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KBR Wins Contract to Develop World’s 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hexcel Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Casablanca

Advanced composite materials manufacturer Hexcel celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the art manufacturing facility at the MidParc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca today. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister for Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy;...

Borealis Inaugurated Newly Expanded High Voltage Testing Centre in Stenungsund, Sweden

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating polyolefin solutions for the global wire and cable industry, announce the inauguration on 21 March 2018 of the newly expanded high voltage (HV) electrical testing facilities at the Borealis Innovation Centre in Stenungsund, Sweden....

Ashland to Explore Strategic Alternatives for Composites and for BDO Manufacturing Facility in Marl, Germany

Ashland announced it will explore strategic alternatives for its Composites segment, as well as for the butanediol (BDO) manufacturing facility in Marl, Germany, and related merchant Intermediates and Solvents (I&S) products. Ashland intends to evaluate all options with respect to these assets, including...

KBR Wins Additional Work on ACRON Ammonia Plant in Russia

KBR, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract by JSC ACRON subsidiary JSC Dorogobuzh  to provide equipment to revamp its ammonia plant located in Dorogobuzh in the Smolensk region of Russia. Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide proprietary equipment to enable Dorogobuzh to...

Fluor Awarded Front-End Engineering and Design and Project Management Consultancy Contract for Phosphoric Acid Production Facility in Egypt

Fluor Corporation announced that it was awarded the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Egypt’s state energy firm Enppi for the offsites and utilities portion of the main plant complex and support services for the Waphco phosphoric acid production plant at Abu Tartour, in the Egyptian...

Kureha To Expand PPS Production at Iwaki Factory

Kureha Corporation hereby announces that it will expand production capacity for polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) at its Iwaki Factory in Fukushima, Japan. Demand for PPS is growing in industrial applications requiring high heat resistance and workability, particularly for automotive electronics and lightweight...

Evonik Commissions Stretching and Polishing Plant for PMMA Aviation Materials in Large Format

At the end of 2017, Evonik put the world’s most advanced stretching and polishing plant for aviation materials made of ACRYLITE® into operation. In Weiterstadt, 20 kilometers South of Frankfurt, the company is now producing polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheets 5.4 meters long and 3.7 meters...
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