Keyword: raw materials


EU Commission Opens Basket of “Green” Plans

17.03.2023 -

Ahead of a summit of EU leaders on Mar. 23-24, the European Commission has shaken out a cornucopia of proposals to stimulate green investment in the 27-member bloc.


IMCD Expands in South Africa with CPS Oil-Tech Buy

21.02.2023 -

IMCD South Africa has agreed to buy CPS Chemical Oil-Tech, a Durban-based distributor that mostly serves the lubricants and fuel markets. The transaction is expected to...

Markets & Companies

Driving Innovation with Petrochemicals

28.11.2018 - Petrochemicals make things happen. This is not only the tagline of the European petrochemical producers’ association Petrochemicals Europe, this is a fact: 95% of all manufactured...

Markets & Companies

Brexit’s Implications for the UK’s Chemical Industry

21.11.2016 - Brexit was predicted by its opponents and even neutral economists to precipitate at best a sharp economic downturn in the UK and at worst a deep recession. So far, four months...


Symrise Sells Pinova to France’s DRT

04.11.2016 - German flavors and fragrances manufacturer Symrise has agreed to sell Pinova Inc. to French plant-based products company DRT for $150 million. Headquartered in Brunswick, Georgia...


BASF Declares FM for Certain Acrylic Products

01.11.2016 - Citing disruption of supply due to the Oct. 17 explosion and fire at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, main site, BASF has declared force majeure for acrylic monomer-based dispersions...


Covestro Expands Coating Raw Materials

11.07.2016 - German engineering plastics producer Covestro, which has a sideline in coatings raw materials, has expanded production of HDI, an important feedstock for its coatings portfolio, in...

Plant Construction & Process Technology

New Challenges Demand New Processes

08.06.2015 - Despite their innate conservatism, the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas industries are always looking for new products that are more effective than those they replace, or...