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Albis distributes new halogen-free TPE-compounds from Uteksol

Albis Plastic GmbH expands its TPE-Portfolio with flame retardant Styrene-based thermoPlastic Elastomers (TPS) of the brand Solplast from Uteksol. The halogen-free TPS compounds achieve V0 classification of the UL94 test at 2 mm thickness.

Newly presented at Fakuma: Colour Vision N°19

With almost 48,000 trade fair visitors and more than 1,900 exhibitors, the Fakuma once again took a strong stand. Right at the center the Gabriel-Chemie Group presented its modern side and numerous new innovations.

BASF invests in Chinese 3D printing specialist Prismlab

BASF Venture Capital GmbH is investing in Prismlab, a leading provider of 3D printing processes and 3D printers, headquartered in Shanghai, China.


Evonik develops the world’s first PEEK filament in implant-grade quality for 3D printing

Evonik has become the first company in the world to develop a polymer filament based on PEEK (polyether ether ketone) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants.

Clariant and Neste join forces to develop sustainable industrial solutions

Clariant has signed an agreement for a new partnership with Neste, the world's leading provider of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions.

Biesterfeld distributes Solvay's sulfone polymers in Switzerland starting in 2019

Biesterfeld Plastic will distribute sulfone polymers, manufactured by Solvay, in Switzerland beginning in January 2019, following the extension of their mutual distribution agreement. The product portfolio includes the Udel PSU, Radel PPSU and Veradel PESU brands.

Innovative high-performance insulation presented by BASF

BASF is presenting its new high-performance insulating materials for the first time at London Build, the leading English trade fair for construction, architecture and infrastructure, from October 23-24, 2018 at London Olympia.

Borealis will build new, world-scale 750,000 tonne/year (PDH) plant in Belgium

Borealis has taken the final investment decision for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, after successfully concluding the FEED study in June 2018.

Safic-Alcan extends distribution agreement with Arlanxeo

Effective Jan 1st. 2019, Safic-Alcan, an international specialty chemicals distributor, announced an extended exclusive agreement with Arlanxeo for Keltan distribution in France.

BASF showcases variety of new products at Fakuma

The international trade fair for plastics processing will see BASF experts discussing the current market trends in the automotive, lifestyle and industrial development sectors. Many new products and innovations will be presented at Fakuma 2018.

Dunlop and BASF unleash the performance within tennis rackets

Dunlop and BASF unleash the performance within tennis rackets with Infinergy - the world's first E-TPU that sets the standards in cushioning, rebound and performance.

Evonik to build new silicone plant in Geesthacht

Evonik is investing a double-digit million euro amount in the construction of a new multi-purpose facility at its Geesthacht location in Northern Germany, 30 kilometers outside the city of Hamburg.

Lanxess to build new production plant for high-performance plastics

Lanxess is building another compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany, for a mid double-digit million euro amount.

World's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone from BASF

After two years of intensive research, BASF is now able to present prototypes of the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU).

Clariant makes a step change into higher value specialties

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

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