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February 28, 2014
In January, U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes fell 0.7%, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The decline in January follows a 1.1% gain in December and a 0.5% gain in November.    The severe winter weather experienced by much...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-specialty-chemical-market-volumes-fall-in-January-ACC-says_11565.html
February 27, 2014
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) has signed a license agreement for its proprietary hydrogen sulfide and sodium sulfide production-process technology with Zhejiang Engineering Design Co. (ZED) in China, to serve as a proxy for licensing the technology to Chinese clients. Hydrogen sulfide is used as a feedstock during production of sulfur-containing compounds. Demand has increased significantly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/JGC-finalizes-license-agreement-for-sulfides-in-China_11561.html
February 27, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) announced today that Kemira will acquire BASF’s global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2014. “Kemira is a global leader in paper and pulp chemistry and the leading supplier of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kemira-acquires-BASF-AKD-emulsion-business_11562.html
February 27, 2014
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; www.abb.com) officially inaugurated its fifth factory in Brazil in the presence of the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mauro Borges, and the Governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin. The new plant is part of a $200-million investment to expand ABB’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ABB-opens-fifth-factory-in-Brazil_11563.html
February 27, 2014
Huntsman Corp. (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.huntsman.com) held an inauguration ceremony to mark the official opening  of its new thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production facility at the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Huntsman-opens-new-thermoplastic-polyurethanes-production-facility-in-Shanghai_11564.html
February 26, 2014
ZeoGas LLC (Houston; www.zeogas.com) secures MegaMethanol technology license from Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com). When completed, the production capacity of the licensed facility will be 5,000 metric tons (m.t.) per day of Grade AA methanol. ZeoGas will operate the MegaMethanol plant for its own account, using the methanol as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ZeoGas-secures-Air-Liquides-MegaMethanol-technology-license_11558.html
February 26, 2014
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo, Japan; www.sdk.co.jp) has decided to increase its capacity for high-purity nitrous oxide (N2O), a specialty gas for semiconductor production, by cooperating with Dooam Industrial (Dooam), of South Korea. Dooam is headquartered in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province.   SDK and Dooam have concluded a work...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Showa-Denko-to-construct-nitrous-oxide-plant-in-South-Korea_11559.html
February 26, 2014
Community groups in Texas and Louisiana and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have settled a lawsuit filed in May 2013 to compel EPA to review outdated and inaccurate formulas that are used to report the levels of toxic emissions from refineries and chemical plants. The settlement was reached between EPA and the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of its...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/EPA-to-review-plant-emissions-formulas-by-end-of-2014-under-lawsuit-settlement_11560.html
February 25, 2014
Styron Europe GmbH (Horgen, Switzerland; www.styron.com), a materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, has announced plans to expand its latex capacity with a new reactor at its...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Styron-increases-latex-production-capacity-with-new-reactor-in-China_11554.html
February 25, 2014
Seasonal factors from an unusual winter across the country have likely skewed statistical reporting from government agencies despite attempts to adjust for them. Nonetheless, the pace of economic expansion continues to moderate from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CAB-ends-nine-month-growth-trend-ACC-says_11555.html
February 24, 2014
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com)  will invest in an expansion of facilities and a new reactor capable of production of multipurpose chemicals at its Telêmaco Borba plant in the state of Paraná in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kemira-expands-production-capacity-in-Brazil_11552.html
February 21, 2014
Royal Dutch Shell plc (The Hague, the Netherlands; www.shell.com) has announced that it has reached a binding agreement to sell its Australia downstream businesses (excluding Aviation) to The Vitol Group (Rotterdam, the Netherlands; www.vitol.com) for a total transaction value of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Vitol-to-purchase-Shells-Australian-downstream-businesses-for-$2-6-billion_11547.html
February 21, 2014
NAES Corp. (Issaquah, Wash.; www.naes.com), a provider of industrial services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire E3...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/NAES-acquires-industry-advisor-E3-consulting_11549.html
February 21, 2014
Toray Industries Inc. (Tokyo, Japan; www.toray.com) and Abunayyan Holding (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) have launched a joint venture (JV) for water- and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Toray-and-Abunayyan-launch-water-treatment-JV-in-Saudi-Arabia_11550.html
February 21, 2014
Milacron LLC (Cincinnati, Ohio; www.milacron.com), a provider of high-precision plastics processing technologies, has announced the acquisition of Kortec, a supplier of co-injection technology solutions to the packaging industry. This combination positions Milacron as a leading provider of fully integrated, turnkey co-injection barrier systems.   Milacron CEO Tom Goeke stated “The addition of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Milacron-acquires-packaging-technology-provider-Kortec_11551.html
February 20, 2014
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) says that Eurochem will use KBR’s Purifier technology licensed through Tecnimont S.p.A. (Rome, Italy; www.mairetecnimont.com), in the design of two new ammonia plants located at...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/KBR-to-provide-Purifier-technology-for-two-Russian-ammonia-plants_11496.html
February 20, 2014
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced that Ningbo Fortune Petrochemical Co., a Chinese petrochemical producer, has selected UOP’s C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a high value monomer used in plastics production. This is the 18th...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/UOPs-Oleflex-technology-selected-for-petrochemical-plant-in-China_11497.html
February 20, 2014
Uhdenora S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.uhdenora.com) and Befar Group Co. have signed a contract for the construction of an 80,000 metric ton (m.t.) per year caustic soda plant at Binzhou City, Province of Shandong, China. The plant will be the world’s first to be based on the NaCl ODC technology owned by Uhdenora. Uhdenora is a joint venture between ThyssenKrupp Electrolysis GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Uhdenora-receives-first-order-for-new-energy-efficient-electrolysis-technology_11498.html
February 20, 2014
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; www.ineos.com) and Sinopec YPC have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) company to be based in Nanjing, China. The JV, which is to be called INEOS YPC Phenol (Nanjing) Company Ltd is set to build...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ineos-and-Sinopec-form-JV-for-new-phenol-acetone-plant-in-China_11512.html
February 19, 2014
Sapphire Energy, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.; www.sapphireenergy.com) has commissioned what is being called the world’s first commercial algae-to-biofuels demonstration plant, to be located in New Mexico. Spread out over...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sapphire-Energy-commissions-commercial-scale-algae-to-biofuels-plant-in-New-Mexico_11495.html
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