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  • Showa Denko (SDK) to expand high-purity aluminum foil plant

    Showa Denko has decided to increase its capacity in China to produce high-purity aluminum foil, which is a major material for aluminum electrolytic capacitors. SDK will increase Showa Denko Aluminum (Nantong) Co., Ltd.'s capacity to produce high-purity aluminum foil from 600 tons to 800 tons per mon more

  • DKSH extends partnership with LAUDA to Singapore and Taiwan

    DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and LAUDA, a global leader in manufacturing thermal-controlling instruments, have signed a distributor agreement for Singapore and Taiwan for the product line of constant temperature equipment. DKSH Business Unit Technology a more

  • The offroader from the chemical industry

    Being a great admirer of the Landrover Defender series, Jim Ratcliffe, CEO of INOES group, founded the new business branch INEOS Automotive. This, for a chemical company, unusual project is based on Ratcliffe’s personal attachment to this offroad car. Ratclife saw a market he thought to be covered. more

  • Biesterfeld International expands to France

    With effect from 1st March 2017, Biesterfeld International will strengthen its business activities in France and show its presence in the country. Sales activities will be expanded and strategically developed in a focused process from the existing Biesterfeld Group location in Rueil-Malmaison, Paris more

  • KRAHN CHEMIE Polska: new distributor of PPG silica in Poland

    As of January 1, 2017 KRAHN CHEMIE distributes the precipitated silica products from PPG in Poland. Both companies already collaborate in Italy, where Pietro Carini, the Italian subsidiary of KRAHN, acts as sales and marketing partner of PPG for many years. The product range of PPG comprises synthet more

  • Mar Cor Purification and Rephile Biosciences sign distribution agreement for North American markets

    Cantel Medical Subsidiary, Mar Cor Purification signed a distribution agreement with RephiLe Biosciences for distributing their laboratory water systems to customers in North America. These systems are used in research facilities, universities, hospitals and other critical high purity, low volume ap more

  • New AkzoNobel site strengthens leading powder coatings position in China

    AkzoNobel has officially opened its €11 million powder coatings facility in Chengdu, western China. The new site will help to meet growing demand in the region and supply customers with a full range of powder products for the automotive, construction, furniture and IT industries. The company now ope more

  • Laboratory inauguration in Russia

    BYK celebrated – together with HOMA, a manufacturer of dispersions and emulsions based in Dzerzhinsk, Russia – the opening of an ultra-modern laboratory for BYK’s application technology in Shchyolkovo, near Moscow. In a space of more than 125 m2, all the necessary conditions are now created for prov more

  • Mitsui Chemicals expands electrolyte solution production in Taiwan

    Formosa Mitsui Advanced Chemicals Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Formosa Plastics Corporation, is to beef up the capacity of its lithium-ion, battery-use, electrolyte solution production facilities. Demand for lithium ion batteries has expanded in line with the growth of th more

  • ITC confirms Umicore infringes BASF and Argonne National Laboratory patents

    The full International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a final determination that Umicore has infringed on BASF and Argonne National Laboratory’s patents. The order bans in particular the import of Umicore’s infringing nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode materials, confirms that lithium-ion batter more

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