Roger Hutchinson Joins the Palmer Holland Health & Nutrition Team

Cleveland, OH – Effective December 10, 2018 – Palmer Holland is pleased to announce that it has named Roger Hutchinson as Ingredient Consultant – Southeast for its Health & Nutrition team.


In his new role, Hutchinson’s responsibilities will include developing and executing on Palmer Holland’s commercial strategies, interfacing with customers and principals, and driving profitable growth. Hutchinson brings over 20 years of sales experience in the manufacturing and distribution segments for specialty ingredients as well as intimate knowledge of the extensive and diverse customer base throughout the region.


Hutchinson currently resides in Deland, FL and will be responsible for the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He is an active member of the International Food Technology (IFT), Private Label Manufacturers (PLMA), and Professional Manufacturing Confectioners (PMCA) Associations.


Palmer Holland’s rapidly expanding line of specialty, on-trend, and label-friendly ingredients from global manufacturing leaders is key to solving unmet customer needs in the marketplace. “Roger’s commercial experience coupled with his strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results make him the right person to help execute Palmer Holland’s strategic priorities and drive sustainable growth in the Southeast,” says Bret Horace, Sales Director – Health & Nutrition.


For more information, please email info@palmerholland.com. 

Arkema‚Äôs Clearstrength® XT100: Better Dispersion = Limited Impact on Viscosity

Gone are the days of being stuck with standard core-shell modifiers. No more will we have to suffer through a lack of toughness and increased viscosity. Arkema and Palmer Holland are proud to introduce Clearstrength® XT100. XT100 is a toughening agent designed to meet the most demanding technical requirements expected of thermoset applications such as structural adhesives and high performance composites.


Clearstrength® XT100 is an easily dispersible powder that provides outstanding viscosity control which translates to better application properties. For example, many composite materials made from an infusion process can see a significantly increased viscosity of the host system when introduced to other core shell impact modifiers. This effect is drastically reduced when using XT100 (see Fig. 1).


Fig. 1

 
Why use Clearstrength® XT100?

  • Easily dispersible powder in most liquid resin systems
  • Exhibits limited effect on liquid resin system viscosity
  • Provides outstanding toughening effect in a wide range of service temperatures
  • Increases toughness of thermoset systems
  • Replaces standard core-shell modifier powders as well as liquid masterbatches of pre-dispersed core-shell particles
  • Easily dispersed at very low shear rates
  • Best balance of properties. See Fig. 2 with XT100 in a methacrylate structural adhesive formulation


Fig. 2

 
Where should you use Clearstrength® XT100?

  • Thermoset systems such as structural adhesives and high performance composites. Most liquid resin systems such as methacrylate and epoxy resin.
  • In a wide range of applications such as building and construction, wind energy, bus and truck, marine, rail car, automotive, medical device, and sports equipment.

Click here to learn more about Clearstrength® XT100. Contact your Palmer Holland Account Manager for more information or request a sample



About Arkema
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com

allnex Debuts New Website Aimed At Superior Customer Service

In September of 2016, the company finalized the merger of Allnex with Nuplex, and in the time since has been in the process of combining all systems and departments into becoming one company. Both legacy companies were powerhouses in the chemical industry before the combination, and are now proud to reveal the combined website, bringing the best practices of both into one user-friendly, state-of-the-art website.


Besides showcasing the extensive history of commitment to innovation and engagement, as well as an unmatched global reach, the website also features a custom-created Product Finder.


“We are thrilled to launch this new website for our customers,” says Miguel Mantas, CEO. “When legacy Allnex and Nuplex combined two years ago, we kept our websites separate due to the large number of products both companies offered. Now, our existing and potential customers will have a much better tool to quickly narrow down their searches and find exactly what it is they’re looking for with a few simple clicks.”


The aforementioned Product Finder offers the ability to search for products based on a variety of categories, including but not limited to:

  • Region
  • Technology
  • Application
  • Performance
  • Chemistry
  • Formulation/Application Advantages
  • Green Attributes
  • Final Product Advantages
  • The Product Finder also enables users to enter keywords to simplify their search.

 
Sustainability/Markets

Keeping the goal of providing visitors with an optimal user experience in mind, allnex has completely rethought the way it offers information on specific markets on its website. With its new “Markets & Applications” section split into 24 segments, it is now easy for users to find exactly what they need for the market(s) they are active in and looking for solutions for, across several of our technologies, and in response to the latest market trends.


Sustainability also occupies a place of pride in the new allnex website. As the leading industrial coating resins company, sustainability is a key part of our continued success and commitment to our stakeholders. We embrace this responsibility and stay focused and dedicated to pursuing a greener and more sustainable future together with our customers. With our broad portfolio of technologies and sustainable focus, we are your ideal partner to smoothly and successfully make the transition to green solutions and believe that together, we can “shape a sustainable world”.


Being a global company, the new website also offers information not only in English, but in Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese.