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High-performance Plastics, compound solutions, and master batches from Albis Plastic

Albis Plastic GmbH will be presenting its portfolio of high-performance Plastics, compound solutions, and master batches at Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen.

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.

IMCD to acquire Velox

IMCD N.V. announces that it signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Velox GmbH, a group of companies with its headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.


High-heat Glass-reinforced Polyamide 66 Outperforms Comparable PA 66

A new series of high-heat glass-reinforced polyamide 66 compounds bridges the cost-performance gap between standard heat-resistant polyamides and costly specialty polymers, providing injection molders with a more economical alternative for automotive and other metal-replacement parts.

Innovative foam for thin and light instrument panels

A new series of systems in the Elastoflex E product group now allows significant weight reductions and foam densities of around 120g/L without sacrificing any of the unique characteristics of these foams. Up to 30% of the foam weight is saved, depending on the component geometry.

Clariant reports strong progress in the first half of 2018

Clariant today announced first half 2018 sales of CHF 3.389 billion compared to CHF 3.132 billion in the first half of 2017. This corresponds to 7 % growth in local currency and 8 % in Swiss francs. Sales growth was supported by organic growth contributions from all Business Areas, in particular Catalysis and Care Chemicals.

Oqema and Leuna-Tenside start distribution partnership

The partnership expands Oqema’s product range and supports the strategy of continual European portfolio expansion and harmonisation.

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.

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

Krahn Chemie acquires the distribution business of Memolex SAS

The Krahn Chemie Group has acquired the distribution business of Memolex SAS and has established Krahn France SAS.

Ascend to increase production capacity of polymers by 10 to 15 percent

Ascend Performance Materials, the world’s largest fully integrated producer of nylon 6,6 resin, today announced its plans to increase production capacity across its intermediate chemicals and polymers portfolio by 10 to 15 percent to support the continued growth of its customers.

Sabic & Sinopec in agreement to cooperate on joint projects

Sabic and Sinopec have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

Borealis launches first ADCA-free material solution for data cables

Borealis launches the innovative grade HE4883, an ADCA-free material solution for physically foamed

Lanxess at K 2016: High-grade solutions for the plastics industry

At K 2016 Lanxess is presenting its latest developments in materials, processes and technologies for premium plastics and high-performance additives for processing.