New Features information at Chemicals Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Chemicals Technology September's top stories: Fluor finishes BASF works, Lanxess to buy Chemtura Fluor completed all mechanical and associated infrastructure works for BASF PETRONAS Chemicals in Kuantan, Malaysia; Lanxess signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based Chemtura Corporation, a provider of flame-retardant and lubricant additives… Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: AkzoNobel's coatings plant, Enerkem's Edmonton facility AkzoNobel started construction of its new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India; Enerkem gained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility in Edmonton. Chemicals-tec… Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT July's top stories: Emery Oleochemicals expands operations, Grace BASF polyolefin catalysts business Emery Oleochemicals has expanded its technical development centre (TDC) in Cincinnati, Ohio. WR Grace has completed the acquisition of BASF's Polyolefin Catalysts business for an undisclosed amount. wraps up the key headlines… Thu, 04 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Shell to build in Pennsylvania, Albemarle-BASF $3.2bn deal Shell Chemical Appalachia revealed plans to build a new petrochemical complex near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, while Albemarle signed an agreement to sell its Chemetall surface treatment business to BASF for $3.2bn. wraps-u… Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:00:00 GMT May's top stories: Bostik expands Seremban capacities, Air Liquide's buys Airgas Bostik expanded production capacities of its cementitious product at its Seremban plant, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) granted clearance for the acquisition of Airgas by Air Liquide. wraps-up the key headlines from Ma… Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: LABIX’s Alkylbenzene output, Yara boosts fertiliser capacity LABIX started linear Alkylbenzene production in Thailand, and Yara International is planning to invest $275m to expand its Rio Grande fertiliser plant. wraps up the key headlines from April 2016. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: BASF starts construction of HR-PIB plant, Kemira’s production line BASF and Petronas Chemicals Group started constructing a highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) production plant in Kuantan, Malaysia, and Kemira unveiled plans to build a new sodium chlorate production line and cell-room at its facility at Joutseno.… Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:00:00 GMT February’s top stories: Topsoe Iran methanol project, Anellotech catalytic process patent Mosaic to cut down phosphate production, Asahi Kasei launches Mexican subsidiary, Perstorp to invest in India's pentaerythritol plant. Chemicals Technology wraps up the key headlines from February 2016. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Anellotech's new facility, QuantumSphere's Ammonia patent Anellotech begins construction of development and testing facility (TCat-8), Addivant triples liquid phosphite antioxidant production in US, while LG Chem cancels $4.2bn petrochemical project in Kazakhstan. Chemical technology wraps up the key headli… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:44:00 GMT 2015: The year's biggest Chemicals Technology stories Syngenta rejects $45bn acquisition offer, Air Liquide signs agreement to buy Airgas for $13.4bn, while Shell signs $11bn deal to build a petrochemicals complex. wraps up the key headlines from 2015. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:08:00 GMT November's top stories: Air Liquide $13.4bn Airgas sale, $4.5bn Orpic Liva contract France-based Air Liquide signed an agreement to buy American company Airgas for $13.4bn, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) awarded a contract worth $4.5bn for its Liwa plastics industries complex to four companies, while Ge… Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT October's top stories: Potash withdraws K+S bid, Dow to sell joint-venture stake Canadian fertiliser producer Potash has withdrawn its proposal to acquire its German rival K+S for around $8.8bn, India and Jordan have jointly inaugurated a $860m sulphuric acid plant at Eshidiya while Dow Chemical announced to sell its stake in a p… Sun, 01 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT September's top stories: Formosa $9.4bn project, €2.75bn synthetic rubber pact 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 petrochemical complex in St James Parish, in the US state of Louisiana.… Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Royal DSM's 1,000 job cuts, CF Industries’ $8bn OCI deal Royal DSM is planning to cut between 900 and 1,100 full-time jobs, CF Industries agreed to buy part of OCI in a deal valued at $8bn, two major explosions at a chemicals warehouse in China have killed at least 44 people, leaving more than 500 injured.… Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:00:00 GMT July’s top stories: CF Industries-OCI possible merger, BASF pigments unit separation CF Industries in advanced talks to merge with Amsterdam-listed chemical company OCI, Platform Specialty Products makes $2.3bn offer to acquire UK-listed Alent, BASF to separate its pigments activities into a new global business unit (GBU), effective … Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT June’s top stories: PotashCorp’s €7bn takeover proposal, Mexichem $800m investment PotashCorp has made a €7bn takeover proposal to German potash producer K+S, BASF has selected Fluor as global engineering partner for future chemical projects, and Mexichem is planning $800m investments this year, wraps-up th… Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT May’s top stories: Dow 3% workforce cut, $45bn offer for Syngenta Dow Chemical plans to cut its workforce by 1,500 worldwide to streamline operations, Energy Recovery to build €3.7bn green ammonia plant in Belgium and Syngenta rejected a $45bn acquisition offer from US-based Monsanto, wraps… Thu, 04 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT April’s top stories: Shintech’s $1.4bn ethylene project, crystals breakthrough Shintech plans to build $1.4bn ethylene production plant in Louisiana, US, Lancaster University chemists achieved breakthrough to study formation of crystals, and Showa Denko finalises deal to sell phenolic resin business. wr… Sun, 03 May 2015 23:00:00 GMT March’s top stories: Dow Chemical’s $5bn deal, Lanxess's rubber restructuring Dow Chemical announced plans to separate and merge chlor-alkali assets with Olin in $5bn deal, Lanxess planned restructuring its rubber production activities, and Evonik Industries was reportedly looking to bid for Clariant that would create more tha… Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT February’s top stories: BASF and Toda Kogyo JV, FMC sells soda ash unit BASF and Toda Kogyo formed a cathode active materials joint venture in Japan, Egyptian and Kuwaiti companies partnered on $6.8bn of petrochemical and phosphate fertiliser projects, and FMC agreed to sell its Alkali Chemicals division to Tronox. 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