Lanxess pigments used to colour concrete barriers at Formula E

Lanxess pigments used to colour concrete barriers at Formula E

Lanxess AG said that its Bayferrox inorganic pigments brought colour to the race course at the Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix, the racing category for electric-powered cars. The inorganic pigments (IPG) business unit supplied nearly 37 metric tons of charcoal-coloured Bayferrox 340 pigments to Canadian pre-cast concrete producer Beton Brunet based in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, for the construction of 5.5 kilometres of concrete barriers that lined both sides of the 2.75-kilometer race course. Read More


Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd announced its decision to exit the diesel particulate filter (DPF) business and concurrently dissolve its DPF subsidiary, Sumika Ceramics Poland. Sumitomo Chemical has been engaged in manufacturing and selling DPFs since September 2011 when Sumika Ceramics Poland was established.During the course of the business, the competitive environment surrounding the automotive industry underwent various changes and has made it prudent for the company to conclude that securing a stable flow of profits from the business over the medium to long term would be difficult. Read More



Royal DSM has agreed to acquire Amyris Brasil Ltda from Amyris Inc and establishes a long-term manufacturing partnership for Amyris’ high-volume products. The consideration for Amyris Brasil Ltda (which owns and operates the Brotas 1 production facility) and intellectual property related to farnesene (a bio-based key intermediate for many applications) is $ 58 million plus an additional value share arrangement over a three-year period amounting to $ 37.5 million (aggregate upfront consideration of $ 96 million). Read More


BASF SE and Vital Therapeutics Pvt Ltd have entered into a strategic partnership to bring a new choline chloride product to the feed industry in India and the rest of South Asia.Vital Therapeutics is a leading manufacturer of vitamin premixes and veterinary formulations in India. The two companies will provide a range of choline chloride powder formulations to address specific market needs.A sufficient supply of choline, important for building lecithin, acetylcholine and ceramides, contributes to a vital and productive flock. Read More