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Celanese Corporation , a global chemical and specialty materials company, today announces plans to significantly expand methanol production capacity at the company’s Clear Lake acetyl intermediates manufacturing facility located in Pasadena, Texas. Celanese has recently been granted approvals from the Fairway Methanol LLC board of directors for a second phase…

During the first quarter of 2019, BASF has successfully ramped up commercial production of its new production line for polyacrylamide powder at its wholly-owned site in Nanjing, China. The additional 20,000 metric tons per year capacity of polyacrylamide will support mining customers in Asia Pacific. “We are very proud of…

MOL Group announced that it has signed a sales-purchase agreement to acquire Aurora, a recycled plastic compounder with production plants located nearby automotive manufacturing and plastics conversion clusters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Aurora is a medium-size German company, headquartered in Neuenstein, with a unique and lean closed loop concept assuming collection…

Due to increasing global demand for high-performance polymers, Evonik is expanding its production of transparent polyamides of the TROGAMID® CX brand at the Marl Chemical Park (Germany). Production expansion is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020. The project will double the specialty chemicals company’s capacity for its…

Krk Bridge is reinforced concrete arch bridge connecting the Croatian island of Krk to the mainland and carrying over a million vehicles per year. The longer of the bridge's two arches is the longest concrete arch in the world outside of China. Krk Bridge requires constant monitoring and maintenance due…

The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, recently closed its acquisition of the automotive paint detackification business of Polymer Ventures, Inc., including all of its shares of Galaxy Chemical Corporation. The paint detackification technology is a process used to capture…

Evonik’s business line High Performance Polymers and Brenntag Asia-Pacific recently signed an agreement which appoints Brenntag as the distribution partner for eleven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Brenntag and Evonik share a long-standing history and are cooperating in many other countries around the globe. In 2009, Brenntag assumed distributorship of…

Eastman announced today a breakthrough innovation to address the world's plastic waste problem. Eastman's innovation-driven growth strategy, underpinned by creating value through sustainability and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life in a material way, is driving the company's efforts to advance the circular economy by finding new uses…

Trinseo, a global material solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announces its innovative lightweight plastic that can replace metal in semi-structural components, providing up to 30 percent weight savings compared to magnesium or aluminum. The Company will present its new long-glass-fiber-reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS…

Today Dow successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a more focused, streamlined, and leading materials science company. Dow launches with global scale and leading positions in three attractive consumer-driven segments: packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow is now even better positioned to drive revenue growth and innovate for its…

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