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August 14, 2008
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess AG plans to move its headquarters from Leverkusen to Cologne (both Germany). Relocation is to be completed by 2011. Lanxess will now begin discussions with the city of Cologne to identify possible sites. “Lanxess is today a well-positioned and globally successful enterprise. If we are to continue efficiently steering and supporting our growth course in the future...
June 15, 2008
In Poorly Lubricated Conditions, Try this Diamond Seal... Over 50% of pump lifecycle costs result from energy and maintenance; and applying the low-wear and low-friction attributes of diamond to mechanical seals can yield significant energy savings for fluid pumps. Ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) seals provide the benefits of diamond at expenses comparable to silicon-carbide (SiC) face seals. In tests...
June 12, 2008
Lurgi GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany;, and EuroChem (Moscow), have signed two contracts with a total value of 92.7 million euros for the design and supply of a melamine plant. The melamine unit, which will be the first of its kind in Russia, has a capacity of 50,000 m.t./yr. It will be built within the framework...
June 6, 2008
After commissioning a new wafer production facility at the so-called “Jena Site 2” in mid-April, Wacker Schott  Solar GmbH (Jena, Germany; is continuing its production-site expansion. The company announced this today during a visit by Jena mayor Albrecht Schröter. The expansion measures focus on...
June 4, 2008
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC; Germany; draws on its longstanding collaboration with Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AG (RAG; Vienna, Austria) and lands two new contracts for erecting underground storage facilities for natural gas. The one contract envisages the expansion of the existing Haidach underground storage facility, which was erected for RAG and successfully commissioned in July of...
June 2, 2008
Dr. Utz Tillmann is now director general of the German Chemical Industry Assn. (VCI; Frankfurt, Germany; He is starting in his new role on June 1. Tillmann has an industry background, combined with wide experience in association work in Brussels and Frankfurt. Now at VCI, Tillmann wants to help strengthen the position of the German chemical industry as one of the mainstays of growth and...
June 2, 2008
Lurgi Zimmer GmbH, a company of Lurgi GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany;, has been awarded a contract to supply its state-of-the-art polyamide 6 (PA6) technology for Tianjin Haijing Polymerization Co., Ltd., P.R...
June 1, 2008
Ekato Fluid Misch- ind Dispergiertechnik GmbH (Lörrach, Germany;, a company of the Ekato Group (Schopfheim...
May 29, 2008
After a production period of only 18 months, Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany; is to deliver the first two of five coal gasifiers to Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd. (SNCG) in China. The coal gasifiers, each with a thermal capacity of 500 MW, are destined for the Ningxia coal-to-polypropylene (NCPP) plant in Ningxia Province in northwest China. After...
May 28, 2008
BASF S.E. (Ludwigshafen, Germany; is planning to construct a production plant for sodium methylate in Guaratinguet‡, Brazil, its largest site in South America. The plant, which will have a capacity of 60,000 m.t./yr, will be the first such plant for this product in South...
May 22, 2008
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; and Rockwood Holdings Inc. (Princeton, N.J.; have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) that includes both parties’ titanium dioxide businesses and the functional additives business owned by Rockwood. The transaction values Kemira’s TiO2 business in excess of 250 million euros and will result in a small capital gain for Kemira. In...
May 21, 2008
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC; Germany; has been awarded a new contract for the planning and construction of a membrane electrolysis plant by the Russian large-scale enterprise “Soda-Chlorat Ltd.”, Berezniki/Perm region. This...
May 15, 2008
Small-scale chemical producers that use chlorine often rely on larger producers, which sell them the excess Cl2 produced by dedicated chlor-alkali plants. However, such Cl2 supplies are being threatened on a number of fronts, at least in Europe, where new legislation forbidding the import or export of mercury (after 2010) could force older Hg-based chlor-alkali plants to convert to membrane technology or...
May 15, 2008
Last month, Henkel KgaA (Düsseldorf, Germany; introduced a new conversion coating process called TecTalis, which replaces zinc...
May 15, 2008
IQTex (Hamburg; Germany; has developed a ventilation element — integrated into the soles of shoes — that functions like a flower, which closes up in the rain and...
May 15, 2008
ACHEMA 2009 (; Frankfurt, Germany; May 11–15, 2009) is underlining its commitment to supporting research and innovation worldwide by offering universities free exhibition booths within the event’s Research and Innovation area. This enables universities to exhibit their research skills and capabilities to 180,000 visitors from 100 countries. The leading international event for...
May 14, 2008
BASF S.E. (Ludwigshafen, Germany; has started operating a new plant for the production of nitric acid at its Antwerp Verbund site. Nitric acid is one of the most important inorganic intermediates, and the plant's output will be used mainly to manufacture polyurethane. The facility has a production capacity of 500,000 m.t./yr —  one of the world's...
May 13, 2008
BASF Coatings (Münster, Germany; has started up its new production site for paints in Russia. The new facility at Pavlovski Posad, 60 km east of Moscow, has a production capacity of 6,000 m.t./yr of paints (basecoats and clearcoats). The new site will supply customers in the burgeoning Russian automotive market with high-quality coatings. In addition, it will offer customers...
May 8, 2008
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; announced today that work has begun to build a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant at its site in Bernburg, Germany, which is scheduled to supply energy for the production of sodium carbonate and hydrogen peroxide from the spring of 2010. The construction and the operation of the new power plant, which will generate both electricity and steam, will take...
May 7, 2008
Only one month after the acquisition of GEA ViEX Inc. Canada (, the company has received a significant order for GEABloc custom-designed fully welded heat...
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