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15.11.2017

Arkema Announces a Partnership with EOS in Additive Manufacturing

The Formnext tradeshow held in Frankfurt (Germany) from 14 to 17 November 2017 is the opportunity for Arkema to announce a development partnership in high temperature powders with EOS, pioneer and innovator of additive manufacturing solutions, and showcase its wide range of 3D printing solutions. The...
15.11.2017

Sika Acquires Butterfield Color in the US

Sika has acquired Butterfield Color, Inc. a US-based market leader in the production of decorative concrete floor products and systems. The acquisition will accelerate Sika’s growth by bringing the most comprehensive range of solutions for concrete contractors in the North American construction...
15.11.2017

TUBALL Nanotube-Based Concentrates Recognised as the Most Innovative Raw Material for Composites by JEC Group

JEC Group has awarded 12 innovative companies during the JEC Asia 2017 show, held on 1–3 November in Seoul, South Korea. The winner in the Raw Materials category is OCSiAl, the world leader in manufacturing single wall carbon nanotubes, for their product TUBALL MATRIX, the first-ever industrial...
15.11.2017

Songwon Launches New Absorbers for Demanding Coatings Applications

Songwon is expanding its range of ultraviolet absorbers (UVAs) for high performance coatings and is now launching two new products, SONGSORB® CS 400 and SONGSORB® CS 384-2. The two UVAs can both be used in combination with a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) such as SONGSORB® CS AQ01,...
15.11.2017
15.11.2017

Evonik Launches New Sterile and Ultra-low-metal Content Bioresorbable Polymers

Evonik, a global leader in biomaterials, is expanding its RESOMER® portfolio of bioresorbable polymers for controlled-release parenteral drug formulations. It now offers RESOMER® Zero and RESOMER® Sterile versions of both its standard RESOMER® polymers and RESOMER® Select customized...
15.11.2017

Clariant Signs Agreement with RTI International to Supply Unique Sorbent for Warm Gas Desulfurization Technology

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the signing of a global licensing agreement with RTI International granting Clariant exclusive rights of supply for their solid sorbent material which is vital for RTI’s warm gas desulfurization process (WDP) technology. WDP is an...
15.11.2017

Bühler Sells 80% of Polymetrix Shares to Sanlian

The Bühler Group sold 80% of its share holding of Polymetrix to the Chinese engineering group Sanlian and remains a minority shareholder. After the closing, Polymetrix will operate under the name of Polymetrix, a Sanlian-Bühler Company. The Bühler Group held again 100% of Polymetrix after...
15.11.2017
15.11.2017

PPG Expects More Blue Automobiles on the Road in 2018

PPG unveiled its automotive color trends and data, citing blue as the fastest-growing color for automobiles across the world. In 2016, PPG data showed that blue increased by 3 percent as a preference for luxury, midsize and compact cars. This upward trend continued across a number of regions worldwide...
07.11.2017

US Starts Antidumping Probe on PET from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan

The US Department of Commerce has begun an antidumping probe into PET imports from Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan, it said late Tuesday. The investigation follows petitions from DAK Americas, Indorama Ventures USA, M&G Polymers USA, and Nan Ya Plastics Corp. on September 26,...
07.11.2017

SK Inks Agreement to Acquire Dow's Polyvinylidene Chloride Business

SK Global Chemical, a subsidiary of SK Innovation, has entered into an agreement with Dow Chemical to purchase Dow's polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) business for an undisclosed amount. Through the agreement, SK Global will acquire all of Dow's PVDC business, including its production facility...
07.11.2017

PhosAgro-Cherepovets Merger with Apatit Completed

PhosAgro, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers of phosphate-based fertilizer and high-grade phosphate rock, announces the completion of the merger of JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets into JSC Apatit (Cherepovets). 1 November 2017 JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets ceases its activities as...
07.11.2017

Solvay Expands Its Thermal Management Solutions for Automotive with New High-Performance Ryton PPS and Amodel PPA Specialty Polymers

Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, unveiled a significant expansion to its portfolio of thermal management solutions with the introduction of Ryton® R-4-300 polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and the new Amodel® A-89XX series of polyphthalamide (PPA) polymers. The latest addition...
07.11.2017

Wacker Expands Technical Center in Adrian and Opens a New Laboratory for Industrial Applications of Cyclodextrins

Munich-based chemicals group Wacker is expanding the service portfolio of its technical center in Adrian, Michigan, USA. For the first time, WACKER is establishing a global laboratory dedicated to developing and commercializing new industrial applications for its cyclodextrin products. These organic,...
02.11.2017

AkzoNobel Confirms Constructive Discussions with Axalta Regarding Potential Merger

In response to market speculation, AkzoNobel confirms it is currently in constructive discussions regarding a merger of the AkzoNobel Paints & Coatings business with Axalta. This will create a leading global paints & coatings company through a merger of equals. AkzoNobel confirms that its separation...
02.11.2017

Praxair Starts Up VPSA Plants in South Korean Petrochemical Complex

Praxair, Inc. announced it has started up three new vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plants at the Daesan petrochemical complex located on the west coast of the Korean peninsula. Praxair will start up a fourth VPSA plant in early 2018. Under a long-term contract, the VPSA plants will supply a...
02.11.2017

Stepan Oilfield Solutions to Present Novel Foams for High-Temperature Applications at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi

Stepan Oilfield Solutions, a market vertical within Stepan Company, will be presenting on its development of novel foams for high temperature steam applications at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), Nov. 13 – 16 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates....
02.11.2017

Jungbunzlauer Launches Tributyl Citrate CITROFOL Eco Based on Natural n-butanol

Jungbunzlauer, a global leader in citrate ester production, launches two new citrate ester plasticisers, CITROFOL® BI eco and CITROFOL® BII eco. Both new varieties are based on natural butanol, produced by fermentation with renewable resources. CITROFOL® BII eco now has a bio-based share...
02.11.2017

Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company Selects KBR VCC Technology

KBR, Inc. announced it has entered into an Engineering Agreement for the Residue Hydroprocessing unit at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery (JPRC) Expansion Project. This award follows an earlier decision for KBR as selected licensor for its proprietary Veba Combi Cracking (VCC) technology. KBR will provide...
02.11.2017
02.11.2017

BASF and Poietis Sign New Agreement on 3D Bioprinting Technology

Two years after concluding an agreement on research and development in cosmetics, BASF and Poietis announced today the signature of a framework agreement on further development and services in the field of 3D bioprinting technology. The main goal is to further improve the 3D laser-assisted bioprinted...
26.10.2017

Clariant Announces Mining Solutions Support for Mexico

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals to the mining industry, announced at the Expo Mineria 2017 that for the first time the company is expanding its comprehensive suite of mining-specific product innovations and technical expertise to customers in Mexico. Clariant has been supporting Latin...
26.10.2017

DuPont Launches New Tychem 2000 SFR Protective Apparel Garments

DuPont Protection Solutions today announced the launch of DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 SFR, a new chemical and secondary flame protection garment. This latest addition to the broad offering of DuPont™ Tyvek® and Tychem® protective apparel solutions is designed for use in refineries, petrochemical...
26.10.2017

Turkey and Qatar Use Science to Strengthen National Ties

The Qatar National Research Fund, an education foundation in Doha, has pledged to strengthen research partnerships with TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Gulf News reports Orkun Hasekioglu, Vice-President of TUBITAK, said at the launch of a joint funding initiative...
26.10.2017

SABIC to Launch New High-impact Strength Filament for Additive Manufacturing at Formnext 2017

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will introduce at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, a unique new fused deposition modeling filament that delivers markedly improved impact resistance compared to currently available filaments. The new product, suitable for potential aerospace, consumer...
26.10.2017

Solvay Selling Its Trademark Bi-Ex to ProPHOS Chemicals

Solvay and ProPHOS Chemicals announce that they have reached a sales agreement about the trademark Bi-Ex®, which includes the transfer of Solvay's trademark rights to ProPHOS. Bi-Ex® is a powder used as an extinguisher agent for class BC fires.  By purchasing this widely recognized...
26.10.2017

PhosAgro to Lease from Gazprombank 500 New Hoppers Built by United Wagon Company for RUB 2.9 billion With Purchase Option

PhosAgro, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, announces that it has signed an agreement with Gazprombank Leasing, a leading Russian and European leasing company, to lease 500 next-generation hoppers for fertilizer transportation. The agreement...
26.10.2017

For magazine subscribers only BASF Opens Acrylamide Plant in China

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10.10.2017

Shin-Etsu Chemical to Expand Its Production Capacity of Optical Fiber Preform

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., will expand its global production capacity of optical fiber ingot (preform), both in Japan and internationally, by investing a total of ¥18 billion. Presently, Shin-Etsu Chemical is producing preform at three manufacturing bases: Shin-Etsu’s Kashima Plant in Kamisu...
10.10.2017

For magazine subscribers only Indorama Ventures Acquires DuPont Teijin Films

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10.10.2017

Mitsui Chemicals Commencing Operations at Augmented Production Facilities for Thermoplastic Olefinic Elastomer MILASTOMER

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has been working on a one-line production augmentation (5,000 tons/annum) for MILASTOMER™ at its wholly owned domestic subsidiary Sun Alloys Co., Ltd., in response to an upswing in demand for thermoplastic olefinic elastomers. Operations at the facility commenced on October...
10.10.2017

SABIC Gets Cracking in New Dutch Polypropylene Plant

SABIC continued its global expansion with the inauguration of a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location. In line with SABIC’s strategic commitment to customer-driven...
10.10.2017

BASF Opens a Production Site of Construction Chemicals in Saint Petersburg

BASF, a leading manufacturer of construction chemicals, officially commissioned a new plant in Saint Petersburg. The event was attended by political representatives from the Russian Federation and Germany as well as the representatives of BASF. The new plant has three lines which produce, respectively,...
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