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Chemicals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Paul Schuler appointed Chief Executive Officer at Sika

BAAR, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch who has accepted to become the new CEO at LafargeHolcim. … Read the full press release

Evonik to present CYROLITE® compounds at ICMD in Shanghai, China

• CYROLITE® multipolymer compounds are the most highly developed (PMMA) acrylic-based polymers for medical devices • The material is resistant to alcohol and lipids and is also impact-resistant and transparent • CMEF – ICMD 2017: Booth No. M68, Hall 6.1 … Read the full press release

Evonik launches PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds international campaign

PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds meet highest requirements in the automotive and lighting industries Evonik offers specialty PLEXIGLAS® products for non-transparent add-on car body parts and lighting engineering applications May 10 to June 11: exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum on … Read the full press release

Interzum 2017: Covestro won two of the coveted prizes

Covestro receives two prizes as part of the interzum award LEVERKUSEN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At interzum 2017, the world’s leading trade show for interior design and furniture production, Koelnmesse in collaboration with Red Dot held it’s ninth annual design competition. … Read the full press release

Covestro to expand polycarbonate production capacity at its Shanghai site to 600,000 metric tons per year

Covestro responds to strong customer demand in polycarbonates Total capacity in Shanghai to reach 600,000 tons per year LEVERKUSEN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shortly after doubling its polycarbonate production capacity at its Shanghai site to 400,000 tons per year, Covestro … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business named 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business as a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year. The business was recognized for its role in proactively advancing the safer chemistry and safer product goals of the … Read the full press release

K+S opes new potash mine in Canada

KASSEL, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2 May 2017), K+S celebrates the opening of the new potash mine in Canada with about 700 guests, among are the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, and numerous local government dignitaries, representatives from suppliers … Read the full press release

Solvay to present technical solutions to address tightening cadmium regulations at the 4th annual SYMPHOS forum

Woodland Park, N.J., 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of advanced mining chemical technologies, will present technical solutions to address tightening cadmium regulations and scale inhibition in phosphoric acid plants at the 4th annual SYMPHOS forum. As … Read the full press release

Arkema: price increase for Bisperoxide and for Bisperoxide formulations in EMEA and Asia

COLOMBES, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema will increase in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia, its prices for Bisperoxide and for Bisperoxide formulations sold under Luperox®, Retic® and Vulcup® brands by 5 % on May 1st, 2017, or as contracts allow. The … Read the full press release

Arkema: new specialty molecular sieve capacity at the Honfleur plant

COLOMBES, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thierry Le Hénaff, Arkema Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, inaugurates the new specialty molecular sieve capacity at the Honfleur plant today. This new plant will enable the Group to support its customers’ growth in the … Read the full press release

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