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March's top stories: Scientists use vibrations for catalysts, TGE to build ethane tank
01 April, 2014 | by Byomakesh Biswal
Scientists at the University of Utah in the US found a new way of predicting chemical reactions through vibrations in chemical bonds, Rive Technology and Zeolyst International signed...
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February's top stories: Ineos and Sinopec form JV, Asahi Kasei to optimise operations 01 March, 2014 by Byomakesh Biswal Ineos Phenol signed a JV with Sinopec YPC to build China's largest phenol and acetone plant; Asahi Kasei will optimise petrochemical operations in Japan; and the US EPA finalised a $36.5m...

January's top stories: Phillips 66 to sell flow improver business, BASF to restructure paper chemicals 04 February, 2014 by Byomakesh Biswal Phillips 66 revealed a plan to divest its flow improver business to Berkshire Hathaway for $1.4bn, AMEC agreed to acquire its Swiss rival Foster Wheeler for $3.2bn, while BASF is implementing...

2013: The year's top stories on Chemicals Technology 01 January, 2014 by Byomakesh Biswal BASF announced plans to restructure its leather and textile businesses, Dow Chemical unveiled its plan to spin-off or sell its commodity chemicals businesses, Sadara Chemical has concluded the...

October's top stories: Grangemouth jobs saved, Nobel Prize winners 01 November, 2013 by Byomakesh Biswal Ineos said the Grangemouth petrochemical facility will stay open, saving hundreds of jobs, AkzoNobel will restructure its decorative paints business and Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and...

September's top stories: Linde's storage solution, self-healing polymer created 01 October, 2013 by Byomakesh Biswal The chemicals sector has witnessed new technological developments - Linde has developed a new storage solution to transport hydrogen, while scientists from CIDETEC, Spain, have developed the...

August's top stories: Obama signs chemicals decree, Sudarshan patent case win 01 September, 2013 by Byomakesh Biswal The US President has signed an executive order to improve safety and security of chemical plants, while the Court of Appeal in London, UK, has ruled in favour of India-based Sudarshan in a...

July's top stories: UK's shale gas tax breaks, PolyOne to relocate production 01 August, 2013 by Byomakesh Biswal The UK announced tax breaks for shale gas while PolyOne decided to close six manufacturing facilities and shift production to its other...

Neutron beams: key to a deeper understanding of surface properties 17 July, 2013 While several probes allow for the characterization of formulations in great detail, only neutron beams can generate a truly detailed pictures of surface composition. Richard A. Campbell...

June's top stories: Clariant, ExxonMobil unveil labs, BASF invests in Asia-Pacific 04 July, 2013 by Byomakesh Biswal Clariant and ExxonMobil unveil new labs, BASF announces €10bn investment in Asia-Pacific through 2020 and UK firms to get financial aid for Saudi Arabian project. Chemicals-technology.com wraps...

Mainstream chemicals: Enhancing oil recovery 17 June, 2013 Chemicals are now being relied upon to recover oil reserves as demand for the black stuff grows. Sarah Blackman finds out first-hand how surfactant-based technology is being used to...

Energy and Efficiency: A Green Future for Chemicals 29 November, 2012 Manufacturers agree that improving energy efficiency is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But for such a hugely energy intensive sector, boosting efficiency could also create...

Green chemistry and the future of biofuels 14 September, 2012 As the importance of biofuels increase, scientists are working to refine the chemical methods of their production. Chris Lo explores some of the most promising recent innovations that are...

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