Jun. 11, 2014Topics
Controversy And Competition - The Soccer World Cup from June 12 to July 13 in Brazil will captivate millions of people. However, such a big event is not without controversy. Critics attack the event with terms like environmental ...
Jun. 10, 2014Products
Whether Ryu Guardado and the Mexican national team or Heung-Min Son and the South Korean national team will be on the field of the stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the final match of the Soccer Championship on July 13th remains to be seen. ...
May. 28, 2014News & Opinions
US styrenics producer Styron, alternately known as Trinseo, has said it plans to close its only North American polycarbonate plant, at Freeport, Texas, by the end of 2014 and exit the market.
May. 07, 2014News & Opinions
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has received the green light from district authorities in Cologne to expand its hydrochloric acid plant at Dormagen, Germany. The project is scheduled to be completed in the second half of this year.
Apr. 29, 2014News & Opinions
Total has not put its liquefied petroleum gas unit Totalgaz up for sale, the group said after Paris daily newspaper Les Echos reported that the French oil and petrochemicals major had received around 10 expressions of interest from ...
Apr. 09, 2014News & Opinions
After months of wrangling, Germany and the EU have settled their differences over whether energy intensive companies can remain exempt from paying a surcharge to support the country's s drive to increase the share of renewables in the ...
Apr. 01, 2014News & Opinions
Recovering from the Economic Crisis - The European plastics industry will have to overcome some major challenges in the near future and work hard to maintain its leadership. Looking back, the industry had steadily grown over the years ...
Mar. 26, 2014News & Opinions
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has broken ground on a new 50,000 t/y plant for coatings and adhesives precursor hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) at its complex in Shanghai, China.
Mar. 13, 2014News & Opinions
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) now says it will continue to operate its 125,000 t/y TDI plant at Brunsbüttel, Germany, for an undisclosed time period to meet strong demand from the bedding and automotive seating markets.
Mar. 06, 2014News & Opinions
German heavy industry continues to turn the heat up on the federal government to alter its energy policies that companies contend promote renewables at the expense of conventional clean technologies such as natural gas.
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