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November 11, 2008
The Board of Lucite International Group Ltd., (Southampton, UK;, has announced that the company will be acquired by Mitsubishi Rayon Co. for a total cash consideration of approximately $1.6 billion. The purchase is subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities, and is expected to be completed by the end of January 2009. Lucite International is a leading manufacturer of methyl...
April 15, 2008
A new nanomaterial which doubles as a filter and a reactor capable of destroying unwanted substances, has been developed by a team from Nanyang Technological University (NTU; Singapore;, and the Singapore Public Utilities Board. The material consists of nanosized crystals of titanium dioxide, which can capture unwanted matter in water and can act as a catalyst under the application of...
March 28, 2008
Invensys Process Systems ( has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Simon Carves Ltd. to provide an InFusion Enterprise Control System through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for PTT Polyethylene Co. Ltd. (PTT PE). Invensys will provide a complete enterprise control solution for the grass-roots, 300,000 ton/yr low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant...
March 15, 2008
SulphCo, Inc. (Houston, Tex.; has signed an agreement with Pt. Isis Megah (Isis; an Indonesian oil-and-gas services company), which grants Isis an exclusive...
March 13, 2008
Mustang Engineering (Mustang), a subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC , has been authorized by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (ExxonMobil) to proceed with the detailed engineering design and site construction management for the process...
March 6, 2008
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, announced today that it will establish a natural gas processing design center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to better support the Southeast Asia market. "Establishing this design and operations center in Malaysia demonstrates our commitment to serving the Southeast Asia market and our numerous customers there," said Carlos A. Cabrera...
March 4, 2008
Technip (Paris, France; has been awarded by KNM Process Systems Sdn Bhd a contract to provide assistance in the detailed engineering of the fatty acids methyl ester transesterification unit...
February 26, 2008
Specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; is set to make the biggest single investment in its history in Singapore. A new chemical production site for synthetic rubber is to be built at the chemical park on Jurong Island. Lanxess has earmarked a record amount of 400-million euros for this investment. From 2011, the site in Singapore will produce up to 100,000 m.t./yr of...
January 30, 2008
SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture (JV) of The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; and Siam Cement Public Co. Ltd. (SCG;, announced today that it is in the final stage to plan and build a specialty elastomers train at the joint venture's Map Ta Phut site in Thailand. The specialty elastomers train is expected to commence operations in 2011. "This new...
January 24, 2008
Vietnam National Chemical Corp. (Vinachem) has contracted Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Denmark; for the supply of license, engineering, proprietary equipment and catalysts for the ammonia-synthesis unit of a new coal-based urea plant. With a...øe-technology-for-large-fertilizer-plant-in-Vietnam_3639.html
December 15, 2007
Japan Oil, Gas, & Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC; Kawasaki; and six private companies have established a research consortium to build a confirmation test-plant for a new Japanese gas-to-liquids (JGTL) process. Construction on the 500-bbl/d facility, located at Niigata, Japan, is expected to be onstream by 2009 and tests completed the following year. The $260-million investment...
December 15, 2007
In Malaysia, the raw material for biodiesel production has been palm oil. However, making biodiesel can conflict with the oil’s use as food, and growing palm oil (even for food) has caused the destruction of tropical forests in Borneo, Sumatra and other regions. A team from the Dept. of Chem. Eng. at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas, (Perak, Malaysia...
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...
February 1, 2007
NORTH AMERICA Pittcon 2007. The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Phone: 412-825-3220; Web: Chicago, Ill.Feb. 25–Mar. 2   23rd International Pump Users Symposium and Exhibit. Turbomachinery Laboratory (College Station, Tex.). Phone: 979-845-7417; Fax: 979-845-1835; Web: Houston Tex.Mar. 5–8  ...
December 1, 2006
    NORTH AMERICA North America and the Carbon Markets. Point Carbon (Washington, D.C.). Phone: 202-349-1120; Web: Washington, D.C. Jan. 17–18   12th Annual Transportation & Distribution Conference. Chemical Week (New York, N.Y.). Phone: 212-621-4978; Fax: 212-621-4970; Email: Palm Coast, Fla. Jan. 23–25   DaratechPlant 2007. Daratech...
November 1, 2006
Last month, Thai Oleochemicals Company Ltd. (TOL; Bangkok, Thailand) and Thai Fatty Alcohols Company Ltd. signed a contract with Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; for the construction of an integrated plant for making 200,000 m.t./yr of methyl ester, 100,000 m.t./yr fatty alcohols and 30,000 m.t./yr of glycerine from palm oil. The methyl ester plant is slated to start up next October...
September 1, 2006
Brown coal accounts for about half the world’s coal reserves. Although it contains less ash and sulfur than bituminous, brown coal contains more water, which reduces its heating value. To take advantage of this “greener” source of fuel, Kobe Steel Ltd. (Tokyo; has developed the upgraded brown coal (UBC) process, which increases the heat value of standard brown...
June 1, 2006
Interphex Asia. Reed Exhibitions (Singapore). Phone: +65-6789-8800; Fax: +65-6789-7711; Web...

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