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AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals to invest in a second, independent production line for chlorine and caustic soda at its Rotterdam plant

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals will upgrade its Rotterdam chlor-alkali plant to strengthen development of the local industrial cluster. The company is preparing to invest in a second, independent production line for chlorine and caustic soda and will also implement a series … Read the full press release

Successful launch of a new packaging solution produced entirely with post-consumer recycled (PCR) material

Packaging solution made of 100% plastic recyclate delivers circular economy proof point VIENNA, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announces the successful launch of a new … Read the full press release

SGS: Nepal to implement new set of chemical requirements for toy safety

Nepal is proposing to implement a new set of chemical requirements for toy safety. If approved, the new measures could become effective in late 2018/early 2019. GENEVA, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In March 2017, we informed you [1]that Nepal had implemented measures … Read the full press release

Evonik’s “Black & Bright” advertising campaign wins the German Brand Award

  The advertising motifs of the “Black & Bright” campaign were announced the winners of the German Brand Award in the “Brand Creation – Print” category ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For more than a year now, the Black & Bright … Read the full press release

Evonik opens new application technology laboratory for fiber composites and electronics in Geesthacht

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In mid-May, the new application technology laboratory for fiber composites and electronics at the Geesthacht location was put into operation. “Thanks to the new laboratory, we can support our customers even faster and better than … Read the full press release

Evonik nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers

ESSEN, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik was nominated for the AutomotiveINNOVATION Award from the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The specialty chemicals company was the only material manufacturer to finish third behind Continental and Toyoda Gosei, as the … Read the full press release

BASF recognised with materialPREIS 2018 award for 3D moldable wood fiberboards manufactured with acFormTM

The “materialPREIS 2018” by the raumPROBE material library rewards outstanding materials for design and architecture 3D moldable wood fiberboards manufactured with acForm enable new dimensions for wood-based composites Ludwigshafen, Germany, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the “Haus der Wirtschaft” in Stuttgart, … Read the full press release

BASF receives global registrations in Australia and India for the new active ingredient, Inscalis® insecticide

BASF’s Inscalis® insecticide receives registration in key markets throughout the globe Regulatory dossiers submitted for Broflanilide insecticide in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India and Australia Ludwigshafen, Germany, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF has received the first global registrations in Australia … Read the full press release

Henkel further globalizes its corporate venture capital activities by investing into the second investment fund of China Materialia

DÜSSELDORF, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel further globalizes its corporate venture capital activities by investing into the second investment fund of China Materialia LLC (China Materialia), Shanghai. The investment, under the umbrella of Henkel Ventures, will enable the company’s Adhesive Technologies … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals starts construction of demonstration plant for ethylene amines technology in Sweden

AMSTERDAM, 14-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has broken ground for a demonstration plant to showcase a revolutionary and more sustainable technology platform for producing ethylene amines and their derivatives from ethylene oxide. Located at its Stenungsund site in … Read the full press release

DSM delivers the best fermentation results with a new, a complete solution for ethanol producers

eBOOST™ provides consistent increased ethanol yield while significantly reducing glycerol production Parsippany NJ, USA, 14-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today introduced eBOOST™, a complete solution for ethanol producers seeking higher yield and … Read the full press release

WACKER Brazil volunteers support the “JUNTOS SOMOS +” program to instill hope in local children and young people

São Paulo, Brazil, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WACKER Brazil volunteers support the “JUNTOS SOMOS +” (“together, we can do more”) program with its diverse projects to instill hope in local children and young people. The 25 WACKER volunteers focus on the … Read the full press release

Coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S to acquire 65 percent of decorative paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf

Global manufacturer of coatings, Hempel, sees tremendous growth in the market for decorative paint. Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, 02-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Hempel A/S has signed an agreement to acquire* 65 percent of one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of decorative paint, J.W. … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Alibaba flagship store now carries MetAMINO® and Mepron® (DL-Methionine Feed Grade)

ESSEN, 30-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — MetAMINO® and Mepron® (DL-Methionine Feed Grade) are now available on Evonik flagship store on Alibaba.com. With the access to the Alibaba online store, more small and medium-sized feed processing enterprises can learn about genuine Evonik … Read the full press release

BASF to present at UTECH Europe 2018 international polyurethane trade show in Maastricht, NL, from May 29 to 31

With SLENTITE® into the future: first pilot applications implemented Added value for the automobile: Engine covers made of PU systems for the highest demands Increased sleeping comfort: PU spray gel for mattresses Ludwigshafen, Germany, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With numerous innovations … Read the full press release

WACKER recognized as a family-friendly company by The Bavarian State Government

MUNICH, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Bavarian State Government has recognized WACKER as a family-friendly company. As part of yesterday’s corporate competition entitled ‘Erfolgreich. Familienfreundlich’ (‘Successful. Family-Friendly’), Kerstin Schreyer, Minister of Labor and Family Affairs, and Franz Josef Pschierer, Minister of … Read the full press release

SGL CFL CE becomes a stand-alone company under the new name of COBEX

WIESBADEN, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGL CFL CE, a Triton Fund IV company, has completed the process of becoming a new stand-alone company competing under the name of COBEX. The company will continue to operate in the market as a global … Read the full press release

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle confirmed as Chairman of Linde AG’s Supervisory Board

MUNICH, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the Annual General Meeting of Linde AG held today, the shareholder representatives were elected in rotation for the new Supervisory Board. At the constitutive meeting of the Supervisory Board held immediately after the AGM, the … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) appoints Nils Andersen as a new member of the Supervisory Board

AkzoNobel shareholders approve all resolutions at AGM Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA; AKZOY) AMSTERDAM, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel shareholders have today voted in favor of all resolutions at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). As well as adopting the company’s … Read the full press release

Solvay Performance Polyamides unveils polyamide-based material specially designed for turbocharger systems running at continuous temperatures up to 220°C

Exceptional long-term heat ageing performance up to 220°C High flowability, excellent surface aspect and weldability Shanghai, PR China, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Performance Polyamides unveils Technyl® Red J, the polyamide-based material specially designed for turbocharger systems running at continuous … Read the full press release

Solvay to launch specialty polymer filaments that promise to introduce game-changing performance for 3D-printed parts

Alpharetta, Ga., 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay aims to take additive manufacturing (AM) to the next level with the launch of three specialty polymer filaments that promise to introduce game-changing performance for 3D-printed parts. Based on the company’s high-performing KetaSpire® … Read the full press release

Solvay Performance Polyamides enriched its Technyl® range to meet major challenges and disruptive trends in e-mobility

Shanghai, PR China, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Performance Polyamides announces significant advances in its Technyl® portfolio of polyamides (PA) to provide fit-for-purpose and cost-efficient solutions to meet major challenges and disruptive trends such as connectivity and autonomy as hybrids, all-electric … Read the full press release

Solvay launches high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement for demanding offshore oil and gas applications

Alpharetta, GA, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay launches EvoliteTM F1050, a market first high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement for demanding offshore oil and gas applications. EvoliteTM F1050 is a unidirectional tape combining the recognized excellent chemical and temperature resistance … Read the full press release

Solvay: high-performance KetaSpire® PEEK AM filament will be the first polyetheretherketone polymer included in e-Xstream engineering’s Digimat® simulation software

Alpharetta, Ga., 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay further established itself as an emerging leader in specialty polymers for additive manufacturing (AM) today with the news that high-performance KetaSpire® PEEK AM filament will be the first polyetheretherketone polymer included in e-Xstream engineering’s … Read the full press release

Heinrich Heine University, Henkel: milestone based on the Phenion® skin model has been reached in skin ageing research

Phenion: An innovative testing system for skin ageing research Düsseldorf, Germany, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Phenion® Full Thickness Skin Model developed by Henkel scientists is e.g. known, for its application in the “3D Skin Comet assay”. This validated method allows the … Read the full press release

Henkel invests in a new, state-of-the-art laundry production line at Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care production site in Racibórz, Poland

Poland: New production line for liquid laundry detergents Racibórz, Poland, 24-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has invested 24 million euros in a new, state-of-the-art laundry production line at Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care production site in Racibórz, Poland. Adding to … Read the full press release

Evonik expands its production capacities for methacrylate crosslinkers of the VISIOMER® brand

Expanded crosslinker portfolio at Mobile site (Alabama, USA) Production start-up is scheduled for Q3 2018 Improved availability for customers in the US Darmstadt (Germany)/ Mobile (Alabama, USA), 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik is expanding its production capacities for methacrylate crosslinkers of … Read the full press release

Evonik optimizes production process of VESTAKEEP® PEEK at its Changchun, China site

ESSEN, WESSELING, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik has comprehensively optimized the production process of VESTAKEEP® PEEK and further improved the quality of the product at its Changchun, China, site. The Group is thus positioning itself as a reliable partner on … Read the full press release

BASF reviewed its complete personal care portfolio according to the new ISO 16128 standard criteria and calculating rules

More than 250 BASF products defined as natural or derived natural ingredients according to the ISO standard “Leaves Index” indicates the degree of natural origin Düsseldorf, Germany, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF has reviewed its complete personal care portfolio according to … Read the full press release

BASF to showcase fire-resistant grease innovation at this year’s World Tunnel Congress in Dubai

MasterRoc TSG 800 for safer tunneling with lower consumption New soil conditioner MasterRoc SLF 50 for efficient soil extraction Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The fire-resistant grease MasterRoc TSG 800 is the latest innovation of the Master Builders … Read the full press release