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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

Covestro Q3-2016: EBITDA rose by 21.9%; Net income increased by 61.9%

Core volumes up 9.1% year-on-year / Adjusted EBITDA rose by 21.9% to EUR 574 million / Net income increased by 61.9% to EUR 259 million / Free Operating Cash Flow more than doubled / Forecast for full-year 2016 again raised … Read the full press release

2016 Philip Leverhulme Prizes winners announced

LONDON, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been awarded annually since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel: newly developed biodegradable chelating agent to help detergent industry meet stringent use of phosphates rules

Detergent manufacturers can now meet strict environmental regulations relating to the use of phosphates following the launch of a new ingredient developed by AkzoNobel’s Chelates business. AMSTERDAM, 12-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The product – Dissolvine M-40 – is a chelating agent … Read the full press release

DSM at FoodTech Processing & Packaging, Herning, Denmark, 1-3 November 2016

DSM, Booth #9794, FoodTech Processing & Packaging, Herning, Denmark, 1-3 November 2016 DELFT, 11-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM will showcase solutions that meet consumer demands for healthier dairy, such as sugar-reduced yogurt and low-fat cheese, at this year’s FoodTech. The … Read the full press release

Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize winner Ben Feringa among the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

BRUSSELS, 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay proudly celebrates that Dutch scientistBen Feringa is among the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016, nearly one year after he won the “Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize”. Ben Feringa, Professor at the University of … Read the full press release

EUROSPINE 2016: Shanghai Reach to develop highly cost-effective kit of reusable instruments for spinal surgeries with Solvay’s KetaSpire® and AvaSpire® polymers

Alpharetta, Ga., 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, announced today at EUROSPINE 2016 (Hall B, Booth N96) that its medical grade KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and AvaSpire® polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers enabled medical device pioneer, Shanghai Reach … Read the full press release

INEOS and MSM Poly unable to finalize transaction for the Barex® IP and technology

Rolle, Switzerland, 27-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As previously announced, INEOS Barex AG, INEOS Barex USA LLC and MSM Poly LLC signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the potential sale of intellectual property (IP) and production support related to the Barex product … Read the full press release

Henkel recognises Dr. Kristin Ganske’s outstanding research with “Laundry & Home Care Research Award 2016”

Düsseldorf, 26-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday, on September 22, Henkel presented the “Laundry & Home Care Research Award 2016” to Dr. Kristin Ganske for her outstanding research at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The award comes with a 3,000-euro grant. For her … Read the full press release

Henkel celebrates its 140th anniversary

Düsseldorf, 26-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — One hundred and forty years ago, on September 26, 1876, Fritz Henkel founded the company Henkel & Cie with two business partners in Aachen. Having become its sole owner, he moved the firm’s headquarters to Düsseldorf … Read the full press release

Uralkali and JSC Uralchem presented production of granular amines at the Khimia-2016 exhibition

Berezniki, Russia, 20-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Uralkali (the Company; MICEX: URKA), in association with JSC Uralchem, have presented a new joint project at the Khimia-2016 exhibition — production of granular amines. Granular amines are unique for the Russian chemical industry; they are intended to replace imported analogues in the … Read the full press release

NTT Communications and Mitsui Chemicals create technique using artificial intelligence to precisely predict quality of gas products

Use of Deep Learning Model to precisely predict product quality TOKYO, JAPAN, 19-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Mitsui Chemicals) … Read the full press release

Arkema proposes closure of the R134a fluorogas plant at its Pierre-Bénite site in France

Colombes, FRANCE, 14-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The R134a market in Europe is set to undergo an inevitable decline from 1st January 2017 following regulatory changes affecting fluorinated gases for automotive air conditioning taking effect on that date. In this sharply declining … Read the full press release

Bayer to acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share

Realizes a shared vision of integrated agricultural offerings, delivering enhanced solutions for growers and creates a leading innovation engine for the next generation of farming / USD 128 per share in all-cash transaction, represents 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders … Read the full press release

BASF included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 16th consecutive year

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 12-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF has again been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). This year the company has been especially recognized for its engagement in the areas of materiality assessment, climate strategy and product … Read the full press release

BASF adds new production line for Ultrason® in Korea to serve global market growth of high performance thermoplastics

New production line in Yeosu, Korea will serve growing market demand for high performance specialty plastics Additional annual capacity of 6,000 metric tons for the entire product range Yeosu, Korea, 12-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF will set up an additional production … Read the full press release