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June 26, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has signed a definitive agreement with Ineos to create a strong player in chlorovinyls, to be named Inovyn. The joint venture (JV) is expected to be effective by year-end following the divestments required by the European Commission. Until completion, Solvay and Ineos will continue to run their businesses separately. "Thanks to this...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-and-Ineos-to-create-chlorovinyls-producer-Inovyn_11940.html
June 26, 2014
H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, Minn.; www.hbfuller.com) has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Tonsan Adhesive, Inc. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will add strong customer relationships in the engineering adhesives markets, manufacturing facilities, and product and technology development capabilities. With a solid record of growth and proven technical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/H-B-Fuller-to-acquire-Tonsan-Adhesive-for-$230-million_11941.html
June 26, 2014
Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) is currently in the process of establishing a production facility in Brazil. The facility will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove dangerous nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as particulate matter and hydrocarbons from the engine exhaust of diesel vehicles such as buses...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Topsøe-to-establish-catalyst-manufacturing-facility-in-Brazil_11942.html
June 26, 2014
Specialty chemical market volumes in the U.S. rose 0.6% in May, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The May gain follows a 0.1% rise in April and a 1.1% rise in March.   Of the 28 specialty market segments monitored by ACC, 20 expanded in May, ACC...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-specialty-chemical-market-volumes-rose-in-May-ACC-report-says_11943.html
June 25, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Glencore Oil Projects AG for the engineering and material supply of a steam reformer heater for hydrogen production for the Orsknefteorgsyntez Refinery at Orsk, Russia. The value of Foster...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-steam-reformer-heater-in-Russia_11933.html
June 25, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Nyrstar, a global integrated mining and metals company, to provide Outotec Ausmelt technology to the Port Pirie redevelopment in South Australia. Outotec will provide a technology licence, engineering, proprietary equipment and advisory services for the redevelopment of Nyrstar Port Pirie into an advanced metals recovery-and-refining facility...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-provide-smelting-technology-for-Nyrstars-Port-Pirie-redevelopment-in-Australia_11934.html
June 25, 2014
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo, Japan; www.sdk.co.jp) has strengthened its system for supplying semiconductor-processing high-purity gases in Asia. In China, SDK increased the production capacity for high-purity ammonia at its subsidiary in Zhejiang Province in January this year. This month, the subsidiary started shipments by ISO tank container on...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Showa-Denko-increases-capacity-for-semiconductor-processing-high-purity-gases_11935.html
June 25, 2014
On June 30, The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) will begin construction of its previously announced world-scale ethylene production facility, representing a prominent milestone in delivering on its strategy to invest in its performance-based portfolio of technology-enabled businesses. This significant investment in Dow’s Texas Operations in Freeport remains on track and on-plan for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Dow-to-begin-construction-on-ethylene-production-facility-in-Freeport_11936.html
June 25, 2014
To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, taking place June 23-27 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Graphene Flagship (www.graphene-flagship.eu) has announced that it is doubling in size. Already one of the largest-ever European research initiatives, with funding of €1 billion over the next ten years, the Graphene Flagship is inviting 66 new partners to join the consortium following the results of a €9...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/European-research-consortium-Graphene-Flagship-doubles-in-size-with-66-new-partners_11937.html
June 25, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) is increasing production capacity for its Licocene Performance Polymers by 50% at its facility on the Frankfurt-Höchst Industrial Park in Germany. The debottlenecking of Clariant’s existing production line represents a low double-digit million Swiss Franc investment, with the additional capacity scheduled to come onstream in the first quarter of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-to-increase-production-capacity-for-performance-polymers-in-Germany_11938.html
June 25, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) says that it was awarded a contract to support Ashta Chemicals Inc. in making significant upgrades to its chlorine and potassium-based chemicals plant located in Ashtabula, Ohio. Company officials did...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-Awarded-Contract-by-Ashta-Chemicals_11939.html
June 24, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), continued its upward growth this month, with a 0.5% gain from May. Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA), the CAB’s 0.5% gain beat the average first quarter monthly gains of 0.3%. Though the pace of growth has slowed significantly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CAB-economic-indicator-gains-0-5-percent-in-June_11931.html
June 24, 2014
Neste Oil Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.nesteoil.com) and Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE; Johnson City, Tenn.; www.rae-energy.com), an algae biomass producer, have signed a contingent commercial algae oil offtake agreement. Algae oil is one of the alternatives being researched by Neste Oil for use as a feedstock for producing renewable diesel in the future.   Cooperation with RAE is intended to secure...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Neste-Oil-signs-offtake-agreement-for-algae-based-biofuels-from-RAE_11932.html
June 23, 2014
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany; www.oxea-chemicals.com) says that its specialty esters plant in Nanjing, China, is now mechanically complete. After a construction period of slightly more than...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Oxea-completes-specialty-esters-plant-in-Nanjing_11898.html
June 20, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical Co. (Houston; www.exxonmobile.com) says that it has started construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker at its Baytown, Tex., complex and associated premium product facilities in nearby Mont Belvieu. This project, and major investments ExxonMobil has made to develop oil and natural-gas resources in the U.S., including the merger with XTO Energy, demonstrates the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ExxonMobil-Chemical-Co-begins-multi-billion-dollar-expansion-project-in-Baytown_11896.html
June 20, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) was 0.4% higher in May, following a 0.6% gain in April, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). Chemical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-and-global-CPRIs-rise-in-May-ACC-says_11897.html
June 19, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.asahi-kasei.co.jp) has developed as a new optical polymer called AZP. Manufacturing facilities for AZP will be...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Asahi-Kasei-will-construct-manufacturing-plant-for-newly-developed-optical-polymer_11895.html
June 18, 2014
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) has completed the expansion of its Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber production operations in Dormagen, Germany. Werner Breuers, member of the Lanxess AG Board of Management, and Jan Paul de Vries, head of Lanxess’ High Performance Elastomers business unit, officially inaugurated the new production line today, Wednesday. It uses the innovative dry...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Lanxess-opens-new-rubber-production-line-in-Dormagen_11893.html
June 18, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cpchem.com) held its second groundbreaking ceremony for its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project at the construction site in Old Ocean, Tex. The construction includes two world-scale polyethylene units that will each produce 500,000 metric tons/year (m.t./yr)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Chevron-Phillips-breaks-ground-for-U-S-polyethylene-units_11894.html
June 17, 2014
Novasep (Pompey, France; www.novasep.com), a leading supplier of services and technologies to the life science industries, today announces that its Shanghai-based Asia Pacific subsidiary has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Tay Ninh Chemical Industry (Tanichem), a joint stock company between Vietnam National Chemical Group (Vinachem) and Tay Ninh...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Novasep-MIE-consortium-to-construct-the-first-sorbitol-production-plant-in-Vietnam_11889.html
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