Alcoa to separate into two companies

The world’s third largest producer of aluminum Alcoa will split into two independent companies.

New bio-based polyol with excellent characteristics

BASF presents a new resin produced from renewable raw material without any disadvantage compared to petrochemical produced polyol.

Softwood becomes exclusive hardwood

Scientists at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen have developed an innovative treatment for domestic wood and timber.

Bentonite in Drilling Mud

Precision grinded bentonite for the oil and gas industry possesses extraordinary material properties.

Nissan glows in the dark

Car manufacturer Nissan partners with inventor Hamish Scott to create paint that uses UV energy absorbed during daylight to glow at night.

Substitute non-renewable raw materials with sugar

The Dutch company AkzoNobel and partners are looking to turn sugar beet into raw materials.

Renewable materials for footwear

BASF provides the footwear industry with polyurethane innovations that base on renewable resources.

Faster Manufacturing of Stainless Steel Tanks

Roeco Inox has developed a new system of tank manufacturing which reduces the production time by 30% and also decreases the amount of necessary welding.

First alumina from Saudi bauxite

Ma’aden and Alcoa develop an industrial complex in Saudi Arabia to supply the Gulf region and international markets with primary aluminum, alumina and aluminum products.

ThyssenKrupp concludes offtake agreement with NioCorp

ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products has expanded its product portfolio and concluded an offtake agreement for ferroniobium with NioCorp Developments Ltd.