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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

Solvay is the materials supplier named on an SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards Competition winner in the Aftermarket Category

Tempe, AZ, USA, 18-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a global leader in lightweighting solutions for automotive, is honored to be the materials supplier named on an SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards Competition winner in the Aftermarket Category. The winning part is … Read the full press release

Borealis Social Fund to support leading social organisations in the UAE

VIENNA, 07-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces a new round of support to leading social organisations in the UAE. Support will be made available through the … Read the full press release

INEOS Styrolution expands its SBC product portfolio with the acquisition of K-Resin® styrene-butadiene copolymers Business

INEOS Styrolution’s first acquisition substantiates its Triple Shift growth strategy Enhanced global footprint with SBC manufacturing sites in all regions Customers across the globe will benefit from the broadest selection of SBC specialty grades and development capabilities in the industry … Read the full press release

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe site in Duisburg begins construction of new Technical Center

Contribution to climate protection and the transition to renewables, BMBF provides funding of more than €60 million for Carbon2Chem ESSEN, 03-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — At the thyssenkrupp Steel Europe site in Duisburg the construction of a new Technical Center has begun. … Read the full press release

Researchers: Hsp70 protein can protect folded proteins by mechanically stabilizing them with moveable lid

New insight into how the chaperone protein Hsp70 works. AMSTERDAM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On October 26th Nature will publish a study that overturns the decades-old textbook model of action for a protein that is central for many processes in … Read the full press release