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June 17, 2014
Matrìca S.p.A (Porto Torres, Italy;, the 50/50 joint venture between Versalis (Eni) and Novamont has inaugurated its first “green chemistry complex.” First conceived in 2011, with the objective of converting the petrochemical plant at Porto Torres, Italy into an integrated green...
June 16, 2014
Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; announces that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors in the South America. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil (KMB) is Kobe Steel’s first location established in Brazil. In recent years, Brazil has been vigorously pursuing marine resource development. High...
June 16, 2014
Sika AG (Baar, Switzerland; has inaugurated its sixth manufacturing facility and R&D Center in Jhagadia, Gujarat. The new facility, located in the western part...
June 16, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon Co. (MRC; Tokyo, Japan; and Mitsui & Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding to agree to commence detailed feasibility studies for the establishment of a joint venture (JV) in the U.S. to produce...
June 15, 2014
Dow director, Jacqueline K. Barton, has been named as the recipient of the 2015 Priestley Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her work on electron transport in DNA, her dedication to training young investigators, and her unwavering support for the chemistry enterprise. The Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor and chair of the division of chemistry and...
June 13, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (The Woodlands, Tex.; has announced the successful commissioning and startup of the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant. With worldwide supply capabilities, the 1-hexene unit is capable of producing 250,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) and will enjoy...
June 13, 2014
Citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; said the wholesale trade in chemicals was up 1.1% in April to $11.1 billion, while inventories also rose by 0.8%. The data were included in ACC’s most recent Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report.   The inventory-to-sales ratio held steady...
June 12, 2014
TPC Group Inc. (Houston; and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company have announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement for UOP to be the exclusive licensor of TPC Group's proprietary OXO-D technology, which is used to produce...
June 12, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; recently inaugurated significant investments to its operations in Indonesia, including large capacity expansions in the personal care, masterbatches and pigments sectors. All new and updated facilities are located in Tangerang, Indonesia...
June 11, 2014
Samsung Group’s (Suwol, South Korea; Cheil Industries Chemical Business Division has recently completed a high value-added engineering plastic (EP) production plant in Dongguan, Guangdong Province in Southern China and begun mass-production of plastics to be used in mobile phones and automobiles. With four production lines on a site covering approximately 22,000 m2 the Dongguan...
June 11, 2014
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; will introduce this year a specific grade of urea called Technical Grade Urea (TGU) that will allow diesel engines run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions...
June 11, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; and Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., a member of the Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation group, have announced that production operations have begun with the filling and shipping of the first two...
June 10, 2014
Umicore N.V. (Brussels, Belgium; has announced the construction of a production facility in Nowa Ruda, Poland, for emission-control catalysts used in cars and trucks. The investment will allow Umicore to meet the growth in demand for automotive catalysts from its customers in Europe. This growth is driven...
June 10, 2014
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; has licensed its Innovene S process to Hyundai Engineering Co., for the Turkmengas new greenfield world-scale petrochemical complex in the Balkan Region of Turkmenistan. The contract for construction of the gas chemical...
June 10, 2014
GE (Fairfield, Conn.; has announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility to be built in Greenville, SC. GE plans to invest $400 million over the next ten years in Greenville to expand the company’s advanced manufacturing capabilities. The new Advanced Manufacturing Works is expected to open in 2015 and create more than 80 jobs...
June 9, 2014
Sasol Chemicals North America LLC (Westlake, La.; and INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (La Porte, Tex.; announced today that they have reached final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in LaPorte, Texas. The 50/50 joint venture will produce 470,000...
June 6, 2014
The specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany; has announced the grand opening of a plant for its additives subsidiary...
June 6, 2014
Enerkem (Montreal, Canada; has inaugurated its first full-scale municipal waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility in Edmonton, Alberta.   “Our breakthrough technology uses garbage instead of fossil sources for the production of chemicals and liquid transportation fuels. We are proud of the inauguration of our first full-scale biorefinery facility as it...
June 6, 2014
The S&P index for chemical companies was up 8.5% from the beginning of 2014, while the wider and more diverse S&P 500 index was up 4.1% over the same time period, according to data discussed in the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.;  ...
June 4, 2014
OriginOil Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.;, developer of Electro Water Separation (EWS), the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, announced today that CLEAN-FRAC 1000, its new demonstration-scale hydraulic fracturing water-treatment system, was...
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