Materials

Basf increases the production of Irganox

More antioxidants at the Pontecchio Marconi site

Materials - Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Basf plans to increase the production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1520L by 20% at the site in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy. Irganox 1520L is a key product in Basf’s antioxidant portfolio. With this expansion, Basf responds to an increasing market demand and aims to better serve its global customers...

At the Solvay plant in Willow Island

The production of light stabilizers increased in West Virginia

Materials - Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Solvay’s new high molecular weight (HMW) hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) capacity is now online, complementing existing HALS production at the Willow Island, West Virginia, USA, site. Solvay’s state-of-the-art facility was designed with the latest improvements in technology to ensure operator safety, reduce impact on the environment...

Investments in sustainability

RadiciGroup launches Renycle and acquires Zeta Polimeri

Materials - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

2020 of RadiciGroup has started off under the banner of sustainability: the market launch of Renycle, a range of yarns obtained from recycled nylon, and the acquisition of Zeta Polimeri, an Italian company with thirty years’ experience in the recovery of synthetic fibre and thermoplastics. Both concrete actions fall within the Italian Group’s strategy aimed at...

Transaction

To Borealis the 50% of Novealis owned by Nova Chemicals

Materials - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

According to an agreement signed in recent days, Borealis will buy Nova Chemicals’ 50% ownership interest in Novealis Holdings. Formed in 2018, Novealis is the joint venture between affiliates of Borealis and Nova Chemicals, which subsequently formed a 50/50 joint venture with an affiliate of...

CRP Technology launches Windform P2

Glass fibre reinforced polyamide for 3D HSS printing

Materials - Wednesday, 15 January 2020

A leading company in the creation of prototypes and final applications in professional 3D printing, CRP Technology, based in Modena, recently launched Windform P2, a glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic polyamide material with excellent mechanical properties for the High Speed Sintering (HSS) process...

Production of HDPE

LyondellBasell grants 400 KTA Hostalen ACP License to Shandong Jinhai Chemical

Materials - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, LyondellBasell, on January 7, 2020, announced that Shandong Jinhai Chemical will use the LyondellBasell Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) technology for a new facility. The process technology will be used for a 400 KTA high density polyethylene facility to be...

New development by ITP

Shrinkable film for bundles in view of circular economy

Materials - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The successes in the circular economy strategy continue for ITP offering a solution for multi-pack bundles. The new RecyTermoPCR is a 100% recyclable heat-shrinking film containing up to 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR). The ITP strategy, started in the Eighties for the development of increasingly sustainable...

Inauguration for Basf

New antioxidants manufacturing plant in Shanghai

Materials - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

On December 17, 2019, Basf inaugurated the second phase of its new, world-scale antioxidants manufacturing plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. The second phase comprises a synthesis plant to produce the antioxidants Irgafos 168 and Irganox 1076. With the completion of the second phase, the plant will have an annual capacity of...

Agreement between Solvay and Safran

High-performance thermoplastic film for engine acoustic panels

Materials - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Film made from Solvay high-performance Halar ECTFE with additional plasma treatment offers excellent adhesion to composite substrates providing superior aesthetic surface aspects to perfectly blend with its surroundings. The company has signed an agreement with Safran to supply Halar ECTFE high performance film for its...

New Ultrason P from Basf

PPSU with improved flowability

Materials - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The chemical company Basf is now expanding its Ultrason P product range with a particularly low-viscosity grade. The new polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) Ultrason P 2010 is characterised by improved flow behaviour in injection moulding while maintaining the excellent mechanical properties of Ultrason P. Thus, it is possible to manufacture larger...

Flexible cable management system with Thermolast K

Co-extruded TPEs with optimum adhesion to PA for high-quality corrugated tubes

Materials - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

An innovative new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family made by Kraiburg TPE transfers the established properties of injection-mouldable TPEs for multicomponent applications with polyamide to extrusion. Cable management systems in motor vehicles are the first application for which the Schlemmer Group (Munich) is producing new types of...

Changeover at the helm of DSM

Feike Sijbesma resigns as CEO after 13 years

Materials - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The Supervisory Board of DSM announced the upcoming succession of CEO Feike Sijbesma, who will hand over his responsibilities to his Managing Board colleagues Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze as Co-CEO’s in February 2020 and will support a smooth transition until May 2020...