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OQ Chemicals Resumes Operations in Germany

OQ Chemicals has resumed operations at its German plants in Oberhausen and Marl after a recent disruption at a raw material supplier's synthesis gas plant that led to a declaration of force majeure for certain products. OQ Chemicals says that during the operational pause, it implemented enhancements to optimize production processes such as data flows and work processes across asset management, operations technology, and engineering. Read More…

Azelis Expands CASE Application Lab in Wisconsin

Azelis has completed upgrades and expansion of its Wisconsin facility to create another industry leading applications lab for customers and principals in the Americas. The Wisconsin CASE application lab will support the coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) business along with the construction, mortars market across the United States and Canada. Read More…

Schenck Process Becomes Qlar

The German-headquartered Schenck Process will rebrand as Qlar on May 13. The company will continue to serve all existing target industries, including chemicals, high-performance materials, cement, steel, infrastructure, transport, and energy. The Schenck Process brand, with its existing portfolio, will remain as a product brand under the roof of Qlar. Read More…

Orion S.A. Breaks Ground in Texas

Orion S.A. announced that it has broken ground on a plant in Texas that will be the only facility in the United States producing acetylene-based conductive additives for lithium-ion batteries and other electrification applications. Read More…

AkzoNobel Invests in Dutch Research Labs

AkzoNobel is building two new research labs at its Sassenheim site in the Netherlands. Work is about to start on building a technology center for Powder Coatings, while a newly opened polymer lab will develop resin technologies for all the company’s businesses. Read More…

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DHS CISA Proposes Rule for Cyber Incident Reporting

On April 4, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a proposed rule on cyber incident reporting. CISA’s proposal includes a reporting framework that would require broad segments of industry to meet reporting requirements following certain cyber incidents, including the 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors (e.g., Chemical Sector). Read More…