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September 16, 2014
Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs Oy (Porvoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) and Borealis (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com) have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs to deliver the EPCM (engineering, procurement...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Neste-Jacobs-to-implement-Borealis-steam-cracker-upgrade-in-Sweden_12189.html
September 15, 2014
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Paris; www.oecd.org) released its global composite leading indicator (CLI) for July, and the data “point to stable growth momentum in most major economies,” according to the latest Weekly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-leading-economic-indicator-points-to-stable-growth-ACC-report-says_12187.html
September 12, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Cobre del Mayo on the delivery of full anode conversion of the Piedras Verdes copper electrowinning plant in Mexico. The delivery will include over 6,000 of the new mixed metal oxide coated titanium anodes. The order value is less than €10 million. Cobre del Mayo's refinery at Piedras Verdes in Sonora, the heart of Mexico's copper...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-delivers-coated-titanium-anodes-to-copper-tankhouse-in-Mexico_12185.html
September 12, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has acquired Flux Schweiß-und Lötstoffe GmbH (Flux) to complement its aluminum-brazing capabilities and products with fast-growing formulations for automotive heat exchangers and stationary heat...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-expands-aluminum-brazing-capabilities-with-Flux-acquisition_12186.html
September 11, 2014
Specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is strengthening its production network in China to meet the high level of demand for iron oxide pigments and is adding a mixing and milling plant to the pigment plant already under construction in Ningbo. Lanxess is creating a total of roughly 200 new jobs with these two plants. Potential customers for the iron oxide pigments are the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Lanxess-expands-new-plant-for-inorganic-pigments-in-Ningbo_12177.html
September 11, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) today announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons (m.t.). The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-starts-up-butadiene-extraction-plant-in-Antwerp_12178.html
September 11, 2014
Ube Industries, Ltd. (Ube; Tokyo, Japan; www.ube-ind.co.jp) has announced that its Thai subsidiary, UBE Fine Chemicals (Asia) Co., will open a production facility for polycarbonate diol (PCD) to meet rising global demand. The new facility is designed to manufacture 3,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of PCD and is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ube-to-open-production-facility-for-polycarbonate-diol-in-Thailand_12179.html
September 11, 2014
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Tokyo, Japan; www.yokogawa.com) has announced that it has signed a contract with Dell Inc. for the global provision of PC models that are selected and customized for Yokogawa use. Under this contract, which was signed on August 20, Yokogawa will offer high-quality system solutions that utilize Dell PCs and Yokogawa industrial automation (IA) system-related products.  ...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Yokogawa-signs-contract-with-Dell-for-provision-of-dedicated-PC-models_12180.html
September 11, 2014
Endress+Hauser (Reinach, Switzerland; www.endress.com) has inaugurated a new 80,000 square feet state-of-the-art Customer Center in Greenwood, Indiana. This $16-million investment in infrastructure helps to optimize customer support and further underscores Endress+Hauser’s commitment to the U.S. market and its loyal customers in the Americas. Over the past few years, Endress+Hauser has continued to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Endress+Hauser-unveils-new-customer-center-in-Indiana_12181.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.; www.eastman.com) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Taminco Corp. (Allentown, Pa.; www.taminco.com), under which Eastman will acquire Taminco, a global specialty chemical company. Under the terms of the agreement, Taminco stockholders will receive $26.00 in cash for each share of Taminco common stock. The total...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_12182.html
September 11, 2014
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, says that its Oleflex process technology has been selected to produce key ingredients to help meet the growing demand for fuel and petrochemicals in China. Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical Co. will use Honeywell’s UOP C4 Oleflex process technology to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for making high-octane fuel and synthetic...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/UOP-Oleflex-technology-selected-for-isobutylene-unit-in-China_12183.html
September 11, 2014
Samsung Engineering Co. (Seoul, South Korea; www.samsungengineering.com) has received a contract from Pemex, a Mexican state-owned petroleum company, for the Pemex Salamanca ULSD Project. The project will be executed in two phases. Phase I will include detail...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Samsung-Engineering-awarded-Pemex-Salamanca-Refinery-plant-contract_12184.html
September 10, 2014
Huber Engineered Materials (Atlanta, Ga.; www.hubermaterials.com), a division of J.M. Huber Corp., has increased capacity at its precipitated alumina trihydrate (ATH) plant in Bauxite, Ark. (U.S.) by 30%.   “Huber has a longterm, multi-stage plan to incrementally increase capacity at Bauxite driven by customer demand and new product sales,” says Mike Wilson, director of operations for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Huber-Engineered-Materials-expands-alumina-trihydrate-capacity-in-Arkansas_12175.html
September 10, 2014
KBR Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract by Fertial SpA to provide licensing and basic engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s Annaba and Arzew...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/KBR-wins-contract-for-licensing-design-services-for-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_12176.html
September 9, 2014
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) reached an agreement to acquire MTG, Ltd. (Houston; www.mgtl.com). MTG is a management-consulting firm in the oil and gas, petrochemicals...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/WorleyParsons-to-acquire-hydrocarbons-management-consulting-firm_12172.html
September 9, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (Columbus, Ohio; www.momentive.com) has announced that it has completed construction of its epoxy resin and curing agent production facility in Itatiba, Brazil. The company will hold an opening ceremony for customers on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The development will produce epoxy resins and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Momentive-completes-Brazilian-production-facility-for-epoxy-resins-and-curing-agents_12173.html
September 9, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, Calif.; www.amyris.com), Braskem (Sao Paulo, Brazil; www.braskem.com) and Michelin (Clermont-Ferrand, France; www.michelin.com) announced today that Braskem is joining the ongoing collaboration between Michelin and Amyris. This collaboration was initiated to develop and commercialize renewable isoprene, sourced from various biomass as an additional sustainable pathway to produce...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Braskem-joins-renewable-isoprene-commercialization-effort_12174.html
September 8, 2014
Effective April 1st, 2014, the TER Plastics Polymer Group (Herne, Germany; www.terhell.de) took over the majority of the Polish Polimarky Performance Polymers in Rogoznica. The new TER Plastics subsidiary was subsequently renamed into Terez Performance Polymers. High performance compounds on the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/TER-Plastics-Polymer-Group-acquires-Polish-high-performance-compounder_12169.html
September 8, 2014
ExxonMobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) affiliate Esso Norge AS has announced plans to install a new processing unit at the Slagen refinery to enable production of high-quality vacuum gas oil, a higher-yield feedstock used to create finished products, such as diesel. The new residual flash tower is an upgrading unit that will improve the facility’s overall crude distillation process by...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Exxon-affiliate-Esso-Norge-to-build-new-processing-unit-at-Slagen-refinery_12170.html
September 8, 2014
Virent, Inc. (Madison, Wis.; www.virent.com) has announced that The Coca-Cola Co. is making an additional investment in the company¹s development and commercialization of its bio-based paraxylene (PX), BioFormPX. This investment will enable Virent to scale up separation and purification of BioFormPX material at their demonstration plant in Madison, Wis.   “Over the course of our work...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Virent-secures-investment-to-scale-up-bio-based-para-xylene-demonstration-plant_12171.html
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