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Plant expansion at LANXESS in Leverkusen

30-09-2014

LANXESS is expanding its business with water treatment solutions. The company inaugurates a new production line at its largest site worldwide in Leverkusen for the production of the Lewatit premium brand of weak acid cation (WAC) exchange resins, as well as bringing a cutting-edge food-compatible ...

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Röchling Puts New Factory in Kunshan/China into Operation

29-09-2014

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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Clariant doubles capacity for pigments and pigment preparations in India

Expansion represents an investment in production facilities

22-09-2014

Clariant announced the inauguration of an important new extension to its production facility in Roha, south-east of Mumbai, India. The expansion doubles its capacity at the facility for pigments and pigment preparations. This higher output will enable the company to increase its market coverage ...

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LANXESS expands new plant for inorganic pigments in Ningbo

15-09-2014

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS is strengthening its production network in China to meet the high level of demand for iron oxide pigments and is adding a mixing and milling plant to the pigment plant already under construction in Ningbo. LANXESS is creating a total of roughly 200 new jobs with ...

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BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp

Securing BASF’s internal supply of butadiene in Europe

15-09-2014

BASF today announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons. The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene ...

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Arkema: Proposed shutdown of fluorogas production in Zaramillo, Spain

11-09-2014

As part of a plan to improve the profitability of its fluorogas business, on September 9th Arkema presented to the Zaramillo plant’s personnel representative bodies a project for the closure of fluorogas productions at its Spanish site. The European fluorogas industry has been severely impacted ...

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BASF opens concrete admixture production facility in Nairobi, Kenya

BASF’s first production plant for construction chemicals in Eastern Africa

01-09-2014

BASF inaugurated its new production plant for concrete admixtures in Nairobi. The production site will allow BASF to better meet the increasing demand for construction chemicals of customers in Eastern Africa. There, BASF produces standard and custom-made performance admixtures from the ...

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Less and less petroleum required for plastics production

New successes for Bayer’s CO2 research

28-08-2014

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 ...

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AkzoNobel breaks ground on Decorative Paints site in China

26-08-2014

AkzoNobel broke ground on its new Decorative Paints site in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province, China. The facility is part of an investment in excess of €50 million to build manufacturing facilities for both Powder Coatings and Decorative Paints. Located in Qionglai Yang'an Industrial ...

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

18-08-2014

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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