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Covestro to acquire sustainable coating resins business from DSM

Acquisition adds EUR 1 billion in revenues and EUR 141 million EBITDA

02-Oct-2020

Covestro has signed an agreement to acquire the Resins & Functional Materials business (RFM) from Royal DSM. By expanding its portfolio in the attractive growth market for sustainable coating resins, Covestro is taking a significant step in its long-term corporate strategy to strengthen its ...

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LyondellBasell Successfully Starts Up New Pilot Molecular Recycling Facility

Company completes next step towards an industrial scale conversion of plastic waste into feedstock

10-Sep-2020

LyondellBasell announced the successful start-up of its MoReTec molecular recycling facility at its Ferrara, Italy, site. LyondellBasell's proprietary MoReTec advanced recycling technology aims to return post-consumer plastic waste to its molecular form for use as a feedstock for new plastic ...

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What Do Spiders Have in Common with Batteries?

Spider silk inspires new class of functional synthetic polymers: Conducting protein-based material could be used in fuel cells, batteries or act as sensor

14-Aug-2020

Synthetic polymers have changed the world around us, and it would be hard to imagine a world without them. However, they do have their problems. It is for instance hard from a synthetic point of view to precisely control their molecular structure. This makes it harder to finely tune some of their ...

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New light-based method for faster and 'green' production of building blocks for medicines

"Significant breakthrough" simplifies processing of gaseous, low-weight hydrocarbons in industry

07-Jul-2020

In industry, gaseous hydrocarbons, such as ethane and methane, are frequently changed into molecules that can act as building blocks for pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Typically, these processes take place at high temperatures and pressures, and can also produce large amounts of pollutants. ...

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Nouryon to acquire metal alkyls business from Sasol

06-Apr-2020

Nouryon has entered into an agreement to acquire the merchant triethyl aluminum (TEAL) business of Sasol, including its specialty fleet of returnable cylinders. TEAL is a metal alkyl essential in the production of high-volume plastics including polypropylene and polyethylene. The acquisition is ...

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Modified clay can remove herbicide from water

14-Feb-2020

By creating neatly spaced slits in a clay mineral, University of Groningen Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics Petra Rudolf was able to filter water to remove a toxic herbicide. After removing the pollutant by heating the material, the clay can be reused. Together with colleagues from ...

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First view of hydrogen at the metal-to-metal hydride interface

05-Feb-2020

University of Groningen physicists have visualized hydrogen at the titanium/titanium hydride interface using a transmission electron microscope. Using a new technique, they succeeded in visualizing both the metal and the hydrogen atoms in a single image, allowing them to test different ...

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Bio-based plastic on commercial scale for the first time

LyondellBasell and Neste announce commercial-scale production of bio-based plastic from renewable materials

20-Jun-2019

LyondellBasell and Neste jointly announce the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Neste's renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils. ...

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Nouryon announces new structure to support growth strategy

04-Jun-2019

Nouryon has announced a new organizational model as part of its strategy to accelerate growth and drive performance improvement. The new model, which will take effect January 1, 2020, is organized around three market-focused Businesses supported by a centralized Operations and Functional ...

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Nouryon cuts CO2 emissions through increased use of sustainable steam

31-May-2019

Nouryon and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year through the increased use of sustainable steam. The company will use the additional supply to make its salt production at the Delfzijl site more sustainable. “Over the ...

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