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Evonik starts up two new plant units for crosslinking activators

12-12-2014

Evonik has started up two new plant units for the production of crosslinking activators at its multi-user site in Wesseling. With triallyl cyanurate (TAC) and triallyl isocyanurate (TAICROS®), the company now offers two crosslinking activators for use in plastics and rubber. “The new production ...

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Bayer MaterialScience wraps up major investment in Germany

Company invests some EUR 250 million at Dormagen site

11-12-2014

Materials manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience has successfully concluded a major capital expenditure project in Germany. On Tuesday, the company brought an ultra-efficient and resource-conserving world-scale plant for the production of the chemical TDI, a main component in high-quality foams, on ...

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New plant for plastics component in eastern Germany

Joint venture doubles production capacity for EUR 50 million

12-11-2014

Bayer MaterialScience is now even better positioned to meed the strong global demand for a particularly temperature-resistant, high-performance plastic. An additional chemical plant for the production of a key component for the material Apec® was brought on stream in eastern Germany. The operator ...

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Evonik plant for functionalized polybutadienes commences operation

A clear commitment to Germany as production location

05-11-2014

Evonik Industries opened a new plant for hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) in Marl. The Group invested a mid-double-digit million euro amount in the plant, which has a production capacity of several thousand metric tons per year. Evonik will market HTPB under the brand name POLYVEST® HT ...

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Evonik boosts capacity for special silicas at its Rheinfelden site

Global production capacity to increase by 25 percent

10-10-2014

Beginning in October 2014, Evonik Industries officially opened a new production line to manufacture surface-treated fumed silica under the AEROSIL® brand name. The new line will be located at Evonik’s Rheinfelden, Germany site, which will boost their global production capacity for these products ...

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Linde to build new air separation unit in eastern Germany

New unit will also produce liquid gases for regional market

10-10-2014

Technology company The Linde Group is set to build a new air separation unit in the eastern German town of Eisenhüttenstadt, near Frankfurt an der Oder. Around EUR 85 million will be channelled into the plant, which will supply the ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt steelworks with oxygen and ...

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Plant expansion at LANXESS in Leverkusen

30-09-2014

LANXESS is expanding its business with water treatment solutions. The company inaugurates a new production line at its largest site worldwide in Leverkusen for the production of the Lewatit premium brand of weak acid cation (WAC) exchange resins, as well as bringing a cutting-edge food-compatible ...

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Evonik starts construction of the first production plant for methionine dipeptide

16-09-2014

Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the on-schedule start of construction on the first plant for the production of AQUAVI® Met-Met in Antwerp (Belgium). The product, a dipeptide made up of two methionine molecules, is a feed additive specially developed for shrimp and ...

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BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp

Securing BASF’s internal supply of butadiene in Europe

15-09-2014

BASF today announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons. The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene ...

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Arkema: Proposed shutdown of fluorogas production in Zaramillo, Spain

11-09-2014

As part of a plan to improve the profitability of its fluorogas business, on September 9th Arkema presented to the Zaramillo plant’s personnel representative bodies a project for the closure of fluorogas productions at its Spanish site. The European fluorogas industry has been severely impacted ...

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