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07.09.2018

ExxonMobil Signs Framework Agreement for Proposed Chemical Complex in China

ExxonMobil said that it has signed a cooperation framework agreement with the Guangdong Provincial People’s Government to advance discussions concerning the proposed construction of a chemical complex in the Huizhou Dayawan Petrochemical Industrial Park. The new facility would help meet expected...
07.09.2018

Perspectives of Russias LNG projects will be discussed at Open Russia LNG Debate this September

Open Russia LNG Debate will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 17th of September. Experts and participants will discuss perspective of Russian LNG projects in global market. Russia’s ministry of energy says that with a view of national ongoing and planned LNG projects coupled with global LNG roadmap,...
02.07.2018

Wacker Showcases Addition-Curing Solid Silicone Rubber Grades with New Hardnesses

The Munich-based chemical group Wacker is showcasing addition-curing solid silicone rubbers for the plastics-processing industry at this year’s German Rubber Conference DKT. One of WACKER’s DKT highlights is ELASTOSIL® R plus 4001, a highly versatile silicone now also available with either...
02.07.2018

Troy Introduces New High-Performance Defoamer for a Wide Range of Aque

Florham Park, NJ Troy announces the introduction of Troykyd D767, a new addition to the companys expanding portfolio of high-performance defoamers. Troykyd D767 is a mineral oil-free, silicone-free defoamer that provides outstanding air release in aqueous systems such as admixtures, polymers, adhesives,...
02.07.2018

Arkema Develops Its Range of Latest Generation Fluorogases

Arkema is expanding its range of sustainable high performance solutions to assist its customers in making the transition to fluorogases with a lower GWP (global warming potential). A major fluorogas player, Arkema is developing a low-GWP HFO product range for end-use applications in the refrigeration...
02.07.2018

AkzoNobel Strengthens African Presence with New Facility in Kenya

AkzoNobel has opened a new coatings production facility in Kenya. Located in the capital, Nairobi, the long-term plan is to expand further and use Kenya as a gateway to the whole of East Africa.  The site, which produces coil coatings primarily focused on the building sector, also includes warehousing...
02.07.2018

BASF to Expand Production Capacity for Antioxidant Irganox 1010

BASF plans to increase the global production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox® 1010 by 40% with production expansion projects at its sites in Jurong, Singapore, and Kaisten, Switzerland. With production in Kaisten coming online in 2019 and in Singapore in early 2021, BASF aims to better serve...
25.06.2018
25.06.2018

Arkema Increases Its Specialty Polyamide Powder Capacities in France

To support the strong worldwide demand in ultra-high performing powders for industrial applications, in particular in the coatings, composite and 3D printing markets, Arkema is to expand its global production capacity at its Mont site (France) by more than 50%. This investment of around €20 M will...
25.06.2018

Songwon Increases Global Price for Its Polymer Stabilizers

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced today that prices for its polymer stabilizers products will be raised by up to 15%. These price increases are a consequence of the rising costs of resources and services, especially raw materials, energy and logistics. The new prices are effective as of July 1,...
25.06.2018

INEOS Oxide Increases Capacity of Dipropylene Glycol (DPG) in Germany

INEOS Oxide announces that it is progressing plans to expand Dipropylene Glycol (DPG) capacity at its site in Köln Germany. The company confirmed that it has started the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and expects to complete the engineering studies during the course of 2018. Currently construction...
25.06.2018

ExxonMobil Completes Acquisition of Indonesian Lubricant Manufacturer and Marketer PT Federal Karyatama

ExxonMobil has completed the acquisition of PT Federal Karyatama (FKT), one of Indonesia’s largest manufacturers and marketers of motorcycle lubricants, from PT Mitra Pinasthika Mustika Tbk. and its affiliate. The acquisition, first announced in April, includes the Federal Oil brand and a 700,000...
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...
16.05.2018
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...
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