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BASF produces methanol according to the biomass balance approach

Production with second generation renewable raw materials

13-Nov-2018

BASF has started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. The product name is EU-REDcert-methanol. The company replaces fossil raw materials with second-generation renewable raw materials and uses waste as well as residual ...

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LANXESS invests in production for ion exchange resins in Leverkusen, Germany

Investment of seven-figure EUR amount

12-Nov-2018

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is investing in its ion exchange resin production facility at the Leverkusen, Germany, site. The company is optimizing its process technology and operating efficiency for a seven-figure EUR amount. The project is scheduled for completion in the first half of ...

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LANXESS increases production volume of micronized iron oxide red pigments

29-Oct-2018

LANXESS continues to optimize its global production network for the manufacture of iron oxide pigments. Through targeted “debottlenecking” at the Krefeld-Uerdingen site, the specialty chemicals company has increased the product availability of its Bayferrox and Colortherm micronized red pigments ...

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KOLON BASF innoPOM starts commercial production of polyoxymethylene in Korea

29-Oct-2018

KOLON BASF innoPOM Inc., the 50:50 joint venture between KOLON PLASTICS and BASF established in 2016, started operations at its new polyoxymethylene (POM) production plant in Gimcheon, Korea. The new production with a capacity of 70,000 metric tons per year, combined with KOLON PLASTICS’ existing ...

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BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

BASF announces first location for battery materials production in Europe

22-Oct-2018

BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel). This investment is part of BASF’s €400 million ...

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thyssenkrupp commissions first commercial bioplastics plant in China

Production capacities for bioplastics expected to grow

22-Oct-2018

To reduce reliance on petroleum-based plastics, thyssenkrupp has developed a manufacturing process for the bioplastic polylactide (PLA). The world’s first commercial plant based on the patented PLAneo® technology recently started production in Changchun, China. It is operated by the Jilin COFCO ...

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Evonik starts production of precipitated silica in South Carolina

Investment of about US$120 million creates more than 40 new jobs

18-Oct-2018

Evonik Industries has started up a precipitated silica plant for the tire industry in South Carolina, in southeastern USA. Evonik has invested about US$120 million in this world-scale production plant, in response to the high demand from the tire industry for precipitated silica in North America. ...

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Covestro to invest EUR 1.5 billion in new world-scale MDI plant

10-Oct-2018

Covestro accelerates its investment activities to capitalize on the strong MDI market growth. The Supervisory Board of Covestro has approved an investment of around EUR 1.5 billion to build a new world-scale MDI plant in Baytown, USA. This investment at the existing site in Baytown is the largest ...

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LANXESS to build new production plant for high-performance plastics in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany

Investment volume in the mid double-digit million euro range

21-Sep-2018

LANXESS is continuing to invest in its global production network for high-performance plastics and is building another compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany, for a mid double-digit million euro amount. Starting in the second half of 2019, LANXESS will produce Durethan and ...

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BASF expands vitamin A plant in Ludwigshafen

18-Sep-2018

BASF has started the expansion of its vitamin A plant at the company’s Ludwigshafen site. The new production building expands the existing vitamin A plant, which went into operation in 1970. In total, about 600 machines and devices, 4,000 pipelines and 5,000 measuring points will be integrated ...

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