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Thierry Vanlancker Follows Ton Büchner as CEO of Akzo Nobel

The Netherlands: Coatings and Speciality Chemicals

Thierry Vanlancker Follows Ton Büchner as CEO of Akzo Nobel

07/20/2017 - Akzo Nobel announced that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. read...

Akzo Nobel to Double Production of Organic Peroxides at Ningbo Facility

China: Production of Organic Peroxide

Akzo Nobel to Double Production of Organic Peroxides at Ningbo Facility

07/18/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business is planning to double the production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, within the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40 % is underway, which is expected to be completed by mid-August. read...

Arkema Invests in Polyamide Chain in Asia

Biosourced Polyamide

Arkema Invests in Polyamide Chain in Asia

07/13/2017 - Arkema announces an investment plan of some $ 343 million over five years in the biosourced polyamide 11 chain, which is used in particular in automotive, 3D-printing, and in consumer goods markets such as sports and electronics. read...

Perstorp Acquires Italian Polyol Producer Polialcoli

Italy: Polyol Market

Perstorp Acquires Italian Polyol Producer Polialcoli

07/12/2017 - Perstorp, manufacturer of neopentyl Polyhydric alcohols (Polyols), announced the agreement for the acquisition of Polialcoli from Polioli. read...

Shin-Etsu Doubles Production of Rare Earth Magnets in Vietnam

Vietnam: Rare Earth Magnets

Shin-Etsu Doubles Production of Rare Earth Magnets in Vietnam

07/03/2017 - Shin-Etsu Chemical announced plans to double the production capacity of rare earth magnets in Vietnam’s Hai Phong Province. read...

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Stirred, Not Shaken: Three Ways to Maximize the Lifetime of Agitator Parts

Wear Protection

Stirred, Not Shaken: Three Ways to Maximize the Lifetime of Agitator Parts

12/09/2016 - Wear of impellers is a problem that is often encountered in mixing applications. It is possible, however, to maximize the lifetime of agitator components by implementing appropriate measures with respect to their shape, coating or solid ceramic design or a combination of the above. read...

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Ingevity to Meet Growing Demand for Pelletized Carbon in China

China: Shaped Carbons

Ingevity to Meet Growing Demand for Pelletized Carbon in China

Ingevity will build a new activated carbon extrusion plant in Changshu, China, to meet growing global demand for pelletized carbon products primarily for use in gasoline vapor emission control systems in cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. read...

Kemira Starts Production of Strength Resin in Spain

Spain: Pulp & Paper

Kemira Starts Production of Strength Resin in Spain

Kemira has started up production in its new strength resin plant located in Estella, Spain. The strength resins produced at the plant are used in tissue, laminate, specialty and packaging as well as food and liquid packaging boards. read...

Ferro to Increase Capacity for Ultramarine Pigments

USA: Pigments

Ferro to Increase Capacity for Ultramarine Pigments

The global provider of functional coatings and color solutions, Ferro, has announced it is making investments in its Ferro Pigments business to increase capacity and optimize production of its Ultramarine pigments product lines. read...