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LANXESS to sell its stake in chrome ore mine in South Africa


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS sells its 74 percent stake in its chrome ore mine in Rustenburg/South Africa to Clover Alloys (SA) Proprietary Limited, a South African supplier of chrome fine ores. On November 15, 2019 both companies signed a corresponding agreement. The parties have agreed ...


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Environmentally friendly alternative to prohibited hard chrome plating using chromium(VI)


The strict conditions on the use of chromium(VI) for corrosion and wear protection coatings, which will take effect in the EU in September 2017, hit the manufacturers of highly stressed metal components particularly hard. One such company is IHC Vremac Cylinders B.V. in the Dutch city of ...


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Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries


The process that makes gold-plated jewelry or chrome car accents is now making powerful lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation and Nanjing University in China developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, ...


BASF increasing production capacity for copper and copper-chrome catalysts


BASF has announced a new round of capital investment projects to increase its production capacity and further enhance its global manufacturing operations for copper and copper-chrome catalysts. These investments are aimed at improving catalyst manufacturing efficiency to meet increased global ...


New method for simple fabrication of microperforated membranes


Microscopically porous polymer membranes have numerous applications in microfluidics, where they can act as filters, masks for surface patterning, and even as components in 3D devices in which the perforations in stacked membranes are aligned to form networks of channels for the flow of ...


INEOS Technologies wins the first Innovene S Polyethylene Technology License for the Russian Market


INEOS Technologies has licensed its Innovene™ S Process for the manufacture of High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE) to the JSC Angarsk Polymer Plant of ROSNEFT in Angarsk, Russia. The 345,000 tonne per annum plant will produce a full range of Ziegler and ...


KSB extends India foundry


KSB Group has expanded the steel foundry capacities at its Indian site of Vambori over the past months. Two new natural gas-fired furnaces contribute to increasing the steel castings output from 300 tons to 1200 tons per year. The foundry specialises in steels and stainless steels difficult to ...


Praxair Surface Technologies Launches Coating Production Cell for Airframe Applications


Praxair Surface Technologies, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., announced the commissioning of a dedicated production cell for applying metallic and ceramic coatings to airframe components. Based in St. Etienne, France, the new production cell will provide automated high velocity ...


MIT replaces chrome coatings with safer metal alloys


Ever since the 1940s, chrome has been used to add a protective coating and shiny luster to a wide range of metal products, from bathroom fixtures to car bumpers. Chrome adds beauty and durability, but those features come at a heavy cost. Though it's cheap to produce and harmless to consumers, ...


LANXESS acquires activities from The Dow Chemical Company in South Africa

Divestment of textile processing chemicals business in North America


LANXESS is purchasing the chrome chemicals activities of The Dow Chemical Company in South Africa. LANXESS is to acquire the 50% interest in Chrome International South Africa (CISA), Newcastle, South Africa, which The Dow Chemical Company currently owns through its subsidiary Sentrachem. The ...


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