Issue Date: June 19, 2017
Stepan has agreed to purchase a BASF oleochemical surfactant facility in Ecatepec, Mexico, for an undisclosed sum. The plant has 50,000 metric tons of annual capacity.
Evonik Industries has opened a research center in Darmstadt, Germany to develop innovations for the lubricant market. Some 15–20% of global energy is consumed just to overcome friction, so there’s a great need for products to reduce that energy loss, the firm says.
Neste, the Finnish oil firm, says . . .
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