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Groundbreaking for cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

Construction of the new plant already started with start-up scheduled for 2022 to supply around 400,000 full electric vehicles per year

17-Nov-2020

BASF has broken ground for its new cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. In an online event, the company celebrated this milestone together with customers, politicians and partners. The new plant is part of BASF’s multi-step investment plan in the European battery ...

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Merck Announces € 20 Million OLED Manufacturing Expansion in Korea and China

Additional OLED sublimation units will help meet customer demand in the growing OLED market of Asia

29-Oct-2020

Merck announced a € 20 million expansion of its OLED (organic light-emitting diode) manufacturing capacity at its sites in Pyeongtaek, Korea and Shanghai, China. Additional sublimation units will be built to help meet customer demand in the growing OLED market. With the investment, Merck will ...

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BASF to increase production capacity for synthetic ester base stocks in Jinshan, China

Capacity to be almost doubled

13-Oct-2020

BASF will almost double the production capacity for its synthetic ester base stocks at its site in Jinshan, China. The investment comes in response to the rising demand for high-performance lubricants in Asia Pacific and further strengthens BASF’s position as a reliable supplier that strongly ...

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LANXESS plans to expand capacity for Oxone monopersulfate - a main active ingredient for disinfectants

Significant increase in demand due to African swine fever and corona pandemic

16-Sep-2020

Due to the continuous strong demand for disinfectants, specialty chemicals company LANXESS is planning to expand its production capacity for Oxone monopersulfate by around 50 percent. To this end, the company intends to invest a lower double-digit million euro sum in its production facility in ...

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Nouryon to build state-of-the-art hydroperoxide facility in Ningbo, China

Annual capacity for 35,000 tons of TBHP/TBA

13-Jul-2020

Nouryon will start development of a world-class manufacturing facility at its current site in Ningbo, China to produce two key intermediates for its organic peroxides business: tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) and tert-Butyl alcohol (TBA). Organic peroxides are essential ingredients in the ...

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BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe advance as planned

Construction started in Harjavalta, Finland and secured building permit for plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

16-Jun-2020

Preparations and construction of BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe are advancing as planned. After the casting of the foundation for its precursor cathode active material (PCAM) plant in Harjavalta, Finland, BASF has officially started construction. In addition, BASF has secured the ...

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WITec Begins Expansion of its Headquarters Facility

Increased capacity required to meet growing demand for Raman imaging microscopes

12-Jun-2020

WITec GmbH is expanding its headquarters building in Ulm. The new addition will offer more space for production and quality assurance, laboratories for development and customer demonstrations or sample measurements, larger conference rooms and greater logistical capability. When complete, the new ...

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Highly automated European production allows hydrogen projects on a gigawatt scale

thyssenkrupp expands production capacities for water electrolysis to gigawatt scale

10-Jun-2020

Green hydrogen is gaining in importance worldwide as an energy carrier and CO2-free feedstock for the chemical industry. As a result, demand is rising for industrial electrolysis plants that can produce green hydrogen cost-efficiently. thyssenkrupp has significantly expanded its manufacturing ...

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Clariant to increase mild surfactants capacity in Europe and USA

Additional capacity available early 2021

27-May-2020

Clariant is expanding production capacity for its isethionates derivatives - Hostapon SCI - mild surfactants to support the increasing shift by personal care formulators and brands towards using mild surfactants to differentiate applications. It also supports the growing consumer trend for ...

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Incident at Borealis in Stenungsund, Sweden

Fire occurred at steam cracker

11-May-2020

On May 9,at 20.45 CEST a local fire occurred at the steam cracker at Borealis‘ production location in Stenungsund, Sweden. The emergency plan was immediately activated by the local crisis team. The fire brigade arrived on site promptly and took steps to contain the fire. Thanks to the quick ...

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