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Yara and BASF break ground on new ammonia plant in Texas

Yara International ASA and BASF broke ground on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas.

LyondellBasell reports record quarterly results

The company announced earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter 2015 of $1.33 billion, or $2.81 diluted earnings per share.

Clariant delivers solid Q2 with improved profitability and cash flow

"Clariant continued the strong development of the first into the second quarter,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann.

New Vistamaxx performance polymers platform for hotmelt adhesives

ExxonMobil Chemical is introducing a new platform of low viscosity Vistamaxx polymers for hot melt adhesives used in packaging, hygiene and assembly applications.

KraussMaffei on tour across Europe

In mid-June the roadshow for the new CX injection molding machine series from KraussMaffei started.

SABIC records strong financial results in second quarter

SABIC recorded a significant improvement in net profit in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the company's profits in the first quarter of the same year.

Composites Europe 2015: Composites as key technology

From 22-24 September, the trade fair in Stuttgart exhibits a whole range of fibre-reinforced plastics.

French law introduces measures to strengthen bioplastics market

Biobased, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags will be mandatory in France as of January 2017.

IBERS joins European sustainable packaging initiative

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University leads the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate.

Engel at Fakuma 2015

"More than a machine" is the motto chosen by Engel Austria for this year's presentation at Fakuma from October 13th to 17th in Friedrichshafen.

BASF increases sales and earnings slightly in the second quarter

Outlook for 2015 confirmed: Slight sales increase expected, EBIT before special items likely to match level of 2014.

BASF and PETRONAS to build first polyisobutene plant in South East Asia

World-scale plant for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB), with annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons, wille be launched in 2017.

Economic Chamber awards for Engel apprentices

Sara Brandstätter secured first place in her occupational category in this year's competition for apprentices organised by the Economic Chamber for Upper Austria.

Arburg agrees further educational partnerships

On 16 July 2015, Arburg confirmed its long-standing educational partnership with two local secondary schools.

Clariant offers polymer additive solution for agriculture film producers

At Polymer Additives Seminar in China the company presented solutions for Agri-film stabilization.