Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have acquired Gwent Electronic Materials Ltd., a leading manufacturer of conductive inks, pastes and powders for the printed electronic market.
With the acquisition of the United Kingdom-based company, Sun Chemical will expand its leading global position in the printed electronics marketplace. By combining Gwent’s complementary portfolio of products with Sun Chemical, customers will benefit from further innovative solutions for advanced printed electronics applications.
Gwent’s European-based production sites will also enhance Sun Chemical’s global conductive ink, paste and powder manufacturing capabilities while allowing further penetration into developing markets.
“The addition of Gwent’s diverse advanced electronic materials and tailor-made technologies will further expand Sun Chemical and DIC’s solutions portfolio for printed electronics globally,” said Mehran Yazdani, President of Sun Chemical Advanced Materials. “Sun Chemical has experienced tremendous growth in the global printed electronics market and this acquisition will help us expand into this strategic market and enable us to better serve our customers.”
Source: Sun Chemical
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?