New News information at Chemicals Technology New and updated information from News listed on www.chemicals-technology.com http://www.chemicals-technology.com/ en-us http://www.chemicals-technology.com/ New News information at Chemicals Technology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Sumitomo Chemical signs joint-venture agreement with Zeon http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-signs-joint-venture-agreement-with-zeon-5687362 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-signs-joint-venture-agreement-with-zeon-5687362 Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Tokyo-based Zeon, for creating a joint-venture company between the two companies and integrating their Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) businesses. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT MHI to build ExxonMobil's polyethylene production train in Beaumont, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmhi-to-build-exxonmobils-polyethylene-production-train-in-beaumont-us-5686402 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmhi-to-build-exxonmobils-polyethylene-production-train-in-beaumont-us-5686402 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has secured an order to provide reaction, finishing, shipping equipment and other systems for ExxonMobil's new large-scale polyethylene production train in Beaumont, US. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Evonik to buy Metex technology for fermentative production of methionine http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-to-buy-metex-technology-for-fermentative-production-of-methionine-5683656 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-to-buy-metex-technology-for-fermentative-production-of-methionine-5683656 Germany-based specialty chemicals group Evonik Industries has agreed to purchase a technology package from French industrial biochemistry company Metex EXplorer for fermentative production of methionine. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT UK consortium and NNPC to invest $340m in ethanol plant in Benue, Nigeria http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuk-consortium-nnpc-to-invest-340m-in-new-ethanol-plant-in-benue-nigeria-5681439 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuk-consortium-nnpc-to-invest-340m-in-new-ethanol-plant-in-benue-nigeria-5681439 A UK-based consortium is set to contribute $340m to help build a new ethanol plant in Benue, under a partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sumitomo Chemical opens new R&D centre in Brazil http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-opens-new-rd-centre-in-brazil-5679955 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-opens-new-rd-centre-in-brazil-5679955 Japan's Sumitomo Chemical has opened its first research and development (R&D) facility in Brazil called the Latin America Research Centre (LARC). Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bio-On to produce special biopolymers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbio-on-to-produce-special-biopolymers-5676613 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbio-on-to-produce-special-biopolymers-5676613 Italian Intellectual Property Company (IPC) Bio-On has announced its 2017-20 industrial plan for the bioplastic sector involving a new plant. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Evonik to enhance production capacity for ROHACELL http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-to-enhance-production-capacity-for-rohacell-5674533 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-to-enhance-production-capacity-for-rohacell-5674533 Evonik Resource Efficiency is intending to expand the production capacity of performance foams business at its facility in Darmstadt, Germany. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT ECHA approves Airedale PPA products http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsecha-approves-airedale-ppa-products-5672958 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsecha-approves-airedale-ppa-products-5672958 UK-based chemical company Airedale Chemical has been given an approval for producing peracetic acid (PAA), after it confirmed its place on the EU Biocides Products Regulation (BPR). Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Environment Agency awards Fera Science place in Environmental Risk Assessment Framework http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenvironment-agency-awards-fera-science-place-in-environmental-risk-assessment-framework-5670556 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenvironment-agency-awards-fera-science-place-in-environmental-risk-assessment-framework-5670556 Fera Science has been awarded a place in the Environmental Risk Assessment Framework (ERAS) by the UK Environment Agency. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hungary’s MOL Group to invest $1.9bn in petrochemical business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshungarys-mol-group-to-invest-19bn-in-petrochemical-business-5664135 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshungarys-mol-group-to-invest-19bn-in-petrochemical-business-5664135 Hungarian oil & gas company MOL Group has revealed plans to invest $1.9bn until 2021 to develop its petrochemicals business. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Alfa Laval to deliver heat exchangers to a Middle East petrochemical plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalfa-laval-to-deliver-heat-exchangers-to-a-middle-east-petrochemical-plant-5661403 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalfa-laval-to-deliver-heat-exchangers-to-a-middle-east-petrochemical-plant-5661403 Swedish manufacturer Alfa Lava has secured an Skr125m ($13.88m) contract to provide heat exchangers for a petrochemical plant in the Middle East. Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Shell-CNOOC JV gains ownership of new petrochemical complex in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshell-cnooc-jv-assumes-ownership-of-new-petrochemical-complex-in-china-5656809 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshell-cnooc-jv-assumes-ownership-of-new-petrochemical-complex-in-china-5656809 Shell Nanhai and China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) 50:50 joint venture has secured government approvals to officially assume ownership of new petrochemical complex. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT INEOS Styrolution buys K-Resin SBC business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-styrolution-acquires-k-resin-sbc-business-5653105 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-styrolution-acquires-k-resin-sbc-business-5653105 Ineos Styrolution has signed a deal to acquire the global K-Resin styrene-butadiene copolymers (SBC) unit of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (Chevron Phillips Chemical) and Daelim Industrial, which are the current joint venture owners. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Air Products to build large air separation unit in South Korea http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-build-large-air-separation-unit-in-south-korea-5649636 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-build-large-air-separation-unit-in-south-korea-5649636 Air Products is planning to build a new large air separation unit (LASU) in Ulsan, South Korea. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT OCP and Kribhco to launch NPK fertiliser joint venture in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsocp-and-kribhco-to-launch-npk-fertiliser-joint-venture-in-india-5646255 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsocp-and-kribhco-to-launch-npk-fertiliser-joint-venture-in-india-5646255 Morocco-based Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) has entered a 50:50 joint venture (JV) deal with Krishak Bharati Cooperative (Kribhco) to build a greenfield NPK fertiliser plant in Krishnapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Clariant opens polypropylene catalyst plant in Louisville, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-opens-polypropylene-catalyst-plant-in-louisville-us-5036122 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-opens-polypropylene-catalyst-plant-in-louisville-us-5036122 Specialty chemicals company Clariant has opened its new polypropylene (PP) catalyst production facility at Louisville, Kentucky, US. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Celanese set to buy SO.F.TER Group http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-set-to-acquire-italy-based-softer-group-5034551 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-set-to-acquire-italy-based-softer-group-5034551 Technology and specialty materials company Celanese Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Italy-based SO.F.TER Group. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Covestro to double polycarbonates production in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscovestro-to-double-polycarbonates-production-in-china-5030590 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscovestro-to-double-polycarbonates-production-in-china-5030590 Covestro has revealed plans to double production capacities of high-tech plastic to meet the growing demand of polycarbonates in Asia. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel's Chelates business launches new ingredient http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobels-chelates-business-launches-new-ingredient-5028434 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobels-chelates-business-launches-new-ingredient-5028434 Speciality chemical firm AkzoNobel's Chelates business has introduced a new product called Dissolvine M-40, which is a cheating agent with a readily biodegradable active ingredient (called MGDA) and more sustainable than current alternatives. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Praxair starts hydrogen plant for Repson in Peru http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-starts-hydrogen-plant-for-repson-in-peru-5024561 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-starts-hydrogen-plant-for-repson-in-peru-5024561 Global industrial gas company Praxair has started work on a hydrogen plant for Repsol, a producer of hydrocarbon fuels and petrochemicals. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT