UK-based Biome Technologies has been awarded a £150,000 (US$229,487) government grant to investigate a bio-based alternative for the oil derived organic chemicals used in the manufacturer of bioplastics.
Specialty chemicals producer, Clariant, has broken ground on a new plant in Konstantynów Lódzki, Poland, which will commence production of colour concentrates for producers of plastics materials within one year.
Specialty chemicals producer Clariant has announced an 8 per cent improvement in full-year sales on the back of its 2011 acquisition of Süd-Chemie and double-digit growth across all regions, except Europe.
Abudant shale energy resources have sparked a massive u-turn in the chemical industry in North America, which is now registering a significant upturn in capacity additions. Until recently, ethylene producers in the region had been facing the prospect of production shutdowns.
The Plastics Make it Possible initiative by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has published a list of helpful consumption tips to consumers ahead of this weekend's iconic American Football Superbowl.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) have announced a partnership that aims to increase the value of both associations to their members and increase awareness that plastics materials and products are contributing to a more sustainable future.
Net profit was up €22 million (US$28m), to €129m ($164m), in the third quarter of 2012 at polymer company Borealis, as the company's base chemicals business and Borouge joint venture continued to perform well in a challenging European economy.
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