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September 22, 2014
On September 15, Sulzer Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzer.com) agreed to acquire Advanced Separation Company B.V. (ASCOM) and ProLabNL B.V., (both Arnhem, the Netherlands). These acquisitions expand the offering of the division Sulzer Chemtech for gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separation technologies and position it as a major player in the market. ASCOM’s portfolio covers gas-liquid...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sulzer-strengthens-its-position-in-the-oil-and-gas-market_12206.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany; www.merckgroup.com) Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis, Mo.; www.sigma-aldrich.com) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17.0 billion (€13.1 billion), establishing one of the leading players in the $130 billion global life science industry. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sigma-Aldrich for $140 per share in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_12208.html
September 22, 2014
Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) executes on its Vision 2020 with a decisive move to strengthen its core. The company has entered into an agreement with Dresser-Rand (Houston), which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Dresser-Rand by way of a friendly takeover bid. Siemens’ bid is unanimously supported by...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Siemens-to-acquire-Dresser-Rand-for-$7-6-billion_12209.html
September 19, 2014
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS; Yokohama, Japan; www.mpshq.com) has received an order from ENEA Wytwarzanie S.A., a power producer in Poland, for two sets of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) deNOx system for installation at Units 1 and 2 of the company's Power Station in Kozienice. These high-performance systems reduce emissions of NOx (oxides of nitrogen) by more than 80%. They are scheduled to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/MHPS-receives-order-for-DeNOx-system-in-Poland_12202.html
September 19, 2014
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.; www.eastman.com) has completed a previously announced capacity expansion of its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizers at its manufacturing facility in Texas City, Tex. The expansion at the site increased the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Eastman-completes-plasticizer-capacity-expansion-in-Texas-City_12203.html
September 19, 2014
Both the U.S. and the Global Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) rose in August, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   In the U.S., the CPRI rose 0.5% in August, the ACC report says, a gain that follows a 0.4% rise in July. “Chemical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-and-Global-CPRI-expanded-in-August-ACC-says_12204.html
September 18, 2014
Johnson Matthey (London; www.matthey.com) has completed the purchase of the business and assets of Catacel Corp. (Ravenna, Ohio; www.catacel.com), an innovative supplier of novel technology centered on the use of metal foil-coated catalysts and sorbents to a range of process industries. Its products include high heat-transfer catalyst technology for hydrogen and syngas production and fuel-processing...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-catalyst-technology-supplier-Catacel_12199.html
September 18, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland, www.fwc.com) has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has entered into a collaboration agreement with ZeoGas LLC (Houston; www.zeogas.com). In the first instance, Foster Wheeler will support ZeoGas’ final site selection and project planning towards the development of ZeoGas’ first fuels manufacturing plant, to be...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-to-collaborate-with-ZeoGas-on-U-S-Gulf-Coast-plant_12200.html
September 17, 2014
AkzoNobel N.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) and cleantech company Photanol (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.photanol.com) will work together on creating sustainable solar-based technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce "green" chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel currently obtains from fossil-based...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-and-Photanol-collaborate-on-green-chemicals-technology_12193.html
September 17, 2014
DuPont’s (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) packaging division DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers has announced its intent to continue to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities to meet growing market demand. 

Plans include a series of investments totaling more than $100 million to be completed...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/DuPont-announces-plans-for-ethylene-copolymer-expansion-in-Texas_12195.html
September 17, 2014
Specialty chemical maker Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced the inauguration of an important new extension to its production facility in Roha, southeast of Mumbai, India. The expansion doubles its capacity at the facility for pigments and pigment preparations. This higher output will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-doubles-capacity-for-pigments-and-pigment-preparations-in-India_12198.html
September 16, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has opened a new office in Manila, the Philippines, as part of the company's expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The new office was inaugurated by Stuart Sneyd, president of Outotec's APAC region, in the presence of customers, ministries and industry associations. The Philippines is ranked as the fifth most mineralized country in the world and has...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-opens-office-in-Manila_12188.html
September 16, 2014
Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs Oy (Porvoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) and Borealis (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com) have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs to deliver the EPCM (engineering, procurement...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Neste-Jacobs-to-implement-Borealis-steam-cracker-upgrade-in-Sweden_12189.html
September 15, 2014
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Paris; www.oecd.org) released its global composite leading indicator (CLI) for July, and the data “point to stable growth momentum in most major economies,” according to the latest Weekly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-leading-economic-indicator-points-to-stable-growth-ACC-report-says_12187.html
September 12, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Cobre del Mayo on the delivery of full anode conversion of the Piedras Verdes copper electrowinning plant in Mexico. The delivery will include over 6,000 of the new mixed metal oxide coated titanium anodes. The order value is less than €10 million. Cobre del Mayo's refinery at Piedras Verdes in Sonora, the heart of Mexico's copper...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-delivers-coated-titanium-anodes-to-copper-tankhouse-in-Mexico_12185.html
September 12, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has acquired Flux Schweiß-und Lötstoffe GmbH (Flux) to complement its aluminum-brazing capabilities and products with fast-growing formulations for automotive heat exchangers and stationary heat...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-expands-aluminum-brazing-capabilities-with-Flux-acquisition_12186.html
September 11, 2014
Specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is strengthening its production network in China to meet the high level of demand for iron oxide pigments and is adding a mixing and milling plant to the pigment plant already under construction in Ningbo. Lanxess is creating a total of roughly 200 new jobs with these two plants. Potential customers for the iron oxide pigments are the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Lanxess-expands-new-plant-for-inorganic-pigments-in-Ningbo_12177.html
September 11, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) today announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons (m.t.). The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-starts-up-butadiene-extraction-plant-in-Antwerp_12178.html
September 11, 2014
Ube Industries, Ltd. (Ube; Tokyo, Japan; www.ube-ind.co.jp) has announced that its Thai subsidiary, UBE Fine Chemicals (Asia) Co., will open a production facility for polycarbonate diol (PCD) to meet rising global demand. The new facility is designed to manufacture 3,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of PCD and is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ube-to-open-production-facility-for-polycarbonate-diol-in-Thailand_12179.html
September 11, 2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Tokyo, Japan; www.yokogawa.com) has announced that it has signed a contract with Dell Inc. for the global provision of PC models that are selected and customized for Yokogawa use. Under this contract, which was signed on August 20, Yokogawa will offer high-quality system solutions that utilize Dell PCs and Yokogawa industrial automation (IA) system-related products.  ...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Yokogawa-signs-contract-with-Dell-for-provision-of-dedicated-PC-models_12180.html
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