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September 10, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) now produces its new cost-efficient binders (CEBs) based on styrene-acrylics and styrene butadiene at its site in Hamina, Finland. Since 2012, the successful product line has already been supplied primarily to customers in Central Europe from the site in Ludwigshafen. Now, customers in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-to-produce-paper-coating-binders-at-its-Hamina-site_10982.html
September 10, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) and Secar Technologie GmbH (Hönigsberg, Austria) have established the LiteCon Advanced Composite Products joint venture on September 4. The aim of the newly established enterprise is to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-forms-joint-venture-with-Secar-for-lightweight-composites_10983.html
September 10, 2013
Praxair India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has signed two long-term contracts with JSW Steel, to operate small on-site nitrogen plants in support of the company’s expansion efforts in the cities of Kalameshwar and Tarapur, located in the state of Maharashtra. The nitrogen will be used in the manufacturing processes for both cold rolled and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Praxair-India-expands-growth-with-small-on-site-plants_10984.html
September 10, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCm) contract by Sasol Petroleum International (SPI) for the low pressure compression project at Sasol’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-EPCm-contract-for-compression-project-in-Mozambique_10985.html
September 10, 2013
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp), through its Canadian subsidiary Toyo Engineering Canada Ltd., has signed a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) service to Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. (Jacos), a subsidiary of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (Japex), for its Oil Sands...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Toyo-lands-EPC-contract-for-oil-sands-SAGD-facilities-in-Canada_10986.html
September 9, 2013
Aveva (Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) VEVA announced today that it has further strengthened its 3D plant-design software product, AVEVA PDMS. Responding to customer requests, the added enhancements further improve design efficiency on major capital projects. “The focus for this release is piping improvements and enhanced integration,” says Bruce Douglas, senior vice-president, EDS Strategy...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AVEVA-PDMS-delivers-major-new-piping-capabilities_10976.html
September 9, 2013
Cabot Corporation (Boston, Mass.; www.cabot-corp.com) and joint venture partner Risun Group announced the completion and commissioning of their new carbon black manufacturing facility in Xingtai, Hebei Province...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Cabot-and-Risun-open-new-carbon-black-plant-in-China_10977.html
September 9, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) has announced that it entered into a merger implementation agreement with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), a 6,500-person professional services...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-Engineering-enters-into-merger-agreement-with-Sinclair-Knight-Merz_10978.html
September 9, 2013
Eriez Manufacturing Co. (Erie, Pa.; www.eriez.com) has announced the acquisition of U.K. based Centriforce Limited, a provider of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Eriez-acquires-coolant-filtration-company-Centriforce_10979.html
September 9, 2013
As of the end of August, the global chemical industry had invested a total of $84.4 billion in 126 projects connected to the increased availability of shale gas in the U.S., according to a database of industry project announcements maintained by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). ACC plans monthly updates to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Shale-gas-investments-top-$84-billion-in-U-S-ACC-says_10980.html
September 8, 2013
Teijin Frontier Co. (www2.teijin-frontier.com) — the Teijin Group's (Tokyo, Japan; www.teijin.com) fiber-products converting company — announced today that it will establish Teijin Frontier Myanmar Co., Ltd. in Yangon, Myanmar, on October 1 to strengthen Teijin Frontier’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Teijin-Frontier-to-establish-new-company-in-Myanmar_10975.html
September 5, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) and Hatch Ltd. (Mississauga, Ont., Canada; www.hatch.ca), as an unincorporated joint venture, have been awarded a contract by Mubadala and Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) for the provision of a technology...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-Hatch-to-deliver-a-technology-license-for-a-potential-alumina-refinery-in-the-UAE_10973.html
September 5, 2013
Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) has announced that it is moving forward with the construction of a production plant for low-global-warming-potential (LGWP) refrigerant gas, 1234yf...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Arkema-to-construct-production-plant-for-refrigerant-gas_10974.html
September 3, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) has received the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its sunliquid demonstration plant in Straubing, Germany, which was opened in July 2012. The certificate confirms that the cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues produced with the sunliquid technology is compliant with the sustainability criteria set out in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-certifies-cellulosic-ethanol-plant_10966.html
September 3, 2013
Available from today, a new Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Category Selection calculator application (app), developed by Lloyd's Register Group Ltd. (LR; London, U.K.; www.lr.org), will provide manufacturers with instant access to customized information about the E.U. directive (97/23/EC). The app also helps facilitate engineering calculations with graphical illustrations to better understand how to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/New-LR-mobile-app-saves-pressure-equipment-manufacturers-time-and-money_10967.html
September 3, 2013
A. Schulman, Inc. (Akron, Ohio; www.aschulman.com) has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Perrite Group, a thermoplastics manufacturing business with operations in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/A-Schulman-acquires-thermoplastics-manufacturer-Perrite-for-$52-million_10968.html
September 3, 2013
Innospec Inc. (Littleton, Colo.; www.innospecinc.com) has announced that it has acquired Chemsil Silicones Inc. and the Chemtec Chemical Co., from its private owners. Chemsil develops and markets silicone-based formulations to the personal care industry. Chemtec, which...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Innospec-acquires-Chemsil-Silicones-and-ChemTec-deepens-personal-care-profile_10969.html
September 3, 2013
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has decided to build the country’s first combined ammonia-urea complex 30 km north of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. The plant is going to play a very important role for the economy of Azerbaijan in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Haldor-Topsøe-licensing-technology-to-Azerbaijans-first-ammonia-urea-complex_10970.html
September 2, 2013
Saudi Hydrogen Peroxide Co., a newly created joint venture (JV) between Sadara Chemical Co. (Sadara; Jubail Industrial City; Saudi Arabia) and the Solvay Group (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com), announced today that they have begun constructing one of the world's largest hydrogen peroxide plants in the Kingdom of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-and-Sadara-JV-begins-construction-of-H2O2-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_10965.html
August 30, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) will supply the latest flash-smelting technology improvements to the upgrade of Rio Tinto's Kennecott Utah copper smelter in the U.S. The contract value is approximately €14 million and will be booked in Outotec's third quarter order intake.   Kennecott has operated the Utah copper smelter...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-supply-technology-for-upgrading-Cu-smelter-in-Utah_10963.html
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