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Chemicals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

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

Evonik to raise prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific

Hanau, Germany, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik Industries is raising prices for all Precipitated Silica products by 11% in Asia Pacific with immediate effect. Contracts will be honoured for the agreed upon term. Evonik is committed to supply products and services … Read the full press release

BASF unveils material that replaces steel in PVC windows as the stiffening element

Glass fiber-reinforced co-extrudable Ultradur® replaces steel in window profile Greiner Extrusion Group contributes expertise for suitable tooling LUDWIGSHAFEN, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The construction industry is faced with major challenges in the coming years. In new buildings, restorations and interior construction, … Read the full press release

BASF transferred its global leather chemicals business to Stahl Group; BASF now holds 16% minority stake in Stahl Group

LUDWIGSHAFEN, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF has closed the previously announced transfer of its global leather chemicals business to the Stahl Group, with Stahl taking over the activities as of September 30, 2017. … Read the full press release

Yara International ASA 3Q 2017 results will be released on Thursday 19 October 2017

OSLO, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Yara International ASA third quarter 2017 results will be released on Thursday 19 October 2017. The results will be available at www.yara.com from 08:00 CEST.The results will be presented at 09:30 CEST by President and CEO Svein Tore Holsether and CFO … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel explores opportunities in building a world-class facility for the buildings and construction industries

AMSTERDAM, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll® business, which supplies essential ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. The study – expected to be completed by … Read the full press release

Minister President Bouffier tours the Werra Verbund Plant, learns about the potash district’s economic situation

KASSEL, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 September 2017) Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse, visited the Werra Verbund plant to get informed about the current economic situation of the potash district and, at the same time, praised the efforts … Read the full press release

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