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BASF increases production capacity of vitamin A

Expansion of production capacity for vitamin A by 25 % in Ludwigshafen, Germany

28-Jan-2015

BASF increases its production capacities for vitamin A by 25 %. The company has expanded an existing plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, which is part of BASF’s Citral Verbund. With this capacity extension, BASF reacted to the rising demand for its high-quality vitamin A products, as well as to the ...

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BASF plans worldwide expansion of PVP production

Investment of up to €56 million

26-Jan-2015

BASF plans to invest up to €56 million in the expansion of its Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) value chain over the next four years. PVP is a polymer which is used in diverse industries, for example the pharmaceutical or the personal and home care sector, mainly due to its binding properties. Through ...

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BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar site

Global capacity to increase to 670,000 metric tons of butanediol per year

23-Jan-2015

BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10% at its site in Geismar/Louisiana as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. Additionally, BASF looks into further measures to strengthen and ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical to Build Polyethylene Pilot Plant at Its Research Center in Bartlesville, OK

22-Dec-2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced plans to build a state-of-the-art polyethylene pilot plant at its research and technology facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The new pilot plant will incorporate Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary MarTECH™ loop slurry process for polyethylene ...

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BASF builds new chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai

Production of base metal catalysts, custom catalysts and adsorbents to meet growing demand in China and Asia

12-Dec-2014

BASF is further strengthening its manufacturing footprint in Asia Pacific with a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The plant – BASF’s first process catalysts manufacturing ...

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Evonik starts up two new plant units for crosslinking activators

12-Dec-2014

Evonik has started up two new plant units for the production of crosslinking activators at its multi-user site in Wesseling. With triallyl cyanurate (TAC) and triallyl isocyanurate (TAICROS®), the company now offers two crosslinking activators for use in plastics and rubber. “The new production ...

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Bayer MaterialScience wraps up major investment in Germany

Company invests some EUR 250 million at Dormagen site

11-Dec-2014

Materials manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience has successfully concluded a major capital expenditure project in Germany. On Tuesday, the company brought an ultra-efficient and resource-conserving world-scale plant for the production of the chemical TDI, a main component in high-quality foams, on ...

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Merck Commissions Biomass Energy Plant in India

Co-generation unit promotes climate protection and energy efficiency

27-Nov-2014

Merck commissioned a climate-neutral co-generation plant at its production site in Goa, India. In doing so, Merck is underscoring its commitment to climate protection and energy efficiency in line with its corporate responsibility. The project is part of a company-wide climate protection program. ...

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AkzoNobel strengthens Middle East presence with new powder coatings facility

06-Nov-2014

AkzoNobel has started operations at its new Powder Coatings plant in Dubai. The facility will significantly increase capacity for the company's Interpon and Resicoat products. The state-of-the art site is AkzoNobel's sixth manufacturing plant in the Middle East and its 30th producing powder ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces PAO Expansion Study at Cedar Bayou Plant

06-Nov-2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced a study to expand its low viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) capacity by 10,000 metric tons per year of capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. Currently, its low viscosity PAO capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant is 48,000 metric tons per ...

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