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August 14, 2014
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, The Netherlands; www.dsm.com) and POET, LLC (Sioux Falls, S.D.; www.poet.com) will open its Project Liberty facility at a grand opening celebration on...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/POET-DSM-announces-grand-opening-for-U-S-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_12082.html
August 13, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has begun construction of a new plant to produce Mepron in Mobile, Ala. Mepron is a special Evonik formulation of the amino acid methionine that is used in dairy cow nutrition. A...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-to-construct-amino-acid-production-plant-in-Alabama_12076.html
August 13, 2014
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is expanding its Gastonia, N.C., compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Lanxess-to-add-second-production-line-for-automotive-plastics-in-Gastonia-N-C-_12077.html
August 12, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) plans to build its newest masterbatches plant in greater Sydney Area, Australia. The new plant will mainly serve the Australian market with a full range of color and additive masterbatches, technically innovative solutions and services to meet the growing local needs...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-plans-to-build-new-masterbatches-plant-in-Australia_12074.html
August 12, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) was awarded a contract from ExxonMobil Chemical Company to provide engineering, procurement and construction services as part of a multi-billion-dollar ethane-cracker project in ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Tex. complex and associated premium product facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Company officials did not disclose the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-awarded-contract-for-ExxonMobil-projects-in-Baytown-and-Mont-Belvieu_12075.html
August 11, 2014
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE; Rugby, U.K.; www.icheme.org) Safety Centre (ISC) has signed up EnVizTec as its first industry partner, following the launch of the new member category last month.   Based in Australia, EnVizTec (www.enviztec.com.au) specializes in helping organizations improve both their sustainability and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/IChemE-Safety-Centre-names-EnVizTec-as-first-industry-partner_12071.html
August 11, 2014
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com)  and bioplastics specialist FKuR (Willich, Germany; www.fkur.com) announce their distribution agreement for North America. With immediate effect, Clariant Masterbatches will market, sell and distribute FKuR’s full line of biodegradable and bio-based products in North America.  FKuR’s product portfolio includes Bio-Flex (PLA blends for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-to-market-and-distribute-FKuR-bioplastics-in-North-America_12072.html
August 8, 2014
Technology company The Linde Group The Linde Group (Pullach, Germany; www.linde.com) has added a petrochemical plant business unit to its Engineering Division offices in Houston. The new regional business unit broadens Linde Engineering's...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Linde-adds-business-unit-focused-on-North-American-petrochemical-projects_12069.html
August 8, 2014
Exports of chemicals from the U.S. rose 3.2% in June to $16.7 billion, while imports were down 2.4% to $16.4 billion, according to data from the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-chemical-exports-grew-in-June-imports-down-ACC-report-says_12070.html
August 7, 2014
Borealis AG (Vienna, Austria: www.borealisgroup.com) has announced the signing of an agreement with DuPont Holding Netherlands B.V. to purchase the company's 67% shareholding in Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V. Speciality Polymers Antwerp N.V., located in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp, Belgium) is a joint venture (JV) between DuPont...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Borealis-takes-full-ownership-of-specialty-polymers-JV_12068.html
August 5, 2014
Yara International ASA (Oslo, Norway; www.yara.com) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços S/A, for an enterprise value of $318 million. Galvani is an independent, privately held fertilizer company, controlled by Rodolfo Galvani Jr., a Brazilian entrepreneur. The company is engaged in phosphate mining, Single Super Phosphate (SSP)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Yara-to-acquire-majority-position-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_12065.html
August 5, 2014
Genomatica (San Diego, Calif.; www.genomatica.com) has announced that major nylon intermediates — including hexamethylenediamine, caprolactam and adipic acid (HMD, CPL and ADA, respectively) — are the focus of its third publicly-disclosed development program. Genomatica is developing complete process technologies for the biobased production of these intermediates, which it will then license to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Genomatica-announces-development-plans-for-bio-based-nylon-intermediates_12066.html
August 5, 2014
Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. (Tlalnepantla, Mexico; www.mexichem.com) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire polyvinyl chloride (PVC) specialist Vestolit GmbH (Marl, Germany; www.vestolit.de) from Strategic Value Partners LLC, acting on behalf of its managed funds and accounts. The acquisition of Vestolit - one of the leading producers of PVC-Specialties in Europe...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Mexichem-acquires-German-PVC-specialist-Vestolit_12067.html
August 4, 2014
As part of its procurement policy for strategic raw materials, Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) has reached an agreement for the supply of propylene with Enterprise Products Partners L.P., a leading U.S. midstream Energy Company. Taking advantage of the development of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Enterprise-and-Arkema-sign-propylene-supply-agreement_12063.html
August 4, 2014
Ashland Inc.’s (Covington, Ky.; www.ashland.com) Ashland Specialty Ingredients commercial unit has announced that it plans to expand capacity at its Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) production facility in Nanjing by 4,000 metric tons...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ashland-to-expand-hydroxyethylcellulose-capacity-in-Nanjing_12064.html
August 1, 2014
Hangzhou Hangding Nylon Tech. Co. and Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH (Berlin, Germany; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) have successfully commissioned a plant for the production of high-performance polyamide 6 for textile grade applications. The plant is located in the Economic Technical Development Area of Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province, P.R. China and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Polyamide-6-plant-commissioned-for-Hangzhou-Hangding-Nylon-Tech-_12058.html
August 1, 2014
Borealis AG (Vienna, Aurstia: www.borealisgroup.com) announces the divestment of its Biosuper business in France. The Biosuper brand, a phosphate-based dryer used in animal stables, and the related production equipment will be transferred to the new owner, Eliard SPCP, during the third quarter of 2014. This transaction will free up storage space for Borealis’ fertilizer products at its warehouse in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Borealis-to-divest-its-Biosuper-business-in-France_12059.html
August 1, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com), a global minerals and metals processing service and technology provider, has openedf its Western U.S. office in Denver, Colorado. Outotec's Canada based North America Market Area president, Marcus Horn, oversees the facilities now located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. "Denver was a sensible choice for us and for our customers," says Marcus...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-opens-office-in-Denver_12060.html
August 1, 2014
Ashland Inc. (Covington, Ky.; www.ashland.com) finalized the sale of its water technologies business, Ashland Water Technologies. Going forward, Ashland Water Technologies will operate under the new name Solenis (Wilmington, Del.; www.solenis.com). The name change coincides with the acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies by a fund managed by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sale-of-Ashland-Water-Technologies-finalized-new-name-will-be-Solenis_12062.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has signed a binding agreement to sell its sulfuric acid virgin production and regeneration business Eco Services to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC.   “The divestment of Eco Services is another step in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-to-sell-its-Eco-Services-business-for-$890-million_12055.html
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