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BASF to Expand Global Production Network of Amines with New Plant in Ludwigshafen

BASF to Expand Global Production Network of Amines with New Plant in Ludwigshafen

BASF is building a new world-scale plant for the production of specialty amines in Ludwigshafen. Start-up of the facility with a total annual capacity of about 12,000 metric tons is scheduled for 2015. The product range of this flexible multi-product plant comprises 15 amines for different applications. [More]
Ashland Announces Global Increase in Prices of Redispersible Powders

Ashland Announces Global Increase in Prices of Redispersible Powders

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the price of its Aquapas™ redispersible powders globally. Aquapas redispersible powders are used in a wide variety of construction applications, including external insulating foam systems, construction and tile adhesives, plasters, mortars and grouts. [More]
Lab M Launches New Line of Pre-Poured Plates for Water Testing

Lab M Launches New Line of Pre-Poured Plates for Water Testing

In a move that marks a significant extension to itsrange of ready prepared microbiological culture media, Lab M haslaunched the Pinnacle™ brand, a new line of pre-poured plates. One of the first products in this rangeis mLGA (membrane Lactose Glucuronide Agar), aselective chromogenic medium for the simultaneous enumeration of Escherichia coli and coliforms in drinking water using a single membrane filtration technique. [More]
Cortec’s CorroLogic Corrosion-Under-Insulation System Enables Real-Time Corrosion Rate Monitoring

Cortec’s CorroLogic Corrosion-Under-Insulation System Enables Real-Time Corrosion Rate Monitoring

Cortec’s CorroLogic™ Systems has a Corrosion-Under-Insulation (CUI) program that applies a systematic approach for CUI assessments, repairs, and documentation. Developing and implementing a comprehensive CUI program is essential to reduce the risk to your operations. 98% of insulation system problems are caused by moisture that leads to physical deterioration. [More]
Evonik Expands Shanghai Technical Service Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Polymers

Evonik Expands Shanghai Technical Service Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Polymers

Evonik recently expanded its technical service laboratory for pharmaceutical polymers in Shanghai from 130 to 750 square meters in response to the dynamic growth of the Chinese pharmaceutical market. "The expansion was based on our excellent reputation in the region as a provider of controlled drug release solutions and the strategic decision to add to our research and development activities in Asia," said Axel Bergt, Vice President Health Care Asia Pacific of Evonik, during the opening ceremony. [More]
BASF to Showcase Technologies and Products at 2014 American Coatings Conference and Show

BASF to Showcase Technologies and Products at 2014 American Coatings Conference and Show

Visitors to the 2014 American Coatings Conference and Show in Atlanta, Georgia can explore how BASF chemistry can enhance formulations in the coatings industry. BASF will showcase its technologies and product offerings in three main areas: architectural coatings and furniture & flooring, industrial and agricultural and construction equipment (ACE) coatings and automotive coatings. These offerings help customers learn how BASF’s broad portfolio delivers sustainable solutions across the coatings market. [More]
BASF and TODA KOGYO Propose JV for Cathode Active Materials

BASF and TODA KOGYO Propose JV for Cathode Active Materials

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, and TODA KOGYO CORP . , one of the industry leader s in the development and manufacture of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, have announced that they will enter exclusive negotiations to form a joint venture for cathode active materials (CAM) based in Japan. [More]
Marcus-Hush-Chidsey Charge-Transfer Theory Provides More Realistic Results at Higher Voltage Levels

Marcus-Hush-Chidsey Charge-Transfer Theory Provides More Realistic Results at Higher Voltage Levels

The electrochemical reactions inside the porous electrodes of batteries and fuel cells have been described by theorists, but never measured directly. Now, a team at MIT has figured out a way to measure the fundamental charge transfer rate — finding some significant surprises. [More]
Dow Corning Introduces High-Performance Silicone Ingredients for Skin Care Products at in-cosmetics 2014

Dow Corning Introduces High-Performance Silicone Ingredients for Skin Care Products at in-cosmetics 2014

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, introduced here today at in-cosmetics 2014 in hall A4, stand D10, a unique array of high-performance silicone ingredients and trendsetting formulation concepts for skin care products. [More]
BASF Awarded GMP Certification for Cosmetic Ingredients

BASF Awarded GMP Certification for Cosmetic Ingredients

BASF has been awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for cosmetic ingredients according to the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI). The certification applies to eleven BASF sites across all regions producing ingredients for the personal care industry. [More]