BASF to expand antioxidant Irganox capacity globally


BASF to expand antioxidant Irganox capacity globally

BASF SE plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox 1010 by 40 percent with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore, and Kaisten, Switzerland. With production in Kaisten coming online in 2019 and in Singapore in early 2021, BASF aims to better serve the increasing demand from customers in Asia and Europe, Middle East and Africa from its regional supply points. In addition, BASF is investing in its McIntosh, Alabama facility in the US to improve asset reliability and further expand capacity to meet growing customer demand. Read More

 

HELM Agro US Inc said that it has signed an agreement to acquire Extreme herbicide from BASF Corporation. Extreme provides excellent burndown and season-long residual control of more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds in Roundup Ready soybeans, Clearfield corn and Roundup Ready alfalfa. “Extreme herbicide continues to be a well-recognized and important weed control tool among US growers. Extreme is highly complementary to the organization’s portfolio and aligned with HELM’s strategy in providing solutions that enable growers to successfully manage weed control with improved return on their investment,” said Jan Stechmann, President of HELM Agro US. Read More

Honeywell (HON) said that Cepsa will convert an alkylation unit using hydrofluoric acid to Honeywell UOP’s solid bed Detal-Plus technology at its refinery in San Roque, Spain. The unit produces linear alkylbenzene (LAB), which is used to make a variety of different detergent formulations, including biodegradable household detergents. Honeywell will provide catalysts and adsorbents, basic engineering design and other associated services for the complex. When completed in 2020, this project will mark the world’s first conversion of an HF alkylation unit to solid bed technology. Read More

 

Archroma has acquired all remaining minority shares in M. Dohmen SA, an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors. Since its corporate carve-out from Clariant in 2013, Archroma is set on becoming a clear industry leader in supplying innovative chemistry solutions, with the goal to make the industries it serves more sustainable. Archroma made a first move in this direction when it acquired the textile chemicals business of BASF in 2015.Archroma first acquired an interest in the capital of M. Dohmen with a 49 percent share in 2014 followed by an additional 26 percent share in 2017. Read More

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