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BASF to invest up to $625 million in new superabsorbent polymer technology
BASF has announced that it plans to make a major investment in a “pioneering superabsorbent technology” that enables design of thinner and more comfortable diapers. The investment will include up to €500 million ($625 million) during the next...

Invista and Nexeo sign deal for distribution of Torzen nylon-6,6 products in Europe
Chemicals and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) says that it will expand its portfolio in Europe by offering products under the Torzen nylon-6,6 brand from Invista. Invista is the world’s largest producer of nylon-6,6 and...

VCI calls for rapid exploration of shale gas to determine potential
Exploitation of shale gas presents an opportunity to secure both raw materials and energy supplies for the chemical industry, says Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt). Local shale gas deposits should explored quickly to determine...

Bayer CropScience opens weed resistance competence center at Frankfurt
Biological technician Frederic Bach conducts greenhouse-based diagnostics tests at Bayer CropScience’s Weed Resistance Competence Center at Frankfurt, Germany. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer responsible for the agricultural business, has opened...

BASF—TDI project at Ludwigshafen to reach completion by year-end
The first units at BASF's new toluene diisocyanate (TDI) complex—currently under construction at Ludwigshafen—will be mechanically complete by the end of 2014, BASF told CW today. "Other units will follow and successively go into...

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