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Bayer MaterialScience expands technology and production

New production plant for coating raw materials commissioned


With the latest equipment for product development and the expansion of its production capacity, materials manufacturer Bayer MaterialScience continues to adapt to the needs of key sectors such as the automotive and construction industries. At its headquarters in Leverkusen, the company has ...


AkzoNobel to optimize coil coatings activities in Europe and Russia


AkzoNobel announced plans to optimize the manufacturing footprint of its Coil Coatings sites in Europe and Russia by concentrating production at three strategic sites. The company intends to improve operational performance by focusing all European manufacturing for the Coil Coatings business on ...


Wacker eyes Expansion of Dispersible Polymer Powder Production Capacity in Nanjing


Wacker Chemie AG announced plans to expand its production capacity for dispersible polymer powders capacity at its Nanjing (China) site in 2014. By productivity improvement and debottlenecking measures in existing facilities, the Munich-based chemical company intends to essentially double its ...


Vencorex expands its Tolonate HDI derivatives capacity into Asia


Vencorex is expanding its global capacity for Tolonate™ HDI derivatives by establishing a new production unit in Thailand. The new plant will be ready to serve the Asian market in 2015. “We want to strengthen our global position, and our presence in Asia will be a significantstepping stone, among ...


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First dry-type transformer in South Africa is manufactured on Hedrich casting equipment


The story of the first dry-type transformer (for medium voltage) manufactured completely in Southern Africa is also the successful story of Mr. Paddy Padayachee, as first engineer and founder of Revive Electrical Transformers. As an immigrant´s child, he studied electrical engineering and started ...


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LANXESS brings expanded cresol plant on stream

EUR 20 million investment


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has completed the expansion of its cresol production plant in Leverkusen, Germany, and has now begun operating a newly constructed reaction system as well as a second 46-meter-high distillation column. The expansion increases capacity for this high-quality ...


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 ...


Evonik is expanding its global isophorone and isophorone diamine capacities

New production platform in Shanghai to be completed in early 2014


Evonik Industries is significantly expanding its global isophorone (IP) and isophorone diamine (IPD) capacities by funding an investment of more than €100 million in Shanghai, China. The new production plants will be completed in the first quarter of 2014 and will increase the total capacities of ...


Ineos opens one million tonne deep-sea ethylene terminal


The Minister-President of Flanders, Kris Peeters, has officially opened the one million tonne, deep-sea ethylene terminal at the INEOS Oxide facility located close to Antwerp harbour, Belgium. The new deep-sea terminal is now fully operational Capable of unloading shipments of ethylene from the ...


Mitsui Chemicals Expands Automotive Use Polypropylene Production in the U.S. and Mexico


Mitsui Chemicals and Prime Polymer, a Mitsui Chemicals subsidiary, announced a 21,000 ton augmentation of polypropylene production in the United States (Advanced Composites) and a 13,000 ton augmentation in Mexico (Advanced Composites Mexicana) to meet growing demands of the automotive materials ...


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