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August 20, 2013
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, R.I.;, a United States manufacturer of precision-performance polyester, polypropylene, metallized, and bio-based films, will begin construction on a second cogeneration system at its 70-acre North Kingstown, R.I. campus. Toray already operates a cogeneration system that supplies continuous power to its Lumirror polyester film division...
August 20, 2013
The Lubrizol Corporation (Wickliffe, Ohio; has announced the opening of a world-class additives manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. The plant is the latest addition to Lubrizol's long-term investment and growing presence in China. It is also the cornerstone of Lubrizol's 10-year...
August 20, 2013
Siemens Energy Sector (Erlangen, Germany; has been awarded a major order from Portland General Electric Company, a fully integrated public utility in Oregon, for 116 units of its...
August 20, 2013
Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden; and Edwards Group Ltd. have entered into an agreement where Atlas Copco will acquire Edwards, a global supplier of vacuum and abatement solutions, for an amount of up to $1.6 billion. Edwards is a technology and market leader in...
August 20, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; has announced a significant expansion of its Jurong Island, Singapore oil additives plant, to...
August 20, 2013
IMCD Group B.V. (Rotterdam, The Netherlands; announces it has acquired Singapore-based Paceco Industrial Supplies Pte. Ltd., a distributor for engineering and specialty plastics. Established in...
August 20, 2013
Honeywell (Morristown, N.J.; has announced that Antipinsky Refinery CJSC will use Honeywell's Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) to control plant processes and general refinery facilities as part of the third stage of construction of the Antipinsky Refinery in Tyumen, Russia. The commissioning of the plant will...
August 19, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has been awarded a contract by Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Co. (Pasar) for the modernization of Pasar's copper smelter in the Philippines. The contract...
August 19, 2013
Panda Power Funds (Dallas, Tex.; has announced that it intends to build, own and operate an 859-MW combined-cycle power plant in an industrial-zoned area of Brandywine, Maryland. Once complete, the natural-gas-fueled generating station will be able to supply...
August 19, 2013
Citing data from the U.S. Federal Reserve (Washington, D.C.;, the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; said growth in chemical production has been “uneven over the past several quarters” in the U.S. in its latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report.    Overall, Federal Reserve...
August 19, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; announced today that it has started up a second nitrogen plant at its facility in Kirtland, New Mexico to support growing nitrogen demand in the San Juan basin...
August 16, 2013
Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.; and Kiewit (Omaha, Neb.; have completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work and pre-construction planning activities for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project. Located in Coos Bay, Ore., the facility will utilize Black & Veatch’s Prico LNG technology to produce up to 6 million ton/yr of liquefied natural gas...
August 14, 2013
Technip (Paris, France;, in consortium with its construction partner Performance Contractors Inc., was awarded a contract by the National Cooperative Refinery Assn. (NCRA). This contract covers supply of Technip’s proprietary reforming technology, as well as...
August 14, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heating production to Elenia Lämpö in Turenki, Finland. The heating plant is scheduled to go on-stream in late 2014. The value of the...
August 14, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (The Woodlands, Tex; announced it received air permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for its planned ethane cracker and polyethylene units.  Additionally, Chevron Phillips Chemical received a greenhouse gas...
August 13, 2013
Johnson Matthey (London; has announced that their global Catalysis and Chiral Technologies technology business unit, JMCCT, which provides services in heterogeneous, homogeneous, chiral and biocatalytic technologies for customers in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and agrochemical industries, is...
August 12, 2013
Siemens Energy ( has received a contract from Indonesia to deliver a Zimpro wet-air-oxidation system. The technology will be part of the new Gundih gas processing plant where it will treat wastewater contaminated during the gas production process. The contract was awarded by a consortium consisting of PT Inti Karya Persada Tehnik and PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk. As general contractors, both...
August 12, 2013
GranBio (São Paulo;, a Brazilian biotechnology company, and Rhodia, a Solvay Group (Brussels, Belgium; company, have signed an agreement to create a partnership to produce bio n-butanol. Bio n-butanol is made from sugar cane straw and bagasse, the same raw material that is used to manufacture second-generation ethanol and which is abundant in Brazil. Under the...
August 12, 2013
Invista (Wichita, Kan.; and Portuguese computational biology company SilicoLife have announced collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes...
August 9, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; and Tasnee (, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Saudi Arabia, today announced the signing of an agreement to establish a masterbatches joint venture (JV) in Saudi Arabia. Within the framework of the agreement, through its 100% subsidiary Rowad National Plastic Company Ltd. (, Tasnee will acquire a 40% stake...
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