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April 22, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan; has decided to establish a new rare-earth magnet manufacturing plant in the Vietnam. The manufacturing capacity of the new plant will be 2,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) and the investment amount is about ¥12 billion ($117 million). The new plant will be built in two phases on land that Shin-Etsu Chemical’s Group company in Vietnam...
April 22, 2014
PolyOne Corp. (Avon Lake, Ohio; is establishing a new innovation center in Shanghai, China. The new site will facilitate collaboration, accelerate...
April 22, 2014
The Hungarian fertilizer manufacturer Nitrogénmüvek Zrt. is extending its cooperation with plant engineering specialist ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany; A granulation plant with a capacity of 1,550 ton/yr of ammonium nitrate (AN) or 1,960 ton/yr of calcium ammonium...
April 22, 2014
GTC Technology (Houston; will provide its licensed Isomalk technologies to Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) for a new refinery and petrochemicals complex in Dongying, Shandong province, China.  Isomalk-2, a light-naphtha isomerization technology, will be used to produce an isomerate gasoline-blend stock component for the production of clean fuels with higher added value...
April 22, 2014
ICL (Tel Aviv, Israel; says that its ICL Industrial Products segment (ICL IP) is progressing as planned with the project to increase its production capacity of FR-122P, it's polymeric flame retardant (FR) to replace the HBCD FR which is currently the standard used in EPS/XPS insulation foams and which under E.U. regulations is to be phased out by August 2015. ICL IP produces...
April 21, 2014
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; has signed a general agreement with ASD Global for the use of OptiPlant Pipe Router and Pipe Support Optimizer for all of its projects worldwide. In order to increase engineering efficiency for pre-FEED and FEED projects, WorleyParsons will...
April 17, 2014
Chemtura Corp. (Philadelphia, Pa.;  has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its agrochemicals business, Chemtura AgroSolutions, to Platform Specialty Products Corp., a global...$1-billion_11699.html
April 16, 2014
GEA Group (Düsseldorf, Germany; announces the sale of its Heat Exchangers (HX) Segment to funds advised by Triton (Frankfurt am Main, Germany; The purchase agreement was signed today. The sale is based on an enterprise value of approximately €1.3 billion. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the competent antitrust regulators. Closing of the...
April 16, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; is building a new world-scale plant for the production of specialty amines in Ludwigshafen. Startup of the facility with a total annual capacity of about 12,000 metric tons is scheduled for 2015. The product range of this flexible multi-product plant comprises 15 amines for different applications. The major applications are in the construction, automotive, crop...
April 16, 2014
Polief, a subsidiary of Sibur (Moscow;, has completed its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production expansion project in Blagoveshchensk, increasing its capacity from 140,000 to 210,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr).   As part of the production expansion project, Polief has modernized its...
April 15, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; received an order from a customer in India for the design and delivery of an iron-ore pelletizing plant to be constructed in North-East India. The value of the order is approximately €70 million and it will be...
April 15, 2014
Air Products ((Lehigh Valley, Pa.; has announced a longterm agreement with Enterprise Products Operating LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners L.P., that will increase hydrogen supply for refinery and petrochemical...
April 15, 2014
WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG (Klingenberg, Germany; acquired Ettore Cella S.p.A. The Italian company specializes in providing pressure and temperature switches for process instrumentation. With the integration of...
April 15, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan; has announced that their U.S. subsidiary company Shintech Inc. has applied to the State of Louisiana Department of Environment Quality for a permit to build a new plant that will produce ethylene, which is one of the main raw materials for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).   The permit application states that the ethylene production capacity of this...
April 15, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; recently implemented its integrated oxy-fuel combustion system for Oriental Silicas Corp. (OSC) in Taiwan, the first water-glass producer in Asia to adopt this innovative combustion technology. The system helps OSC improve product quality, reduce emissions, and increase productivity in its water glass (sodium silicate) lumps production process. The...
April 15, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; has been awarded a contract by Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co. for the license and engineering design of a grassroots...
April 14, 2014
Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; and CEPSA (Madrid, Spain; have entered into an agreement for Sumitomo to acquire 25% of CEPSA’s subsidiary CEPSA Química China, until now 100% owned by CEPSA. Welcoming Sumitomo into the fold of the company's...
April 14, 2014
Technip (Paris, France; has been awarded a contract comprising detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the core process units of Cargill’s new ethanol-production plant located...
April 13, 2014
Samsung Engineering Co. (Seoul, South Korea; entered Kuwait with the KNPC Clean Fuels Project (CFP) worth $3.8 billion and signed the contract at the official signing ceremony with Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC). The signing ceremony was attended by Samsung...
April 11, 2014
Maag Automatik (Oberglatt, Switzerland;, a Dover Corp. Member (, is proud to announce that M&G Finanziaria (Italy) has chosen the German manufacturer to supply the equipment needed for a complete polyethylene terephthalate (PET) pelletizing plant. Not only will Automatik deliver a number of its production proven underwater...
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