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Toray Invests in Production of Polypropylene Spunbond

China: Material for Baby Diapers

Toray Invests in Production of Polypropylene Spunbond

11/20/2017 - Toray intends to build a production plant in the Chinese city of Foshan, Guangdong Province, with the aim of starting a high-performance polypropylene spunbond business. For this purpose, the company will establish Toray Polytech, in November, and plans to set up a production facility with an annual capacity of 20,000 tons of PP spunbond. read...

Altana Plans to Expand Capacities for Rheology Additives

USA: Additives and Measuring Instruments

Altana Plans to Expand Capacities for Rheology Additives

11/20/2017 - BYK Additives & Instruments, a member of the Altana Group, announced a commitment to expand its facility in Gonzales, Texas. The company expects to invest $ 50 million to increase the company's capabilities and capacities for key products in the rheology additive portfolio. read...

Linde and Adnoc Sign MoU to Explore New Industrial Gases Complex

United Arab Emirates: Downstream Production

Linde and Adnoc Sign MoU to Explore New Industrial Gases Complex

11/19/2017 - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Linde Group to explore the expansion of nitrogen facilities in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, to meet future industrial demand. read...

DSM Acquires Brazilian Production Facility from Amyris

Brazil: Bio-Based Intermediates

DSM Acquires Brazilian Production Facility from Amyris

11/19/2017 - Royal DSM and the industrial bioscience company Amyris have enhanced their strategic alliance through the sale of Amyris Brasil Ltda to DSM and the establishment of a long-term manufacturing partnership for Amyris’ high-volume products. read...

Perstorp Launches Portfolio of Renewable Polyols

Sweden: Bio-Based Material

Perstorp Launches Portfolio of Renewable Polyols

11/19/2017 - In addition to the first renewable Penta called Voxtar, Perstorp has now added two new bio-based products to its portfolio: Evyron (partly renewable TMP) and Neeture (partly renewable Neo). read...

Report on the Global Market for Surfactants

Germany: Ceresana Publishes Market Analysis

Report on the Global Market for Surfactants

11/17/2017 - "In 2016, a worldwide turnover of almost $ 31 billion was achieved with surfactants," says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The institute expects another growth of revenues of surfactants of, on average 3.1 % per year. read...

Start-up of Trinseo's Production Line in China

China: Polymerization Technology

Start-up of Trinseo's Production Line in China

11/17/2017 - Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced the start-up of a Magnum ABS production line at the company’s manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China. read...

Nestlé Announces Restructuring Measures

Switzerland: Infant Nutrition

Nestlé Announces Restructuring Measures

11/17/2017 - Nestlé announced that its Board of Directors has decided to change the organization of the infant nutrition business and to create a Strategic Business Unit to strengthen its global nutrition strategy. Also, there have been several changes in the Executive Board. read...

Akzo Nobel Completes Expansion of US Sulfur Derivatives Plant

USA:Speciality Chemicals

Akzo Nobel Completes Expansion of US Sulfur Derivatives Plant

11/16/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business has completed a $ 10 million investment at its LeMoyne sulfur derivatives plant in the US, which supplies ingredients used in several major industries. read...

Pfizer Sells 49 % of its JV Equity Shares

China: Pharma

Pfizer Sells 49 % of its JV Equity Shares

11/16/2017 - The company has sold its shares in its joint venture, Hisun-Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, to Sapphire I (HK) Holdings. Post the transfer, the joint venture will retain its current rights to manufacture, sell and distribute the company’s products in China. read...