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Low-Calorie Sugar Substitute By Evonik Launched in Asia

Demand for low-calorie foods is growing in Asia Evonik and Rajburi Sugar open first Asian demonstration plant for sugar substitute isomalt The facility employs a high-yield production process developed by Evonik Essen, Germany/Bangkok, Thailand, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — All the … Read the full press release

New MasterTop Flooring Series Launched on the European Market

Impact noise reduction up to 20 dB Combining design, silence and sustainable properties MANNHEIM, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the new MasterTop 1327 series BASF has launched two fully liquid-applied, sound deadening flooring system specifications which combine high walking comfort with … Read the full press release

WACKER and Brazilian STC Silicones agree on the co-branding of ready-to-use silicone compounds

The Munich-based chemical group WACKER and the Brazilian silicone compounder STC Silicones have concluded an agreement on the co-branding of ready-to-use silicone compounds. Under its terms, STC is allowed to promote silicone compounds made from WACKER raw materials with the … Read the full press release

Grupa Azoty earns ‘Transparent Company 2016’ title

Tarnów, Poland, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Grupa Azoty S.A. has earned the prestigious title of ‘Transparent Company 2016’ in the just completed first edition of a ranking run by the Parkiet daily and the Accounting and Tax Institute, with the support … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel announces new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050

AMSTERDAM, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050. The company has been among the global leaders in sustainability for more … Read the full press release

Henkel announces the appointment of Rahmyn Kress as Chief Digital Officer

Düsseldorf, Germany, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has named Rahmyn Kress as Chief Digital Officer to accelerate Henkel’s digital activities. He will report directly to Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen. Rahmyn Kress will join Henkel in the second quarter to steer … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Provides 500 tonnes of Stainless Steel to Chinese Petrochemical Project

ESPOO, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu delivers some 500 tonnes of Forta DX 2205 duplex stainless steel for the second-phase development of Jiaxing Petrochemical Co Ltd’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production facility in Zhejiang province, China. This investment in a new … Read the full press release

NFU welcomes ECHA’s Conclusions on Glyphosate’s Safety

Warwickshire, England, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NFU has today welcomed the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which say the scientific evidence ‘did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic … Read the full press release

Solvay Debuts New Coating Line at ECS 2017

PARIS, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Novecare, a key global business unit of the Solvay Group and also a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and specialty monomers, will feature a line of new products designed to meet customers’ unmet needs for … Read the full press release

INEOS Oxide increases its global market presence in oxo alcohols, aldehydes & derivatives with acquisition of Arkema’s Oxo alcohol business

ROLLE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — INEOS Oxide today announced that, following clearance by the European Commission, it has completed the acquisition of Arkema’s Oxo alcohol business, which included the acquisition of Arkema’s stake in Oxochimie, the Joint Venture at Lavéra between … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

Evonik launches two new substrate wetting additives for printing on food packaging

ESSEN, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik has recently launched two new substrate wetting additives, TEGO® Wet 285 and 550, which were specifically developed for printing on food packaging. Thanks to a new technology, both products have a very high molecular weight … Read the full press release

Arkema doubles capacity of Kepstan® PEKK product line in France and will invest at its Mobile site in a world-scale PEKK plant

COLOMBES, France, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France and confirms its future investment at its Mobile site (Alabama, United States) in a world-scale PEKK plant expected to come … Read the full press release

Evonik announces inauguration of the new CyPlus Idesa sodium cyanide production plant in Mexico

Sodium cyanide production plant inaugurated in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico 40,000 metric tons annual capacity Growth strategy milestone ESSEN, 23-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new CyPlus Idesa sodium cyanide production plant was officially opened with an inauguration ceremony in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz, Mexico) … Read the full press release

BASF’s Master Builders Solutions presents series of ads and a dedicated website on energy-efficient and sustainable construction

MANNHEIM, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing economic benefits while at the same time reducing global warming potential: How products from the Master Builders Solutions® range contribute to this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign “Quantified Sustainable Benefits – Reduce … Read the full press release

BASF to present new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings at the 2017 European Coatings Show in Nuremberg

Five new, high-performance products from the Tinuvin® DW (N) range for water-based systems Tinuvin® 249 ensures the cost-efficient production of durable, color-proof coatings BASF will present these and other innovations at the 2017 European Coatings Show Ludwigshafen, Germany, 22-Feb-2017 — … Read the full press release

Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® awarded the Biobased Product Label granted by USDA

USDA Biobased certification extended to Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® LENZING, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lenzing Viscose® and Lenzing Modal® fibers including all their product families were awarded the Biobased Product Label granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The … Read the full press release

Solvay and Aquatic Concept Group extend partnership in their worldwide aquaculture operations

BRUSSELS, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of Peroxides, and Aquatic Concept Group (ACG) have signed a global joint agreement to work together in pursuit of sustainable growth in their worldwide aquaculture operations. Following several years of … Read the full press release

DSM Coating Resins to increase price of its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins in North America

ZWOLLE, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM Coating Resins announced today that North American prices for its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins will increase by $0.04 USD/pound ($0.09 USD/kg) for standard durable formulations, and by $0.06 USD/pound ($0.13 USD/kg) for … Read the full press release

Covestro at the “Folien + Fahrzeug” conference on February 8 and 9, 2017 in Bad Kissingen

Demonstrator for decorative and functional film solutions LEVERKUSEN, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has developed a wide range of films for car interiors. The focus is on displays and operating panels that are protected by scratch-resistant, glare-free films. Using them enables … Read the full press release

BASF presents its new high-performance insulation material SLENTITE® at BAU 2017, Munich, January 16 to 21

New cooperation projects with Okalux and RAICO A commercialization first with Beck+Heun MUNICH, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — How will we construct the buildings of the future? And how will we reconcile energy efficiency, architectural aspirations, and the best-possible home comfort? With … Read the full press release

BASF Group appoints Juliana Ernst as Head of Media Relations

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —  Effective March 1, 2017, Juliana Ernst (46) will become Head of Media Relations, BASF Group, based in Ludwigshafen. She succeeds Jennifer Moore-Braun (45) who will become Head of Channel Management, responsible for BASF’s corporate … Read the full press release

DSM Coating Resins increases price of its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins for Europe

Zwolle, NL, 05-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM Coating Resins announced today that European prices for its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins will, depending on product, increase by 0.05 – 0.12 €/kg for shipments as from 15 January 2017 … Read the full press release

DSM Coating Resins increases price of its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins for Middle East and Africa

Zwolle, NL, 05-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM Coating Resins announced today that Middle East and Africa prices for its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins will, depending on product, increase by 0.16 – 0.35 USD/kg for shipments as from 15 … Read the full press release

Cefic: The tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation

BRUSSELS, 23-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday, 18th December, marked the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation. With the REACH review exercise about to start, it is worth taking stock of this cornerstone piece of … Read the full press release

Covestro begins delivery of novel product based on carbon dioxide

Climate gas in foam component for mattresses LEVERKUSEN, 14-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Innovation on the plastics market: Materials manufacturer Covestro has begun delivery of a novel product based on carbon dioxide. The first tanker left the company’s Dormagen site near … Read the full press release

BASF inaugurates BASF Coatings (Guangdong) Co. Ltd. in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China

Investment supports growing demand in Value-for-Money segment in China Region’s rapid growth in car ownership creates increasing demand for refinish coatings Site newly acquired from Guangdong Yinfan will serve as a technology and production hub for the region Ludwigshafen, Germany … Read the full press release

BASF unveils new heavy-duty antistatic flooring system based on polyurethane cement technology

Antistatic flooring system New colors and improved aesthetics New video shows the toughness of Ucrete MANNHEIM, 08-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — With Ucrete MF40AS BASF has launched a new heavy-duty antistatic flooring system that is based on a polyurethane cement technology. … Read the full press release

Zitrus-Saison: EDEKA Orangen aus umweltschonenderem Anbau in ausgewählte Märkte

Verzicht auf kritische Pflanzenschutzmittel Förderung der Artenvielfalt Schonender Umgang mit Wasser HAMBURG, 07-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Pünktlich zum Start der Zitrus-Saison bringt EDEKA Orangen aus umweltschonenderem Anbau in ausgewählte Märkte. Das Besondere daran: Die Chemiebelastung durch Pflanzenschutzmittel pro Hektar wurde im … Read the full press release

Solvay, ArcelorMittal, Evonik and LafargeHolcim form new Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative

Marrakech, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, ArcelorMittal, Evonik and LafargeHolcim today announce the formation of a new Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative across the steel, cement and chemicals industries. This new partnership will look at the potential synergies that exist … Read the full press release