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Italian chemical company Versalis, a subsidiary of energy giant Eni, and engineering company, Servizi di Ricerche e Sviluppo (S.R.S.) has launched a new project. HoopTM is focused on the development of a new technology that will chemically recycle... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

German chemical giant BASF is to construct a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, near Dresden. The new facility is part of the company's investment plan to take part in the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain... Read more

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A proposal for the establishment of a special purpose company by Polish chemical conglomerate Grupa Azoty, oil company Lotos, and two South Korean partner firms has been approved by Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK)... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Mark Victory, Senior Editor at petrochemicals market intelligence provider, ICIS, tells us why he believes that regulation of plastics and the public focus on plastic waste is simply shifting the problem to other sectors, and doing little to... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Specialty chemicals company Clariant will continue to power its BU Additives production facility in Knapsack, Germany, solely with 100% renewable electricity following the site’s successful pilot switch one year ago... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

In January, global toy manufacturer Mattel announced its goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastics materials in both its products and packaging by 2030. In the first half of this year, the California-based company will debut... Read more

PACKAGING

New research from a major corporate climate action group, Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), has found that just 29% of the largest publicly-listed industrial companies are on course to align their emissions with those laid out in the Paris... Read more

Germany's DOMO Chemicals, a major player in the production of high-quality engineering materials has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Belgian chemical firm, Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

UK-based, Berry Global subsidiary Plaswood has produced the country's first picnic bench made from plastic recovered from riverbeds. The benches are part of a £1.5-million (€1.78-million) partnership with West Cumbria Rivers Trust and the... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Central to any circular economy is polymer recycling. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and technological barriers; however, there are a number of companies whose... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

A consortium comprising Nouryon, Gasunie and four other partners will receive an €11-million European grant towards their proposed green hydrogen project in Delfzijl, the Netherlands... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

The European chemical industry remains a strong part of the EU economy showing stable production levels over the past few years. While some traditional manufacturing sectors are currently in recession, the chemical industry is actively exploring... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Dutch renewable chemical company Avantium has announced its decision to build its Renewable Polymers subsidiary flagship plant in Chemie Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands' Groningen province. Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

A partnership between Linde and BASF has been given an ICIS award for groundbreaking new catalyst and steam-reforming process which significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Recycling waste plastics is essential to creating a circular economy. Current recycling methods are hampered by issues such as societal perceptions of recycling, to economic barriers and technological; however, over the past few years the number... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

German chemical giant BASF has signed a purchase agreement with an affiliate of global private equity firm Lone Star Global Acquisitions for the acquisition of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

A new report from the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has concluded that total global CO2 emissions could be reduced by one quarter by implementing just 17 chemistry-based solutions... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

It is arguable that we are currently in the midst of an automation revolution. Most things are becoming digitised and everywhere you turn, it seems that technology is doing a job once reserved for a human... Read more

Speciality chemicals company Sika has been awarded the Swiss Technology Award 2019 in the "Innovation Leaders" category. It received the award for its new, high-performance adhesive technology used in lightweight construction in the field of... Read more

Plastic packaging manufacturer Berry Global Group has announced a collaboration with global chemical firm SABIC to drive the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling. The companies boast a longtime partnership and focus... Read more

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  • BASF Schwarzheide

  • Grupa Azoty

  • DOMO Chemicals