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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,...

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...

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...

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,...

LANXESS Successfully Completes Acquisition of Solvay’s 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Azelis is the Exclusive Distributor of Momentive’s 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Air Products Signs Agreement to Build, Own and Operate Syngas Supply Facility for Bharat Petroleum in India

Air Products announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to build, own and operate a new syngas production facility at the BPCL Kochi Refinery in Kochi, India to supply BPCL’s new Propylene Derivatives Petrochemical Project (PDPP). Air Products...

Solvay Increases Global Price for All Silica Products

Effective January 25th 2018, or as contracts allows, Solvay will implement an across-the-board 10% price increase for all its silica products. This measure reflects cost inflation in raw materials, energy, and logistics and is necessary to support Solvay's continuous program of securing long term...

Nippon Shokubai Expansion of Production Capacity for Performance Chemicals

Nippon Shokubai CO., LTD. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka) expands its production capacity for functional monomer “VEEA”, and functional polymers “EPOCROS” and “EPOMIN” to meet the strong growth in global demand.  “VEEA” is a low viscosity, high performance...

Clariant Opens Saudi Masterbatch Plant in Yanbu

Clariant has opened a masterbatch production site in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The site is owned by Clariant Masterbatches Saudi Arabia, a joint venture between Clariant and Rowad, a leading plastic products manufacturer in the Middle East and part of Tasnee, Saudi Arabia's second largest industrial company. The...

ContiTech Invests €20 Million in Hungarian Nyíregyháza Location

ContiTech is building on its commitment to Hungary. Over the past one and a half years, the industrial supplier – part of German technology company Continental – has invested around €20 million in its location at Nyíregyháza alone. The plant has built a second rubber mixing...

Air Liquide Expands Its Partnership with KMCI in South Korea

Air Liquide recently signed a new long-term contract with Kumho Mitsui Chemical Inc (KMCI), a major chemical group in South Korea, according to which Air Liquide will increase its supply to this customer of both hydrogen and carbon monoxide at the Yeosu industrial complex. Under the terms of the new...

Borouge Displays Polyolefin Range at Plastex Cairo

Borouge has showcased its latest range of differentiated polyolefin grades for infrastructure, energy and advanced packaging applications at PLASTEX, the 16th International Middle East and North Africa Exhibition for Plastic Industries, being held at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre in Cairo...

KRAIBURG TPE Strengthens Its Business Location in Germany

The start-up of a new extrusion line for the production of thermoplastic elastomers at the company’s headquarters in Waldkraiburg emphasizes KRAIBURG TPE’s affirmation to rely on being based in Germany. The line expands the company’s total capacity to 56,000mt worldwide. The demand...

KBR Awarded Contract by Indorama for Ammonia Plant in Nigeria

KBR, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract from Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (Indorama) and Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) for the Train 2 ammonia plant at Indorama's Port Harcourt site in Nigeria. Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide technology...

Kaneka Boosts Production Capacity of Polyolefin Particle foam in Belgium

Kaneka Corporation has made a strategic decision to expand its production facilities for Eperan® and Eperan-PP®, which are expanded polyolefin particle foam products, at Kaneka Belgium N.V. (Headquarters: Westerlo, Belgium) in response to strong demand in Europe especially for automotive application....

BASF and SINOPEC Expand Production Capacity for Neopentylglycol in Nanjing, China

BASF and SINOPEC will expand the production capacity of Neopentylglycol (NPG) at the state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. The plant was established in 2015 with an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tons. Following the expansion, the annual capacity...

Evonik Invests in Danish Hydrogen Peroxide Start-Up HPNow

Evonik has invested in the startup HPNow ApS through its venture capital unit and now holds a minority stake in the company, which is headquartered in Copenhagen (Denmark). HPNow has developed a technology for producing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in a fully automatic system using water, air, and an electric...
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