Category Archives: Chemicals

Chemicals Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Cefic welcomes the launch of the new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) hosted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

BRUSSELS, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support greater access to clear information on nanomaterials – tiny particles with unique properties for advanced manufacturing –  a new European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) is now live, hosted by the European Chemicals Agency … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Resource Efficiency Segment unveils its new Friction & Motion Competence Center in Darmstadt, Germany

Evonik’s Friction & Motion Competence Center focuses on reducing energy loss caused by friction Generates synergistic growth by combining product and technology competencies to achieve flow efficiency DARMSTADT, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik’s Resource Efficiency Segment has unveiled its new Friction … Read the full press release

BASF strengthens its operations network for certified palm products

20 production sites worldwide now certified according to the RSPO standard BASF is Gold partner of the RSPO European Roundtable Good progress has been made in the changeover to certified sustainable palm oil products Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF … Read the full press release

Synvina and “PEFerence” Partners To Establish Bio-Based Raw Materials Value Chain with EUR 25 Million Grant

European Joint Undertaking on Bio-Based Industries (BBI) awards consortium with 25 million Euro Synvina coordinates industry consortium “PEFerence” Grant for establishing a complete value chain for the use of bio-based furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) for PEF Synvina intends to build a … Read the full press release

BASF’s First Automotive Application Center For Asia Pacific To Open In China in 2018

Focus areas are automotive solutions for coatings, and process catalyst research and development €33.7 million center to be based at BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific (Shanghai), China Provides automotive manufacturers with access to advanced R&D facilities, including the 3-D robot … Read the full press release

Six Henkel production sites in Europe certified for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard

Commitment to promoting sustainability in the palm oil industry Düsseldorf, Germany, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Six Henkel production sites in Europe have received certificates for operating in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification Standard in … Read the full press release

Borealis selects Taylorsville, North Carolina to build dedicated automotive polypropylene compounding plant

VIENNA, 29-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has decided to build a dedicated automotive polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina. This decision demonstrates the … Read the full press release

Paul Schuler appointed Chief Executive Officer at Sika

BAAR, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch who has accepted to become the new CEO at LafargeHolcim. … Read the full press release

Evonik to present CYROLITE® compounds at ICMD in Shanghai, China

• CYROLITE® multipolymer compounds are the most highly developed (PMMA) acrylic-based polymers for medical devices • The material is resistant to alcohol and lipids and is also impact-resistant and transparent • CMEF – ICMD 2017: Booth No. M68, Hall 6.1 … Read the full press release

Evonik launches PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds international campaign

PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds meet highest requirements in the automotive and lighting industries Evonik offers specialty PLEXIGLAS® products for non-transparent add-on car body parts and lighting engineering applications May 10 to June 11: exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum on … Read the full press release

Interzum 2017: Covestro won two of the coveted prizes

Covestro receives two prizes as part of the interzum award LEVERKUSEN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At interzum 2017, the world’s leading trade show for interior design and furniture production, Koelnmesse in collaboration with Red Dot held it’s ninth annual design competition. … Read the full press release

Covestro to expand polycarbonate production capacity at its Shanghai site to 600,000 metric tons per year

Covestro responds to strong customer demand in polycarbonates Total capacity in Shanghai to reach 600,000 tons per year LEVERKUSEN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shortly after doubling its polycarbonate production capacity at its Shanghai site to 400,000 tons per year, Covestro … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business named 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business as a 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year. The business was recognized for its role in proactively advancing the safer chemistry and safer product goals of the … Read the full press release

K+S opes new potash mine in Canada

KASSEL, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2 May 2017), K+S celebrates the opening of the new potash mine in Canada with about 700 guests, among are the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, and numerous local government dignitaries, representatives from suppliers … Read the full press release

Solvay to present technical solutions to address tightening cadmium regulations at the 4th annual SYMPHOS forum

Woodland Park, N.J., 03-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay, a leading global supplier of advanced mining chemical technologies, will present technical solutions to address tightening cadmium regulations and scale inhibition in phosphoric acid plants at the 4th annual SYMPHOS forum. As … Read the full press release

Arkema: price increase for Bisperoxide and for Bisperoxide formulations in EMEA and Asia

COLOMBES, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema will increase in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia, its prices for Bisperoxide and for Bisperoxide formulations sold under Luperox®, Retic® and Vulcup® brands by 5 % on May 1st, 2017, or as contracts allow. The … Read the full press release

Arkema: new specialty molecular sieve capacity at the Honfleur plant

COLOMBES, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thierry Le Hénaff, Arkema Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, inaugurates the new specialty molecular sieve capacity at the Honfleur plant today. This new plant will enable the Group to support its customers’ growth in the … Read the full press release

Low-Calorie Sugar Substitute By Evonik Launched in Asia

Demand for low-calorie foods is growing in Asia Evonik and Rajburi Sugar open first Asian demonstration plant for sugar substitute isomalt The facility employs a high-yield production process developed by Evonik Essen, Germany/Bangkok, Thailand, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — All the … Read the full press release

New MasterTop Flooring Series Launched on the European Market

Impact noise reduction up to 20 dB Combining design, silence and sustainable properties MANNHEIM, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the new MasterTop 1327 series BASF has launched two fully liquid-applied, sound deadening flooring system specifications which combine high walking comfort with … Read the full press release

WACKER and Brazilian STC Silicones agree on the co-branding of ready-to-use silicone compounds

The Munich-based chemical group WACKER and the Brazilian silicone compounder STC Silicones have concluded an agreement on the co-branding of ready-to-use silicone compounds. Under its terms, STC is allowed to promote silicone compounds made from WACKER raw materials with the … Read the full press release

Grupa Azoty earns ‘Transparent Company 2016’ title

Tarnów, Poland, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Grupa Azoty S.A. has earned the prestigious title of ‘Transparent Company 2016’ in the just completed first edition of a ranking run by the Parkiet daily and the Accounting and Tax Institute, with the support … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel announces new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050

AMSTERDAM, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050. The company has been among the global leaders in sustainability for more … Read the full press release

Henkel announces the appointment of Rahmyn Kress as Chief Digital Officer

Düsseldorf, Germany, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel has named Rahmyn Kress as Chief Digital Officer to accelerate Henkel’s digital activities. He will report directly to Henkel CEO Hans Van Bylen. Rahmyn Kress will join Henkel in the second quarter to steer … Read the full press release

Outokumpu Provides 500 tonnes of Stainless Steel to Chinese Petrochemical Project

ESPOO, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outokumpu delivers some 500 tonnes of Forta DX 2205 duplex stainless steel for the second-phase development of Jiaxing Petrochemical Co Ltd’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production facility in Zhejiang province, China. This investment in a new … Read the full press release

NFU welcomes ECHA’s Conclusions on Glyphosate’s Safety

Warwickshire, England, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NFU has today welcomed the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which say the scientific evidence ‘did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic … Read the full press release

Solvay Debuts New Coating Line at ECS 2017

PARIS, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay Novecare, a key global business unit of the Solvay Group and also a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and specialty monomers, will feature a line of new products designed to meet customers’ unmet needs for … Read the full press release

INEOS Oxide increases its global market presence in oxo alcohols, aldehydes & derivatives with acquisition of Arkema’s Oxo alcohol business

ROLLE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — INEOS Oxide today announced that, following clearance by the European Commission, it has completed the acquisition of Arkema’s Oxo alcohol business, which included the acquisition of Arkema’s stake in Oxochimie, the Joint Venture at Lavéra between … Read the full press release

Nor-Tech Offers European Organizations Free Simulation Tests on a High Performance Computer Cluster for CAE, CFD, FEA Software

Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a free simulation test on a high performance computer cluster for CAE,CFD,FEA software MINNEAPOLIS, U.S., 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nor-Tech, the top provider of powerful, user-friendly computers, just announced a … Read the full press release

Evonik launches two new substrate wetting additives for printing on food packaging

ESSEN, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik has recently launched two new substrate wetting additives, TEGO® Wet 285 and 550, which were specifically developed for printing on food packaging. Thanks to a new technology, both products have a very high molecular weight … Read the full press release

Arkema doubles capacity of Kepstan® PEKK product line in France and will invest at its Mobile site in a world-scale PEKK plant

COLOMBES, France, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France and confirms its future investment at its Mobile site (Alabama, United States) in a world-scale PEKK plant expected to come … Read the full press release