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March 10, 2014
FMC Corp. (Philadelphia, Pa.; www.fmc.com) has announced plans to separate into two independent public companies, "New FMC," which will be comprised of FMC's Agricultural Solutions and Health and Nutrition segments and "FMC Minerals," which will be comprised of FMC's current Minerals segment.  The company expects the separation, which remains subject to final board approval and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/FMC-announces-separation-into-two-independent-companies_11577.html
March 10, 2014
The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI (purchasing manager's index) rose 0.3 points to 53.3 in February, a 34-month high, according to the latest Weekly Economic and Chemistry report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   The global PMI has signaled expansion in each of the last 15 months, and has maintained a generally upward trend since...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-manufacturing-index-rose-in-February-ACC-report-says_11578.html
March 10, 2014
Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) officially opened a large extension of the company's catalyst plant in Frederikssund, Denmark. This plant and a plant in Houston, Texas, constitute the company's two primary facilities globally. The extension, representing an investment in excess of DKK 300 million (nearly $56 million), consists of the addition of a new production unit (called P6)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Haldor-Topsøe-expands-its-Frederikssund-catalyst-plant_11579.html
March 7, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) today inaugurated a new global Research and Development (R&D) Center at its Thane site in Navi Mumbai, India, focusing on organic synthesis, advanced process and formulation research, discovery chemistry for modern agricultural solutions, and molecular modeling. With an initial investment of €2 million, this new facility has been set up by BASF under...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-opens-global-R-and-D-center-in-Mumbai_11576.html
March 6, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical Company (Houston, Tex.; www.exxonmobilchemical.com) has announced that it will build facilities to manufacture premium halobutyl rubber and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at its recently...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ExxonMobil-to-construct-butyl-rubber-and-hydrocarbon-resin-plants-in-Singapore_11573.html
March 6, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-breaks-ground-on-new-resin-and-coating-facility-in-Shanghai_11574.html
March 6, 2014
Gevo, Inc. (Englewood, Colo.; www.gevo.com) has announced that Porta Hnos S.A. (Cordoba, Argentina; www.portahnos.com.ar) has signed a letter of intent to become the exclusive licensee of Gevo’s GIFT process technology in Argentina to produce renewable isobutanol. Gevo is said to be the world's only commcerial producer of renewable...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Gevo-process-technology-licensed-for-renewable-isobutanol-production-in-Argentina_11575.html
March 5, 2014
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com), the ThyssenKrupp Group’s plant engineering specialist, has received an order to build a cement clinker production line in Algeria. The customer is Société des Ciments de Ain El Kebira (SCAEK), a subsidiary of Algerian cement manufacturer Groupe Industriel des Ciments d’Algérie...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-to-build-turnkey-cement-plant-in-Algeria_11570.html
March 5, 2014
Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has completed the expansion of its Industrial Coatings site in Songjiang near Shanghai in China, doubling annual production capacity and creating the company’s biggest plant for packaging coatings in the world.   ...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-doubles-capacity-for-industrial-coatings-in-China_11571.html
March 5, 2014
As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation, The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) announced today that a new research and development (R&D) facility will be built in Lake Jackson, Texas, near its largest manufacturing site in Freeport, Texas. The Texas Innovation Center will house state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and technical expertise centers to enable ongoing innovation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Dow-to-build-new-R-and-D-facility-in-Texas_11572.html
March 4, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has acquired Silbond Corp. (Weston, Mich.), a supplier of silicic acid esters. As a special group of functional silanes, silicic acid esters are used in a wide variety of applications, such as in the electronics industry or in chemical applications like coatings. The most important silicic acid ester is Tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), which is manufactured by...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-acquires-Michigan-based-silane-producer-Silbond_11569.html
March 3, 2014
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) has been appointed to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the tankfarm, piperack, and flare units of Phase 1 of the North West Redwater Partnership’s greenfield bitumen...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/WorleyParsons-awarded-Canadian-bitumen-refinery-project_11566.html
March 3, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) will build a new world-scale production plant to manufacture specialty amines at its existing wholly-owned site in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant, which is scheduled to come on stream in late 2015, will have dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-to-build-world-scale-specialty-amines-plant-in-Nanjing_11567.html
March 3, 2014
Succinity GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany; www.succinity.com), the joint venture between Corbion Purac and BASF for the production and commercialization of biobased succinic acid, has announced the successful start-up of its first commercial production facility. The plant, located at the Corbion Purac site in MontmeloĢ, Spain, has an annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons and is producing commercial...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Succinity-produces-first-commercial-quantities-of-biobased-succinic-acid_11568.html
February 28, 2014
In January, U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes fell 0.7%, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The decline in January follows a 1.1% gain in December and a 0.5% gain in November.    The severe winter weather experienced by much...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-specialty-chemical-market-volumes-fall-in-January-ACC-says_11565.html
February 27, 2014
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) has signed a license agreement for its proprietary hydrogen sulfide and sodium sulfide production-process technology with Zhejiang Engineering Design Co. (ZED) in China, to serve as a proxy for licensing the technology to Chinese clients. Hydrogen sulfide is used as a feedstock during production of sulfur-containing compounds. Demand has increased significantly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/JGC-finalizes-license-agreement-for-sulfides-in-China_11561.html
February 27, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) announced today that Kemira will acquire BASF’s global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2014. “Kemira is a global leader in paper and pulp chemistry and the leading supplier of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kemira-acquires-BASF-AKD-emulsion-business_11562.html
February 27, 2014
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; www.abb.com) officially inaugurated its fifth factory in Brazil in the presence of the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mauro Borges, and the Governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin. The new plant is part of a $200-million investment to expand ABB’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ABB-opens-fifth-factory-in-Brazil_11563.html
February 27, 2014
Huntsman Corp. (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.huntsman.com) held an inauguration ceremony to mark the official opening  of its new thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production facility at the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Huntsman-opens-new-thermoplastic-polyurethanes-production-facility-in-Shanghai_11564.html
February 26, 2014
ZeoGas LLC (Houston; www.zeogas.com) secures MegaMethanol technology license from Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, a subsidiary of Air Liquide Group (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com). When completed, the production capacity of the licensed facility will be 5,000 metric tons (m.t.) per day of Grade AA methanol. ZeoGas will operate the MegaMethanol plant for its own account, using the methanol as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ZeoGas-secures-Air-Liquides-MegaMethanol-technology-license_11558.html
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