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The name change is effective immediately.
The purpose is to visibly incorporate the company within the DOMO Group brand identity and to clearly indicate its core business and related scope: providing customers with solutions based on more than 40 years of expertise and full upstream integration with the nylon 6 chemical chain.
The company has been part of the DOMO Chemicals Group since July 2014 and has operated a new German BOPA plant since 2018.
Domo Film Solutions has a strong focus on sustainability and innovation of films for flexible packaging and other technical applications. A good example is the launch of its new Nyleen™ brand.
This family of nylon films has a low carbon footprint compared to standard nylon film, according to a comparison between Ecoinvent 3.3 data and an LCA assessment performed by Quantis. Details of the study are available on request
Introducing DOMO Film Solutions, the company’s Managing Director, Attilio Annoni said: “DOMO Film Solutions is committed to the sustainable future of nylon. The introduction of Nyleen™ is only the first step. We want to go further: in the short term, the company will launch the first-ever vertically recycled/recyclable nylon film; the film team is also developing strategic partnerships with the aim of investigating bio-based solutions.”
During their tour through the visitor information center at InfraLeuna, Dr Christof Günther told the visitors about the history, development and the prospects of the long-established chemical industrial complex.
“The royal visit to the Leuna chemical industrial complex makes us extremely proud. For InfraLeuna and all of its employees, it is a very special honor that the Belgian king and queen stopped by to find out about the positive development and the future outlook of our chemical complex,” explains Dr. Christof Günther. “After undergoing extensive restructuring and modernization, Leuna now sets the standards for Europe’s chemical industry in terms of competitiveness and focus on growth. The Belgian company DOMO took over the Caprolactam division of Leuna-Werke (Leuna sites) in 1994 and developed it into a uniquely integrated polyamide manufacturer. As a result of that, we are pleased to further strengthen our good relations with Belgium.”
During the subsequent exchange of ideas and experience under the direction of the Minister President Dr. Reiner Haseloff, attention was placed primarily on the “economic transformation process following Germany's reunification.
“Saxony-Anhalt did extremely well in managing the difficult transformation process that followed 1990. That applies in particular to the chemical industry. Chemical parks like Leuna are the best example of this. Here companies find outstanding location factors. I am very pleased that many foreign companies like DOMO Chemicals have also recognized this. Foreign investments are an important driver for our economy. Thus, Saxony-Anhalt continues to enjoy a promising future as a location,” emphasized Minister President Haseloff.
During their tour of the site, the guests gained an impressive overview of the Leuna chemical industrial complex as it is today. The royal couple’s visit to Leuna ended with a tour of DOMO's production facility for high-quality polyamide film, which started operation in 2018. Jan De Clerck and his spouse Martine Van den Weghe personally greeted the king and queen at DOMO’s production site: “For DOMO Chemicals and for me personally, it is an extraordinary honor to be able to show the king and queen of Belgium our state-of-the-art film production facility. Twenty-five years ago, DOMO settled here at the Leuna chemical industrial complex, since then with Belgian roots, and has invested more than EUR 650 million in the location. With over 600 employees at Leuna, DOMO is one of the largest employers in the region,” explains De Clerck.
DOMO Chemicals is a leading fully integrated supplier of high quality materials and solutions with a strong focus on sustainability, such as its ecological ECONAMID® range of engineering plastics. The company offers worldwide an extensive range of nylon 6 intermediates, nylon 6 resins, engineering plastics, fertilizers, packaging films and other petrochemical products. DOMO’s innovative solutions and services cater to the automotive, food packaging, medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemicals and electronics industries. DOMO currently has an annual turnover of approx. EUR 900 million with about 1100 employees.
Leuna as a chemical park stands for dynamism, innovation and maximum efficiency. Both international corporations and medium-sized enterprises have invested more than EUR 6 billion in the location since 1990, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Today, Leuna ranks as one of the leading sites for modern chemistry in Eu-rope.
The interconnections between material and energy industries, a capable infrastructure as well as its excellent strategic location at the heart of Europe are decisive factors for the location’s competitiveness and economic strength. In addition to that, there are also approx. 10,000 people working in more than 100 companies and a production of twelve million tons of goods here every year.
The chemical industry's long-standing tradition in the region lends to the deep bond existing with the people who live and work here. Professionals and specialists who teach and study at the local colleges and universities safeguard the innovative ca-pacity of the companies.
The location’s production profile is diverse. A highly flexible and efficient infrastructure permits traditional bulk chemistry as well as activities in specialty chemistry, which is increasing becoming the focus of many companies. While the advantageous supply of essential raw materials is safeguarded by the connection to the refinery and the interregional pipeline network, local research institutes provide the appropriate structures for developing highly specific products. Local companies also benefit from a well-developed and complex feedstock integration that promotes synergy effects.
The consistent implementation of the chemical park concept, with InfraLeuna GmbH as independent operator of all infrastructures, ensures the synergy effects of the Leuna chemical industrial complex and offers the underlying conditions for a cost-optimized and efficient production of local companies.
InfraLeuna’s comprehensive range encompasses the redundant supply of steam, electricity, fresh water and drinking water as well as wastewater disposal and other services. Even complex logistics services are provided. The owners of InfraLeuna are solely local companies that operate their own facilities at the chemical industrial complex. In this context, the most important thing is always the business success for customers and the further development of the chemical industrial complex as a whole.
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The carbon fibers also provide reduced surface and volume resistivity for various different levels of electrical conductivity, from anti-static and static dissipation properties to high electrical conductivity. These additional properties can be used by OEM and TIER in the development of connectors, fuel filtering components, LIDAR, camera housings and electronic components. “As mobility continues to play a major role in sustainable economic growth, OEMs and suppliers are faced with increasing demands from regulators and consumers to reduce its environmental impact”, says Sergio Moriano. “Lightweighting has been key in cutting the fuel consumption of combustion vehicles as well as extending the range of electric vehicles and reducing overall CO2 emissions. However, further eco-improvements require engineering materials that will also provide a more environmental mass balance based on recycled feedstock in a circular plastics economy. This is where our ECONAMID® AIR compounds have a perfect strategic fit.”
ECONAMID® AIR is the ecological choice where carbon filled polyamide compounds are needed. Their proprietary technology combines 100 percent upcycled polyamide feedstock from nylon fiber yarn and film production waste with high-quality recycled carbon fibers. The resulting PA6, PA66 and PA66/6 materials enable a significant reduction of CO2 emissions without compromising mechanical properties. A comprehensive life cycle study has also revealed a superior eco-balance for ECONAMID® over virgin PA in terms of water consumption and non-renewable energy used.
Besides excellent stiffness and electrical conductivity, ECONAMID® AIR compounds offer high tensile and impact strength comparable to virgin PA with prime carbon fibers. In addition, they also provide enhanced tribological properties, high heat deflection temperature and excellent flame retardancy. Many of DOMO’s advanced ECONAMID® material solutions are custom-developed in close collaboration with business partners. The product offering is complemented by specialized prototyping and simulation services, helping engineers design high-performance, aesthetic and safer applications with minimized environmental impact.
DOMO Chemicals is a leading producer of high-quality engineering materials for a diverse range of markets, including the automotive, food, medical, pharmaceutical, chemicals and electronics industries. The company offers a complete portfolio of integrated nylon 6 products, including intermediates, resins, engineering plastics and packaging film and distribution of petrochemical products. Headquartered in Germany, the family-owned company leverages advanced technol-ogy and consumer insights to deliver sustainable & innovative solutions. DOMO generated 2018 sales over EUR 900 million and employs approximately 1100 employees worldwide.
For DOMO Chemicals, decisive advantages arise from the intensified cooperation with TOTAL. "This new unit will secure us an excellent competitive position in the global market in the long term. Access to benzene as a strategic raw material is crucial for our integrated polyamide 6 chain", says Luc De Raedt, Managing Director of DOMO Caproleuna GmbH.
DOMO and the TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland have been working closely together for years. The refinery already supplies propylene, an important feedstock for the production of Caprolactam and polyamide 6. Polyamide 6 is used, among others, for the production of flexible packaging films in the food and pharmaceutical industries, for injection molded parts in the automotive sector and for textile industry applications.
"This is a win-win development. It strengthens our integration in the more than 100-year-old chemical park as well as our partnership-based relationships with our neighbors by producing a new petrochemical product. At the end, we are making the complex more competitive. We are grateful for this enhancement of our product portfolio fully in line with our strategy and targeting sustainable market" says Dr. Willi Frantz, Managing Director of the TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland.
"I am delighted that TOTAL and DOMO, two of the most well-known companies in Leuna and with a total of almost 1,200 employees, have inaugurated a benzene extraction plant. The project is also related to the synergy effects of a chemical park. It underscores the great success of this model, which we developed in Saxony-Anhalt" emphasizes Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt.
"The investment by TOTAL and DOMO is an important step towards further strengthening the network at our chemical site Leuna. The project impressively shows how successful synergy potentials can be tapped successfully in Leuna in close and trusting cooperation across company boundaries" says Christof Günther, Managing Director of InfraLeuna GmbH.
DOMO Chemicals is a global material engineering company. Being a privately-owned German Chemical Company with manufacturing activities in Germany, Italy, China, India and North America, DOMO Chemicals is a leading highly integrated caprolactam and nylon 6 specialist, operating worldwide in the field of nylon 6 intermediates (including caprolactam, cyclohexanone, phenol, acetone), nylon 6 resins, nylon 6 engineering plastics, engineering plastics compounds, nylon 6 packaging film, fertilizers and distribution of petrochemical products. Domo Chemicals, based in Leuna, Germany, has at date a turnover of 900 million Euro with 900 employees. More information at: www.domochemicals.com
TOTAL Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH is one of the most modern refineries in Europe. It employs around 630 people. It has a maximum processing capacity of 12 million tons of crude oil per year. In addition to gasoline, diesel and heating oil, the product range includes LPG, naphtha, aviation fuel, bitumen and methanol. The refinery covers the needs of approximately 1,300 service stations in central Germany. Total operates the fourth largest service stations network in Germany and is one of the leading suppliers of petroleum products. Further information at: www.total-raffinerie.de
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. www.total.com
DOMO Engineering Plastics is part of DOMO Chemicals, a German based, worldwide operating polyamide expert and material engineering company.
The engineering plastics division has production facilities in Germany, Italy, US, India and China. Its local sales, customer service and technical service teams are dedicated to provide solutions for a multitude of industries, from automotive, to E&E, oil and gas, sports & leisure, consumer goods and industrial applications.
The strength of its full range offer on the East European market is its high and stable worldwide reputed product quality and expertise, its customized service, and its innovative drive.
Products highlighted on the Plastpol are DOMAMID®, polyamide PA6 and PA66 based compounds for developed for high fluidity, stiffness and aesthetic appeal, ECONAMID®, PA6 and PA66 compounds, based on environmentally sustainable feedstock (low CO2 footprint), offering a sustainable choice for many applications in a wide variety of markets and THERMEC™, compounds with enhanced performance at high temperatures.
DOMO will also showcase 2 new materials, ECONAMID® AIR, a carbon fiber reinforced sustainable polyamide range for lightweight and sustainability solutions with top mechanical performances, and THERMEC™ ZED, designed for high-end 3D applications.
Domo Engineering Plastics US operates a production facility for engineered plastics compounds in Buford, GA. Domo EP US is part of DOMO’s engineering plastics compounds production network with facilities in Germany, Italy, India and China. Domo’s local sales, customer service and technical service teams are dedicated to the NAFTA market, commercializing compounded engineering thermoplastics for automotive, oil and gas, sports & leisure, consumer goods and industrial applications. Products highlighted on the NPE are DOMAMID®, polyamide PA6 and PA66 based compounds developed for high fluidity, stiffness and aesthetic appeal, ECONAMID® PA6 and PA66 compounds, based on environmentally sustainable feedstock, offering a sustainable choice for many applications in a wide variety of markets and THERMEC™, compounds with enhanced performance at high temperatures.
The DOMO Nylon & Intermediates division, based in Leuna, Germany, commercializes in the US its wide portfolio of PA 6 virgin resins with applications in engineering plastics, fibres & film extrusion. On the NPE 2018 new PA6 grades in all three segments are highlighted: DOMAMID®H22, a new, ultra-low viscosity polyamide for the engineering plastics business, being a high-flow, easy processable virgin polymer, perfectly suited for highly filled compounds, and suitable for long glass fibres in regards to nearly all injection molding applications. DOMAMID®H27 S05 targets the fiber business : a modified PA6 for BCF, which achieves 30% lower shrinkage during heat setting compared to average shrinkage in case of using standard PA6. For film extrusion, a new high viscosity range with DOMAMID®H33, H36 and H40 is now available; either pure or in finished version (lubricated or lubricated and nucleated).
DOMO Nylon Film division (Cfp Flexible Packaging Spa, based in Cesano Maderno, Italy), is a specialist in high performing Nylon films (both be-axially oriented and cast non-oriented) for flexible packaging and other technical sectors, such as building insulation systems. The technical properties of FILMON® films enhance consumer products protection, extend their shelf life and result in a more sustainable and profitable supply chain. With FILMON® the most innovative packaging design solutions are possible in a range of applications including food, pharma, medical and other technical and industrial uses.
DOMO Chemicals will exhibit its range of products and solutions at NPE 2018, South Hall, Level 1, Booth: S24077 + S24085
DOMO Chemicals is a global material engineering company. Being a privately-owned German Chemical Company with manufacturing activities in Germany, Italy, China, India and North America, DOMO Chemicals is a leading highly integrated caprolactam and nylon 6 specialist, operating worldwide in the field of nylon 6 intermediates (caprolactam, cyclohexanone, phenol, acetone, etc.), nylon 6 resins, nylon 6 engineering plastics, engineering plastics compounds, nylon 6 packaging film, fertilizers and distribution of petrochemical products. Domo Chemicals, based in Leuna, Germany, has at date a turnover of 900 million Euro with 900 employees and facilities in Germany, Italy, China, USA and India.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the Nylon films and in the flexible packaging industries, Vuorenpää will focus on innovation and sustainability, bringing a level of managerial strength and expertise that matches the company’s growth strategy.
Previously, he served as Plant Manager of the Finnish-based Nylon film manufacturer Biaxis Ltd and the General Manager, of Sojitz Europe plc, Chemicals Department No.2, a Japanese raw materials and films distributor for the flexible packaging industry. Vuorenpää also worked as R&D Director at the flexible packaging converter Wipak Gryspeert, developing plastic packaging materials and film solutions for the food and consumer goods industries.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work in such an entrepreneurial environ-ment. DOMO is a fast, highly innovative company, covering the entire value chain, providing customers with an unmatched value proposition in terms of sustainable so-lutions and services.”
CFP has grown strongly in the past 24 months, a path that Managing Director, Attilio Annoni, said will continue as the company moves forward.
“DOMO Chemicals recently invested in new production capacity in Germany, consoli-dating its leadership in premium Nylon film solutions for the flexible packaging indus-try in food and pharmaceutical applications. The investment will help Domo to better serve northern, eastern and central European markets and enable unique end-to-end integration from benzene to Nylon films extrusion”.
Vuorenpää’s appointment, and focus on innovation and sustainability, will further strengthen DOMO Nylon Film’s market position, within and outside Europe, in food, pharma, medical and other technical segments, and help the company to contribute to industry sustainability developments and circular economy initiatives.
“Looking forward to bring to the market new materials and new filaments for 3D printing with unique properties, specially designed for industrial applications”, states Antonio Berera, R&D Manager of Ciceri de Mondel. “We strongly value the strategic cooperation with DOMO Engineering Plastics which brought to the development of THERMEC™ ZED by FILOALFA®. The filament immediately found an outstanding application in the production of customized hulls for an innovative electric motorcycles producer. THERMEC™ ZED is an extremely resilient material, with excellent dimensional stability, sandable and paintable. The result obtained in terms of aesthetics is astonishing.”
This innovative material guarantees excellent adhesion between layers, prevents delamination and ensures minimal shrinkage during the printing process. The material has an excellent processability, exceptional mechanical properties and guarantees fast cycle times.
THERMEC™ ZED has a very high chemical inertia. Up to 200°C, no known solvent affects it, and it is inherently flame retardant.
“We are thrilled to partner with Ciceri de Mondel and showcase our products in the FFF 3D printing world”, says Domenico Lo Curto, Product Manager at DOMO EP. “Their passion and dedication to producing quality 3D filaments is already well known. It has been an incredible experience to design this material alongside their expert team.”
THERMEC™ ZED by FILOALFA® will be presented officially at Mecspe 2018, from 22nd to 24th March in Parma (Pav. 6 Stand J41), and it is already available on the market distributed by Ciceri de Mondel.
“DOMO is making major efforts to accelerate the development of sustainable solutions that bring value to our customers’ businesses, while acting responsibly towards the environment, employees and communities,” says Bult.
Also at the conference, Philippe Guerineau, VP Sales & Marketing in the company’s Nylon & Intermediates business unit, will join a panel discussion at the conference to discuss on the economic outlook and the future of the polyamide industry. DOMO will be holding consultations and exclusive events for its customers as well.
DOMO Chemicals will be gold sponsor of the 2019 Wood Mackenzie European Nylon Conference for the first time. The annual conference is the premier event for the nylon industry.
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