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Catherine Mac Gregor is President New Ventures at Technip FMC

New Appointment

Catherine Mac Gregor is President New Ventures at Technip FMC

19/07/2019 - Catherine Mac Gregor has been appointed with an aim to explore opportunities and expand Technip FMC’s portfolio through innovative models and new business lines. Previously, she has held numerous leadership positions involving global operational activities. read...

Production of Catalyst in One Single Step

Patent Pending

Production of Catalyst in One Single Step

18/07/2019 - Not much is possible without catalysts: More than 80 % of all chemically manufactured products undergo a catalytic step during their production. The active material is usually platinum or another precious metal, so production is correspondingly expensive and requires several steps. Physicists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have now filed a patent application for a process that produces highly active and long-term stable catalyst material in a single step. read...

Covestro and Carbon Collaborate for Developing Polyurethane Liquid Resin

3D Printing

Covestro and Carbon Collaborate for Developing Polyurethane Liquid Resin

17/07/2019 - Carbon, the Silicon Valley based tech company has developed the liquid resin which enables mass production of 3D printed parts. Covestro, the firm’s partner for this project will ensure that scale-up and high-volume production of this material is carried out smoothly. read...

Nouryon Increases Production Capacity of Dicumyl Peroxide

China: Project Expansion

Nouryon Increases Production Capacity of Dicumyl Peroxide

17/07/2019 - Nouryon has undertaken this move after completing a major expansion project at its site in China. Its plant can now produce up to 38,000 tonnes per year of Dicumyl Peroxide. The project is expected to meet the growing demand for DCP within the region as well as around the globe. read...

Carola Richter is BASF’s New President for Asia Pacific

New Appointment

Carola Richter is BASF’s New President for Asia Pacific

15/07/2019 - Dr. Carola Richter succeeded Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva and has taken charge of her new post from July 1, 2019. Previously, she has held various management positions in Hong Kong and Germany. read...

NEWS

EU Chemicals Production Grows 1.7 % in Q1 2019 Compared to Q4 2018

Europe: Market Report

EU Chemicals Production Grows 1.7 % in Q1 2019 Compared to Q4 2018

Cefic has recently published its ‘Chemicals Trends Report’ and has revealed certain key findings for the European chemicals industry. Data regarding output in the chemical industry and other manufacturing sectors as well as sales and trade volumes can also be accessed via this report. read...

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

USA: Business Transaction

Agilent to Acquire Life Science Instrumentation Specialist Biotek

Agilent Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Biotek Instruments for $ 1.165 billion. With anticipated tax benefits for Agilent, the net purchase price is expected to be approximately $ 1.05 billion. read...

Ineos Styrolution Ties Up with European Waste Management Company

Germany: Polystyrene

Ineos Styrolution Ties Up with European Waste Management Company

Ineos Styrolution has collaborated with Indaver with an aim to recycle polystyrene and create valuable resources. Indaver is also in the process of developing a demo-installation which is expected to have a recycling capacity of 15,000 tonnes per year. read...