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Boom in bubble columns: One of the most important types of reactors in the chemical industry is set to become more efficient


Evonik Industries has been operating a bubble column test facility in Marl (Germany) since May 2014 with the aim of optimizing this process technology, which is very important for Evonik. With this facility, the specialty chemicals company is accumulating additional knowledge about ...


PETRONAS and BASF terminate Heads of Agreement for joint project in Pengerang


BASF and PETRONAS announced that the Heads of Agreement (HoA) between the two parties for a joint speciality chemicals venture within PETRONAS’ Refinery & Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Pengerang, Johor, has been terminated by mutual agreement. The HoA was signed on March ...


Univar Announces Blanquefort Site Ready to Resume Operation Following €2 Million Investment


Univar Inc., a global chemical distributor, announced that its Blanquefort site, located in the French region of Bordeaux, is about to become fully operational again following an extensive €2 million refurbishment. The 18000 m2 site is used to store, package and distribute products, with a focus ...


Oxea delivers first specialty esters produced at its new unit


Chemical company Oxea announced that after a construction period of approximately one year it has successfully started up its new unit “Ester 2” for the production of specialty esters in Oberhausen, Germany. This new facility will boost Oxea’s production capacity for specialty esters by over 50 ...


AkzoNobel targets growth after opening new coatings plant in India


AkzoNobel's ambition to accelerate growth and increase revenue in India to €1 billion within the next five years has been underlined by the official opening of a new Industrial Coatings plant near Bangalore.The facility - which will produce coil and specialty plastic coatings - is located in ...


Clariant focuses on further Growth in China

New Pigment Joint Venture to Open in Hangzhou


Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant continues to strengthen its presence in Greater China with the official opening of its new Greater China headquarters in Shanghai today, October 20, 2010. The new facility also includes a new technical application center for pigments. Clariant further ...


LANXESS drives growth forward in India

New production facilities for engineering plastics


Specialty chemicals group LANXESS remains committed to its growth strategy in the BRIC states and plans to expand its new production site in India. The Group is now set to build compounding facilities with an initial capacity of 20,000 metric tons/year for the production of the engineering ...


Green surfactants for Asia: Cognis opens new APG facility in China


Specialty chemicals supplier Cognis officially opened a new state-of-the-art production facility for alkyl polyglucoside (APG®) surfactants at its site in Jinshan, China. The company also signed the Responsible Care Charter there. Along with its other two production sites for APG® surfactants in ...


AkzoNobel to add new plant at Ningbo site in China


AkzoNobel is to build an additional plant at its Ningbo multi-site for its Functional Chemicals business. The new €17 million project - part of a total investment of €275 million - will further expand the company's rapidly growing organic peroxides activities. Production of chelates has already ...


LANXESS expands capacities for high-tech plastics in China

Investment in additional production line at Wuxi site


LANXESS will expand capacities at its state-of-the-art compounding plant for high-tech plastics in Wuxi, China. The specialty chemicals company will invest in a third production line at the plant, which will increase compounding capacities by nearly 50 percent and is scheduled to go on stream ...


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