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28.03.2018

Hexcel and Arkema Join Forces in Thermoplastic Composite Solutions for Aerospace

Hexcel and Arkema have signed a strategic alliance to develop thermoplastic composite solutions for the aerospace sector combining the expertise of Hexcel in carbon fiber and that of Arkema in PEKK. The partnership announced today aims to develop carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic tapes to produce...
28.03.2018

U.S. Silica Acquires Performance Materials Leader EP Minerals for $750 Million

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire EP Minerals for $750 million in cash.  EP Minerals – with sales of over $200 million – is a global producer of engineered materials derived from industrial minerals including diatomaceous earth (DE), clay (calcium...
28.03.2018

For magazine subscribers only Huafon Expanding TPU Capacity in China

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28.03.2018

Petrofac Awarded India EPC Contract by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Petrofac has been awarded a lump-sum Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) valued at approximately US$ 135 million. Located at BPCL’s Kochi Refinery, Kerala, India, the scope of work encompasses engineering, procurement, construction,...
23.03.2018

Clariant Introduces HYDEX E: Next-generation Diesel Dewaxing Catalyst for Superior Cold Flow Improvement

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced the launch of its latest diesel dewaxing catalyst, HYDEX E. The new catalyst is an extension of Clariant’s well-established HYDEX series, designed for selective hydrocracking of long chain normal paraffins to improve the cold flow properties...
23.03.2018

Solvay Specialty Polymers to Sell Its Porto Marghera Plant in Italy

Solvay Specialty Polymers has agreed to sell its Porto Marghera plant, which produces hydrofluoric acid, to Alkeemia, part of the Italian Fluorsid Group. The hydrofluoric acid is utilized by Solvay as a base chemical for the production of selected specialty polymers. This divestment is in line with...
23.03.2018

Evonik Plans New Polyamide 12 Complex in Marl

Evonik is planning to build a new production complex for the high-performance polymer polyamide 12 (PA 12). The Group intends to increase its overall PA 12 capacity by more than 50 percent. Polyamide 12 is required in attractive growth markets such as the automotive industry, oil and gas pipelines, and...
23.03.2018

Maxxis Opens New Factory in India

In an expansion of its presence in the world’s fastest growing large economy, Maxxis has officially opened its new plant in Sanand, Gujarat, India. Gujarat’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani, presided over the grand opening, along with Maxxis Group Chairman Tsai-Jen Lo, Maxxis - India President...
23.03.2018

Lubrizol Inaugurates New Lines in Songjiang to Serve Growing Demand for TPU and Specialty Compounds

The Lubrizol Corporation announces it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony shortly before Chinese New Year to unveil its new compounding line in Songjiang, China. The new line is part of Lubrizol's strategic global capacity expansion program, supporting the company's Engineered Polymers business and...
23.03.2018
19.03.2018

Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Starts New Ethane Cracker in Baytown, Texas

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) announced today that it has successfully introduced feedstock and commenced operations of a new ethane cracker at its Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas. At peak production, the unit will produce 1.5 million metric tons/3.3 billion...
19.03.2018

SK Chemicals' Eco-Friendly Material Applied to Hydrogen Cars

SK Chemicals announced on the 12th that its proprietary, environmentally-friendly composite copolyester will be applied to next-generation hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV, or more specifically, HFCEV).  This composite copolyester (brand name: SKYTRA), an eco-friendly material featuring...
19.03.2018

New FCC Butylene Additive Evolve Addresses Refineries Demands

BASF announced the launch of Evolve™, a proprietary new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive designed for butylene selectivity. Evolve provides measurable improvements in butylene yields while preserving unit conversion and valuable fuels yields when compared to existing technologies. Refiners...
19.03.2018

Evonik Expands Its Range of Base Polymers

The new high-temperature polymer can withstand mechanical stress up to 135°C; the glass transition temperature is 155°C. While the modulus of elasticity of a standard product falls by approximately 80% at 120°C, the decrease for Evonik’s new base polymer is only 15%. Thanks to its high...
19.03.2018

PolyOne Expands Automotive Engineered Polymer Portfolio with ElectriPlast Conductive Long Fiber Technology

PolyOne announced it has partnered with Integral Technologies Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp. to commercialize its patented, long fiber conductive ElectriPlast® material. This highly engineered, filled thermoplastic polymer replaces metal in electromagnetic and radio-frequency...
19.03.2018

Solvay Appoints New Presidents for Special Chem and Specialty Polymers

Solvay has appointed Rodrigo Elizondo as President of Special Chem Global Business Unit, and Michael Finelli as President of the GBU Specialty Polymers.  Rodrigo Elizondo, previously Commercial Director for Special Chem, has over 26 years with the Group having held commercial leadership and business...
14.03.2018

Italmatch Chemicals Group Acquires the Chinese Jiayou Chemical, Active in the Antiscalant Phosphonate Component Business, from Ecolab Inc.

Italmatch Chemicals, a global specialty chemical group leader in the production and marketing of performance additives for water & process treatment, oil & gas, industrial lubricants and plastics, acquired Chinese Jiayou Chemical, active in the phosphonate business, from Ecolab Inc., the global...
14.03.2018

Albemarle Corporation Receives Increase in Lithium Quota for Chile Operations

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the production of lithium and lithium derivatives, announced that as expected, it has received approval from Chile's Economic Development Agency (CORFO) for an increase in the company's lithium quota to sustainably increase Albemarle's lithium...
14.03.2018

Kuraray Completes Acquisition of Calgon Carbon

Kuraray Co., Ltd. announced it has completed its acquisition of Calgon Carbon Corporation. As a separate subsidiary, Calgon Carbon will be reported as part of the Functional Materials Company of Kuraray, along with Kuraray’s Carbon Material Business Division. The Functional Materials Company includes...
14.03.2018

Arlanxeo Presents Innovative Solutions for Adhesives at FEICA

Arlanxeo is showcasing its product portfolio for adhesive applications and innovative solutions for the industry at this year’s FEICA, the most important European trade fair and conference for the adhesives industry.    For the first time, Arlanxeo, the world’s largest supplier...
14.03.2018
14.03.2018

Stepan Company Plans to Increases Capacity of Polyester Resin in Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

Stepan Company is pleased to announce the capacity expansion of its Columbus, Georgia, U.S., facility. The expansion will add an additional 20% of polyester resin manufacturing output to the existing manufacturing capabilities, and will allow the company to continue to meet the growing market needs of...
14.03.2018

Ineos Styrolutions Novodur 530 is Material of Choice for In-Building ABS Piping Application

Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announces today its high impact Novodur® 530[2] to be an excellent solution for in-building piping application. Being an ABS extrusion grade, this material combines a well-balanced mix of properties needed to fulfill the demanding hydrostatic pressure...
14.03.2018

Sartomer Presents New Urethane Acrylate Resins CN9301 and PRO21252

Sartomer Europe is launching CN9301 and PRO21252, two new urethane acrylate resins designed for superior performances : UV, LED EB, cured coatings and inks.  The CN9301 is a trifunctional aliphatic urethane acrylate which allows excellent weatherability and protection. The PRO21252 is a modified...
14.03.2018

Jiangsu Sailboat Accepts Worlds Largest Single-Train Coal-To-Chemicals Plant from Honeywell UOP

Honeywell announced that Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Company, Ltd. has accepted a new methanol-to-olefins (MTO) unit provided by Honeywell UOP, and that the plant is operating and has met all guarantees. With a production capacity of 833,000 metric tons per year, the unit is the largest single-train...
14.03.2018
07.03.2018

Solvay to Showcase World's Largest Portfolio of Composite and Specialty Polymers Innovative Technologies

During JEC World 2018 to be held in Paris (March 6-8), Solvay will  showcase its composite and specialty polymers material technologies through leading-edge applications (Stand L42, Hall 5). Solvay prides itself on its advanced chemistry and application engineering knowhow which, coupled with its...
07.03.2018

ELIX Polymers Strengthens Its Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

ELIX Polymers has become a leading manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives in Europe, while maintaining its commitment to environmental sustainability and encouraging the professional development of its employees. This leading company has been the driving force behind various initiatives, basing...
07.03.2018

KBR to Provide Ammonia InSite Technology to PAU in Indonesia

KBR, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to provide its proprietary technology Ammonia InSite® Technology to PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU) for the Sulawesi, Indonesia ammonia plant complex. Ammonia InSite® Technology is a KBR integrated solution specifically designed to assist in maximizing...
07.03.2018

SABIC Showcases Disruptive Innovation in Thermoplastic Composite Materials and Manufacturing at JEC World 2018

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is featuring here at JEC World 2018, several new breakthrough innovations in materials and manufacturing designed to drive broader adoption of strong, lightweight thermoplastic composites across the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and energy...
07.03.2018

MonoSol Build New Facility for Production Water-Soluble Films in USA

Merrillville-based MonoSol LLC is continuing to grow its Indiana footprint. The manufacturer, whose water-soluble films are used in products like laundry and dishwasher detergent pods, is planning to invest more than $70 million into a new Lebanon facility and create 89 jobs.  In addition to the...
07.03.2018

Sumitomo Corporation Signs Joint Venture Agreement with PTT Global Chemical (Thailand) and Kuraray on Manufacturing of Butadiene Derivatives

Sumitomo Corporation, together with PTT Global Chemical Public Company Ltd. (“PTTGC”) and Kuraray Co., Ltd., have been jointly conducting a detailed feasibility study on the manufacture and sale of butadiene derivatives in Thailand and recently concluded a joint venture agreement with these...
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