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Euro Chem Enters into Multi-Year Agreement with American Plant Food

USA: Fertilisers

Euro Chem Enters into Multi-Year Agreement with American Plant Food

20/09/2019 - Euro Chem has signed an agreement with American Plant Food for supplying fertilisers to its blending business. The fertiliser company will supply mixed shipments of N, P and K fertilisers to APF for handling, marketing, sales and distribution. read...

Air Products Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Headquarters

USA: Office Space

Air Products Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Headquarters

20/09/2019 - More than 200 people attended Air Product’s event which included a construction celebration as well as a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new global headquarters in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, USA. Under the new plan, the headquarters will comprise a modern office along with a R&D facility. read...

Research Paves Way for Carbon-Free Cement Production

USA: Carbon Emissions

Research Paves Way for Carbon-Free Cement Production

19/09/2019 - Cement production currently causes 8 % of global carbon emissions. If cement production were a country, it would be the world’s third-largest emitter. Now, MIT researchers have found a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production. read...

Evonik Starts Construction of New Polyamide 12 Complex in Marl

Germany: Groundbreaking Ceremony

Evonik Starts Construction of New Polyamide 12 Complex in Marl

19/09/2019 - Evonik has officially begun construction on its largest investment to date in Germany. A ceremony, which was also attended by customers, employees, and representatives from the world of politics, signaled the launch of the polyamide 12 project in Marl. read...

Sibur Partners with Sinopec to Produce SEBS

Russia: Business Deal

Sibur Partners with Sinopec to Produce SEBS

19/09/2019 - Sibur and Sinopec have signed a framework cooperation agreement to produce SEBS. Under the terms of the agreement, both the companies will establish a 50/50 joint venture in Russia to produce at least 20 ktpa of SEBS. read...

Articles

Downward Trend Continues: German Chemical Industry Cuts its 2019 Forecast

Chemical Industry Cuts Forecast

Downward Trend Continues: German Chemical Industry Cuts its 2019 Forecast

10/07/2019 - Slump in sales and trade crises: The chemical industry in Europe in general and Germany in particular had a bumpy start into 2019. The downward trend of 2018 intensified during the first half of the year, as important customer industries are weakening and the special effects of the pharmaceutical industry are starting to slow. Recovery is unlikely in the face of international uncertainty. Is that the low point or the beginning of a longer downtrend? read...

NEWS

Covestro to Exit European Polycarbonate Sheets Business

Germany: Company Strategy

Covestro to Exit European Polycarbonate Sheets Business

Covestro has entered into an agreement with Serafin Group to sell its polycarbonate sheets business in Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, the deal will also comprise the firm’s manufacturing units in Belgium and Italy, central management operations and sales support in the region. read...

Saudi Aramco Loses 6 Million Barrels of Oil to Drone Attack

Saudi Arabia: Oil Crisis

Saudi Aramco Loses 6 Million Barrels of Oil to Drone Attack

The drone attacks at Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq plant and Khurais oil field knocked out more than half of the firm’s daily output which is 5 % of the global crude supply. Recent news reports have now stated that the Saudi oil major will fully restore production at both the plants by the end of September. read...

Recyclability Starts at the Design Stage

Germany: Plastic Recycling

Recyclability Starts at the Design Stage

Taking recyclability into account right from the very beginning of a product’s life cycle often is nothing but wishful thinking of plastics recyclers. A new research project of the Julius Maximilian University Würzburg, the Plastics Centre — SKZ and two partners from the Bavarian plastics industry is now working towards realizing this wish. read...