IVL completes PTA capacity expansion in Europe
Thai chemicals producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) has completed an expansion of its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, almost doubling production capacity at the plant.
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.
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...