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WACKER Officially Opens New Production Site in the USA

20-Apr-2016

Wacker Chemie AG officially opened its new polysilicon production site in the US State of Tennessee. The new site is WACKER’s largest single investment ever, totaling some US$ 2.5 billion. WACKER began starting up individual plant sections at Charleston in December after a construction period of ...

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LANXESS completes capacity expansion for high-performance plastics in the USA

Investment of around USD 15 million

11-Jan-2016

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has started up a second production line for high-performance plastics compounding at its facility in Gastonia, North Carolina, as planned. The new line represents an investment of about USD 15 million and doubles the site’s production capacity from 20,000 to ...

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ORNL achieves milestone with plutonium-238 sample

24-Dec-2015

With the production of 50 grams of plutonium-238, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have restored a U.S. capability dormant for nearly 30 years and set the course to provide power for NASA and other missions. Plutonium-238 produces heat as it decays and can ...

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Quick clean-up: New process turns decades into hours for mining-water purification

14-Dec-2015

Cleaning up the water left over from mining operations can literally take generations - 25 to 50 years on average - leaving billions of gallons of the precious resource locked up and useless. Now, a University of Florida researcher has figured out how to trim that time dramatically - to just two ...

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GE Aviation to Build Unique Materials Factories

Enables GE to produce ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) in high volume

29-Oct-2015

GE Aviation is creating adjacent factories in Huntsville, Alabama, to mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) for jet engines and land-based gas turbines. GE Aviation will invest more than $200 million to construct two factories ...

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Wacker starts up new reactor increasing production capacity for Dispersions in USA

21-Oct-2015

Wacker Chemie AG has officially started up a new reactor for vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions at its Calvert City site in Kentucky, USA. By expanding its capacities, WACKER is meeting global demand for its dispersions and dispersible powders which is rising amid such world ...

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New facility for propanol by Oxea

Oxea continues with detailed engineering at Bay City, Texas

06-Oct-2015

In a move to better serve its customers in North and Latin America, the chemical company Oxea continues with the detailed engineering for a Propanol unit at its world-scale production plant at Bay City, Texas. The unit is scheduled to come on stream in late 2017. Key elements of the detailed ...

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Chemours Consolidates and Strengthens TiO2 Business

24-Aug-2015

The Chemours Company announced two decisions that are elements of the company's five-point transformation plan. The company will close its Edge Moor manufacturing site located outside Wilmington, Delaware, which produces titanium dioxide (TiO2) and will shut down a TiO2 line (line 3) at its ...

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Yara and BASF break ground on new ammonia plant

29-Jul-2015

Yara International ASA and BASF broke ground today on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. Total capital investment for the plant – which is expected to come online in 2017 – is estimated at $600 million. As part of the project, Yara will build an ammonia tank at the ...

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QuantumSphere Completes State-of-the-Art Nanocatalyst Production Facility

27-Jul-2015

QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI), a supplier of nanocatalyst technologies for industrial chemical processes, announced the completion of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for the production of the company’s proprietary FeNIXTM nano iron catalyst product. FeNIX nanocatalysts were developed to ...

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