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Elkem acquires Polysil, a leading Chinese silicone elastomer & resins company

02-Jan-2020

Elkem ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the shares in Polysil, a leading Chinese silicone elastomer & resins material manufacturer with strong positions in baby care and food grade silicones, as well as silicone products for the electronics and medical markets. Polysil and ...

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WACKER Starts Up New Silicon-Metal Production Facility in Norway

18-Nov-2019

Wacker Chemie AG’s new silicon-metal production plant officially went on stream at the Holla site in Norway, following two and a half years of construction. The new furnace is one of the largest of its kind in the world and increases the Holla site’s total capacity by more than 40 percent. The ...

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Super-strong magnetic supercrystals can assemble themselves

29-Oct-2019

Verner Håkonsen works with cubes so tiny that nearly 5 billion of them could fit on a pinhead. He cooks up the cubes in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) NanoLab, in a weird-looking glass flask with three necks on the top using a mixture of chemicals and special ...

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BASF invests in Quantafuel to jointly drive chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste

08-Oct-2019

BASF SE is to invest €20 million into Quantafuel, a specialist for pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The investment will be facilitated via the subscription of new shares and via the grant of a convertible loan. Together, the ...

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Biesterfeld Spezialchemie acquires Norwegian distributor

26-Aug-2019

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie acquires the Lindberg & Lund Group. Lindberg & Lund AS is a Norwegian distribution company with its headquarters in Vestby/Oslo, Norway. It focuses on the technical distribution of raw materials and formulated products from areas such as adhesives, composites, ...

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Siemens opens advanced robotized and digitized battery module factory in Norway

30-Jan-2019

Together with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Siemens opened one of the world's most advanced and robotic battery module factories in Trondheim, Norway. In the future, 55 battery modules per shift will be assembled every day for the marine and offshore market. "We expect this market to ...

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Norsk Hydro: Hydro's technology pilot at Karmøy in full production

28-Jun-2018

All 60 electrolysis cells are now in operation at the Karmøy technology pilot, where Hydro aims to industrialize the world's most climate and energy efficient aluminium electrolysis technology. "Our aim is to be the global leader in technology and innovation in our industry, and the Karmøy pilot ...

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Norsk Hydro: Change in Hydro's Corporate Management Board

15-Sep-2017

Katarina Nilsson, Executive Vice President of HR & Organization in Sapa, will be appointed EVP of People & HSE in Hydro. The appointment is pending merger clearance andclosing of the Sapa transaction, expected in the second half of 2017. Katarina Nilsson holds a Master of Law degree from Lund ...

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WACKER Expands Silicon-Metal Capacity at Norwegian Production Site

10-Mar-2017

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding the capacity of its silicon-metal site at Holla in Norway. The Munich-based chemical group is constructing an additional plant there, with world-scale annual capacity. Capital expenditures of around €85 million are budgeted for the capacity increase and for expanding ...

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Making silicon-germanium core fibers a reality

Laser recrystallization can create functional materials for faster transistors, optical transmission

27-Oct-2016

Glass fibres do everything from connecting us to the internet to enabling keyhole surgery by delivering light through medical devices such as endoscopes. But as versatile as today's fiber optics are, scientists around the world have been working to expand their capabilities by adding ...

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