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March 25, 2014
Sandvik Process Systems (SPS; Fellbach, Germany;, a world leading supplier of sulfur processing & handling solutions for the oil-and-gas industry, has expanded its product portfolio by purchasing the proprietary technology and knowhow of the Brimrock Group Inc. (Calgary...
March 24, 2014
JGC Corporation JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; and its partners GS Engineering & Construction (GS) and SK Engineering & Construction, both based in Korea, announced today that they received award notification by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to provide engineering, procurement...
March 24, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Leverkusen, Germany; is increasing its production capacities in the Asia/Pacific region to meet the continued growth in demand there for raw materials for coatings and adhesives. Ground was broken at the site in Shanghai, China, on Monday for a new plant for the production of the precursor hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI). With an annual capacity of...
March 24, 2014
Velocys plc (Plain City, Ohio; has entered a joint venture (JV) with Waste Management (, NRG Energy (NRG;, and Ventech Engineers International (Ventech; to develop gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants in the U.S. and other select geographies. The JV will pursue the development of multiple plants utilizing a combination of renewable biogas...
March 24, 2014
The member companies of the Large Industrial Plant Manufacturers ́ Group (AGAB) at the German Engineering Federation (VDMA; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; booked orders worth €21.2 billion in 2013, a 3% increase year-on-year (2012: €20.5 billion). The industry is continuing to experience a fundamental shift in the business environment. “To an increasing extent, customers expect...
March 24, 2014
Oxea GmbH (Oberhausen, Germany; is planning to increase its European capacity for Oxsoft GPO (Dioctyl Terephthalate - DOTP) by 50,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) by the fourth quarter of 2015. To this end, Oxea has signed a memorandum of understanding with a third party to establish a joint...
March 24, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. (The Woodlands, Tex.; and the chemicals division of Repsol S.A. (Madrid, Spain; have announced that Repsol has entered into an agreement to license Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary technology for production of metallocene-based polyethylene (PE) resins.   Repsol will be implementing this technology in its existing...
March 24, 2014
The joint venture BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals LLC (Port Arthur, Texas; and www.totalpetrochemicals) today announced the startup of a tenth furnace at its steam cracker facility in Port Arthur, Texas. The additional furnace improves feedstock flexibility, enhances plant reliability and increases annual production capacity of...
March 21, 2014
According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.;, the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) grew 0.3% in February. Following flat growth in January due to harsh winter weather, February’s CPRI showed growth in six out of seven regions. There was a modest decline in the Gulf Coast compared to January, but this was offset by gains in other...
March 21, 2014
Oxea GmbH (Oberhausen, Germany; has started basic engineering for a 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and a propanol unit at its world-scale production plant in Bay City, Tex. Both units are scheduled to come onstream in late 2016. Key...
March 20, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; has announced it has been awarded a major contract by Samsung Electronics Co. to supply complete bulk specialty-gas and chemical delivery systems in support of its fab in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, western China. The contract called for the design and construction of a bulk...
March 20, 2014
Addivant (Middlebury, Conn.; has announced the completion of the first phase of capacity expansions at Gulf Stabilizers Industries (GSI), the company’s joint venture in Al Jubaïl...
March 20, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has signed an asset purchase agreement with Siemens Energy, Inc. to acquire the Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business that supplies and services clean air technologies for use in power plants and industrial facilities. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions...
March 20, 2014
Chiyoda Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; and CB&I ( have announced the joint venture between Chiyoda International Corp., a U.S.-based wholly owned subsidiary of Chiyoda, and CB&I has been awarded a contract valued at...
March 19, 2014
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; has divested its wholly-owned subsidiary Perlon-Monofil to the Munich-based Serafin Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction closes with immediate effect. Perlon-Monofil GmbH is a global leader for polyamide (PA) and polyester (PET) monofilament products sold under the brand names Perlon, Atlas and Bayco. The products are designed for...
March 14, 2014
Novo Nordisk A/S (Bagsværd, Denmark; is increasing its drug development capacity by investing 550 million Danish kroner ($100 million) in a new research and development facility in Bagsværd, Denmark. The purification plant will expand the company’s capacity to produce active pharmaceutical...
March 14, 2014
On February 15, 2014, Kreisel GmbH & Co. KG (Krauschwitz, Germany; took over the business of the insolvent Schäffer Verfahrenstechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Thierhaupten near Augsburg. The approximately 30 employees will retain their jobs in the newly founded Schäffer Verfahrenstechnik GmbH. In this way, the planning, design and manufacturing of sophisticated bulk material...
March 14, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; has opened its expanded production plant for precipitated silica in Rayong, Thailand. With this investment, Evonik increased its capacity for...
March 14, 2014
Air Liquide Group (Paris, France; 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...
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.;   As a result of the January rise in...
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