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Chemicals Press Releases and News distributed via EuropaWire

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

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. The funding … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel repurchased 475,146 of its own ordinary shares under its share buyback program, 11-15 Mar 2019

AMSTERDAM, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel (AKZA; AKZOY) has just reported to the market on its share buyback repurchase program. For the period between March 11, 2019 and March 15, 2019 the company has bought back 475,146 of its own … Read the full press release

Royal DSM increases stake in leading specialty food ingredient producer

HEERLEN, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has announced it has completed the increase of its stake in the leading specialty food ingredient producer Yantai Andre Pectin Co., Ltd. The increase has originally been announced last month. With the current … Read the full press release

Sika to strengthen its Sealing & Bonding business in Eastern Europe with the buy of Belorussian polyurethane foams producer

BAAR, 13-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika is expanding its know-how in the production and development of polyurethane foams. The company has just acquired a manufacturer of polyurethane foam systems based in Belarus. The acquired company is called Belineco (ООО «БелИНЭКО») … Read the full press release

BASF: engineering plastic Ultramid now in use as standard to manufacture the anode- and cathode-end plate in fuel cells

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 11-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF, as the biggest chemical supplier to the automotive industry, is very active on and engaged with things like automotive drive system, energy consumption, emissions, new and improved powertrain concepts for cars, electric drive concepts, … Read the full press release

Neste to drive successful execution of its global growth strategy in renewable products with new organizational structure

ESPOO, 19-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste Corporation redesigns its organizational structure to strengthen its global growth strategy in renewable products. Neste will divide its growing Renewable Products business area into three business units and one operational platform each of which … Read the full press release

Total to increase the supply of recycled polypropylene for automotive applications with Synova’s acquisition 

PARIS, 18-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Synova, based in France and leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, has been acquired by Total. The deal’s amount has not been disclosed. Following the acquisition, Total’s polymers know-how will be combined with Synova’s recycling … Read the full press release

Futuristic urban streetwear featuring smart textiles made with BASF’s Freeflex and Haptex advanced materials at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, 11-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Fashion label Seven Crash to redefine itself as an innovative brand pushing the boundaries on futuristic workwear and fashion streetwear at New York Fashion Week by experimenting with different fashion styles and cultures through the use of … Read the full press release

Eni and SABIC partner over truly innovative technology for natural gas conversion into synthesis gas 

MILAN, 8-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and SABIC will join forces and R&D capacity to work on and develop further an innovative technology for natural gas conversion into synthesis gas to further be transformed into high value fuels and chemicals, such as methanol. … Read the full press release

Proposals now accepted by NWO’s Science PPP Fund within Chemistry, Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT

THE HAGUE, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Science-wide PPP fund by NWO Domain Science opens for public-private research within the NWO Domain Science. Chemistry (including BBE), Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT are the top sectors open for cooperation between … Read the full press release

Combined Solenis boasts expanded product portfolio and cost-effective solutions for paper and water treatment customers

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany / WILMINGTON, Delaware, USA, 1-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Authorities have granted approval for BASF and Solenis to complete the merger of their paper and water chemicals businesses. Originally announced in May 2018, BASF and Solenis have now completed the transfer of BASF’s paper wet-end … Read the full press release

EconCore and Covestro partner over stronger, lightweight and FST performing honeycomb cores and panels

LEVERKUSEN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Partnership between EconCore N.V. and Covestro has been announced with the aim at producing stronger, lightweight and Fire, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) requirements compliant honeycomb panels and cores targeting public transportation applications, including railway and aerospace. So far both companies have heavily … Read the full press release

Eni to acquire 20% equity in ADNOC Refining for $3.3 billion after deduction of the net debt and subject to closing adjustments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 28-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni’s acquisition of the 20 percent stake in the ADNOC Refining represents one of the largest ever refinery transactions. The agreed price for the 20 percent stake in the refinery, being $3.3 billion, corresponds to an … Read the full press release

SENER solidifies standing as a European leader in projects to regasify and store cryogenic products with a new ethylene terminal project in France

GETXO, 23-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SENER leads the consortium of a turnkey contract to build an ethylene storage and regasification terminal in Fos-sur-Mer (region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, France) after signing an agreement with the French chemical company Kem One, owner of the … Read the full press release

Covestro and Haier Group to establish new laboratory for the digitalization of appliance production in Qingdao, China

LEVERKUSEN, 22-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer manufacturers, and the Haier Group, a major global brand for household appliances, have agreed to set up a joint laboratory in Qingdao, China, for the digitalization of appliance production. The … Read the full press release

Henkel reports 2018 preliminary sales of 19.9 billion euro

Implementation of Henkel 2020+ well under way Preliminary results 2018: Good performance despite significant headwinds Stepping up investments in brands and innovations to capture growth opportunities in consumer businesses and accelerate digital transformation Outlook for fiscal 2019 reflecting increased growth … Read the full press release

Borealis and SYSTEMIQ welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP, a new initiative to stop plastic waste leaking into the environment

VIENNA, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, together with their partners from the Government of Norway, NOVA Chemicals, Borouge and Veolia, are pleased to welcome Nestlé as new strategic partner of Project STOP (Stop Ocean Plastics), a frontline initiative to prevent ocean … Read the full press release

Kampanię medialną Gazety Codziennej Fakt mającą na celu zdyskredytowanie prezesa Grupy Azoty S.A.

Tarnów, Polska, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Od kilku tygodni obserwujemy zaplanowaną i skoordynowaną kampanię medialną Gazety Codziennej Fakt, mającą na celu zdyskredytowanie prezesa Grupy Azoty S.A. pana dr. Wojciecha Wardackiego oraz dyrektor Departamentu Korporacyjnego Grupy Azoty S.A. pani Agnieszki Sorbickiej-Krasinkiewicz. Działania … Read the full press release

Sika installs new production lines for mortars and acrylic liquid applied membranes in Palin, Guatemala

BAAR, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has opened a new production plant in Central America, located in Palin in the metropolitan area of Guatemala City. This move further expands the company’s market position in the emerging countries of the region. The … Read the full press release

The best chemical start-up of 2018 Sponsh develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air

EINDHOVEN, 06-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sponsh, an Eindhoven University of Technology spin-off that develops a temperature-sensitive textile which produces water from the air, has been voted the best chemical start-up of 2018. It is the third consecutive year that a TU/e … Read the full press release

Borealis corporate bond successfully subscribed by institutional investors

Bond has been successfully subscribed by institutional investors Retail sale to start on 4 December 2018 VIENNA, 03-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, is for the first … Read the full press release

Evonik workshop in Krakow on how its additives make plant protection product formulations more effective

ESSEN, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In early November, Interface & Performance held a BREAK-THRU® workshop in Krakow (Poland) where the business line informed local pesticide manufacturers how Evonik additives make plant protection product formulations more effective. Ten Polish plant protection product manufacturers … Read the full press release

World’s first synthetic sports flooring produced with carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide for the production of sports floorings Premiere for new product at hockey field in Germany / Innovative process from Covestro preserves resources / Next step in the use of CO2 for plastics LEVERKUSEN, 26-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fit with … Read the full press release

BASF developed an online solution-finder for construction projects in the food-and-beverage, chemical, and wastewater-engineering industries

Find the right solution – anytime, anywhere and across all end devices View and understand details through clear explanations Request advice and a consultation easily Ludwigshafen, Germany, 22-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With Solunaut, Master Builders Solutions® by BASF has developed an … Read the full press release

BASF unveils new non-flammable mineral-based insulation material suitable for the energy renovation of buildings constructed from double-wall masonry

Non-flammable mineral-based insulation material Quick and simple processing No separation step in case of renovation or demolition Ludwigshafen, Germany, 22-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Cavipor® FTX 1 combines the advantages of a mineral-based insulation material with the simple, safe and clean … Read the full press release

Yara welcomes Lars Røsæg as EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

OSLO, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lars Røsæg will take up the position of EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect. Petter Østbø has stepped down as CFO and will leave the company.“I am pleased to welcome Lars Røsæg into Yara … Read the full press release

Bayer awarded Best Public Outreach Program for its Transparency in Crop Science Initiative at the 11th Agrow Awards

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer has been awarded Best Public Outreach Program for its Transparency in Crop Science Initiative at the 11th Agrow Awards ceremony, held in London, United Kingdom on November 12. Bayer was selected as the … Read the full press release

STUDY: Bayer’s Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans technology helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions and overall environmental impact in South America

MONHEIM AM RHEIN, Germany/ ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, 16-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Results from a five-year peer-reviewed study on Intacta RR2 PRO™ soybeans planted in South America were recently published, indicating that this technology from Bayer helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions … Read the full press release

Neste and Clariant partner in developing and making new sustainable material solutions accessible to a variety of industries

ESPOO, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste, the world’s leading provider of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, have signed an agreement for a new partnership to join … Read the full press release

Borealis issued a BBB+ rating with stable outlook by S&P Global Ratings

Borealis obtains strong investment grade rating from S&P Global Ratings VIENNA, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it was issued a BBB+ rating with stable … Read the full press release