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Chemicals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

EBRD lends €15 million to Turkish chemicals maker to increase production of a key component in energy-efficient tyres

EBRD €15 million loan will fund building of new production facility New plant will increase capacity by 40,000 tonnes by 2020 Expansion supports fast-growing demand for silica used in energy-efficient tyres LONDON, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In support of greener business … Read the full press release

Sika announces the acquisition of Concrete Fibers business from Propex Holding, LLC based in Tennessee, USA

Baar, Switzerland, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has acquired the global Concrete Fibers business from Propex Holding, LLC, which includes a US plant manufacturing synthetic fibers for use in concrete reinforcement, sales operations in Sika’s three geographical regions, and a strong … Read the full press release

Hempel becomes the Official Coatings Partner of World Sailing

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that Hempel, the world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, is to become the Official Coatings Partner of World Sailing. Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Hempel was … Read the full press release

BayWa AG and Al Dahra Holding celebrate official grand opening of two climate-controlled greenhouses in Al Ain, UAE

MUNICH, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The official grand opening of a project involving BayWa AG and Al Dahra Holding LLC, Abu Dhabi, was held this past weekend. The project consists of two climate-controlled greenhouses in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates … Read the full press release

Covestro to invest EUR 300 million in a new aniline production at its Antwerp site

Antwerp site part of Covestro’s MDI investment program Investment of around EUR 300 million / Superior infrastructure and logistics make Antwerp ideal location LEVERKUSEN, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its global MDI investment program, Covestro plans to invest around … Read the full press release

ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Blarney, Ireland for Added Capabilities, Capacity and Jobs

Expansion positions ILC as leading single use powder handling solutions provider to the global pharma & biopharma market FREDERICA, DE, USA, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry … Read the full press release

Arkema expands engineering adhesives with the acquisition of Afinitica

Colombes, France, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema is expanding in engineering adhesives with the announcement of the acquisition of Afinitica, a Spanish company specializing in instant adhesives, also known as cyanoacrylates. This small targeted acquisition will enable Bostik to develop … Read the full press release

BASF and SINOPEC sign MoU to further strengthen partnership in upstream and downstream chemical production in China

New 1,000,000 metric tons steam cracker in Nanjing will support further downstream portfolio development BASF-YPC joint venture will expand capacity Partners intend to explore new business opportunities in battery materials LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and NANJING, China, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and … Read the full press release

Henkel Beauty Care introduces Choicify, the 10-sec. mobile hair color finder

Launch Henkel Beauty Care Near Field Communication Colorationsberatung Düsseldorf, Germany, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Finding the right hair color with your smartphone in stores is easy now! Henkel Beauty Care celebrates the next big step into the digital future and … Read the full press release

Henkel to present broad range of semiconductor packaging solutions at Semicon Europa

New solutions for advanced semiconductor packaging, automotive and industrial electronics applications Düsseldorf, Germany, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As an event designed to attract visitors from across the European microelectronics landscape, Semicon Europa’s technical focus is uniquely aligned with Henkel’s broad range … Read the full press release

Jotun at Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Middle East conference

Sandefjord, Norway, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun, leading global supplier of paints and coatings, has provided its products and services to 12 of the top 20 tallest buildings by 2020. Jotun, who will be exhibiting at Council on Tall Buildings … Read the full press release

European chemical industry calls on the European Commission to strengthen the current system of protection of workers’ reproductive health

BRUSSELS, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The chemical industry and trade unions today agreed on the future framework to further protect EU workers from the risks associated with exposure to substances toxic to reproduction at the workplace. In a joint declaration signed today, … Read the full press release

Cefic, CHEM Trust, EEB, UK CIA: We urge UK to remain within REACH and participate in the ECHA post-Brexit

BRUSSELS, 17-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahead of the Brexit summit on 17 October, Cefic, CHEM Trust, the European Environment Bureau (EEB) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have today published an Open Letter to all EU Heads of State in the Financial … Read the full press release

Evonik presented the outlook for C4 chemistry at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA)

At the 52nd annual meeting of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), representatives of Evonik presented and discussed digitization Projects Previous positive records: e.g. in areas such as automation and process optimization Now consistent expansion toward customers, presentation of C4Connect online … Read the full press release

Evonik: EMCO-INORTECH ULC appointed national distributor for the polyurethane Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) market in Canada

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Corporation has recently appointed Canadian chemical distributor of specialty raw materials, EMCO-INORTECH ULC, to act as its national distributor for the polyurethane Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) market in Canada. As … Read the full press release

Evonik Animal Nutrition will promote its newest concept PROXYMet™ at EuroTier 2018

ESSEN, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At EuroTier 2018, November 13-16 (Hall 22, Booth C23) Evonik Animal Nutrition will promote its newest concept, PROXYMet™ designed to confirm the superior nutritional value of MetAMINO® versus methionine hydroxy analog. PROXYMetTM allows customers, for the … Read the full press release

Dr. Tammo Boinowitz of Evonik’s Personal Care Business Line at SEPAWA Congress: The trend in cosmetics is now much more towards naturalness and sustainability

ESSEN, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s SEPAWA Congress in Berlin this week, Evonik presents a product range extended to include natural-based products, aimed at customers in the cosmetics industry as well as manufacturers of detergents and cleaning agents. “The … Read the full press release

STFC’s Central Laser Facility and York University used the ULTRA laser to develop a new technique to study chemical catalysts

SWINDON, 15-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STFC’s world-leading Central Laser Facility (CLF) has been instrumental in new research which might see efficiency savings being made in an industry worth billions to the UK. Researchers from CLF and York University have used the ULTRA … Read the full press release

Covestro to invest EUR 1.5 billion for global MDI capacity expansion

Highly attractive MDI market with long-term growth prospects / New 500 kilotons MDI plant to satisfy demand and accompany industry growth / NAFTA MDI capacity to reach 740 kilotons per year by end of 2024 / Extending Covestro´s regional and … Read the full press release

Master Builders Solutions® introduces an innovative admixture to extend service life of concrete

Extends the service life of concrete by reducing crack widths Reduces shrinkage by up to 60 percent Ensures high-quality concrete LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 09-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With MasterLife SRA 900, Master Builders Solutions® is introducing an innovative admixture to extend the service … Read the full press release

BASF supports international disaster relief activities in Sulawesi, Indonesia with €100,000 donation

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 09-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF SE has decided to contribute €100,000 to relief efforts in Sulawesi in Indonesia. With funding from BASF, BASF Stiftung, a charitable foundation based in Germany, will support international disaster relief activities as immediate aid to … Read the full press release

Hempel closes acquisition of 65% of JWO

LYNGBY, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — We’re pleased to announce that leading German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf (JWO), including Renaulac (France) and FLT Handel & Service, are now officially part of the Hempel Group, with immediate effect. Hempel recently received both the … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö strengthens filtration manufacturing capabilities following completion of major investment in its Madisonville plant

Ahlstrom-Munksjö builds on its global platform for high-performance filtration material by completing the investment in Madisonville, U.S. HELSINKI, 03-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As market demand for high-performance filtration material continue to increase globally, Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to grow its attractive Filtration business … Read the full press release

DSM expands production capacity of its sustainable liquid polyester technology and other specialty resins at new facility in Meppen, Germany

Zwolle, Netherlands, 03-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has today announced the strengthening of its leadership in sustainable, innovative resins & circular economy solutions with the successful expansion of its … Read the full press release

Evonik to merge its Personal Care and Household Care business lines to form a new Care Solutions Business Line

New Care Solutions unit at Evonik creates powerhouse in the personal care and household products markets Care Solutions is formed from existing Personal Care and Household Care business lines Customers to benefit from: Greater innovative power, leaner processes, closer customer … Read the full press release

Covestro recognized as a LEAD company of the United Nations Global Compact

UN honors high engagement of material producer Commitment to ten principles for responsible businesses LEVERKUSEN, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has been recognized as a LEAD company of the United Nations Global Compact, a global movement of responsible and sustainable corporate … Read the full press release

Bayport Polymers to build a 625,000-ton-per-year polyethylene unit at its production site in Bayport, Texas

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals Take Final Investment Decision for New Unit PARIS/ VIENNA/ CALGARY, Canada/ BAYPORT, TX, USA, 27-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayport Polymers, LLC (“Bayport Polymers”) – a 50/50 joint venture owned by Total S.A. (“Total”) and Novealis … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel now the leader in the Spain’s woodcare segment with the acquisition of Xylazel S.A.

Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA; AKZOY) has acquired Xylazel S.A. (Xylazel), a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM). AMSTERDAM, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With this acquisition AkzoNobel strengthens its business and becomes a leader in the decorative paints market in … Read the full press release