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Milliken launches production at clarifier plant in South Carolina

Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, S.C.) recently launched production at its new clarifier plant in Blacksburg, South Carolina to enhance access to the Millad NX 8000 additive for customers worldwide. This facility will enable Milliken, a leading global manufacturer of plastic…

Air Liquide divests its Industrial Merchant business in Saudi Arabia

Air Liquide S.A. (Paris, France) announced the sale of its Industrial Merchant business in Saudi Arabia to Abdullah Hashim Industrial Gases & Equipment Co. Ltd., Air Products’ Merchant Industrial Gas Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia. This transaction includes Air Liquide’s…

Henkel acquires coatings specialist NPD Nanotechnologies

Henkel AG (Düsseldorf, Germany) completed the acquisition of the US-based advanced materials start-up NBD Nanotechnologies Inc. (NBD Nano). NBD Nano, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, has expertise in developing surface properties such as repellency for plastics or optical coatings for displays.…

Large lithium hydroxide plant to be built in Tennessee

Piedmont Lithium, Inc. announced the selection of Etowah, Tennessee in McMinn County as the location of the Company’s planned 30,000 metric ton per year (m.t./yr) LHP­-2 lithium hydroxide operation (Tennessee Lithium). With a planned completion and start of production in…

Kemira to sell colorants dye business to ChromaScape

Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland)  has signed a definitive agreement to sell its colorants dye business to U.S.-based ChromaScape, LLC. Revenue of the business in 2021 was approximately €50 million and 67 employees will be transferred to ChromaScape as part of…

Stora Enso acquires Dutch company De Jong Packaging Group to accelerate growth in renewable corrugated packaging

Stora Enso Oyj (Helsinki, Finland) acquires De Jong Packaging Group, based in the Netherlands, for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 1.020 million. This acquisition will advance Stora Enso’s strategic direction, accelerate revenue growth and build market share in renewable…

LyondellBasell licenses vinyl acetate copolymer technology to Hanwha Solutions

LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) announced that Hanwha Solutions Corporation (Hanwha) will use the LyondellBasell Lupotech T high-pressure polyethylene technology at a new site in Yeosu, South Korea.  The Lupotech T process technology will be used for a 300,000 ton per…

Lanxess inaugurates wastewater treatment plant in Belgium

Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany) has commissioned a new wastewater treatment plant at its Belgium Kallo/Antwerp site. The special chemicals company invested around EUR 12 million in the plant, which has a treatment capacity of around 260,000 L of wastewater per…

Evonik sells RheinPerChemie business to Mumbai-based Calibre Chemicals

Calibre Chemicals (Mumbai, India), a nutrition, pharmaceuticals and personal care specialty chemicals company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% shareholding of RheinPerChemie GmbH (RPC), from Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany). RPC, located in Rheinfelden Germany, is a…

GEA to invest €70 million to construct freeze-dryer technology center in Germany

GEA Group AG (Düsseldorf, Germany) is investing €70 million in the construction of a new pharmaceutical technology center for freeze dryers in Elsdorf in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Spread across some 40,000 m², the new facility, which is…