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16.05.2018

Alkyl Amines Starts Production at New Methylamines Plant in Dahej, Gujarat

Alkyl Amines Chemicals has commenced production at its newly set up Methylamines plant located at Dahej, Gujarat with effect from March 24, 2018. Alkyl Amines Chemicals is a global supplier of amines and amine-based chemicals to the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, rubber chemical and water treatment industries,...
16.05.2018

Zoltek to Increase Production at Hungarian Facility

Zoltek Companies, Inc., a global leader in the production of low-cost industrial grade carbon fiber, has announced an increase in carbon fiber production capacity at the facility located in Nyergesújfalu, Hungary. By expanding operations at the Hungarian facility, Zoltek will increase the plant’s...
16.05.2018

Sanyo Chemical Developed Innovative Resin Modifier- MEL-AQUA 350L

Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. has newly developed innovative resin modifier- MEL-AQUA 350L.  MEL-AQUA 350L makes possible to increase hydrophilicity of surfaces of polyolefins such as polypropylene and polyethylene. It can improve the coating ability and adhesiveness of polyolefins when only...
16.05.2018

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16.05.2018

Axalta Inaugurates New Coating Manufacturing Facility in India

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, inaugurated its new coating manufacturing plant at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat, India.  The 5,200 square meter plant is part of Axalta’s Savli manufacturing site that produces Axalta coatings for refinish, automotive parts, and...
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16.05.2018

Solvay Launches a High-Performance PVDF Carbon Fiber Composite Evolite F1050 for Demanding Oil and Gas Applications

Solvay launches EvoliteTM F1050, a market first high-performance thermoplastic composite with continuous carbon fiber reinforcement for demanding offshore oil and gas applications. EvoliteTM F1050 is a unidirectional tape combining the recognized excellent chemical and temperature resistance of Solef®PVDF...
16.05.2018

CNOOC and Shell Joint Venture Starts Production at New Petrochemical Units in China

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and Shell Nanhai B.V. (Shell) today announce the official start-up of the second ethylene cracker at their Nanhai petrochemicals complex in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China. Several linked derivative units have also started up and the remaining units...
16.05.2018

KBR Wins Contract to Develop Worlds Largest Fully Integrated Crude Oil to Chemicals Project in Saudi Arabia

KBR, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and SABIC as the second Project Management Contractor (PMC) to provide Pre-Front End Engineering Design (Pre-FEED), Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Program Management Services to develop the world's...
16.05.2018

Arkema Starts New Kynar Fluoropolymer Production Capacities in the United States

Arkema has just successfully brought on stream new Kynar® PVDF capacities in its Calvert-City plant in the United States. With this 20% increase in its US production capacities, Arkema will further support its customers’ strong demand in the region. Through this investment and following the...
16.05.2018

Eastman Completes Tritan Copolyester Expansion and Announces Additional Increase to Copolyester Capacity

Eastman Chemical Company announced it has completed the previously announced Eastman Tritan™ copolyester expansion at its Kingsport, Tennessee, manufacturing site. The plant is now fully operational and is supplying product to customers.  Eastman is also announcing an additional planned expansion...
13.04.2018

Ineos Styrolution Extends Partnership with Acumen Engineering in Indonesia

Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today the appointment of Acumen Engineering as its distributor offering Ineos Styrolution’s full portfolio of specialty products in Indonesia.  Acumen Engineering was selected based on their strong customer base, their technical,...
13.04.2018

Uralchem Purchases Special Purpose Tank Cars Manufactured by RPC UWC

As part of the previously awarded tender, PJSC RPC “United Wagon Company” completed the delivery of 30 tank cars designed per an order from Uralchem to transport concentrated nitric acid. The deal was financed by GC Alfa-Leasing. Model 15-6901 tank cars with a tank volume of 54.78 m³...
13.04.2018

BP Azerbaijan's Contractor Wants to Work on Area of Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park

Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev received BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gary Jones. During the meeting the minister said that one of the BP’s contractors is interested in activity on the territory of the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP) and invited the BP representative...
13.04.2018

Air Products Breaks Ground at Huntsman Site in Louisiana for Industrial Gases Production Plant to Supply Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen to Huntsman

Air Products and Huntsman jointly gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of what will be Air Products’ new steam methane reformer (SMR) and cold box in Geismar, Louisiana. Air Products will build, own and operate the facility under a long-term agreement and industrial gases...
13.04.2018

Yara and BASF Open World-Scale Ammonia Plant in Freeport, Texas

Yara International ASA and BASF today celebrated the opening of a new world-scale ammonia plant in Freeport, Texas, USA. The $600-million, state-of-the-art facility uses a cost-efficient and sustainable production process, based on by-product hydrogen instead of natural gas. Yara Freeport LLC is owned...
13.04.2018

Continental Celebrates the Production of the 10,000,000th Tire at its Tire Plant in Kaluga, Russia

The leading technology company Continental, celebrated on April 11th the production of its 10,000,000 tire at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia, only five years after the start of production. The Kaluga team welcomed on this special occasion government officials, representatives of the executive board...
10.04.2018

INEOS Styrolution Introduces New Carbon Look Composite StyLight Aesthetic S C245-1

As a new addition to its family of thermoplastic composites, INEOS Styrolution introduces the new carbon look composite StyLight Aesthetic S C245-1. The new material shows significant improvements over the previous StyLight Aesthetic S C200-1 providing application designers in the automotive and other...
10.04.2018

Wacker Silicones: TÜV SÜD Certifies Process for the Production of Silicone Fluids Based on Biomethanol

The international inspectorate TÜV SÜD has recently certified the Wacker Group’s mass balance method for tracing renewable raw materials in silicone manufacture. The company thus has a recognized procedure for tracking the use of renewable raw materials throughout the production process...
10.04.2018

TPC Group Approves Capital Program to Expand Crude C4 Processing Capacity to Meet Growing Feedstock Supply

TPC Group's Board of Directors has approved a plan to expand its Crude C4 processing capacity. There was unanimous support for the Company's 2018 capital program as part of the long range plan to support its continued focus on improving infrastructure, further enhancing reliability, and selectively...
10.04.2018

Albemarle Completes Sale of Portion of Performance Catalysts Solutions to W. R. Grace & Co.

Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today the successful completion of the previously announced sale of its polyolefin catalysts and components business to W. R. Grace & Co. in a cash transaction valued at approximately $416 million. The proceeds...
10.04.2018
10.04.2018

Argex Titanium Announces Reduced Opex and Increased Future Production Capacity

Argex Titanium Inc. announces that it reached a higher level of optimization of its titanium dioxide pigment production process allowing to further reduce its operational costs and positioning the company very favorably in comparison with other TiO2 pigment producers worldwide. The production capacity...
10.04.2018

CP Kelco Names PT. Azelis Indonesia Distribusi as New Distributor for Indonesia

CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced today that PT. Azelis Indonesia Distribusi will be its exclusive distributor for all CP Kelco products sold into food and beverage applications in Indonesia, effective April 1, 2018. As a key distribution partner of CP...
10.04.2018

Evonik Optimizes PEEK Production in China

Evonik has comprehensively optimized the production process of VESTAKEEP® PEEK and further improved the quality of the product at its Changchun, China, site. The Group is thus positioning itself as a reliable partner on the global PEEK market for the long term. In particular, energy requirements,...
05.04.2018

Mitsui Chemicals to Launch MILASTOMER Production in North America

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has decided to set up a new production facility for MILASTOMER™ thermoplastic olefin elastomer at the Ohio-plant of its U.S. subsidiary Advanced Composites, Inc. (President: Keiji Shite). The primary ingredients of MILASTOMER™ thermoplastic olefin elastomer are olefin...
05.04.2018
05.04.2018

BASF Increases Prices for AdBlue from BASF in Europe

With immediate effect BASF increases prices for AdBlue® from BASF by 10 €/m³. The price increase affects bulk amounts in tank trucks and containers. AdBlue® is used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines. AdBlue is a high-purity urea solution which is sprayed directly...
05.04.2018

Ineos Styrolution to Build a World-Scale Styrene Monomer Plant in the US Gulf Coast

Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, will commission an engineering study to build a world-scale styrene monomer (SM) plant in the US Gulf Coast.  The new SM plant will use best-in-class technology and benefit from access to low cost feedstock and energy from shale gas as well...
05.04.2018

KBR Awarded Ammonia Plant Contract for HURL Project in India

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that it has been awarded an ammonia plant contract by Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) for the Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd (HURL) greenfield urea project in Gorakhpur, India. Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide licensing and basic engineering design...
05.04.2018

Stepan Completes Acquisition of a Surfactant Production Facility and a Portion of its Associated Surfactant Business in Mexico from BASF

Stepan Company reported that, through a subsidiary in Mexico, it has closed on the previously announced agreement with BASF Mexicana, S.A. DE C.V. to acquire their surfactant production facility in Ecatepec, Mexico and a portion of their associated surfactants business. The facility is located close...
02.04.2018

Brenntag North America Announces New Partnership with StanChem Polymers for the Distribution of Emulsion Polymers in the United States ACES Market

Brenntag North America, Inc., part of Brenntag Group, the global market leader in chemical distribution, announces a new partnership with StanChem Polymers for the distribution of emulsion polymers in the United States ACES market. StanChem Polymers appointed Brenntag North America as their preferred...
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