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Evonik Expands Sodium Methylate Production Capacity in Argentina

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has announced a significant expansion of its sodium methylate production capacity at its Rosario plant in Argentina’s Sante Fé Province. The expansion, increasing annual capacity by 50% to 90,000 tons, aims to meet growing demand for biofuels … Read the full press release

Yara Brasil Fertilizantes and Petrobras Advance Towards Potential Business Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Yara Brasil Fertilizantes and Petrobras have signed a non-binding Master Agreement to explore potential synergies in their operations, following a prior Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2024. The focus is on enhancing efficiencies in Brazil’s fertilizer and … Read the full press release

Covestro Advances Circular Economy with Innovative Product Design Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Covestro is championing the circular economy by integrating sustainable design principles into product development. Recognizing the significant environmental impact of product design, Covestro leverages its expertise in high-performance materials to guide customers in adopting circular design practices. Their … Read the full press release

BASF and Graphit Kropfmühl Partner to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Graphite Production

(IN BRIEF) BASF and Graphit Kropfmühl have entered a partnership to reduce the carbon footprint of graphite produced at Graphit Kropfmühl’s Hauzenberg site by at least 25% using renewable energy certificates. This reduced-carbon graphite will be used in BASF’s Neopor® … Read the full press release

Scatec ASA and Partners Forge Renewable Ammonia Pact with Yara Clean Ammonia for Egypt

(IN BRIEF) Scatec ASA, in collaboration with ECHEM and MOPCO, has finalized a Heads of Terms agreement with Yara Clean Ammonia to secure the offtake of renewable ammonia produced in Egypt. The project involves developing up to 480 MW of … Read the full press release

Yann d’Hervé Takes Helm of Evonik’s Health Care Business

(IN BRIEF) Yann d’Hervé has been appointed to lead Evonik’s Health Care business line starting July 1st, transitioning from his previous role as Head of Care Solutions within the Nutrition & Care division. With extensive experience spanning various global leadership … Read the full press release

BASF and Mercedes-Benz Win Innovation Award for Advanced Automotive Foam Technology

(IN BRIEF) BASF and Mercedes-Benz have been awarded second place in the “Enabler Technology” category at the 2024 SPE Automotive Awards for their joint development of Ultramid® Expand polyamide particle foam. This innovative foam, part of the Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX … Read the full press release

Eurofins and trinamiX Partner to Revolutionize Forage Analysis with On-the-Spot Technology

(IN BRIEF) Eurofins Agro Testing Wageningen has partnered with trinamiX to transform forage analysis by developing technology that allows for immediate on-site testing, eliminating the need for laboratory sample sending. This collaboration leverages Eurofins’ extensive analytical experience and global lab … Read the full press release

BASF’s ZENOMENON Wins Prestigious Red Dot Award for Innovative Automotive Paint Design

(IN BRIEF) BASF’s Coatings division has received acclaim for its automotive paint, ZENOMENON, which was honored at the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This award, recognizing outstanding design quality, was given to ZENOMENON for its innovative approach in the “Materials … Read the full press release

WACKER Unveils Advanced Silicone Solutions for Battery Safety and Efficiency at Battery Show Europe 2024

(IN BRIEF) WACKER, a Munich-based chemical company, is set to unveil its latest silicone innovations at Battery Show Europe 2024 in Stuttgart. The focus will be on ELASTOSIL® CM 185, a new silicone rubber compound designed for battery safety in … Read the full press release

BASF and WHW Recycling Forge Partnership to Enhance Battery Recycling in Europe

(IN BRIEF) BASF and WHW Recycling have formed a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing the sustainability of battery cell production in Europe. WHW Recycling will operate two new separation plants in Baudenbach, Germany, by year-end to process cathode and anode … Read the full press release

Mutares Expands SFC Group with CIKAUTXO China Acquisition, Boosting Automotive Sector Presence

(IN BRIEF) Mutares SE & Co. KGaA has completed the acquisition of CIKAUTXO Rubber & Plastic Components (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (“Cikautxo China”) from CIKAUTXO S.COOP. This acquisition strengthens Mutares’ SFC Group under Amaneos, enhancing its global presence in plastic-based systems … Read the full press release

BASF’s Ultrasim® Celebrates 25 Years of Pioneering CAE Simulation for Plastics and Foams

(IN BRIEF) BASF’s Ultrasim® has marked 25 years as a leader in computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation for plastics and foams since its launch in 1999. The platform has continually evolved, offering advanced simulation methods, extensive material data, and convenient web … Read the full press release

Wacker Chemie AG Unveils WACKER House, a Cutting-Edge Headquarters in Munich’s Werksviertel District

(IN BRIEF) Wacker Chemie AG has inaugurated WACKER House, its new headquarters in Munich’s Werksviertel District. The 18,000 square meter facility, designed by C.F. Møller, emphasizes sustainability and modern work environments, accommodating 600 employees across five floors. The opening ceremony, … Read the full press release

Evonik Unveils Enhanced TEGO® Therm Coatings for EV Battery Safety

(IN BRIEF) Evonik has expanded its TEGO® Therm product range to offer advanced coatings designed to enhance safety for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. These coatings provide superior heat protection and fire resistance, meeting stringent industry standards. Comprising various components, including … Read the full press release

Dürr Introduces Industry-First EcoQPower Paint Shop, Reducing Carbon Footprint by 19.2%

(IN BRIEF) Dürr introduces the EcoQPower paint shop system, designed to significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in automotive manufacturing. Developed in compliance with EU Taxonomy standards, the system optimizes energy utilization throughout the paint shop process, resulting in … Read the full press release

Caldic’s Nordic Expansion: Partners with AFRY for New Facility in Jägersro to Boost Sustainable Ingredient Production

(IN BRIEF) Caldic, a global ingredient provider, is consolidating its Nordic factories and headquarters into a new facility in Jägersro, Sweden, with a focus on sustainability. AFRY, having delivered initial designs, is tasked with implementing production processes for the new … Read the full press release

Industry Giants Join Forces to Transform Discarded Tires into Sustainable Automotive Plastics

(IN BRIEF) Neste, Borealis, and Covestro have partnered to recycle discarded tires into high-quality plastics for automotive applications, aiming to drive circularity in the plastics value chain. Through this collaboration, old tires are transformed into raw materials, processed into base … Read the full press release

APA Consortium, Including Grupa Azoty and BASF, Sets Sights on Sustainable Future for Flexible Packaging

(IN BRIEF) Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers, BASF, UBE, ENVALIOR, and DOMO Chemicals have come together to establish the Advanced Packaging Association (APA) AISBL, dedicated to promoting sustainability in the flexible packaging value chain through scientific assessment. By championing polyamide-based packaging … Read the full press release

Metso Reintroduces OtoVentTM Off-Gas Treatment Technology for Metallurgical and Chemical Industries

(IN BRIEF) Metso unveils the reintroduction of its OtoVentTM off-gas treatment technology, designed to quench various types of off-gases in non-ferrous and ferrous metallurgical processes, as well as in oil, gas, and chemical plants. Widely utilized in modern copper smelters, … Read the full press release

Siemens Unveils Groundbreaking Circuit Breaker with Biomass-Balanced Plastics

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Smart Infrastructure and BASF have partnered to introduce a groundbreaking innovation in electrical safety products, unveiling the first circuit breaker to incorporate components made from biomass-balanced plastics. The SIRIUS 3RV2 circuit breaker utilizes materials derived from renewable … Read the full press release

Sustainable Innovation: Arkema’s Clear Lake Facility Recognized with ISCC PLUS Certification

(IN BRIEF) Arkema, a leading specialty materials company, has achieved ISCC PLUS certification for its acrylic monomers production facility in Clear Lake, Texas, marking another step in its global decarbonization efforts. This accomplishment follows similar certifications at Arkema’s facilities in … Read the full press release

Sika Validates Net-Zero Emissions Targets for 2050 with Science-Based Targets Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Sika has achieved validation of its near and long-term emissions reduction targets by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirming its commitment to sustainability and decarbonization. By 2032, Sika aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50.4% compared … Read the full press release

Neste, Marubeni, and Resonac Collaborate for Renewable Olefins Production

(IN BRIEF) Neste, Marubeni Corporation, and Resonac Corporation have formed a partnership to facilitate the production of renewable olefins and derivatives. Through this agreement, Neste’s renewable feedstock, Neste RE™, will be utilized by Resonac at its Oita Complex in Japan, … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel Launches Interpon A3000: A Sustainable Single-Layer Powder Coating for Motorcycle Manufacturers

(IN BRIEF) AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business introduces Interpon A3000, its first single-layer powder coating designed specifically for two-wheelers, targeting the Indian market and global expansion. This innovative product offers motorcycle manufacturers improved cost savings, energy efficiency, and sustainability without compromising … Read the full press release

Symrise Unveils Cutting-Edge Fragrance Technologies at Detex 2024 in Amman

(IN BRIEF) Symrise, a leading fragrance company, is set to showcase its latest fragrance technologies at Detex 2024 in Amman, Jordan. The trade fair serves as a platform for Symrise to engage with regional partners and unveil innovations like SuperBloom® … Read the full press release

Alumichem and Kuehne+Nagel Renew Partnership to Deliver Clean Water in Ghana

(IN BRIEF) Alumichem, a leading Nordic water treatment solutions company, has reappointed Kuehne+Nagel as its logistics partner in Ghana for the second consecutive year, aiming to provide clean drinking water to communities in need. The partnership focuses on efficient delivery … Read the full press release

Borealis Partners with Burgenland Energie for Green Energy Transition

(IN BRIEF) Borealis, a leading provider of sustainable polyolefins solutions, and Burgenland Energie, Austria’s top wind and solar power producer, have signed their first power purchase agreement (PPA) to drive renewable energy usage. Commencing in January 2026, Burgenland Energie will … Read the full press release

Evonik’s Sustainable Remediation Efforts Awarded Bronze at German Brownfield Award® 2024

(IN BRIEF) Evonik, in collaboration with AECOM and Sensatec, is employing its EHC® Reagent to remediate groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at the Pioneer Park urban development site in Hanau. The former military barracks site, undergoing transformation into … Read the full press release

Qatar Free Zones Authority and Evonik Join Forces for Sustainable Energy Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and Evonik, a leading specialty chemicals company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Qatar Economic Forum to explore investment opportunities focused on sustainable energy transition solutions. The agreement aims to … Read the full press release

LANXESS Launches Biosecurity Solutions App for Livestock Protection

(IN BRIEF) LANXESS, a specialty chemicals company, has introduced a new app designed for farmers and veterinarians to bolster biosecurity measures and safeguard livestock during disease outbreaks. The LANXESS Biosecurity Solutions app offers tailored functions including a product finder, push … Read the full press release

BASF’s Basotect® G+ Enhances Acoustic Comfort at BMW’s Leipzig Plant

(IN BRIEF) BASF’s specialty foam Basotect® G+ is making waves at BMW Group’s Leipzig site, where it’s being utilized for acoustic damping in a preparation area within the body paint shop. The installation of Basotect® panels on walls and ceilings … Read the full press release

BASF and 3B Fibreglass Collaborate to Reduce Carbon Footprint in Chemical Industry

(IN BRIEF) BASF, a global leader in the chemical industry, partners with 3B Fibreglass to advance its sustainability goals by incorporating sustainably produced glass fibers into its Ultramid® A & B compound portfolio. Utilizing green electricity in production, 3B Fibreglass … Read the full press release

BASF Elevates Car Painting Skills at WorldSkills Lyon 2024 with Sustainable Solutions

(IN BRIEF) BASF solidifies its commitment to the WorldSkills movement by signing a multi-year global industry partnership as the exclusive sponsor of the Car Painting category and becoming the global silver partner of the 47th WorldSkills Competition in Lyon, France. … Read the full press release

PSI Researchers Unlock Key Enzyme for Green Chemistry

(IN BRIEF) Scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have made a groundbreaking discovery by precisely characterizing the enzyme styrene oxide isomerase, which holds immense potential for producing valuable chemicals and drug precursors in an environmentally sustainable manner. This enzyme, … Read the full press release

LANXESS Debuts High-Purity Aroma Chemicals at SIMPPAR, Emphasizes Sustainability in Perfumery

(IN BRIEF) At the SIMPPAR exhibition in Grasse, France, LANXESS showcased its comprehensive range of high-purity, nature-identical aroma chemicals for the first time, including innovative grades of Kalama benzyl benzoate and other developing aromatic ingredients. Featuring an array of floral, … Read the full press release

Brenntag Expands Partnership with Royal Avebe to Offer Potato Starch and Protein in UK and Ireland

(IN BRIEF) Brenntag, the global leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, announces the expansion of its partnership with Coöperatie Koninklijke Avebe U.A. (“Royal Avebe”) to include the United Kingdom and Ireland. This extension of the distribution agreement provides Brenntag customers … Read the full press release

Saltigo Launches “Net Zero Custom Manufacturing” for Sustainable Production

(IN BRIEF) Saltigo, a subsidiary of LANXESS specializing in exclusive synthesis of active ingredients and intermediates, introduces “Net Zero Custom Manufacturing” to offer sustainable production solutions to potential customers, particularly in the food and agrochemical industries. The initiative focuses on … Read the full press release

BASF Partners with IPP to Market Ammonia, Methanol, and Melamine Plants for Relocation

(IN BRIEF) BASF, in collaboration with International Process Plants (IPP), has agreed to market ammonia, methanol, and melamine plants situated at BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. These assets, made available as part of BASF’s strategic adjustments to maintain competitiveness … Read the full press release

WACKER Expands Biopharmaceutical Capabilities in the USA for Advanced Therapies

(IN BRIEF) WACKER is strategically enhancing its BIOSOLUTIONS life-science division by bolstering capacities in biopharmaceuticals for advanced therapies. Its subsidiary, Wacker Biotech US, based in San Diego, is expanding mRNA and protein production to meet the surging demand for contract … Read the full press release