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Hexion Inc. Announces Successful Restart of VeoVa Vinyl Ester Plant


Hexion Inc. announced that it has successfully restarted production of VeoVa vinyl ester products at its manufacturing facility at Moerdijk, Netherlands, which produces a variety of VersaticTM Acid Derivatives. As a result, Hexion has lifted its Force Majeure notice for VeoVa vinyl ester products ...


Oxea increases capacity for specialty esters at Amsterdam plant


The chemical company Oxea announced today that it has successfully increased its capacity by 20 percent for specialty esters at its Amsterdam Esters Plant (AEP). To this end, the company invested an amount in the single-figure million Euro range to implement several optimization measures. Oxea ...


AkzoNobel to optimize coil coatings activities in Europe and Russia


AkzoNobel announced plans to optimize the manufacturing footprint of its Coil Coatings sites in Europe and Russia by concentrating production at three strategic sites. The company intends to improve operational performance by focusing all European manufacturing for the Coil Coatings business on ...


INVISTA’s polyamide salt facility starts production


INVISTA started production at its new, polyamide salt plant, an expansion of the company’s polymer facility in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. The expanded site will serve the company’s European fiber and plastic customers through its integrated supply chain. The polymer manufactured at INVISTA’s ...


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Veolia’s MPPE water treatment unit for Shell Floating LNG plant


VWS MPP Systems has been awarded a contract by Samsung to supply a Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) water purification unit for a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility. The MPPE unit will be used for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ...


BASF and CSM establish 50-50 joint venture for biobased succinic acid

Plans for industrial scale succinic acid production


BASF and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM, are establishing a joint venture for the production and sale of biobased succinic acid. The company will be named Succinity GmbH and will be operational in 2013. The establishment of Succinity GmbH is subject to filing with the relevant competition ...


AkzoNobel further strengthens its global MCA position


AkzoNobel takes two further steps in strengthening its global position in the market of monochloroacetic acid (MCA). Recently it has commissioned its expanded Delfzijl MCA facility in the Netherlands, which now has a capacity exceeding 100,000 MT/year. In parallel, AkzoNobel is to further ...


Construction to Begin at Emerald Kalama Chemical in the Netherlands for Non-Phthalate Plasticizers Manufacturing Operation


Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, announced that it has started the construction of a new operation to produce K-FLEX® non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new operation is scheduled to be commissioned ...


AkzoNobel doubles dimethylether production


AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals is to increase dimethylether (DME) production capacity at its Rotterdam/Europoort plant in the Netherlands to 45,000 tons a year. “Our investment demonstrates our strong commitment to AkzoNobel’s sustainable growth strategy and will reinforce our leading position in ...


Eastman Completes Expansion of Hydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin Production in The Netherlands


Eastman Chemical Company has completed the expansion of its hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins facility in Middelburg, The Netherlands. The Middelburg expansion, which is the third expansion of its Regalite™ hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins, has doubled capacity at the site since 2006.“We continue to ...


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