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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 ...


AkzoNobel invests €90m in growth strategy to supply world's largest pulp mill


AkzoNobel has signaled its strategic intent to accelerate growth by investing close to €90 million in a new facility being built in Brazil. The plant, operated by the company's Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, will supply the world's largest pulp mill. The agreement - with ...


BASF gears paper chemicals business toward growth markets

Expansion of business structures in Asia planned


With a view to future growth markets for paper chemicals and dyestuffs in China, Indonesia and India, BASF's Paper Chemicals division will reorganize its global business structures. The business in optical brighteners for paper is to be exited in Europe, and it is planned to close the ...


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Baune takes helm at AkzoNobel MCA


Effective July 1, 2010, Jürgen C. Baune has been appointed General Manager of AkzoNobel’s worldwide MCA (monochloroacetic acid) activities, part of the company’s Industrial Chemicals business. Baune succeeds Lars Andersson who will become Director Product and Business Development of Eka, ...


Akzob Nobel 2009 results: Strong cash flow in challenging markets

2009 revenue declined 10 percent to €13,893 million


Akzo Nobel N.V. announced its 2009 Q4 and full-year results. The company reported 2009 revenue of €13,893 million, 10 percent below the previous year. Commenting on the results, CEO Hans Wijers said: “The fact that we can report an EBITDA margin close to 13 percent in such challenging markets is ...


BASF increases Prices for Wet End Paper Chemicals


Effective January 1, 2010, or as contract terms allow, BASF will be increasing its sales prices for all Wet End Paper Chemicals up to 20% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. BASF develops, produces and markets chemicals for the paper industry for the manufacture of paper and board. Wet-End ...


BASF consolidates its European capacities for XSB paper coating binders

XSB latex production in Guturribay (Spain), Kaipiainen (Finland) and Ribécourt (France) to close by mid-2010


BASF’s paper chemicals division will close production of XSB (carboxylated styrol butadiene) paper coating binders at its sites in Guturribay (Spain), Kaipiainen (Finland) and Ribécourt (France) by mid-2010. This represents a reduction of about 40%, or 310KT, of the company’s total XSB capacity ...


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