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Lanxess to Build New Plant for High-Performance Plastics

Germany: Speciality Compounds

Lanxess to Build New Plant for High-Performance Plastics

Lanxess announced that it was going to build another compounding facility for high-performance plastics at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany. read...

Clariant and Sabic Outline Intended Transaction

Germany: Memorandum of Understanding

Clariant and Sabic Outline Intended Transaction

Clariant announced an updated strategy and financial outlook as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Sabic on the collaboration between the two companies in the area of high performance materials. read...

Textile Bioreactor Converts Waste into Biogas and Bioethanol

Sweden: Circular Economy

Textile Bioreactor Converts Waste into Biogas and Bioethanol

A multi-year collaboration between researchers within Resource Recovery at the University of Borås and a textile manufacturing company has resulted in a new type of reactor made of a textile material. The reactor transforms different kinds of waste into new products, such as biofuel. read...

Markus Regner is New Managing Director of Romaco Pharmatechnik

Germany: Appointment

Markus Regner is New Managing Director of Romaco Pharmatechnik

Markus Regner will be in charge of running the Karlsruhe-based facility along with CFO and COO of Romaco Holding, Carsten Strenger. read...

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East Announces Michael Wille as New Managing Director

Bahrain: Management Structure

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East Announces Michael Wille as New Managing Director

With his appointment, the company plans to further support the fast-growing polymer industry in the Middle East. The firm also intends to promote the local production of customer-specific antioxidant blends in the country. read...

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

Germany: Speciality Silica

Evonik to Expand Capacities for Hydrophobic Fumed Silica

Evonik Industries is expanding its capacities for refinement fumed silica in Rheinfelden (Germany). The Group will invest an amount in the low double-digit million dollar range to expand its Rheinfelden facility, which further processes hydrophilic silica to a hydrophobic variety. read...

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

USA: Predictive Analytics

Fluor to Deploy IBM Watson to Monitor Megaprojects

Fluor and IBM announced the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. read...

Dow to Invest in Production of Silicone-Based Solutions

USA: Debottlenecking and Capacity Expansions

Dow to Invest in Production of Silicone-Based Solutions

The Dow Chemical Company announced new low capital intensity, high return investments in its upstream and downstream silicones franchise to accelerate innovation and support global customers’ demand in high growth markets, such as high performance building, home and personal care, electrical and industrial, consumer goods and components assembly. read...

Wacker Commences Production of Fermentation-Generated Cystine in León

Spain: Cystine Production

Wacker Commences Production of Fermentation-Generated Cystine in León

Wacker Biosolutions, the life sciences division of the Wacker Group, has begun producing fermentation-generated cystine at its new site in León, Spain. read...

Clariant Invests 117 Million Dollars for First sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Romania: Plant Engineering

Clariant Invests 117 Million Dollars for First sunliquid Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Claimed to be the biggest industrial commitment by an international corporation in Craiova, Romania, the plant is expected to process 250,000 tonnes of wheat and other cereal straw as well as 50,000 tonnes of cellulosic ethanol annually. read...