Synthomer becomes a major world-wide player in water-based polymer solutions. © Synthomer

30/04/2020 – Speciality chemicals

Speciality chemicals

Synthomer has completed its acquisition of Omnova Solutions Inc

The transaction creates a global speciality chemicals company with significant scale and a strong platform from which to invest in future growth. By  Iris Schlomski

Daniel Harari: “We would like to highlight some of the amazing efforts that some of our customers have put forth to reorient their production apparatus to the manufacture of face masks and protective apparel. It is positive actions like this that will help protect medical personnel and others from this virus.” © Lectra

30/04/2020 – Message from Daniel Harari, Lectra's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer on the Corona crisis

Message from Daniel Harari, Lectra's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer on the Corona crisis

Corona crisis: Continuing technical support!

For the past few weeks, we are living through an unprecedented and unpredictable situation due to the spread of the coronavirus throughout the world. ... By  Editorial staff

The 12th hermes Barometer: 42 percent purchase CO2 certificates to support climate protection projects and 39 percent try to increase their energy efficiency in industrial real estate. © Hermes Europe

28/04/2020 – Only every fifth company records its CO2 balance

Only every fifth company records its CO2 balance

Sustainability in Supply Chain Management?

The result of the 12th Hermes Barometer on “Sustainability in Supply Chain Management”: Lack of pressure to take action causes passivity. By  Iris Schlomski

ITMA Asia + CITME: Originally slated to be held in October, the combined show will now take place from 12 to 16 June 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC), Shanghai. © moofushi/

In light of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020 has been rescheduled, despite receiving strong response from exhibitors. By  Iris Schlomski

In the “Virtual Product Development” module, students in the 7th semester were able to demonstrate an almost entirely digital product development process. © HTW Berlin

21/04/2020 – Clothing technology

Clothing technology

HTW Berlin: 3D simulation of clothing

The HTW Berlin clothing technology course is increasingly concerned with the 3D simulation of clothing. By  Iris Schlomski

Avalution puts the human being at the heart of product development. The company has a worldwide unique body dimension database. It contains the body scans of more than 100,000 persons. © Human Solutions

17/04/2020 – Optimizing protective clothing

Optimizing protective clothing

Avalution: The crisis is the hour of data

Anti-virus protective clothing is currently in short supply and a key factor influencing the impact of the COVID19 pandemic. By  Editorial staff