Arkema finalises acquisition of Oxido in Italy
French chemical group Arkema has acquired Italy-based Oxido, which formulates organic peroxides primarily for synthetic rubber cross-linking.
Lygos finishes malonic acid pilot-scale production using renewable resources
Lygos has completed the pilot-scale production of malonic acid using renewable resources at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's advanced bio-fuels process demonstration unit (ABPDU).
BioAmber begins commissioning of Sarnia succinic acid plant in Canada
Canadian biotechnology firm BioAmber has started commissioning activities at its new bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
AkzoNobel begins construction of new alkoxylation facility in China
AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has started construction of a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company's total investment in the multi-site to more than €400m.