Covestro results buoyed by high PU, polycarbonates demand
German materials supplier Covestro has reported a sharp rise in year-on-year earnings and sales in the second quarter of 2017, thanks to increasing demand for polymer materials.
UK to ban microbeads in cosmetic products
The UK government is to introduce a ban on the sale and manufacture of microbeads in cosmetic and personal care products, including tooth pastes, later this year.
Henkel opens new composite test center in Asia
Henkel Ltd has opened a test facility for composites in Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Japan to serve the automotive industry.
MOL Group partners with Evonik, Thyssenkrupp on major polyol project
Hungarian energy group MOL is embarking on the first step of its long-term Polyol Project, having successfully secured the licenses it needs to produce propylene oxide, a key component for production of polyether polyols.
Müller-Guttenbrunn acquires full ownership of MBA Polymers Austria
Hard on the heels of the news that Germany’s Elephant Equity, a privately held investment company incorporated in 2006, had taken over 100% of the shares of MBA Polymers Inc, USA, came another, equally unexpected announcement, this...