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March 14, 2014
Air Liquide Group (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has announced three investments in France, supporting various innovation initiatives. The investments total nearly €100 million.   First Air Liquide will extend and modernize its Paris-Saclay research center, near Versailles, which is its main Research & Development center in the world. A single building will house the 350 current...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Liquide-invests-in-development-for-gas-packaging-cryogenics_11590.html
March 14, 2014
Wholesale trade in chemicals grew 1.4% in the U.S. in January, to $10.8 billion, while inventories fell 1.3% to $12.6 billion, according to the most recent Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   As a result of the January rise in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-wholesale-chemical-trade-grows-OECD-leading-indicator-steady-ACC-says_11591.html
March 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that subsidiaries of its Global Engineering and Construction Group have been awarded contracts by S-OIL Corporation for the front-end engineering design (FEED) for a residue upgrading project at S-OIL’s Onsan...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-FEED-contracts-by-S-OIL-for-residue-upgrading-project_11582.html
March 13, 2014
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) says that Agrium awarded the company two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for a new grassroots urea plant and to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/KBR-awarded-EPC-contracts-for-Agriums-nitrogen-operations-Facility_11583.html
March 13, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) will build the world's first plant for the production of Aquavi Met-Met — a new source of methionine specially developed for shrimp and other crustaceans — in Antwerp, Belgium. Aquavi Met-Met is added to the feed used in aquacultures. The plant is scheduled to commence operation in late 2015. The investment volume is in the lower...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-invests-in-innovative-methionine-source-for-shrimp_11584.html
March 13, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) has announced that an indirect wholly owned subsidiary has entered into a merger implementation agreement with MDM Engineering Group Ltd. to acquire all of the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-acquires-MDM-Engineering-for-$109-million_11585.html
March 13, 2014
Eastman Chemical Co.  (Kingsport, Tenn.; www.eastman.com) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating, Inc. The company, which had 2013 sales revenue of approximately $100 million, is an independent manufacturer and global marketer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Eastman-strengthens-films-unit-with-acquisition-of-Commonwealth-Laminating-and-Coating_11586.html
March 12, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has announced that it has strengthened its position in Italy through the acquisition of Messer Italia S.p.A’s liquid carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Praxair-and-Messer-collaborate-on-acquisition-and-divestiture_11581.html
March 11, 2014
Unilever PLC (London; www.unilever.com) has acquired a majority stake in the Qinyuan Group, a leading Chinese water purification business for an undisclosed amount. Qinyuan generated sales approaching €140 million (c. 1.2 billion RMB) for the 12-month period ending 31 December 2013. Unilever CEO Paul Polman said: “We are delighted to be making this strategic investment – a majority stake in Qinyuan...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Unilever-acquires-Chinese-water-purification-company-Qinyuan_11580.html
March 10, 2014
FMC Corp. (Philadelphia, Pa.; www.fmc.com) has announced plans to separate into two independent public companies, "New FMC," which will be comprised of FMC's Agricultural Solutions and Health and Nutrition segments and "FMC Minerals," which will be comprised of FMC's current Minerals segment.  The company expects the separation, which remains subject to final board approval and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/FMC-announces-separation-into-two-independent-companies_11577.html
March 10, 2014
The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI (purchasing manager's index) rose 0.3 points to 53.3 in February, a 34-month high, according to the latest Weekly Economic and Chemistry report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   The global PMI has signaled expansion in each of the last 15 months, and has maintained a generally upward trend since...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-manufacturing-index-rose-in-February-ACC-report-says_11578.html
March 10, 2014
Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) officially opened a large extension of the company's catalyst plant in Frederikssund, Denmark. This plant and a plant in Houston, Texas, constitute the company's two primary facilities globally. The extension, representing an investment in excess of DKK 300 million (nearly $56 million), consists of the addition of a new production unit (called P6)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Haldor-Topsøe-expands-its-Frederikssund-catalyst-plant_11579.html
March 7, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) today inaugurated a new global Research and Development (R&D) Center at its Thane site in Navi Mumbai, India, focusing on organic synthesis, advanced process and formulation research, discovery chemistry for modern agricultural solutions, and molecular modeling. With an initial investment of €2 million, this new facility has been set up by BASF under...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-opens-global-R-and-D-center-in-Mumbai_11576.html
March 6, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical Company (Houston, Tex.; www.exxonmobilchemical.com) has announced that it will build facilities to manufacture premium halobutyl rubber and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at its recently...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ExxonMobil-to-construct-butyl-rubber-and-hydrocarbon-resin-plants-in-Singapore_11573.html
March 6, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-breaks-ground-on-new-resin-and-coating-facility-in-Shanghai_11574.html
March 6, 2014
Gevo, Inc. (Englewood, Colo.; www.gevo.com) has announced that Porta Hnos S.A. (Cordoba, Argentina; www.portahnos.com.ar) has signed a letter of intent to become the exclusive licensee of Gevo’s GIFT process technology in Argentina to produce renewable isobutanol. Gevo is said to be the world's only commcerial producer of renewable...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Gevo-process-technology-licensed-for-renewable-isobutanol-production-in-Argentina_11575.html
March 5, 2014
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com), the ThyssenKrupp Group’s plant engineering specialist, has received an order to build a cement clinker production line in Algeria. The customer is Société des Ciments de Ain El Kebira (SCAEK), a subsidiary of Algerian cement manufacturer Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-to-build-turnkey-cement-plant-in-Algeria_11570.html
March 5, 2014
Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has completed the expansion of its Industrial Coatings site in Songjiang near Shanghai in China, doubling annual production capacity and creating the company’s biggest plant for packaging coatings in the world.   ...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-doubles-capacity-for-industrial-coatings-in-China_11571.html
March 5, 2014
As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation, The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) announced today that a new research and development (R&D) facility will be built in Lake Jackson, Texas, near its largest manufacturing site in Freeport, Texas. The Texas Innovation Center will house state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and technical expertise centers to enable ongoing innovation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Dow-to-build-new-R-and-D-facility-in-Texas_11572.html
March 4, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has acquired Silbond Corp. (Weston, Mich.), a supplier of silicic acid esters. As a special group of functional silanes, silicic acid esters are used in a wide variety of applications, such as in the electronics industry or in chemical applications like coatings. The most important silicic acid ester is Tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), which is manufactured by...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-acquires-Michigan-based-silane-producer-Silbond_11569.html
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