March 11, 2014 – ICIS PET Value Chain: Navigating an Era of Change, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Making Conversion Easy was the title of the presentation delivered by Ralph Wagner, Director Marketing and Business Development for Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalysts. The presentation introduced Tyzor® ACtivate™ PET catalysts for bottle and film resin. Focus was placed on producer and converter cost savings and Dorf Ketal’s technical support to assist producers in converting to ACtivate™ catalysts. The presentation was part of the technology showcase which highlighted new innovations in PET resin production technology.

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February 13, 2014 – Dorf Ketal and Ashland Water Technologies enter strategic distribution partnership

Dorf Ketal Chemicals, LLC, a specialty chemical company serving the downstream refining and petrochemical industries, and Ashland Water Technologies, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), today announced they have entered a strategic distribution agreement within North America and the Caribbean. Under the terms of the agreement, Ashland Water Technologies will serve as Dorf Ketal’s sole distributor in the assigned territory, initially North America and the Caribbean.

View the press release here.

February 3-5, 2014 – The Packaging Conference, Orlando, FL USA – Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalysts LLC exhibited Tyzor® and Tyzor® ACtivate™ technology for PET resin production, printing ink adhesion on low surface energy polymeric film and esterification of polyester polyols for a broad range of CASE applications.

The Packaging Conference is dedicated to bringing leading-edge technology and market information to packaging supply chain participants in the following industries: beverage, food, household/industrial/agricultural chemicals, toiletries and cosmetics, health and beauty aids, pharmaceuticals, etc. For more info, visit packagingconference.

To learn more about Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalyst technology for the packaging industry, please visit our specialty catalyst page.