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Chemicals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Arkema to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets

COLOMBES, 18-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets. This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up … Read the full press release

Evonik on reports of counterfeit Methionine goods being found in China

ESSEN, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Feed specialist company Evonik is reminding its customers to buy products only through official order channels, following reports of counterfeit goods being found in China. A customer who recently bought two bags of MetAMINO from … Read the full press release

Evonik can now market its innovative high-concentration Omega-3 lysine powder complex AvailOm® for use in the European Union

High concentration Omega-3 powder 3-5 times more bioavailable than standard Omega-3 softgels Directly compressible to easily combine with other ingredients Unmatched protection against oxidation: stable for at least 3 yrs. ESSEN, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik, a global partner to nutraceutical … Read the full press release

Jotun unveils the easiest way to design, specify, beautify and protect buildings worldwide with green building products

Jotun, leading supplier of paints and coatings, is launching Green Building Solutions (GBS) – the easiest way to design, specify, beautify and protect buildings worldwide with green building products. Sandefjord, Norway, 14-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun offers an online green building … Read the full press release

BASF to launch its most economical and efficient adsorbent for air drying tailored for the compressed air market

New adsorbent offers customers significant cost and energy savings Seven- to ten-year lifespan leads to refill cost savings of up to 40 percent Outperforms comparable adsorbent products for air drying LUDWIGSHAFEN, 07-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF launched Sorbead® Air, its most economical … Read the full press release

BASF to increase capacity of its production plant for alkoxylation in Antwerp, Belgium

Investment in response to increased demand for alkoxylates in Europe Stepwise increase of up to 25 percent in world-scale surfactant plant capacity by 2021 First additional capacities to be available from as early as 3rd quarter of 2018 ANTWERP, 07-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

BASF to increase the production capacity of 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) at its Ludwigshafen Verbund site by more than 50 percent

Global capacity to increase to more than 70,000 metric tons per year Meet growing customer demand for high-performance formulations LUDWIGSHAFEN, 07-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF intends to increase the production capacity of 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) at its Ludwigshafen Verbund site by more … Read the full press release

LyondellBasell and Covestro to convert its water-based waste into energy with Circular Steam Project at Maasvlakte-Rotterdam site

Joint press release of LyondellBasell and Covestro Innovative new technology realizes annual reduction of up to 140,000 metric tons CO2 emissions LEVERKUSEN, 05-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and its … Read the full press release

Evonik expands product portfolio of synthetic materials for 3D printing with the new PEBA powder

ESSEN, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The new high-performance powder stands out for its high elasticity and strength and is suitable for a variety of powder-based 3D printing technologies. 3D printed parts made from the new PEBA powder show a high degree … Read the full press release

Evonik and Sanju to deepen cooperation in innovation, process and application technology

ESSEN, 27-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On August 23, Evonik Industries AG (“Evonik”) and Beijing Sanju Environmental Protection & New Materials Co., Ltd. (“Sanju”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation in Beijing. Dr. Claas-Jürgen Klasen, President Evonik Asia … Read the full press release

Sika opens new factory in Dubai for the production of high-performance concrete admixtures

BAAR, 24-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika is developing its operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of a new factory in Dubai. An existing production facility for concrete admixtures has been relocated to the new site and expanded. … Read the full press release

Royal DSM made Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World list

Parsippany NJ, US, 22-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, again made Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World list, an annual recognition of companies that have a positive social impact through their core … Read the full press release

High-performance LED floodlights by the Osram subsidiary Siteco use PLEXIGLAS® optics for efficient illumination of sports facilities

ESSEN, 21-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Athletes need well-lit conditions, not only in competitions or at night, but anytime they are skateboarding, climbing, skiing or swimming. In poorly lit conditions, even small bumps can become dangerous obstacles or cause a missed handgrip. … Read the full press release

Evonik Industries and Wynca form joint venture to produce fumed silica marketed under the name AEROSIL

New fumed silica production facility planned in Zhenjiang, China Investment amount in the mid double-digit million Euro range New capacities to meet demand for silicones, adhesives & sealants and paints & coatings ESSEN, 21-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries and … Read the full press release

SGS: San Francisco becomes the first city in the US to prohibit PFAS chemicals in single-use food service ware

San Francisco becomes the first city in the US to prohibit PFAS chemicals in single-use food service ware. This provision in the new law will become effective on January 1, 2020. GENEVA, 21-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On August 10, 2018, the … Read the full press release

Covestro’s Polycarbonates (PCS) sheets business in Sheffield (US) sold to Plaskolite

US Polycarbonates sheets business sold to Plaskolite LEVERKUSEN, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Germany-based materials manufacturer Covestro yesterday successfully closed the sale of Covestro’s Polycarbonates (PCS) sheets business in Sheffield (US) to Plaskolite. Acrylics sheets manufacturer Plaskolite will continue operations at the … Read the full press release

Covestro introduces Maezio™ – the new brand for strong, light and aesthetic composite materials

Maezio™ ˗ the new brand for strong, light and aesthetic composite materials LEVERKUSEN, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) by introducing Maezio™ as brand name. These innovative materials are … Read the full press release

Covestro supports Tongji University Shanghai / TU Darmstadt team and Indian Institute of Technology’s team Shunya in the Solar Decathlon China competition

Promotion of two student teams at the Solar Decathlon China competition Innovative material solutions for energy-efficient solar houses LEVERKUSEN, 10-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ongoing urbanization brings with it many challenges, especially in megacities as they are currently developing in countries such … Read the full press release

Manufacturers of interior airplane components can now achieve cost effective and quick production with the polyethersulfone Ultrason® E from BASF

Polyethersulfone Ultrason® E: One single polymer for manufacturing sandwich structures quickly and cost effectively Intrinsically flame retardant: Particularly well-suited for interior components in airplanes Ludwigshafen, Germany, 07-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Manufacturing sandwich structures for airplane interiors cost effectively and quickly: … Read the full press release

BASF: New series of systems in the Elastoflex® E product group now allow significant weight reductions and foam densities of around 120g/L

Elastoflex® E produces slim and light components for automobile interiors Thin-Light system wins the SPE Environmental Category Award Global availability with local support Ludwigshafen, Germany, 07-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Automobile manufacturers and processors are always searching for new, cost-effective solutions for … Read the full press release

BASF strengthens its market position in agricultural solutions with the closing of acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer

Complements own crop protection, biotech and digital activities; marks entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides, nematicide seed treatments Creates new opportunities for innovation and growth About 4,500 experienced employees join Agricultural Solutions team Ludwigshafen, Germany, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF has … Read the full press release

BASF’s Chemetall brand strengthens its position in China by investing in state-of-the-art surface treatment site in Pinghu

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 06-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, invests in a state-of-the-art surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang … Read the full press release

Borealis implements the international energy management standard ISO 50001 with the help of DNV GL

VIENNA 02-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilisers, has implemented the international energy management standard ISO 50001, with the help of DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of … Read the full press release

Evonik to present its latest additive innovations at PU China 2018 from August 1-3 in Shanghai

ESSEN, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Polyurethanes are among the most versatile materials to address sustainability issues across numerous applications. Evonik houses the polyurethane industry’s broadest range of additives including surfactants, catalysts, curatives, performance additives and release agents. These latest additive innovations … Read the full press release

Evonik recognised in the categories of “Business Responsibility and Ethics” and “Supply Chain Management” at the Sustainability Business Awards (SBA) Singapore 2018

SINGAPORE, 30-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, was awarded with special recognition in the categories of “Business Responsibility and Ethics” and “Supply Chain Management” at the Sustainability Business Awards (SBA) Singapore 2018, further underpinning … Read the full press release

BASF to expand capacity for ethylene oxide and several downstream derivatives at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 27-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF pursues a significant capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The project includes capacity expansions for ethylene oxide and for several downstream derivatives, such as surfactants. … Read the full press release

Wizz Air received their milestone 100th aircraft – coated with AkzoNobel’s high performing exterior topcoat systems

AMSTERDAM 24-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The sky’s the limit for passengers who travel with Wizz Air, as the value airline received their milestone 100th aircraft – coated with AkzoNobel’s high performing exterior topcoat systems. The two companies have enjoyed a long … Read the full press release

Henkel opens new consumer tests center for Beauty Care products in Düsseldorf

DÜSSELDORF, 20-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — How exactly do consumers use styling products, shower gels or toothpastes? In Henkel’s “Beauty Insights” center, the company’s Beauty Care experts can now observe these consumer habits and directly transform insights into the design and … Read the full press release

Borealis expands its mechanical recycling capabilities with the acquisition of Austrian plastics recycler Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH

VIENNA, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH (“Ecoplast”), … Read the full press release

Henkel enters the Chilean building materials market with the acquisition of Aislantes Nacionales S.A.

DÜSSELDORF, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire Aislantes Nacionales S.A., a major player in the Chilean tile adhesive and building materials market. Aislantes Nacionales S.A. is a privately-owned company specialized in manufacturing and marketing a wide … Read the full press release