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Akzo Nobel's Decorative Paints Business Opens Hi-Tech Facility in the UK

UK: Paints Manufacturing

Akzo Nobel's Decorative Paints Business Opens Hi-Tech Facility in the UK

09/13/2017 - Akzo Nobel has officially opened a new paint plant in Ashington, UK. The hi-tech facility, which cost more than € 100 million to build — represents the largest ever global investment by the company’s Decorative Paints business. read...

Novacap Inaugurates DIPE Production Plant

France: Production of Di Isopropyl Ether

Novacap Inaugurates DIPE Production Plant

09/13/2017 - Novacap, through its Performance Chemicals Division, launched a new on-purpose Di isopropyl Ether (DIPE) unit at its Roussillion plant in France. read...

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

China: Grassroots Plant

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

09/12/2017 - Badger announced that Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical has selected the company’s proprietary technology for a 1.200 kta grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant being built in Daxiaoyushan Island, China. read...

Bio-Based Alternatives to Toluene and NMP

The Netherlands: Toxins

Bio-Based Alternatives to Toluene and NMP

09/12/2017 - The EU is researching whether the use of toluene and NMP, which are considered to be toxic, can be restricted. read...

John Fowler is New Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Pharma

Appointment

John Fowler is New Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Pharma

09/11/2017 - In his new role, John Fowler will take charge of the company’s global operations. He has also been assigned the R&D portfolio wherein he will ensure that the firm’s customers receive unique and excellent services. read...

Evonik Inaugurates New Plant in Shanghai

Speciality Chemicals

Evonik Inaugurates New Plant in Shanghai

09/11/2017 - The specialty chemicals group Evonik has established a new plant for the production of organically modified specialty silicones. The aim behind this move is to strengthen the company’s presence in one of the world’s most dynamic markets. read...

Akzo Nobel Acquires Disa Technology

Aerospace Technical Marking Systems

Akzo Nobel Acquires Disa Technology

09/11/2017 - Dutch chemical company Akzo Nobel strengthens its global position by acquiring Disa Technology. The acquisition is expected to add new technologies and services to the company’s existing portfolio. read...

Growing Importance of Adhesives

Germany: Market Study

Growing Importance of Adhesives

09/10/2017 - Adhesives are growing more important in industrial products, in the construction industry, in sports and leisure articles, and in many other segments. read...

Scientists Produce Methanol from Air

UK: Catalysis

Scientists Produce Methanol from Air

09/10/2017 - Scientists at Cardiff University in the UK have created methanol from methane using oxygen from the air. read...

AMC Wins $ 604 Million EPC Contract for US Methanol Plant

USA: Engineering

AMC Wins $ 604 Million EPC Contract for US Methanol Plant

09/09/2017 - Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a $ 604 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) fixed price contract for part of a $ 1.85 billion methanol plant being developed by Yuhuang Chemical Inc (YCI) in Lousiana. read...