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A silk coat for diamonds


Silk and diamonds aren't just for ties and jewelry anymore. They're ingredients for a new kind of tiny glowing particle that could provide doctors and researchers with a novel technique for biological imaging and drug delivery. The new particles, just tens of nanometers across, are made of ...


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BASF commissions new plant for oxidized polyethylene waxes at Ludwigshafen site


A new plant for the manufacture of oxidized polyethylene waxes went into operation at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The plant manufactures high quality oxidized waxes according to BASF’s own process. The new plant will improve the availability on oxidized polyethylene waxes now and in ...


Evonik Industries continues as Distributor of Shell GTL Sarawax (FT waxes)


On 7th November, Shell MDS and Evonik Industries signed a six year contract for Evonik Industries to continue as Shell MDS’ distributor of Shell GTL Sarawax waxes (FT waxes) in Europe. Evonik will produce and sell modified GTL waxes globally with the brand name VESTOWAX®. "This is the right ...


Evonik sells DILAVEST business to Paramelt


On September 1, 2011, Evonik Industries and Paramelt B.V. signed an agreement on the sale of the DILAVEST® expansion wax business to Paramelt.DILAVEST® expansion waxes are used in thermostatic control devices for automotive, marine and aerospace engines as well as building heating and cooling ...


Evonik intends to shutdown its production of polyethylene waxes


Evonik Industries, Essen/Germany, intends to shutdown its production of polyethylene waxes in Herne/Germany at the end of December 2010. The Group has taken this step as a part of a profitability analysis. The modification and sale of Fischer-Tropsch based waxes will continue. Evonik Industries ...


Huntsman to Increase Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Prices in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent


The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation announced that it will increase the price of all of its thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) range in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, effective March 1 2010, or as soon as contracts allow. Prices will increase, as ...


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Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass


A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of Escherichia coli ...


Univar names Paul Henderson Country Leader Switzerland


Univar announced the appointment of Paul Henderson as Country Leader Switzerland starting 11th May 2009. Before joining Univar Switzerland, Henderson held a leadership position in Distrupol, a Univar company, which is a major distribution and service supplier to the polymer consuming industry in ...


Sasol to double production of hard waxes in South Africa


Sasol has approved R558 million for its Sasol Wax operation to complete basic engineering for a project to double its production of hard wax in two phases and for ordering long-lead items for the first phase of this expansion. Sasol Wax has production facilities in South Africa, North America, ...


BASF invests in a new plant for the production of oxidized waxes at its Ludwigshafen site

Production Verbund saves energy and creates synergies


In the fourth quarter of 2008, BASF will begin construction of a second oxidizing plant for the production of synthetic waxes at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, site. From 2010 the plant will produce several thousand metric tons of oxidized waxes using a process developed by BASF. This is double the ...


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