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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.

Borealis Daplen grades with PCR content to help develop Volvo Cars demonstrator vehicle

Borealis Daplen grades with post-consumer recycled content to help develop Volvo Cars demonstrator vehicle.

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East appoints new Managing Director for Bahrain

BASF Plastic Additives Middle East (PAME), the state-of-the-art production facility for customer-specific antioxidant blends (CSB) in Bahrain, named Michael Wille its new Managing Director.

Groundbreaking for Clariant's sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

Clariant today officially started construction of the first large-scale commercial sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues.

Clariant confirms Sabic to complete purchase of 24.99% stake in Clariant

Clariant today announced that Sabic has received the final outstanding regulatory approvals from the competition authorities for the purchase of a 24.99% stake in Clariant.

BASF to increase capacity for Hexanediol at its Ludwigshafen site

BASF intends to increase the production capacity of 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) at its Ludwigshafen Verbund site by more than 50 percent.

Clariant announces cooperation with Haelixa

Clariant, a leader in specialty chemicals, today announced a cooperation with Haelixa, a Swiss startup with expertise in DNA-based tracers and a spin-off from the ETH in Zurich.

BASF strengthens collaboration with Grolman

BASF and Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG strengthen their exclusive collaboration in Europe in the marketing of amine-based curing agents for the professional processing of epoxy resins.

LyondellBasell completes acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc.

Combination creates a premier global provider of Advanced Polymer Solutions

Evonik and Chinese company Wynca agree to form joint venture

Evonik Industries and the Chinese company Wynca have agreed to form a joint venture. The new company, in which Evonik will hold 60 percent, will produce fumed silica marketed under the name Aerosil.

Lanxess plans to sell remaining 50 percent in joint venture Arlanxeo

Specialty chemicals group Lanxess plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in Arlanxeoto its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies, that founded Arlanxeo in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, signed a respective agreement today.

We expect a volume growth, says member of the Lanxess Management Board

Following a good performance in the second quarter, specialty chemicals company Lanxess has specified its earnings forecast for 2018. We are talking about the current and future situation of the Group with Dr. Rainer van Roesseil, a member of the Lanxess Management Board.