DUBAI, UAE, October 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- 'Recent challenges in coloration, light stabilization and flame retardant of Polypropylene fibers' presented by guest speaker Burak Emiralioglu-BASF Turkey.
- 'Industry focused stabilization concepts for Polyolefins and selected engineering resin applications' presented by guest speaker Andreas Thuermer - BASF Switzerland.
BASF, the world's leading chemical company, participated in the Dubai Plast Pro 2012: 14th World Congress organized by IHS Chemical. Hosted 15th- 17th October at the Raffles Hotel, Dubai Plast Pro 2012 is an international congress and exhibition, placing emphasis on shifting to higher value performance polymer technologies, production, and processing with increasing requirements for the converting and fabricating industry in the Middle East.
BASF presented two key subjects at Dubai Plast Pro 2012. Guest Speaker Burak Emiralioglu from BASF Turkey presented 'Recent Challenges in Coloration, Light Stabilization and Flame Retardant of Polypropylene (PP) Fibers', which covered recent trends and developments of the fiber industry, with a particular focus on PP Fibers. Emiralioglu emphasized that sustainability, quality and durability remain key attributes particularly when it comes to long-lasting products such as PP carpets, artificial turf and nonwoven applications. BASF innovative solutions and long-lasting know-how of high performance pigments, state of the art UV-light stabilizers and halogen-free flame retardants will enable fiber producers to solve current as well as future challenges, Emiralioglu added.
Guest Speaker Andreas Thuermer from BASF Switzerland presented 'Industry Focused Stabilization Concepts for Polyolefins and Selected Engineering Resin Applications' which covered efficient stabilization concepts for thermoplastics and the importance for consistency in processing as well as for a reliable long-term performance of the finished article. 'Selected examples covering polyethylene cables and rotational molding illustrate the impact of improved stabilization in respect of long-term stability and processing performance. Advanced stabilization for Polycarbonate and Polyester sheets & glazing add other examples of innovative applications, requiring improved performance for increasingly demanding needs of the industry', said Thuermer.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com.
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