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Sartomer, Arkema Launch Science Teacher Program
Sartomer Americas, in Exton, Pennsylvania, recently launched the Arkema Science Teacher Program by hosting a multi-day event at its West Chester location. Fourth- through sixth-grade teachers who participated in the event chose a themed science kit for their classroom, which includes 17 lessons and a variety of hands-on activities. Sartomer’s scientists worked with the teachers, experimenting with the kits and assisting in the development of their science curriculum for the school year. In addition to the kits themselves, the company donated money so extra supplies could be purchased throughout the year. The event also included a tour of Sartomer’s facility. For more information, visit americas.sartomer.com.
Bayer MaterialScience Becomes Covestro
Bayer MaterialScience, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be separated from Bayer AG later this year, with the intention of being able to deploy its existing strengths even more rapidly, effectively and flexibly in the competitive global arena. The company officially launched its new name – Covestro – and logo on Sept. 1. “Covestro represents a bold new direction and bright future for an innovation-driven polymers company,” said Patrick Thomas, chief executive officer. The company will continue to develop new products, processes and applications that push the boundaries of technology and innovation for key sectors, such as transportation, construction, electronics, furniture, sports equipment and textiles. To learn more, visit covestro.com.
Dymax Announces Acker, Miller Appointments
Dymax Corporation, Torrington, Connecticut, announces the appointments of Mike Acker as Americas sales manager and David S. Miller as territory sales manager. Acker will be responsible for achieving the Americas annual revenue targets in adhesives and equipment, while enhancing the commercial effectiveness of the Americas sales organization. Acker joined Dymax in 2009 as a territory sales manager and advanced to a regional sales manager position in 2014. Miller, as territory sales manager, will report to Acker and will assist manufacturers in the Chicago and Minneapolis regions with solving their most complex application problems while reducing manufacturing costs. For more information, visit dymax.com.
Baghdachi Wins Tess Award in Coatings
Dr. Jamil Baghdachi, a professor of polymers and coatings at Eastern Michigan University, was announced as the winner of the American Chemical Society (ACS)’s 2015 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings – an award recognizing outstanding individual achievements and noteworthy contributions to coatings science, technology and engineering. Among his many achievements, Baghdachi pioneered work in the application of stimuli responsive materials in coatings and has introduced new science significantly impacting surface coating technologies. He has been an active researcher in renewable resources, developing novel polymerization techniques to incorporate “green” chemistry. His expertise in corrosion, adhesion and polymerization techniques has led to invaluable contributions to the industry. Read more about Baghdachi’s extensive accomplishments at pmse.sites.acs.org/tess2015.htm.
EIT Announces 2016 Relocation Plans
EIT, LLC, a Sterling, Virginia-based electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider announced that it will be merging its operations facilities and headquarters into one location in Leesburg, Virginia. The company will be custom building a new 70,000 square-foot manufacturing and operations facility that should be ready for occupancy by September 2016. David Faliskie, president of EIT, said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity – allowing our team to work efficiently and cost effectively from one facility. Easy access to the airport and local transportation infrastructure make this site attractive for employees and customers, and the transition should be smooth.” EIT will continue to operate facilities in Danville, Virginia, and Salem, New Hampshire. For more information, visit eit.com.
Melrob Group Launches Redesigned Website
Melrob Group, headquartered in the United Kingdom, recently redesigned its website to reflect the continued growth and updated structure of the business. The company believes the new design and graphics make the website more visual and satisfying – more adequately describing who the company is and what it does. See the changes at melrob.com and send feedback to [email protected].
Siltech Announces 2015 Innovative Award Winner
Siltech Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, congratulates Kristen Blankenship of AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. for winning the 2015 Siltech Innovative Award for her paper entitled “Foundation Techniques Using Resins in Waterborne and High Solids Coatings.” Blankenship’s paper was chosen as the most innovative by the staff at University of Southern Mississippi, and she received the award during the 2015 Waterborne Symposium. For more information, visit siltech.com.
Energy Sciences to be Featured on Television Series
Energy Sciences, Inc. (ESI), Wilmington, Massachusetts, has been selected to be featured on the World’s Greatest! television series. A film crew recently spent time at the company’s facilities to get the behind the scenes footage and informative interviews that will be featured in the upcoming show. “ESI has an interesting history, and we think their story will be meaningful to our viewers,” said Gordon Freeman, executive producer of the show. Check your local listings to find The World’s Greatest! series on national cable channels and local network affiliates, or visit the show’s website to find the schedule and watch previous episodes at worldsgreatesttv.com/tv_schedule. To learn more about ESI, visit ebeam.com.
GEW Wins EDP Award, New Nominations Sought
GEW, Crawley, England, was honored by the European Digital Press (EDP) Association during the 2015 FESPA show in Cologne. The company received an award in the Best Print Support Tool category for its LW1 LED UV-lamphead. Since 2007, EDP has evaluated and honored the best new developments in print production tools, software developments, substrates, inks, materials and finishing systems introduced in the European market. Honorees are selected based on their ability to improve speed, quality, usability and functionality or the ability to reduce environmental impact and cost to the user. Out of 100 entries, GEW’s lamphead was one of 20 products honored in 2015. The next submission period for EDP Award consideration began April 1, 2015, and will continue through March 30, 2016, for products officially introduced during that time. For more information about the EDP Awards, visit edpassociation.com. For more information about GEW, visit gewuv.com.