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Hexcel to invest $250 million in its first carbon fiber plant in France
Hexcel Corporation announced today that it will expand its carbon fiber production capacity through the addition of new precursor and carbon fiber lines at Roussillon, France. The $250 million investment will also include the associated quality control...

Toray Industries commissions carbon fiber precursor plant in France
Toray Industries announced today that it held a ceremony on Friday to mark the completion of a new carbon fiber precursor plant at Lacq, France. The ceremony was attended by 230 guests led by Japan's ambassador to France, Yoichi Suzuki; and officials from...

Butachimie to gain more autonomy as Solvay and Invista extend JV agreement
Solvay said today that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon 6,6 intermediates at Chalampé, France. The companies in April settled a dispute relating to adiponitrile...

Deinove and Sofiprotéol collaborate in biobased feed additives development program
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a clean technology company that designs and develops new-generation industrial processes based on the exploitation of bacteria, today announced it has signed a three-year collaboration agreement with Sofiprotéol, the...

Arkema offers to acquire Total’s adhesives subsidiary Bostik for €1.74 billion
Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris). Arkema’s offer values Bostik at €1.74 billion ($2.24 billion), representing 11 times the company’s Ebitda. Bostik is...

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