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Borealis announces the appointment of Lucrèce Foufopoulos Executive Vice President

Borealis announces the appointment of Lucrèce Foufopoulos to the Borealis Executive Board as Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology, effective 1 January 2019.

Lanxess strengthens global production network for flame retardants

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million over the next three years.

Clariant to increase Ethylene Oxide capacity at Gendorf

The investment positions Clariant to continue its successful development of innovative EO-based specialties to support a wide range of industries, such as personal and home care, crop solutions, and industrial applications. No further details of the investment will be disclosed.


BASF will have to stop TDI production in Ludwigshafen

The water level of river Rhine is currently on an all-time low, impacting transport by ship.

Following a solid third quarter, Lanxess strengthens its position

Sales increased by 4.4 percent to EUR 1.79 billion in the third quarter. EBITDA pre exceptionals 1.5 percent higher at EUR 277 million. Net income from continuing operations increased to EUR 80 million.

House of Lords calls for clarification on chemicals regulation post-Brexit

House of Lords report is urging the UK government to clarify how it intends to regulate chemicals after Brexit as the country can potentially losing access to 16,000 substances.

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.

Borealis supports Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution

Borealis, a provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has signed The New Plastics Economy's 'A Line in the Sand'- Global commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source.

Ascend to showcased new Vydyne PA66 grade at Fakuma 2018

Ascend Performance Materials showcased a new grade of its Vydyne PA66 designed for automotive lightweighting at Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

For even more metal replacement: one T for 1000 tasks

After the market launch of Ultramid Advanced N, BASF is now introducing another polyphthalamide (PPA) at the Fakuma trade fair in Germany: Ultramid Advanced T1000 - a new group of compounds based on polyamide 6T/6I.

Workaround, Albis Plastic and BASF optimize smart glove for industrial applications

In close cooperation, Workaround GmbH, Albis Plastic GmbH and BASF have modified an important component of the smart glove ProGlove.

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.

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.

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.