Sep. 03, 2013News & Opinions
The solar energy revolution could be accelerated with mass production of easy-to-manufacture nanoparticle-based solar cells from abundantly available raw materials, researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada believe. This could be ...
French petrochemicals group Total is said to be close to announcing a shutdown of its loss-making steam cracker at Carling, in northeastern France. The cracker's viability is no longer assured, due to overcapacity in the market generally ...
Sep. 02, 2013News & Opinions
Dow Chemical has confirmed the locations for its planned new shale gas-fed polymer plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast, announced in March of this year and expected to be in full operation by 2017. The U.S.
Aug. 30, 2013News & Opinions
BASF and Ineos are seeking to quell speculation over impending ownership changes at their 50:50 styrenic polymers joint venture Styrolution after the jv's CEO Roberto Gualdoni was quoted as saying at a press briefing in Frankfur
German chemicals and pharmaceuticals producer Merck KGaA has appointed James Stewart as its new chief information officer, succeeding Frédéric Wohlwend, who the company said has left to pursue other opportunities.
Thomas Hartmann has been named managing director and industrial relations director of BASF Coatings with effect from Sept. 1, 2013. Hartmann, who succeeds Eva Müller in the position, will retain his position as global head of human ...
Aug. 29, 2013News & Opinions
Swiss agrochemicals giant Syngenta has filed a legal challenge to a decision by the EU Commission (EC) to restrict application of thiomethoxam, one of the active ingredients in pesticides and seed treatments used on bee-attractive crops.
Aug. 28, 2013News & Opinions
Poland's PKN Orlen, which claims to be the largest oil and petrochemicals producer in the former East Bloc, has announced plans to widen its production capacity for phenol and acetone.
Aug. 27, 2013News & Opinions
Swiss specialty chemicals producer Clariant has agreed to form a joint venture with Saudi Arabian industrial conglomerate Tasnee to produce masterbatches in the Middle East country.
BASF will spend €2.5 million to expand capacity for waterborne automotive coatings at its Demarchi coatings site in Brazil's Sao Paulo state by 2014. The upgrade, which the German group said is in response to customer demand, will ...
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