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Asia to lead global ethylene glycol capacity additions by 2024, says GlobalData

Asia to lead global ethylene glycol capacity additions by 2024, says GlobalData

Global ethylene glycol (EG) capacity is poised to see considerable growth over the next five years, potentially increasing from 41.80 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) in 2019 to 65.04 mtpa...

BASF regains lead in ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies ranking

BASF regains lead in ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies ranking

ICIS has announced its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing of global producers ranked by 2019 sales. This year, Germany’s BASF regained the lead as the world’s largest chemical company with...

WEG develops anti-viral coating to protect against COVID-19

WEG develops anti-viral coating to protect against COVID-19

Industrial equipment manufacturer, WEG has developed a new anti-viral coating from its WEG Coatings and Varnishes Unit in Brazil. Developed for use on professional machinery and equipment used in hospitals,...

Brenntag links its distribution network of caustic soda in the Eastern United States

Brenntag links its distribution network of caustic soda in the Eastern United States

Brenntag (ISIN DE000A1DAHH0), the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, announces the acquisition of the operating assets of US-based Suffolk Solutions, Inc’s caustic soda distribution business. “The business and...

Ashland announces definitive agreement to sell maleic anhydride business to AOC Materials, LLC for $100 million

Ashland announces definitive agreement to sell maleic anhydride business to AOC Materials, LLC for $100 million

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today announced a definitive agreement to sell the company’s maleic anhydride business and manufacturing facility in Neal, West Virginia to AOC Materials LLC, for...

Nouryon completes organic peroxides expansion in Brazil

Nouryon completes organic peroxides expansion in Brazil

Nouryon has completed a project to more than double capacity for organic peroxides at its plant in Itupeva, Brazil. The expansion will add capacity for products including methyl ethyl ketone...

AMADA WELD TECH announces increased production and support for critical manufacturing applications

AMADA WELD TECH announces increased production and support for critical manufacturing applications

AMADA WELD TECH announces increased strategical partnerships with manufacturers of battery modules, used in vital life support systems, as part of the effort to meet the increased demand for ventilators...

KROHNE Remains in Full Production Shipping Critical Products within 48 hours

KROHNE Remains in Full Production Shipping Critical Products within 48 hours

KROHNE, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of solutions in industrial process instrumentation, announces it continues to quickly ship full product line from its Beverly facility despite current global supply chain...

Evonik achieves major biotech breakthrough with a new animal-free and fermentation-based collagen platform

Evonik achieves major biotech breakthrough with a new animal-free and fermentation-based collagen platform

Evonik has just announced the development of an advanced collagen platform that is made via fermentation-based processes and devoid of animal- or human-derived materials. The recombinant technology will, for the...

CSafe Global Names Patrick Schafer Chief Executive Officer

CSafe Global Names Patrick Schafer Chief Executive Officer

CSafe Global’s Board of Directors has named Patrick Schafer as the company’s new CEO. Schafer, previously CSafe’s Chief Financial Officer, steps into the role after serving as the company’s interim...

CSafe expands service center in South Korea for active temperature-controlled containers

CSafe expands service center in South Korea for active temperature-controlled containers

CSafe Global announces the opening of a newly-expanded service center in Incheon. The company-owned facility will allow CSafe to enhance support and service for customers transporting temperature-sensitive products to and...

Brenntag opens new warehouse facility in Dongguan, South China

Brenntag opens new warehouse facility in Dongguan, South China

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, today announces the inauguration of a new warehouse facility in Dongguan, South China. The newly built facility is located in...

BASF expands production capacity for Irganox® 1520L in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy

BASF expands production capacity for Irganox® 1520L in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy

BASF plans to increase the production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox® 1520L by 20% at the site in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy. Irganox® 1520L is a key product in BASF’s antioxidant...

BÜFA expands in the UK

BÜFA expands in the UK

Acquisition of the UK company AOC (UK) Ltd. “One Stop Shop” for Composite needs including Specialities – all from a single source As of 3 March 2020, BÜFA Composite Systems, the German-based...

Xaar’s 5-step service enables effective inkjet fluid evaluation for advanced manufacturing applications

Xaar’s 5-step service enables effective inkjet fluid evaluation for advanced manufacturing applications

Xaar has launched its 5-step service for the evaluation of fluids for use in new product development and advanced manufacturing applications. The service aims to help companies establish the suitability...

BASF strengthens its business with water-soluble polyacrylates for use in household and commercial cleaning products and industrial applications

BASF strengthens its business with water-soluble polyacrylates for use in household and commercial cleaning products and industrial applications

With a single-digit million-euro investment, BASF has enhanced the flexibility of its water-soluble polyacrylate production plant at the company's Ludwigshafen site, Germany, and slightly expanded capacity. The upgraded plant is...

BASF inaugurates the second phase of its new antioxidants manufacturing plant in Shanghai

BASF inaugurates the second phase of its new antioxidants manufacturing plant in Shanghai

BASF has just inaugurated the second phase of its new, world-scale antioxidants manufacturing plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. The second phase comprises a synthesis plant to produce...

Brenntag strengthens position in the UK by acquiring specialty and industrial chemical company Tan International

Brenntag strengthens position in the UK by acquiring specialty and industrial chemical company Tan International

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, has just acquired Tan International Limited headquartered in Perth, Scotland. The company is a distributor and blender of specialty and...

Ashland announces new Specialty Additives and Adhesives business leaders

Ashland announces new Specialty Additives and Adhesives business leaders

In line with the recently communicated business unit structure, Ashland have just recently announced Min Chong will be joining Ashland, to lead the Specialty Additives business unit, effective Jan. 1,...

Clariant has agreed to sell its Masterbatches business for approx. USD 1.6 billion

Clariant has agreed to sell its Masterbatches business for approx. USD 1.6 billion

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, has agreed to sell its entire Masterbatches business to PolyOne. The transaction values the Masterbatches business at USD 1,560 million, representing c....

Valmet to supply automation to Terrafame’s new battery chemicals plant in Sotkamo, Finland

Valmet to supply automation to Terrafame’s new battery chemicals plant in Sotkamo, Finland

Valmet has received an automation technology order from the multi-metal company Terrafame for a new battery chemicals plant in Sotkamo, Finland. The plant will start its commercial operation in the...

Faster analysis thanks to collaborative robot in laboratory

Faster analysis thanks to collaborative robot in laboratory

With a collaborative robot Semcon will automate analysis of samples for an international laboratory company. The objective is to create a faster, safer process and free up time for laboratory...

BASF's light stabilizer protects playground slides from UV light

BASF's light stabilizer protects playground slides from UV light

BASF’s light stabilizer Tinuvin® has been adopted by Suiko Co. Ltd., Japan, to make rotationally-molded low-density polyethylene (LDPE) slides, complete with UV stabilized and antistatic properties, for children’s playgrounds. LDPE playground...

Asia to account for over 50% of global EDC capacity additions between 2019 and 2023, says GlobalData

Asia to account for over 50% of global EDC capacity additions between 2019 and 2023, says GlobalData

Asia is set to lead the capacity growth in the global ethylene dichloride (EDC) industry from planned and announced projects, contributing around 53% of the global growth between 2019 and...

Growth of Biologics and Biosimilars Will Drive Above-Average Demand for a Range of Ingredients through 2023, Forecasts Kline

Growth of Biologics and Biosimilars Will Drive Above-Average Demand for a Range of Ingredients through 2023, Forecasts Kline

A surging number of biologic APIs and their growing penetration into multiple therapies create an attractive market segment for pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers but not one without challenges, analyzes Kline’s recently...

Bain's Italmatch Chemicals buys Water Science Technologies

Bain's Italmatch Chemicals buys Water Science Technologies

ITALMATCH CHEMICALS GROUP acquires WATER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES (WST), a leading blender and chemical solutions provider for the North American oil & gas and industrial water treatment industries, based in Birmingham,...

BASF expands Production Capacity for Neopentylglycol

BASF expands Production Capacity for Neopentylglycol

BASF has increased the capacity of its neopentyl glycol (NPG) plant at the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, by 10,000 metric tons per year. Thus, the company has a total...

Christian Kohlpaintner to become new CEO of Brenntag AG

Christian Kohlpaintner to become new CEO of Brenntag AG

The Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG appointed Christian Kohlpaintner as the company’s next CEO and Member of the Management Board effective January 1st, 2020. Over the last two decades, Christian...

AkzoNobel introduces trio of digital color matching tools for industrial markets

AkzoNobel introduces trio of digital color matching tools for industrial markets

Customers who rely on super-accurate and effortless color matching and retrieval can now take advantage of three new digital tools for the industrial sector introduced by AkzoNobel. They all...

Sulzer GTC Wins Award with SIBUR KSTOVO for Benzene Production Complex Modernization Project in Russia

Sulzer GTC Wins Award with SIBUR KSTOVO for Benzene Production Complex Modernization Project in Russia

Sulzer GTC Technology has signed an agreement with JSC SIBUR-Neftehim (SIBUR) to provide its licensed pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) processing technologies, including design of the fractionation, first and second stage hydrotreating,...

Leading chemical plant enlists esc to achieve safety compliance

Leading chemical plant enlists esc to achieve safety compliance

Following a safety review, Tennants Fine Chemicals Ltd (TFC) has invested in a programme of continuous improvements at the company’s Staffordshire plant to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety...

China Petrochemical likely to add 9% of new-build liquids storage global capacity growth by 2023, says GlobalData

China Petrochemical likely to add 9% of new-build liquids storage global capacity growth by 2023, says GlobalData

China Petrochemical Corp is expected to lead new-build liquids storage capacity additions in the global liquids storage industry from planned and announced (new-build) projects between 2019 and 2023. The company...

H+E GmbH and AUSTAR Group forges Joint Venture for pharma market

H+E GmbH and AUSTAR Group forges Joint Venture for pharma market

The H+E Group is proud to inform that H+E GmbH has founded a new joint venture, H+E Pharma GmbH (“H+E Pharma GmbH” or “Joint Venture”), located in Stuttgart, Ruppmannstraße 33b,...

Exner Process Equipment - 15 years full of change and innovation

Exner Process Equipment - 15 years full of change and innovation

What started 15 years ago with the takeover of a pure component production company has today developed into an extremely dynamic and innovative company in the field of fluid analysis. The...

Brenntag signs bolt-on acquisition of Chemgrit Cosmetics in South Africa

Brenntag signs bolt-on acquisition of Chemgrit Cosmetics in South Africa

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has just signed an agreement to acquire the operating business of Chemgrit Cosmetics (Pty) Ltd., headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company,...

Successful research at catalysis laboratory

Successful research at catalysis laboratory

BASF and the University of Heidelberg will jointly continue operating their Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) for a further three years. The partners signed the appropriate contract to extend the research...

BASF increases capacity for optical brightener Tinopal® CBS

BASF increases capacity for optical brightener Tinopal® CBS

BASF is increasing production capacity for Tinopal® CBS optical brighteners at the company's Monthey site. A double-digit million euro investment in existing plants will be used to increase capacity stepwise...

Technology experts from the chemical industry want to reduce CO2 emissions through collaboration

Technology experts from the chemical industry want to reduce CO2 emissions through collaboration

Representatives from 20 international chemical companies, including scientific experts and Chief Technology Officers, attended a collaborative innovation workshop recently at BASF in Ludwigshafen at the joint invitation of BASF CEO...

AkzoNobel partners with the Rijksmuseum for live restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

AkzoNobel partners with the Rijksmuseum for live restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

One of the world’s most celebrated masterpieces, The Night Watch, will undergo the most innovative restoration in the history of art thanks to a partnership between Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and AkzoNobel. In...

Bringing flexibility to pharmaceutical manufacturing

Bringing flexibility to pharmaceutical manufacturing

With the spectacular four-year bull run of pharmaceutical and biotech valuations from 2011-2015 over, manufacturers understand that their need to adapt is more urgent than ever before. Here, George Walker,...

BASF Selects Emerson to Enhance Flexibility and Production at German Chemical Plant

BASF Selects Emerson to Enhance Flexibility and Production at German Chemical Plant

Emerson automation to improve operational efficiency and enhance cybersecurity for world’s largest chemical manufacturer As part of its five-year investment to boost capacity and operational excellence within its global plastics additives...

SEALS DELIVER LONG LIFE IN CHEMICAL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

SEALS DELIVER LONG LIFE IN CHEMICAL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

Based on a proprietary and patented crosslinking system that has been developed specifically for the chemical processing industry, DuPont™ Kalrez® Spectrum™ 7275 seals exhibit minimal swelling and improved retention of...

Low abrasion titanium dioxide batch for the white pigmentation of polyamide yarns

Low abrasion titanium dioxide batch for the white pigmentation of polyamide yarns

Titanium dioxide pigmentation is required in many applications of polyamide yarns. The customary rutile and anatase white pigments used for this roughen the surfaces of the manufactured threads and fibers....

Nouryon recognized for its commitment to Responsible Care

Nouryon recognized for its commitment to Responsible Care

Nouryon has been awarded the 2019 Responsible Care Merit Award by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) in China. The award recognizes the company’s performance and contribution to the...

BASF signs exclusive contract with Lactips

BASF signs exclusive contract with Lactips

BASF and Lactips signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, bio-based and fully biodegradable material. This long-term partnership supports BASF’s strategy to leverage sustainable solutions to drive business growth. BASF...