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Evonik breaks ground on methionine dipeptide plant at Antwerp
Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first methionine dipeptide production plant at Antwerp, the company announced today. The product, a dipeptide made up of two methionine molecules and to be marketed as Aquavi Met-Met, is a feed additive...

EU-funded research identifies 30 plant molecules that could substitute synthetic ingredients
Researchers have identified 30 promising molecules as part of the European Union-funded Agrocos project, which is prospecting the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic ingredients currently used in cosmetics and in crop protection products such as...

BASF starts up 155,000-m.t/year butadiene unit at Antwerp
BASF has started up a butadiene extraction plant at the company's Antwerp complex, the company announced today. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 m.t. It is BASF’s second butadiene plant in Europe. BASF's other butadiene extraction...

Solvay to acquire CPChem’s PPS assets for $220 million
Solvay has a reached a deal to acquire the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business of Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) for $220 million. Solvay will acquire two Ryton PPS resin manufacturing units at Borger, TX; its pilot plant along with its PPS R&D...

EU chemical output down in June, first-half production up slightly
Europe's chemicals output dipped in June for the second straight month after growing eight consecutive months, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report, published today. No baseline figures have been provided. With the exception of consumer...

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