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Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining.

Lanxess strengthens research and development for aqueous polyurethane dispersions

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will open a new applications development and technical services (AD & TS) laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy.

Borealis to acquire Austrian plastics recycling company Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH

Borealis announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH ("Ecoplast"), an Austrian plastics recycler.


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.

EU will look into the proposed acquisition of Solvay's nylon business by BASF

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Solvay's global nylon business by BASF, under the EU Merger Regulation.

Clariant inaugurates new Additives production facilities in China

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the official opening of two new, fully-owned additives facilities at its site in Zhenjiang, China. This completes a multi-million CHF investment originally announced last year and puts Clariant’s Additives business in China on track to further expand its offering of customized, high-end solutions for the plastics, coatings & ink industries.

New urethane systems for complex elastomeric parts

Lanxess announces new blocked products for cast elastomers. Adiprene K systems are based on leading Low Free (LF) isocyanate technology. They offer three key benefits: Improved industrial hygiene, controlled curing and excellent performance for broader range of applications.

Lanxess increases production for prepolymers in Brazil

New production plant at the site in Porto Feliz

Biggest Chinaplas in history welcomed 180,701 visitors!

A highly successful Chinaplas 2018 concluded its four-day show on April 27, 2018, in Shanghai.

Alfred Stern - new CEO of Borealis

Borealis Supervisory Board announces the appointment of Alfred Stern as new CEO following on from their highly regarded CEO, Mark Garrett, who has decided to step down.

Solvay to cut 600 jobs as part of restructuring

Belgian speciality chemicals company Solvay SA is launching a major restructuring which will see 600 job cuts and the relocation of its French operation into Lyon.

Unipetrol reopens its distribution terminal after an explosion

Unipetrol restores the operation of its distribution terminal located in front of its refinery in Kralupy nad Vltavou. An explosion without subsequent fire took place on Thursday, March 22 on one of empty storage tanks.

Wacker opens new laboratory in Moscow

Wacker is strengthening its presence in Russia by expanding the service portfolio offered by its technical center in Moscow.