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BASF concludes sale of site in Kankakee, Illinois

New company is called Kensing

02-Jun-2021

BASF concluded the sale of its manufacturing site in Kankakee, Illinois, to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, a U.S.-based private equity firm. The agreement also includes the associated businesses of vegetable-oil-based raw material sterols and natural vitamin E, anionic ...

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Plastics could see a second life as biodegradable surfactants

A new chemical process provides biodegradable chemicals

30-Apr-2021

Scientists at the Institute for Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics (iCOUP), an Energy Frontier Research Center led by Ames Laboratory, have discovered a chemical process that provides biodegradable, valuable chemicals, which are used as surfactants and detergents in a range of applications, from ...

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A little soap simplifies making 2D nanoflakes

Rice lab's experiments refine processing of hexagonal boron nitride

29-Jan-2021

Just a little soap helps clean up the challenging process of preparing two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride (hBN). Rice University chemists have found a way to get the maximum amount of quality 2D hBN nanosheets from its natural bulk form by processing it with surfactant (aka soap) and water. ...

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Clariant to increase mild surfactants capacity in Europe and USA

Additional capacity available early 2021

27-May-2020

Clariant is expanding production capacity for its isethionates derivatives - Hostapon SCI - mild surfactants to support the increasing shift by personal care formulators and brands towards using mild surfactants to differentiate applications. It also supports the growing consumer trend for ...

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BASF to expand integrated ethylene oxide and derivatives complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp

02-Oct-2019

In line with its customer-focused corporate strategy, BASF will expand the capacity of ethylene oxide and ethylene oxide derivatives at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The total investment adds about 400,000 metric tons per year to BASF’s production capacity for the corresponding products ...

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Nouryon to double surfactants capacity in Sweden

30-Aug-2019

Nouryon will double capacity at its surfactants plant in Stenungsund, Sweden to support the growth of several existing products as well as new sustainable technologies for markets including oil and gas, lubricants and fuels, and asphalt. The €12-million expansion and upgrade project includes the ...

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Chemists produce simple fluorescent surfactants

Compounds show promise for use in medicine, manufacturing

07-Aug-2019

Laboratories use surfactants to separate things, and fluorescent dyes to see things. Rice University chemists have combined the two to simplify life for scientists everywhere. The Wiess School of Natural Sciences lab of chemist Angel Martí introduced a lineup of eight fluorescent surfactants in ...

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Fungus produces highly effective surfactant

26-Jun-2019

Mortierella alpina lives in the soil and likes to keep cool. This fungus, which belongs to the zygomycetes, grows best at temperatures of 10 to 15°C and occurs mainly in alpine or arctic habitats. In biotechnology, the fungus has been used for the large-scale production of polyunsaturated fatty ...

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Sustainable solutions take center stage as Nouryon announces 2019 Imagine Chemistry winners

28-May-2019

Surfactants derived from plants, eco-friendly membranes, and miniature sensors were among the eight winning ideas in the 2019 Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge, organized by Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals). More than 160 submissions from 30 countries were ...

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Paving the way to a bio-based future for the European chemical industry

EU project RoadToBio publishes roadmap

20-May-2019

How can the share of bio-based raw materials used in the European chemical industry be increased to 25 % by 2030? As conclusion of its two-year work, the EU project RoadToBio has published a roadmap that outlines how this goal could be achieved. Based on the analysis of nine product groups, the ...

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