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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...
March 31, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $40 million by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) to provide ethylene technology and front end...
March 28, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LLC (The Woodlands, Tex.; has announces that its wholly-owned affiliate, Chevron Phillips Chemicals International N.V. is expanding its Tessenderlo, Belgium facility. The expansion includes an on-purpose hydrogen sulfide...
March 28, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (Tokyo, Japan; held an opening ceremony celebrating the construction of a new acetonitrile plant in Tongsuh Petrochemical’s plant grounds in Ulsan, Korea, which...
March 28, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical Co. (Houston; has announced the opening of its world-scale manufacturing facility that will enable the company to produce up to 50,000 tons per year of SpectraSyn Elite metallocene...
March 27, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; has been awarded a contract by Shandong Sincier Petrochemical Co. for the license and engineering design of a grassroots propane and butane dehydrogenation unit to be built in Dongying, Shandong Province, China. The unit will use the Catofin dehydrogenation...
March 27, 2014
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; and Petronas Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;, a technology commercialization arm of Petronas, today announced that they have entered into a licensing Term Sheet Agreement. The licensing collaboration term sheet was formalized at a signing ceremony held today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, in...
March 27, 2014
Invista (Wichita, Kan.; broke ground on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in China. These facilities mark a key milestone in Invista’s plans for integrated nylon 6,6 facilities in the China market and underscore the company’s commitment to the region...
March 27, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; has completed the acquisition of U.S.-based Plextronics Inc. to bolster its Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) electronic display technology and launch a new development platform with a strong Asian...
March 25, 2014
Repsol’s (Madrid, Spain) Chemicals Division ( has entered into an agreement to license Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary technology for production of metallocene-based polyethylene resins. Repsol will be implementing this technology in its existing integrated site...
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