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K 2016: Braskem partners with zero-gravity printer firm for 3D printing of spare parts aboard the International Space Station

October 20, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Düsseldorf

Braskem has partnered with Made In Space (Moffet Field, California), a developer of zero-gravity 3D printers and an official supplier to NASA, for plastics technology that allows astronauts to fabricate tools and spare parts in space....

K 2016: Trinseo to expand S-SBR capacity, announcement coming

October 20, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Düsseldorf

Trinseo says its synthetic rubber production has been sold out for the last two years, and customers have expressed a desire for additional capacity. Whether the new capacity will be built in Asia or Europe remains to be seen, but the company expects to...

K 2016: Braskem launches high-melt-strength PP

October 20, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Düsseldorf

Braskem has launched a high-melt-strength polypropylene (HMS-PP) resin under the Amppleo brand at the K 2016 trade fair being held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The R&D for Amppleo was carried out at the Braskem innovation and technology center at the...

K 2016: Milliken focuses on additive that improves recyclability of PP

October 19, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Milliken (Spartanburg, South Carolina) is showcasing some of its additives—with an emphasis on sustainability—during the K 2016 trade fair, taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company’s R&D and innovation spend is similar to...

Covestro unveils prototype polycarbonate electric vehicle at K

October 18, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz in Dusseldorf

Covestro, on day zero of K, the triennial plastics trade fair taking place in Dusseldorf, outlined some of the innovations it is working on, including a prototype electric SUV with a large proportion of its body made of polycarbonate (PC)....

Cefic presents results of water efficiency project

October 18, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Cefic has presented results from a recently completed water sustainability project, Economically and Ecologically Efficient Water Management in the European Chemical Industry (E4Water), sponsored jointly by the European Commission seventh framework program...

Graphene 3D Lab announces graphene-based composite

October 14, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Graphene 3D Lab (New York) says it has developed a graphene-based composite material for a number of applications. The material, to be marketed under the trade name G6-Impact, features excellent rigidity and extraordinary absorption for both impact and...

Amyris signs collaboration agreement with another nutraceuticals partner

October 14, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Amyris (Emeryville, California) says it has executed a memorandum of understanding for a "transformative strategic collaboration" with an unspecified partner in the food ingredients and nutraceuticals segment. Amyris expects to receive cash...

BASF expands cleaning products portfolio with enzyme launch

October 12, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

BASF is launching an enzyme product line, trademarked Lavergy, to expand its portfolio of ingredients to the home-care, and industrial and institutional cleaning industries. Lavergy is a protease enzyme line that is a high-performance alternative to...

DSM launches new technology for omega-3 supplements

October 8, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

DSM says it is launching a new process technology, which it calls 3C, that delivers highly-concentrated and customizable combinations of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for both pharmaceutical and dietary supplement applications...

BASF and Avantium form biobased intermediates JV, name it Synvina

October 7, 2016 | Ian Young

BASF and Avantium (Amsterdam, Netherlands) have formed a previously announced joint venture (JV) to produce biobased intermediates. The partners have named the JV Synvina and confirmed the new entity will be headquartered in Amsterdam. BASF and Avantium...

Evonik first chemical company to join Industrial Internet Consortium

October 7, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Evonik Industries says it is the first chemical company to join the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global, public-private organization formed to accelerate adoption and enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things. Membership in IIC gives the...

Cefic unveils Responsible Care award winners

October 7, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz in Florence

Cefic today announced the winners of this year’s European Responsible Care awards, selected by a panel of independent judges. Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany) won the environmental award for pioneering the use of carbon dioxide in the production of...

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