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BASF Honored as General Motors’ 2023 Supplier of the Year for the 17th Time

(IN BRIEF) General Motors (GM) has named BASF as its 2023 Supplier of the Year, marking the 17th time BASF has received this prestigious award in GM’s 32-year history of recognition programs. The award highlights BASF’s commitment to providing high-quality … Read the full press release

BASF Unveils Comprehensive Material Portfolio for Next-Generation Electric Motors

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a global leader in materials and chemicals, presents a co-creation partnership for automotive industry players at Chinaplas 2024, Shanghai. The initiative offers an extensive portfolio of engineering plastics combined with design, simulation, application development, and parts testing … Read the full press release

Covestro Unveils Innovative Textile Solutions at Techtextil 2024

(IN BRIEF) Covestro, a leading polymer manufacturer, showcases its latest innovations at Techtextil 2024 in Frankfurt. With a focus on sustainability and productivity, Covestro presents four teams highlighting its diverse portfolio, including waterborne INSQIN® products for sustainable textile coatings, Desmomelt® … Read the full press release

Evonik Showcases Sustainable Solutions at China Feed Industry Expo 2024

(IN BRIEF) Evonik is set to underscore the importance of supply security and sustainability in its amino acids portfolio at the China Feed Industry Expo 2024. With a focus on animal nutrition, the company will introduce its latest products and … Read the full press release

BASF Initiates Change Negotiations Amid Regulatory Uncertainty at Harjavalta Plant

(IN BRIEF) BASF announces the commencement of change negotiations at its precursor cathode active materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland, due to prolonged permitting processes and regulatory uncertainty. The decision, prompted by the suspension of the environmental permit’s immediate enforcement by … Read the full press release

Yara International ASA Set to Unveil First Quarter 2024 Results: Presentation and Conference Call Details Released

(IN BRIEF) Yara International ASA is scheduled to release its first quarter 2024 results on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 08:00 CEST, followed by a presentation in English at 12:00 CEST. Interested parties can access the report, presentation, and webcast … Read the full press release

Borealis Invests €4.5 Million in Porvoo Cracker Furnaces to Boost Circular Economy Efforts

(IN BRIEF) In a bid to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy, Borealis has announced a significant investment of EUR 4.5 million in the cracker furnaces of its Porvoo site. This investment aims to increase the utilization of renewable … Read the full press release

Beyond Beauty: BASF Unveils Sustainable Solutions at in-cosmetics Global

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a leading ingredient supplier in the Personal Care industry, showcased innovative solutions at in-cosmetics Global in Paris, highlighting their commitment to sustainability and consumer-centric products. Gisela Pinheiro, Senior Vice President of BASF Personal Care Europe, emphasized the … Read the full press release

WACKER and Pantherna Collaborate to Ramp Up mRNA Production for ARDS Treatment

(IN BRIEF) WACKER’s mRNA competence center in Halle is gearing up to produce an active ingredient for combatting acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in collaboration with Pantherna Therapeutics. The center, equipped with four new production lines, will more than triple … Read the full press release

BASF Unveils Sustainable Plastic Additives at CHINAPLAS 2024, Reinforcing Commitment to Circular Economy

(IN BRIEF) BASF is set to showcase its latest additive offerings at CHINAPLAS 2024, a significant event in the plastic and rubber industries. These additives play a pivotal role in increasing the sustainability of various plastic applications by enhancing durability, … Read the full press release

Evonik’s DEGACRYL® Specialty Acrylate Production Goes Green with Renewable Energy

(IN BRIEF) Evonik’s Coating & Adhesive Resins Business Line in Darmstadt, Germany, has transitioned its production of DEGACRYL® specialty acrylates to renewable energy sources, reducing annual CO2 emissions by approximately 1,400 metric tons. This move aligns with the business line’s … Read the full press release

Arkema Launches Innovative Employer Brand Campaign: ‘What Are You Made Of?’

(IN BRIEF) Arkema unveils its new employer brand campaign, “What Are You Made Of?”, aimed at attracting and selecting candidates based on their unique combination of skills, qualities, and personality traits. Departing from traditional hiring approaches, Arkema emphasizes the importance … Read the full press release

Borealis Expands Circular Economy Commitment with Acquisition of Integra Plastics AD

(IN BRIEF) Borealis announces the successful acquisition of Integra Plastics AD, a Bulgarian advanced mechanical recycling player, solidifying its position in the circular economy landscape. Integra Plastics’ state-of-the-art recycling plant, with an annual capacity exceeding 20,000 tons, significantly bolsters Borealis’ … Read the full press release

Solvay Joins Cyber Security Coalition to Bolster Global Cyber Defense

(IN BRIEF) Solvay has announced its membership in the Cyber Security Coalition, marking a strategic move to enhance its cyber defense capabilities and foster a secure digital environment. This alignment with Solvay’s global cybersecurity strategy reflects its commitment to safeguarding … Read the full press release

Borealis Achieves FDA Approval for Borcycle™ M Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics in Food-Grade Packaging

(IN BRIEF) Borealis has received Letters of No Objection (LNOs) from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for specific grades of its Borcycle™ M post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) to be used in food-grade packaging. This milestone underscores Borealis’ commitment … Read the full press release

Borealis and AKVA Group Launch World’s First Renewable Plastic Workboat Hull, Redefining Aquaculture Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Borealis and AKVA Group have collaborated to introduce a groundbreaking innovation in sustainable aquaculture: the world’s first workboat hull crafted from renewable plastic. Utilizing Borealis’ Bornewables™ range of renewable polyolefins, AKVA Group’s iconic Polarcirkel series now boasts a … Read the full press release

Approval Granted: Ammonia Bunkering Facility Paves the Way for Low-Emission Shipping in Norway

(IN BRIEF) The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection has approved the construction of an ammonia bunkering facility at Fjord Base in Florø, Norway, marking a pivotal moment in the push for low-emission shipping fuels. Yara Clean Ammonia, Azane, and Fjord … Read the full press release

Evonik Receives Second Consecutive Asia-Pacific Bioprocessing Excellence Award for Cell Culture Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has been honored with the Asia-Pacific Bioprocessing Excellence Award (ABEA) for the second consecutive year, specifically in the category of Best New Bioprocessing Supplier Award: Upstream Processing, for its Cell Culture Solutions portfolio. As a crucial component … Read the full press release

Borealis-backed Project STOP: Transforming Waste Management in Banyuwangi, Indonesia

(IN BRIEF) Project STOP, a collaboration between Borealis and Systemiq, has achieved significant milestones in its mission to improve waste management in Indonesia. Since its inception, over 400,000 individuals have gained access to waste services, leading to the collection of … Read the full press release

trinamiX Unveils Groundbreaking NIR Spectrometer for Consumer Use at BEAUTY Düsseldorf

(IN BRIEF) trinamiX GmbH introduces a revolutionary Consumer Spectroscopy solution at BEAUTY in Düsseldorf, showcasing the world’s first NIR spectrometer that fits into smartphones or handheld devices for cosmetic applications. This innovation enables consumers to conduct non-invasive molecular analysis of … Read the full press release

Hempel Launches Hempatherm IC: Revolutionary Thermal Insulation Coatings System

(IN BRIEF) Hempel A/S, a leading coatings manufacturer, has unveiled Hempatherm IC, its pioneering thermal insulation coatings system designed to address the escalating need to manage Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) and control maintenance costs. Comprising Hempatherm IC 170 and Hempatherm … Read the full press release

Arkema’s Agiplast Advances Recycling Efforts with Over 15 Certified Polymer Grades

(IN BRIEF) Arkema’s Agiplast, a leader in high-performance thermoplastic recycling, expands its Virtucycle® program within the Arkema group by introducing over 15 certified grades. These grades are derived from specialty polyamides and PVDF, recycled at Agiplast’s state-of-the-art facility in Italy … Read the full press release

Borealis CEO Thomas Gangl’s Mandate Terminated by Mutual Agreement

(IN BRIEF) The Supervisory Board of Borealis and Thomas Gangl have reached a mutual decision to terminate Gangl’s mandate as CEO of Borealis AG, effective June 30, 2024. Gangl, with a career spanning over two decades at OMV, held key … Read the full press release

Evonik Vland Biotech Launches Joint Venture to Enhance Animal Gut Health Solutions

(IN BRIEF) The joint venture, Evonik Vland Biotech, established by Evonik China and Shandong Vland Biotech, officially commenced operations in Binzhou, China, aiming to bolster the market presence of probiotics for livestock gut health in the Greater China region while … Read the full press release

Evonik’s EUDRAGIT® Polymers: Pioneering Pharmaceutical Innovation for 70 Years

(IN BRIEF) Evonik’s EUDRAGIT® polymers, renowned coatings for pharmaceuticals, celebrate 70 years of revolutionizing drug delivery. With over 23,000 patents and 10,000 scientific publications, these methacrylate polymers have become industry standards, employed in formulations for modified drug release across 80 … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain’s Commitment to Sustainability: Advancing Low-Carbon Cement Technologies

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals is ramping up efforts to advance low-carbon cement and concrete technologies, aiming to foster growth and sustainability in the construction sector. Key partnerships with startups like Fortera and established players like Ecocem demonstrate the company’s … Read the full press release

Collaborative Effort Launches Premium Snack Packaging with 50% Recycled Plastic

(IN BRIEF) Several supply chain partners have joined forces to introduce new premium snack packaging made with 50% recycled plastic. Launched for PepsiCo’s Sunbites brand in the UK and Ireland, the packaging meets stringent EU regulatory requirements for food contact. … Read the full press release

EIB Provides €500 Million Loan to Evonik for Sustainable Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Evonik, Germany’s second-largest chemical company, has secured a €500 million framework loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to accelerate its sustainable transformation. The financing will support Evonik’s Next Generation Solutions portfolio, which focuses on energy-efficient, bio-based, and … Read the full press release

Isobionics® Unveils Innovative Natural Flavor, beta-Caryophyllene 80, at FlavourTalk Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Isobionics®, a BASF Aroma Ingredients brand, introduces its latest natural flavor, beta-Caryophyllene 80, at the FlavourTalk Raw Materials Exhibition 2024. Developed to meet specific customer requirements, this flavor expands Isobionics®’ portfolio beyond citrus products. Made using cutting-edge biotechnology, … Read the full press release

Evonik Launches Skin Institute to Revolutionize Cosmetics with Science-Backed Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Evonik introduces the Evonik Skin Institute, a global network of life science experts and labs aimed at bolstering support for claim-substantiated cosmetics. This initiative merges Evonik’s advanced biotech platform with a global network of evaluation labs, enhancing customer … Read the full press release

Hexcel and Arkema Collaborate to Advance Aerospace-grade Thermoplastic Composites

(IN BRIEF) Hexcel and Arkema have achieved a significant milestone in aerospace innovation through their strategic partnership, resulting in the successful development of a high-performance thermoplastic composite structure. Utilizing HexPly® thermoplastic tapes made from Arkema’s Kepstan® PEKK resin and Hexcel … Read the full press release

BASF Monomers Division Achieves Global Sustainability Certification Milestone

(IN BRIEF) BASF’s Monomers division celebrates a significant milestone with the global certification of its production sites in all regions, including the USA, under ISCC PLUS and REDcert2 standards. This achievement enables BASF to offer regionally produced certified isocyanates and … Read the full press release

Record Free Cash Flow Highlights Brenntag’s Resilience in Volatile Market Conditions

(IN BRIEF) In 2023, Brenntag reported solid financial results despite market challenges, with sales declining by 11.0% due to lower prices and volumes. Operating gross profit reached 4,041.8 million EUR (-3.7%), and operating EBITA stood at 1,265.0 million EUR (-13.1%), … Read the full press release

Evonik and Desktop Metal Strengthen Collaboration, Qualify INFINAM® ST 6100 L for Large Format ETEC 3D Printers

(IN BRIEF) Evonik and Desktop Metal have enhanced their partnership with the qualification of Evonik’s INFINAM® ST 6100 L photopolymer on Desktop Metal’s ETEC Xtreme 8K and Pro XL 3D printers. INFINAM® ST 6100 L, renowned for its high strength … Read the full press release

Evonik Enhances Animal Nutrition Services with Release of US Crop Report Integrated into AMINODat® 6.2

(IN BRIEF) Evonik announces the release of the 2023 US Crop Report, which has been integrated into its AMINODat® 6.2 database, marking a significant advancement in its animal nutrition services. This state-specific data for corn and soybean meal, exclusively from … Read the full press release

Borealis Marks 30 Years of Innovation: Accelerating Industry Transformation and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) In March 2024, Borealis commemorates its three-decade journey as a pioneer and innovator in the polymers industry, celebrating its contributions to industry advancement and sustainability. Born from a merger between Statoil and Neste, Borealis has evolved into a … Read the full press release

Henkel’s Sustainability Report 2023 Highlights Strong Environmental and Social Progress

(IN BRIEF) Henkel’s recently published sustainability report for 2023 underscores the company’s significant strides in advancing its global sustainability strategy. Notable achievements include a 61 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per metric ton of product since 2010 and an increase … Read the full press release

Henkel Achieves Robust Growth and Strategic Advancements Amid Challenging Market Conditions

(IN BRIEF) Henkel reports strong business performance for 2023, with sales reaching 21.5 billion euros and a significant increase in operating profit (EBIT) by 10.2 percent, alongside other notable achievements. The company’s purposeful growth agenda, including the accelerated merger of … Read the full press release

Syngenta Teams Up with IBM and Maxygen to Revolutionize Agricultural Technology

(IN BRIEF) Syngenta Group, a leading global agriculture technology company, has announced key collaborations stemming from its innovation accelerator platform, Shoots by Syngenta, launched in 2023. These collaborations involve partnerships with IBM Research and US biotech firm Maxygen, aiming to … Read the full press release

Yara Brasil and Petrobras Forge Partnership to Drive Decarbonization in Fertilizer and Industrial Sectors

(IN BRIEF) Yara Brasil Fertilizantes S.A. (Yara) and Petrobras have entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at exploring potential business collaborations concerning the production and decarbonization of local fertilizer and industrial products in Brazil. With Brazil being … Read the full press release