EMA to move from London to Amsterdam

Published: December 04, 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will relocate from Canary Warf, London to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The European Medicine's Agency is to begin working immediately with the Dutch government to ensure a successful move by the end of March 2019. This decision was taken on 21st November by the EU 27 Member States in the margins of the General Affairs Council (Article 50). The Agency now has just over 16 months to prepare for the move and take up its operations in Amsterdam by 30th March 2019.

LANXESS improves quality and durability of metalworking fluids

Published: December 04, 2017

LANXESS is making sure everything runs smoothly when it comes to metalworking and the use of engines and machinery across virtually all sectors of industry. The specialty chemicals company offers a range of products that enhance the quality and durability of lubricants. On 2th and 29th November 2017, the company showcased its portfolio to the industry at the “Kühlschmierstoff-Forum” (Metalworking Fluids Forum) in Fellbach, near Stuttgart. Additives and base materials for the most exacting demands

WACKER opens technical centre in Istanbul

Published: December 04, 2017

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its range of services in Turkey with its official opening of a technical centre for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul. The technical facility serves as an application and test laboratory for polymeric binders and silicones needed in the region’s construction, textile, household and cosmetics industries. This new technical centre is Wacker’s response to Turkey’s sustained economic growth. “Our customers’ rising sales volumes are being joined by higher quality and service requirements, which we are now even better able to meet with our new local test facility,” said Executive Board Member Auguste Willems. The region’s construction industry, in particular, is experiencing an upturn, resulting in a growing need for advice.

Croda opens Centre of Innovation for Formulation Science

Published: December 04, 2017

Croda International, who create, make and sell innovative and sustainable speciality chemicals, has announced the opening of their Centre of Innovation for Formulation Science at the University of Liverpool’s new Materials Innovation Factory (MIF). The investment in a permanent laboratory facility at the MIF will enable Croda to utilize state-of-the-art automated technologies to further enhance their formulation science knowledge and capability across all their market sectors.

Chemical processor catalyst for student science awards

Published: December 04, 2017

Five students at Sawtry Village Academy were the proud recipients of science awards as part of a burgeoning partnership with chemical processor Safapac.

Nano-summit in Luxembourg: single wall carbon nanotubes

Published: December 04, 2017

Single wall carbon nanotubes are on the fast track to displacing carbon black, multi wall carbon nanotubes, carbon fibres and other conventional additives from their dominant position in the additives market. In Luxembourg last month, pioneers in the field of advanced materials engineering gathered together to explore the advantages of this material and its applications in numerous industries. For the third year in a row, OCSiAl’s Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit gathered together around 400 industry pioneers from 30 countries to enjoy great business networking opportunities while learning more about producing high-performance nanoaugmented materials with single wall carbon nanotubes.

The REACH Centre rebrands as Yordas Group

Published: November 13, 2017

The REACH Centre is excited to announce that effective 1st November 2017 they have rebranded the Company as ‘Yordas Group’ to better reflect its expanded scope of services and the company’s international growth.

Vertellus offers affordable and sustainable high RV nylon production for performance applications

Published: November 13, 2017

Vertellus, a global manufacturer of fine, specialty chemicals and plastic additives, has developed an affordable and sustainable alternative to the solid-state polymerization (SSP) processes conventionally used to manufacture high relative viscosity (RV) nylons.

Clariant puts market needs first at ChinaCoat 2017

Published: November 13, 2017

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, prioritizes sustainability and innovation to support the diversified needs and fast-changing demands of the coatings sector in its latest products and solutions set for ChinaCoat 2017.

Cambrex invests in small-scale capacity at Charles City

Published: November 13, 2017

Cambrex Corporation, the leading manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), has completed an expansion of cGMP small scale capacity at its Charles City, Iowa plant. The project has seen the installation of two 500-gallon glass lined reactors and creates a third small scale work center, further increasing flexibility for customer projects.


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