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May 13, 2014
Invista (Wichita, Kan.; and LanzaTech (Skokie, Ill.; have signed a research and development agreement focused on the development of gas-fermentation process technology for the production of industrial chemicals from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas (CO2 and H2) feedstocks.   According to the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on projects to develop...
May 13, 2014
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; has been awarded a contract to build a large chemical complex for Turkmengas, in collaboration with Hyundai Engineering Co., Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., and LG International Corp.of Korea. The complex, Toyo’s first project in Turkmenistan, is scheduled to be completed in 2018. It will be located in the Turkmenbashi district in...
May 13, 2014
NanoH2O (Los Angeles, Calif.;, a manufacturer of reverse-osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination, announced that it has been acquired by LG Chem (Seoul, South Korea; The sale was finalized April 30...
May 13, 2014
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; says that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire industrial processes solutions provider MEGTEC based on an enterprise value of $155 million, subject to adjustment for MEGTEC’s cash and indebtedness and certain other closing items. MEGTEC...
May 12, 2014
Clariant (Munich, Germany; says that its Catofin catalyst will be used in a new grassroots iso-butane dehydrogenation unit commissioned by Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co. CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; has been awarded the contract for the license and engineering design of the new unit to be built in Changyi, Shandong...
May 12, 2014
The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI (purchasing manager’s index) slipped 0.5 points to 51.9, signaling that the upturn in the global manufacturing sector continued to ease at the start of the second quarter, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; A reading above 50 for the index indicates...
May 9, 2014
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; has been selected as a supplier of sodium chlorate to Klabin's new 1.5 million metric ton pulp mill in Paraná, Brazil. Sodium chlorate is used as a component in the...
May 9, 2014
Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; are planning to cooperate in the metallurgical industry and are forming a globally operating complete provider for plants, products and services for the iron, steel and aluminum...
May 8, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; and Yara (Osöo, Norway; have made good progress with their plan to jointly build a world-scale ammonia plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The proposed plant would be located...
May 8, 2014
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; has licensed its Innovene PP Process for the manufacture of homopolymers, random and impact copolymers and its Innovene G Process for the manufacture of linear-low-density polyethylene...
May 8, 2014
UOP LLC, a Honeywell (Morristown, N.J.; company, has announced that its technologies have been selected to produce key ingredients for fuels and synthetic rubber in China.   China's Lijin Petrochemical Plant Co. will use Honeywell's UOP C4 Oleflex process to produce isobutylene, an important ingredient for fuels and synthetic rubber. This is UOP's 15th Oleflex project in China in...
May 7, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; has doubled capacity of its non-phthalate plasticizer Hexamoll DINCH from 100,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) to 200,000 m.t./yr at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With a second Hexamoll DINCH plant, BASF will satisfy growing customer demand and...
May 7, 2014
Atlas Copco’s  (Stockholm, Sweden; U.S.-based Quincy Compressor LLC has finalized the acquisition of the compressor business of National Pump...
May 7, 2014
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Tokyo, Japan;, in cooperation with SOG - Oleo e Gas S.A., a leading engineering company in Brazil, has been awarded a contract from Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), a Brazilian state-run oil company. The contract involves...
May 7, 2014
Eni S.p.A. (Rome; has signed an agreement with oil-and-gas company MOL Group (Budapest, Hungary; for the sale of its 32.445% stake in Česká Rafinérská a.s. (CRC), a refining company in the Czech Republic. The transfer is subject to the preemption right on the part of the other...
May 6, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwogshafen, Germany; and Sinopec (Beijing, China; will build a new world-scale production plant for Neopentylglycol (NPG) at their state- of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. The plant...
May 6, 2014
 H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, Minn.;  has announced the opening of its new $10 million manufacturing facility to support the expansion of its business in the Andean Region of South America. The plant is located in Rionegro...
May 6, 2014
AkzoNobel N.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; has inaugurated its new, highly efficient chlorine membrane electrolysis plant in the Rhein-Main area of Germany. The Frankfurt-based, state-of-the-art plant is the result of a major conversion and expansion project begun in 2011 and involving a €140 million investment by the company. Capacity has been increased by 50% whilst at the same...
May 6, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; has recently installed an air separation unit (ASU) for AGC Glass Europe, the world’s largest producer of flat glass. The state-of-the-art cryogenic Prism ON300 plant, now successfully operating at AGC’s Teplice factory in the Czech Republic, produces pure oxygen and nitrogen and represents a significant part of AGC’s rebuilt float...
May 5, 2014
BioAmber Inc. (; Montreal, Canada), an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, has announced that it has signed its first take-or-pay contract for succinic acid. Under the terms of the agreement, BioAmber will be the principal supplier of bio-succinic acid to PTTMCC Biochem for the production of a biodegradable plastic in Thailand. 
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