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BASF and Solenis complete combination of their paper and water chemicals businesses


Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF and Solenis have completed the transfer of BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business to Solenis as announced in May 2018. Effective February 1, 2019, the combined business will operate under the Solenis name and offer increased ...


BASF and Solenis to join forces by combining paper and water chemicals businesses

BASF to hold a 49% share of the combined entity


On May 2, 2018, BASF and Solenis have signed an agreement to join forces by combining BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business with Solenis. The combined entity with pro-forma sales of around €2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees in 2017 aims to deliver additional value for paper and ...


BASF finalizes the divestiture of its Pischelsdorf production site in Austria


BASF has completed the announced divestiture of the production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria to Synthomer Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of the British specialty chemicals manufacturer Synthomer plc. Consent by the competent antitrust authorities has been ...


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BASF concentrates European production of paper coating dispersions in Ludwigshafen and Hamina

Divestiture of BASF production site for paper coating dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria


BASF will concentrate the production of paper coating dispersions in Europe at two sites, the Ludwigshafen Verbund site and the Hamina site in Finland. The goal is to strengthen BASF’s ability to compete in the challenging market environment of paper coating dispersions in the long term. As a ...


BASF to reorganize its paper, water, oilfield and mining businesses


BASF is reorganizing its paper, water, oilfield and mining businesses within the Performance Chemicals division to foster customer and industry focus and increase competitiveness. In the Water Solutions and Paper Chemicals businesses cost leadership, operational and commercial excellence as well ...


AkzoNobel completes divestment of Paper Chemicals business


AkzoNobel has finalized the €153 million divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira. The deal was first announced in July 2014."This is another important step in our strategy to focus on leading positions in bleaching chemicals, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres," says ...


BASF plans to expand vinylformamide capacity in Ludwigshafen


BASF is planning to expand the manufacturing plant for vinylformamide (VFA) in Ludwigshafen. In addition, BASF intends to increase the polymerization capacity in Ludwigshafen and build a new polymerization line for VFA in China for further processing of the feedstock from Ludwigshafen. This ...


AkzoNobel invests €80 million to supply new Suzano pulp mill in Brazil


AkzoNobel is planning to invest €80 million in the construction of a new pulp Chemical Island facility in Brazil. The plant, operated by the company's Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, will supply the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill. This is AkzoNobel's second largest investment in ...


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Dr. Uwe Liebelt to become President of BASF’s Paper Chemicals division


Dr. Uwe Liebelt (44) will become President of BASF’s Paper Chemicals division, located in Basel, Switzerland, effective April 1, 2011. Liebelt is currently Senior ...


BASF realigns global business with basazol paper dyes

Production facility in Ludwigshafen to be closed


As part of the strategic realignment of the Paper Chemicals division, BASF will be closing down its production facility for the manufacture of basazol dyes at the Ludwigshafen ...


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