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August 18, 2014
Dura-Line (Knoxville, Tenn.;, a portfolio company of Chicago-based equity firm CHS Capital, will be acquired by Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. (Tlalnepantla, Mexico;, advancing  Mexichem’s strategy of global growth in high-end specialty products.  The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.  ...
August 18, 2014
Integra Services Technologies, Inc. (Pasadena, Tex.; is expanding its rental coverage by opening a new rentals location in Nederland, Tex. The office was...
August 15, 2014
Citing data from the U.S. Federal Reserve (Washington, D.C.;, the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; said production by the chemical industry in the U.S. increased by 0.6% in July. Excluding pharmaceuticals, chemical production rose 0.7%. The information was included in ACC’s latest Weekly Chemistry and...
August 14, 2014
Specialty chemical producer Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland;, one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialty ether amines to the mining industry, announced the increase of the ether amines production at its Suzano, Brazil facility. Targeted specifically to meet the needs of the mining industry, the planned expansion will allow Clariant to meet the growing demands of customers in...
August 14, 2014
POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, The Netherlands; and POET, LLC (Sioux Falls, S.D.; will open its Project Liberty facility at a grand opening celebration on...
August 13, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; 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...
August 13, 2014
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; is expanding its Gastonia, N.C., compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume...
August 12, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; 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...
August 12, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; 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...
August 11, 2014
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE; Rugby, U.K.; 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 ( specializes in helping organizations improve both their sustainability and...
August 11, 2014
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland;  and bioplastics specialist FKuR (Willich, Germany; 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...
August 8, 2014
Technology company The Linde Group The Linde Group (Pullach, Germany; has added a petrochemical plant business unit to its Engineering Division offices in Houston. The new regional business unit broadens Linde Engineering's...
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...
August 7, 2014
Borealis AG (Vienna, Austria: 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...
August 5, 2014
Yara International ASA (Oslo, Norway; 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)...
August 5, 2014
Genomatica (San Diego, Calif.; 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...
August 5, 2014
Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. (Tlalnepantla, Mexico; has signed a definitive agreement to acquire polyvinyl chloride (PVC) specialist Vestolit GmbH (Marl, Germany; 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...
August 4, 2014
As part of its procurement policy for strategic raw materials, Arkema (Colombes, France; 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...
August 4, 2014
Ashland Inc.’s (Covington, Ky.; 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...
August 1, 2014
Hangzhou Hangding Nylon Tech. Co. and Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH (Berlin, Germany; 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...
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