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Evonik to expand sodium methylate capacity in Argentina


Evonik plans to increase its capacity for sodium methylate at its Rosario/Santa Fe facility from 60,000 metric tons up to 90,000 metric tons until 2021. The expansion is driven by growing demand for biodiesel in South America, mainly Argentina and Brazil. Sodium methylate is an important catalyst ...


Evonik opens a new plant for catalysts used in biodiesel production


Evonik Industries started up a new plant for manufacturing biodiesel-production catalysts in Argentina. Patrik Wohlhauser, the member of the Evonik Executive Board responsible for the South America Region, spoke at the dedication ceremony, where he underscored the importance of investment in ...


Evonik builds new catalyst plant for biodiesel production in Argentina

Construction to be completed by late 2012


Evonik Industries is building a new plant for manufacturing catalysts for biodiesel production in Argentina. In an official ceremony held on September 15, 2011, and in the presence of industry representatives and politicians, Evonik Executive Board member Dr. Dahai Yu placed the foundation stone. ...


Clariant installs additional capacity at its emulsion plant in Argentina


Clariant has scaled-up production capacity for its Mowilith® emulsions by 35%. The additional capacity is especially intended for its wide-ranging line of copolymers and terpolymers.The investment will also enable the unit to enhance its portfolio with new products offering commercial and ...


BASF intends to build a second plant for sodium methylate in South America

Argentina designated as location for the new plant


BASF intends to build an additional production plant for sodium methylate in South America. Argentina is the planned location for the second plant with an ...


LANXESS makes first acquisition in Argentina


LANXESS is expanding its activities in Latin America. The specialty chemicals company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Rhein Chemie has acquired Argentina-based Darmex S.A. – a leading manufacturer of release agents and curing bladders for the tire industry. As a result of the acquisition, Rhein ...


BP Agrees to Sell its Interests in Pan American Energy to Bridas Corporation


BP announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its interests in Pan American Energy (PAE) to Bridas Corporation. PAE is an Argentina-based oil and gas company owned by BP (60 per cent) and Bridas Corporation (40 per cent). Bridas Corporation will pay BP a total of $7.06 billion in ...


Air Liquide: start-up of a new hydrogen unit in Argentina

Air Liquide announces the start-up of a new SMR to supply Esso Petrolera Argentina


Air Liquide announced the start-up of a new hydrogen production unit (Steam Methane Reformer) to supply Esso Petrolera Argentina at its refinery located in Campana, 70 km northwest of the city of Buenos Aires. The Air Liquide Group invested more than €36 million (US$ 50 million) in this new ...


ABB's Safety Execution Center in Latin America receives important TÜV certification


ABB announced that its Safety Execution Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina has been certified by TÜV as having in place and applying a Functional Safety Management System (FSMS) for delivery and implementation of safety system projects in accordance to international industry standards. The TÜV ...


DuPont Named in Top 10 Employers in Argentina


Apertura, a business magazine in Argentina, recently published the results of its annual survey, The Best Employers of Argentina 2009. This year, DuPont Argentina ranked fourth among companies with between 200 and 1,000 employees. The Apertura research process involved 65 questions sent to human ...


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