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Arkema expands its specialty polymer (PEKK) production capacities in France and the United States


Arkema is actively developing its new Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) ultra high performance polymer with applications in the fields of carbon fiber composites and 3D printing. Success in these fields has prompted Arkema to increase its production capacities in France now and in the ...


DSM polymerization plant to be built in Augusta (GA)


Royal DSM announced that its new polymerization plant will be built in Augusta, GA. The investment was accounted earlier this year and now a location has been confirmed. The plant, which will become part of DSM's Engineering Plastics business group, will manufacture high viscous Akulon® polyamide ...


Arkema brings new China coating resins plant online


Arkema has officially started its new 60,000 MTY emulsion polymers facility on its Changshu platform. The plant, part of Arkema’s Coating Resins business unit, will serve customers in the Asia Pacific region with a full line of waterborne emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives ...


evocatal draws two new investors as it closes €3.5m Series B round


evocatal GmbH has completed a Series B financing round. All of the company's existing investors took part, along with new investors NRW.BANK and LANXESS. In realizing the next step of its growth strategy, evocatal has partnered with two new investors: LANXESS and NRW.BANK. The investments from ...


Saudi Polymers Company Manufacturing Facility Begins Commercial Production


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC congratulates Saudi Polymers Company and its joint venture partner, National Petrochemical Company, as the joint venture’s manufacturing facility located in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, begins commercial production. “We will now be working to fill the critical ...


Colorant Chromatics to Enhance Production Capability in China


Colorant Chromatics, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation, announced plans to expand production and service capabilities at its Shanghai facility. These improvements are in response to growing demand for Colorant Chromatics technologies that help customers improve operational and supply chain ...


LANXESS builds new plant for high-tech plastics in Belgium

EUR 75 million investment in new polymerization plant in Antwerp


LANXESS is investing EUR 75 million in the construction of a new plant for high-tech plastics in Antwerp. The world-scale facility for polyamide plastics is designed for an annual capacity of 90,000 metric tons and scheduled to begin operation in the first quarter of 2014. “This investment is yet ...


Ashland expands polyvinyl pyrrolidone production


Ashland Inc. s responding to strong demand for Plasdone™ polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) by adding new low-viscosity, pharmaceutical-grade PVP capacity at its manufacturing facility in Calvert City, Ky., U.S.A. The new capacity will further strengthen Ashland’s position in the market and will enable ...


Construction to Begin at Emerald Kalama Chemical in the Netherlands for Non-Phthalate Plasticizers Manufacturing Operation


Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of Emerald Performance Materials, announced that it has started the construction of a new operation to produce K-FLEX® non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents at its facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The new operation is scheduled to be commissioned ...


Evonik plans further capacity expansion for polyamide 12 in Germany and Asia


Evonik Industries plans to expand capacities for the specialty polymer polyamide 12. First, the Group is significantly expanding its existing plant in Marl; second, the Executive Board has now approved preliminary and basic planning for a large new polyamide 12 production facility in Asia. The ...


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