French specialty chemicals company, Arkema has completed the acquisition of ArrMaz, a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining chemicals, and infrastructure.
Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Thailand) announced the expansion of its production facility for permanent antistatic agents, which is scheduled to operate from April 2021, with a view to meeting the rising demand from Thailand.
The global biodiesel market is projected to reach USD 41.18 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 3.8% from 2016 to 2021. Biodiesel is a used as a fuel in pure form B100 or by forming blends with conventional petroleum diesel. These blends include B2, B5, and B20 that contain 2%, 5%, and 20% biodiesel,… Continue reading Global Biodiesel Market Industry Leaders & New Revenue Pockets
BASF SE (Germany) is planning to invest USD 10 billion in China to build a new plant for engineering plastics – a strategic move to further strengthen its leading position in the polymers market as the customers producing next-gen automotive, electronics, and electrical products turn to high-performance materials manufacturers for their specific needs. China is… Continue reading Leading Polymer Producers and Compounders Gearing Up for Complexities Emerging Out of Material Trends, Vehicle Electrification, and Lightweighting
Refrigerants are defined as chemicals that act as a heat transfer medium in cooling equipment. They function on the principle of transferring heat by absorbing heat at low temperature and pressure and releasing it at high temperature and pressure. The market for refrigerants is expected to exhibit steady growth throughout the forecast period. The market… Continue reading Natural Refrigerants is gaining momentum over Traditional Refrigerants
Carbon fiber was first discovered in the 1970’s when extensive research was happening to find alternative materials for metals. Initially, carbon fibers were not widely accepted due to its limited compression strength and high price. However, today, a lot of developments have been made on carbon fiber, and its use is extensive in various end-use… Continue reading Impact of Recycled Carbon Fibers and development of new production technologies on the Carbon Fiber Market
The pressing need of the transportation industry to produce lightweight vehicles with superior functional capabilities is driving the lightweight metal alloys penetration in the industry. CAFÉ regulations and growing demand for electric vehicles are pushing the automakers to adopt lightweight solutions. Aluminum and magnesium alloys are the most commonly used lightweight metals, followed by titanium… Continue reading Lightweight metal alloys – The future of the transportation industry
Water is vital for both industrial and municipal use. The technology for water treatment in the industrial sector differs fundamentally from that in the municipal sector as functions vary as per specific needs of each sector. In the industrial sector, demand for water treatment varies between industries and location of the establishment. Highly customized and… Continue reading Vital strategies and technologies for efficient and effective water management
Nouryon (formerly, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) to double production capacity of organic peroxides at its Los Reyes site, Mexico to meet increased customer demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyolefin in North America. The expansion is planned to be completed by the first half of 2020.
“Tesla is setting up a new factory in China to expand its market share in this geography, with the promotion of model 3 and model y in this market. This is expected to increase the demand for lithium-ion battery, which would infuse growth in the Battery Packaging market.