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November 19, 2013
Cabot Corp. (Boston, Mass.; announced that it has completed its acquisition of the equity stake owned by Grupo Kuo S.A.B. de C.V. in its Mexican carbon-black manufacturing joint venture (JV), NHUMO, C.V. NHUMO is the leading carbon-black producer in Mexico, and the acquisition of...
November 19, 2013
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; has signed a contract with ArcelorMittal to supply three Prism PHG100 hydrogen-gas generators (PHG) and a high-purity Prism GN700 nitrogen generator for its Saint Chély d'Apcher plant in Southern France. The plant is now fully operational. As the ArcelorMittal Saint Chély d'Apcher plant is not suited for the storage of large amounts of...
November 18, 2013
Novozymes (Copenhagen, Denmark; has announced that it will supply enzyme technology to the world’s first biomass to glycols biorefinery to be constructed by M&G Chemicals in China. The bio-refinery will be located in Anhui province, close to Fuyang in Eastern China, and will have capacity to process 1 million metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of biomass...
November 15, 2013
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess (Cologne, Germany; has completed the expansion of its cresol production plant in Leverkusen, Germany, and has now...
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...
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