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September's top stories: Formosa $9.4bn project, €2.75bn synthetic rubber pact 01 October, 2015 German chemical group Lanxess has partnered with Saudi Aramco to create a €2.75bn synthetic rubber joint-venture. Taiwan-based Formosa Petrochemical is planning to build a $9.4bn... > read more

January’s top stories: Shell $11bn deal with Iraq, DuPont and Chenguang form JV 04 February, 2015 Shell signs $11bn deal with Iraq Government to build a petrochemicals complex, University of Delaware researchers develop a new chemical detector device, and DuPont and Chenguang form...

October's top stories: Grangemouth jobs saved, Nobel Prize winners 01 November, 2013 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...

August's top stories: Obama signs chemicals decree, Sudarshan patent case win 01 September, 2013 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 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 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...

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...

Intelligent chemistry for mining: BASF invests in R&D 17 May, 2012 As new finds decline, the mining industry is looking to chemical companies to maximise the value of low-grade deposits. Julian Turner talks to David Timms, BASF's business director for...

Stirring up the biofuel mix 08 March, 2012 The world's thirst for biofuel is growing but there is a clear conflict of interests when it comes to land use. With rising food prices as much of a global issue as climate change and...

Storing for the future – battery chemicals 05 December, 2011 Battery technology is now an area with significant R&D resources being poured into it. Muriel Axford finds out how chemical companies are among the leaders in developing the new generation...

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