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CO2 for a clean performance: Rheticus research project by Evonik and Siemens enters phase 2

High-value specialty chemicals produced from CO2 and water using electricity from renewable sources and bacteria

14-Oct-2019

Evonik and Siemens launched their joint research project Rheticus II. The goal is to develop an efficient and powerful test plant that will use carbon dioxide and water as well as electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to produce specialty chemicals (CO2). In the Rheticus I project, the ...

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Brenntag increases footprint in Brazil by acquiring Quimisa

10-Oct-2019

Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Quimisa SA including its logistics subsidiary Quimilog. The company headquartered in Brusque, Brazil, has a strong market position in providing industrial and specialty chemicals to regional and international clients in Southern Brazil. The product ...

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Chemicals for pharmaceuticals could be made cheaper and greener by new catalysts

04-Oct-2019

High value chemicals used to make pharmaceuticals could be made much cheaper and quicker thanks to a series of new catalysts made by scientists at the University of Warwick in collaboration with GoldenKeys High-Tech Co., Ltd. in China. The process of making high-value chemicals for uses such as ...

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LANXESS wins Responsible Care competition 2019 of German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

30-Sep-2019

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS received on September 26 the first prize in the nationwide Responsible Care competition from the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI). The company submitted the project “Resource-efficient manufacturing of leather chemicals” (ReeL). Responsible Care is ...

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Plastic consumer products contain harmful and unknown substances

Research group detects thousands of chemicals in plastic products

19-Sep-2019

Plastic products are ubiquitous. Although considered indispensable in many areas of life thanks to their versality and practicality, are they really harmless? The PlastX research group led by the Institute of Ecological Research (ISOE) has examined everyday products made of plastic and found that ...

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A new way to make valuable chemicals

Research creates process that advances the field of carbon utilization

28-Aug-2019

In an effort to develop sustainable solutions to humanity's energy needs, many scientists are studying carbon capture and utilization -- the practice of using excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere or from point sources, instead of fossil fuels, to synthesize chemicals used to make everyday ...

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LANXESS to sell its chrome chemicals business

13-Aug-2019

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is selling its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises, a Chinese leather chemicals producer. Both companies signed a respective agreement. The transaction is still subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities. LANXESS expects to complete ...

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Brenntag signs bolt-on acquisition of Chemgrit Cosmetics in South Africa

05-Aug-2019

Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire the operating business of Chemgrit Cosmetics (Pty) Ltd., headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company, part of the larger Chemgrit chemicals group, is an independent specialty chemical distributor in South Africa with a focus on personal ...

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Oxea to Expand Global Production Capacity for TCD Alcohol

12-Jul-2019

The global chemical company Oxea has decided to further expand its production capacities for TCD Alcohol to meet market demand. Following a successful initial feasibility study, the Board of Directors approved the capacity increase investment for TCD Alcohol in Oberhausen, Germany. Basic ...

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Testing chemicals without animal testing on rodents

Replacement method with locusts to test whether chemicals cause neurological developmental disorders in children

11-Jul-2019

In recent years, the number of neurological developmental disorders in children has increased. Epidemiological data suggest that lifestyle factors and chemicals used in our environment contribute to this. Scientists from the Institute of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of Veterinary ...

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