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DIC to acquire BASF’s global pigments business

30-Aug-2019

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval ...

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Rising Demand for Plastic Additives

01-Mar-2019

Most of the time, plastics would be useless without additives. Additives facilitate the processing of plastics, protect against heat and UV rays, and expand the range of properties by modifying material characteristics. “Only additives make it possible to permanently use plastics in ever new ...

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Colorful world: Ceresana analyzes the pigment market

26-Nov-2018

The market research company Ceresana analyzed the entire pigment market already for the fifth time: 10 million tonnes were sold worldwide in 2017. The majority was utilized by the industry in Asia-Pacific. Due to above-average growth rates, demand in this region will presumably rise to almost 6.3 ...

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Investigation of inorganic pigments with apatite structure

02-Nov-2018

Compounds with the apatite structure differ from most classes by the variety of their chemical compositions: to create such substances, most chemical elements of the Periodic System can be used, while the characteristics of the crystalline structure of apatite will be preserved. The resulting ...

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LANXESS increases production volume of micronized iron oxide red pigments

29-Oct-2018

LANXESS continues to optimize its global production network for the manufacture of iron oxide pigments. Through targeted “debottlenecking” at the Krefeld-Uerdingen site, the specialty chemicals company has increased the product availability of its Bayferrox and Colortherm micronized red pigments ...

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Smart Fluorescent Dyes

Modulating photo- and electroluminescence in a stimuli-responsive molecular dye

17-Aug-2018

Controlling the excited electronic states in luminescent systems remains a challenge in the development of fluorescent and phosphorescent dyes. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a unique organic fluorophore that changes its emission color without loss of efficiency when externally ...

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BASF boosts capacity for highly chromatic yellow pigments

02-Aug-2018

BASF will extend its production capacities for isoindoline yellow pigments by around 70% by 2020, as the demand for high-performance pigments grows. Bright yellow tones that offer a high degree of weather resistance and temperature stability are sought after, particularly in demanding ...

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Bodo Möller Chemie expands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global specialty chemicals expert opens office in Kenya

22-Jun-2018

The Bodo Möller Chemie Group continues to increase its presence in Sub-Saharan Africa and opens a new office in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. At the new location Bodo Möller Chemie is offering specialty adhesives, epoxy resins, additives and pigments from suppliers like Huntsman Advanced ...

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Shine bright like a nanoaggregate

Highly luminescent inks made from copper–iodine hybrid clusters with aggregation-induced emission

29-May-2018

Chinese scientists have turned copper–iodine cluster molecules into aggregated, highly luminescent nanostructures for use in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The solid-state assemblies made of complexes of the copper–iodine cluster with phosphor–organic compounds as ligands are easily prepared, ...

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Nanomaterials: What are the environmental and health risks?

28-Feb-2018

From nanoscale silver to titanium dioxide for air purification, the use of nanomaterials of high commercial relevance proves to have clear benefits as it attracts investments, and raises concerns. 'Nano' sized materials (a nanometre is one millionth of a millimetre) could pose environmental and ...

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