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BASF starts first MDI production in Chongqing

28-Aug-2015

BASF has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly-owned site in Chongqing, China. Production will be ramped up gradually in line with market demand. MDI is an important component for polyurethanes – an extremely versatile plastics material that contributes ...

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Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China

29-Jul-2015

Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion, to meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s fast-growing automotive industry and multiple other high-end markets.As Solvay Specialty Polymers’ ...

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BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant

22-Jun-2015

BASF broke ground on a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant – BASF’s first process catalysts manufacturing facility in Asia Pacific – will produce base metal ...

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Clariant heads to a more sustainable future in China

Clariant Greater China awarded second consecutive Responsible Care® Chairman Award

12-Jun-2015

Clariant announced it had been awarded the Responsible Care® Chairman Award for the second consecutive year by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM). For Clariant, this award is a further recognition of the company’s continuous efforts to implement Responsible Care, which ...

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An inexpensive rival to graphene aerogels

08-Jun-2015

The electromagnetic radiation discharged by electronic equipment and devices is known to hinder their smooth operation. Conventional materials used today to shield from incoming electromagnetic waves tend to be sheets of metal or composites, which rely on reflection as a shielding mechanism.But ...

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BASF inaugurates new plant for high performance Ultramid in China

Polymerization capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year

08-May-2015

BASF inaugurated its new Ultramid® (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year, will further strengthen BASF’s local production and supply network and better serve the ...

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BASF starts trial production of mononitrobenzene in Chongqing

Mononitrobenzene plant is one part of RMB 8 billion (approx. €860 million) BASF investment

30-Apr-2015

BASF has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the integrated 400,000 metric ton methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) complex in Chongqing, China. Mononitrobenzene is a precursor for the production of MDI. This MDI site covers an area of more than 50 hectares, including ...

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LANXESS starts production at its new EPDM plant in China

Nameplate capacity of 160,000 metric tons per year

13-Apr-2015

German specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully started its new EPDM plant in Changzhou (Jiangsu Province), China. With the gradual ramp-up of the new plant LANXESS completes its global EPDM (ethylene propylene diene rubber) asset base. Over the next months LANXESS will be running ...

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Clariant opens new desiccant manufacturing plant in China

Site will support further expansion of products for the Food Protection market

09-Apr-2015

Clariant announced the opening of a new desiccant manufacturing plant at its site in Zhengjiang, China. Clariant will produce its line of Container Dri II® products alongside a full range of desiccant bags at the new facility, extending its existing regional support for the Asian market.In ...

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WACKER Starts Up New Production Plant for Polyvinyl Acetat

02-Apr-2015

Wacker Chemie AG inaugurated its new production plant for food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins at its Nanjing site (Jiangsu province) in China. PVAc solid resins find use in the manufacture of gumbase for chewing gum. With this investment, WACKER intends to secure sufficient long-term ...

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