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February 13, 2008
PetroChina Petrochemical Co. has selected Dow’s (Midland, Mich.; UNIPOL polypropylene (PP) process technology for its new 300,000-m.t./yr PP facility, and Aker Kvaerner (Oslo, Norway; will provide the extended process design package and technical advisory services.   The plant will be built in Fushun, Liaoning...
January 24, 2008
BASF Plant Science (Limburgerhof, Germany; and the National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS; Beijing, China; today announced a cooperation and licensing agreement in biotechnology. It is the first cooperation to be made by BASF Plant Science in the People’s Republic of China and focuses on increasing yield in staple crops such as corn, soybeans and...
January 17, 2008
The Energy & Chemicals Group of the Shaw Group Inc. (Baton Rouge, La.; has been awarded a contract to provide proprietary technology, engineering and procurement services for two 200,000 m.t./yr acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plants for Tianjin Dagu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. The plants will be located in Tianjin Industrial Park, Lingang Industry Area, in the city of Tianjin...
December 20, 2007
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has secured a long-term contract with Ningbo Wanhua Polyurethane, which is one of the fastest growing chemical companies for the production of polyurethanes in China. Linde will supply oxygen and nitrogen to Wanhua’s world-scale plants in Ningbo...
December 10, 2007
Total (Paris, France; announces the startup of a new distillate hydrocracker at the Wepec petroleum refinery...
November 30, 2007
Yesterday, Lonza AG (Basel, Switzerland; formally launched its newly acquired plant in Shawinigan, Canada. The facility is dedicated to the production of Pro-KTM — a new addition to Lonza's nutrition portfolio. The plant recently passed its ISO-9001-2000 and FAMI-QS...
November 28, 2007
PetroChina Sichuan Petrochemical Co., Ltd.  (PetroChina) has chosen LP Oxo SM SELECTORSM 10 Technology for its new facility in  Chengdu, capital city of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province.  LP  Oxo Technology is cooperatively offered by Dow Technology Licensing, a business unit of  The Dow Chemical Co. ( and its consolidated affiliates and Davy Process Technology...
November 15, 2007
China will likely achieve and may even exceed its target to obtain 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020, according to a new report released by the Worldwatch Institute ( If China's commitment to diversifying its energy supply and becoming a global leader in renewables manufacturing persists, renewable energy could provide over 30% of the nation's energy by 2050. That is the major...
November 15, 2007
The Chinese government today officially opened the first hydrogen service station in Shanghai. The Shanghai Anting Hydrogen Refuelling Station was built by The Linde Group (, Tongji University (Shanghai, China) and Shell Hydrogen ( The station is part of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s ‘National 863’ program, commissioned to commercialize...
November 8, 2007
At a press briefing held via Web conference today, the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) presented the results for two of the society's major reports: "Global Business Trends" and "Size and Impact of the Plastics Industry on the U.S. Economy." Despite overall downward trends in the manufacturing sector, SPI's senior director of international trade, Neil Pratt..."Faring-Significantly-Better"-Than-Other-Manufacturing-Sectors_3470.html
November 7, 2007
Total chemical-deal value for the first three quarters of 2007 exceeded total deal value for all of 2006 ($88 billion versus $51 billion, respectively), says a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers entitled Chemical Compounds. The quarterly report on the state of transactions in the global chemicals industry cites that deal volume has been consistently high through the first three quarters of...
November 6, 2007
PetroChina Company Ltd. has selected Basell's Hostalen technology for two new high density polyethylene (HDPE)...
October 24, 2007
Chemical Engineering announced today the release of its new beta website.  The completely retooled site and online information service will provide up-to-the-minute news and in-depth technical expertise from Chemical Engineering’s global team of chemical engineers, CPI professionals and journalists.  “The new site simply capitalizes on Web-based technology to improve how...
October 1, 2007
Plant Watch Liheng adds largest continuous polymerization capacity for PA6 to China September 25, 2007 — Liheng (Changle) Polyamide Technology Co. has contracted Lurgi Zimmer GmbH to build a polyamide-6 (PA6) plant in the province of Fujian. The plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/d of textile-grade chips, and will go onstream in 2009. SolVin to expand latex production in France September 24...
May 1, 2007
    Plastic parts make this diaphragm pump good for pharma In the newly developed special series of diaphragm pump — the encodos hygienic PP (photo) — all wetted parts are made of polypropylene. The design is FDA compliant and suitable for clean-in-place (CIP). This new series is said to offer an attractive price alternative, especially for low-pressure applications in the...
April 1, 2007
    NORTH AMERICA RFID Journal LIVE Annual Conference and Exhibition. RFID Journal LLC (Melville, N.Y.). Phone: 631-249-4989; Fax: 631-980-4314; Web: Orlando, Fla. Apr. 30-May 2   Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Seminar. New Standard Inst. (Milford, Conn.). Phone: 203-783-1582; Web: Boston, Mass. May 7-9   19th Coating and Drying Technology...
April 1, 2007
    China's tremendous economic growth and modernization has propelled the nation to a position where its consumption of energy imports outpaces its economy. As the world's third-largest oil importer, after the United States and Japan, China imported a record-high 36.38-million tons of refined oil last year, 15.7% more than in 2005, to fuel an estimated annual economic growth of 10.7%, reports...
March 1, 2007
In a related story (see above), the EU and China are launching a project, initiated by Sintef (Trondheim, Norway;, to cut global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the three-year, €3-million "Coach" project, Europe will receive emissions quota for CO2 in exchange for "green" coal-fired power plants for China. A twin of the EU's Dynamis...
February 1, 2007
    With about 500 exhibitors from 25 countries expected, and attracting around 20,000 visitors, Achemasia 2007 - the 7th International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (May 14–18; Beijing, China) - is projected to continue to be China's and the Asian region's key event for the chemical process industries (CPI). Achemasia 2007 provides the ideal setting for the...
January 1, 2007
Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. and Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (SNCG; both China) have awarded a contract in excess of €100 million to Lurgi AG (Frankfurt, Germany...
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