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08.12.2017

Chemetall Expands Its Production Site in Langelsheim, Germany

The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division operating under the Chemetall brand will expand its production site in Langelsheim, Lower Saxony, Germany. This capacity expansion will provide Chemetall enhanced scope and production of its aircraft sealants. New laboratory and...
08.12.2017

Clariant Launches SENSEACTION™ Color Masterbatches for Plastic Caps and Closures

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, launched the SENSEACTION line of color masterbatches intended for use in the production of caps and closures used on bottled water packaging.  SENSEACTION masterbatches, which are available in a wide range of colors, are specially formulated, processed,...
04.12.2017

AkzoNobel Agrees to Acquire V.Powdertech Business to Strengthen Leading Powder Coatings Business in South East Asia

AkzoNobel has today agreed to acquire the business of V.Powdertech Co., Ltd., the leading Thai manufacturer of powder coatings, supplying a range of products for domestic appliances, furniture and general industrial applications, and currently employing more than 250 employees. The acquisition of V.Powdertech...
04.12.2017

Bühler Opened a New State-of-the-art Application Center for Thin-film Technology in Germany

Bühler opened a new state-of-the-art application center to serve customers in the thin-film industry. The center includes a testing area, a laboratory, as well as a R&D area, featuring the latest thin-film solutions from Bühler Leybold Optics. It will allow Bühler Leybold Optics to...
04.12.2017

DSM to Expand Capacity of High Performance Plastics

Royal DSM, a global science company active in health, nutrition and materials, announced it is in the process of expanding the capacity of its specialty polymers plants in Emmen and Geleen, the Netherlands. DSM Engineering Plastics is responding to strong customer demand in high temperature polyamides...
04.12.2017

Axalta and Nippon Paint End Acquisition Discussions

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global coatings company, today confirmed that its previously announced discussions regarding it being acquired by Nippon Paint have ended. Nippon Paint informed Axalta that its Board of Directors was unwilling to meet our expectations regarding the value...
04.12.2017

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company to Expand Al-Zour Refinery with Honeywell Technology

Honeywell announced that Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) will use a range of process technologies from Honeywell UOP, a leading licensor of refining and petrochemical process technology, for the expansion of its refining and petrochemical complex at Al-Zour, south of Kuwait City. The...
04.12.2017

Clariant Presents New Insights to Consumer Care Customers in India

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduced for the first time in India, its nature inspired new Active Ingredients to provide dedicated, customized support for the highly-specialized needs of the Personal Care industry at the symposium in Delhi. Clariant also highlighted the four new...
04.12.2017

KBR Awarded Ammonia Plant Revamp in India

KBR, Inc. announced it has been awarded an ammonia plant revamp contract by Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (RCF). Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide a technology license and basic engineering design for the RCF ammonia plant at Trombay, Maharashtra, India.  During this...
27.11.2017

Air Products Wins Second Long-term Oxygen and Nitrogen Supply Contract from Leading Global Manufacturer in Guangdong Province, China

Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company serving Guangdong in South China for 30 years, today announced that it has signed a second long-term oxygen and nitrogen supply contract with a leading global materials supplier in the province. The latest supply contract will further strengthen...
27.11.2017

BASF’s Coatings Division Supplies Coatings on Automotive Production Plant in Belarus

With the opening of BELGEE’s new automotive production plant in Belarus on November 17/18, the cooperation between BASF and the Chinese-Belarusian joint venture has reached another milestone. At the plant near Minsk, Belarus, SUVs for the Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Kazakh market will be...
27.11.2017

India Antidumping Agency Starts Sunset Review of Duty on Caustic Soda

India has initiated sunset review of anti-dumping duty imposed on caustic soda from Saudi Arabia and the US, a move aimed at guarding domestic players from cheap imports from these countries.  Caustic soda is used in sectors such as pulp and paper, newsprint, staple fibre, aluminium, cotton, textiles,...
27.11.2017

Continental Celebrates Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of its Greenfield Tire Plant in Rayong, Thailand

The leading technology company Continental celebrated today on November 21st the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony, marking the start of construction of its new Greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand.  Continental has committed to a long term investment totaling in the first phase to around €...
27.11.2017

Dieffenbacher Expands Its Production Site in Brno, Czech Republic

“We are happy to increase the number of currently 100 jobs at the site in Brno to 120 by adding jobs in the areas of production planning, purchasing, construction and production,” says Dr. Miroslav Jopek, Managing Director of Dieffenbacher CZ. The site expansion was completed in the third...
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Sumitomo Chemical to Build a New Plant of High-Purity Chemicals for Semiconductors in China

Sumitomo Chemical has begun construction of a plant at Sumika Electronic Materials (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., a recently-incorporated company in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, to produce high-purity chemicals for semiconductors. The new facility, the Company's second high-purity chemicals facility...
27.11.2017

Wacker Opens New Technical Center for Construction, Textile and Consumer-Care Applications in Istanbul

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its range of services in Turkey with today’s official opening of a technical center for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul. The technical facility serves as an application and test laboratory for polymeric binders and silicones needed...
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,...
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