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news Polykemi enables water system

Swedish compounder Polykemi is supplying a proprietary polymer compound for use in a combined water treatment and heating system developed by Solvatten for use in developing countries. The combination unit is designed for domestic use and can both purify and heat water to 75°C. The portable solar-powered system requires no chemicals or electricity and is designed to provide a working lifetime of up to 10-years. Polykemi will not disclose details of the polymer used in the application but said the

parts are injection moulded by Sweden’s KB Components. ❙ www.polykemi.se

Milacron posts ‘solid’ Q1 result

US machinery group Milacron posted a 0.7% decline in sales to $277.3m for the first quarter of 2016 (equivalent to a 1.7% increase in sales on a constant currency basis). The company said the

result was a significant accomplishment in light of the uncertain economic conditions. ❙

Solvatten’s combined solar water treatment and heating unit Honeywell to spin off PA6

Honeywell has announced plans to spin off its Resins and Chemicals business into a standalone, publicly- traded company that will be called AdvanSix.

“Our $1.3bn Resins and

Chemicals business enjoys a leading position in the industries it serves and a global cost advantage. It is favorably positioned to continue to achieve global growth as a standalone enterprise, with added

flexibility to make capital investments that enhance its offerings and service to customers,” said Honeywell Chairman and CEO, Dave Cote. “Following the spin-off,

Honeywell and AdvanSix will each have a more focused business and be better positioned to invest more in growth opportunities and execute strategic plans best suited to its respective business,” he said. Upon completion of the

People on the move

Robot maker Sepro has appointed Csaba Jozan as Sales Manager, Austria and Hungary operating from the company’s newly established sales and service office in Budapest, (which it shares with Sumitomo SHI Demag). Jozan, an electrotechnical engineer with many years of experience in injection moulding machinery and ancillaries sales, has represented Sepro in the region for the past seven years.


Markus Neuhaus has joined Nordson Corporation as sales manager for Nordson Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) melt delivery systems in the

northern and eastern regions of Germany. Neuhaus will be responsible for sales of Xaloy screws and barrels and Kreyenborg and Xaloy melt filtration systems, pumps, and valves. He joins from Ferroma- tik Milacron and previously held posts with Fanuc Robomachine and Dr Boy.

Markus Neuhaus INJECTION WORLD | May 2016

Dr Robert Gnann has been appointed president of Wacker Silicones, succeeding Dr Christian Hartel, who was appointed to Wacker Group’s

Executive Board in early November 2015. Gnann joins Wacker from Momentive Performance Materials.

Markus Frentrop, previously Global Head Sales & Market- ing RAL Colours, has taken on the new role of Global Management of the RAL Colours business, which is a key division of RAL GmbH. Frentrop joined RAL in 2013 and has more than 20 years of experience in the paint and coatings industry.

spin-off, AdvanSix will be an independent manufacturer of PA 6. AdvanSix’s other products will include ammo- nium sulphate fertilizers and chemical intermediates. It will also be the world’s largest single-site producer of caprolactam.

Erin Kane will become

President and CEO of the new business. She is currently VP and General Manager of the Resins and Chemicals unit. ❙

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