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  • AkzoNobel and Photanol Developing Chemical Compounds Using Sun Energy

    September 17, 2014
    AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals. The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The ai…


  • Eastman to Acquire Taminco in $2.8 Billion Transaction

    September 12, 2014
    Eastman Chemical Company has entered into a definitive agreement with Taminco Corporation under which Eastman will acquire Taminco, a global specialty chemical company. Under the terms of the agreement, Taminco stockholders will receive $26.00 in cas…


  • BASF to Boost Production Capacity for its LIX Product Range

    September 12, 2014
    BASF will expand the manufacturing plant for its LIX® product range at its Cork site, Ireland. An investment is underway with production scheduled by end of 1Q, 2015. The LIX product range of Solvent Extractants is used for hydrometallurgical ex…


  • LANXESS Opens Plant for Iron Oxide Red Pigments in Ningbo

    September 12, 2014
    Specialty chemicals group LANXESS is strengthening its production network in China to meet the high level of demand for iron oxide pigments and is adding a mixing and milling plant to the pigment plant already under construction in Ningbo. LANXESS is…


  • Clariant Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    September 11, 2014
    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was once again included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most renowned sustainability indices globally. The listing names Clariant within the European DJSI (DJSI Europe), once a…


  • AkzoNobel Ranked Top of DJSI for Third Year Running

    September 11, 2014
    AkzoNobel has been ranked number one on the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year. The latest listing  places the company first out of more than 350 companies in the Materials industry group, underlini…


  • BASF’s Product Portfolio Evaluated for Sustainability

    September 10, 2014
     In order to better help its customers align environmental and societal aspects with business success, BASF has developed a new process for steering its portfolio based on sustainability criteria. The Sustainable Solution Steering method is used…


  • Huber Completes Capacity Expansion at Precipitated Alumina Trihydrate Facility

    September 9, 2014
    Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation,  has increased capacity at its precipitated alumina trihydrate (ATH) plant in Bauxite, Arkansas  by 30 percent. “Huber has a long-term, multi-stage plan to incremental…


  • Union Colours To Open Fourth Technical Center in India

    September 5, 2014
    Union Colours, the international division of Longyu Pigments & Chemicals Corporation, will open it fourth Technical Center. Situated in Vapi, Gujarat, India it will complement their others located in the UK, China and South Africa. These centers…


  • Allnex Signs Joint Venture for Amino Crosslinker Resins

    September 5, 2014
    Allnex and Eternal Materials Co., Ltd. signed a Joint Venture agreement with a view to manufacture and supply Allnex’s CYMEL and Eternal’s ETERMINO amino crosslinker resins in Greater China. The joint venture will invest in a new manufact…


  • Evonik Announces Specialty Silica Capacities' Expansion in Japan

    September 4, 2014
    Evonik Industries has announced an expansion of its specialty silica capacities in Ako, Japan through a holding in DSL Japan Co. Ltd. (DSL). Evonik holds 51 percent of shares in DSL, a joint venture with the Japanese Shionogi & Co. Ltd. The expan…


  • LyondellBasell Plans a World Scale PO/TBA Plant on U.S. Gulf Coast

    September 2, 2014
    LyondellBasell plans to build a world scale PO/TBA plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast with an annual capacity of 900 million pounds of propylene oxide (PO) and 2 billion pounds of tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) and its derivatives. The preliminary timetable…


  • WACKER Becomes Bosch Group Preferred Silicone Supplier

    August 28, 2014
    WACKER has been named Bosch’s “Preferred Supplier” in the elastomers and thermosetting plastics materials group. Stuttgart-based Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, awarded the status recently. In Bosch&rsqu…


  • Ross Agitated Vessels with Silicone Heating Blanket

    August 20, 2014
    Ross offers new custom Agitated Vessels with silicone heating blanket for processes that cannot accommodate the conventional jacket which requires a heating fluid. Ross offers portable 50-gallon Agitated Vessels Model VSL-50 fabricated in stainless s…


  • Munson Machinary to Expand Headquarters

    July 21, 2014
    Munson Machinery is expanding the size of its Utica, New York, headquarters by approximately one-third, it was announced by Charles Divine, President and CEO. “The expansion will boost our fabrication and assembly capabilities to increase prod…