Ineos Styrolution material selected for Guzzini’s Venice glassware

Ineos Styrolution said that its NAS 30 material has been selected for Fratelli Guzzini’s Venice product line. Sparkling clarity, flowability, ease of processing and scratch resistance are some of the key properties of NAS 30, an SMMA (styrene-methyl-methacrylate) grade.  Fratelli Guzzini, a world leader in tableware and household appliances, is known for elegant designs and the use of innovative materials. For their latest series of glassware Venice, Ineos Styrolution’s NAS 30 has become the material of choice. Read more


Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) and its partners won a three, 35-year production sharing contracts for pre-salt blocks located in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. Shell will pay its share of the total signing bonuses, equating for all bids, of approximately $100-million. Plans for the blocks will then be considered by Shell and its partners. The winning bids include a block adjacent to Shell’s Gato do Mato field (Shell 80 percent operating, Total 20 percent), a now unitized area to the Sapinhoa field (Petrobras 45 percent operating, Shell 30 percent.  Read more


Clariant introduces Telasperse PVC, a new family to its range colourants for plastics. Telasperse PVC is for plasticized and non-plasticized PVC. The new family currently comprises seven colours – one blue, three reds and three yellows – as well as two blacks and a white. More colours will be added in the coming months. Until now, plasticized PVC compounders and processors have had a limited choice of global suppliers of high-quality pigment preparations. The entry of Clariant into this important market will provide a welcome addition to their options. Read more



Covestro AG and Haier Group Corporation have signed a cooperation agreement on the expansion of their decade-long partnership to a global scale. The new partnership will enable the two parties to constantly develop advanced products featuring the latest material solutions to address the market demands of the global home appliances industry. With its innovative developments, Covestro offers answers to current trends in the appliance industry and to customer insights. Read more