HELSINKI, June 11, 2015 (Press Release) -
UPM's ValChem project has received EUR 13.1 million funding from the European Union. The project will be done in cooperation with Sekab, METabolic EXplorer and Technische Universität Darmstadt. The total budget of the project is around EUR 18.5 million.Read more
HELSINKI, March 23, 2015 (Press Release) -
Kemira's acquisition of AkzoNobel's paper chemical business was announced on July 8, 2014. Closing of the transaction was expected during the first quarter of 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including completion of employee consultation proceedings and approvals of competition authorities in certain countries.Read more
DELHI, India , March 3, 2015 (Press Release) -Gulshan Polyols Limited has won one more onsite plant and has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 02, 2015 with Orient Paper and Industries Ltd. (OPIL), Birla Group for setting up an onsite PCC plant for making writing paper in their paper mill located at Amlai, District Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh.
This is the 6th onsite plant set up by the company for supply of specialty PCC / WGCC suitable for paper industry.Read more
AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business recently broke ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company's total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million.
As well as contributing to AkzoNobel's position as one of the leading surfactant producers in China, the new facility also creates a more sustainable footprint in the region and will enable the company to better serve its customers.
Werner Fuhrmann, Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals:Read more
Minerals Technologies Inc. has announced it has signed a commercial agreement to provide Fulfill E-325, a new, high-filler technology, at a paper mill in Europe.
Minerals Technologies now has 19 agreements with paper mills that have adopted the Fulfill E-325 technology that the company introduced in late 2010. The agreement with this papermaker is the company's fifth in Europe. The paper company wishes to remain unnamed for competitive reasons.Read more
ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden, Feb 11, 2015 (Press Release) - Stora Enso Fors Bruk has invested in two complete PulpEye online analyser systems, including the CrillEye and ExtractEye modules, as well as an upgrade of their first PulpEye system. The reasons for the investment were a need to replace old analysis equipment on the CTMP lines as well as to improve the control of fibre properties and pulp quality for BM 2. In addition, Stora Enso Fors Bruk hopes to save energy by optimising the stock preparation.Read more
ST. PAUL, MN, Feb 3, 2015 (Globe Newswire) - H.B. Fuller Company (FUL) announced today that it has finalized the previously announced purchase of Continental Products Limited, a provider of industrial adhesives to the East and Central Africa markets.
The addition of this business supports H.B. Fuller's growth strategy for emerging markets, as it will enable the company to fully leverage its broad-based technology portfolio and effectively deliver specialty adhesive products to key customers in East and Central Africa.
MADISON, WI, Nov. 3, 2014 (Press Release) -Scientists disclosed a new method to convert lignin, a biomass waste product, into simple chemicals. The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum-based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials, said Shannon Stahl, an expert in "green chemistry" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Read more