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Struggles ahead in China for chemical and pharmaceutical companies


China's economic downturn plus other factors, including overcapacity and tightening regulations, mean the next two to three years could be challenging for the foreign chemical and pharmaceutical companies located there. To survive in China as it adjusts to a slower pace of growth, businesses will ...


Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China


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’ ...


Clariant heads to a more sustainable future in China

Clariant Greater China awarded second consecutive Responsible Care® Chairman Award


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


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 ...


Elliott Group Opens Service Shop in Tianjin, China


Elliott Group announced that it will open a new, 5,780-square-meter turbomachinery service center on May 7, 2015, in the Technological and Economic Development Area (TEDA) of the Binhai New District, Tianjin, China. The new facility in Tianjin will repair and maintain rotating equipment for ...


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LANXESS starts production at its new EPDM plant in China

Nameplate capacity of 160,000 metric tons per year


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


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 ...


WACKER Starts Up New Production Plant for Polyvinyl Acetat


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 ...


Coperion Nanjing to open new plant in September 2015


Coperion (Nanjing) Machinery Ltd. Co., Nanjing, PR China, will move to a new facility in the Nanjing Jiangning District in September 2015. The company’s current production site will in the future be designated for R&D and Technology use only as per Nanjing Jiangning Government’s plan. With the ...


AkzoNobel breaks ground on new Specialty Chemicals plant in China


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business recently broke ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company's total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million. Werner Fuhrmann, Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals: "Our ...


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