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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
July 31, 2014
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo, Japan; www.sdk.co.jp) has decided to acquire a high-purity chlorine business in Taiwan, in order to strengthen its special-material gas business. Taiwan Showa Chemicals Manufacturing Co. (TSCM), a subsidiary of SDK, has come to a general agreement with Air Products San Fu Co., Ltd. (APSF), a subsidiary of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., to acquire...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Showa-Denko-to-acquire-high-purity-chlorine-business-from-Air-Products_12056.html
July 31, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon Co. (MRC; Tokyo, Japan; www.mrc.co.jp) has executed a share sales and purchase agreement by which MRC will acquire 51% of Wethje Holding GmbH, a German company engaged in manufacturing of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts for automobile applications, with Cross Industries AG, the parent company of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-acquire-majority-of-carbon-fiber-parts-specialist-Wethje-Holding_12057.html
July 30, 2014
Aveva (Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) has launched AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM), a software product that enables both EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractors and asset owner operators to achieve greater control over critical engineering information across their projects and enterprises. It does this by rationalizing existing class libraries and imposing consistent...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Aveva-launches-a-new-application-for-governing-asset-information_12051.html
July 30, 2014
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (Seris) at the National University of Singapore in order to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon-wafer solar cells. AkzoNobel's High Purity Metalorganics (HPMO) business supplies electronic materials to the semiconductor and solar industries. Together...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-and-Seris-to-collaborate-on-solar-cell-technology_12053.html
July 30, 2014
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; www.abb.com) has announced that it is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE; Johnson City, Tenn.; www.rae-energy.com) on the commercialization of integrated algal production systems that will produce algaeā€based products for the nutraceutical, animal nutrition, and renewable fuels markets. The OEM systems were developed and tested at RAE’s facility in Tuscon...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ABB-to-collaborate-with-RAE-on-commercialization-of-algae-based-products_12054.html
July 29, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg; www.mg-chemicals.com) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary M&G International S.à.r.l has entered into a  joint venture (JV) with Anhui Guozhen Co.   The JV company, called Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery Co., will employ PROESA...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/M-and-G-subsidiary-forms-JV-to-construct-new-biorefinery-in-China_12050.html
July 28, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has purchased the assets of Kalogeo Anlagenbau GmbH (Leobersdorf, Austria) after the company became insolvent. Kalogeo has provided solutions for biomass, sludge and wastewater treatment and designed, built and operated several mid-size thermal sludge-treatment plants based on fluidized-bed technology. The transaction will not impact Outotec's financial...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-acquires-the-business-of-Kalogeo-Anlagenbau_12048.html
July 28, 2014
Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) has announced the start-up of its new plant for the production of methyl acrylate, an acrylic acid derivative used in the manufacture of polymers for water treatment, elastomers and engineering polymers. This investment, on its Clear Lake site in Texas...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Arkema-starts-up-methyl-acrylate-plant-in-Clear-Lake-Tex-_12049.html
July 25, 2014
The Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) was flat for the second month in a row in June, on a three-month-moving-average basis, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C....
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-CPRI-was-flat-for-second-consecutive-month-in-June-ACC-says_12046.html
July 25, 2014
A division of BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com), BASF Shanghai Coatings Co. has inaugurated its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The expansion of its automotive coatings production capacity with an investment of around €50 million further strengthens BASF’s presence in China and its position as a leading coatings supplier to the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-opens-new-automative-coatings-plant-in-Shanghai_12047.html
July 24, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has announced a cooperation agreement by which CB&I will market and provide engineering services for Versalis' low density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethyl vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) technologies in North America. CB&I will be able to offer both tubular and autoclave high pressure processes, which will enhance the range of products at Versalis' LDPE and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CB-and-I-to-market-and-provide-services-for-Versalis-technologies-in-North-America_12044.html
July 24, 2014
Meredian, Inc. (Bainbridge, Ga.; www.meredianinc.com) and DaniMer Scientific, an international corporation focusing on the development of sustainably produced, renewable and biodegradable resources have merged under a wholly-owned subsidiary Meredian Holdings Group Inc.   “This merger took months of planning, approvals and precise execution. We have been able to consolidate and get rid of every...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Bioplastics-companies-Meredian-and-DaniMer-Scientific-to-merge_12045.html
July 22, 2014
Wison Engineering Services Co. (Shanghai, China; www.wison.com), the largest private sector chemical engineering, procurement and construction management (EPC) service provider in China, says that Wison Engineering Ltd., an indirectly non wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, has commenced the site construction activities of site preparation for the Puerto la Cruz Refinery Deep Conversion Project in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Wison-starts-site-preparation-for-major-project-in-Venezuela_12035.html
July 22, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) and Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) announced today its new Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene catalyst production plant in Louisville, Kentucky, is on schedule to begin production in 2015. The plant is part of a long-term strategic partnership between Clariant’s Catalysts business unit and CB&I’s Lummus Novolen Technology...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CB-and-I-and-Clariants-polypropylene-catalyst-partnership-off-to-a-successful-start_12037.html
July 22, 2014
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) says that it has been selected by Natgasoline LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OCI N.V., as the supplier of oxygen for its new world-scale methanol plant in Beaumont, Tex. Air Liquide will invest around €90 million (more than $120 million) in this high growth area for the chemical industry. Air Liquide has entered into a new long-term agreement to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Liquide-expands-its-relationship-with-OCI-in-Texas_12038.html
July 22, 2014
The July Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) posted a 0.4% increase over June, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. The pace of growth was consistent with earlier growth logged in the second quarter. Year-over-year growth now stands at a 4.4% increase. Uncertainty in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-economic-expansion-being-tempered-by-uncertainty-in-energy-markets-CAB-shows_12039.html
July 22, 2014
Tesoro Corp. (San Antonio, Tex.; www.tsocorp.com) has announced plans to produce petrochemical feedstock in its U.S. West Coast refining system.  The company intends to gather intermediate feedstock, primarily reformate, from its West Coast refining system for xylene extraction at Anacortes, Wash.  The initial investment, estimated to be around...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Tesoro-announces-plans-for-U-S-xylene-production_12040.html
July 22, 2014
ZeoGas LLC (Houston; www.zeogas.com), a developer of natural gas-to-gasoline projects, has entered into a license agreement to use ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company’s (ExxonMobil) methanol-to-gasoline technology in the development of a natural gas-to-gasoline plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. ZeoGas is developing a portfolio of projects to convert natural gas to gasoline to take advantage...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ZeoGas-enters-license-agreement-with-ExxonMobil-for-methanol-to-gasoline-technology_12043.html
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