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11:35 AM, 27th November 2019
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AkzoNobel supplies powder coatings for European’s new tallest building

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Europe will soon have a new tallest building – and it’s being protected from the ravages of the Warsaw weather by a high-class powder coatings system supplied by AkzoNobel. Standing 310 meters tall, the Varso Tower – developed by international workspace provider HB Reavis – will dominate the skyline of the Polish capital. It features a sleek black exterior which has been created by using the company’s Interpon D2525 super-durable topcoat on ...

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9:28 AM, 29th November 2019
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Thyssenkrupp commissions caustic soda plant for The Andhra Sugars Limited

ESSEN, GERMANY: Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) has successfully commissioned a Caustic Soda Expansion project for The Andhra Sugars Limited at their Saggonda Chemical Complex in Andhra Pradesh, India. The project involved expanding the capacity of the Caustic Soda plant from 436 tpd to 500 tpd. The expansion project deploys the latest Generation VI Membrane Cell technology from Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers GmbH. The scope of services included Basic Engineering, Detailed Eng ...

11:53 AM, 28th November 2019
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Fluor bags PMC contract to PKN Orlen to expand ethylene capacity

PLOCK, POLAND: PKN Orlen’s Petrochemicals Development Programme is about to reach another milepost. As part of the project to extend the olefin complex in Plock, a contract has been signed for technical consultancy and Project Management Contractor (PMC+) services. It is expected to optimally prepare the project for successful delivery within the allocated budget and schedule. The technical consultancy and PMC+ contract has been signed with Fluor, one of the world’s leading provider ...

11:35 AM, 27th November 2019
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AkzoNobel supplies powder coatings for European’s new tallest building

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Europe will soon have a new tallest building – and it’s being protected from the ravages of the Warsaw weather by a high-class powder coatings system supplied by AkzoNobel. Standing 310 meters tall, the Varso Tower – developed by international workspace provider HB Reavis – will dominate the skyline of the Polish capital. It features a sleek black exterior which has been created by using the company’s Interpon D2525 super-durable topcoat on ...

9:58 AM, 27th November 2019
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Total starts solar power plant with energy storage in overseas France

PARIS, FRANCE: Total Quadran, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total SA starts up Helio Boulouparis 2, the largest solar power plant with energy storage in overseas France. Total Quadran is involved in the production of renewable electricity in France and its overseas territories. The plant is the second tranche of the solar park which is the most extensive solar program ever carried out in New Caledonia. The first tranche, Helio Boulouparis 1, was put on stream in 2017. Equipped with more t ...

11:10 AM, 26th November 2019
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Sika acquires construction materials manufacturer in Romania

BAAR, SWITZERLAND: Sika AG has agreed to acquire Adeplast SA, a major manufacturer of mortars and thermal insulation solutions in Rumania. The acquisition will significantly strengthen Sika’s position in the local construction chemicals market and extend its manufacturing footprint. Adeplast generates sales of CHF 120 million with a workforce of 460 employees. The transaction is subject to clearance by anti-trust authorities. Adeplast is headquartered in Ploiesti, 70 km north of Buchare ...

11:04 AM, 26th November 2019
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OCI appoints new chief operating officer

NETHERLANDS: OCI NV said that Ahmed El-Hoshy has been appointed as group Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect, reporting to OCI NV’s CEO Nassef Sawiris. In this new global role, Ahmed will oversee all commercial, operational and other business activities. El-Hoshy has been with OCI for ten years, and is currently the CEO of OCI Americas, heading all investments, operations and activities in the Americas, and is expanding those responsibilities to Europe. Since 2011, he ha ...

11:18 AM, 22nd November 2019
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IMCD acquires Colombian specialty distributor Unired Quimicas

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: IMCD NV has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of the Colombia-based ingredient distributor, Unired Quimicas SAS (Unired). With an office in Bogota, Colombia, Unired distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients to the pharmaceutical, food and personal care markets. In 2018, Unired generated a revenue of $8 million and has approximately 15 employees. The company will be fully integrated with IMCD’s organisation in 2020. Unired is an excellent fit with I ...

10:00 AM, 20th November 2019
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BUFA to distribute Covestro’s Maezio thermoplastic tapes

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Covestro AG has entered into a distribution agreement with BUFA Thermoplastic Composites, a supplier of raw materials and semi-finished products for thermoplastic components. The agreement grants BUFA distribution rights for Maezio™ thermoplastic UD (unidirectional) tapes from Covestro. This first distribution partnership in Europe for the thermoplastic composite business of Covestro is a response to the growing demand for materials that are designed f ...

12:13 PM, 19th November 2019
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Linde to increase price for industrial gases

GUILDFORD, UK: Linde and its affiliates, including Praxair Inc, are increasing prices on product and equipment rentals in North America as follows beginning December 1, 2019, or as contracts permit: Up to 15% for nitrogen and oxygen Up to 20% for carbon dioxide, argon and hydrogen Up to 15% for facility fees or equipment rentals Helium prices will also be increased as contracts permit. These adjustments are being made to help maintain reliable supply to our customers through infrastructu ...

12:05 PM, 19th November 2019
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BASF to acquire 3D printing service provider Sculpteo

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF New Business GmbH has formally agreed to acquire the online 3D printing service provider Sculpteo. By this acquisition the company continues to expand its position as a leading service provider in the additive manufacturing sector. The agreement was signed on November 14, 2019 and is expected to become effective in the next few weeks pending regulatory approval by the relevant authorities. The acquisition of the French 3D printing specialist based in Paris and San Fr ...

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