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Neste to collaborate with Licella in utilization of waste plastic

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.

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 to debut new striking shade for transforming applications

Clariant product designers and engineers visiting Aluminium 2018 to heighten their creativity with the latest high-durability, sustainable color solutions for aluminum finishing.


 BASF boosts capacity for highly chromatic yellow pigments

BASF will extend its production capacities for isoindoline yellow pigments by around 70% by 2020, as the demand for high-performance pigments grows. Bright yellow tones that offer a high degree of weather resistance and temperature stability are sought after, particularly in demanding applications involving industrial coatings.

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.

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.

K 2016: Clariant responds to global megatrends

At K 2016 Clariant focused on Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle, Mobility, and Urbanization.

BASF to replace acetylene plant in Ludwigshafen

BASF is building a world-scale production plant for acetylene at its Ludwigshafen site.

Chemtura at K 2016

At K 2016 Chemtura will showcase its flame retardants and organometallic specialties for the plastics industry.

Imerys at K 2016

At K 2016, Imerys will be showcasing its latest mineral innovations for plastic lightweighting, recycling and VOC reduction.

Global market for titanium dioxide

For the second time market research company Ceresana analyzed the global market for titanium dioxide along the complete value-added chain.

SABIC considers joint venture with Chinese partners

SABIC, SNCG and Ningxia Hui autonomous region of China agree on cooperation principles for possible joint venture.

Basotect in acoustic unit with active and passive sound cancellation

HOWATHERM's new silencer for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment utilizes an active and a passive component.

Henkel's impregnation solutions for modern automotive industry

Henkel's Loctite Impregnation Solutions provides a fast and reliable fix for the automotive industry.

BASF divested global Polyolefin Catalysts business

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W. R. Grace & Co.