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October 3, 2013
  Primus Green Energy (Hillsborough, N.J.; www.primusge.com) held an event yesterday to mark the official commissioning of its demonstration-scale plant for making drop-in gasoline from synthesis gas.   The company’s STG-plus process generates high-octane gasoline from syngas, without the need for further refining of the product. The 100,000 gal/yr demonstration plant will provide data for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Syngas-to-gasoline-demonstration-scale-plant-commissioned_11090.html
October 3, 2013
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) announced today that a contract has been signed between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) and JGC and Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the company's ethane cracker to be built in Baytown, Texas as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/JGC-and-Fluor-awarded-EPC-contract-for-major-ethylene-plant-in-the-U-S-_11093.html
October 3, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) and Zachry Industrial (San Antonio, Tex.; www.zhi.com), in a partnership called Gulf Coast Partners, have been awarded a substantial contract to design and build two polyethylene (PE) plants for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) as a part of its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals project in Old Ocean, Texas. The scope of work...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Technip-and-Zachry-awarded-polyethylene-project-in-the-U-S-_11094.html
October 2, 2013
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has finalized the €260-million divestment of its Building Adhesives business to Sika AG...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-finalizes-divestment-of-Building-Adhesives-business_11085.html
October 1, 2013
Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com), a worldwide producer of organic peroxides, and Saudi investment company Watan Industrial Investment have signed an agreement for the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Arkema-and-Watan-form-joint-venture-will-build-organic-peroxides-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_11084.html
September 30, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC; Jiangsu Province, China). JMC is a leading supplier of several types of high performance pigments and pigment preparations in China. The business recorded sales of RMB 210 million (approximately...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-acquires-organic-pigment-business-invests-in-new-plant-in-China_11078.html
September 30, 2013
Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, U.K.; www.malvern.com), a leading global provider of instrumentation and expertise for materials and biophysical characterization, has acquired nanoparticle characterization company NanoSight Ltd. (Amesbury, UK; www.nanosight.com). The acquisition was completed on Friday 27 September 2013. NanoSight has developed and commercialized a unique and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Malvern-Instruments-acquires-NanoSight_11079.html
September 30, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to build South-East Asia's largest sodium bicarbonate plant. Located in Thailand and with a total capacity of 100,000 ton/yr, this new facility will help meet the growing demand for high quality products from the region's dynamic healthcare and food markets. Solvay will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-to-build-large-bicarbonate-plant-in-Thailand_11080.html
September 30, 2013
Shell Cansolv (Montreal, Canada; www.cansolv.com) and Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) have signed an agreement to leverage their respective expertise in marketing an end-to-end solution for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Shell-Cansolv-and-Technip-to-strengthen-CO2-capture-technology_11081.html
September 30, 2013
Biesterfeld France Produits Spéciaux EURL (Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France), the French subsidiary of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH (Hamburg, Germany; www.biesterfeld-spezialchemie.com), has acquired the French company SMPC Production located in St. Ouen l‘Aumone with...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Biesterfeld-France-Produits-Speciaux-EURL-aquires-SMPC-Production_11082.html
September 30, 2013
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, Pa.; www.ppg.com) has announced plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia. The company...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/PPG-to-invest-$60-million-in-new-coatings-facility-in-Russia_11083.html
September 30, 2013
Chemical Engineering announced this year’s four honorees and the winner of the 2013 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award at an award banquet held at ChemInnovations last week in Galveston, Tex. This biennial prize that the magazine has bestowed since the early 1930s recognizes the most noteworthy chemical engineering technology commercialized anywhere in the world during 2011 and 2012...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Five-companies-are-honored-for-achievements-in-chemical-engineering_11088.html
September 29, 2013
Economic reports from this week showed mostly positive developments, but concerns remain over a potential debt-ceiling crisis and high oil prices, according to the most recent Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   Data on new home sales suggest that the recovery in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Economic-data-suggest-improvement-in-U-S-but-concerns-remain-ACC-says_11077.html
September 27, 2013
The Dow Chemical Company’s (Midland, Mich, www.dow.com) Unipol Polypropylene (PP) Process Technology from Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Qinghai-Mining-selects-Unipol-polypropylene-process-technology-for-new-plant_11074.html
September 27, 2013
Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico; www.alpek.com) has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with United Petrochemical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Alpek-forms-joint-venture-with-United-Petrochemical-for-terephthalate-chemical-plant_11075.html
September 24, 2013
The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. The CAB is a leading economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, and four months at cycle...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Chemical-Activity-Barometer-suggests-expansion-into-2015-ACC-say_11073.html
September 20, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com)says that its U.S. affiliate, BASF Corp., has entered into an agreement to commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the biotechnology company Verenium Corp. (San Diego, Calif.) for $4.00 per share. Based on all outstanding shares and including all net financial liabilities, the enterprise value would be approximately $62...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-announces-cash-offer-to-acquire-Verenium_11018.html
September 20, 2013
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) has signed an agreement to acquire Soto Industries Inc, a privately owned company, headquartered in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kemira-acquires-Canadian-specialty-chemicals-company-Soto-Industries_11019.html
September 20, 2013
Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden; www.atlascopco.com), a provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire Synatec GmbH, which provides quality-improvement solutions mainly to the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Atlas-Copco-acquires-assembly-solutions-expert-Synatec_11020.html
September 20, 2013
Safic-Alcan Groupe (Puteaux, France; www.safic-alcan.com), an international distribution group of chemical specialties, announces today it has acquired Laserson, a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Safic-Alcan-acquires-French-chemical-distributor-Laserson_11021.html
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