HELSINKI, Feb. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increases for all polymer products in the EMEA region.
The price increase of +8-10% for all applications, which will become effective on 1st March 2018 or as contracts allow, is necessary due to a continuing increase in key raw materials and freight cost across Europe.Read more
KARACHI, Feb. 13, 2018 (Local News) -ICI Pakistan has expanded the capacity of its soda ash production plant by 75,000 tons per annum, said a company notice on Monday.
“We are pleased to announce the successful commissioning and commencement of operations of phase-I of the (overall) 150,000-ton-per-annum expansion project at our soda ash manufacturing facility in Khewra,” Company Secretary Saima Kamila Khan said in a notice to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Feb. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Evonik Industries have successfully started production at their new joint venture to produce chlorine and potassium hydroxide at the company's Ibbenbüren site in Germany. The facility uses state-of-the-art membrane electrolysis technology to produce up to 120,000 metric tons of potassium hydroxide and 75,000 metric tons of chlorine per year, as well as hydrogen.Read more
WILMINGTON, DE, Feb. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices for all polyacrylamide, polyacrylate and organic coagulants across the North America and EMEA regions effective immediately. Depending on the product, prices will increase by 3 to 7 percent in North America, and 5 to 10 percent across EMEA. The price increase is necessary due to the steep increase of key feedstock materials such as propylene, acrylonitrile, epichlorohydrin, acrylic acid and caustic soda over the last two months.Read more
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Feb. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have acquired Luminescence Holdings Ltd., a manufacturer of currency, tax stamp, passports, ID cards, secure documents and brand protection inks for the security market.Read more
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Feb. 1, 2018 (Press Release) -BASF has completed the announced divestiture of the production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria to Synthomer Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of the British specialty chemicals manufacturer Synthomer plc. Consent by the competent antitrust authorities has been obtained.
The agreed purchase price amounts to €30 million; the 42 employees who work at the Pischelsdorf site have been taken on by Synthomer Austria GmbH.Read more
LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Driven by continued increases in cost of raw materials, transportation, and energy, BASF will increase prices for wet-end paper chemicals in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) by 4 to 12 percent, effective February 1, 2018 or as existing contracts allow.
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BASF herewith announces preliminary, non-audited figures for the 2017 business year. As forecast by BASF, sales, income from operations (EBIT) before special items and EBIT are considerably above the level of the previous year. The earnings figures exceed analyst estimates significantly.Read more