HELSINKI, March 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Koepala, a sustainable packaging company providing innovative solutions for on-the-go food, and global chemistry expertise company Kemira are pleased to announce a cooperative partnership. This partnership is a result of the recent "Food for Thought" innovation challenge, which Koepala won. The challenge looked for new business models and alternatives to single-use plastics in food packaging. As a result, the two companies started to work collaboratively to test their solutions.Read more
PARIS, March 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Safic-Alcan UK, a major distributor of specialty chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, announces that it has acquired 100% of Langley-Smith & Company.Read more
WILMINGTON, DE, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Effective immediately, or as customer contracts allow, Solenis will increase prices by 5-20 percent on specialty chemicals for the pulp and paper industry in the Asia Pacific region. The company will also increase prices by 5-10 percent for polyacrylamide (PAM) products in the region. These price changes are necessary due to the increase in certain raw material costs combined with a tightening overall global supply chain.
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , March 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Today Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Boxing site, one of the company’s first chemical production locations in China. The site has grown to become an integral part of the company’s surfactants production network via a series of investments, including a €4.8 million expansion that was completed at the end of 2017.Read more
ESSEN, Germany, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has signed an agreement to enter a 51/49 joint venture with Tee Hai Chem Pte Ltd (“TEEHAI”). The company headquartered in Singapore is a strategic market leader in providing supply chain solutions for materials, chemicals and services for the Life Sciences, Electronics manufacturing and Research & Diagnostics sectors in Singapore and Southeast Asia.Read more
STAMFORD, CT, March 8, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited (“Tronox” or the “Company”), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced that the shareholders of the Company overwhelmingly approved the transaction to re-domicile to the United Kingdom from Australia. Re-domiciling will be effected by “top-hatting” Tronox Limited with a new holding company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales called Tronox Holdings plc.Read more
WILMINGTON, DE, March 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Solenis has been named as one of only 12 winners in the NextGen Cup Challenge, a global innovation competition backed by giants of the food-service industry to redesign and create a widely recyclable and/or compostable fiber hot and cold to-go cup. The Challenge attracted nearly 500 entries from more than 50 countries.
Solenis received the award in the Innovative Cup Liners category for its TopScreen recyclable and compostable barrier coatings technology.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , March 7, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has selected a location in the US for a world-scale polymerization plant for its Expancel expandable microspheres. The project will significantly strengthen the company’s leadership position in expandable microspheres, which are used to make customers’ end products lighter and reduce costs.
Advanced engineering is under way and long delivery item procurement has started. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2020, subject to final board approval.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , March 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has raised production capacity for surface-modified colloidal silica at its Bohus site in Sweden. The €4-million expansion primarily adds capacity for the company’s Levasil CC-branded product line, which supports customers in the paints and coatings market in their switch from solvent-based to more sustainable water-based coatings.Read more