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Mexichem’s VESTOLIT Subsidiary to Increase Specialty PVC Capacity in German Plant


Vestolit, a 100% subsidiary of Mexichem acquired in 2014, announced that it will build a new production line with an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tons of Paste (Emulsion) PVC. The line will combine the established leading polymerization technology with a newly developed, energy efficient, ...


AMRI to Close Holywell, U.K. API Manufacturing Facility


AMRI announced that it has decided to close its Holywell, U.K. facility following a consultation process with employee representatives. The Holywell site provides chemical development services and small- and large scale-manufacturing services of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and ...


An assembly line for medications

Efavirenz can now be produced more cost efficiently and sustainable utilizing continuous flow chemistry.


Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPICI) and the Freie Universität Berlin have succeeded in developing better methods of producing APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients). As a result, Efavirenz, one of the preferred agents for treating HIV in combination ...


Picosun Expands its Production Capacity


Picosun Oy doubles its production capacity to enable faster delivery of cluster systems and automated batchAtomic Layer Deposition (ALD) tools to its customers.“Our unmatched knowledge in ALD system design ensures that our products meet even the strictest quality requirements of today’s ...


A milestone for the Maghreb: First production line for oriented films


Biaxial Films Packaging SpA (BFP) and Brückner Maschinenbau teamed up for the very first production line for biaxially oriented plastics film in the Maghreb. The state-of-the-art 8.7m wide BOPP film line will be located at Sétif in northeastern Algeria, 300 kilometers east of Algiers. Production ...


Investing in the future: Bohle Technology Center to be opened in March 2015


Despite a reserved investment climate in the pharmaceutical industry, L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH has used the 2014 financial year to prepare itself for the future – with a multi-million euro investment. The new Technology Center at its headquarters in Ennigerloh will open in March ...


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New plant for plastics component in eastern Germany

Joint venture doubles production capacity for EUR 50 million


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 ...


Röchling Puts New Factory in Kunshan/China into Operation


Plastics specialist Röchling has begun production in its new plant in Kunshan/China. The site in the Kunshan Industrial Park was ceremonially opened in the presence of government representatives, customers, and representatives of the Röchling Group. “China is a significant market for Röchling and ...


Less and less petroleum required for plastics production

New successes for Bayer’s CO2 research


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 ...


LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric ...


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