CHEMICAL BRIEFS

CHEMICAL BRIEFS

GERMAN FIRMS REUNITE

IN PRINTING INK VENTUREThe thaw in the cold war has reunited two former partners, separated by the partition of Germany at the end of World War II.

Two printing ink companies, one in East Germany and the other in West Germany, signed an agreement to jointly produce their products for sale in Eastern Europe.

Both companies were started by the Hartmann family. One of those companies, Hartmann Druckfarben GmbH of Frankfurt, West Germany, is now owned by Sun Chemical Corp. of Fort Lee, N.J.

The other, Druck und Lederfarbenfabriken, was also started by the family in Halle, East Germany, but was nationalized by East Germany in 1951.

Sun Chemical is an affiliate of Dainippon Ink and Chemicals of Tokyo.

ATOCHEM BOOSTS

PEROXIDE PRODUCTION

Atochem SA and L'Aire Liquide are increasing hydrogen peroxide production capacity at their Oxysynthese plant in Jarrie, near Grenoble, France.

The increase will will be made in two stages, first boosting the plant's capacity from 90,000 tons a year to 100,00 tons. The second stage of the expansion, scheduled for completion by 1992, will increase capacity to 115,000 tons.

LINDE TO HIKE CAPACITY

AT NJ GASES FACILITY

Union Carbide Corp.'s Linde division said it will increase carbon monoxide capacity at its facility in Carneys Point, N.J., which is adjacent to Du Pont Co.'s Chambers Works plant.

The expansion will increase the unit's production capacity by 15 percent and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 1990.

Linde's facility is located inside Du Pont's Carneys Point Industrial Park, and produces hydrogen and carbon monoxide exclusively for Du Pont's Chambers Works plant in neighboring Deepwater, N.J.