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October 30, 2014
Vencorex (Saint-Priest, France; www.vencorex.com) is expanding its capacity of aliphatic isocyanates to further strengthen the company’s positions worldwide.  Several industrial projects will enhance the ability to serve the growing market for years to come.   Vencorex’s objective is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Vencorex-announces-plans-for-isocyantes-expansion-in-the-U-S-France-and-Thailand_12381.html
October 29, 2014
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) has agreed to divest its Business Line Energy Storage to Johnson Matthey Plc. (London; www.matthey.com). The total consideration of the sale amounts to $75 million at closing which is expected early 2015. The Energy Storage business of Clariant is the largest hydrothermal lithium iron...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-divests-its-Energy-Storage-Business-to-Johnson-Matthey_12375.html
October 29, 2014
Royal DSM (Heerlen, the Netherlands; www.dsm.com) today announces that its new polymerization plant will be built in Augusta, GA. The investment was accounted earlier this year and now a location has been confirmed. The plant, which will become part of DSM’s Engineering Plastics business group, will manufacture high viscous Akulon polyamide 6 polymer for film grades used in flexible food packaging...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/DSM-polymerization-plant-to-be-built-in-Augusta-Ga-_12376.html
October 28, 2014
The National Titanium Dioxide Co. (Cristal; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; www.cristal.com) has entered into an agreement to acquire the titanium dioxide assets of Jiangxi Tikon Titanium Co. The Jiangxi Tikon manufacturing facility is located in the city of Fuzhou in Jiangxi Province, The People’s Republic of China. The transaction, which is expected to close no later than the end of Q1 2015, will consist of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Cristal-to-acquire-TiO2-assets-of-Jiangxi-Tikon_12372.html
October 28, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will expand the production capacity of its existing world-scale production plant for t-butylamine (tBA) at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The company plans to increase the existing production capacity by 60%, from 10,000 ton/yr to 16,000 ton/yr. The expansion is expected to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-to-increase-production-capacity-for-t-butylamine-plant-in-Nanjing_12373.html
October 28, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), featured a slight decline of 0.1% in October, which is a deceleration from the 0.1% gain in September, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Despite the slight decline in October, the CAB still signals further U.S. economic activity...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CAB-suggests-stronger-headwinds-for-U-S-economy-ACC-says_12374.html
October 27, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has been awarded a contract by JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel to modernize and rebuild Norilsk Nickel’s nickel flash-smelting furnace at Nadezhda smelter in Norilsk, Russia. The contract value in these types of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-modernize-Norilsk-Nickels-smelter-in-Russia_12342.html
October 27, 2014
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Kyoto, Japan; www.murata.com) and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.yokogawa.com) announce that they have reached an agreement whereby they will cooperate in the development of communication modules for field wireless devices used in plants. Under the terms of this agreement, Yokogawa will license its technology to Murata and Murata will develop the communication...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Yokogawa-and-Murata-form-alliance-for-development-of-wireless-device-communication-modules_12343.html
October 27, 2014
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com), in a joint venture (JV) with Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com), was awarded a contract to continue to support Sasol with the detailed design, procurement and construction of its world-scale ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Westlake, Louisiana. Fluor will book its share of the undisclosed contract value in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Fluor-and-Technip-JV-awarded-contract-for-Sasols-La-ethane-cracker-and-derivatives-complex_12371.html
October 24, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp. (Houston; www.westlake.com) has announced that it will expand its ethylene capacity and make other capital improvements in Lake Charles, La. with an investment in excess of $330 million.  This expansion is expected to be completed in late 2015 or early 2016...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Westlake-to-expand-ethylene-capacity-in-Lake-Charles_12339.html
October 24, 2014
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has started operations at its state-of-the-art vehicle refinishes plant in Changzhou, China. It is the company's 30th manufacturing facility in the country.   The new factory adds around 25 million liters of capacity for Sikkens, Lesonal and Prime vehicle...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-starts-operations-at-China-vehicle-refinishes-plant_12340.html
October 24, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) continued its rise, gaining 0.6% in September, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   The September gain follows an upwardly revised rise of similar magnitude in August, ACC pointed out, and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-CPRI-continues-to-rise-in-September-ACC-says_12341.html
October 23, 2014
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing, Germany; www.caloric.com) has won its first contract in the U.K. for a small, industrial onsite carbon-monoxide-generation plant (40 Nm³/h of pure CO). The plant will be delivered to a chemical company in the UK and will be realized as turnkey project within a 15 months schedule. With the Caloric Calor process, CO is produced by reforming of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Caloric-wins-its-first-project-in-the-U-K-_12309.html
October 23, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) is building a hydrogen laboratory at its corporate headquarters in Allentown, Pa., that will support the fast growing oil recycling industry. A key feature of the new laboratory is a hydrotreatment unit capable of performing high-pressure and high-temperature hydrogenation reactions. Air Products will use the new hydrogen laboratory, which is scheduled...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/New-Air-Products-Lab-will-help-oil-recyclers-optimize-hydrotreatment-processes_12337.html
October 23, 2014
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com), in a joint venture (JV) with Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com), was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. for the Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. Under the contract, the Fluor and Technip JV will be...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Fluor-and-Technip-awarded-RAPID-Refinery-Facilities-Project-in-Malaysia_12338.html
October 22, 2014
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com), the ThyssenKrupp Group's plant engineering specialist, has received an order from Al Sawfa Cement Co. (Saudi Arabia) to build a complete cement production line. The order is worth around €100 million. The new 5,300 ton/d cement-clinker production plant will be constructed parallel to the existing line...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ThyssenKrupp-wins-follow-up-order-for-cement-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_12301.html
October 22, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA (“Esso”) for the Antwerp Northwest Europe Resid. Upgrade Project – Revamp and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-ExxonMobils-Antwerp-refinery-upgrade_12302.html
October 22, 2014
BP plc (London, U.K.; www.bp.com) has announced that the following two consortia have been awarded the onshore Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the $12-billion Tangguh Expansion Project (Train 3): PT. Tripatra Engineers and Constructors, PT. Tripatra Engineering, PT. Chiyoda International Indonesia, PT. Saipem Indonesia, PT. Suluh Ardhi Engineering and Chiyoda Corp. Consortium; and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BP-announces-contracts-for-Indonesia-liquefaction-project_12303.html
October 22, 2014
AkzoNobel N.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has announced the €5 million divestment of its 50% share in non-consolidated joint venture (JV) Eka Synthomer Oy, to Synthomer. The divestment of these shares follows a strategic review of the businesses within AkzoNobel's portfolio. Commenting...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-exits-paper-chemicals-market-with-divestment-of-Eka-Synthomer-JV_12304.html
October 22, 2014
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, says that Cepsa Chemical (Shanghai) Co. will use UOP process technology to meet demand in China for key petrochemicals used to make plastics for the fast-growing domestic construction and automotive industries. Cepsa Chemical (Shanghai) will use UOP’s Phenol process to produce high quality phenol and by-product acetone, key building...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/UOP-phenol-technology-selected-by-Cepsa-Chemical-in-China_12308.html
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