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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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BASF to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics

Start-up planned for 2017

30-Nov-2015

BASF is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe. Presumably from 2017 it will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) at the Schwarzheide site, Germany. ...

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

02-Jun-2015

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, ...

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

08-Apr-2015

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 ...

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An assembly line for medications

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

25-Feb-2015

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 ...

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Picosun Expands its Production Capacity

18-Feb-2015

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 ...

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

04-Feb-2015

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 ...

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

24-Nov-2014

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

12-Nov-2014

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 ...

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Röchling Puts New Factory in Kunshan/China into Operation

29-Sep-2014

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 ...

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