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Relyon plasma based in Regensburg, Germany, a subsidiary of TDK Electronics, presents the world's smallest and highly effective plasma handheld device piezobrush® PZ3 with PDD® tech-nology. It is used for the simple, efficient and mobile utilization of cold atmospheric pressure plasma for surface treatment of plastics, metals and natural materials. The plasma treatment activates, functionalizes and cleans surfaces. This significantly improves the quality of subse-quent processes such as bonding, printing, varnishing or coating.

The demand for protective clothing has increased significantly in recent weeks in hospitals and other health care facilities due to the Covid 19 crisis. To meet this demand, Walki has acted quickly and developed a new material that meets the strict quality requirements. "Walki has a reputation for producing sustainable laminates for a wide range of applications from construction to packaging and therefore has extensive knowledge of materials. Doctors, hospitals and other healthcare professionals have asked us if we can supply them with protective clothing," explains Bart Vansteenkiste, Business Development Manager Engineered Materials at Walki.

As part of its global solidarity program in the fight against the corona crisis, Henkel has announced that it will make production capacities available at short notice for the manufacture of disinfectants. Within just one week, a production plant at the Düsseldorf site was converted and the first 25,000 liters of hand disinfectants were produced. Henkel donated them to surrounding hospitals and public institutions. Next week, production will continue and about the same amount of disinfectant will be produced again.

The plastic-free eco-barrier board MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is certified by DIN CERTCO for industrial and non-industrial compostability. The industrial certification has been granted according to DIN EN 13432 and ASTM D6400, the non-industrial certification according to NF T 51-800. The eco-barrier board is manufactured by Metsä Board, the leading European producer of lightweight premium board and a member of the Metsä Group.

Flint Group Packaging Inks Europe today confirms the implementation of a solvent surcharge for its solvent-based inks and coatings in Europe, effective 1st April 2020. The surcharge will be implemented as promptly as possible and will vary depending upon the specific product portfolio and commercial terms each customer has in place. The surcharge will remain active until the current raw material volatility subsides. Orders received up until 31st March 2020 will not be affected.

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