News - 10 Jun 2004
PolyOne Corporation, a leading global polymer services company, announced today that it has completed the sale of its Melos(R) rubber granulates operations to the Melos management team, supported by...
News - 14 May 2004
Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, today commenced operation of a new polyether manufacturing facility at the Hopewell, Virginia site. In total, Degussa invested approx. €25 million (approx. $30 million US)...
News - 27 Apr 2004
Akzo Nobel has received an offer from Ripplewood Holdings L.L.C. for the sale of its Phosphorus Chemicals business for EUR 230 million free of cash and debt. The intention to divest this business was...
News - 20 Apr 2004
The UK’s first commercial manufacturing process for high-purity single-wall carbon nanotubes has been commissioned by the performance chemicals company, Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd.
News - 25 Feb 2004
Switzerland-based specialty chemical manufacturer Clariant are to axe 4000 jobs over the next 2 years.
The job cuts are part of Clariant’s restructuring programme, adopted after the company...
News - 2 Feb 2004
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation recently announced the launch of Firemaster® BP411, a brominated polystyrene flame retardant additive for electrical component applications.
Firemaster BP411 is...
News - 13 Jan 2004
Coloured concrete products are presenting planners and contractors with a broad array of design options. Concrete can now be permanently coloured to match the surroundings of the structure....
News - 28 Oct 2003
BASF will cease production of many of their polystyrene resin grades from their Ludwigshafen plant as of July 1, 2004. This will effectively reduce their sales volume from the compounds market by...
News - 19 Sep 2003
Nihon Oxirane, the joint venture of Sumitomo Chemical and Lyondell Chemical Company intend to build a propylene glycol plant in Chiba, Japan.
The proposed plant is due for completion before the end...
News - 15 Apr 2003
The Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation into the potential health risks of a chemical known as C8 or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is used in the processing of many...