Solvay, World Alliance for Efficient Solutions partner on clean energy

Solvay, World Alliance for Efficient Solutions partner on clean energy

Solvay SA said that it is joining the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, created by Solar Impulse founder Bertrand Piccard, to promote efficient technologies, processes and systems that help improve the quality of life on earth. The Alliance brings together start-ups, companies, institutions and organizations producing, implementing or supporting the use of clean technologies. Read more



In a recent life-cycle assessment (LCA) study Covestro’s INSQIN – pure waterborne polyurethanes (PU) technology proves to be a more sustainable way to produce coated textiles than conventional technologies. The study found that using waterborne polyurethane (PU) technology for the manufacture of PU synthetic, a key material in the textiles sector , substantially reduces the carbon footprint of the material, as compared to conventional, solvent-based technology. Read more


Clariant announced a low single-digit million amount investment to strengthen two of its North American oil services sites in order to further support customer growth in key oil basins. These investments upgrade facilities at the Midland, Texas and Clinton, Oklahoma sites and follow the acquisitions of Kel-Tech and X-Chem, which were completed in October 2016. With the consolidation of the three businesses, customers will benefit from enhanced product and service support. Read more


PPG Industries Inc (PPG) has completed the sale of its remaining fibreglass operations to Nippon Electric Glass Co Ltd (NEG), a leading manufacturer of fibreglass. Pre-tax proceeds from the sale were approximately $541 million. NEG has acquired PPG’s manufacturing facilities in Chester, South Carolina, and Lexington and Shelby, North Carolina; and research-and-development and administrative operations in Shelby and in Harmar, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Read more