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Covestro expects EUR 85 million extraordinary income in FY 2017 due to U.S. tax reform

LEVERKUSEN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Positive one-time effect of ca. EUR 85 million on net income expected in 2017 / Additional positive impact on coming years Covestro expects a positive one-time effect from the recently enacted U.S. tax reform on … Read the full press release

Jean-Marc VIALLATTE named Vice President of supply chain for Arkema

Colombes, France, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Jean-Marc Viallatte as Vice President of supply chain for the Group, effective 1st January 2018. Jean-Marc VIALLATTE, 45 years old, is a graduate engineer from IFMA (Institut Français de Mécanique … Read the full press release

Cosmetagora: BASF presents new active ingredients for skin and hair care products

Anti-stress ingredient Hyalurosmooth® is a mindful way to cope with the effect of stress by regulating cortisol impact on skin New anti-aging active RNAge™ harnesses BASF’s findings in epigenetics and reshapes facial harmony Anti-aging active DN-Age™ slows down hair graying, counteracts hair loss … Read the full press release

NYSCC Cosmetic Congress: BASF Care Creations and the Cell Therapy Research Institute CTIBiotech reveal initial results of their joint research on 3D tissue models

Experts demonstrated both ex vivo production of physiological sebum in 3D human sebaceous gland model and its regulation by means of active ingredients Ludwigshafen, Germany, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sebaceous glands help the skin stay moist and protect it against external … Read the full press release

BASF will present its new “Be authentic” concept at this year’s Cosmetagora

Mediterranean Influences: glamorous textures and effective sun protection based on BASF’s UV filter solutions Experimental Nomad: all-in-one, compact formulations that are easy to use and fit in a backpack – for beauty on the go Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua enables the … Read the full press release

Commemorative 20 euro coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of TUM professor Ernst Otto Fischer

  Munich, Germany, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ernst Otto Fischer, former Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), established a new branch of chemistry with his research on metal-carbon compounds. His work fundamentally changed the prevailing understanding … Read the full press release

Adhesives: Fraunhofer developed new adhesive called MetAK which can be hard and soft at the same time

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To connect components with each other, gluing is preferred today instead of welding, riveting or using screws. That makes cars, planes and agricultural machines lighter. The requirements placed on the adhesive are high, though: it has … Read the full press release

Acquisition of Zotos International by Henkel closed; Henkel’s 3rd acquisition in the US hair professional business

Düsseldorf / Germany, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has successfully closed the acquisition of Zotos International Inc., the North American Hair Professional business of Shiseido Company, Limited. The acquisition comprises leading hair professional brands such as Joico and Zotos Professional. The … Read the full press release

Filtration media: Ahlstrom-Munksjö to expand capacity at its Louveira plant in Brazil

HELSINKI, 28-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö taking the first step towards a potential capacity expansion plan at its Louveira plant in Brazil. “Demand for filtration media in South America is expected to continue to grow in the coming years and we … Read the full press release

Sika now offers the most comprehensive range of sealing and bonding solutions in the North American construction market

Baar, Switzerland, 26-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has acquired Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd., a US-based market leader in the development and manufacturing of structural expansion joint products for new construction and refurbishment. With the acquisition, Sika will be able to … Read the full press release

GEALAN Fenster-Systeme protects its latest generation of profiles for windows and balcony doors with a surface layer of PLEXIGLAS®

ESSEN, 20-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Resistant to weathering, colorfast and easy to clean: surface upgrading with PLEXIGLAS® molding compound protects the new GEALAN-KUBUS® window and balcony door system against all kinds of weather, and enables modern building design. Gone are … Read the full press release

INEOS faces widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists

INEOS is facing widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists, including dangerous direct action and death threats Shale activists challenged the injunctions, but the judge found overwhelmingly in our favour The injunctions prohibit unlawful actions including trespass, criminal damage and … Read the full press release

Netherlands-based coatings manufacturer Schaepman now fully integrated into the Hempel Group

COPENHAGEN, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 27 September we completed the full incorporation of Netherlands-based coatings manufacturer Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V.(Schaepman) in the Hempel Group. The company has been re-named “Hempel Industrial B.V”, and all activities continue under the Hempel brand. Jesper … Read the full press release

Evonik subsidiary CyPlus celebrates 60 years of highest global safety and environmental standards of operations

The production plant and an innovative packaging and logistics concept meet the highest global safety and environmental standards Leading role in sustainability ESSEN, WESSELING, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CyPlus GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Evonik, has reason to celebrate. The … Read the full press release

Evonik brings three-dimensional chemical education available online for schools worldwide

Evonik presents a new generation of the cyber classroom at international science conference in Tokyo Virtual education content can now be called up via internet All interested parties can now participate in creation of three-dimensional learning content ESSEN, 20-Nov-2017 — … Read the full press release

Evonik opens new membrane production facility at its Austrian plant in Schörfling

Investment strengthens growth in attractive gas separation market Position as technology leader for membrane-based gas separation consolidated Portfolio of innovative SEPURAN® membrane products expanded Essen/Schörfling, 20-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries has opened another membrane production facility at its Austrian plant … Read the full press release

Arkema at Formnext: Present solutions, future developments with EOS

Colombes, France, 16-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Formnext tradeshow held in Frankfurt (Germany) from 14 to 17 November 2017 is the opportunity for Arkema to announce a development partnership in high temperature powders with EOS, pioneer and innovator of additive … Read the full press release

Refining market: BASF unveils the next generation of the industry-leading Fortress Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst for heavy residuum oil feedstock applications

Allows refiners to optimize operations and maximize profits Delivers superior metals passivation and activity maintenance Minimizes hydrogen and coke production Ludwigshafen, Germany, 14-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF announced today the launch of Fortress™ NXT, the next generation of the industry-leading Fortress … Read the full press release

Yara signs mining agreement in Ethiopia for its Dallol potash mine

Yara will sign a mining agreement with the Ethiopian authorities, making possible the future development of the Yara Dallol potash mine. OSLO, 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —  The mining agreement will be signed today at a ceremony in Addis Abeba by Ethiopian Minister … Read the full press release

Syngenta to acquire Nidera Seeds from COFCO International

BASEL, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Syngenta and COFCO International Ltd announced today that Syngenta has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Nidera Seeds which is currently owned by COFCO International. Completion of the transaction is subject to clearance by the … Read the full press release

Carbeat by AkzoNobel, an industry first digital solution for automotive body repair shops

AMSTERDAM, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Customers at automotive body repair shops can now save time and money thanks to an industry first digital solution introduced by AkzoNobel’s Vehicle Refinishes business. Offering simpler workflows and easier access to information, Carbeat™provides significant benefits … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel expands its Surface Chemistry facility in Boxing, China

AMSTERDAM, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has completed the €4.8 million expansion project at its Surface Chemistry facility in Boxing, China, significantly increasing the company’s regional product portfolio and reconfirming its commitment to the Asian market. Being able to supply … Read the full press release

Henkel further strengthen Hair Professional business with acquisition of Zotos International Inc.

Broaden portfolio with leading brands Further strengthen Hair Professional business Significantly expand position in key region North America Düsseldorf, Germany, 01-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel signed an agreement to acquire Zotos International Inc., the North American Hair Professional business of Shiseido … Read the full press release

Henkel appoints Jens-Martin Schwärzler to its Management Board; will be responsible for Henkel Beauty Care

Change at Henkel Management Board Düsseldorf, Germany, 01-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Jens-Martin Schwärzler (54), currently Corporate Senior Vice President and responsible for Henkel’s Consumer Goods Business in North America, has been appointed to the Henkel Management Board effective November 1, 2017. … Read the full press release

Philippe Roodhooft joins Borealis Executive Board as Executive Vice President Middle East & Growth Projects

VIENNA, 31-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces that Philippe Roodhooft, at present Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Borouge ADP in the UAE, will return to Borealis … Read the full press release

INEOS Finance plc launches EUR 500,000,000 senior secured notes due 2025

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MAX IV Laboratory receives 100 million SEK from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

STOCKHOLM, 26-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MAX IV Laboratory has received 100 million SEK from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for the investment in a new beamline, ForMAX, designed to serve both academia and industry. ForMAX is part of Treesearch, a national … Read the full press release

Sika opens new factory for mortar products and concrete admixtures in Pakistan

BAAR, 23-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the commissioning of a new factory for mortar products and concrete admixtures, Sika has expanded its manufacturing capacity in Pakistan and is responding to the country’s construction boom. Demand in the infrastructure and residential … Read the full press release

Evonik Industries AG won seven years long patent litigation in US against Materia Inc.

ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries AG, Essen (Germany) with its Business Line Catalysts has won a seven years long patent litigation in a January 2017 jury trial in the Federal District Court in Wilmington DE, USA against Materia Inc., … Read the full press release

Evonik: German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone” will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on November 10, 2017

Evonik co-production tells the story of the world’s favorite soccer anthem ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone”, directed by André Schäfer, will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on Friday, November 10. This was … Read the full press release