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Industrial compound gets eco-friendly reaction

Scientists have found catalysts that improve an important industrial reaction and make it more eco-friendly


Nagoya University scientists have developed a chemical reaction that produces high yields of a compound used in a wide variety of industries, without needing high temperatures or toxic catalysts. The approach was described in the journal ACS Catalysis and offers a practical and sustainable ...


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Microplastic drifting down with the snow

In the Alps and the Arctic, experts confirm the presence of plastic in snow


Over the past several years, microplastic particles have repeatedly been detected in seawater, drinking water, and even in animals. But these minute particles are also transported by the atmosphere and subsequently washed out of the air, especially by snow – and even in such remote regions as the ...


A better way to make acrylics


Acrylics are an incredibly diverse and useful family of chemicals used in all kinds of products, from diapers to nail polish. Now, a team of researchers from UConn and ExxonMobil describe a new process for making them. The new method would increase energy efficiency and reduce toxic ...


BASF expands production capacities for UV/EB acrylates


BASF is extending its existing production facilities for Laromer® UV/EB acrylates, which are part of BASF’s C3-Verbund system, at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany. By significantly increasing its production capacities, BASF is responding to the rising demand for high-quality UV/EB acrylates and ...


Arkema: Start-up of a new methyl acrylate plant in Texas


Arkema announces the start-up of its new plant for the production of methyl acrylate, an acrylic acid derivative used in the manufacture of polymers for water treatment, elastomers and engineering polymers. This investment, on its Clear Lake site in Texas, represents the last phase of a $110 M ...


BASF to divest Vinuran PVC modifier business to Kaneka


BASF has signed a contract to sell its Vinuran PVC modifier business to Kaneka Belgium N.V., a subsidiary of Kaneka Corporation, Japan. The transaction comprises intangible assets and inventory. It does not include a transfer of the production assets or employees in Ludwigshafen. Subject to ...


Sartomer Europe Increases Prices on Monomers and Oligomers


Effective October 15th or as existing contracts allow, Sartomer Europe increases prices of its Monomers and Oligomers (Acrylates and Methacrylates) sold in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This increase, driven by the raw materials costs increase, will range from +5% to +15% depending on the grade.


Dow Performance Monomers Increases Capacity of 2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate Used in Paints, Coatings, Textiles and Adhesives


The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company announces a 15% increase in capacity for the production of 2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate (2-EHA) at its Hahnville, Louisiana facility. This results from a successful debottlenecking initiative that addresses Dow’s need to increase 2-EHA ...


Dow Announces Price Increase for Performance Monomers


Dow Performance Monomers announced that it will increase the off schedule prices globally, for acrylates, methacrylates and specialty monomers effective February 1, 2010, or as contracts allow. These increases are necessitated by the continuous cost escalation of key raw materials, primarily ...


Dammam 7 Petrochemicals and Aker Solutions sign agreement for acrylic acid and acrylates complex


Dammam 7 Petrochemicals has signed a programme management agreement with Aker Solutions for the Dammam 7 acrylic acid and acrylates complex to be realised in the Jubail 2 Industrial area in Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, Aker Solutions will provide pre-front end engineering and design and ...


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