Materials/Manufacturing

Elantas Acquires Von Roll to Emerge as Giant Provider of Electrical Insulation & Encapsulants for e-Mobility and Electrification Manufacturing 

With its acquisition of Von Roll, chemicals giant Altana’s encapsulation and insulation subsidiary Elantas emerges as a more powerful than ever supplier to the e-mobility and electrification manufacturing market. In late September, Elantas GmbH, a subsidiary of the specialty chemicals group Altana AG, finalized the purchase of a majority stake in Von Roll Holding AG that amounts to almost 89% of the company.  […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Aisin Develops Ultrahigh-Efficiency Motor Using Soft Magnetic Alloy from Tohoku Magnet Institute 

Aisin Corporation has developed an ultrahigh-efficiency motor jointly with Tohoku Magnet Institute using TMI’s newly developed nanocrystalline soft magnetic alloy, Nanomet. Aisin invested in TMI in June of last year and a prototype of the motor was exhibited at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2023, held recently in Yokohama. Both firms are based in Japan, and each contributed their technical capabilities to the development. TMI is an R&D spinout from Tohoku University where the alloy was invented.  […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Bosch Ramps Up Electric Motor Production in Charleston with More Than $260 Million in New Investment, Replacing Diesel Products 

Bosch workers in Charleston, South Carolina at the company’s largest production facility in the USA are learning the intricacies of magnets and hairpin windings as it transitions from a diesel power manufacturing site to electric motor production to meet the new demands of electrification and e-mobility. Production of electric motors began there in October and additional capacity being added is expected to be operational by the end of this year as Bosch expands its long history of mobility-related manufacturing with new electrification products.  […]

Fuel Cell / Hydrogen

Hexagon Purus Enables Zero Emission Mobility for a Cleaner Energy Future 

The global demand for zero-emission commercial vehicles is rising as the world is becoming ever more committed to combatting climate change. Hexagon Purus, with its purpose to help drive energy transformation through zero emission solutions, announces the opening of its new engineering and manufacturing facility for battery and hydrogen storage systems in Kelowna, Canada. This is Hexagon Purus’ second opening of a new manufacturing facility this year, following the successful opening of its new hydrogen cylinder production facility in Westminster, Maryland, USA in January. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Cyclic Materials Raises $27M to Scale Recycling Technology, Links up with Solvay and Arnold 

Creating a Circular Supply Chain for Rare Earth Elements and Critical Materials 

Cyclic Materials, a Canadian advanced metals recycling company focused on producing critical materials, today announced it has raised $27 million in an oversubscribed Series A financing. The money is flowing in quickly after accomplishing its first production run of rare earth magnetic material and forging a string of partnerships with magnetics industry notables. These include chemicals giant Solvay which is planning to build a major rare earths magnet operation in Europe, and Arnold Magnetic Technologies (see related article), among others. […]

Materials/Manufacturing

Clariant Labs Target Processing Chemicals for Decarbonization Minerals and Mine Tailings 

At new laboratories in the United Arab Emirates and in Brazil, global specialty chemicals company Clariant aims to develop improved solutions for processing decarbonization minerals and mines tailings. Rare earths for magnets and magnetic separations are important aspects of the new competence centers. Among the company’s core chemical products are catalysts and adsorbents used in fuel cells and hydrogen production.  […]