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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

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