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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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10:52 AM, 22nd October 2019
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Clariant, ExxonMobil and Plastivaloire partner to expand palette of colours for auto interiors

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: A collaboration between Clariant Masterbatches, ExxonMobil and Plastivaloire Group has produced a huge new family of colors that can be expected to change the look of car interiors dramatically in the next few years. Xavier Clement, Regional Sales and Project Manager – Automotive at Clariant, said the idea for the collaboration came during an automotive fair where he met Valerie Martin Maillet, a colour expert for performance polyolefins (PP compounds) at ExxonMobil ...

11:51 AM, 21st October 2019
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Antimicrobial coatings market to witness robust growth by 2024

Global antimicrobial coatings market size is predicted to be valued at over USD 7 billion by the end of 2024 as a result of its applications in textiles, indoor air quality, medical & healthcare, mold remediation, construction, and food packaging, according to a recent report by Graphical Research. Antimicrobial coatings are used in medical devices, constructions, and vehicles to help in preventing the microorganism growth on its surfaces. All these factors are projected to promote the indu ...

11:39 AM, 21st October 2019
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Clariant launches new bio-based additives

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant unveils new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change. Clariant has teamed up with renewable hydrocarbon producer Neste to offer a wide range of additives based on mass balance certified ethylene and propylene from renewable feedstock, which reliably deliver both high performance and s ...

10:59 AM, 21st October 2019
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Oman Oil, Orpic Group to outline their expanded polymer portfolio

MUSCAT / SOHAR, OMAN: Oman Oil and Orpic Group said that it will outline how their expanded polymer product portfolio meets the key trends influencing the packaging industry at K 2019. There is growing demand for lightweight packaging solutions that reduce material costs, improve efficiency and help manufacturers address sustainability targets. At the same time, food safety & security remain critical topics globally. Oman Oil and Orpic Group’s expanded polymer solutions portfolio addr ...

9:33 AM, 19th October 2019
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Borealis, Borouge & Nova to advance circular economy of plastics

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Borealis, Borouge and Nova Chemicals are dedicated to sustainable business growth through innovation. A long-term commitment to putting the customer first generates cooperation along the entire value chain, which in turn drives both growth and innovation. The K 2019 motto “Building tomorrow together” means working ever more closely with partners around the globe to produce superior and differentiated polyolefins-based solutions for a more sustainable future. Achievi ...

5:52 AM, 19th October 2019
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Total launches first LNG bunker vessel

PARIS, FRANCE: Total SA said that its first large liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel has been launched, following the signature of a long-term charter contract between Total and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) in February 2018. After delivery in 2020, the bunker vessel will operate in Northern Europe, where it will supply LNG to commercial vessels, including 300,000 tons per year for CMA CGM’s nine ultra-large newbuild containerships in Europe-Asia trade, for a period of at least 10 years ...

5:16 AM, 19th October 2019
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Clariant, Polymateria partner to bring new biotransformation technology to SEA market

MUTTENZ, GERMANY: Polymateria has announced a partnership with Clariant to bring its new Biotransformation technology to market in South East Asia (SEA). Polymateria is British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics. Polymateria and Clariant have decided to focus on South East Asia as this is the main source of “fugitive” plastic globally. Fugitive plastic is the 32% of plastic each year which escapes the circular economy and leaks into the nat ...

11:19 AM, 18th October 2019
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BP, ZPCC to explore creation of world-scale acetic acid JV in China

LONDON, UK: BP Plc and China’s Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (ZPCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The companies will explore the creation of a new equally-owned joint venture to build and operate a 1 million tonne per annum (tpa) acetic acid plant in eastern China. The proposed facility – in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province – would deploy BP’s CATIVA® XL technology to produce acetic acid, a versatile intermediate chemical used in a variety ...

5:10 AM, 18th October 2019
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Henkel, BASF collaborate on chemical recycling project

DUSSELDORF / LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: For the first time, Henkel has produced bottles using chemically recycled plastic in collaboration with packaging manufacturer Alpla. Through chemical recycling, mixed plastic waste that was previously impossible to recycle can be effectively reprocessed and reused. The pilot project with bottles of Perwoll is part of the ChemCycling project led by BASF. Chemical recycling as a useful complement Mechanical recycling involves crushing, cleaning and reprocessi ...

11:59 AM, 17th October 2019
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ADNOC, Adani, BASF & Borealis to evaluate collaboration of $4 bn chemical complex in India

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/ AHMEDABAD, INDIA: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Adani Group (Adani), BASF SE (BASF) and Borealis AG (Borealis) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The companies will engage in a joint feasibility study to further evaluate a collaboration for the establishment of a chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India.  This is the next step of BASF’s and Adani’s investment plans as announced in January 2019. With the inclusion of ADNOC and Bor ...

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