August 15, 2014 – Houston, Texas – Dorf Ketal Chemicals LLC has announced sponsorship of Auburn University’s new minor degree program in tribology, the science and engineering of friction, wear and lubrication. The program was created in cooperation with leading industry trade associations and suppliers to address the growing need for machine component reliability skills and lubrication technology expertise. It is the world’s first such minor degree program.Read the article.
August 06, 2014 – Mumbai, India - Global IT Consolidation – In the chemical industry, by and large, companies tend to underestimate long-term cost efficiencies and collaborative value that is brought about by optimizing internal IT platforms. However, Dorf Ketal bucked the trend and embarked on a global IT consolidation exercise led by Mr. Seshadri Viswanathan, Vice President – Information Technology, aimed at achieving cost savings and enhanced process and employee efficiencies. Chemical Weekly caught up with Mr. Seshadri to know more about how the IT consolidation exercise unfolded and the benefits that accrued to the company.Read the article.
July 14, 2014 – Plastics in Packaging, an industry trade publication based in the UK published an article on Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalyst’s Tyzor® ACtivate™ PET catalysts in their July 2014 issue. Written by Dan Weissmann, a free-lance writer and regular contributor to Plastics in Packaging, the article reviews the two decade history of non-antimony catalysts and concludes that the PET industry may finally have a new PET catalyst. The breakthrough with ACtivate™ technology is the delivery of cost saving of $4/MT PET to $24/MT PET across the PET value chain. The unrivaled technical support provided by Dorf Ketal minimizes the risk of conversion and accelerates the realization of savings.Read the article.
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