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OQ Chemicals’ Texas Site Receives ISCC Plus Sustainability Certification

Chemical company OQ Chemicals has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus for its production site at Bay City, Texas. The certification marks a significant milestone for the company, which is already certified at its European sites in Monheim, Germany; Marl, Germany; Oberhausen, Germany; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  ISCC is a globally recognized […]

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 […]

Westlake Epoxy Receives ISCC PLUS Certification for Site in Germany

Westlake Corp. recently announced that its Westlake Epoxy Duisburg, Germany, manufacturing site received the International Sustainability & Carbon Plus (ISCC PLUS) certification. The site received mass-balance certification for its tracing and handling of sustainable materials in the production of epoxy specialty products. According to the company, this is the second Westlake Epoxy site in Europe […]

Covestro and RWE Increase Share of Renewable Power for Covestro’s Belgium Site

Covestro and RWE have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the supply of power and guarantees of origin from offshore wind turbines in the North Sea for the Covestro production site in Antwerp, Belgium. The contract runs from 2026 to 2030 and will enable Covestro to increase the share of renewable energy needed […]

Nouryon Completes Site Capacity Expansion for Colloidal Silica

Specialty chemicals provider Nouryon has completed a production capacity expansion of nearly 50% for its Levasil® colloidal silica products at its manufacturing facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. According to Nouryon, the capacity increase addresses rising demand for colloidal silica, particularly in North America, and strategically expands its global colloidal silica manufacturing footprint to serve both […]

Government Officials Announce Unitech North America, LLC to Establish its First US Manufacturing Site in Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter, and Unitech North America, LLC officials announced the company will invest $30 million to locate its first U.S. facility in Tennessee. “Tennessee’s strong business climate and exceptional workforce attract global brands like Unitech to our state. I am grateful that Unitech […]

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 […]

WACKER Plans New Production Site in the Czech Republic

Wacker Chemie AG plans to further expand its silicone specialties business and is reorganizing its production operations in Europe. A new production site for silicones is planned to be constructed in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The main drivers of this expansion are megatrends such as electromobility and renewable energies which require silicones from WACKER. Production […]

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