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BASF Inaugurates Second Dispersions Production Line in China

BASF recently celebrated the inauguration of its second polymer dispersions production line at the Daya Bay site in Huizhou, China. According to BASF, the expansion directly responds to the rapidly growing local demand for high-quality dispersions. The plant’s strategic location near raw material suppliers shortens delivery lead times, enhancing BASF’s competitiveness and agility in meeting […]

The Chemours Co. Temporarily Pauses Titanium Dioxide Production at Mexico Site

As a result of the severe drought impacting much of Mexico, The Chemours Co., a global chemistry company, recently announced it is complying with a request from the government in Mexico to temporarily minimize water intake, which has led to a pause in production at its Altamira Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing facility to conserve water […]

Dow Begins Operations of Adhesive and Gap Filler Production Line at Site in Germany

Dow recently announced the mechanical completion of its new VORATRON™ Polyurethanes Systems adhesive and gap filler production line at its Polyurethanes Systems House in Ahlen, Germany. The company reports that it will increase capacity of its VORATRON Polyurethane Systems product family tenfold, ensuring it can meet increasing demand for these materials in battery assembly solutions […]

Evonik Reduces Carbon Emissions with Green Electricity for Specialty Acrylates Production

Evonik recently announced that its Coating & Adhesive Resins Business Line has achieved a significant reduction in carbon emissions by powering the production of DEGACRYL® specialty acrylates in Darmstadt, Germany, with electricity from renewable sources. According to the company, this initiative, effective since the start of the year, is resulting in an annual CO2 savings […]

DOE Report Outlines How America Can Triple Biomass Yearly Biomass Production

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23), which shows that the United States could sustainably triple its production of biomass to more than one billion tons per year. The report — the fourth in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources in the United States since 2005 — finds […]

OQ Chemicals Halts Production of Several Products After a Disruption at a Raw Material Supplier

OQ Chemicals has declared Force Majeure for certain products manufactured at the Oberhausen, Germany site due to a significant disruption at a raw material supplier. The disruption occurred at a raw material supplier’s synthesis gas unit located at the OQ Chemicals’ Oberhausen site. The site partner produces technical gases, including synthesis gas, which is supplied […]

Arkema Completes Elastomers Production Capacity Increase

Arkema announced that the company has successfully started its new Pebax® elastomer unit at its Serquigny plant in France. This new unit, designed with the latest advancements in industrial processes, can produce both the bio-circular Pebax Rnew® and classical Pebax® elastomer ranges. These advanced materials are used extensively in sports equipment such as running shoes, […]

Arkema Announces it has Received Mass Balance ISCC+ Certification for Production Facility in China

Arkema announced another milestone in the decarbonization of its acrylic production chain, as the company obtains ISCC+ certification for its acrylic acid and ester production facility located in Taixing, Jiangsu Province, China. The Taixing site stands as the first acrylic monomers plant in China to receive ISCC+ certification. “Developing bio-attributed materials using a mass balance […]

Evonik Achieves ISCC PLUS Sustainability Certification for Production Site in Essen, Germany

Evonik has attained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS for its specialty chemicals production at its Essen, Germany site. The certification is based on the mass balance approach, ensuring sustainable feedstocks are used and that the supply chain is traceable. The increasing move away from fossil-based raw materials is part of the Evonik […]

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