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Evonik Completes Precipitated Silica Expansion In Chester, Pennsylvania

12-09-2014

vonik Corporation opened a new 20,000 metric ton expansion at its precipitated silica site in Chester, Pa. “This is a very exciting day,” said Andreas Fischer, Head of Evonik’s Silica Business Line. “Chester is an integral part of Evonik’s global silica business. We have expanded our plants and ...

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Rethinking the basic science of graphene synthesis

Discovery shows route to super-strong material's industrial-scale production

10-09-2014

A new route to making graphene has been discovered that could make the 21st century's wonder material easier to ramp up to industrial scale. Graphene -- a tightly bound single layer of carbon atoms with super strength and the ability to conduct heat and electricity better than any other known ...

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FMC Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire Cheminova for $1.8 Billion

09-09-2014

FMC Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cheminova A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries A/S. Cheminova is a multinational crop protection company based in Denmark. FMC will fund the all-cash acquisition through a mixture of debt and existing ...

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TÜV SÜD acquires US business RCI Consultants Inc.

26-08-2014

TÜVSÜD announces the strategic acquisition of RCI Consultants Inc., located in Houston, Texas, thus expanding its suite of services for the oil and gas industries. RCI Consultants specialise in consultancy services, assisting their clients in development, construction, and installation of ...

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Recycling old batteries into solar cells

Proposal could divert a dangerous waste stream while producing low-cost photovoltaics

21-08-2014

This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power. The system is described in a paper in the journal ...

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Eco-friendly 'pre-fab nanoparticles' could revolutionize nano manufacturing

UMass Amherst team invents a way to create versatile, water-soluble nano-modules

21-08-2014

A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly ...

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Eastman increases ACIDS prices

20-08-2014

Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products Sep. 01, or as contracts allow. These increases are due to elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials. EASTMAN™ PROPIONIC ACID, ALL GRADES : Offlist Price increase of $USD 0.06/LB ($USD 0.13/KG) in North America ...

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

18-08-2014

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric ...

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Oxea Announces Price Increases for Intermediates

15-08-2014

Oxea will increase off-list prices on the following products effective September 1, 2014, or as contracts allow: September 1, 2014 increase: USA, Canada, Mexico South & Central America, Asia, Africa, Middle East Product US$/lb US$/mt i/n Butanol $0.04 $88 i/n ...

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Evonik invests in methionine production

14-08-2014

Evonik Industries has begun construction of a new plant to produce Mepron® in Mobile (Alabama, USA). Mepron® is a special Evonik formulation of the amino acid methionine that is used in dairy cow nutrition. A special coating protects the amino acid from undesired degradation in the rumen. The new ...

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