Chemical / Dye Industry press releases - 1117 news release online.

BASF sells styrene monomer site in Korea

BASF has announced that it will sell its styrene monomer site in Ulsan, Korea, to SK Energy, a South Korean refining company. The contract comprises the plant with a capacity of 320,000 metric tons of styrene monomer per year and the 50,000 square meter site, which is situated within SK?s production complex . The two companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.

by Dr. Sabine Philipp (few years ago!)
BASF improves earnings after weak start to the year

BASF?s sales and earnings were again negatively impacted by the ongoing global economic crisis in the second quarter of 2009.

by Jennifer Moore-Braun (few years ago!)
BASF extends joint research program with IMEC on development of process chemicals for the semi-conductor industry

BASF and IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics research center, have announced today that they are extending their joint development program.

by Isabell Krennrich (few years ago!)
Syngenta to boost pollinators across Europe

Syngenta announced the roll-out of a 5-year EUR 1 million program to provide essential habitat and food sources for pollinating insects across Europe. ?Operation Pollinator? aims to boost the numbers of native pollinating insects across seven European countries: Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Hungary.

by Syngenta (few years ago!)
BASFl's eco-efficiency analysis wins international recognition

BASF?s eco-efficiency analysis has been awarded the internationally recognized seal of approval of the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). The U.S.-based NSF is an international non-profit organization that is active in the field of public health protection and consumer safety.

by Juliana Ernst (few years ago!)
Go spotless with Lurotex? Duo System: BASF?s new textile finishing systems

New fluorocarbon finishing systems protect textiles from soiling and staining are made up of two components:

by Tim F?rschler (few years ago!)
Merger of chemicals giants leads to axe for Ciba's HQ

BASF, the German chemicals giant, is to close Ciba's UK headquarters in Macclesfield with the loss of 100 jobs after taking over its Swiss competitor last September.

by Michael Fahy (few years ago!)
Glysantin? will soon be protecting engine cooling systems in Russia

Cars will soon be rolling along Russia?s roads with quality engine coolant from Ludwigshafen. The brand license agreement concluded by BASF with its partner Tosol-Sintez for the manufacture and distribution of Glysantin? in the Russian Federation came into force in May 2009.

by Tim F?rschler (few years ago!)
Peak athletic performance with BASF

World Championships in Athletics on one of the world?s fastest tracks.

by Verena Lilge (few years ago!)
New Luran S (ASA) grades for food contact

Even more GMP resins.

by Dr. Sabine Philipp (few years ago!)
Increased yields through better CO2 use in plants

BASF Plant Science and the University of Cologne cooperate in plant biotechnology. Aim is to increase yields and improve stress tolerance in crops.

by Mette Johansson (few years ago!)
Filter membrane made of high performance plastic Ultrason for water treatment

For its new portable Lifestraw? Family water purification system, Vestergaard Frandsen uses Ultrason? E 6020 P resin, a polyethersulfone (PESU) from BASF. The Swiss company manufactures products to protect against illnesses, primarily in developing countries.

by Dr. Sabine Philipp (few years ago!)
New Copolymer Source Stabilizes Low Molecular Weight Market

T-Global Specialty Chemicals' most recent copolymer release offers quality at a competitive price.

by Terrance Turman (few years ago!)
Chinese government approves expansion of Nanjing joint venture chemical site by BASF and SINOPEC

Joint investment of $1.4 billion. Expansion to be operational from 2011 onwards.

by Gareth Rees (few years ago!)
BASF specifies restructuring plans

BASF has finalized its plans for the integration of Ciba Holding AG, which it acquired in April 2009.

by Dr. Anna-Maria Diefenthal (few years ago!)
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