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Global specialty chemicals company Perstorp to sell its Capa™ business to Ingevity

Global specialty chemicals company Perstorp to sell Capa™ to Ingevity.Perstorp, a global leader in specialty chemicals, announced today it has agreed to sell Capa™, its caprolactone business, including the production site in Warrington, to Ingevity for approximately €590 million. The business has annual revenues of approximately €150 million.

Absolute Denim to become first denim manufacturer to convert 100% of its production to ground-breaking aniline-free* indigo solution by Archroma

Absolute Denim to become first denim manufacturer to convert 100% of its production to ground-breaking aniline-free* indigo solution by Archroma. 
(Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 6 December 2018 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that Thailand-based Absolute Denim will be the first denim manufacturer to switch 100% of its production to aniline-free* indigo dyeing.

Milliken to highlight additives that improve plastics processing and sustainability at Arabplast 2019

Milliken to highlight additives that improve plastics processing and sustainability at Arabplast 2019.
 (Photos © 2018 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR196)Specialty chemicals supplier Milliken & Co. will again be exhibiting at Arabplast — taking place Jan. 5-8, 2019, in Dubai — where it will showcase how its additives can help address the key challenges confronting today’s plastics processing industry.

SONGWON announces partnership with Disheng Technology Co., Ltd for UV Absorbers (UVAs)

Mr. Shunichi Watanabe, Regional Manager Asia, SONGWON Industrial Group, Mr. Philippe Schlaepfer, Leader of Performance Chemicals, SONGWON Industrial Group, Mr. Xingping Pan, President of Disheng Group and Mr. Min Tian, General Manager China, SONGWON Industrial Group.
(Photo: SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd.)SONGWON Industrial Co., Ltd. (www.songwon.com) announced today that it has entered a partnership with Disheng Technology Co., Ltd, located in Jiangsu Province, China for the production of some of its comprehensive range of UVA light stabilizers.

SABIC signs memorandum of understanding with PLASTIC ENERGY for supply of recycled feedstock

SABIC signs memorandum of understanding with PLASTIC ENERGY for supply of recycled feedstock.SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UK-based PLASTIC ENERGY Ltd., a pioneer in chemical plastics recycling, for the supply of feedstock to support SABIC’s petrochemical operations in Europe. SABIC and PLASTIC ENERGY intend to build a first commercial plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade a valuable feedstock, known as TACOIL, a patented PLASTIC ENERGY product, which will be produced from the recycling of low quality, mixed plastic waste otherwise destined for incineration or landfill . The plant, which is anticipated to enter commercial production in 2021, is a significant milestone for SABIC towards the company’s commitment to establishing a circular economy and, more broadly, its sustainability goals.

SONGWON expands in-house production in Suwon, South Korea

SONGWON expands in-house production in Suwon, South KoreaA new production line at SONGWON’s site in Suwon, South Korea for the manufacture and distillation of SONGSORB® CS 400 UV stabilizer has become operational. With a total capacity of about 1’000 metric tons, it allows fully backward integrated in-house manufacture of SONGSORB® CS 400 at all stages from intermediate to finished product.

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