Clariant supplies powder pigments for seed colouring in China

Clariant has launched a full range of Agrocer seed colourants in China. Agrocer colourants are available in both powder and pigment paste formats, including the six most common colours, and have passed the seed safety test. Agrocer pigment paste is an aqueous dispersion based on six Agrocer pigments. Compared to powdered pigments, Agrocer pigment pastes can provide agrochemicals, seed and seed processing companies with safety-standard solutions that meet their goal of producing superior high-value products, ultimately achieving higher productivity and lower production costs. Read more


Aquafil SpA, a chemical manufacturing company and Genomatica announced the formation of Project Effective, a multi-company collaboration to produce more sustainable fibres and plastics. For the commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies. With participation from 12 companies, including brands like H&M, Carvico, Vaude and Balsan, Project Effective is one of the broadest industrial-driven efforts to reshape entire product value chains and drive economic growth. One of the key objectives of Project Effective is to develop a more sustainable nylon, made from bio-based caprolactam produced using renewable feedstocks. Read more


The Dow Chemical Company has officially opened its new Eastern Canada Regional Sales Center in Toronto. The sales centre will serve as a strategic commercial hub for Dow in Eastern Canada, improving Dow’s customer experience and helping foster co-innovation with customers during a time when the Canadian economy is rapidly expanding. To support this growth, Dow aims to add new commercial positions in the region over the next several months. “This facility is a declaration of our ambition to lead with innovation and collaboration to shape the most innovative, customer-centric, Read more


Total SA, Borealis AG and Nova Chemicals Corporation have closed a joint venture in petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast after receiving all required regulatory approvals. The company named Bayport Polymers LLC (Bay-Pol) is 50 percent owned by Total and 50 percent owned by Novealis Holdings LLC, a joint venture between Borealis and Nova Chemicals. Diane Chamberlain is appointed President of the new entity. The Bay-Pol joint venture includes: the under-construction 1Mt/y ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texa, Total’s existing polyethylene 400 kt/y facility in Bayport, Texas. Read more



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