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Chemicals Press Releases and News distributed via EuropaWire

Hirsch-BEWiSynbra consortium closes the acquisition of Saint-Gobain’s EPS business in France

COURBEVOIE, France, 7-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain closes sale of its expanded polystyrene (EPS) business in France to the Austrian and Swedish consortium Hirsch-BEWiSynbra on December 31, 2019. In 2018, the EPS business in France generated sales of around €70 … Read the full press release

ChemChina and Sinochem consolidate their agricultural assets to form new holding company, Syngenta Group

BASEL, 6-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ChemChina and Sinochem announce the creation of Syngenta Group. The new holding company is the consolidation of both companies’ agricultural assets. Mark Patrick, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Syngenta Executive Team since … Read the full press release

Covestro completes the divestiture of its European polycarbonates sheets business to Serafin Group

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, 3-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro completes the divestment of its European polycarbonates sheets business to the Munich-based Serafin Group effective January 2, 2020. The transaction includes key management and sales functions throughout Europe as well as production sites … Read the full press release

BASF closes sale transaction of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 3-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF completes the sale of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont). The transaction includes the shares of inge GmbH, the business’ headquarters and production site in Greifenberg, Germany, including all … Read the full press release

Europe’s soon to be tallest building to rely on high class powder coatings system from AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, 27-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to supply high class powder coatings system to protect Varso Tower from the ravages of Warsaw weather. Europe’s soon to be new tallest building stands at 310 meters tall and will dominate the skyline … Read the full press release

Sika takes over Adeplast SA, leading player on the construction materials market in Romania

BAAR, 25-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announced it is acquiring a Romanian manufacturer of mortars and thermal insulation solutions with CHF 120 million sales per year. The acquisition will substantially strengthen the company’s position in the local Romanian construction chemicals … Read the full press release

Rapid Shape joins Henkel as technology partner for the acceleration of the mass-production of additive manufacturing across industries

DÜSSELDORF, 18-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Heimsheim, Germany based Rapid Shape is partnering with Henkel for the the mass production of 3D printed functional parts. Rapid Shape is active in the high-speed technologies for additive manufacturing and combined with Henkel’s materials … Read the full press release

Borealis announces its largest investment in Europe; breaks ground on new world-scale PDH plant in Kallo, Belgium

VIENNA, 10-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis breaks ground on its new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant located at its existing production site in Kallo, Belgium. It will be one of the largest and most efficient plants of its kind in … Read the full press release

DSM share buy back program update: shares repurchased between 2 and 6 September 2019

DSM share buy back program update

HEERLEN, 10-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has just announced it has repurchased 131,289 of its own shares during the period from 2 September 2019 up to and including 6 September 2019. The average price per share reported was €115.38 … Read the full press release

Sika expands its presence in China and the Asia Pacific with the acquisition of silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin

BAAR, 9-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika expands its Target Markets Industry and Sealing & Bonding presence in China and the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of Crevo-Hengxin. Sika also will gain additional silicone technology and a production footprint. Crevo-Hengxin … Read the full press release

Symrise strengthens presence in West Africa with the opening of its own application labs in Nigeria

HOLZMINDEN, Germany, 6-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise, a global fragrance and flavoring manufacturer based in Germany, sets up its own application labs in Nigeria. The company opened the new facilities in Lagos, the largest city in the West African country, … Read the full press release

Henkel scientists introduce the Phenion® FT LONG-LIFE Skin Model

Henkel scientists introduce the Phenion FT LONG-LIFE Skin Model 

The new more durable tissue model represents yet another milestone in skin research The new Skin Model can be kept in culture for up to 50 days DÜSSELDORF, 5-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has just announced its scientists have developed … Read the full press release

China relies on AkzoNobel’s industry-leading coatings solution to protect its new polar icebreaker

AMSTERDAM, 29-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel‘s industry-leading coatings solution selected by Polar Research Institute of China to protect its first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2 from harsh Arctic and Antarctic condition. Xue Long 2, a 12,366 ton research … Read the full press release

Royal DSM share buyback: 276,022 shares repurchased between 12 and 16 August 2019

HEERLEN, 20-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM reports that in the period from 12 August 2019 up to and including 16 August 2019 it has repurchased 276,022 of its own shares at an average price of €108.76. This is in … Read the full press release

Jotun chosen to optimize hull performance and help shipowner Wallenius Wilhelmsen meet its environmental objectives

SANDEFJORD, Norway, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jotun to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in Wallenius Wilhelmsen‘s advanced RoRo fleet. HPS accurately measures hull performance with the combination of premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with … Read the full press release

INEOS announces partnership with OGC Nice for 2019-2020 season

LONDON, 29-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — INEOS announces partnership with OGC Nice as the main partner of the Gym and will display its logo on the front of the professional team’s jerseys starting in the 2019-2020 season. INEOS is already involved … Read the full press release

Henkel further strengthens leading hair coloration portfolio with acquisition of 51% stake in eSalon

DÜSSELDORF, 26-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel to acquire 51 per cent stake in eSalon.com LLC, further strengthening its leading hair coloration portfolio and expand its digital business. eSalon creates customized hair colorations mixed on an individual basis for at home … Read the full press release

Nanto Cleantech Inc victorious in BYK-Altana patent opposition lawsuit

Nanto Cleantech prevails in European Patent opposition proceedings against BYK-Chemie GmbH (represented by the Altana IP department), confirming its position in nanoclay applications in paints and coatings NEW YORK, USA, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Nanto Cleantech Inc., a US based … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

AMSTERDAM, 18-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The intended acquisition will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings and contribute directly towards delivering the company’s 2020 guidance. Mapaero was established in 1992, the company … Read the full press release

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

Covestro unveils new Solution Center as part of its digitalization strategy

LEVERKUSEN, 28-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Covestro has just launched its new Solution Center for intelligently presenting its products on the web. The new Covestro Solution Center is a key part of Covestro’s digitalization strategy. It will feature over 2,000 Covestro products … Read the full press release

Arkema participates in Carbon® Growth Funding Round with US$ 20 million

Arkema participates in Carbon® Growth Funding Round with US$ 20 million

Investment to support the next generation of fully integrated digital manufacturing platforms PARIS, 27-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Silicon Valley based Carbon® and Arkema share a common vision for the industry and in a number of other aspects such as strategic … Read the full press release

Sartomer enables Massivit 3D’s first life-sized, 3D-printed model of female soccer star

COLOMBES, 25-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Massivit 3D has partnered with Arkema‘s Sartomer since its inception in 2013. Massivit 3D benefits from Sartomer’s market-leading portfolio of N3xtDimension® UV-curable liquid resins. These advanced liquid resins make up a significant portion of Massivit … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain sells Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) to the Stark group

COURBEVOIE, France, 21-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain signs an agreement for the sale of its entire stake in Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) following a competitive sale process. The buyer, the Stark group, is an important player in building materials … Read the full press release

The seventh BASF and Volkswagen “Science Award Electrochemistry” opens for submissions

LUDWIGSHAFEN / WOLFSBURG, 15-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and Volkswagen opens application for the seventh “Science Award Electrochemistry”. Scientists and researchers of excellence from all over the world may apply until June 30, 2019 online at www.science-award.com. Participation conditions, procedure … Read the full press release

Hempel’s current VP & COO Lars Petersson to become the company’s new CEO

LYNGBY, 8-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Lars Petersson, currently Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in Hempel A/S, has just been promoted to the position of CEO of Hempel A/S. He will succeed Henrik Andersen on that position and the … Read the full press release

Saudi Aramco takes over Shell’s stake in SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands / DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, 22-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced that its Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s 50% holdings of the SASREF refining joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi … Read the full press release

Henkel Annual General Meeting 2019: record levels of earnings, profitability and dividend in FY 2018

Record levels in earnings and profitability during FY 2018 Dividend of 1.85 euros per preferred share proposed (record +3.4% increase) The implementation of strategic priorities made very good progress Full-year outlook 2019 confirmed DÜSSELDORF, 8-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel is … Read the full press release

2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium: parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, digital innovation and animal well-being

MONHEIM, Germany & RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil, 2-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer reports for over 220 cattle professionals having attended its 2nd Bayer International Beef Symposium. Key topics discussed on the event were parasite control, bovine respiratory disease, reproduction, digital innovation … Read the full press release

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