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August 18, 2016
Delo Industrial Adhesives (Windach, Germany) makes customized special adhesives and associated technology. The company is a typical member of Germany’s Mittelstand, the extended group of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) that form the backbone of the country’s industry, in particular chemicals....
August 4, 2016
As Latin America’s largest economy, Brazil plays a vital role in the region. However, recent political uncertainty has resulted in an overall economic malaise, which has to some...
August 4, 2016
Industrial biotechnology company Green Biologics Ltd. (GBL; Abingdon, United Kingdom) produces n-butanol and acetone by fermenting sugars from renewable feedstocks. The two products are drop-in alternatives to petroleum-based chemicals and find use in a variety of applications....
July 21, 2016
Plasticizer consumption in Europe has been flat in the past few years, reflecting regulatory changes and consolidation in the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry....
July 8, 2016
Biotechnology company AVA-CO2 Schweiz AG (Zug, Switzerland) has started up its AVA cleanphos pilot plant at Karlsruhe, Germany. The AVA cleanphos process enables efficient and...
July 8, 2016
The market for methionine, an amino acid used as a feed additive, continues to grow, driven by megatrends such as the expanding world population and increased demand for protein and...
June 23, 2016
Switzerland recently surpassed its own engineering achievements with the official opening earlier this month of the Gotthard base tunnel—the world’s longest rail tunnel, at 57 kilometers. The tunnel passes through the Swiss Alps and will shorten travel times between Zürich and Milan by one hour....
June 16, 2016
Two themes that stood out at this year’s ChemSpec Europe exhibition, held recently in Basel, were process intensification and sustainability and how the specialty chemicals sector is contributing to both. Process intensification involves improving processes to make them more efficient, using less water or energy....
June 2, 2016
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has received funding from the European Union to finalize developing a new fouling-protection system for commercial vessels and accelerate the system’s market entry....
May 19, 2016
The three most talked about technical breakthroughs are smart manufacturing, industrial robots, and 3-D printing, according to Lucas Casalino, principal economist at IHS. The global...
April 28, 2016
BASF has announced that it has agreed to sell its polyolefin catalysts business to W.R. Grace. BASF and Grace intend to complete the transaction in the third quarter....
April 28, 2016
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) is to evaluate new evidence on the potential effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on the body. A recent report by the Dutch National...
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