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Avantium announced that Dr. Jeffrey J. Kolstad has joined Avantium as Chief Scientist. Jeff Kolstad will strengthen Avantium’s team in developing a next generation of bioplastics on the basis of its YXY technology. Previously Chief Scientist at NatureWorks (formerly Cargill-Dow) he was one of the ...
The Technical Rubber Products (TRP) business unit of LANXESS announces a price increase for its Baypren branded Chloroprene business – depending on region – for up to 200 Euro/mt (or US$ 300/mt).Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts and regulations, price increases to take effect as of ...
INEOS STYRENICS announced that prices for Polystyrene products in Europe will increase by +€120 Euro per ton effective August 1st, 2011 due to rising feedstock costs.
Bilcare Solutions, the Films business of the Bilcare Research Group, announces a price increase of at least 5% for the third quarter of 2011. “Within the past months the prices for raw materials and additives, but also the manufacturing costs have risen steadily. As this trend will continue, ...
New plant will be operational end of 2012
BASF will significantly expand its presence in the Middle East region by building a state-of-the-art plant for customer specific antioxidant blends (CSB) in Bahrain. CSBs are key additives for the production of polymers for the plastics industry, especially for the Middle East ...
China is the largest producer of polyester
The global polyester market is expected to achieve levels of 39.3 million tons by 2015, according to a new report available on companiesandmarkets.com. Growth in the use of polyester in Asian countries, particularly in China is predicted to drive market expansion. Asia-Pacific represents the ...
Borealis announced the appointment of John Webster as Director of the Business Unit Melamine as of July 1, 2011. John Webster will take over this new responsibility in addition to his position as Director for the Borealis Phenol business. He succeeds Rainer Höfling, who was appointed Vice ...
Fifth Plant in China and Seventh Plant in the USA
The Röchling Group got off to an outstanding start in 2011. It increased sales in the first quarter by 22.8% to a total of EUR 293.9 million (previous year: EUR 239.4 million). The sustained good outlook for the future was driven by 22.2% growth in incoming orders to EUR 313.8 million (EUR 256.7 ...
Bilcare Solutions announced an extension to their product selection: The company expands its existing product portfolio of the Specialty Films Solutions Business with thestart up of a PET-extruder for manufacturing PETG-films at the site in Staufen, Germany. "The capacity extension enables us ...
In the manufacturing and processing of thermoplastics, elastomers, rubbers and thermosetting materials, knowledge of their thermal properties is very important. Various thermal analysis methods are employed by manufacturers, processors and users in areas such as materials development, incoming ...