ISELIN, US: BASF SE has closed the previously announced transaction to sell its bleaching clay and mineral adsorbents businesses to EP Engineered Clays Corporation. The divestiture includes a production site and a clay mine in Mississippi, and the mineral rights sublease associated with a mine in Arizona. Sixty-six employees have transferred to EP Minerals. Read more.
IRVING, US: Fluor Corporation (FLR) has appointed Bruce Stanski as its chief financial officer (CFO) effective 4 August. He will be replacing Biggs Porter, whose retirement was previously announced. Porter will continue to support Fluor as an advisor on NuScale Power as well as in other capacities. Read more.
Weicon has developed a new adhesive that is especially suitable for bonding different types of plastic – Weicon Easy-Mix RK-7300. It is a fast curing, solvent free structure and construction adhesive based on MMA (methyl methacrylate) with a mixing ratio between resin and hardener of 1:1. The adhesive has a high-strength and a high viscosity. Read more.
BAAR, SWITZERLAND: Sika AG said that it is commissioning a new production line for PVC membranes at its factory in Lobnya, near Moscow, expanding its product portfolio in Russia. It will now also manufacture high-performance thermoplastic membranes for waterproofing structures at this location, resulting in significant cost savings and competitive advantages. Read more.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV said that its speciality chemicals business is planning to double organic peroxides production capacity at its facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40 percent is already underway, which is expected to be completed by mid-August. Read more.
LIMBURGERHOF, GERMANY: BASF SE has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health.