Daily Chemical News Recommendation (Apr 24, 2018)
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> AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, INEOS Nitriles Sign Co-op Agreement
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and INEOS Nitriles signed a long-term co-operation agreement that will allow AkzoNobel to expand its production of biodegradable chelates, used in detergents and other industries, utilizing one of INEOS Nitriles' chemical products.
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals will invest in production facilities at INEOS's site at Cologne, Germany. INEOS Nitriles is the world's largest producer of acrylonitrile, a key chemical building block used ultimately in the automotive, home appliance, garment, carbon fiber and water purification industries. Construction of the new facilities at Cologne will start later this year and completion is due in 2020; INEOS will operate these new plants.
> WuXi AppTec Opens Laboratory Testing Facility in NJ
WuXi AppTec has opened its expanded Laboratory Testing Division (LTD) facility in New Jersey. The grand opening event was attended by state and local officials including State Senator Linda Greenstein. The new facility will enhance WuXi's integrated testing service portfolio enabling drug developers to accelerate their projects from labs to patients.
The expansion will double total operation space to more than 115,000 square feet, and will create over 200 jobs. After the expansion, LTD's combined New Jersey operation will be one of the largest laboratories for preclinical and clinical drug development testing in the U.S.
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