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Evonik acquires US-based startup Structured Polymers

18-Jan-2019

Evonik has acquired Structured Polymers Inc., a US-based technology startup for 3D printing materials headquartered in Austin, Texas. A corresponding agreement and plan of merger was executed and the transaction has been closed recently. The acquisition will provide Evonik access to a new ...

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Soil bugs munch on plastics

27-Jul-2018

Thin mulch films made of polyethylene are used in agriculture in numerous countries, where they cause extensive soil contamination. Researchers at ETH Zurich and Eawag have now identified an alternative: films made of the polymer PBAT biodegrade in soils. Our world is drowning in a flood of ...

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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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BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives

05-Dec-2016

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for the following products: 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) + 50 EUR/mt Tetrahydrofuran (THF) + 75 EUR/mt Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) + 100 EUR/mt N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone ...

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LANXESS completes capacity expansion for high-performance plastics in the USA

Investment of around USD 15 million

11-Jan-2016

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has started up a second production line for high-performance plastics compounding at its facility in Gastonia, North Carolina, as planned. The new line represents an investment of about USD 15 million and doubles the site’s production capacity from 20,000 to ...

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BASF to expand compounding capacities for engineering plastics

Start-up planned for 2017

30-Nov-2015

BASF is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe. Presumably from 2017 it will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT: polybutylene terephthalate) at the Schwarzheide site, Germany. ...

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

18-Aug-2014

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric ...

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LANXESS strengthens ties with Asian automotive customers

New high-tech plastics application development center in Hong Kong

20-Apr-2012

LANXESS is strengthening its ties with automotive customers in the growing Asia-Pacific region. The specialty chemicals company will open a new application development center in the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park in the second half of 2012. The new center will have computer aided development ...

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Production milestone at LANXESS in China: 100,000 tons of high-tech plastics in Wuxi

04-May-2010

On April 24 LANXESS Semi-Crystalline Products business unit reached a milestone when production of high-tech plastics at the company’s compounding facility in Wuxi, China passed the 100,000-ton mark. The facility, which has been in operation since January 2006, compounds Durethan (polyamide 6 and ...

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Ashland expands relationship with Eurotec to Nordic region

06-May-2009

Ashland Distribution, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has expanded its relationship with Eurotec Engineering Plastics of Corlu, Turkey, by signing a new agreement, to distribute their polyamide (PA), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) compounds and blends in ...

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