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May 30, 2014
Market volumes for U.S. specialty chemicals were flat in April, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; The flat result in April followed a 1.3% gain in March and 0.3% gain in February.   In April, 10 of the 28 specialty chemical market...
May 29, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug; Switzerland; says that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Marubeni Corp. for the engineering and material supply of a new Terrace Wall steam reformer heater, including an air preheating system, for the KazMunayGaz oil refinery located at Atyrau, Republic of Kazakhstan. The value of Foster Wheeler’s contract...
May 29, 2014
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; has announced that it has licensed its INEOS EPS process technology for the manufacture of regular...
May 29, 2014
Solazyme, Inc. (South San Francisco, Calif.;, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, today announced that its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation LLC (“Bunge”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bunge Ltd. (White Plains, N.Y.;, has successfully produced its first commercially saleable products on...
May 28, 2014
The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; has awarded Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located in Jubail Industrial City II at the Sadara Chemical Co. complex, the facility will locally manufacture high-tech RO elements that purify water for...
May 28, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp. (Houston; has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based Vinnolit Holdings GmbH and its subsidiary companies from Advent International, a private equity firm.  Vinnolit is an integrated global leader in specialty polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins.  The acquisition price of €490 million will be financed using existing...
May 28, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; has announced that it has signed an agreement with Siemens Fuel Gasification Technology to cooperate in the commercialization of a new, jointly developed sour-gas shift (SGS) technology for coal gasification. The agreement appoints Clariant as the exclusive catalyst supplier for all Siemens gasification integrated SGS projects...
May 27, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.;, has reached its highest peak since February 2008, while also posting its highest year-over-year gain since September 2010. Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, the CAB realized a healthy 0.8% gain over April, and is up a solid...
May 27, 2014
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and the Korean petrochemical company, SK Global Chemical, have signed a 50-50 joint venture agreement in Seoul, South Korea for a total investment of $595 million to manufacture a range of high-performance polyethylene (PE) products using...
May 26, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; today announced the construction of a new plant for polyalkylene glycol (PAG)-based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The manufacturing facility will start operations by the beginning of 2016 and produce PAG lubricant base stocks and formulated blends. With this double-digit million-euro investment BASF continues...
May 23, 2014
Sika AG (Baar, Switzerland; is acquiring the business of Klebag Chemie AG, a manufacturer of adhesives for the sealing, bonding and flooring markets. The takeover strengthens Sika’s...
May 23, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; has finalized a decision to construct a plant for plastic compounds in Athens, Alabama, as the second plant of its U.S. subsidiary Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. (APNA). The production capacity of the new plant will be 30,000 metric tons per year...
May 23, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; has announced that it was awarded a contract by P.T. OKI Pulp and Paper Mills (Jakarta, Indonesia) for the design and supply of an integrated chlorine dioxide plant for its pulp mill project in South Sumatra, Indonesia.   Officials did not...
May 23, 2014
Celanese Corp. (Irving, Tex.; has announced its intent to construct a vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production unit in Southeast Asia. The unit is expected to begin...
May 23, 2014
The Compounding division of Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland;  and Doeflex Compounding (Wiltshite, U.K.; have announced the intention to combine their S-PVC (suspension polyvinyl chloride) compounding...
May 23, 2014
PAS, Inc. (Houston;, a provider of software for process safety, cybersecurity and asset reliability for the energy, power and process industries worldwide, and Tripwire, Inc. (Portand, Oreg.;, a global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, have announced a technology partnership and integration. The partnership is part of the...
May 23, 2014
Gazprom Neft (Moscow;, SIBUR (Moscow; and Titan Group signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) based on Omsk Polypropylene Plant (Poliom). As part of the deal, Sibgazpolimer, a joint venture of SIBUR...
May 23, 2014
Both the Global and the U.S. Chemical Production Index (CPRI) rose during April, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; ).  Both the Global and the U.S. Chemical Production Index (CPRI) rose during April, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C....
May 22, 2014
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; , a Honeywell company, announced that Guangdong Peng Zun Energy Development Co., a Chinese petrochemical producer, has selected Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a valuable petrochemical used in plastics production. This will be the first propane dehydrogenation project in the Southern Guangzhou region, which is a...
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