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Solvay’s full year guidance updated to reflect discontinued operations of the polyamide activities

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay publishes today restated consolidated financial information for 2015, 2016 and the first half of 2017, reflecting the reclassification in discontinued operations of the polyamide activities to be sold to BASF. The planned divestment, with … Read the full press release

Solvay: BASF to acquire Polyamides for EUR 1.6 billion

BASF agrees to acquire Polyamides for €1.6 billion BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay has entered into a binding agreement with German chemical company BASF for the sale of its Polyamides business, a crucial step in Solvay’s transformation towards a … Read the full press release

Henkel again listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World and Europe

Again included in DJSI, FTSE4Good and Euronext Vigeo Eiris sustainability indices Düsseldorf, Germany, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has again been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). The inclusion in both indices … Read the full press release

Henkel strengthens its Hair Professional business with the acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios

Henkel further strengthens its Beauty Care business Düsseldorf, Germany, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has successfully closed the acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios, S.A. de C.V., headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico. The agreement to acquire Nattura Laboratorios and associated companies in the USA, … Read the full press release

Sika enhances its presence in the Czech market with acquisition of leading manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems KVK Holding

ZUG, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has agreed to acquire KVK Holding a.s, headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, a leading manufacturer of waterproofing and roofing systems as well as a wide range of mortar products. KVK generated sales of CHF 42 … Read the full press release

Hervé Castres Saint-Martin becomes Arkema’s VP Raw material and Energy Procurement

COLOMBES, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Hervé Castres Saint-Martin as Arkema’s Vice President Raw material and Energy Procurement effective 1st September 2017. Hervé Castres Saint-Martin, 53 years old, graduated from the Paris Ecole Supérieure de Physique et … Read the full press release

Arkema site in Crosby, Texas safely shut down all operations before hurricane landfall

The Arkema site in Crosby, Texas has been shut-down since Friday. COLOMBES, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The site anticipated the storm, and safely shut down all operations before hurricane landfall. The facility has had extraordinary levels of rain, receiving approximately 40 … Read the full press release

BASF to further improve the efficiency of its engineering and maintenance processes with SAP® Asset Intelligence Network

Ludwigshafen and Walldorf, Germany, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and SAP today announced the start of a project at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site to evaluate digital collaboration among business partners in the domain of engineering and maintenance. SAP® Asset Intelligence Network, a cloud-based … Read the full press release

Evonik announces price increase for its aliphatic diisocyanates and derivatives, VESTANAT® and VESTAGON®

ESSEN, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik raises the prices for its aliphatic diisocyanates and derivatives, offered under the brand names VESTANAT® and VESTAGON® up to 10% on a global basis with immediate effect. All existing contracts will be honored.  After many … Read the full press release

Covestro and UN Environment announce regional finalists for the inaugural Young Champions of the Earth prize

Public invited to rate finalists’ ideas to save the environment LEVERKUSEN, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The United Nations Environment Programme has announced a shortlist of regional finalists for the inaugural Young Champions of the Earth prize, a global competition sponsored … Read the full press release

Syngenta signs non-exclusive licensing agreements for the Enlist E3 Event and the Conkesta Enlist E3 stack in soybeans

Non-exclusive licenses include Enlist E3™ event and Conkesta E3™ stacked trait in soybeans and Enlist Event in corn Enables Syngenta to offer growers more choice with greater trait and genetic diversity BASEL, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Syngenta announced today that it … Read the full press release

Arkema names Beatriz Mendez as VP of Goods & Services Procurement

COLOMBES, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Beatriz Mendez as Vice President of Goods & Services Procurement for the Group, effective 1st August 2017. Beatriz Mendez, a 45 year old Spanish national, is a graduate of both … Read the full press release

BASF SE forms new company to work in the field of 3D printing

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH to start operations in September 2017 Ludwigshafen, Germany, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF SE plans to establish a new Group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, as of September 1, 2017. This wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF … Read the full press release

European Commission: companies active in ethylene purchasing may have violated EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 16 May 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in ethylene purchasing, in several Member States. The Commission has concerns that the companies … Read the full press release

ANDRITZ to deliver Selective Catalytic Reduction DeNOx plant for hazardous waste incineration plant in Bürrig

GRAZ, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG to deliver a SCR DeNOx plant (SCR: Selective Catalytic Reduction) for the hazardous waste incineration plant in Bürrig at its CHEMPARK site … Read the full press release

Thierry Vanlancker to succeed Ton Büchner as AkzoNobel CEO

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel announces today that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined AkzoNobel in 2012 and has been … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China

AMSTERDAM, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is working on plans to double production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40% is already underway, … Read the full press release

DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co. to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield

Heerlen, Netherlands, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DSM and Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co., Ltd have established an exclusive strategic partnership to produce the innovative UV filters PARSOL® Max and PARSOL® Shield. The collaboration enables DSM to offer the largest portfolio of UV filters in the … Read the full press release

Henkel expands the position of its Adhesive Technologies business as a global market and technology leader

Expanding strong market position Acquired businesses perfectly complement existing technology portfolio Düsseldorf, Germany, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the successful closing of the acquisitions of the global Darex Packaging Technologies business and the Sonderhoff Group, Henkel strengthens its Adhesive Technologies business … Read the full press release

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) published its thought paper on EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9)

BRUSSELS, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has published its thought paper on the EU’s upcoming framework programme (FP9). Cefic concludes that a reliable growth strategy for the European economy can only be realised with partnership driven innovation to … Read the full press release

Hempel’s new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings now available in Europe

COPENHAGEN, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hempel’s new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings are now also available in Europe to protect steel and concrete tanks in challenging and highly corrosive environments. As a single coat system, they ensure assets are returned to service … Read the full press release

Evonik introduces new product line HYPROX® AS approved under Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012

ESSEN, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydrogen peroxide is used as active substance in the formulation of biocidal products and for the production of the active substance peracetic acid. Biocidal products containing hydrogen peroxide are applied in a variety of applications, … Read the full press release

Evonik Industries AG combines its isophorone chemistry and epoxy curing agents business in new Crosslinkers Business Line

The Crosslinkers and Epoxy Curing Agents business will be combined to one new Business Line July 1 will be the first day of the new organization Global technology platform, long-term experience and profound expertise in crosslinker technology ESSEN, 05-Jul-2017 — … Read the full press release

Arkema business line Bostik will exclusively supply Tour de France with smart adhesives for the race

Colombes, France, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bostik, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema, upgrades sponsorship to official partnership for 2017 and 2018 cycling events. Agreement will boost brand visibility worldwide and sees Bostik exclusively supply event organizers with smart adhesives … Read the full press release

New supercomputer will enable BASF experts to very efficiently investigate complex questions

Intensified use of digital technologies strengthens BASF’s leading position in chemistry-based innovations Chemical industry’s largest supercomputer creates new opportunities for researchers to carry out complex modeling Research Press Conference presents wide-ranging uses of digital tools to develop innovative products Ludwigshafen, … Read the full press release

BASF to increase prices for all its Kaurit® and Kauramin® glues by €15 per metric ton in Europe

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With immediate effect BASF increases prices for all its Kaurit® and Kauramin® glues by €15 per metric ton in Europe on top of fluctuations in raw material prices as of the month of July. The price increase … Read the full press release

BASF to build new world-scale plant for ibuprofen in Ludwigshafen, Germany

New world-scale ibuprofen production plant in Ludwigshafen Additional capacity expansion of ibuprofen plant in Bishop, Texas Strengthening position in the ibuprofen market  LUDWIGSHAFEN, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF plans to build a new world-scale plant to produce ibuprofen in Ludwigshafen, … Read the full press release

BlackRock Inc. now owns 3.03% of the existing voting rights emitted by Solvay S.A.

BRUSSELS, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to the Belgian transparency legislation in force (Law of May 2, 2007), BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.) has notified Solvay SA that on June 14, 2017, the number … Read the full press release

Solvay becomes preferred supplier of thermoplastic composite materials to Fokker

TEMPE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay and GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business have teamed up to promote and accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composite materials on aircraft, with Solvay becoming a preferred supplier of these innovative lightweight materials to Fokker. Under the … Read the full press release

Alpiq and DSM started providing secondary balancing power to Swissgrid using virtual power plant

LAUSANNE, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After successfully passing the pre-qualification process, Alpiq and DSM Nutritional Products recently started providing secondary balancing power to the national grid operator Swissgrid using a virtual power plant. The system at the Lalden chemical plant is … Read the full press release