BASF Headquarters Ludwigshafen

BASF has expanded its partnership with chemical distributor Oqema for the BASF standard amines portfolio excluding ethanolamines in the UK and Ireland from the beginning of 2024. The two companies, which have been working together successfully in Germany and Eastern Europe for more than two decades, are now joining forces in the UK. They combine Oqema's extensive sales and distribution network and in-depth local market knowledge with BASF's expertise in supplying high-quality products at competitive prices in large volumes.


Asahi Kasei plant for microcrystalline cellulose in Mizushima, Japan

In 2018, potentially carcinogenic nitrosamine impurities were detected in several medicines. Since then, public awareness of the potential health risk of nitrosamines has increased significantly worldwide. To help reduce the risk of potentially carcinogenic nitrosamine impurities in pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, Asahi Kasei now offers Ceolus, a microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) that has nitrite levels of 0.1 micrograms per gram or less.

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Delta delivered the right hardware and software for fast, accurate digital printing to Mtex

From packaging and labeling to clothing and other textiles, digital printing processes allow businesses to transfer digital graphics directly to almost any physical matter. The Portuguese specialist Mtex is a world-leading manufacturer of digital print solutions for printing graphics and images on textiles and other mediums. Its wide-ranging portfolio of products includes many ultra-modern printers that apply customers’ individual designs to different materials, from paper and card to PVC and other substrates.

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From society to politics to industry - everyone acknowledges that a functioning circular economy is necessary to meet climate goals. Everyone also agrees that the use of recyclates must be significantly increased. But there are a number of obstacles and problems along the way. For example, not enough recyclates are available in sufficient quantity and suitable quality.