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BASF to lift Force Majeure for EO-based products

02-Jul-2015

BASF will lift Force Majeure declared on May 21 for ethylene oxide (EO)-based products produced in Europe in the portfolio of Home Care and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning, Formulation Technologies, AgChem Additives and certain EO-based products in the portfolio of Personal Care as of July ...

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Merck Invests € 30 Million in New OLED Production Plant in Darmstadt

23-Jun-2015

Merck laid the cornerstone for a new OLED materials production plant in Darmstadt. Production of high-purity OLED materials for use in state-of-the-art displays and lighting systems is scheduled to start in the approximately 2,000 square meter building in July 2016. With the investment, which ...

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Momentive Begins Operation of Plant Expansion

15-Jun-2015

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive) has announced the start of operations at their expanded Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) plant in Leverkusen, Germany. Responding to growing demand for LSR, Momentive’s Chempark facility produces a diverse range of products to support their global ...

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WACKER Starts up New Production Plant for Specialty Monomers

11-Jun-2015

Wacker Chemie AG has officially started up a new specialty-monomer plant with an annual capacity of 3,800 metric tons at its Burghausen site in Germany. The specialty monomers vinyl neodecanoate and vinyl laurate are key raw materials in the manufacture of specialty dispersible polymer powders. ...

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Mexichem’s VESTOLIT Subsidiary to Increase Specialty PVC Capacity in German Plant

02-Jun-2015

Vestolit, a 100% subsidiary of Mexichem acquired in 2014, announced that it will build a new production line with an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tons of Paste (Emulsion) PVC. The line will combine the established leading polymerization technology with a newly developed, energy efficient, ...

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Bayer MaterialScience: Further milestone in the manufacture of plastics from CO2

Company intends to replace petroleum with carbon dioxide

02-Jun-2015

Bayer MaterialScience has taken another major step toward using CO2 for plastic production from 2016. A production line is currently under construction for this purpose at the Dormagen site in Germany. A chemical reactor weighing some 25 metric tons has now been put in place at the heart of this ...

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Perstorp inaugurates major new Oxo plant in Sweden

27-May-2015

Perstorp officially opened a major extension to its capacity to produce PVC plasticizers and key chemical intermediates. The new state-of-the-art Oxo plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, began producing material soon after its start-up in January, and is now running at full regime and delivering high ...

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Sasol Performance Chemicals Expands Catalyst Carrier Production Capacity

26-May-2015

Sasol announced that it has expanded the production capacity of its alumina spheres plant in Brunsbüttel to 4,000 tonnes per annum. Through the company's Performance Chemicals Inorganics & Catalyst division it produces high purity and ultra-high purity alumina that is used in a range of catalytic ...

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BASF declares Force Majeure for a range of EO-based products

Raw material shortage due to technical problems in the European ethylene oxide (EO) production

26-May-2015

BASF’s European production sites for ethylene oxide have experienced significant technical problems leading to a Force Majeure declaration on ethylene oxide on May 19, 2015. Due to the ethylene oxide (EO) shortage BASF has subsequently to declare Force Majeure for EO-based products produced in ...

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First production of liquid hydrocarbons from biological feedstock using the Isobutene process

15-May-2015

Global Bioenergies announces having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar to those extracted from oil. This mix of fuels can be compared to light oil, and thus be considered as «renewable oil».Gaseous isobutene is one of the main building ...

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