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KRAHN CHEMIE and OXEA to expand their cooperation in France


As of February 1, 2016, KRAHN CHEMIE will take over the distribution of OXEA specialty esters in France. For this purpose, it’s establishing a local sales team that will operate from the French branch of the sister company ALBIS PLASTIC during the initial phase. KRAHN CHEMIE plans on further ...


Energy harvesting via smart materials


Energy harvesting is emerging as a viable method for electronic devices to pull ambient energy from their surrounding environment and convert it into electrical energy for stored power. This coveted technology has the potential to serve as an alternative power supply for batteries that are ...


Liquid foam: Plastic, elastic and fluid


What differentiates complex fluids from mere fluids? What makes them unique is that they are neither solid nor liquid. Among such complex fluids are foams. They are used as a model to understand the mechanisms underlying complex fluids flow. Now, a team of French physicists has gained new ...


BASF completes divestiture of paper hydrous kaolin business


BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a producer of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. Under a tolling agreement of limited duration, BASF will continue to manufacture and ...


Arkema increases hydrogen peroxide pricing in Europe


Arkema increases its prices of all grades of Hydrogen Peroxide in Europe by 7% effective on July 1st, 2015 or as commitments allow.The objective of this price increase is to continue restoring the profitability of this business, in order to allow Arkema to continue satisfying the market’s growing ...


Elkem and Bluestar Silicones International join forces


Elkem and Bluestar Silicones International announce their formal integration into one company. This development builds on the already close relationship between the two entities through the silicone value chain. The main aim of legal and financial integration is to position the Company for ...


SEPPIC receives the Pierre Potier Award for chemistry innovations


SEPPIC, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, is this year’s recipient of the Pierre Potier Award for its SIMULSOL®SL7 G innovation. Each year, the Pierre Potier Award singles out the best innovations in the chemical industry that promote sustainable development.SIMULSOL®SL7 G is a highly ...


Arkema announces a project to divest its Sunclear subsidiary


Arkema plans to divest its Sunclear subsidiary, its plastic and aluminium sheet distribution business, to BF Invest, a historical commercial partner of Sunclear. This project is consistent with its program to divest €700 million sales aimed at pursuing the Group’s strategy to refocus on its core ...


Frederic Jacquin is appointed CEO of Bluestar Silicones


Frédéric Jacquin, 48, a Master’s graduate of CELSA and also holding an MBA from ESSEC has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bluestar Silicones. After spending much of his career in the Rhodia Group with different responsibilities in the areas of marketing and communication he joined ...


Arkema announces a price increase of Specialty Polyolefins


Due to the rising costs of raw materials, Arkema will implement a price increase of 150€/MT for its Specialty Polyolefins. Rising prices of raw materials (ethylene, and acrylates acetate) continues to affect our costs very significantly.This price change will be effective on June 1st, 2015 or as ...


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