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Chemicals Press Releases and News distributed via EuropaWire

China mortar market: Sika opens new production facility in Chengdu

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika (SWX: SIKA), a Swiss multinational leading specialty chemicals company, has announced it is opening a new production facility in Chengdu, China. With the new production facility, Sika has further expanded its capacity … Read the full press release

Yara’s Durban plant awarded AA1000 certification for social and ethical standards

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 2-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian chemical company, Yara announces that its Industrial Solutions plant in South Africa has been awarded an AA1000 certification for social and ethical standards. It’s the first business within Yara, and only the … Read the full press release

Pyrum Innovations AG to expand tire pyrolysis capacity with EUR 16 million backing from BASF SE

Investment will support construction of additional production capacities for pyrolysis oil Milestone in establishing a circular economy for post-consumer plastic waste Pyrolysis oil will partly replace fossil feedstock and be used for demanding plastic applications (PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 21-Sep-2020 — … Read the full press release

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds pilot plant by Evonik and Siemens Energy that will rely on carbon dioxide and water to produce chemicals

Evonik and Siemens Energy put pilot plant into operations Artificial photosynthesis closes carbon dioxide cycle The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the various project stages with more than €6 millionund Siemens Energy nehmen Versuchsanlage in Betrieb (PRESS … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s basecoat/clearcoat system Aerodur 3001/3002 certified by Boeing for use locally in China

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 15-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel (AMS: AKZA), Dutch multinational paints and performance coatings manufacturer, has announced its aerospace coatings facility in Dongguan, China, has been qualified by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 … Read the full press release

Henkel signs major virtual PPA in Texas aimed at covering the company’s entire electricity demand in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 14-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel (ETR: HEN3), leading chemical and consumer goods company, has announced it has signed a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with a new wind farm in Bee County, Texas on its way … Read the full press release

Galata Chemicals to produce Tin Stabilizers and Intermediates at Dahej, India

(PRESS RELEASE) LAMPERTHEIM, Germany, 3-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Galata Chemicals, a leading global producer of plastic additives, announced the commissioning of its newest Tin Stabilizer production facility in Dahej, India. This facility will produce Methyl, Butyl, and Octyl Tin Stabilizers, … Read the full press release

Siemens launches cost-effective new radar level measurement transmitter

(PRESS RELEASE) NUREMBERG, 24-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens introduces Sitrans LR250 PLA (polypropylene lens antenna) radar level measurement transmitter. These cost-effective antennas are field-proven device delivering reliable level readings for inventory management or critical process control. Its high performing horn … Read the full press release

South African leading R&D seeds company Sensako now part of Syngenta Seeds

Sensako is a leading South African R&D seeds company with a strong wheat market position Acquisition will accelerate Syngenta Seeds’ entry into South African seeds market Allows Syngenta Seeds to accelerate introduction of Viptera trait technology to address fall armyworm … Read the full press release

Henkel to acquire a 75 percent stake in the company that owns the fast-growing premium direct-to-consumer brands: Hello Body, Banana Beauty and Mermaid+Me

Further expanding digital D2C platforms in the beauty segment Leveraging 1:1 relationships to capture superior consumer insights Adding strong digital capabilities and unique brand building expertise (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 31-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel … Read the full press release

Covestro announces the extension of contract of Board Member and CFO Dr. Thomas Toepfer until 2026

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 20-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German producer of specialty chemicals, Covestro AG announces the decision of its Supervisory Board to extend the contract of Board of Management member Dr. Thomas Toepfer earlier than scheduled by five years from … Read the full press release

Arkema acquires high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders specialist Fixatti

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 20-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, Arkema announces the proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company specialized in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders. The acquisition is part of Bostik’s targeted growth strategy in high … Read the full press release

SGS opens new commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana. Capable of processing 50,000 to 60,000 samples per month, it is … Read the full press release

bp takes next strategic step in its reinvention

bp divests its global petrochemicals business to INEOS for a total consideration of $5 billion (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 29-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational oil and gas company, bp announces its next strategic step in further strengthening its balance sheet and delivers … Read the full press release

Evonik’s new combined gas and steam turbine power plant in Marl gets financial backing from KfW IPEX-Bank and Siemens Financial Services

Replacement for existing reserve gas power plant Built by Siemens Energy as the general contractor (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT, 18-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German state-owned development bank KfW has announced that its subsidiary KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH together with Siemens Financial Services … Read the full press release

Royal DSM new office carpet collection designed for circularity to address the 1.6 billion tons of carpet trashed annually in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, 2-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living company Royal DSM has announced that DSM-Niaga is to launch new carpet collection called Again™, which is a commercial broadloom carpet designed for circularity and is specifically … Read the full press release

Clothing and footwear containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) under EU REACH Regulations may get taxed in Sweden – SGS

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification services multinational firm SGS has announced that a tax on clothing and footwear products that contain SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) under EU REACH Regulations is about … Read the full press release

Electronics assembly materials: MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, Henkel and Heraeus granted U.S. Patent for Innolot/Loctite 90ISC alloy

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 13-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — International electronics assembly materials suppliers MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, Henkel, and Heraeus have jointly announced they have received a notification from United States Patent and Trademark Office for Patent No. US10376994B2 issuance covering … Read the full press release

Henkel Q1 FY 2020: despite COVID-19 pandemic sales slightly below vs last year

Group sales impacted by COVID-19 pandemic: nominal -0.8%, organic -0.9% Adhesive Technologies sales decrease in sharply declining industrial business environment: nominal -4.3%, organic -4.1% Beauty Care sales lower due to significantly negative Hair Salon business: nominal -2.6%, organic -3.9% Laundry … Read the full press release

Hairdressers United: Henkel Beauty Care Professional presents the first 24hr global online hair charity festival

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 29-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel Beauty Care Professional is proud to present the first 24hr global online hair festival — Hairdressers United, broadcasting on the 5th of May. In a celebration of solidarity with the hairdressing industry, … Read the full press release

Akzo Nobel N.V. issues €750 million bond on Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Akzo Nobel N.V. issues €750 million bond on Luxembourg Stock Exchange

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 8-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational paints and performance coatings company Akzo Nobel N.V. announced it has issued on April 7, 2020 ten-year maturity €750 million bond on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The bond’s coupon is 1.625% … Read the full press release

Henkel: Company is currently not capable to predict with sufficient reliability the impact COVID-19 will have on its business performance in 2020

Henkel: Company is currently not capable to predict with sufficient reliability the impact COVID-19 will have on its business performance in 2020

Company’s fiscal 2020 forecast withdrawn 1Q 2020 financial results will be released on May 11, 2020 (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has announced that its Management Board has decided on the withdrawal of … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Henkel converts Düsseldorf site to produce disinfectants for donation to hospitals and public institutions

Henkel to provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants (PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel will provide production capacities at short notice in order to produce disinfectants as part of its global solidarity program … Read the full press release

NWO announces grants awarded to fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen LIFT (Launchpad for Innovative Future Technology) projects involved in developing smart membranes that extract nitrogen components from manure streams, creating nanocrystals for solar cells in windows, and finding ways to eliminate … Read the full press release

NWO: Technology Area (TA) projects in the Chemicals, Agri&Food, and Energy sectors scheduled to start in 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 2-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Three Technology Area (TA) projects are scheduled to start in 2020. A consortium led by Geert-Jan Boons (Utrecht University) will link allergenic proteins to complex sugars to open new avenues for preventing … Read the full press release

Sika further invests in waterproofing membrane manufacturing in Switzerland

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 17-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika operates a new production facility for the SikaProof® structural waterproofing membrane at its existing site in Sarnen, Switzerland. The expansion will increase the manufacturing efficiency and will allow Sika to serve the … Read the full press release

Polymer assemblies and components manufacturer Nylacast takes over Viva Nylons of Leicester, UK

Polymer assemblies and components manufacturer Nylacast takes over Viva Nylons of Leicester, UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LEICESTER, 5-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — High-precision polymer assemblies and components manufacturer Nylacast has announced it has acquired Leicester, UK based Viva Nylons. Nylacast is backed by private equity firm Equistone and the deal is said to be part … Read the full press release

Sika becomes the 25th member of ‘Together for Sustainability’ initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, Switzerland, 26-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announces its membership in ‘Together for Sustainability’ (TfS) initiative. TfS, founded in 2011, aims for the advancement of chemicals industry’s sustainability practice within the supply chain. Sika’s growth strategy focuses on … Read the full press release

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