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On 18 February 2021, Ingevity Corporation announced that it will add caprolactone polyol production capabilities at its facility in DeRidder, LA, USA. According to the company, global demand for its Capa suite of caprolactone technologies primarily for industrial equipment, adhesives, coatings, and automotive applications is increasing. The DeRidder upgrades will increase the company’s global polyol production capacity by 40 %.

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is calling for presentations for the ASC 2021 Annual Convention & Expo to be held at Championsgate, FL (Orlando), USA from 25-27 October 2021. The guidelines and speaker agreement are available at www.ascouncil.org. Deadline to submit is 9 July 2021.

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According to a news item published by Arno Schuetze at Reuters on 18 February 2021, Dow Inc has put German infrastructure assets up for sale.

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Songwon announced that Philippe Schlaepfer, Leader Division Performance Chemicals / Chief Sustainability Officer, is leaving the company. Songwon said that it has made changes to its leadership structure to streamline the company moving forward.

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Cannon is inviting to the Insulation Technology Open Days from 4 – 5 March 2021. (Source: Cannon)

Cannon is inviting to the Insulation Technology Open Days – Meetings, B2B, Conference and Factory Visits, the company’s first two-days event entirely dedicated to insulation technology.

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The Krahn Chemie Group, which is part of the globally operating Otto Krahn Group, has acquired majority stakes in six companies from Jollis AB & Partners, Sweden.

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The XIII International Trade Fair Plast Expo UA – 2021 is scheduled to take place in Kiev, Ukraine from 13 to 15 April 2021. The organizer of the event is International Exhibition Center Ltd. Included in the framework of the exhibition is the international business forum PU Fest Ukraine 2021 for specialists in the field of polyurethanes.

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Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has signed a binding agreement to acquire 100 % shares in Emerald Kalama Chemical on 14 February 2021.

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Azelis announced a new agreement with Synthomer for the distribution of its polymers and additives for paints, primers, coatings, sealers and inks. Effective from February 2021, the agreement covers Poland, Russia and Ukraine. It builds upon a successful distribution partnership between the two companies in these regions for Synthomer’s Functional Solutions. Azelis said the new agreement broadens its product offering into the coatings, construction and adhesives market in Poland, and coatings and adhesives in Russia and Ukraine.

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Repsol announced that it has entered into a new technology licensing agreement to build a propylene oxide (PO) and styrene monomer (SM) co-production plant, as well as two plants for flexible and polymer polyols in the Jiangsu Province in China. The name of the licensee and financial details were not disclosed.

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