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BASF to expand production capacity for Irganox 1010

BASF plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1010 by 40% with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore, and Kaisten, Switzerland.

Lanxess presents new solutions for the rubber processing industry

At the DKT 2018 (German Rubber Conference), Lanxess presents a broad range of additives for the rubber processing industry.

Industry comes together at Erema Discovery Days 2018

More than 1.000 guests invited by Erema made their way to Ansfelden, Austria, for the Discovery Days 2018 from 27 to 29 June. Well-known companies from the plastics sector, such as Borealis, Engel, Greiner, Haidlmair and Henkel gave participants an insight into their view of working with plastics in a sustainable way.


BASF new application center for plastic additives

BASF recently inaugurated its new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Application center for Plastic Additives in Kaisten, Switzerland.

Velox at Compounding World Expo 2018

Velox GmbH, one of Europe’s leading solutions providers of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites and additives industries, will be showcasing at the Compounding World Expo 2018 in Essen, Germany on 27th to 28th June 2018.

Ampacet’s solutions for flexible food packaging industry

Ampacet is committed to achieving sustained growth and profitability by designing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions answering new market requirements and bringing value to its customers.

BASF increase prices for polymer dispersions

BASF will increase its prices in EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for polymer dispersions by up to 80 euros per metric ton and acrylic hotmelts as well as redispersible powders by up to 140 euros per metric ton.

Chemours and Safic-Alcan expand distribution agreement

Chemours International Operations Sàrl and Safic-Alcan expand long-standing EMEA distribution agreement for Viton and Viton FreeFlow

Biesterfeld and Evonik: Strategic partnership in the polyurethane segment

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Evonik Nutrition & Care have concluded a strategic partnership for the distribution of polyurethane additives throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Russia.

LANXESS expands capacity for Macrolex dyes at Leverkusen

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will expand the capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site. With an investment volume of more than five million euros, the current production capacity is to be increased by 25 percent.

LANXESS increases prices for solvent dyes

LANXESS globally increases the prices by up to 20 percent

The second edition of The OXO Conference oriented on the market

For the second time, Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. invited business partners, representatives of the plastics industry and chemical processing to take part in The OXO Conference.

Clariant to increase prices for all masterbatch

Global price of masterbatch and compound products containing titanium dioxide, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives increase effective February 1st 2018 or as soon as contracts allow.

Oxo degradable plastic packaging is not a solution to plastics pollution?

Oxo-degradable plastics are being produced and sold in many countries, with society being led to believe they safely biodegrade in nature. Yet significant evidence suggests oxo-degradable plastics do not safely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces, contributing to microplastics pollution.

Innovation is Key to the Future

China is rapidly becoming a preeminent new market in the world. With over RMB 1.5 trillion spent in R&D in 2016, a 10.6% annual increase, and of which 77.5% was contributed by businesses, the overall productivity and comprehensive national power of China is strategically being boosted, enhancing the country's influence in technology innovations.