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02.11.2017

AkzoNobel Confirms Constructive Discussions with Axalta Regarding Potential Merger

In response to market speculation, AkzoNobel confirms it is currently in constructive discussions regarding a merger of the AkzoNobel Paints & Coatings business with Axalta. This will create a leading global paints & coatings company through a merger of equals. AkzoNobel confirms that its separation...
02.11.2017

Praxair Starts Up VPSA Plants in South Korean Petrochemical Complex

Praxair, Inc. announced it has started up three new vacuum pressure swing adsorption (VPSA) plants at the Daesan petrochemical complex located on the west coast of the Korean peninsula. Praxair will start up a fourth VPSA plant in early 2018. Under a long-term contract, the VPSA plants will supply a...
02.11.2017

Stepan Oilfield Solutions to Present Novel Foams for High-Temperature Applications at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi

Stepan Oilfield Solutions, a market vertical within Stepan Company, will be presenting on its development of novel foams for high temperature steam applications at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), Nov. 13 – 16 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates....
02.11.2017

Jungbunzlauer Launches Tributyl Citrate CITROFOL® Eco Based on Natural n-butanol

Jungbunzlauer, a global leader in citrate ester production, launches two new citrate ester plasticisers, CITROFOL® BI eco and CITROFOL® BII eco. Both new varieties are based on natural butanol, produced by fermentation with renewable resources. CITROFOL® BII eco now has a bio-based share...
02.11.2017

Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company Selects KBR VCC Technology

KBR, Inc. announced it has entered into an Engineering Agreement for the Residue Hydroprocessing unit at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery (JPRC) Expansion Project. This award follows an earlier decision for KBR as selected licensor for its proprietary Veba Combi Cracking (VCC) technology. KBR will provide...
02.11.2017
02.11.2017

BASF and Poietis Sign New Agreement on 3D Bioprinting Technology

Two years after concluding an agreement on research and development in cosmetics, BASF and Poietis announced today the signature of a framework agreement on further development and services in the field of 3D bioprinting technology. The main goal is to further improve the 3D laser-assisted bioprinted...
26.10.2017

Clariant Announces Mining Solutions Support for Mexico

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals to the mining industry, announced at the Expo Mineria 2017 that for the first time the company is expanding its comprehensive suite of mining-specific product innovations and technical expertise to customers in Mexico. Clariant has been supporting Latin...
26.10.2017

DuPont Launches New Tychem® 2000 SFR Protective Apparel Garments

DuPont Protection Solutions today announced the launch of DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 SFR, a new chemical and secondary flame protection garment. This latest addition to the broad offering of DuPont™ Tyvek® and Tychem® protective apparel solutions is designed for use in refineries, petrochemical...
26.10.2017

Turkey and Qatar Use Science to Strengthen National Ties

The Qatar National Research Fund, an education foundation in Doha, has pledged to strengthen research partnerships with TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Gulf News reports Orkun Hasekioglu, Vice-President of TUBITAK, said at the launch of a joint funding initiative...
26.10.2017

SABIC to Launch New High-impact Strength Filament for Additive Manufacturing at Formnext 2017

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will introduce at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, a unique new fused deposition modeling filament that delivers markedly improved impact resistance compared to currently available filaments. The new product, suitable for potential aerospace, consumer...
26.10.2017

Solvay Selling Its Trademark Bi-Ex® to ProPHOS Chemicals

Solvay and ProPHOS Chemicals announce that they have reached a sales agreement about the trademark Bi-Ex®, which includes the transfer of Solvay's trademark rights to ProPHOS. Bi-Ex® is a powder used as an extinguisher agent for class BC fires.  By purchasing this widely recognized...
26.10.2017

PhosAgro to Lease from Gazprombank 500 New Hoppers Built by United Wagon Company for RUB 2.9 billion With Purchase Option

PhosAgro, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, announces that it has signed an agreement with Gazprombank Leasing, a leading Russian and European leasing company, to lease 500 next-generation hoppers for fertilizer transportation. The agreement...
26.10.2017

For magazine subscribers only BASF Opens Acrylamide Plant in China

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10.10.2017

Shin-Etsu Chemical to Expand Its Production Capacity of Optical Fiber Preform

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., will expand its global production capacity of optical fiber ingot (preform), both in Japan and internationally, by investing a total of ¥18 billion. Presently, Shin-Etsu Chemical is producing preform at three manufacturing bases: Shin-Etsu’s Kashima Plant in Kamisu...
10.10.2017

For magazine subscribers only Indorama Ventures Acquires DuPont Teijin Films

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10.10.2017

Mitsui Chemicals Commencing Operations at Augmented Production Facilities for Thermoplastic Olefinic Elastomer MILASTOMER™

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has been working on a one-line production augmentation (5,000 tons/annum) for MILASTOMER™ at its wholly owned domestic subsidiary Sun Alloys Co., Ltd., in response to an upswing in demand for thermoplastic olefinic elastomers. Operations at the facility commenced on October...
10.10.2017

SABIC Gets Cracking in New Dutch Polypropylene Plant

SABIC continued its global expansion with the inauguration of a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location. In line with SABIC’s strategic commitment to customer-driven...
10.10.2017

BASF Opens a Production Site of Construction Chemicals in Saint Petersburg

BASF, a leading manufacturer of construction chemicals, officially commissioned a new plant in Saint Petersburg. The event was attended by political representatives from the Russian Federation and Germany as well as the representatives of BASF. The new plant has three lines which produce, respectively,...
10.10.2017
10.10.2017

China’s Chengzhi Yongqing to Use Honeywell’s Technology to Convert Methanol into Olefins

Honeywell announced that Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology Co. Ltd. will build its second Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process unit, which converts methanol from coal and other sources into the olefins that are the essential ingredients for making plastics. The technology from Honeywell UOP produces...
10.10.2017

For magazine subscribers only Invista is Expanding Global Polyols Capacity

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10.10.2017

Solvay Adds New Data for Amodel® PPA, Ryton® PPS and KetaSpire® PEEK Grades to Digimat-MX Material Database

Solvay, a leading global supplier of specialty polymers, has added data relative to new advanced Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA), Ryton® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), and KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymer grades to the Digimat-MX database tool of Digimat software from e-Xstream...
10.10.2017

Peter Greven Acquires Additives Division of Manufacturer Norac, Inc.

Effective 30th of September 2017, Peter Greven Group, a manufacturer of oleochemical derivatives, has formed Norac Additives LLC and acquired the assets of the additives division of US company Norac, Inc. Norac Additives has its headquarters and development lab in Pomona, California, USA and a production...
04.10.2017
04.10.2017

Dow Introduces New VORASURF™ Polyurethane Additives

As part of DowDuPont Materials Science Division’s (NYSE: DWDP), the technologies of Dow Corning Polyurethane Additives (PUA) will be incorporated into the Dow Polyurethanes portfolio under the VORASURF™ Polyurethane Additives brand name. The transition to the VORASURF™ brand name will...
04.10.2017

Evonik Increase Price for Polyurethane Foam Additives

Effective November 1, 2017, or as contract terms permit, Evonik will increase globally prices for all polyurethane additives. The increase will be 5-10% depending on product type including DABCO®, POLYCAT®, TEGOSTAB®, TEGOAMIN®, KOSMOS®, GORAPUR® release agents and ORTEGOL®...
04.10.2017

Clariant to Increase Prices for Products Containing Titanium Dioxide and/or Carbon Black Pigments

Clariant, a world leader in masterbatches and specialty compounds, has announced a price increase globally for all products containing titanium dioxide and/or carbon black pigments by between 5%-10% (depending on the grade, concentration and quality of the titanium dioxide and/or carbon black). The...
04.10.2017

BASF Further Expands Production Capacity at Specialty Amines Complex in Nanjing, China

BASF will build a new specialty amines plant at its existing wholly owned site in Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The new multi-product plant can manufacture 21,000 metric tons per year and further extends BASF’s amines portfolio at the specialty amines complex in Nanjing.  The plant...
02.10.2017

Cabot and Dow Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Plant for Production Silica in Kentucky

Sean Keohane, president and chief executive officer of Cabot Corporation and Howard Ungerleider, chief financial officer of DowDuPont joined more than 150 local officials, business leaders and community members to celebrate the groundbreaking of Cabot’s world-class, fumed silica plant located adjacent...
02.10.2017

A. Schulman Launches its Next Generation Styrene-Free SMC LYTEX™ SF

A. Schulman Inc., a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, composites, powders, and resins, today announced the launch of its LYTEXTM SF series, styrene-free sheet molding compounds (SMCs) delivering outstanding performance. A. Schulman's Engineered Composites business...
02.10.2017

SDK Completes Acquisition of SGL GE

Showa Denko announces that, effective October 2, 2017, it completed acquisition of all shares in SGL GE Holding GmbH (SGL GE), a graphite electrode production company, and made it a wholly owned subsidiary of SDK. The acquired company's name was changed to "SHOWA DENKO CARBON Holding GmbH" as of...
02.10.2017

Indorama Ventures Completes Acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has completed the acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (Durafiber), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tire reinforcement, and specialty applications...
02.10.2017

DSM Coating Resins Increases Price for Its Powder Coating Resins for North America

DSM Coating Resins announced today that North American prices for its Uralac® range of polyester powder coating resins will increase by $0.05-$0.07 USD/pound ($0.11-$0.15 USD/kg) for all formulations. These price increases will be in effect for shipments beginning 15 October 2017, or as contracts...
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