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
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
WOLFERTSCHWENDEN, Germany , March 12, 2019 (Press Release) -In February MULTIVAC signed an investment agreement to establish a new production company in Taicang in China. The new production facility will enable MULTIVAC in future to react to the requirements of customers in China with even greater speed and focus. The production of pack-aging machines and their peripheral components is planned for the new site. In addition to manufacturing, the Taicang facility will also have development and design departments.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
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has more than doubled capacity for emulsion-based organic peroxides at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico to meet increased customer demand in the North American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market.Read more
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Feb. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, a global company that innovates, optimizes, sources and manages the packaging and supply chains of leading foodservice brands, to bring its SunVisto AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market.
Sun Chemical’s bio-renewable inks have been certified and specified by HAVI to be a recommended natural based ink solution, ensuring that foodservice brands and manufacturers receive truly renewable packaging ink.Read more