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July 7, 2014
GE Power & Water (Schenectady, N.Y.; www.gepower.com) has announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal (Mansfield, U.K.; www.monsal.com), a private water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business.

With Monsal’s advanced...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/GE-Power-and-Water-to-acquire-Monsal_11953.html
July 1, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com), Huntsman Corp., Shanghai Hua Yi (Group) Co., Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. and Sinopec Group Assets Management Corp. held a ceremony today kicking off the construction of a new plant with a production capacity of 240,000 metric tons (m.t.) of crude MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) per year, at Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate Co. (SLIC) in Caojing, China...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Consortium-plans-new-MDI-plant-in-Shanghai_11950.html
July 1, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is making an investment in the double-digit-million euro range in a new research center at the Rheinfelden, Germany site. Starting at the beginning of 2016, research into silanes will be carried out in modern laboratories in the four-story building. Silanes are used in the electronics industry, in the tire industry, for the production of adhesives and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-invests-in-new-research-center-at-Rheinfelden-site_11951.html
June 30, 2014
Ineos (www.ineos.com) will acquire BASF SE’s (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) 50% share in Styrolution, a joint venture between the companies. The purchase price to be paid by Ineos amounts to €1.1 billion. A call option in favor of Ineos to buy BASF’s share in Styrolution was already included in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ineos-to-acquire-BASFs-share-in-Styrolution_11949.html
June 27, 2014
Kuraray Co. (Tokyo, Japan; www.kuraray.co.jp/en) has decided to expand its production facilities in the U.S. at its wholly owned subsidiary MonoSol, LLC, headquartered in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kuraray-to-expand-U-S-facilities-for-polyvinyl-alcohol-production_11944.html
June 27, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has expanded its polyamide-12 production capacity at the Marl Chemical Site by 5,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), thereby increasing the supply security of its Vestamid high-performance polymer material. In addition, preparations have begun for increasing the production of Vestosint polyamide powder. For the further expansion of production, Evonik...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-expands-polyamide-12-capacity-and-develops-bio-based-production-process_11945.html
June 27, 2014
The specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany; www.altana.com) and Landa Corp. have concluded an equity financing agreement under which Altana will invest €100 million (~US$135 million) for a minority stake in Landa Digital Printing. Both companies see the agreement not only as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Altana-acquires-stake-in-Landa-Corp-invests-in-digital-printing-technology_11946.html
June 26, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has signed a definitive agreement with Ineos to create a strong player in chlorovinyls, to be named Inovyn. The joint venture (JV) is expected to be effective by year-end following the divestments required by the European Commission. Until completion, Solvay and Ineos will continue to run their businesses separately. "Thanks to this...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-and-Ineos-to-create-chlorovinyls-producer-Inovyn_11940.html
June 26, 2014
H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, Minn.; www.hbfuller.com) has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Tonsan Adhesive, Inc. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will add strong customer relationships in the engineering adhesives markets, manufacturing facilities, and product and technology development capabilities. With a solid record of growth and proven technical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/H-B-Fuller-to-acquire-Tonsan-Adhesive-for-$230-million_11941.html
June 26, 2014
Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) is currently in the process of establishing a production facility in Brazil. The facility will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove dangerous nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as particulate matter and hydrocarbons from the engine exhaust of diesel vehicles such as buses...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Topsøe-to-establish-catalyst-manufacturing-facility-in-Brazil_11942.html
June 26, 2014
Specialty chemical market volumes in the U.S. rose 0.6% in May, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The May gain follows a 0.1% rise in April and a 1.1% rise in March.   Of the 28 specialty market segments monitored by ACC, 20 expanded in May, ACC...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-specialty-chemical-market-volumes-rose-in-May-ACC-report-says_11943.html
June 25, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Glencore Oil Projects AG for the engineering and material supply of a steam reformer heater for hydrogen production for the Orsknefteorgsyntez Refinery at Orsk, Russia. The value of Foster...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-steam-reformer-heater-in-Russia_11933.html
June 25, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Nyrstar, a global integrated mining and metals company, to provide Outotec Ausmelt technology to the Port Pirie redevelopment in South Australia. Outotec will provide a technology licence, engineering, proprietary equipment and advisory services for the redevelopment of Nyrstar Port Pirie into an advanced metals recovery-and-refining facility...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-provide-smelting-technology-for-Nyrstars-Port-Pirie-redevelopment-in-Australia_11934.html
June 25, 2014
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo, Japan; www.sdk.co.jp) has strengthened its system for supplying semiconductor-processing high-purity gases in Asia. In China, SDK increased the production capacity for high-purity ammonia at its subsidiary in Zhejiang Province in January this year. This month, the subsidiary started shipments by ISO tank container on...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Showa-Denko-increases-capacity-for-semiconductor-processing-high-purity-gases_11935.html
June 25, 2014
On June 30, The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) will begin construction of its previously announced world-scale ethylene production facility, representing a prominent milestone in delivering on its strategy to invest in its performance-based portfolio of technology-enabled businesses. This significant investment in Dow’s Texas Operations in Freeport remains on track and on-plan for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Dow-to-begin-construction-on-ethylene-production-facility-in-Freeport_11936.html
June 25, 2014
To coincide with Graphene Week 2014, taking place June 23-27 in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Graphene Flagship (www.graphene-flagship.eu) has announced that it is doubling in size. Already one of the largest-ever European research initiatives, with funding of €1 billion over the next ten years, the Graphene Flagship is inviting 66 new partners to join the consortium following the results of a €9...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/European-research-consortium-Graphene-Flagship-doubles-in-size-with-66-new-partners_11937.html
June 25, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) is increasing production capacity for its Licocene Performance Polymers by 50% at its facility on the Frankfurt-Höchst Industrial Park in Germany. The debottlenecking of Clariant’s existing production line represents a low double-digit million Swiss Franc investment, with the additional capacity scheduled to come onstream in the first quarter of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-to-increase-production-capacity-for-performance-polymers-in-Germany_11938.html
June 25, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) says that it was awarded a contract to support Ashta Chemicals Inc. in making significant upgrades to its chlorine and potassium-based chemicals plant located in Ashtabula, Ohio. Company officials did...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-Awarded-Contract-by-Ashta-Chemicals_11939.html
June 24, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), continued its upward growth this month, with a 0.5% gain from May. Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA), the CAB’s 0.5% gain beat the average first quarter monthly gains of 0.3%. Though the pace of growth has slowed significantly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CAB-economic-indicator-gains-0-5-percent-in-June_11931.html
June 24, 2014
Neste Oil Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.nesteoil.com) and Renewable Algal Energy, LLC (RAE; Johnson City, Tenn.; www.rae-energy.com), an algae biomass producer, have signed a contingent commercial algae oil offtake agreement. Algae oil is one of the alternatives being researched by Neste Oil for use as a feedstock for producing renewable diesel in the future.   Cooperation with RAE is intended to secure...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Neste-Oil-signs-offtake-agreement-for-algae-based-biofuels-from-RAE_11932.html
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