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Technique doubles conversion of CO2 to plastic component

24-May-2018

Fossil fuels have long been the precursor to plastic, but new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and European collaborators could help send that era up in smoke - carbon dioxide, to be exact. Produced almost entirely from burning fossil fuels, carbon dioxide concentrations in the ...

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Evonik plans new polyamide 12 complex in Marl

Evonik's largest investment in Germany

15-Mar-2018

Evonik is planning to build a new production complex for the high-performance polymer polyamide 12 (PA 12). The Group intends to increase its overall PA 12 capacity by more than 50 percent. Polyamide 12 is required in attractive growth markets such as the automotive industry, oil and gas ...

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Evonik opens new polyamide 12 powder plant in Marl

Facility to meet large demand in attractive markets for 3-D printing and metal coatings

16-Feb-2018

Evonik Industries has opened another production line for specialty polyamide 12 powders (PA 12) of its VESTOSINT® brand at its largest global production site in the Marl Chemical Park. The new facility primarily produces high-performance powders for the 3-D printing market, which is expanding ...

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BASF to acquire Solvay’s global polyamide business

19-Sep-2017

BASF and Solvay have signed an agreement related to the sale of Solvay’s integrated polyamide business to BASF. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis would be €1.6 billion. According to applicable laws, the intended transaction is subject to consultations with the relevant social ...

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BASF puts expanded compounding plant for engineering plastics into operation

Capacity at Schwarzheide, Germany, increased by 70,000 tons per year

22-Jun-2017

BASF put the expanded compounding plant at BASF’s Schwarzheide site in Germany into operation. With the expansion of the plant up to 70,000 tons more Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) can be produced each year. This is a further step in the capacity ...

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LANXESS invests in its production site in Lillo/Antwerp

Efficiency investments of roughly EUR 25 million in plastics production chain in 2017

26-Apr-2017

LANXESS announced plans to further strengthen its integrated production complex for polyamide and precursors for plastics in Antwerp. With an investment of roughly EUR 25 million in 2017, the specialty chemicals company will primarily implement measures to further enhance efficiency. “Our ...

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3-D-printed permanent magnets outperform conventional versions, conserve rare materials

03-Nov-2016

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials. Scientists fabricated isotropic, near-net-shape, ...

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BASF realigns caprolactam production in Europe

Four production plants in Ludwigshafen to be fully or partially closed

13-Sep-2016

BASF is realigning its caprolactam production in Europe and will gradually reduce capacity by 100,000 metric tons to 400,000 metric tons over the next 18 months. In Ludwigshafen, parts of the caprolactam production as well as plants producing the precursors anolone and oleum will be ...

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Arkema increases its specialty polyamides global capacities

07-Sep-2016

To support its customers’ growth around the world, in particular in the sports, consumer electronics and automotive markets, Arkema continues to expand its specialty polyamides production capacities in China and the United States. In China, at its Zhangjiagang site (Suzhou Province) specialized ...

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Evonik to expand capacity for polyamide 12 powder in Marl

Investment volume in the mid double-digit million euro range

12-Feb-2016

Evonik Industries plans to build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl (Germany) with an investment volume in the mid double-digit million euro range. The new plant, which is scheduled to become operational in late 2017, will increase the Group’s existing annual ...

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