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Chemicals Press Releases and News distributed via EuropaWire

Arkema appoints Eric Cassisa as the new VP of Safety and Environment

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Chemicals company, Arkema, has appointed Eric Cassisa as their new Vice President (VP) of Safety and Environment. Cassisa, 52, holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Aix-en-Provence. He graduated … Read the full press release

Hirsch-BEWiSynbra consortium closes the acquisition of Saint-Gobain’s EPS business in France

(PRESS RELEASE) COURBEVOIE, France, 7-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain closes sale of its expanded polystyrene (EPS) business in France to the Austrian and Swedish consortium Hirsch-BEWiSynbra on December 31, 2019. In 2018, the EPS business in France generated sales of … Read the full press release

ChemChina and Sinochem consolidate their agricultural assets to form new holding company, Syngenta Group

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL, 6-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ChemChina and Sinochem announce the creation of Syngenta Group. The new holding company is the consolidation of both companies’ agricultural assets. Mark Patrick, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Syngenta Executive … Read the full press release

Covestro completes the divestiture of its European polycarbonates sheets business to Serafin Group

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, Germany, 3-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro completes the divestment of its European polycarbonates sheets business to the Munich-based Serafin Group effective January 2, 2020. The transaction includes key management and sales functions throughout Europe as well as … Read the full press release

BASF closes sale transaction of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

(PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 3-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF completes the sale of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont). The transaction includes the shares of inge GmbH, the business’ headquarters and production site in Greifenberg, Germany, … Read the full press release

Europe’s soon to be tallest building to rely on high class powder coatings system from AkzoNobel

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 27-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to supply high class powder coatings system to protect Varso Tower from the ravages of Warsaw weather. Europe’s soon to be new tallest building stands at 310 meters tall and will dominate … Read the full press release

Sika takes over Adeplast SA, leading player on the construction materials market in Romania

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 25-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announced it is acquiring a Romanian manufacturer of mortars and thermal insulation solutions with CHF 120 million sales per year. The acquisition will substantially strengthen the company’s position in the local Romanian … Read the full press release

Rapid Shape joins Henkel as technology partner for the acceleration of the mass-production of additive manufacturing across industries

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 18-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Heimsheim, Germany based Rapid Shape is partnering with Henkel for the the mass production of 3D printed functional parts. Rapid Shape is active in the high-speed technologies for additive manufacturing and combined with … Read the full press release

Borealis announces its largest investment in Europe; breaks ground on new world-scale PDH plant in Kallo, Belgium

(PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 10-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis breaks ground on its new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant located at its existing production site in Kallo, Belgium. It will be one of the largest and most efficient plants of its … Read the full press release

DSM share buy back program update: shares repurchased between 2 and 6 September 2019

DSM share buy back program update

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, 10-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has just announced it has repurchased 131,289 of its own shares during the period from 2 September 2019 up to and including 6 September 2019. The average price per share reported … Read the full press release

Sika expands its presence in China and the Asia Pacific with the acquisition of silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 9-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika expands its Target Markets Industry and Sealing & Bonding presence in China and the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of Crevo-Hengxin. Sika also will gain additional silicone technology and a production … Read the full press release

Symrise strengthens presence in West Africa with the opening of its own application labs in Nigeria

(PRESS RELEASE) HOLZMINDEN, Germany, 6-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise, a global fragrance and flavoring manufacturer based in Germany, sets up its own application labs in Nigeria. The company opened the new facilities in Lagos, the largest city in the West … Read the full press release

Henkel scientists introduce the Phenion® FT LONG-LIFE Skin Model

Henkel scientists introduce the Phenion FT LONG-LIFE Skin Model 

The new more durable tissue model represents yet another milestone in skin research The new Skin Model can be kept in culture for up to 50 days (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 5-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has just announced its scientists … Read the full press release

China relies on AkzoNobel’s industry-leading coatings solution to protect its new polar icebreaker

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 29-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel‘s industry-leading coatings solution selected by Polar Research Institute of China to protect its first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2 from harsh Arctic and Antarctic condition. Xue Long 2, a 12,366 … Read the full press release

Royal DSM share buyback: 276,022 shares repurchased between 12 and 16 August 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, 20-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM reports that in the period from 12 August 2019 up to and including 16 August 2019 it has repurchased 276,022 of its own shares at an average price of €108.76. This … Read the full press release

Jotun chosen to optimize hull performance and help shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen meet its environmental objectives

(PRESS RELEASE) SANDEFJORD, Norway, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in Wallenius Wilhelmsen‘s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS accurately measures hull performance with the combination of premium SeaQuantum X200 … Read the full press release

INEOS announces partnership with OGC Nice for 2019-2020 season

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 29-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — INEOS announces partnership with OGC Nice as the main partner of the Gym and will display its logo on the front of the professional team’s jerseys starting in the 2019-2020 season. INEOS is … Read the full press release

Henkel further strengthens leading hair coloration portfolio with acquisition of 51% stake in eSalon

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 26-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel to acquire 51 per cent stake in eSalon.com LLC, further strengthening its leading hair coloration portfolio and expand its digital business. eSalon creates customized hair colorations mixed on an individual basis for … Read the full press release

Nanto Cleantech Inc victorious in BYK-Altana patent opposition lawsuit

Nanto Cleantech prevails in European Patent opposition proceedings against BYK-Chemie GmbH (represented by the Altana IP department), confirming its position in nanoclay applications in paints and coatings (PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK, USA, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Nanto Cleantech Inc., a … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 18-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The intended acquisition will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings and contribute directly towards delivering the company’s 2020 guidance. Mapaero was established in 1992, … Read the full press release

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 28-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has just launched its new Solution Center for intelligently presenting its products on the web. The new Covestro Solution Center is a key part of Covestro’s digitalization strategy. It will feature over 2,000 … Read the full press release

Arkema participates in Carbon® Growth Funding Round with US$ 20 million

Arkema participates in Carbon® Growth Funding Round with US$ 20 million

Investment to support the next generation of fully integrated digital manufacturing platforms (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 27-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Silicon Valley based Carbon® and Arkema share a common vision for the industry and in a number of other aspects such … Read the full press release

Sartomer enables Massivit 3D’s first life-sized, 3D-printed model of female soccer star

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, 25-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Massivit 3D has partnered with Arkema‘s Sartomer since its inception in 2013. Massivit 3D benefits from Sartomer’s market-leading portfolio of N3xtDimension® UV-curable liquid resins. These advanced liquid resins make up a significant portion … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain sells Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) to the Stark group

(PRESS RELEASE) COURBEVOIE, France, 21-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain signs an agreement for the sale of its entire stake in Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) following a competitive sale process. The buyer, the Stark group, is an important player in … Read the full press release

The seventh BASF and Volkswagen “Science Award Electrochemistry” opens for submissions

(PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN / WOLFSBURG, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and Volkswagen opens application for the seventh “Science Award Electrochemistry”. Scientists and researchers of excellence from all over the world may apply until June 30, 2019 online at www.science-award.com. Participation … Read the full press release

Hempel’s current VP & COO Lars Petersson to become the company’s new CEO

(PRESS RELEASE) LYNGBY, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Lars Petersson, currently Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in Hempel A/S, has just been promoted to the position of CEO of Hempel A/S. He will succeed Henrik Andersen on that position … Read the full press release

Saudi Aramco takes over Shell’s stake in SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, The Netherlands / DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, 22-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced that its Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s 50% holdings of the SASREF refining joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom … Read the full press release

Henkel Annual General Meeting 2019: record levels of earnings, profitability and dividend in FY 2018

Record levels in earnings and profitability during FY 2018 Dividend of 1.85 euros per preferred share proposed (record +3.4% increase) The implementation of strategic priorities made very good progress Full-year outlook 2019 confirmed (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 8-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium: parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, digital innovation and animal well-being

(PRESS RELEASE) MONHEIM, Germany & RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil, 2-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer reports for over 220 cattle professionals having attended its 2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium. Key topics discussed on the event were parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, … Read the full press release

Initial seed corn funding for the Mersey Basin project (AI-Enabled Materials Chemistry) by UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Mersey Basin project has just won £50,000 seed funding, which is meant to help prepare the full bid, which, if successful, could deliver up to £50 million investment in the North West. … Read the full press release