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Düsseldorf: With the signing of partnership agreements, PRG Propylenpipeline Ruhr GmbH was officially established in Düsseldorf, Germany, today. The company’s founding represents a major step forward for a key infrastructure project.
München-Höllriegelskreuth: In July 2004 the Linde Gas Division of Linde AG started up a new, ultramodern plant for production of liquid carbon dioxide in the Marl Chemical Park in the north of the Ruhr Region.
Degussa AG of Dusseldorf, Germany, laid the foundation stone for a new research and development center today at Marl Chemical Park, North Rhine-Westphalia. At the future Nanotronics Science to Business Center, which is to go into operation in 2005, Degussa will be developing innovative solution systems for electronics applications in collaboration with universities and industrial cooperation partners.
London/Bochum: BP announced today that it plans to consoli-date the Olefins and Derivatives (O&D) division of its petro-chemicals business into a stand-alone entity able to operate separately from the BP Group.
Marl: To meet the growing worldwide demand for high-quality hot melt adhesives, the Coatings & Colorants Business Unit of Degussa AG will increase the production capacity for VESTOPLAST, an amorphous poly-alpha-olefin (APAO).
Castrop-Rauxel: A new high-performance plant for the manufacture of pure anthracene and pure carbazole went into production at ChemSite's Castrop-Rauxel location in February 2004.