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Kautex Maschinenbau acquired by
Chinese extrusion manufacturer Jwell
GERMAN BLOW MOULDING
machine supplier Kautex
Maschinenbau, which entered
provisional self-administered
insolvency for its German production
site in Bonn in August
2023, has been acquired by the
German subsidiary of Chinese
extruder manufacturer Jwell.
Headquartered in Bonn, Kautex
was supported throughout
the negotiations with Jwell by
restructuring and insolvency
law firm AndresPartner. The
management has now reportedly
liquidated all of the key
assets and transferred the entire
business operations of the
Bonn-based machine manufacturer
to the Chinese company.
Celanese launches carbon
capture and utilization project
Kautex has a
new owner
During the period of self-administration,
regular business
operations continued uninterrupted.
The production facility
in Shunde, China, was not affected
by the step. The Bonn
location, where the majority of
the machine development and
assembly work takes place,
will continue to operate under
new management. A large proportion
of jobs will be retained,
Kautex said in announcing the
new owners. " This not only represents
a significant and positive
development in economically
challenging times, but is above
all a strong commitment to the
location, to the regional economy
and the 155 employees. "
Flemish minister reinstates
Project One Ineos permit
CCU operations have started
up at Clear Lake, Texas.
CELANESE CORPORATION,
a global specialty materials
and chemical company, announced
it has begun running
a carbon capture and
utilization (CCU) project at
its Clear Lake, Texas, site as
part of its Fairway Methanol
joint venture with Mitsui & Co.
Ltd. The project is expected to
capture 180,000 metric tons
of CO2 industrial emissions
and produce 130,000 metric
tons of low-carbon methanol
per year. This will support the
company in its aim to off er
low-carbon options across its
acetyl chain and engineered
materials products to help
global customers meet the
growing demand for more
sustainable and circular solutions.
The products will be
launched under the Eco-CC
name and be transparently
supported through mass balance
tracking and life cycle
assessment processes.
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CCU takes CO2 industrial
emissions that would otherwise
be emitted into the atmosphere
from both Celanese
and third-party sources and
applies reduced-carbon-intensity
hydrogen to chemically
convert the captured
CO2 into a methanol building
block used for downstream
production. This low-carbon
input is then used to reduce
traditional fossil fuel-based
raw materials and can help
produce a wide range of end
products across most major
industries. Third-party sources
account for 80% of the
captured CO2 waste. Unlike
the more commonly referenced
carbon capture and sequestration,
where captured
CO2 emissions are injected
into and stored in the ground,
CCU fosters circularity by using
CO2 emissions to create
products that can reduce the
need for fossil fuels.
January/February 2024
THE FLEMISH MINISTER of
the Environment Zuhal Demir
has granted a conditional new
environmental permit for Ineos'
Project One in the port of
Antwerp, greatly to the relief of
the chemical company. Ineos
can now continue with the construction
and operation of the
new ethane cracker.
Last summer, the environmental
permit for Project One
was rescinded after a lawsuit
from the Province of North
Brabant. Among others, it
was argued that the permit for
Project One had been issued
without an appropriate environmental
impact assessment
being made. The assessment
that had been performed failed
to meet the definition of 'appropriate'
in its consideration
of the impact of the nitrogen
emissions from the cracker on
the nature reserves in the ports
of Flanders and the Netherlands.
The reserve known as
the Brabantse Wal, which is
protected under the European
Habitats Directive, was a specific
concern. In such cases, a
government may only grant a
permit after it has ascertained
that the project will not adversely
aff ect the integrity of
the site in question.
Following the subsequent,
more extensive assessment
carried out by Ineos, a new
file was submitted, which now
meets all requirements. " Based
on the file before us, the appropriate
assessment and the conditionally
favourable opinions,
we are delivering this environmental
permit, " Demir said in a
statement on 7 January.
Hasco celebrates centenary year
FOUNDED IN L√úDENSCHEID,
Germany, in 1924 by
Hugo Hasenclever as a wrought
iron-working firm, Hasco today
is the international leading
supplier of modular standard
mould units and accessories.
The turning point came in 1960,
with the invention and patenting
of the modular standard
mould system, taking the plate
as the basis, by Rolf Hasenclever.
The basic idea of standardisation
revolutionised mouldmaking
worldwide and is still
one of the company's key success
factors. Other milestones
include the standard mould unit
catalogue, introduced in 1967,
and the swift adoption over the
years of a host of digital service
tools. The company is planning
events throughout the entire
anniversary year worldwide to
celebrate the success of its 100year
company history.

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