News - 23 Mar 2006
BASF plans to increase its existing production capacities for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in Antwerp and for butylacrylate in Ludwigshafen. BASF cites major expansion of its...
News - 15 Mar 2005
Rohm and Haas Company has announced plans for an acrylic acid expansion at the Marl, Germany plant. The Marl, Germany plant is operated through StoHaas, a 50-50 joint venture between Rohm and Haas...
News - 16 Jun 2003
BASF and Brazilian Petrobas have agreed to delay any plans of a joint venture acrylic acid complex plant until after 2007.
The decision was taken as market demand for the chemical continued to...
Article - 20 Sep 2002
Plastics may not be as long lasting as first thought. Recent evidence shows that breakdown of plastics may begin shortly after manufacture. Recognition, deterioration, influencing factors,...
News - 25 Apr 2012
Metabolix an innovation-driven bioscience company focused on delivering sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, today announced that the company has been awarded two new patents from...
Article - 9 Oct 2001
Manufactured by sol-gel processes these materials are becoming more popular. One type is the silsesquioxane cage structure and is close to commercialisation. Also called polyhedral oligomeric...
News - 20 Nov 2003
Sasol and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp have just commissioned Sasol Dia Acrylates joint venture of which they both own a 50% share. Sasol Dia Acrylates is an acrylic acid and acrylates complex plant...
News - 31 May 2013
BASF and SINOPEC are considering the extension of their Nanjing joint venture BASF-YPC Company Limited with the expansion of existing ethylene oxide (EO) production, and a new plant for...
Article - 17 Sep 2014
Low temperature plasma polymerization has been shown to be an economic and versatile way for depositing polymer coatings.
News - 21 Jul 2021
Despite the best efforts of industry to work towards sustainability, most plastics (or polymers) are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels. However, researchers have now found an economical...