Chemicals


Milliken delivers chemistry with a purpose at K 2022

Millad® NX® 8000 ECO clarifying agents for PP.
(Photo © 2022 Milliken & Company, all rights reserved, MKPR275)
At this year’s K 2022 trade fair in Dusseldorf on October 19-26, Milliken & Company, a diversified global manufacturer with more than 70 locations around the world, will showcase new measures to advance the circular economy through chemistry—part of the company’s 2025 Sustainability Goals. Additionally, Milliken is partnering with more than 30 partners in purposeful collaborations that will be on display throughout the K Show , including its ongoing partnership with PureCycle Technologies, whose patented technology turns recycled polypropylene into virgin-like material.

Archroma to acquire the Textile Effects business of Huntsman Corporation

ArchromaArchroma, a global leader in sustainable specialty chemicals and solutions and a portfolio company of U.S.-based private investment firm SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”), today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Textile Effects business (“Textile Effects”) from Huntsman Corporation.

Archroma at LACS 2022 with emulsions for enhanced sustainability, performance and protection

Archroma will be at the Latin American Coatings Show (LACS) 2022 with emulsions for enhanced sustainability, performance and protection. 
(Photo: Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, will be exhibiting at the Latin American Coatings Show (LACS) 2022, which will take place in Mexico City from 26 to 28 July 2022.

Archroma releases its Color Atlas online library for open access in design software for fashion, apparel, and textiles

Screen capture of the Color Atlas library in ASE file format available for open access in most design software. 
(Photo: Pexels x Archroma)Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, today announced that the 5’760 color references of its Color Atlas library will be available in ASE file format for open access to the users of most design software for fashion, apparel, and textiles. With this, designers and stylists are given open access to the largest library of colors for cotton and polyester.

Project Air: Unique Swedish green chemistry investment wins support from EU Innovation Fund

Project Air: Unique Swedish green chemistry investment wins support from EU Innovation Fund. 
(Photo: Perstorp)The European Union Innovation Fund has selected Project Air, a unique production facility for sustainable methanol in Stenungsund, Sweden, as one of 17 large-scale green tech projects to be granted more than EUR 1.8 billion. Project Air, which is a collaboration between Perstorp, Fortum and Uniper, has applied for EUR 97 million and the total investment is expected to amount to more than EUR 230 million.

Clariant’s SynDane® catalyst chosen for Wanhua’s new world-scale maleic anhydride plant

At Wanhua’s headquarters in Yantai: Jason Zhao, Clariant’s Head of Catalyst R&D China (3rd from left), Henry Huang, Clariant’s 
Head of Sales Catalysts Specialty Chemicals China (4th fr. l.), Li Dong, Wanhua’s Procurement Manager Specialties (5th fr. l.), Darren Soo, Clariant Additives’ Head of Sales Asia (6th fr. l.), Andy Walti, Clariant’s Head of Region China & APAC (7th fr. l.), Xaver Karsunke, Head of Sales Emission Control, Oxidation, Zeolites at Clariant (3rd from right), Mu Hongrun, Wanhua’s Procurement Manager Specialty Catalysts (1st fr. r.). © ClariantClariant has been awarded a major contract by Wanhua Chemical Group to supply catalysts for its new maleic anhydride plant, which will be one of the largest in the world. Designed to produce 200 kilotons of maleic anhydride annually, the plant will rely on Clariant’s SynDane catalyst for the production process. The facility will be located in Yantai city, Shandong province, and is scheduled to commence operation in 2023. Also based in Yantai, Wanhua is one of the largest chemical producers in China and is among the top 30 chemical producers globally by 2020 sales.

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