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LANXESS takes high-tech plastics plant in Belgium into operation

03-07-2014

LANXESS has taken its new plant for polyamide plastics in Antwerp, Belgium, into operation as planned. The world-scale facility for polyamide plastics is designed for an annual capacity of around 90,000 metric tons. It represents an investment volume of EUR 75 million. The main customer of ...

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Darmstadt site to close: Bayer MaterialScience consolidating polycarbonate business

01-07-2014

As part of the worldwide consolidation of its business with sheets made of the high-performance plastic polycarbonate, Bayer MaterialScience has decided to close its site in Darmstadt, Germany. European customers will be supplied in the future by the plants in Nera Montoro, Italy, and Tielt, ...

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BASF strengthens performance materials production in China

24-06-2014

BASF has undertaken three key capacity expansion projects for performance materials at its Pudong site in Shanghai: Ultramid® (polyamide, PA), Ultradur® (polybutylene terephthalate, PBT), Elastollan® thermoplastics polyurethane elastomers (TPU), and Technical Center and capacity expansion of ...

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Using CO2: EUR 15 million for new production line

Bayer MaterialScience plans further investment in the Dream Production project at its Dormagen site

16-05-2014

The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be used as a basic building block for plastics. Following a successful test phase and promising market analysis, Bayer MaterialScience plans to invest EUR 15 million in the construction of a production line at its Dormagen site, which will use CO2 to produce ...

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LANXESS opens high-tech plastics plant in Brazil

Investment of around EUR 20 million

14-04-2014

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 ...

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

16-07-2013

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 ...

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INVISTA’s polyamide salt facility starts production

18-02-2013

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

15-02-2013

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 ...

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Evonik expands its market position for C4-based products

16-01-2013

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 ...

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Anton Paar starts 2013 with 3 new subsidiaries

19-12-2012

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 ...

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