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Electrolysis cell with new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp
A new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp that is now being launched commercially enables the production of chlorine with less electricity. The process reduces the large amount of energy required to obtain the important chemical by as much as 30 percent compared with conventional ...
Borealis inaugurated a new catalyst plant at their Linz location. The company has invested EUR 100 million in the construction of this facility which will produce chemical substances – so-called catalysts – utilising the proprietary Borealis Sirius catalyst technology. Catalysts enable a ...
Syrris has produced a series of online videos showcasing how its Asia systems enable scientists to access the benefits of flow chemistry. The online series of videos allows scientists to see for themselves how the Asia product range improves on existing technologies. By guiding viewers ...
Materials for lightweight construction
Evonik Industries launched its Composites Project House in spring 2013. Evonik’s tenth project house is based primarily in Marl, with a branch in Darmstadt. The Composites Project House will develop new materials and system solutions for the lightweight construction sector. Among the topics ...
Oxea announced that it successfully commenced operations at its new state-of-the-art plant for the production of carboxylic acids in Oberhausen, Germany. This new facility will boost Oxea’s global carboxylic acid production capacity by around 40 percent. It was completed after a construction ...
BASF further invests in growth field enzymes with three transactions
With three separate transactions, BASF has strengthened its technology footprint in industrial enzymes, one of BASF’s identified growth fields: BASF has completed the acquisition of Henkel’s detergents enzyme technology. Additionally, BASF has entered into a research and license agreement ...
BASF plans to begin production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using the patented process of Genomatica, San Diego, California. The one-step fermentation process is based on sugars as a renewable feedstock. The license agreement allows BASF to build a ...
Completion of the plant is scheduled for the end of 2015
Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil. Subject to the approval of the responsible bodies, Evonik aims to complete the plant in the year 2015 to market precipitated silica in the South America region from local production. The ...
Photovoltaic industry shows weak volume of orders and decline in incoming orders
The turnover of manufacturers of photovoltaic components, equipment and plants in Germany has decreased by almost 50 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year reports VDMA in the run-up to the SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai. This means that times of rapid increase in photovoltaic ...
Sales of approximately €8.5 billion in 2012 from new products
BASF had sales of approximately €8.5 billion in 2012 from new products that have been on the market for less than five years. “Our research Verbund has increased its innovative strength to a new level of performance in 2012,” said Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the Board of Executive ...