Chemical / Dye Industry press releases - 1316 news release online.

BASF to close the Styropor (EPS) plant and further adjust its production services at its Tarragona site

BASF will shut down the Styropor? plant (EPS, expandable polystyrene) at its site in Tarragona, Spain. The closure is scheduled for August 2009. As a direct consequence of the plant closure and due to the current downturn in BASF's key markets in Spain, the company will also adjust the structure of production services in Tarragona.

by Dr. Ulla Biernat (few years ago!)
EFSA reconfirms the safety of Amflora, BASF?s genetically modified potato

EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, today published its scientific assessment of a gene that is present in Amflora, as well as in other genetically modified products. In the past, EFSA has repeatedly assessed the use of this gene with the scientific name ?npt2? and today again concluded that the gene is safe for humans, animals and the environment and that no further scientific work is need

by Mette Johansson (few years ago!)
BASF and F.A.R. to cooperate on trimethylolpropane

BASF and F.A.R. Fabbrica Adesivi Resine S.p.a (F.A.R.), Cologno Monzese, Italy, have agreed to cooperate for the production, marketing and sale of the polyalcohol trimethylolpropane (TMP).

by Klaus-Peter Rieser (few years ago!)
Monsanto, BASF scientists disclose discovery of gene conferring drought tolerance in corn plants

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) and BASF scientists unveiled the discovery that a naturally-occurring gene can help corn plants combat drought conditions and confer yield stability during periods of inadequate water supplies.

by Jonathan Ramsay (few years ago!)
BASF presents concept for Basel site

Effective July 1, 2009, BASF?s Paper Chemicals operating division, which was established in April, will be headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, together with two associated business units: Coatings & Starch Europe and Wet End Chemicals.

by BASF (few years ago!)
BASF to supply largest amount of Sorbead? in silica gel gas treating plant

BASF?s Catalysts division will provide a total of 2,000 tons of its Sorbead ? H and WS for the world?s largest gas dehydration and hydrocarbon removal plant based on adsorption technology, located at the Portovaya Compression Station near the Russian town of Vyborg. The total represents the single largest amount of Sorbead ? ever ordered for gas purification.

by Alexandra Kutschenreuter (few years ago!)
New stylings from Ciba provide wide array of

A new range of stylings based on the recently launched color-travel pigment Ciba XYMARA Fireball enable novel colors and effects to be produced for inks, paints and coatings. The new stylings are suitable for a very wide range of applications, including packaging, household appliances and automotive coatings.

by Ciba Holding (few years ago!)
Personal changes in communications at BASF

Effective June 1, Jennifer-Moore-Braun (37) has assumed responsibility for the new position of deputy head of Corporate Media Relations BASF Group.

by BASF (few years ago!)
Research Report of Chinese Plasticizer Industry, 2008-2009

In 2008 and 2009, the total yield capacity of PVC in China would still keep fast growth, in which the national newly added yield capacity was about 2.5 million tons in 2008, having shown the trend of the supplies exceeding the demands. In the future, the exports of the PVC products will be increased inevitably. In 2007, the export tax rebate policies were adjusted. In addition, the anti-dumping.

by Eileen Gu (few years ago!)
Dorf Ketal Acquires Intec Business From Sanmar Speciality Chemicals

Sanmar Speciality Chemicals Limited (SSCL) has divested its Intec business division to Dorf Ketal ? a leading speciality chemicals company head quartered in Mumbai.

by shaju parambil (few years ago!)
Lonza secures important manufacturing contract using its proprietary microreactor technology

Lonza Group Ltd announces, that it has won an important manufacturing contract with a big pharma company.

by Michael Frizberg (few years ago!)
Bioplastics Are Flourishing: New Study From Ceresana Research

Shopping bags, fast-food utensils, and garbage sacks that decompose into compost after use: bioplastics are not only environmentally-friendly, but they can also be economically advantageous. ?Despite the financial crisis, manufacturers of biodegradable plastics were able to demonstrate moderate growth in this past year,? explains Oliver Kutsch, president of Ceresana Research.

by Martin Ebner (few years ago!)
Ultrex Plus PBB: Sustainable Water Treatment for Cooling Towers

DuBois introduces Ultrex Plus PBB which is a drum free water treatment program for cooling towers.

by DuBois Chemicals (few years ago!)
AnaSpec Introduces Line Of Membrane Potential Fluorescent Probes

AnaSpec has introduced a wide selection of membrane potential fluorescent probes.

by Ping Yang (few years ago!)
Line-x? Protective Coatings To Introduce New Applications And Products At 2008 Sema International

LINE-X? Protective Coatings (LINE-X) is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., November 4-7, 2008 (booth #34137). During the exposition, LINE-X will be showcasing several new applications, such as speaker boxes and guitars lined with the protective coating. LINE-X will also be presented with the North American.

by Teppy Wigington (few years ago!)
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