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11.07.2017

Arkema Invests in the Biosourced Polyamide 11 Project in Asia

Arkema announces an investment plan of some 300 million euros over five years in the biosourced polyamide 11 chain. This major investment will enable the Group to increase by 50% its polyamide 11 global production capacities.  Over the next five years, the Group plans to invest some 300 million...
11.07.2017

New Ineos Oxide Units Would Produce a Variety of Oxo Chemical Derivatives Including 2-Ethyl Hexanoic Acid and Polyalcohols

Following the recent acquisition of Arkema’s 50% share of Oxochimie, INEOS Oxide has completed a strategic review of the business and is now moving forward with an engineering study into the production of an array of oxo chemical derivatives, including 2-ethyl hexanoic acid and polyalcohols, such...
11.07.2017

For magazine subscribers only India Extends Soda Ash Anti-dumping Duty to 2018

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11.07.2017

Lohmann has Developed a New Adhesive System for the Electronics Industry

The new DuploCOLL® Heat and Chemical Resistance (HCR) range is the ideal solution when it comes to the use of silicone-free and temperature-resistant adhesives in the automotive and electronics industries. These modern bonding systems are increasingly in demand, particularly in the above-mentioned...
11.07.2017

ZC Rubber and Bekaert has Signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement

ZC Rubber has signed strategic cooperation agreement with Bekaert, the global top steel cord supplier, and will focus on the development of steel cord on green tire. Bekaert is the world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings with headquarters in Belgium. ZC Rubber is...
11.07.2017
11.07.2017

NOVA Chemicals Announces the Closing of its Acquisition of Williams’ Ownership Interest in Geismar, Louisiana Olefins Plant

NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Williams Partners L.P.’s indirect 88.46% ownership interest in the Geismar, Louisiana olefins plant. As part of the deal, NOVA Chemicals now owns approximately 525 acres of undeveloped land adjacent...
11.07.2017

Sartomer Launched New Adhesion Oligomer PRO22019, Designed for UV Curable Coatings and Inks

Sartomer Europe is launching PRO22019, a new polyester acrylate specifically developed to provide enhanced adhesion on to a wide variety of plastic substrates. The composition of PRO22019 allows the customer to formulate UV curable inks and coatings which meet the current regulatory standards applying...
11.07.2017

Solvay to Sell Its Stake in Brazilian PVC Compounder Dacarto Benvic to Joint Venture Partner

Solvay has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in Dacarto Benvic to its joint venture partner which will become the sole owner of the Brazilian PVC compound processor. The sale follows Solvay’s withdrawal from PVC activities in Europe, Asia and Latin America, including the Benvic PVC compound...
04.07.2017

Henkel Closes Acquisitions of Darex Packaging Technologies and Sonderhoff Group

With the successful closing of the acquisitions of the global Darex Packaging Technologies business and the Sonderhoff Group, Henkel strengthens its Adhesive Technologies business and complements its technology portfolio. Darex is based in Cambridge, MA, USA and supplies high-performance sealants and...
04.07.2017
04.07.2017

Shin-Etsu Polymer Chooses Solvay’s KetaSpire® PEEK to Meet Growing Demand for Its Ultra-Thin, High-Performance Film

Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, is supplying KetaSpire® PEEK (polyetheretherketone) to Shin-Etsu Polymer for the manufacture of its ultra-thin, high-performance Shin-Etsu Sepla Film®, with thicknesses ranging from 3-9 µm (0.11-0.35 mils), which is widely used in...
04.07.2017

Evonik and SINOPEC to Collaborate in OSN Membrane Technology

The German specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG and the SINOPEC Beijing Research Institute of the Chemical Industry (BRICI) have signed a collaboration agreement to build a process development laboratory for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN) membrane technology.  Founded in1958,...
04.07.2017

Air Liquide Signs New Contracts in the Fiber Optics Industry in China

Over a one-year time period, Air Liquide signed new supply contracts covering a period of 10 to 15 years with three major Chinese fiber optics manufacturers. In the frame of these new contracts with Futong Group Communication Technology, Yangtze Optical Fibre, and Zhongtian Technology Fine Materials,...
04.07.2017

ORLEN Lietuva and Lithuanian Railways Signed Agreement

In Vilnius, ORLEN Lietuva and the Lithuanian Railways signed an agreement ending long-running disputes between the companies. Wojciech Jasiński, President of the Management Board of PKN ORLEN, Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania, and Rokas Masiulis, Lithuanian Minister of Transport,...
04.07.2017

Zirax Signed Distribution Agreement for Green Ocean Innovative Oil Spill Response Solutions

International company Zirax and Dutch company Green Ocean signed distribution agreement for innovative absorbing solutions for oil spills prevention and response. Zirax will distribute Green Ocean products in Russia, North Africa and Near East.  Under the Agreement Zirax will provide leading oil...
04.07.2017

LANXESS Expands Range of Membranes for Reverse Osmosis

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its range of membrane elements for reverse osmosis (RO). The new Lewabrane RO ULP line has three product grades available immediately for water treatment. They display higher water permeability than the standard elements, while offering the similar high...
30.06.2017

Air Products to Supply SMIC’s Capacity Expansion Project in Tianjin, China

Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, today announced it has been awarded the industrial gases supply to support the capacity expansion of the Tianjin facility of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), one of the world’s leading semiconductor foundries and...
30.06.2017

Solvay and GKN Aerospace Team Up to Accelerate the Adoption of Thermoplastic Composite Materials on Aircraft

Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to Fokker. Under the agreement, Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s...
30.06.2017

BP and Reliance Industries to Progress and Expand Partnership

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and BP announced that they are moving forward to develop already-discovered deepwater gas fields, bringing new gas production for India. The two companies have agreed to deepen and expand their partnership to work jointly across a wide range of areas throughout India’s...
30.06.2017

Azelis Establishes a Leading Position in the Nordic Food Distribution Market with the Acquisition of LCH A/S

Azelis has agreed to acquire a leading Danish distributor of food ingredients and own blends, LCH A/S. Mainly dedicated to serving customers in Denmark, all 16 employees of LCH and its Turkish subsidiary Inno Gida will join Azelis.  LCH has a leading position in selling functional ingredients and...
30.06.2017

Celanese And Blackstone To Form Joint Venture In Acetate Tow

Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, and funds managed by Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms, announced a definitive agreement to form a JV that will create a global acetate tow supplier. Celanese and Blackstone will own 70 percent and...
30.06.2017

DuPont Launches Next Generation of Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ System

DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont) announced DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ System, the next generation of fluid applied air/water barriers in the portfolio of DuPont Building Envelope products. DuPont has taken the industry-leading performance of traditional DuPont™ Tyvek®...
30.06.2017

Lubrizol Invests $60 Million to Expand Particle Sciences, Vesta and Other Facilities in 2017

Lubrizol LifeSciences continues to invest in its key capabilities. During this latest phase, a $60 million investment will focus on new product solutions, capacity expansion and additional cGMP manufacturing. These investments will strengthen the excipients, polymers, drug formulation and manufacturing,...
30.06.2017

Evonik Signs New Syndicated Credit Facility Totaling €1.75 Billion

Evonik Industries AG refinanced its existing syndicated credit facility with a group of 18 banks securing improved conditions. The new credit facility with an unchanged volume of €1.75 billion has a term of 5 years with the option of two extensions of one year each and will end in 2024 at the latest.  The...
27.06.2017

Total Explores New Routes for Post-Consumer Recycled Polystyrene in the Circular Economy World

Total has just completed an industrial scale test run, following a series of pilot plant trials, demonstrating the feasibility of sustainable incorporation of about 20% of post-consumer recycled polystyrene within virgin polystyrene. The trial, which was carried out on an existing production asset, successfully...
27.06.2017

Sojitz Enters Solar Power Business in the Republic of Chile

Sojitz Corporation has concluded a joint venture along with Shikoku Electric Power (Head Office: Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture; Representative Director: Hayato Saeki) and one of France’s largest construction companies, Eiffage SA (Head Office: Vélizy-Villacoublay, France; Representative Director:...
27.06.2017

Lanxess to Streamline the Chrome Value Chain of Its Leather Business

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of leather chemicals and chrome specialties, specialty chemicals company Lanxess is to further strengthen the competitiveness of its leather chemicals business. The core element is a shift from the international chrome value chain to centralization in South...
27.06.2017

SINOPEC and Linde Sign Joint Venture to Strengthen Air Gases Supply in Ningbo Industrial Cluster in China

SINOPEC, the biggest integrated refining and chemical company in China, and The Linde Group, a world-leading industrial gases and engineering company, today announced that they have established a EUR 145 million joint venture to supply vital industrial gases to local customers from key industries such...
27.06.2017

CP Kelco Seeks Strategic Buyer for Carrageenan Plant in Cebu, Philippines

CP Kelco currently produces carrageenan products at manufacturing plants in Lille Skensved, Denmark, and Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines. Based on CP Kelco’s strategy and business objectives, a decision has been made to seek a strategic buyer for the Cebu site. CP Kelco is not exiting the carrageenan...
27.06.2017

Tikkurila Plans to Build New Factory in Russia

Tikkurila has signed a Letter of Intent to buy a seven hectare industrial site near St. Petersburg, Russia. The aim is to start the construction work of a greenfield factory in 2018.  In order to support growth, Tkkurila is planning to invest in a new factory in Russia. The factory will be located...
27.06.2017

Kaneka has Agreed to Acquire a U.S. Formulated Advanced Resin Supplier

Kaneka Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc. and Applied Poleramic Inc., a formulated advanced resin supplier in the aerospace area have agreed to KAH’s acquisition of all of API’s shares and have entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement on June 19, 2017....
27.06.2017

Successful Integration of Qatar Petrochemical Company, Qatofin, and Qatar Vinyl Company

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the integration of Qatar Vinyl Company “QVC” into Qatar Petrochemical Company “QAPCO, (which already operates Qatofin) through the integration of all operations under a single operating company, QAPCO.  First...
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