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
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
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 8, 2018 (Press Release) -Israeli development company Melodea, which is partly owned by Holmen, has signed an agreement with Brazilian forestry company Klabin as a new partner so that it can continue to develop nanocellulose.Read more
TEHRAN, Iran, Feb. 7, 2018 (Local News) -The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran will be investing in the construction of a stone paper factory in the city of Kharameh in the southwestern Fars Province with a production capacity of 20,000 tons per year.
Deputy head of IDRO, Abolfazl Kiani Bakhtiari, said about 830 billion rials ($18.4 million) worth of investments will be made in the project, adding that the factory will be established in an underdeveloped region.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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KÜTAHYA, Turkey , Jan. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Hamburger Turkey Ltd., part of Hamburger Containerboard, has purchased a new paper machine from Valmet for its recently announced paper mill project in Kütahya, Turkey.
The Valmet machine will have a width of 7,80m and an annual production capacity of 480.000 tonnes containerboard. It will produce mainly light-weight Testliner and Fluting.Read more
STAMFORD, CT, Dec. 20, 2017 (PRNewswire) -Tronox Limited today confirmed that the European Commission has initiated a Phase II review of the company's planned acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of Cristal, a privately held global chemical and mining company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The commission would have up to 90 working days, a period that may be extended or shortened, to make a final decision on whether the proposed transaction would significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area.Read more
BRUSSELS, Dec. 20, 2017 (Press Release) -The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed takeover of Cristal by Tronox under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the deal may reduce competition in titanium dioxide pigment, a critical input for many consumer products.Read more