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Making stresses in plastics and components visible

Research team led by TU Chemnitz develops dyes that continuously indicate stresses and their strength in plastics and components by changing colour


A research team led by Prof. Dr. Michael Sommer, holder of the Professorship of Polymer Chemistry at Chemnitz University of Technology, and PD Dr. Michael Walter, project leader at the Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS) at Albert Ludwig ...


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LANXESS expands capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site

Investment volume of more than five million euros


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will expand the capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site. With an investment volume of more than five million euros, the current production capacity is to be increased by 25 percent, which will be available from the end of 2018. “With this capacity ...


Ferro Acquisition of Endeka Completed


Ferro Corporation announced the closing of the previously communicated acquisition of Endeka Group , a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market. Endeka produces frits and glazes, digital inks and colors used in the manufacture of a broad range of ...


LANXESS’s Rhein Chemie business unit combines rubber and colorant specialties

Business lines under new leadership


Following the acquisition of U.S. firm Chemtura in April this year, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has revised its organizational structure. The two business lines Rubber Additives Business (RAB) and Colorant Additives Business (CAB) now both belong to the Rhein Chemie business ...


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Tarantulas inspire new structural color with the greatest viewing angle


Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers from The University of Akron lead a team that made a structural-colored material that shows consistent color from all viewing directions. This finding overturns the conventional wisdom that long-range order photonic structures are always ...


DKSH starts strategic partnership with BASF in Asia


DKSH and BTC Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF, will start a strategic collaboration for colorants in the personal care and household industries in 14 Asian countries. DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor, has been appointed to provide Market ...


Clariant launches dedicated pigment range for agricultural seeds


Clariant launches its new Agrocer® pigments for seed coloration – the first dedicated range of colorants for the agricultural industry. The unique offering will ease color choice and purchasing for seed companies and manufacturers of seed treatment products, in particular those looking to ...


BASF completes acquisition of Becker Underwood

New global business unit Functional Crop Care established


BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company, for a purchase price of US$1.02billion (€785million). With the acquisition, BASF is now a leading global provider of technologies for biological seed treatment as ...


Evonik successfully concludes sale of Colorants business


Following the approval of the Evonik Supervisory Board and the relevant antitrust authorities, Evonik Industries has successfully concluded the sale of the global colorants business. The transaction was closed on April 30, 2012. The new owner is theU.S. private equity firm Arsenal Capital ...


Evonik Announces Sale of its Global Colorants business

Purchase agreement signed


Evonik Industries announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its global colorants business to the U.S. private investment firm Arsenal Capital Partners. It was agreed not to disclose the financial terms. The transaction is expected to be closed in April 2012 following the approval of ...


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