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Business News – May 2019

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Arkema starts up photocure resin expansion in China April 11, 2019 — Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) started up the 30% capacity extension of its photocure liquid-resin production plant in Nansha, located near Canton, China. This new production line will support the electronics, 3-D printing, adhesives and printing markets.   BASF to expand production capacity for sodium methylate in Brazil April 9, 2019 — BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will increase the production capacity for its sodium methylate plant in Guaratinguetá, Brazil. The nameplate capacity will increase by 30%, from 60,000 to 80,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). The new capacity will come onstream in 2020.   Evonik to expand production capacity for transparent polyamides April 8, 2019 — Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is expanding its production of transparent polyamides in Marl, Germany. The expansion is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020. The company will be expanding production in part through targeted debottlenecking efforts and comprehensive optimization initiatives.   Nouryon expands chloromethanes production in Frankfurt April 5, 2019 — Nouryon (Amsterdam,…
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