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Thierry Vanlancker to succeed Ton Büchner as AkzoNobel CEO

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel announces today that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined AkzoNobel in 2012 and has been … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is working on plans to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40% is already underway, … Read the full press release

DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co. to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield

Heerlen, Netherlands, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co., Ltd have established an exclusive strategic partnership to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield. The collaboration enables DSM to offer the largest portfolio of UV filters in the … Read the full press release

Henkel expands the position of its Adhesive Technologies business as a global market and technology leader

Expanding strong market position Acquired businesses perfectly complement existing technology portfolio Düsseldorf, Germany, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the successful closing of the acquisitions of the global Darex Packaging Technologies business and the Sonderhoff Group, Henkel strengthens its Adhesive Technologies business … Read the full press release

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published its thought paper on EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9)

BRUSSELS, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has published its thought paper on the EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9). Cefic concludes that a reliable growth strategy for the European economy can only be realised with partnership driven innovation to … Read the full press release

Hempel’s new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings now available in Europe

COPENHAGEN, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hempel’s new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings are now also available in Europe to protect steel and concrete tanks in challenging and highly corrosive environments. As a single coat system, they ensure assets are returned to service … Read the full press release

Evonik introduces new product line HYPROX® AS approved under Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012

ESSEN, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydrogen peroxide is used as active substance in the formulation of biocidal products and for the production of the active substance peracetic acid. Biocidal products containing hydrogen peroxide are applied in a variety of applications, … Read the full press release

Evonik Industries AG combines its isophorone chemistry and epoxy curing agents business in new Crosslinkers Business Line

The Crosslinkers and Epoxy Curing Agents business will be combined to one new Business Line July 1 will be the first day of the new organization Global technology platform, long-term experience and profound expertise in crosslinker technology ESSEN, 05-Jul-2017 — … Read the full press release

Arkema business line Bostik will exclusively supply Tour de France with smart adhesives for the race

Colombes, France, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, upgrades sponsorship to official partnership for 2017 and 2018 cycling events. Agreement will boost brand visibility worldwide and sees Bostik exclusively supply event organizers with smart adhesives … Read the full press release

New supercomputer will enable BASF experts to very efficiently investigate complex questions

Intensified use of digital technologies strengthens BASF’s leading position in chemistry-based innovations Chemical industry’s largest supercomputer creates new opportunities for researchers to carry out complex modeling Research Press Conference presents wide-ranging uses of digital tools to develop innovative products Ludwigshafen, … Read the full press release

BASF to increase prices for all its Kaurit® and Kauramin® glues by €15 per metric ton in Europe

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With immediate effect BASF increases prices for all its Kaurit® and Kauramin® glues by €15 per metric ton in Europe on top of fluctuations in raw material prices as of the month of July. The price increase … Read the full press release

BASF to build new world-scale plant for ibuprofen in Ludwigshafen, Germany

New world-scale ibuprofen production plant in Ludwigshafen Additional capacity expansion of ibuprofen plant in Bishop, Texas Strengthening position in the ibuprofen market  LUDWIGSHAFEN, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF plans to build a new world-scale plant to produce ibuprofen in Ludwigshafen, … Read the full press release

BlackRock Inc. now owns 3.03% of the existing voting rights emitted by Solvay S.A.

BRUSSELS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the Belgian transparency legislation in force (Law of May 2, 2007), BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.) has notified Solvay SA that on June 14, 2017, the number … Read the full press release

Solvay becomes preferred supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to Fokker

TEMPE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to Fokker. Under the … Read the full press release

Alpiq and DSM started providing secondary balancing power to Swissgrid using virtual power plant

LAUSANNE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After successfully passing the pre-qualification process, Alpiq and DSM Nutritional Products recently started providing secondary balancing power to the national grid operator Swissgrid using a virtual power plant. The system at the Lalden chemical plant is … Read the full press release

SGS: Hazardous Substance Control (HSC) workshops delivered to Lanier’s major fabric suppliers and production factories in China and Vietnam

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest Hazardous Substance Control (HSC) workshops were delivered to some of Lanier’s major fabric suppliers and production factories in China and Vietnam. From product compliance to chemical management, Lanier has partnered with SGS on various … Read the full press release

SGS’s Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certificate renewed in France

GENEVA, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In France, SGS’s Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certificate has been renewed, following a successful audit by the Comité Français d’Accréditation (Cofrac). Issued by the French Interministerial Group for Chemical Products (GIPC) our renewed GLP accreditation includes … Read the full press release

Cefic welcomes the launch of the new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) hosted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

BRUSSELS, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support greater access to clear information on nanomaterials – tiny particles with unique properties for advanced manufacturing –  a new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) is now live, hosted by the European Chemicals Agency … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Resource Efficiency Segment unveils its new Friction & Motion Competence Center in Darmstadt, Germany

Evonik’s Friction & Motion Competence Center focuses on reducing energy loss caused by friction Generates synergistic growth by combining product and technology competencies to achieve flow efficiency DARMSTADT, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik’s Resource Efficiency Segment has unveiled its new Friction … Read the full press release

BASF strengthens its operations network for certified palm products

20 production sites worldwide now certified according to the RSPO standard BASF is Gold partner of the RSPO European Roundtable Good progress has been made in the changeover to certified sustainable palm oil products Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF … Read the full press release

Synvina and “PEFerence” Partners To Establish Bio-Based Raw Materials Value Chain with EUR 25 Million Grant

European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI) awards consortium with 25 million Euro Synvina coordinates industry consortium “PEFerence” Grant for establishing a complete value chain for the use of bio-based furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) for PEF Synvina intends to build a … Read the full press release

BASF’s First Automotive Application Center For Asia Pacific To Open In China in 2018

Focus areas are automotive solutions for coatings, and process catalyst research and development €33.7 million center to be based at BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific (Shanghai), China Provides automotive manufacturers with access to advanced R&D facilities, including the 3-D robot … Read the full press release

Six Henkel production sites in Europe certified for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard

Commitment to promoting sustainability in the palm oil industry Düsseldorf, Germany, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Six Henkel production sites in Europe have received certificates for operating in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard in … Read the full press release

Borealis selects Taylorsville, North Carolina to build dedicated automotive polypropylene compounding plant

VIENNA, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has decided to build a dedicated automotive polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina. This decision demonstrates the … Read the full press release

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