Cristina Ventayol is Technical Director at MORCHEM. Cristina is convinced that chemistry allows progress. And by using chemical expertise in the right way, chemistry can offer solutions and actually contribute to the environment.
One key-objective of MORCHEM. In the following video-interview she speaks about:
- The challenges of the chemical industries, also with regard to sustainability and health.
- Why MORCHEM is an innovator by using its expertise to make a difference, also to the environment.
- Circular economy and the philosophy of MORCHEM.
- Last but not least, the role of diversity within MORCHEM.
Find out more in the following interview.
The EU has introduced a mandatory training of diisocyanates workers according to REACH restriction – published in the Official Journal of the European Union in August 2020 and which will become effective in August 2023, providing a transition period of 3 years. This regulation, addressed to industrial and professional uses of diisocyanates introduces new minimum training requirements for workers handling this substance and mixtures containing them.
The European associations ISOPA and ALIPA, strongly committed with this new regulation, are already working together with other industry-associations, such as IVK and FEICA on an online training platform, which will provide different levels of training based on the risk categorizations.
MORCHEM has been included in this Pilot Phase for “Safe use and handling of diisocyanates training”, in accordance with the legal training requirements of this REACH regulation.
The MORCHEM team has finished the full Level 1 training, and we are very proud of being one of the first companies in Europe which has successfully completed this training and received the corresponding certificates.
Our aim is working together for a safe and secure future for the Polyurethane industry.
FONTANAR (Guadalajara), 14th June 2021
On 14th June, the President of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, inaugurated the new MORCHEM plant in Fontanar.
This event was initially scheduled for 16th March 2020, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 state of alarm situation.
The event was held with a reduced circle of people respecting the allowed capacity limits at the time and was attended by several authorities from Castilla la Mancha: In addition to the President of the regional government of Castilla-La Mancha, we were joined by Ms. Patricia Franco, Councillor of Economy, Business and Employment of the regional government of Castilla-La Mancha, Mr. José Luis Vega Pérez, President of the Provincial Council of Guadalajara and Mr. Víctor San Vidal, Mayor President of the City Council of Fontanar.
The new plant, built in a record time of 16 months on a 30,000 m2 plot, and after an investment of more than 25 million Euros, is focused on the manufacture of high volume polyurethane and polyester adhesives and is one of the most innovative factories in Europe, with fully automated facilities.
Despite the pandemic situation we decided to start up in April 2020. The good coordination and dedication of the teams of Fontanar and Las Franquesas allowed us to successfully start up the new plant little by little.
We would like to thank the regional government of Castilla La Mancha for all the support received for this project, as well as the City Council and the people of Fontanar for their warm welcome and hospitality.
Hereafter you will find an interview with our CEO, Helmut Schaeidt Murga.
MORCHEM is one of the leading manufacturers for sustainable and compostable PU-adhesives. DIN certified. And one year ago we also opened a new production plant near Madrid, which is one of the most innovative factories of PU-based adhesives in Europe.
In this video Helmut Schaeidt Murga will talk about:
- Current situation and future plans of MORCHEM (Min. 00:30)
- Product portfolio MORCHEM (04:37)
- New production-plant in Madrid (07:00)
- Global organization of MORCHEM (07:45)
- How MORCHEM is successful, despite Corona (08:55)
- Sustainability at MORCHEM (12:40)
- Upcoming innovations and services at MORCHEM (15:07)
- MORCHEM Philosophy (18:25)
INSTALLATION OF NEW REGENERATIVE THERMAL OXIDIZER (RTO)
In line with its environmental protection policy, MORCHEM has started in its plant in Fontanar a newly installed Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO), one of today’s most advanced air pollution control technologies across industry.
This process unit is designed to treat volatile organic compounds (VOCs) via thermal oxidation at very high temperature and release a clean air flow into the atmosphere.
At the same time part of the combustion energy is recovered improving the energy efficiency of the system. Environmental protection is one of the pillars of MORCHEM’s sustainability strategy.
Important step to support our customer needs
MORCHEM is happy to announce the opening of its new Applications Laboratory in Munich, Germany, a strategic location in Central Europe.
Together with the Application Laboratory in Les Franqueses (Spain) its operational lab capacity has increased significantly and can therefore better meet its customer’s needs.
MORCHEM, being a very customer oriented company, works in lockstep with the market requirements offering its services for new applications and providing added value solutions.
Built with state-of-the-art equipment, the new laboratory offers extensive possibilities and testing solutions to ensure the best results with MORCHEM being your real partner. At the same time, Morchem’s highly trained Technical Service Team can also support you on site to enable a successful scale up.
The new Morchem PL 277 A plus CF 746 has been tested at Bobst Italia’s Competence Center in the new BOBST NOVA SX 550 laminating machine.
Duplex structure Printed Polyester with Polyethylene EVOH-PE successfully laminated at more than 350 metres per minute delivering excellent wettability and perfect optical appearance with no bubble formation at the given speed.
Morchem PL 277 A plus CF 746 is a fast curing and fast PAA decay solvent free laminating adhesive especially designed to cover the high demanding market of double barrier films like Printed Polyester with Polyethylene EVOH-PE or Nylon-EVOH-PE and Printed Polyester with Aluminium.
We would like to thank BOBST for their cooperation during our visit at their Competence Center in San Giorgio Monferrato.
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The latest webinar session about productivity organised by COMEXI and MORCHEM on April 15th was a real success with a great number of attendees.
The presenters walked the attendees through value propositions to improve and optimise productivity in solvent free lamination processes, including a demo and a converter testimonial.
Our solvent free modular adhesive MORCHEM PL 262 A + CF-60 and CF-62 is recognised as an excellent tool to increase lamination speed having moreover a short curing process and a fast PAA decay.
We would like to thank all webinar attendees as well as COMEXI for the perfect organisation and also Mr. Galvez for providing his testimonial.
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MORCHEM is proud to announce that we are Gold Sponsors of the SPECIALTY PACKAGING FILMS VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2021. The event will take place from 23rd to 25th March and will explore how to deliver competitive advantage through optimised design and use of innovative materials and technologies for retail and industrial flexible packaging applications in Asia.
In this context, our Area Sales Manager for SEA, Mr. Chi Kai Lee, will give a presentation about “Reducing VOC’s in the Flexible Packaging Process”, addressing a very important and topical issue in the flexible packaging world.