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LANXESS opens high-tech plastics plant in Brazil

Investment of around EUR 20 million


LANXESS inaugurated its new high-tech plastics plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil. The specialty chemicals company has invested around EUR 20 million (R$ 62 million) in the facility, which will initially have an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons. Up to 50 highly-skilled jobs will be created. The ...


New Sasol O&S tri-ethyl aluminium production plant proves concept


Sasol Olefins&Surfactants (O&S) announced that it has reached an important milestone in the expansion of its capabilities with the production of its new ALCAT®TEAL highly purified tri-ethyl aluminium product. Production at the new TEAL plant in Brunsbüttel, Germany, which went on-line in June ...


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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“Sustainable Recycling Industries” – a new approach for developing countries


Recovery of raw materials from waste as a business model for developing countries: Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and the Swiss State Secretary for Economy Affairs (SECO) have been pursuing this approach since 2003. Since then, sustainable recycling ...


Evonik expands its market position for C4-based products


Evonik Industries is further expanding its market in C4-based products and investing in the expansion of its production facilities. The Group’s 1-butene capacity in Marl Chemical Park will be expanded by 75,000 tons. In Antwerp, the production of butadiene will be expanded by 100,000 tons, while ...


Anton Paar starts 2013 with 3 new subsidiaries


Anton Paar is proud to announce the opening of three new subsidiaries on January 1, 2013. New offices will begin work in Poland, South Africa and Brazil. Brazil: The headquarters ofAnton Paar Brasil Ltda. will be located in Sao Paulo. Sales and service will be coordinated here for all product ...


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 ...


H&S delivers the world's first industrial system for flexible PU foam conversion


H&S Anlagentechnik GmbH has received an order from a Polish slabstock foam manufacturer to supply the world's first industrial-scale system to recover polyol from flexible polyurethane foam waste materials. The main target of the project is increasing sustainability in the PU mattresses ...


BYK Kometra opens new production building in Schkopau


Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, Chairman of the Management Board of ALTANA AG, and Frank Bannert, district administrator of the Saalekreis region, visited BYK Kometra in Schkopau for the opening ceremony of the new production building. Along with another 100 or so guests, they acquainted themselves ...


CCP Composites Announces New North American Gel Coat Manufacturing Facility


CCP Composites announced plans to expand its manufacturing footprint by adding a new gel coat production operation in North America. This new facility is scheduled to begin production in early 2013 and will be located in the Vancouver, WA area in the Pacific Northwest. This undertaking is part of ...


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