Cooper Standard names Soma Venkat senior vice president, chief information technology officer

Cooper Standard announced the appointment of Soma Venkat, Ph. D., to senior vice president and chief information technology officer, effective September 20. Based at the company’s world headquarters in Northville, Venkat is welcomed back to the company as an executive officer and will also join Cooper Standard’s global leadership team. In his new role, Venkat will be responsible for leading Cooper Standard’s information technology (IT) function.

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Birla Carbon enters into the energy systems market at The Battery Show 2021

Birla Carbon has announced its entry into the energy systems market with its participation at The Battery Show 2021 to be held in Novi, MI, from September 14-16. Birla Carbon will present a portfolio of conductive carbon solutions with its Conductex i and Conductex e series of products at the show, along with its forthcoming array of carbon solutions for the battery industry. Birla Carbon’s entry into the energy systems battery applications signifies the increasingly important role of carbon in conductive applications.

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Enviro’s recovered oil and carbon black receive ISCC sustainability certification

The oil and carbon black that Scandinavian Enviro Systems recovers from end-of-life vehicle tires in its plant in Åsensbruk have been accredited under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme. In doing so, Enviro has become the first company in the world to receive ISCC certification for recovered carbon black, and the certification is also confirmation of the previously communicated higher commercial values of both carbon black and oil.

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NGC launches Acti-Tech grade approved for food contact applications

NGC thereby enlarges its portfolio of Acti-Tech compatibilizer with Acti-Tech compatibilizer 16MA11F, which is compliant with EU food regulation 10/2011. This functional polymer can be added to both PE or PP based formulations and tailored to the process equipment due its optimized melt flow.
Quentin Le Piouff, market development manager for NGC, says: “With this latest addition, we are offering processers and recyclers an easy-to-add and universal compatibilizer for polymer blends used in diverse applications.” “It is also an ideal solution to upcycle mixed polymer feeds from PIR or PCR, enabling the use of these recycled plastics into existing products without lowering end properties,” continues Kevin Barthomeuf, chief technology officer for NGC. Such a food contact compliant compatibilizer is suitable for many industries besides food packaging and recycling. As Quentin points out: “We are still exploring the fit in new applications for our product range.”

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Cabot Corporation board of directors member Christine Yan recognized as recipient of 2021 Outstanding 50 Asia Americans in Business

Cabot Corporation announced that board member Christine Yan was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Established in 2001 by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award annually highlights the achievements of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives across a wide range of business interests that have a role in driving the U.S. economy.

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EnvisionTEC and Covestro collaborate on material and printer solutions for DLP 3D printing

EnvisionTEC and Covestro announced their collaboration on material plus printer solutions to accelerate adoption of industrial 3D printing. Together, the two companies aim to lower the entry barriers for companies looking to adopt 3D printing for producing molds for low volumes or parts with detailed features faster and more economically.

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