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  • Insulate Europe: Ceresana Analyzes the Market for Insulation Materials

    The catastrophic major fire at Grenfell Tower in London led to a public discussion about the safety of insulation material. This is a great challenge for the producers. Energy efficiency and insulation material will continue to be a trending topic in many countries with various state regulations and more

  • Controversial Mass Products: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Plasticizers

    Large amounts of plasticizers are processed to make brittle plastics, elastomers, paints and varnishes, as well as adhesives smooth, flexible or even useful in the first place. The latest, already fourth, plasticizer report by the market research company Ceresana forecasts the demand for this contro more

  • Henkel opens new composite test center in Japan

    Henkel has opened a state-of-the-art test facility for composites in Japan. The new Composite Lab in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, will allow automotive customers from across Asia to team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts, and to establish the best process conditions to make their ide more

  • Merck Opens New Application Laboratory in Shanghai

    Merck announced the opening of its new application laboratory for the Performance Materials business sector today in Shanghai, China. The expanded Technology Application Network China (TANC) underscores the company’s leading position in pigments and functional materials. It marks the continuation of more

  • Clariant Catalysts expands in China with opening of new office in Yinchuan

    Clariant announced the opening of a new office for its Catalysts business in Yinchuan city, capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in China. With the new branch, Clariant becomes the first multinational catalyst provider based in northwest China, a region that is home to a majority of the nati more

  • Expanding Market: New Report on EPS Foam

    The tragic fire catastrophe of the Grenfell Tower in London directed the public attention towards building envelopes. The discussion concerning the safety of facades and insulation material is a challenge especially for manufacturers of EPS, says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Cer more

  • Three shows, one date

    Messe Muenchen India and Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) has entered into a collaboration agreement to collocate analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and PHARMA Pro & Pack Expo in 2017. All three trade fairs will take place simultaneously from September 21–23, 2017 at HIT more

  • BASF and Norilsk Nickel enter exclusive negotiations

    BASF and PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and entered exclusive negotiations to cooperate on the supply of raw materials for future battery materials production for lithium-ion batteries in Europe. BASF intends to invest up to €400 million in a fi more

  • SONGWON to meet key industry needs with its new pilot plant

    SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that its new pilot plant in Panoli (Gujarat), India has come onstream, thereby strengthening the organization’s overall specialty chemicals development capability.  Built on SONGWON’s Indian site with all the necessary main unit operations, the new plant is eq more

  • Spanish salt venture opens new markets for AkzoNobel

    Located in Súria, the facility is being used for tableting and packing high purity salt, which is a co-product of ICL’s potassium mine. AkzoNobel will market and sell the full volume of salt specialties produced, allowing it to serve new markets in the Mediterranean region. “High purity salt is in d more

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