AkzoNobel-Evonik JV starts chlorine, potassium hydroxide production

AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals and Evonik Industries have successfully started production at their new joint venture (JV) to produce chlorineand potassium hydroxide at its Ibbenburen site, Germany. The facility uses state-of-the-art membrane electrolysis technology to produce up to 120,000 metric tonnes of potassium hydroxide and 75,000 metric tonnes of chlorine per year, as well as hydrogen. Read more


Yara International ASA and Arab Potash Company (APC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for mutual cooperation in the field of potassium nitrate production and sales. Both parties will explore and evaluate the possibility of doubling the production capacity of Kemapco, the potassium nitrate producing subsidiary of APC. Accordingly, Yara is targeting a minority position (30 percent) in Kemapco with a 100 percent distribution and marketing agreement. Read more


Solvay SA informed that the board of Engie will propose Jean-Pierre Clamadieu as its chairman in its next shareholder meeting. Clamadieu is currently the chief executive officer (CEO) of Solvay. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu will remain the CEO of Solvay, focused on the implementation of the group’s strategic priorities while assuming his future non-executive position at Engie. “The board of Solvay and myself warmly congratulate Jean-Pierre for this nomination, which we discussed in full transparency. Read more


Yordas Group announced that Sandra Meijer, director of product stewardship is leading the ‘REACH Compliance for Downstream Users’ course which takes place in Brussels, Belgium on the 1 March 2018 as part of Chemical Watch’s’ training programme. The course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of downstream users and will cover all roles and activities companies  Read more