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February 4, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to increase its annual production capacity of natural soda ash at its Green River plant in Wyoming by 150,000 metric tons (m.t.) as of early next year, to meet growing demand of its U.S. export markets. "This capacity...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-to-increase-its-natural-soda-ash-production-capacity-in-the-U-S-_11467.html
February 4, 2014
Sika AG (Baar, Switzerland; www.sika.com) has agreed to acquire Lwart Química Ltda., a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The acquisition strengthens Sika’s position in the Brazilian construction chemicals market and complements Sika’s geographical footprint in Brazil. Last year Lwart Química...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sika-acquires-waterproofing-company-in-Brazil_11468.html
February 4, 2014
The specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany; www.altana.com) has acquired technologies and customer-specific...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Altana-acquires-wax-emulsions-business-from-DSM_11469.html
February 4, 2014
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) has been awarded a contract by Singapore Refining Co. Ltd. (SRC) — jointly owned by Singapore Petroleum Co. and Chevron — to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the construction of a gasoline...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/JGC-awarded-EPC-contract-for-refinery-upgrade-in-Singapore_11470.html
February 3, 2014
Chevron Energy Technology Company (San Ramon, Calif.; www.chevron.com) and GE Oil & Gas (London, U.K.; www.ge.com) announced today the creation of the Chevron GE Technology Alliance, which will develop and commercialize valuable technologies to solve critical issues for the oil and gas industry. The Alliance builds upon a current collaboration on flow analysis technology for oil...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/GE-and-Chevron-form-technology-alliance_11466.html
January 31, 2014
Solazyme, Inc.(San Francisco, Calif.; www.solazyme.com) says that commercial operations have commenced at both Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s (ADM) Clinton, Iowa facility, and the downstream companion facility operated by American Natural Products in Galva, Iowa (ANP). Highlighting the flexibility of Solazyme’s technology platform, Solazyme, ADM and ANP have successfully manufactured three...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solazyme-Commercial-production-of-Renewable-Algal-Oils-at-Iowa-facilities_11465.html
January 30, 2014
To address the market demand of increased capacity and volume Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has developed the mega-size flotation cell based on its well-established technologies. The first TankCell e500 flotation cell will be installed to First Quantum Minerals' Kevitsa operation in Finland. It is one of the world's largest flotation cells with an effective volume of over 500 m3. First...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/The-first-Outotec-TankCell-e500-to-be-delivered-to-First-Quantum-Minerals_11463.html
January 30, 2014
Dassault Systèmes (Vèlizy-Villacoublay, France; www.3ds.com), a world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mockup and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions and Accelrys, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.; www.accelrys.com), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software for chemistry, biology and materials, today announced the signing of a definitive merger...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/French-3D-design-company-to-acquire-software-provider-Accelrys_11464.html
January 29, 2014
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial gases to a new steel mill being built near the Port of Pecém in an international free trade zone in the state of Ceara, located in the northeast region of Brazil...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Praxair-signs-long-term-supply-agreement-in-Brazil_11461.html
January 29, 2014
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.; www.eastman.com) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of BP’s global aviation turbine engine oil business, with annual revenues of approximately $100 million.  The acquisition includes a production facility in Linden, NJ, specialized laboratory equipment located in Naperville, Ill., and a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Eastman-to-acquire-BPs-aviation-turbine-oil-business_11462.html
January 28, 2014
The first Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) reading of 2014 strengthened slightly, pointing to continued growth and an improving U.S. economy throughout 2014, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The barometer in January ticked up to 94.0, increasing 0.2 points over December on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. This marks the ninth...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-economy-recovery-likely-to-continue-restrained-pace-through-2014-CAB-indicates_11457.html
January 28, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (Houston; www.kraton.com), a global producer of highly engineered polymers, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with the styrenic block copolymer ("SBC") operations of Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corp.   The combination agreement calls for LCY to contribute its SBC business in exchange for newly issued shares in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kraton-to-merge-with-LCY-Chemicals-styrenic-block-copolymer-business_11458.html
January 28, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will build a new plant for its chelating agent Trilon M (methylglycinediacetic acid) at Evonik’s Theodore, Ala. site. The investment will be about $90 million and create around 20 additional jobs. The new production facility is planned to start up in the second half of 2015. BASF’s innovative chelating agent is readily...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-to-manufacture-chelating-agent-at-new-plant-in-Alabama_11459.html
January 28, 2014
Scott Berger has announced plans to retire as executive director of the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), effective December 31, 2014. AIChE’s leadership has begun a search for Berger’s successor, in order to assure a smooth and effective transition. After retirement, Berger will support AIChE on key initiatives.   Berger, a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CCPS-Executive-Director-Scott-Berger-announces-retirement_11460.html
January 27, 2014
Taminco Corp. (Allentown, Pa.; www.taminco.com) and Balchem Corp. (New Hampton, N.Y.; www.balchem.com) today announced an agreement to build and operate a choline chloride facility in St. Gabriel, La., where both companies operate existing production facilities. Balchem will contribute its current St. Gabriel choline chloride...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Balchem-and-Taminco-announce-production-JV-for-choline-chloride_11456.html
January 24, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec; Shanghai, China; www.sinopec.com) broke ground today on the construction of its world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in Maoming Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Maoming, China. At start-up in 2015, the plant, which is the first of its kind in China, will serve the increasing market demand for next-generation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-and-Sinopec-break-ground-on-world-scale-INA-plant-in-Maoming_11454.html
January 24, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) rose by 0.8% in December, following a 0.3% gain in November, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   “For the second consecutive month, production increased in all seven regions of the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-chemical-production-up-for-December-ACC-says_11455.html
January 23, 2014
The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corp. (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.huntsman.com) has announced that it will expand its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15% as a result of debottlenecking three of its PEA manufacturing plants globally. The financial investment and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Huntsman-expands-capacity-for-polyetheramines-in-U-S-Wales-and-Singapore_11449.html
January 23, 2014
Arkema Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) and Jurong Chemical, a Chinese acrylic acid business, have announced the creation of Sunke, a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Arkema-acquires-acrylic-acid-plant-forms-JV-in-China_11450.html
January 23, 2014
Evonik Industries  (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has announced that it will expand its specialty methacrylate monomer facility in Mobile, Ala. The methyl methacrylate transesterification (MMAT) plant, within Evonik’s Performance Polymers Business Unit and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-to-increase-capacity-for-methacrylate-monomers-in-Alabama_11451.html
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