEMA 2015

Alfa Laval“s new WideGap100 gasketed plate heat exchanger combines an exceptionally high resistance to fouling and clogging with maximum heat transfer efficiency and compact size. WideGap100 is the smallest plate heat exchanger on the market that has been specially designed for handling media with coarse particles, fibres and solids.

Designed for long uptime

Thick, dirty fluids clog up heat exchangers and cause costly downtime in many industries, for example ethanol, bio-based chemicals, pulp &paper and waste water treatment.

Alfa Laval WideGap heat exchangers offer a solution to this problem. Thanks to the wide distance between its plates and a highly turbulent flow, a WideGap is much less susceptible to clogging than other heat exchangers. The wide channels let dirty fluids pass freely through the heat exchanger, and clogging is avoided. The special herringbone corrugation pattern of the plates causes high turbulence, which further helps reduce fouling but also increases heat transfer.

Small and highly efficient

The new WideGap100 is designed for applications with small flows and has a port diameter of 100 mm. This makes WideGap100 the smallest wide gap type heat exchanger on the market.

Being a plate heat exchanger, WideGap100 has a much higher thermal efficiency than heat exchangers based on other technologies. A WideGap100 has a counter-current flow pattern, allowing it to operate with crossing temperatures, and its high turbulence results in a close temperature approach. This means WideGap100 is very good for all types of heating, cooling and heat recovery duties.

Gaskets designed for uptime and easy maintenance

WideGap 100 uses Alfa Laval“s ClipGrip gaskets, offering a quick and totally glue-free mounting thanks to its patented attachments. The ClipGrip gasket design allows secure attachment to the plate, thereby preventing gaskets from creeping out of their grooves as well as avoiding plate pack misalignment and leaks. All this significantly reduces spare parts consumption and time for re-gasketing.

The new WideGap100 complements the larger 200 and 350 models in the same range.

For more information visit: www.alfalaval.com (http://www.alfalaval.com).

More to discover
Please visit Alfa Laval (http://local.alfalaval.com/de-de/Pages/default.aspx), in Hall 4.0, stand D4 at ACHEMA (http://www.alfalaval.com/campaigns/achema2015/Pages/default.aspx), Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, in Germany June 15-19 2015.

About Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company“s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval“s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval“s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2014, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.1 billion (approx. 3.85 billion Euros). The company has about 18 000 employees.

Kontakt
Alfa Laval Mid Europe GmbH
Rolf Lindenberg
Wilhelm-Bergner-Strasse 7
21509 Glinde
+49 40 7274 2466
rolf.lindenberg@alfalaval.com
http://www.alfalaval.de

Sonstiges

Studie zeigt positive Wirtschaftsaussichten in der Chemieindustrie

Studie zeigt positive Wirtschaftsaussichten in der Chemieindustrie

(Mynewsdesk) Mannheim, 28. April 2015. Die international tätige Managementberatung  Homburg & Partner stellt die Ergebnisse des Chemie Monitors vor, der die aktuelle Geschäftslage sowie Trends und Herausforderungen in der Chemiebranche aufzeigt. In den Monaten März und April dieses Jahres, wurden über 50 Führungskräfte aus Marketing und Vertrieb in der Chemieindustrie zu branchenrelevanten Themen befragt.

Insgesamt lässt sich dabei feststellen, dass eine verhalten positive Stimmung auf dem Markt vorherrscht. In einer nach Schulnoten gewichteten Skala geben die Befragten einen Durchschnittswert von 2,5 für die Gesamtzufriedenheit mit der aktuellen Geschäftslage an, fast der gleiche Wert wie im Vorjahr mit 2,4. Auch die Geschäftserwartungen in die Chemiebranche bleiben mit einem Wert von 2,4 auf einem gleichen Level wie bei der letzten Erhebung. Bei der Befragung kam zudem heraus, dass anorganisches Wachstum für Unternehmen eine wichtige Rolle spielt. Dabei wird eine umfassende Marktkenntnis vor der Einführung neuer Produkte und der Differenzierung vom Wettbewerb als wichtigster Erfolgsfaktor für eine Wachstumsstrategie identifiziert.

„Die aktuelle Stimmung in der Chemieindustrie ist positiv und alle befragten Unternehmen beschäftigen sich momentan intensiv mit dem Thema Wachstum. M&A-Aktivitäten spielen dabei eine wichtige Rolle, etwa die Hälfte der befragten Unternehmen ist momentan auf der Suche nach geeigneten Zukäufen.“, so Alexander Lüring, Partner des Kompetenzzentrums Chemicals bei Homburg & Partner. Die durchschnittliche Wachstumsrate in der Branche wird bei den Befragten bei 4,0 Prozent prognostiziert, leicht niedriger als der Wert aus dem Sommer 2014 (5,2 Prozent). Jedoch ist der Anteil der Unternehmen, die ein zweistelliges Wachstum erwarten, um 3% gestiegen.

Als die größten Herausforderungen in der Chemieindustrie gaben die Befragten die Themenfelder Rohstoffpreise, Währungskursschwankungen, Innovation sowie zukunftsfähige Nachhaltigkeit an. Darüber hinaus sehen die Unternehmen dem Thema Internationalisierung zuversichtlich entgegen, wenngleich 20 Prozent der Befragten hierzu eine klare Strategie in Sachen künftiger Kooperationen und Akquisitionen fehlt.  

Diese Pressemitteilung wurde via Mynewsdesk versendet. Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Homburg & Partner .

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Homburg & Partner ist eine international tätige Managementberatung mit Fokus auf die Themenfelder Market Strategy, Sales & Pricing, die im Jahre 1997 vom renommierten Marketingexperten Prof. Christian Homburg gegründet wurde. In der 2012 erhobenen unabhängigen Studie Hidden Champions im Beratungsmarkt wurde Homburg & Partner zum zweiten Mal in Folge zur mit Abstand besten Marketing- und Vertriebsberatung gewählt. Ausführliche Informationen unter: www.homburg-partner.com

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Business Economy Finances

Heraeus Reorganizes US Chemicals Division

Heraeus Reorganizes US Chemicals Division

Heraeus location in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

The US Chemicals Division named Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC. It is a single-source solution for all precious metals needs. Current facilities in Newark NJ, Santa Fe Springs, CA and Wartburg TN will remain operational.

Heraeus, an industry leading precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is pleased to announce the reorganization of the company“s US chemicals division into a single legal entity, Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC (HPMN). Additionally, Heraeus“ US trading division will operate under the name Heraeus Metals New York LLC (HMN). These changes are effective July 1, 2012.

The re-alignment of HPMN will now bring the US chemical sites in Newark, NJ, Wartburg, TN and Santa Fe Springs, CA, together, as one legal entity, to serve clientele with expertise in every aspect of their precious metals management – from sourcing of precious metals, refining of scrap materials, manufacturing of chemical compounds and precious metals trading. The company“s reorganization is driven by a desire to offer its customers a greater ease of business, as well as access to all of Heraeus“ products and services in a single source solution.

„Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC will continue to deliver value to its customers at every stage of the manufacturing, refining and trading of precious metals, as well as in the production of specialty chemicals,“ said Uve Kupka, President and CEO. „With the reorganization, HPMN is a single-source solution with both the breadth and the reach to manage any precious metals need. Our focus is innovation and technology, our goal is to offer the highest yield and value for our customers.“

With multiple locations strategically positioned throughout the US, supported by a global network of Heraeus Precious Metals facilities, HPMN operates in profitable and innovative markets such as the environment, mobility, communications, energy and healthcare.

To learn more about Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC and
Heraeus Metals New York LLC, please visit the Web site, HPM north America and the side of the Heraeus trading division.

_______________________

Heraeus Precious Metals North America LLC (HPMN) is an integral part of the globally active company Heraeus Precious Metals and it specializes in the manufacturing, refining and trading of precious metals as well as the production of specialty chemicals. The privately-held company has built a reputation of innovation, trustworthiness and responsiveness resulting in best-of-class service for its customers across multiple industries. HPMN operates facilities strategically located throughout the United States and is supported by the large network of the Heraeus Precious Metals group from around the globe, which allows HPMN to maintain a truly international production and sales presence.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of EUR4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Kontakt:
Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Guido Matthes
Heraeusstr. 12-14
63450 Hanau
+49-6181.35 4583
guido.matthes@heraeus.com
http://heraeus-materials-technology.de/en/presse/ansprechpartner/fachpressekonta