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Greener horizons: Plastics may grow on trees


Money may not grow on trees, but gasoline, computers, and tennis shoes just might thanks to new biotech advances that could allow manufacturers to produce fuel, plastics, and other chemicals from plants instead of petroleum. That's the topic of an article in the current issue of Chemical & ...


Dr. Dirk Van Meirvenne appointed new Managing Director of Bayer Technology Services GmbH


Dr. Dirk Van Meirvenne (46) is to become the new Managing Director of Bayer Technology Services GmbH effective June 1, 2010. Van Meirvenne, who is a Belgian citizen, is currently Head of Production and Technology Isocyanates at Bayer MaterialScience AG. He succeeds Achim Noack (50), who is to be ...


Segetis Expands Leadership Team


Segetis, Inc. has announced the appointment of Snehal Desai as business vice president, Cora Leibig, Ph.D. as director of product and application development, and Steve Donen as director of process engineering and development. As business vice president responsible for all aspects of ...


Public tender offer by BASF for Ciba

Board of Directors of Ciba recommends shareholders accept offer


BASF has announced a public tender offer for all outstanding shares of Ciba Holding AG at CHF 50.00 per Ciba share. The offer equates to a premium of 64.3% over the volume‑weighted average price of Ciba shares over the last 60 trading days and a premium of 32% over the closing share price on ...


Rhodia to boost innovation capability in Asia

Major R&D center in Shanghai to open


Rhodia celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for a new world-class Research & Development facility in Shanghai, China. The new facility, due to open in summer 2008, shall reinforce the Shanghai laboratory's position as one of the five major R&D centers of the Group. It will employ 150 ...


Fine print: New technique allows fast printing of microscopic electronics


A new technique for printing extraordinarily thin lines quickly over wide areas could lead to larger, less expensive and more versatile electronic displays as well new medical devices, sensors and other technologies. Solving a fundamental and long-standing quandary, chemical engineers at ...


François Hincker Appointed Vice-President of Rhodia Engineering Plastics


Rhodia announced the appointment of François Hincker as Vice President of the company's Engineering Plastics business unit reporting to Laurent Schmitt, President Rhodia Polyamide. Hincker also becomes a member of the Rhodia Polyamide Executive Committee. Prior to joining Rhodia, Hincker was ...


Bayer Foundation Awards $380,000 for New Graduate Chemical Engineering Fellowships at West Virginia University

Sustainability and Nanotechnology Are Focus for Ph.D. Students


The Bayer Foundation announced today it has bestowed a $380,000 grant to West Virginia University's (WVU) College of Engineering and Mineral Resources to create the Bayer Scholars for Extrusion-Compounding program in the Department of Chemical Engineering. This new fellowship program will fund ...


Air Products Appoints Montgomery Alger Vice President and Chief Technology Officer


Air Products has named Montgomery (Monty) Alger vice president and chief technology officer. Alger brings to Air Products more than 23 years of technology, engineering and business management experience at General Electric, where he served most recently as general manager of technology for GE ...


Dow Chemical Names Horacio Percossi Business Vice President for Specialty Chemicals

Janet Giesselman named Business Vice President for Dow Latex


The Dow Chemical Company announced that Horacio Percossi has been named business vice president for the Specialty Chemicals business portfolio. He will continue to report to Romeo Kreinberg, executive vice president of Dow's Performance Plastics and Chemicals portfolio, and will transition to his ...


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