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01.03.2018

Lomon Billions Invests in Additional Chloride Titanium Dioxide Pigment Production Capacity in Jiaozuo, China

The Board of Directors at Lomon Billions has approved an estimated CYN 1.8billion (~US$ 285 million) investment in the construction of two new chloride TiO2 manufacturing lines at its existing chloride production site in Jiaozuo, Henan Province, China. The two new lines will provide an additional annual...
01.03.2018

Westlake Chemical to Expand Chlor-Alkali, PVC and VCM Capacities at Facilities in Germany and Louisiana

Westlake Chemical Corporation announced that it will expand capacities for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) at three of its chemical facilities. Two of the plants are located in Germany (Burghausen, Gendorf) and one is located in Geismar, Louisiana. The expansions...
01.03.2018

Trinseo Expands SSBR, Nd-BR Production Capacity

Trinseo has expanded solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) production capacity at its facility in Schkopau, Germany by 33%, according to a company official. Speaking to ERJ at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover on 20 Feb, director of technology & innovation, Sandra Hofmann said the 50 kilotonnes...
01.03.2018

Venator Launches New GRANUFIN Pigments at BetonTage

Venator, the pigments and additives experts, has developed several brand new color pigment products for the concrete industry. The new products were launched at BetonTage Concrete Solutions – Europe’s largest precast concrete congress.  GRANUFIN® Azur is the first cobalt blue pigment...
01.03.2018

BASF Launches Resource-Saving Refinish Product Line

BASF’s Coatings division has launched new product lines in Europe for its Glasurit® and R-M® refinish paint brands that make automotive refinishing more sustainable. They are the world’s first refinish products manufactured according to the certified biomass balance approach, therefore...
01.03.2018

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals Sign Definitive Agreements to Form a Joint Venture in Petrochemicals

The joint venture – in which Total will own 50% and Novealis Holdings LLC, a joint venture between Borealis and NOVA Chemicals, will own the remaining 50% – will commence subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals. The joint venture will include: 
01.03.2018

Lubrizol Expands Global Capabilities and TPU Capacity

The Lubrizol Corporation announces an update to its ambitious global expansion program supporting the company's Engineered Polymers thermoplastics polyurethane (TPU) business and growing global demand for its Estane® TPU, Pearlthane(TM) TPU, Pearlbond(TM) TPU and other product lines.    In...
01.03.2018

Jotun Powder Coatings Increases Price of All Its Products

Due to significant and continuous raw material cost increases throughout 2017 and early 2018, Jotun Powder Coatings announce price increase of all their products with immediate effect. The necessary increase will be in a range, of up to 20 per cent, depending on the specific compositions of the products. Ram...
01.03.2018

Lanxess Expands Capacity for Macrolex Dyes at Its Leverkusen Site

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will expand the capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site. With an investment volume of more than five million euros, the current production capacity is to be increased by 25 percent, which will be available from the end of 2018. Dominik Risse, who is responsible...
01.03.2018

For magazine subscribers only ANRPC Expects 2.8% Growth in NR Demand in 2018

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01.03.2018

SOCAR Polymer Tested Polypropylene Production for the First Time

On February 27, SOCAR Polymer Plant produced the first polypropylene product for demonstration and testing purposes, with the participation of SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev and company vice-presidents, according to SOCAR. As part of a working visit to Sumgait, the SOCAR President inspected Azerikimya...
21.02.2018

PolyOne Expands Lineup of Pre-Certified Biocompatible Healthcare Colorants and Additives

At Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West show, PolyOne unveiled an expanded line of OnColorä HC Plus colorants and OnCapä HC Plus additives for healthcare. These colorants and additives are pre-certified to meet USP Class VI or ISO 10993 biocompatibility testing for global healthcare...
21.02.2018

AkzoNobel Inaugurates Powder Coatings Plant in Mumbai, India

AkzoNobel has reinforced its commitment to customers in India following the inauguration of a new €9 million facility for the production of powder coatings. Located in Thane, Mumbai, the plant is the company’s sixth production site in India.  Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, AkzoNobel...
21.02.2018

Teijin Introduces SOLFIGA Brand for Envisioned High-performance Specialized PPS Compounds

Teijin Limited announced today the full-scale launch of SOLFIGA®, a new brand of high-performance specialized polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds made w ith proprietary PPS resin technologies of Initz Co., Ltd., a joint venture betw een Teijin and SK Chemicals. Full-scale production of SOLFIGA®...
21.02.2018

Evonik Opens New Polyamide 12 Powder Plant in Marl

Evonik Industries has opened another production line for specialty polyamide 12 powders (PA 12) of its VESTOSINT® brand at its largest global production site in the Marl Chemical Park. The new facility primarily produces high-performance powders for the 3-D printing market, which is expanding heavily...
21.02.2018

AkzoNobel and Evonik Start Up Joint Venture Plant for Chlorine and Potassium Hydroxide

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Evonik Industries have successfully started production at their new joint venture to produce chlorine and potassium hydroxide at the company’s Ibbenbüren site in Germany. The facility uses state-of-the-art membrane electrolysis technology to produce up to...
21.02.2018

ANWIL Invests to Innovative INNOCHEM Projects of Production Plastics and Nitrogen Fertilizers

The Włocławek company from ORLEN group has received in the second edition of INNOCHEM program a total of over 5 mil. PLN subsidy for executing two projects increasing the effectiveness of production in the area of plastics and nitrogen fertilizers.  The first undertaking of ANWIL to receive...
21.02.2018

BASF Joins the World Plastics Council

BASF joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry. The WPC promotes industry topics of global relevance like the responsible use of plastics, efficient waste management and solutions to marine littering. James Seward, Chairman of WPC and Vice...
14.02.2018

Syngenta Completes Acquisition of Nidera Seeds from COFCO International

Syngenta announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nidera Seeds from COFCO International. Nidera Seeds is an important player in the South American seeds market, diversified across crops, with a pool of proprietary germplasm and a relevant presence in key South American countries including...
14.02.2018

DRT Announces New Partnership with Indian Resins Manufacturer Mangalam Organics Limited

DRT, global leading producer of ingredients derived from plant-based chemistry, and Mangalam Organics Ltd., leading Indian manufacturer of resins, have entered into a supply and distribution alliance for terpene phenolic resins.  DRT will become the worldwide distributor of Mangalam’s terpene...
14.02.2018

KIZAD, Shaheen Chem Sign Deal for Abu Dhabi Chemical Complex

KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi) and Shaheen Chem Investment announced the signing of an agreement for the land lease of a two-phase chemical complex in the industrial zone with an expected investment of $1.09bn, reported the Emirates News Agency (WAM). The plant will support the...
14.02.2018
14.02.2018

Sumitomo Chemical Submits Registration Application for New INDIFLINTM Fungicide

Sumitomo Chemical has submitted applications for registration of its new fungicide INDIFLINTM (ISO common name: inpyrfluxam) to regulatory authorities in Japan, Argentina, the United States, Canada and Brazil. INDIFLINTM, a novel fungicide active ingredient discovered by Sumitomo Chemical, belongs to...
14.02.2018

PolyOne Adds TPE Capacity in India

PolyOne Corp. is adding production of thermoplastic elastomers to its existing factory in Pune, India, the company announced Feb. 7 on the opening day of the Plastindia 2018 trade fair. It said it will start manufacturing TPEs this summer at the Pune facility, where it currently makes color and additive...
14.02.2018
14.02.2018

Yara and Arab Potash Company Enter into MoU on Potassium Nitrate

Yara and Arab Potash Company have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore collaboration on potassium nitrate. Yara and Arab Potash Company, the Jordan-based potash producer have recently signed an MoU for mutual cooperation in the field of potassium nitrate production and sales. The parties...
14.02.2018

AkzoNobel and Evonik Start Membrane Electrolysis Operation

The production of Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH, a joint venture of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Evonik Industries AG at the AkzoNobel site in Ibbenbüren (Germany), is off to a successful start.  The plant with its state-of-the-art membrane technology has an annual capacity of 120,000...
14.02.2018
08.02.2018

LyondellBasell Advances Packaging with New Moplen Impact Enhanced Polypropylene Grade

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, is bringing to market the new Moplen HE745T, a high flow, nucleated polypropylene (PP) homopolymer that has been enhanced to provide improved impact resistance for houseware and packaging applications. This new...
08.02.2018

Kraton Increases Global Price for All Kraton HSBC Polymers

Kraton Corporation, a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of 250 USD/MT for all Kraton HSBC polymers. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts,...
08.02.2018

Azelis to Distribute 100 Percent Plant-Based Personal Care Ingredients for DuPont Industrial Biosciences in Turkey

Azelis has been appointed as a distributor by DuPont Industrial Biosciences to offer DuPont™ GENENCARE®, a range of all-natural 100 percent plant-based active ingredients, to the personal care market in Turkey. This partnership builds upon existing agreements between the companies in Poland...
08.02.2018

Arlanxeo Launches EPDM rubbers Keltan KSA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Arlanxeo, a leading synthetic elastomers company has signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco Products Trading company, headquartered in Dhahran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pertaining to the marketing and sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber. By entering into this agreement, Arlanxeo...
08.02.2018

SABIC Plans to Expand Capacity for ULTEM and NORYL Resin Production

In response to customer needs, SABIC has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, ULTEM™ and NORYL™ resins. To increase capacity for ULTEM™ resins, a polyetherimide material,...
08.02.2018

LANXESS Successfully Completes Acquisition of Solvays Phosphorus Additive Business

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the purchase of the phosphorus chemicals business from Belgian chemicals group Solvay including its U.S. production site in Charleston, South Carolina. All relevant antitrust authorities have cleared the transaction. LANXESS and Solvay agreed...
08.02.2018

PolyOne to Begin Thermoplastic Elastomer Production in India

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL)  today announced it expects to begin production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) this summer at its existing facility in Pune, India. PolyOne currently produces color and additive concentrates and engineered polymer solutions at the Pune facility. Adding TPE production...
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