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Braskem Starts up US PP Plant

18.09.2020 -

Brazilian petrochemical group Braskem has started up a 450,000 t/y PP plant in LaPorte, Texas, USA. The facility, named Delta, produces a variety of grades, including...

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US Court Temporarily Halts Methane Rules Rollback

18.09.2020 -

A three-judge federal panel has temporarily blocked a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) move aimed at reversing the stricter standards for methane emissions in the...

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Arkema Invests in Japanese Adhesives Plant

18.09.2020 -

In line with its geographical expansion strategy, French specialty chemicals producer Arkema’s adhesive solutions segment Bostik has started up a new world-scale...

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IMCD Buys India’s Signet Excipients

17.09.2020 -

Two weeks after buying South Africa’s Siyeza, IMCD has turned its sights to India where it has agreed to buy local excipients distributor Signet. Financial terms of the...

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Henkel Hikes US Sanitizer Output

17.09.2020 -

Germany’s Henkel has announced plans to invest $23 million to expand its range of Dial liquid hand soap and hand sanitizers in the US. The company will install new...

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Germany Awards BioNTech Vaccine Milestone Payment

17.09.2020 -

The Covid-19 initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has awarded a milestone-based grant of up to €375 million for BioNTech, the Mainz...

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AstraZeneca US Vaccine Trial in Limbo

16.09.2020 -

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is deliberating whether to allow AstraZeneca to resume its recently begun Phase 3 US clinical trial of the adenovirus-based...

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AveXis now Novartis Gene Therapies

16.09.2020 -

Pharmaceuticals heavyweight Novartis is changing the name of its previously indirect subsidiary AveXis to Novartis Gene Therapies. The Swiss drugmaker said the change...