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14.02.2018

Syngenta Completes Acquisition of Nidera Seeds from COFCO International

Syngenta announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nidera Seeds from COFCO International. Nidera Seeds is an important player in the South American seeds market, diversified across crops, with a pool of proprietary germplasm and a relevant presence in key South American countries including...
14.02.2018

DRT Announces New Partnership with Indian Resins Manufacturer Mangalam Organics Limited

DRT, global leading producer of ingredients derived from plant-based chemistry, and Mangalam Organics Ltd., leading Indian manufacturer of resins, have entered into a supply and distribution alliance for terpene phenolic resins.  DRT will become the worldwide distributor of Mangalam’s terpene...
14.02.2018

KIZAD, Shaheen Chem Sign Deal for Abu Dhabi Chemical Complex

KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone of Abu Dhabi) and Shaheen Chem Investment announced the signing of an agreement for the land lease of a two-phase chemical complex in the industrial zone with an expected investment of $1.09bn, reported the Emirates News Agency (WAM). The plant will support the...
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Sumitomo Chemical Submits Registration Application for New INDIFLINTM Fungicide

Sumitomo Chemical has submitted applications for registration of its new fungicide INDIFLINTM (ISO common name: inpyrfluxam) to regulatory authorities in Japan, Argentina, the United States, Canada and Brazil. INDIFLINTM, a novel fungicide active ingredient discovered by Sumitomo Chemical, belongs to...
14.02.2018

PolyOne Adds TPE Capacity in India

PolyOne Corp. is adding production of thermoplastic elastomers to its existing factory in Pune, India, the company announced Feb. 7 on the opening day of the Plastindia 2018 trade fair. It said it will start manufacturing TPEs this summer at the Pune facility, where it currently makes color and additive...
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14.02.2018

Yara and Arab Potash Company Enter into MoU on Potassium Nitrate

Yara and Arab Potash Company have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore collaboration on potassium nitrate. Yara and Arab Potash Company, the Jordan-based potash producer have recently signed an MoU for mutual cooperation in the field of potassium nitrate production and sales. The parties...
14.02.2018

AkzoNobel and Evonik Start Membrane Electrolysis Operation

The production of Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH, a joint venture of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Evonik Industries AG at the AkzoNobel site in Ibbenbüren (Germany), is off to a successful start.  The plant with its state-of-the-art membrane technology has an annual capacity of 120,000...
14.02.2018
08.02.2018

LyondellBasell Advances Packaging with New Moplen Impact Enhanced Polypropylene Grade

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, is bringing to market the new Moplen HE745T, a high flow, nucleated polypropylene (PP) homopolymer that has been enhanced to provide improved impact resistance for houseware and packaging applications. This new...
08.02.2018

Kraton Increases Global Price for All Kraton HSBC Polymers

Kraton Corporation, a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of 250 USD/MT for all Kraton HSBC polymers. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts,...
08.02.2018

Azelis to Distribute 100 Percent Plant-Based Personal Care Ingredients for DuPont Industrial Biosciences in Turkey

Azelis has been appointed as a distributor by DuPont Industrial Biosciences to offer DuPont™ GENENCARE®, a range of all-natural 100 percent plant-based active ingredients, to the personal care market in Turkey. This partnership builds upon existing agreements between the companies in Poland...
08.02.2018

Arlanxeo Launches EPDM rubbers Keltan KSA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Arlanxeo, a leading synthetic elastomers company has signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco Products Trading company, headquartered in Dhahran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pertaining to the marketing and sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber. By entering into this agreement, Arlanxeo...
08.02.2018

SABIC Plans to Expand Capacity for ULTEM and NORYL Resin Production

In response to customer needs, SABIC has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, ULTEM™ and NORYL™ resins. To increase capacity for ULTEM™ resins, a polyetherimide material,...
08.02.2018

LANXESS Successfully Completes Acquisition of Solvays Phosphorus Additive Business

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the purchase of the phosphorus chemicals business from Belgian chemicals group Solvay including its U.S. production site in Charleston, South Carolina. All relevant antitrust authorities have cleared the transaction. LANXESS and Solvay agreed...
08.02.2018

PolyOne to Begin Thermoplastic Elastomer Production in India

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL)  today announced it expects to begin production of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) this summer at its existing facility in Pune, India. PolyOne currently produces color and additive concentrates and engineered polymer solutions at the Pune facility. Adding TPE production...
08.02.2018

Agrimin will Increase Production Sulphate of Potash on Lake Mackay, Australia

Agrimin Limited advises of two Exploration Licence applications (EL31780 and EL31781) covering the majority of the portion of Lake Mackay in the Northern Territory, Australia. These applications increase the Mackay Sulphate of Potash (“SOP”) Project tenement area to 4,566 km2 and increase...
08.02.2018

Songwon Starts Production of Songnox 5650 at Its Plant in India

To ensure the availability of Songnox® 5650 worldwide, Songwon has started to manufacture the product at its Panoli plant in Gujarat, India. Songnox® 5650 is a high molecular weight, multifunctional phenolic antioxidant primarily used as a post-polymerization process stabilizer for unsaturated...
08.02.2018

Odessa Port Plant Started Production After Three Months Shutdown

As it is reported by Mr. Nikolay Shchurikov, the Chairman of the PJSC "The Odessa port plant" (the city of Yuzhny, Odessa oblast), the company started production at the plant after almost three months shutdown. According to him, it is planned to put into operation one unit for production of ammonia...
05.02.2018

SABIC Acquires 24.99% Stake in Clariant

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today acknowledges the investment by chemical industry peer and partner SABIC, which has acquired a 24.99% stake in Clariant. The acquisition of these stakes, which were previously held by White Tale and 40 North, makes SABIC the largest Clariant shareholder. As...
05.02.2018

Solvay Signs a Four-year Contract with PetroVietnam Camau Fertilizer Company to Supply Breakthrough Eco-Friendly Nitrogen Stabilizer AgRho N-Dual Protect

Solvay signs a supply contract with PetroVietnam Camau Fertilizer Company Limited (PVCFC). For 4 years, PVCFC will get an exclusive access in Vietnam to Solvay breakthrough eco-friendly nitrogen stabilizer AgRho® N-Dual Protect. The official signing ceremony is hosted in Hà Nôi by Mr....
05.02.2018

Azelis is the Exclusive Distributor of Momentives Silicone Specialities for Personal Care in Australia

Momentive appoints Azelis as the exclusive distributor of their silicone specialities for the personal care market in Australia, effective immediately. With this range of high-performance ingredients Azelis is able to offer the Australian market enhanced applications including, silkier lotions, drier...
05.02.2018

Celanese Completes Acquisition of Thermoplastics Custom Compounder Omni Plastics

Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, announced it has completed the acquisition of Omni Plastics L.L.C. and its subsidiaries, including Resinal de Mexico. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed at this time. Omni Plastics specializes in custom...
30.01.2018

INEOS Launches Six New Oil and Gas Businesses

INEOS has confirmed that it is launching six new oil and gas businesses. The announcement follows the completion of a number of North Sea Oil and gas acquisitions that began in 2015. Today INEOS is a top ten company in the North Sea and the biggest privately-owned exploration and production business...
30.01.2018

UBE Corporation Europe Produced New Eternathane Polyurethane Rollers, Based on Eternacol Polycarbonatediol

UBE Corporation Europe has carried out an innovation project, together with the company Tecnocaucho, for the development of polyurethanes based on the Eternacol® Polycarbonatediol, produced by UBE, and their application in high performance rollers. Through the improvement of the mechanical, chemical...
30.01.2018

DuPont Launches Energain Separators for High-Performance Lithium Ion Batteries

To reduce the use of fossil fuels and to meet the growing demand for hybrid and electric vehicles, DuPont has introduced the first nanofiber-based polymeric battery separator that boosts the performance and safety of lithium ion batteries. DuPont™ Energain™ battery separators can increase...
30.01.2018

Arlanxeo to Expand Production Capacities for Chloroprene Rubber

Arlanxeo, one of the world’s leading suppliers of synthetic elastomers, is expanding its global chloroprene rubber (CR) production at the site in Dormagen, Germany. The production capacity there will be increased to as much as 70,000 tons per year overall that will be available to the market already...
30.01.2018

Ashland Increases Prices for Composites Products in EMEA

Ashland announced it will increase the price of its portfolio of UPR and gelcoat products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by 100 Euros per metric ton and its portfolio of epoxy vinyl ester products by 150 Euros per metric ton. This increase will take effect February 1, 2018, or as soon as...
30.01.2018

SABIC Launches Commercial Production of High Performance Polyacetal

SABIC manufacturing affiliate, Ibn Sina, a 50-50 joint venture with CTE (a company jointly owned by subsidiaries of Celanese and Duke Energy), has started up its polyacetal facility in Jubail which is the first plant in Middle East and Africa, giving a significant boost to SABIC’s position in the...
30.01.2018

Karina Plásticos Starts Using Green Plastic in Its Product Portfolio

Through a new partnership with Braskem, Karina Plásticos adds another product in its portfolio with Green Polyethylene  I'm greenT for the wire and cable market. As an innovative company, Karina supports sustainability and renewable chemistry in the industry by choosing Green Polyethylene...
30.01.2018

SOCAR Completes 2017 with Profit

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR completed 2017 with profit, the company’s Vice-President for Economic Issues Suleyman Gasimov said, according to a message posted on SOCAR’s website Jan. 19. In 2017, SOCAR transferred more than 155.98 million manats to the State Social Protection...
30.01.2018

Evonik and Siemens to Generate High-Value Specialty Chemicals from Carbon Dioxide and Eco-Electricity

Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals. The two companies are working on electrolysis and fermentation processes in a joint research project called Rheticus. The project was launched today and is...
30.01.2018

EuroChem Begins Exporting Hi-Tech Fertilizer from Ukraine

EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertilizer company, has begun exporting UTEC®46, a treated nitrogen fertilizer, from new production facilities in Ukraine. The first deliveries are being made to Hungary and Moldova. UTEC®46 incorporates an inhibitor that ensures better nutrient uptake in...
30.01.2018

15th Phenol/Acetone & Derivatives Markets Draws Major Producers, Traders to Singapore

CMT’s 15th Phenol/Acetone & Derivatives Markets takes place on 6-7 March 2018 in Singapore. Besides networking with industry partners, delegates stand to gain latest insights on Phenol/Acetone market trends, key demand drivers, technology innovations & more! The annual summit is an opportune...
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