Chemical industry - news on Plastech

Alfred Stern - new CEO of Borealis

Borealis Supervisory Board announces the appointment of Alfred Stern as new CEO following on from their highly regarded CEO, Mark Garrett, who has decided to step down.

Solvay to cut 600 jobs as part of restructuring

Belgian speciality chemicals company Solvay SA is launching a major restructuring which will see 600 job cuts and the relocation of its French operation into Lyon.

Unipetrol reopens its distribution terminal after an explosion

Unipetrol restores the operation of its distribution terminal located in front of its refinery in Kralupy nad Vltavou. An explosion without subsequent fire took place on Thursday, March 22 on one of empty storage tanks.


Wacker opens new laboratory in Moscow

Wacker is strengthening its presence in Russia by expanding the service portfolio offered by its technical center in Moscow.

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.

Plastic metal hybrid technology

Plastic metal hybrid technology is an established method for manufacturing lightweight structural components developed by Lanxess.

 Good start for BASF in 2018

Following a successful 2017 business year, BASF has had a good start to the year 2018. “Last year, we achieved significant growth and were able to further increase our profitability" said Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE.

Clariant publishes its Integrated Report 2017

The report combines financial and non-financial elements to provide an in-depth view of Clariant’s holistic approach to creating added value for customers, employees, shareholders, and the environment.

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals - a joint venture in petrochemicals

At 19 February Total S.A., Borealis AG and NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

BASF joins the World Plastics Council

BASF joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry.

A wealth of exciting events at CHINAPLAS 2018

3rd Industry 4.0 Conference, Tech Talk, Medical Plastics Connect, CMF Inspiration for Design x Innovation

Rheticus - Siemens and Evonik new research collaboration

Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals.

Kick-off for K 2019

Registration documents now available

CHINAPLAS 2018 to launch Young Tech Hall

To facilitate visitors’ need of sourcing new CHINAPLAS suppliers, a “Young Tech Hall” will be newly introduced at CHINAPLAS 2018. This is a comprehensive exhibition hall, which will gather together new exhibitors from diverse fields.

Martin Brudermüller to become new BASF chairman

German chemical giant BASF, has appointed Martin Brudermüller to succeed Kurt Bock as chairman of the board of directors in 2018.