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BASF to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin business

BASF to focus on kaolin for industrial applications


BASF has signed a contract to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. In September 2014, BASF announced its plan to evaluate strategic options for its PHK business. The divestiture is ...


Huntsman Increases Specialty Amine Capacity


Huntsman Corporation announced plans to expand capacity of specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities in Petfurdo, Hungary and in Conroe, Texas (USA). The new multipurpose unit at Petfurdo extends the Huntsman manufacturing portfolio, further leverages the company’s integrated amines ...


DSM and Chemtrix sign collaboration agreement in Continuous Flow Chemistry


DSM Pharmaceutical Products announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chemtrix B.V. in the field of Continuous Flow Chemistry to provide sustainable equipment and, development and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical industry. The agreement brings together the expertise ...


New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance


Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making, but it still came with a shock. Scientists from Rice, the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid, the U.S. Air Force and Israel's Technion Institute this week unveiled a new carbon nanotube (CNT) fiber that looks and ...


LANXESS announces new mid-term goal

EUR 1.8 billion EBITDA pre exceptionals planned in 2018


LANXESS is announcing a new mid-term goal for its leading earnings indicator – EBITDA pre exceptionals – of EUR 1.8 billion in 2018. The specialty chemicals company is strategically well-positioned to continue on its established growth path and plans to achieve its previously established goal of ...


Chemists explain the molecular workings of promising fuel cell electrolyte


Researchers from New York University and the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart reveal how protons move in phosphoric acid in a Nature Chemistry study that sheds new light on the workings of a promising fuel cell electrolyte. Phosphoric acid fuel cells were the first modern fuel cell types to be ...


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The world's fastest camera: Trillion-frame-per-second video

By using optical equipment in a totally unexpected way, MIT researchers have created an imaging system that makes light look slow


MIT researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion exposures per second. That’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a one-liter bottle, bouncing off the cap and reflecting back to the bottle’s ...


Lonza to acquire Arch Chemicals


Lonza Group Ltd and Arch Chemicals, Inc. announced that they have signed an agreement pursuant to which Lonza has agreed to commence a tender offer for 100 percent of Arch Chemicals’ outstanding shares of common stock at a price of USD 47.20 per share in cash. Lonza’s offer represents a 36.7% ...


LANXESS expands capacities for Therban


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its production capacities for Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR) at its facilities in Leverkusen, Germany, and Orange, Texas, U.S., by 40 percent. This synthetic high-performance rubber is marketed under the brand name Therban. ...


Dow and BASF Receive Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for HPPO Technology


The Dow Chemical Company and BASF received a 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award at a ceremony held at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, D.C. The two companies were honored for their jointly developed hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology that improves the ...


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