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November 15, 2013
Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany; is significantly expanding its global isophorone (IP) and isophorone diamine (IPD) capacities by funding an investment of more than €100 million in Shanghai, China. The new production plants will be completed in the first quarter of 2014 and will increase the total capacities of IP and...
November 15, 2013
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Paris; released its composite leading indicator (CLI) for September and, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.;, the data signal improvements in growth in most major OECD countries and also possibly in China.   In its most recent Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report...
November 15, 2013
Airgas, Inc. (Radnor, Pa.; has announced that the Prologis International Centre South in Minooka, Ill. will be the site for its new air-separation unit (ASU) in the Chicago area. Construction of...
November 15, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, CAlif.; has received a contract from Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.; to provide Integrated Project Management Team...
November 13, 2013
Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, Wis.; has announced that it has agreed to purchase Jacobs Automation, a leader in intelligent-track motion-control technology. Jacobs Automation provides a motion-control solution called the iTRAK...
November 11, 2013
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP; Jakarta, Indonesia; along with Compagnie Financière Michelin (Michelin) have formed a partnership for the inauguration of a synthetic rubber...
November 11, 2013
Autodesk, Inc. (Mill Valley, Calif.; has announced its intention to acquire Delcam (Birmingham, U.K.;, a supplier of advanced software for the manufacturing...
November 8, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands; , the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A, has signed contracts with Samsung Engineering for a urea synthesis plant and a urea granulation plant for The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR; The scope of the contracts will be licensing, process design package, basic engineering design package...
November 8, 2013
Eni S.p.A. (Rome; chemical subsidiary Versalis and Lotte Chemical (Seoul; have established a 50:50 joint venture (JV) under the name Lotte Versalis Elastomers Co....
November 8, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals Group (Tokyo; and Prime Polymer, a Mitsui Chemicals subsidiary, have announced expansions to...
November 8, 2013
KBR, Inc., (Houston;, a global engineering, construction and services company, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Fertial SpA to conduct a study that will improve...
November 7, 2013
Global specialty chemicals company Chemtura Corp. (Philadelphia, Pa.; has opened its new multipurpose manufacturing facility in the Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area in Nantong, China.  The state-of-the-art facility, located in Jiangsu Province 80 miles northwest of Shanghai, will consist of three...
November 7, 2013
Flotek Industries, Inc. (Houston, and Tasneea Oil and Gas Technologies, LLC (, of Oman, have announced the execution of an agreement to establish an oilfield chemistry manufacturing company and a chemical research company in Oman to serve markets in the Middle East and...
November 7, 2013
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA; has issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three million workers were injured on the job in 2012. The...
November 6, 2013
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Hamburgh, Germany; has reached an agreement with De Nora (Milan, Italy) to establish a joint venture (JV). The companies intend to combine their engineering, procurement and construction activities for electrolysis plants under the name ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers. This will enable both partners to expand their technological platforms and...
November 6, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; says it will build and operate a large-scale alkoxylation unit in Pasadena, Texas, at an integrated industrial facility of LyondellBasell's Equistar Chemicals...
November 6, 2013
Sibur Holding’s (Moscow, subsidiary Biaxplen has launched a new production facility of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films in Tomsk. The opening ceremony was attended by Sergey Zhvachkin, Governor of the Tomsk region, Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of SIBUR Holding’s Board of...
November 6, 2013
AEA Investors LP ( has signed an agreement to acquire the municipal, industrial and services water- and wastewater-treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies (Alpharetta, Ga.;, a part of Siemens Industry Sector, for EUR 640 million. The...
November 6, 2013
TPC Group (Houston;, a provider of C4-based products and services, announced the progress of its comprehensive expansion program to increase polyisobutylene capacity. In early 2013 TPC embarked on an expansion effort to both debottleneck existing capacity and build additional capacity to meet the current and future needs of our customers. Since commencing engineering work, TPC has increased...
November 6, 2013
Ashai Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC; Tokyo, has reached an agreement with Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (Kuala Lumpur...
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