April 08, 2020

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Cummins and DuPont partner to use filter technology to supply critical material for N95 respirator masks

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) are helping address the nation’s shortage of N95 respirator masks. Cummins’ NanoNet® and NanoForce® Media technology, which uses DuPont’s Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT), can typically be found in air, fuel and lube filtration products used in heavy-duty diesel engines […]

April 6, 2020
ASTM International cancels May in-person standards meetings

In light of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled. Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the cancellation of all April in-person meetings. These decisions were based on several factors, including, but not limited […]

March 24, 2020
BASF increases prices for Neopentylglycol and 1,6-Hexanediol in Europe

With immediate effect or as existing contracts permit BASF is increasing the prices of the polyalcohols Neopentylglycol (NPG) and 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) in Europe: Product Price Increase Neopentylglycol (NPG) +100 Euro/mt 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) +150 Euro/mt Neopentylglycol (NPG) is a high-quality intermediate used, for example, to produce polyester resins for coatings, unsaturated polyester resins, lubricants and plasticizers. […]

March 17, 2020