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BASF inaugurated application center for Plastic Additives

Merging key resources at one location to create a center of excellence


BASF recently inaugurated its new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Application center for Plastic Additives in Kaisten, Switzerland. The new facility, located in the existing BASF production site, includes a state of the art compounding extruder, stretch film and tape lines as well as an ...


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Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries


We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have a different type of lithium sulfur battery that could be more efficient, less expensive and safer. "We demonstrated this method in ...


Ferro Announces the Sale of Its North America-Based Polymer Additives Business


Ferro Corporation announced that it has completed the sale of the majority of the assets of its Polymer Additives business to Polymer Additives, Inc., a wholly owned portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, LLC, for approximately $154 million in cash, subject to customary working capital and other ...


Songwon extends its additives manufacturing and customer support capabilities in China for Songnox antioxidant products


Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. and Tangshan Baifu Chemical Ltd. announce their intention to form a joint venture to manufacture and sell Thioester antioxidants. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding whereby Songwon shall take an initial stake of 30% in Tangshan Baifu Chemical ...


Ferro Announces Streamlined Business Structure


Ferro Corporation announced a new, streamlined business structure designed to drive product development, customer engagement and growth. Effective immediately, Ferro is organized in two operating groups reporting to James F. Kirsch, Chairman, President and CEO. The Electronics, Color and Glass ...


Shimadzu Scientific Publishes White Paper on Identifying Polymer Additives


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc. (SSI) is now offering a new white paper titled “Advantages of LCMS-IT-TOF Mass Spectrometry in Identifying Polymer Additives.” The paper is available for free download at the company’s Web site. Identifying polymer additives is a critical step for product ...


Organic nanoparticles from LANXESS now ready for series production


LANXESS AG has developed a polymer additive for plastics and rubber that is now available for industrial application. These microgels, which consist of nanoscale organic particles, can be used to improve the material properties of elastomer and thermoplastic materials. In the course of the ...


HIPS fireproof coatings can really take the heat


Tough new fire-resistant coating materials called HIPS ('hybrid inorganic polymer system') are being developed by CSIRO researchers in Melbourne. HIPS coatings can withstand temperatures of over 1000°C compared to current commercial coatings used on building materials and structures which break ...


Chemtura Announces Cost Reduction Program


Chemtura Corporation advised that in light of the change in economic conditions, it is implementing a new restructuring program to reduce fixed costs. Chemtura has seen order volumes decline as its customers experience, or anticipate, reductions in demand from the industries they serve. These ...


Oxea to Build New Amines Plant in China Joint Venture to Be Formed with Chengxing Group


Oxea and the Chinese listed Chengxing Group signed an agreement with the Changzhou Municipal Government for the approval of a land grant in the Changzhou Yangtze River Chemical Industrial Park in order to build a plant for the production of amines and other chemicals. Oxea and Chengxing are ...


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