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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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BASF and PETRONAS to build 2-Ethylhexanoic acid production plant

Startup planned in Q4 2016

19-Feb-2015

BASF and PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) will build a new world-scale production plant for 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHAcid) at the site of their existing joint venture, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals, in Kuantan, Malaysia. The construction of this plant, which will be the first of its kind in the ...

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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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AkzoNobel Performance Coatings adds capacity in Indonesia

18-Feb-2015

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has announced plans to invest €2.5 million to expand its plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The investment will add capacity to help meet growing demand for the company's International brand products, which are supplied by the Protective Coatings and Marine Coatings ...

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Evonik optimizes production of plasticizer alcohols

17-Feb-2015

In the future, Evonik Industries will be able to produce the plasticizer alcohol 2-propyl heptanol (2-PH) much more efficiently at the Marl site. This is made possible by the development of the new ligand OxoPhos 64i; ligands are important components of catalysts and essential for many ...

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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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Successful start-up of Arkema’s thiochemicals platform in Malaysia

02-Feb-2015

The thiochemicals platform, which came on stream in Kerteh, Malaysia at the beginning of 2015, produces methyl mercaptan for use as a synthesis intermediate in animal feed and dimethyl disulfide (DMDS). The development of this site is consistent with the Group’s growth strategy in Asia, and ...

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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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