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02.10.2017

A. Schulman Launches its Next Generation Styrene-Free SMC LYTEX™ SF

A. Schulman Inc., a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites, powders, and resins, today announced the launch of its LYTEXTM SF series, styrene-free sheet molding compounds (SMCs) delivering outstanding performance. A. Schulman's Engineered Composites business...
02.10.2017

SDK Completes Acquisition of SGL GE

Showa Denko announces that, effective October 2, 2017, it completed acquisition of all shares in SGL GE Holding GmbH (SGL GE), a graphite electrode production company, and made it a wholly owned subsidiary of SDK. The acquired company's name was changed to "SHOWA DENKO CARBON Holding GmbH" as of...
02.10.2017

Indorama Ventures Completes Acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has completed the acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (Durafiber), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tire reinforcement, and specialty applications...
02.10.2017

DSM Coating Resins Increases Price for Its Powder Coating Resins for North America

DSM Coating Resins announced today that North American prices for its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins will increase by $0.05-$0.07 USD/pound ($0.11-$0.15 USD/kg) for all formulations. These price increases will be in effect for shipments beginning 15 October 2017, or as contracts...
28.09.2017

Perstorp Increases Price for 2-ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA)

Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp will increase price for 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) effective 1 October 2017 or as existing contracts permit.  Effective 1 October or as existing contracts permit, Perstorp will increase the price of 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) by US$ 130/MT (6 c/lb)...
28.09.2017

INEOS Styrolution Presents New Materials and Innovative Solutions for the Healthcare Industry at MEDTEC China 2017

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, presents its latest innovations for the healthcare industry at MEDTEC China 2017, from September 20-22 in Shanghai. Showing its continued commitment to the healthcare industry, INEOS Styrolution increases its already broad portfolio of styrenic solutions...
28.09.2017
28.09.2017

Invista to Deploy Latest-Generation ADN Technology at Joint Venture in France

Invista and its partner have decided to deploy INVISTA’s most advanced adiponitrile (ADN) technology at the Butachimie joint venture in France. Owned by Invista and Solvay, Butachimie is the largest ADN facility in the world. INVISTA’s new technology will be implemented by retrofitting the...
28.09.2017

Braskem Establishes Partnership with Pegasus Polymers for UTEC® Distribution in China

Braskem, the largest resin producer in the Americas, announces its new partnership with Pegasus Polymers for the distribution of UTEC® - Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) - in China. China's resin demand has a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.74% due to its use in key...
28.09.2017

For magazine subscribers only BASF Expands Portfolio of Amines

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28.09.2017

Kuraray Announces Agreement to Acquire Calgon Carbon

Kuraray Co., Ltd. and Calgon Carbon Corporation announced that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved, and the parties have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Kuraray will acquire Calgon Carbon for $21.50 per share in cash, which equates to an equity value...
28.09.2017

Clariant Launches Amide/Amine-Free Anti-Static Concentrate for Clean-room and API Films

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces a new amide/amine-free anti-static masterbatch concentrate for polyethylene films used in pharmaceutical production. The new anti-stat, known under grade name MEVOPUR PEAM 176045, will be introduced at CPhI Worldwide, being held 24 - 26 October...
28.09.2017

Evonik Increases Price for PMMA Molding Compounds in Europe

Effective November 1, 2017, the Evonik segment Performance Materials will increase the prices in Europe for its PMMA molding compounds, which are marketed under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark.  Depending on the product portfolio and as far as permissible under existing agreements the increase will...
25.09.2017

Evonik Enters into Strategic Partnership with Melrob and NRC Group for Distribution of Its Methyl Methacrylate Monomers

The Methacrylates Business Line is concentrating its sales activities; as part of this exercise it has given distribution rights for its methacrylate monomers in Europe excl. CIS to the British distributor Melrob and the NRC Group. Melrob has recently become an affiliate of Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH (NRC)....
25.09.2017

Asahi Kasei to Expand Capacity for Lamous™ Microfiber Suede

Asahi Kasei’s Fibers & Textiles SBU will expand capacity for Lamous™ microfiber suede in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. Lamous™ is a high-quality microfiber suede (artificial suede) material featuring a unique three-layered1 microstructure. Leveraging its luxurious smooth texture and...
25.09.2017

AkzoNobel Launches World’s Most Advanced and Sustainable Paint Factory

AkzoNobel has officially opened the world’s most advanced and sustainable paint plant in Ashington, in the UK. The Ashington plant uses a variety of renewable energy sources, including photovoltaic cells and a biomass boiler, alongside a highly automated manufacturing process which saves water,...
25.09.2017
25.09.2017

Braskem and A. Schulman Enter Into Partnership to Use Green Polyethylene in Rotomolding Processes

Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas, has entered into a partnership with A. Schulman, Inc., a leading global producer of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, to produce and market a new Green Polyethylene application: a solution for the rotomolding process.  After...
25.09.2017

Air Products to Supply World-leading Chemical Company in South Korea

Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, announced it has been awarded the oxygen supply for the new production facility of LG Chem (LGC), Korea’s number one chemical company and one of the largest chemical companies in the world.  Air Products will supply gaseous oxygen through...
25.09.2017

Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Commissions New Marlex® Polyethylene Units at Old Ocean, Texas

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC announced it has successfully completed commissioning and begun start-up of its new polyethylene units at Old Ocean, Texas. Each unit will produce up to 500,000 metric tons annually to service the ever-increasing global demand for polyethylene. These units can produce...
14.09.2017
14.09.2017

Arlanxeo Presents Innovative Solutions for Adhesives at FEICA

Arlanxeo is showcasing its product portfolio for adhesive applications and innovative solutions for the industry at this year’s FEICA, the most important European trade fair and conference for the adhesives industry.  For the first time, Arlanxeo, the world’s largest supplier of synthetic...
14.09.2017

KeyGene Delivers Natural Rubber for World’s First Green Bike Tyre

Last month during the Eurobike exhibition in Friedrichshafen (GER) the first bike road tyres made of dandelion rubber; the Fortezza Flower Power, was showcased by Vredestein. This innovative road tyre is made of rubber extracted from the roots of dandelions, the result of a joint initiative called DRIVE4EU,...
14.09.2017

Hexcel Launches £7.4m Project to Create New Carbon Fiber Fabrics for Cutting-Edge Aircraft Parts

Hexcel, a global leader in advanced composites technologies, has announced today that it will be launching a new Government-backed £7.4 million research and development project, MAXIM, and expanding its manufacturing facility in Leicester. The four-year Multi AXial Infused Materials (MAXIM) project,...
14.09.2017

SABIC Continues Global Growth with Innovative Polypropylene Ventures in Europe

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.  Both facilities, dedicated to innovation in SABIC®...
14.09.2017

Linde LienHwa Invests in Local Production of Electronic Materials at Taiwan Facilities

 –   C4F8 (octafluorobutane) purification and filling facility in Taichung 
–   HCDS (hexachlorodisilane) transfill facility in Guanyin  Linde LienHwa, a member of The Linde Group and a leading supplier of gases and chemicals to the electronics industry, continues...
14.09.2017

INEOS Styrolution and Roctool Present Joint Development for High Surface Quality Thermoplastic Composite

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces a joint development with Roctool resulting in a time-saving manufacturing process for its new generation of aesthetic thermoplastic composite StyLight®.  Since its introduction at the K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the new StyLight®...
14.09.2017

Clariant Enters Partnership with Tiangang for Production of High-End Polymer Additives in China

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the signing of a Joint Venture contract with Tiangang Auxiliary Co., Ltd., a privately owned producer and leading supplier of UV Light Stabilizers in China. Subject to merger control clearance, the contract shall become effective. The multi-million...
08.09.2017

Cabot Corporation Increases Prices for Specialty Compounds Globally

Effective October 1, 2017, or as contracts allow, Cabot Corporation will increase prices, up to 5 percent globally, for its PLASBLAK® masterbatches as well as its CABELEC® conductive compounds and concentrates. This price increase is required to offset rising raw material, transportation, and...
08.09.2017

Air Liquide Signs a Long Term Contract with PEMEX for the Supply of Hydrogen to the Tula Refinery in Mexico

Air Liquide recently signed a new long term agreement with Pemex Transformación Industrial, a subsidiary of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the state-owned oil & gas company, to supply hydrogen to PEMEX’s refinery located at Tula de Allende, in the state of Hidalgo in the central...
08.09.2017

Total and Linde Agree 15-year Extension to Gas Supply Contract

The Linde Gases Division in Germany and Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland based in Leuna are extending their existing partnership by a further 15 years. Signed in Leuna in June 2017, the contract is worth approximately EUR 1 billion and is due to take effect on 1 January 2018. This new deal propels...
08.09.2017

BASF Increases Prices for Butanediol and Derivatives in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for the following products: Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL) 100 to +200 EUR/mt 
1,4-Butanediol (BDO) 200 to +250 EUR/mt 
Tetrahydrofuran (THF) 250 to +300 EUR/mt 
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