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April 9, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; has announced the startup of a new air-separation unit (ASU) in Pisco, located in the central region of Peru. The plant’s capacity is 270 tons per day...
April 8, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; ) says that its Chevron Lummus Global joint venture has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $100 million. The scope of work includes the license, engineering design package and catalyst supply for three grassroots petroleum-refinery units to be located in China.One unit will utilize LC-MAX residue hydrocracking technology — the first commercialization for a grassroots...
April 7, 2014
Yara International (Oslo, Norway; will expand its emissions-control business by acquiring a majority 63% stake in Green Tech Marine (GTM), a leading sulfur oxide (SOX) scrubber supplier to the marine industry. Starting Jan. 1, 2015, SOX Emission Control Areas will be established in the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, the North American Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean.  According to the...
April 7, 2014
The Lubrizol Corporation (Wickliffe, Ohio; announces the groundbreaking for a new TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding plant in Dahej, India.  Construction of this plant is an integral component of the...
April 6, 2014
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (Covington, Ky.; held a grand opening ceremony for the opening of a new pharmaceutical center of excellence in Hyderabad, India. This is the ninth center of excellence that Ashland Specialty Ingredients has opened, and it joins Ashland’s global network of three-dozen research and development and technical centers. The...
April 3, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; and Toda Kogyo Corp. (Tokyo, Japan;, one of the industry leaders in the development and manufacture of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, have announced that they will enter exclusive...
April 3, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (The Woodlands, Tex.; held a groundbreaking ceremony for its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals...
April 3, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; has completed the acquisition of the specialty chemical assets of ERCA Química, Ltda. in Brazil, enabling the group to more than double its surfactant production capacity in...
April 2, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Orbite Aluminae Inc. on the delivery of a new calcination system for Orbite's high-purity alumina production facility located in Cap-Chat, Québec. The contract value is below €10 million and it has been booked in...
April 2, 2014
Synthos Group S.A. (Oswiecim, Poland; is planning to build a neodymium polybutadiene rubber plant in Triunfo Petrochemical Complex in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The investment will be carried out provided that the 2013 contracts on raw material...
April 1, 2014
Brenntag AG (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany; has acquired Gafor Distribuidora Ltd, a distributor of specialty solvents in Latin America...
April 1, 2014
PPG Industries, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.; has announced the successful completion of the previously announced sale to Essilor International of its 51% ownership interest in its Transitions Optical...
April 1, 2014
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has announced that it has entered into an Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) with Shell Global Solutions International B. V. to build ethane-cracking units on a global basis. The EFA is for ten years...
April 1, 2014
Alcoa Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.; has announced a $40 million investment in its Itapissuma, Brazil, rolling mill to increase production of specialty foils for aseptic and flexible packages. The expansion was announced at the ExpoAlumínio trade show in São Paulo. All...$40-million-to-increase-specialty-foil-capacity-in-Brazil_11660.html
April 1, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; is planning on expanding its business and building a steam-methane reformer to increase the supply of hydrogen for its liquid...
April 1, 2014
Sulzer Chemtech (Winterthur, Switzerland; is taking over Aixfotec GmbH, a leading technology company in extrusion systems for the production of polymer foams, based in Aachen, Germany. The acquisition was signed and concluded on March 31, 2014. This...
April 1, 2014
Aspen Technology, Inc. (Burlington, Mass.;, a provider of software and services to the process industries, announced it has acquired the Sulsim sulfur simulation software from Sulphur Experts Inc.(  The Sulsim sulfur-recovery product has been...
March 31, 2014
Samsung Engineering Co., (Seoul, South Korea; has officially announced that it was awarded the North (Hammar Mishrif) New Degassing Station Facilities contract for the ENI Zubair Oil Field Development project in Iraq, worth $840 million. The development of the Zubair Field is led by Eni (32.8%) with Occidental Petroleum Corp. (23.4%), Korea Gas Corp. (18.8%) and Iraq's state-run...
March 31, 2014
Celanese Corp. (Irving, Tex.; has announced its intent to explore plans to construct a methanol production unit at the company’s Bishop, Tex., facility.   Celanese is preparing to apply for the necessary environmental construction permits for a methanol unit with an expected annual capacity of 1.3 million tons at the company’s Bishop facility...
March 31, 2014
The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; has announced that its joint venture membrane chlor-alkali facility with Mitsui & Co., Ltd (Tokyo...
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