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Covestro continues production at Tarragona site

Investment of around EUR 200 million

12-Dec-2017

Covestro announced that it will continue production in Tarragona (Spain) beyond 2020. The company will invest around EUR 200 million to increase the cost competitiveness at the site by implementing various measures. As a first step, it intends to build its own chlorine supply, thus ensuring a ...

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Merck opens production facility for liquid crystal window modules

Merck is the world’s first supplier of this technology

04-Dec-2017

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today opened a new production facility for liquid crystal window modules in Veldhoven, near Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. The investment of around € 15 million is a further step by Merck to expand its expertise as the market and technology leader ...

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LANXESS expands global production network for high-tech plastics

Approximately EUR 20 million to be invested in new plant in Changzhou

24-Nov-2017

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its presence in the growth market China: The Cologne-based company is building a new plant for high-performance plastics in Changzhou for around EUR 20 million. From Q2 2019, the compounding plant is to produce up to 25,000 metric tons of ...

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Turning jellyfish from a nuisance to useful product

13-Nov-2017

Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems have led to dramatic decreases in the number of fish in the ocean. It has also had an unforseen side effect: because overfishing decreases the numbers of jellyfish competitors, their blooms are on the rise. The GoJelly project, ...

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Covestro expands global capacity for polyurethane dispersions

New facilities in Dormagen and Barcelona

07-Nov-2017

Covestro has begun operations at a new production facility for aqueous polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) at its Dormagen site. Along with a current expansion of production in Barcelona, the company is thus boosting its capacities in Europe significantly. In order to meet global demand, Covestro is ...

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Electrostatic force takes charge in bioinspired polymers

06-Nov-2017

Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have taken the first steps toward gaining control over the self-assembly of synthetic materials in the same way that biology forms natural polymers. This advance could prove useful in designing new bioinspired, ...

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From Cellulose to 3D Objects

3D printing with a biobased polymer for CO2-neutral manufacturing

01-Nov-2017

In our modern world, eliminating plastics is inconceivable. Unfortunately, they do have disadvantages, including the formation of CO2 in both production and combustion, depletion of fossil feedstocks, and growth of landfills. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Russian researchers introduce a new ...

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SONGWON enters distribution partnership with Lehmann&Voss&Co.

27-Oct-2017

SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd and Lehmann&Voss&Co. announced that they have entered an exclusive distribution partnership for Fuel & Lubes antioxidants. Effective as of October 2017, Lehmann&Voss&Co., is now the exclusive distributor in the European market of all SONGWON’s Fuel & Lubes ...

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Covestro raises the bar and announces share buyback

Strongest quarter in company’s history

24-Oct-2017

Covestro delivered the strongest quarter in the company’s history in the third quarter of 2017 as the positive trend of the first six months carried on. At EUR 491 million, net income was up 89.6% on the prior-year quarter. At the same time, EBITDA was 50.2% higher, and sales rose 16.9% over the ...

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Bostik opens new adhesives production plant in India

13-Oct-2017

Bostik, the Specialty Adhesives business line of Arkema, continues to expand its manufacturing capacities with the opening of a new facility in Gujarat. Together with its existing plant in Bangalore, the new plant will serve the fast growing demand in India for adhesives in industrial ...

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