BASF sees 30% rise in Q1 earnings as volumes grow
Higher volumes and prices have helped BASF SE register a sharp 29% year-on-year rise in its earnings to €2.5bn in the first three months of 2017
Lanxess announces €25m expansion at Belgium site
German speciality chemical company Lanxess is investing €25m in improving efficiency at its integrated production complex for polyamide and precursors for plastics in Antwerp, Belgium.
Strong demand in 'innovative plastics' drives Covestro growth
Covestro has started 2017 strong, with a 9.0% increase in “core volumes” and significant increases in sales and earnings in the first quarter of the year.
PPG makes final offer for AkzoNobel takeover
US speciality chemicals supplier PPG Industries has renewed its bid for AkzoNobel, following the Dutch chemical company's announcement of restructuring plans earlier last week.
VinylPlus says 600,000 tonnes of PVC recycled in 2016
PVC recycling through the framework of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainable development programme, has reached just under 600,000 tonnes, according VinyPlus general manager Brigitte Dero.