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 Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemicals starts Honeywell UOP Methanol-to-Olefins unit http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjiangsu-sailboat-petrochemicals-initiates-honeywell-uops-mto-unit-testing-5748888 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjiangsu-sailboat-petrochemicals-initiates-honeywell-uops-mto-unit-testing-5748888 Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical company has started Honeywell’s UOP Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) unit during a ten-day test to confirm its successful operation. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tronox agrees to acquire Cristal's TiO2 business for $1.67bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-agrees-to-acquire-cristals-tio2-business-for-167bn-5746464 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-agrees-to-acquire-cristals-tio2-business-for-167bn-5746464 Tronox has agreed to acquire Cristal’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) business for $1.673bn in cash and Class A ordinary shares representing 24% ownership in the acquiring company. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT KBR to revamp MCF’s ammonia plant in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-to-revamp-mcfs-ammonia-plant-in-india-5744048 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-to-revamp-mcfs-ammonia-plant-in-india-5744048 US-based KBR has secured a deal to modernise Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers' (MCF) ammonia plant in Panambur, Mangalore, India. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clariant and CB&I win deal for propane dehydrogenation unit in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-cbi-contracted-to-design-major-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5741811 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-cbi-contracted-to-design-major-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5741811 Specialty chemicals manufacturer Clariant has received a contract from Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology to develop a new propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Integral Technologies and Nova Polymers form strategic alliance http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsintegral-and-nova-polymers-form-alliance-to-expand-operations-5739831 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsintegral-and-nova-polymers-form-alliance-to-expand-operations-5739831 Integral Technologies and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast have signed a long-term strategic alliance with Nova Polymers to expand manufacturing operations at Nova's campus located in Evansville, Indiana, US. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chandra Asri to supply resins to Toyota in Indonesia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschandra-asri-to-supply-resins-to-indonesian-branch-of-toyota-5738212 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschandra-asri-to-supply-resins-to-indonesian-branch-of-toyota-5738212 Indonesia-based PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical is to supply polypropylene impact copolymer resins to PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing, the local unit of Japanese company Toyota (TMMIN). Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT One Rock Capital Partners affiliate sells Summit Research Labs to Elementis http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsone-rock-capital-partners-affiliate-sells-summit-research-labs-to-elementis-5737265 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsone-rock-capital-partners-affiliate-sells-summit-research-labs-to-elementis-5737265 One Rock Capital Partners has announced that one of its affiliates has signed a definitive agreement to sell SRLH Holdings (Summit) to Elementis. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Gustav Grolman to market BASF’s amine-based curing agents in Europe http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgustav-grolman-to-market-basfs-amine-based-curing-agents-in-europe-5734871 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgustav-grolman-to-market-basfs-amine-based-curing-agents-in-europe-5734871 BASF has strengthened its collaboration with special chemical product marketer Gustav Grolman for promoting amine-based curing agents that are used for processing of epoxy resins. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Solvay and United Chemical to study site for Kazakh hydrogen peroxide plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-and-united-chemical-to-examine-site-for-hydrogen-peroxide-production-plant-in-kazakhstan-5732532 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-and-united-chemical-to-examine-site-for-hydrogen-peroxide-production-plant-in-kazakhstan-5732532 Solvay has team-up with United Chemical (UCC) to examine construction of new hydrogen peroxide capacity in Kazakhstan, which would supply the substance to Kazakh companies and customers in other Central Asian countries. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Praxair begins operations at new hydrogen facility for Dow’s Freeport, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-starts-up-new-hydrogen-facility-for-dows-freeport-operations-in-us-5731290 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-starts-up-new-hydrogen-facility-for-dows-freeport-operations-in-us-5731290 US-based industrial gas supplier Praxair has started-up its new hydrogen plant, which will recover by-product streams from Dow Chemical Company’s operations in Freeport, Texas. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air Products to install industrial gas liquefier at Middletown facility in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-install-industrial-gas-liquefier-at-middletown-facility-in-us-5728941 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-install-industrial-gas-liquefier-at-middletown-facility-in-us-5728941 Industrial gases company Air Products is planning to install a new liquefier at its US air separation plant in Middletown, Ohio, to enhance production capacity of the liquid nitrogen (LIN) in order to meet growing customers' demand. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel and Itaconix agree to co-produce bio-based polymers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-and-itaconix-agree-to-co-produce-bio-based-polymers-5726885 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-and-itaconix-agree-to-co-produce-bio-based-polymers-5726885 AkzoNobel has signed a cooperation agreement with speciality chemicals company Itaconix for production of polymers from renewable ingredients. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Trinseo to sell 50% stake in Sumika Styron Polycarbonate JV to Sumitomo Chemical http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstrinseo-to-sell-50-stake-in-sumika-styron-polycarbonate-jv-to-sumitomo-chemical-5725645 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstrinseo-to-sell-50-stake-in-sumika-styron-polycarbonate-jv-to-sumitomo-chemical-5725645 Trinseo Holding has signed a definitive agreement to sell all of its 50% share in Sumika Styron Polycarbonate (SSPC) joint venture to Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical for an undisclosed price. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Praxair to supply hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum refinery in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-to-provide-hydrogen-to-marathon-petroleum-refinery-in-us-5724342 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraxair-to-provide-hydrogen-to-marathon-petroleum-refinery-in-us-5724342 US-based industrial gas producer Praxair has entered a long-term contract to provide hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum's refinery in Garyville, Louisiana, US. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sabic to gain Shell’s 50% stake in SADAF JV for $820m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssabic-to-acquire-shells-50-stake-in-sadaf-jv-for-820m-5721717 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssabic-to-acquire-shells-50-stake-in-sadaf-jv-for-820m-5721717 Saudi Basic Industries (Sabic) has signed a $820m agreement to acquire Shell's 50% stake in the petrochemicals SADAF joint venture (JV) in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT NOVA Chemicals polyethylene reactor commences commercial operations http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnova-chemicals-polyethylene-reactor-commences-commercial-operations-5720799 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnova-chemicals-polyethylene-reactor-commences-commercial-operations-5720799 NOVA Chemicals, a global company that supplies polyethylene in the Americas, has announced that its new world-scale linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) gas phase reactor at its Joffre, Alberta site has commenced commercial operations. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel opens powder coatings site in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-opens-new-powder-coatings-facility-in-china-5719041 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-opens-new-powder-coatings-facility-in-china-5719041 AkzoNobel has opened its new €11m powder coatings facility in Chengdu, Western China. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Linde contracted to supply methane and hydrogen to Evonik http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-contracted-to-supply-methane-and-hydrogen-to-evonik-5716381 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-contracted-to-supply-methane-and-hydrogen-to-evonik-5716381 Linde Gas Singapore has agreed to supply methane and hydrogen to Evonik Methionine SEA's second world-scale methionine complex in Singapore (Me6). Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clariant and KBR supply catalysts to Indonesian ammonia plants http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-kbr-supplies-catalysts-to-indonesian-ammonia-plants-5715373 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-kbr-supplies-catalysts-to-indonesian-ammonia-plants-5715373 Specialty chemicals company Clariant is providing total catalyst solutions to two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia in cooperation with licensing partner KBR. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air Products to increase nitrogen capacity to support semiconductor industry in South Korea http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-increase-nitrogen-capacity-to-fulfill-increasing-demand-from-semiconductor-industry-5713281 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-increase-nitrogen-capacity-to-fulfill-increasing-demand-from-semiconductor-industry-5713281 US chemical company Air Products is planning to increase nitrogen production to meet increasing demand from Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT