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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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Less and less petroleum required for plastics production

New successes for Bayer’s CO2 research

28-08-2014

Bayer MaterialScience’s research into carbon dioxide as a new raw material for making plastics is delivering further successes. In laboratory tests, the company has succeeded in significantly further reducing the need for petroleum at precursor level through the incorporation of CO2. Plastics and ...

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BASF inaugurates its largest European production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Środa Śląska, Poland

Total investment of €150 million will double regional manufacturing capacity and create 400 jobs

22-07-2014

BASF inaugurated its new production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Sroda Slaska, a Special Economic Zone near Wroclaw, Poland. The grand opening event was attended by a number of national and local government officials. Construction of the new 40,000 square meter manufacturing facility – ...

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Evonik builds dispersant plant in Essen

Tripling capacity for polymer dispersants

21-07-2014

Evonik Industries is building a new production plant for polymer dispersants at the Goldschmidtstrasse site in Essen. The specialty chemicals company is thus investing an amount in the doubledigit-million-euro range and is tripling its global capacity for polymer dispersants. Plans call for ...

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LANXESS takes high-tech plastics plant in Belgium into operation

03-07-2014

LANXESS has taken its new plant for polyamide plastics in Antwerp, Belgium, into operation as planned. The world-scale facility for polyamide plastics is designed for an annual capacity of around 90,000 metric tons. It represents an investment volume of EUR 75 million. The main customer of ...

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