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April 16, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; is building a new world-scale plant for the production of specialty amines in Ludwigshafen. Startup of the facility with a total annual capacity of about 12,000 metric tons is scheduled for 2015. The product range of this flexible multi-product plant comprises 15 amines for different applications. The major applications are in the construction, automotive, crop...
April 16, 2014
Polief, a subsidiary of Sibur (Moscow;, has completed its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production expansion project in Blagoveshchensk, increasing its capacity from 140,000 to 210,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr).   As part of the production expansion project, Polief has modernized its...
April 15, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; received an order from a customer in India for the design and delivery of an iron-ore pelletizing plant to be constructed in North-East India. The value of the order is approximately €70 million and it will be...
April 15, 2014
Air Products ((Lehigh Valley, Pa.; has announced a longterm agreement with Enterprise Products Operating LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners L.P., that will increase hydrogen supply for refinery and petrochemical...
April 15, 2014
WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG (Klingenberg, Germany; acquired Ettore Cella S.p.A. The Italian company specializes in providing pressure and temperature switches for process instrumentation. With the integration of...
April 15, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan; has announced that their U.S. subsidiary company Shintech Inc. has applied to the State of Louisiana Department of Environment Quality for a permit to build a new plant that will produce ethylene, which is one of the main raw materials for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).   The permit application states that the ethylene production capacity of this...
April 15, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; recently implemented its integrated oxy-fuel combustion system for Oriental Silicas Corp. (OSC) in Taiwan, the first water-glass producer in Asia to adopt this innovative combustion technology. The system helps OSC improve product quality, reduce emissions, and increase productivity in its water glass (sodium silicate) lumps production process. The...
April 15, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; has been awarded a contract by Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co. for the license and engineering design of a grassroots...
April 14, 2014
Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; and CEPSA (Madrid, Spain; have entered into an agreement for Sumitomo to acquire 25% of CEPSA’s subsidiary CEPSA Química China, until now 100% owned by CEPSA. Welcoming Sumitomo into the fold of the company's...
April 14, 2014
Technip (Paris, France; has been awarded a contract comprising detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the core process units of Cargill’s new ethanol-production plant located...
April 13, 2014
Samsung Engineering Co. (Seoul, South Korea; entered Kuwait with the KNPC Clean Fuels Project (CFP) worth $3.8 billion and signed the contract at the official signing ceremony with Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC). The signing ceremony was attended by Samsung...
April 11, 2014
Maag Automatik (Oberglatt, Switzerland;, a Dover Corp. Member (, is proud to announce that M&G Finanziaria (Italy) has chosen the German manufacturer to supply the equipment needed for a complete polyethylene terephthalate (PET) pelletizing plant. Not only will Automatik deliver a number of its production proven underwater...
April 10, 2014
Huntsman Corp. (The Woodlands, Tex.; and Wilmar International Ltd. have announced that Wilmar’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V. has agreed to purchase Huntsman’s European commodity...
April 10, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium;  has signed an agreement to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business Benvic Europe to U.S. investment company OpenGate Capital. Benvic Europe mixes PVC and additives, pigments and stabilizers to make innovative plastic compounds, which are...
April 10, 2014
Clariant AG (Muttenz, Switzerland; has announced a significant investment to expand its plant in Casablanca, Morocco and increase its global footprint with the...
April 10, 2014
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; inaugurated its new high-tech plastics plant in Porto Feliz, Brazil. The specialty chemicals company has invested around EUR 20 million in the facility, which will initially have a capacity of 20,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr). Up to 50 jobs will be created...
April 10, 2014
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, the Netherlands;, the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont Group. (, has signed a license agreement with Dakota Gasification Co. for the construction of a brownfield urea melt, granulation and DEF plant in Beulah, N.D. The urea plant will utilize Stamicarbon’s state-of-the-art Urea 2000Plus Pool Reactor technology. The...
April 10, 2014
Borealis AG (Vienna, Austria; is investing in a capacity increase for the crosslinked polymer XLPE at its Stenungsund plant, serving the wire and cable...
April 9, 2014
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; and Ashland Inc. (Covington, Ky.; today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture (JV), ASK Chemicals headquartered in Hilden, Germany, to investment funds affiliated with Rhône, a London and New York-based private equity investment firm. The enterprise value of the transaction before...
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