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BASF lifts Force Majeure for citral and derivatives

17-04-2014

BASF announces that, effective as of the release of this information the company is lifting its declaration of Force Majeure with respect to citral-based aroma chemicals as well as Vitamin A and Vitamin E products for human and animal nutrition. The citral plant had to be shut down after a fire ...

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Plant shutdown after fire: BASF declares Force Majeure for citral and derivatives

Shutdown period of four weeks

20-03-2014

Due to a fire caused by a technical equipment failure that occurred at BASF’s citral plant in Ludwigshafen on March 12, the company had to shut down the plant and is forced to declare Force Majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals as well as Vitamin A and Vitamin E products for human and animal ...

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Succinity produces first commercial quantities of biobased succinic acid

05-03-2014

Succinity GmbH has announced the start-up of its first commercial production facility. The plant, located at the Corbion Purac site in Montmeló, Spain, has an annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons and is producing commercial quantities of biobased succinic acid for the global market. In addition ...

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Oxea launches bio-based plasticizer

06-02-2014

Oxea expands its broad product portfolio of phthalate-free plasticizers with its new bio-based products Oxblue DOSX (dioctyl succinate) and Oxblue ATBC (acetyl tributyl citrate). Combining the advantages of conventional petrol- and bio-based products, Oxblue DOSX and Oxblue ATBC address the ...

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Evonik increases capacity in Darmstadt

06-02-2014

End of 2013 Evonik Industries AG successfully began operation of its new production facility for ROHACELL® structural foam at the Darmstadt site, following an investment of approximately six million Euros. The new facility will increase the polymerization capacity at the site by fifty percent. ...

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BASF increases competitiveness of its Performance Products segment through restructuring in its paper chemicals business

Reduction of 250 positions globally by end of 2015

27-01-2014

BASF is implementing a series of measures in its paper chemicals business to further strengthen the competitiveness of its Performance Products segment. In response to decreasing market demand BASF is adjusting capacities in its European latex manufacturing network and will shut down an annual ...

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Oxea increases capacity for specialty esters at Amsterdam plant

24-01-2014

The chemical company Oxea announced today that it has successfully increased its capacity by 20 percent for specialty esters at its Amsterdam Esters Plant (AEP). To this end, the company invested an amount in the single-figure million Euro range to implement several optimization measures. Oxea ...

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Evonik to start up large-scale production facilities in 2014

Company to implement over €3 billion of its investment program by the end of 2014

02-01-2014

Evonik Industries is to start up new facilities and production capacities, representing an investment volume of close to €1 billion, in high-growth emerging markets in 2014. "By the end of the coming year, we will have implemented over €3 billion of the total six-billion-Euro investments that are ...

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BASF produces first commercial volumes of butanediol from renewable raw material

29-11-2013

BASF has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica, based in California. The fermentation ...

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Bayer MaterialScience expands technology and production

New production plant for coating raw materials commissioned

26-11-2013

With the latest equipment for product development and the expansion of its production capacity, materials manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience continues to adapt to the needs of key sectors such as the automotive and construction industries. At its headquarters in Leverkusen, the company has ...

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