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June 4, 2014
Sustainable glycol technologies company GlyEco, Inc. (Phoenix, Ariz.; www.glyeco.com) has completed significant upgrades at its New Jersey glycol processing center to meet higher than anticipated customer demand for its refinery-grade recycled...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/GlyEco-completes-significant-capacity-expansion-for-recycled-glycol_11870.html
June 3, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has opened its new Research & Innovation (R&I) center at Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea), putting the Group in a prime position to work closely with key Asian customers and universities to develop products for the booming battery, electronics and car markets. The R&I center in Seoul is Solvay's fourth in Asia and will employ some 60...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-opens-R-and-I-center-at-Koreas-Ewha-Womans-University_11865.html
June 3, 2014
The Linde Group (Pullach, Germany; www.linde.com) and BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) intend to cooperate in developing and licensing processes for the on-purpose production of linear butenes and butadiene. BASF has developed process technology and catalysts as well as the extraction technologies, while Linde is providing its expertise for the integration, optimization and commercialization...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Linde-and-BASF-intend-to-jointly-develop-on-purpose-butadiene-technology_11866.html
June 2, 2014
Wacker Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; www.wacker.com) is expanding its production capacity for dispersible polymer powders in Germany. The Munich-based chemical company is currently building a new spray dryer with a capacity of 50,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) at its Burghausen site, investing an amount of around €20 million. The facility is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2015...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Wacker-plans-capacity-expansion-for-dispersible-polymer-powders_11862.html
June 2, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco, Calif.; www.siluria.com) and The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; www.linde.com) have announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement. The primary objective of the agreement is to combine the respective company’s technologies and expertise into an optimized and integrated package, which Linde would license to the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Siluria-and-Linde-anounce-partnership-for-ethylene-technology_11863.html
June 2, 2014
On May 20, a foundation stone laying ceremony was held at the construction site of a new methanol ammonia co-production plant for the petrochemical company Shchekinoazot - one of the largest producers of chemicals in Russia. The new plant, which is located in the Tula region of Russia, will be the first ever in the world using Haldor Topsoe...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Topsoe-lays-foundation-for-first-ever-integrated-methanol-and-ammonia-plant-in-Russia_11864.html
May 30, 2014
Market volumes for U.S. specialty chemicals were flat in April, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The flat result in April followed a 1.3% gain in March and 0.3% gain in February.   In April, 10 of the 28 specialty chemical market...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Specialty-chemical-market-volumes-were-flat-in-April-ACC-report-says_11861.html
May 29, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug; Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Marubeni Corp. for the engineering and material supply of a new Terrace Wall steam reformer heater, including an air preheating system, for the KazMunayGaz oil refinery located at Atyrau, Republic of Kazakhstan. The value of Foster Wheeler’s contract...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-steam-reformer-heater-in-Kazakhstan_11858.html
May 29, 2014
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; www.ineos.com) has announced that it has licensed its INEOS EPS process technology for the manufacture of regular...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ineos-process-technology-to-be-used-for-polystyrene-production-in-Qatar_11859.html
May 29, 2014
Solazyme, Inc. (South San Francisco, Calif.; www.solazyme.com), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, today announced that its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation LLC (“Bunge”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bunge Ltd. (White Plains, N.Y.; www.bunge.com), has successfully produced its first commercially saleable products on...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Commercial-production-begins-at-Solazyme-Bunge-Renewable-Oils-plant-in-Brazil_11860.html
May 28, 2014
The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) has awarded Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located in Jubail Industrial City II at the Sadara Chemical Co. complex, the facility will locally manufacture high-tech RO elements that purify water for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Dow-awards-Fluor-EPC-contract-for-Saudi-RO-membrane-manufacturing-facility_11855.html
May 28, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp. (Houston; www.westlake.com) has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based Vinnolit Holdings GmbH and its subsidiary companies from Advent International, a private equity firm.  Vinnolit is an integrated global leader in specialty polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins.  The acquisition price of €490 million will be financed using existing...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Westlake-acquires-German-PVC-producer-Vinnolit_11856.html
May 28, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Siemens Fuel Gasification Technology to cooperate in the commercialization of a new, jointly developed sour-gas shift (SGS) technology for coal gasification. The agreement appoints Clariant as the exclusive catalyst supplier for all Siemens gasification integrated SGS projects...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-and-Siemens-collaborate-on-coal-gasification-technologies_11857.html
May 27, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), has reached its highest peak since February 2008, while also posting its highest year-over-year gain since September 2010. Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, the CAB realized a healthy 0.8% gain over April, and is up a solid...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Economic-expansion-expected-through-years-end-ACCs-CAB-suggests_11852.html
May 27, 2014
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; www.sabic.com) and the Korean petrochemical company, SK Global Chemical, have signed a 50-50 joint venture agreement in Seoul, South Korea for a total investment of $595 million to manufacture a range of high-performance polyethylene (PE) products using...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sabic-and-SK-Global-form-polyethylene-joint-venture_11853.html
May 26, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) today announced the construction of a new plant for polyalkylene glycol (PAG)-based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The manufacturing facility will start operations by the beginning of 2016 and produce PAG lubricant base stocks and formulated blends. With this double-digit million-euro investment BASF continues...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-to-build-new-PAG-plant-in-Ludwigshafen_11851.html
May 23, 2014
Sika AG (Baar, Switzerland; www.sika.com) is acquiring the business of Klebag Chemie AG, a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding and flooring markets. The takeover strengthens Sika’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sika-to-acquire-Swiss-adhesives-manufacturer-Klebag_11843.html
May 23, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.asahi-kasei.co.jp) has finalized a decision to construct a plant for plastic compounds in Athens, Alabama, as the second plant of its U.S. subsidiary Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. (APNA). The production capacity of the new plant will be 30,000 metric tons per year...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Asahi-Kasei-to-construct-plastic-compounding-plant-in-Alabama_11844.html
May 23, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) has announced that it was awarded a contract by P.T. OKI Pulp and Paper Mills (Jakarta, Indonesia) for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine dioxide plant for its pulp mill project in South Sumatra, Indonesia.   Officials did not...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-awarded-contract-for-chlorine-dioxide-plant-in-Indonesia_11845.html
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