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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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BASF to increase capacity for Hexanediol

Global capacity to increase to more than 70,000 metric tons per year

05-Sep-2018

BASF intends to increase the production capacity of 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) at its Ludwigshafen Verbund site by more than 50 percent. After the start-up in 2021, BASF’s global annual nameplate capacity of HDO will be more than 70,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, ...

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Connecting the (Nano)dots

Big-picture thinking can advance nanoparticle manufacturing

24-Aug-2018

Nanoparticle manufacturing, the production of material units less than 100 nanometers in size (100,000 times smaller than a marble), is proving the adage that “good things come in small packages.” Today’s engineered nanoparticles are integral components of everything from the quantum dot ...

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Tracking codes to authenticate genuine 3-D printed parts

23-Aug-2018

The worldwide market for 3D-printed parts is a $5 billion business with a global supply chain involving the internet, email, and the cloud - creating a number of opportunities for counterfeiting and intellectual property theft. Flawed parts printed from stolen design files could produce dire ...

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Harnessing energy from algae

An enzyme that could help accelerate biofuel production

21-Aug-2018

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have honed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Algae are known to store up large amounts of oils called ...

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The world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

20-Aug-2018

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the ...

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Heat and drought: BASF has to adjust production and logistics

06-Aug-2018

Due to the persistent high temperatures and low water levels in the Rhine, BASF SE has to adjust production and logistics at its Ludwigshafen site. The amount of water withdrawn from the Rhine e.g. for cooling purposes is limited by the authorities; in addition, the re-entry temperature of the ...

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BASF boosts capacity for highly chromatic yellow pigments

02-Aug-2018

BASF will extend its production capacities for isoindoline yellow pigments by around 70% by 2020, as the demand for high-performance pigments grows. Bright yellow tones that offer a high degree of weather resistance and temperature stability are sought after, particularly in demanding ...

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Stora Enso to boost green energy generation at Maxau Mill

Investment volume of 25 million EUR

23-Jul-2018

Stora Enso has decided to install a new steam turbine with a closed-loop cooling system and additional biomass storage at its mill in Maxau, Germany. The investment cost is approximately EUR 25 million and implementation of the project is scheduled to start during the third quarter of 2018 with ...

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