New News information at Chemicals Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Chemicals Technology NOVA Chemicals polyethylene reactor commences commercial operations 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 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 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 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 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 Arlington Capital Partners to acquire Molecular Products Group Molecular Products Group (MPG) and Business Growth Fund (BGF) have announced the sale of the business to Washington DC based private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air Products sells performance materials Division to Evonik for $3.8bn Global industrial gases company Air Products has completed the sale of its performance materials division (PMD) to speciality chemical manufacturer Evonik Industries for $3.8bn in cash. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Huntsman completes sale of European surfactants business Global chemical manufacturer Huntsman Corporation has completed the sale of its European surfactants business to Innospec for $225m. Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Season's Greetings will be taking a short break over the holiday season. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Maroon Group buys US specialty chemicals distributor Cadence Chemical US-based Maroon Group has acquired national specialty chemicals distributor, Cadence Chemical, based in Stamford, Connecticut. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT BASF to start first construction chemicals manufacturing unit in Myanmar German chemical company BASF has revealed plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar next year in order to meet demands for construction chemicals. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Envision Plastics ships deodorised resin for Engineered Plastic Components US-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) recycling company Envision Plastics has shipped more than five million pounds of its proprietary line of deodorised resin for Engineered Plastic Components. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Archroma wins Eco-innovation Award from WWF Pakistan Switzerland-based Archroma has won the Eco-innovation Award from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Pakistan for the company’s sustainability initiatives. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Evonik purchases Huber’s silica business for $630m German industrial corporation Evonik Industries has acquired US-based family-owned business JM Huber’s silica business for $630m. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Praj Industries and IOCL to build new bio-ethanol plants in India Praj Industries has signed a binding agreement for cost sharing with Indian Oil (IOCL) to establish two new second-generation (2G) bio-ethanol plants in Haryana and Gujarat, India. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT INEOS Styrolution to increase production at Altamira plant Germany-based styrenics supplier INEOS Styrolution intends to expand its plant located in Altamira, Mexico in order to meet the growing demand in the Americas region. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sumitomo Chemical signs joint-venture agreement with Zeon 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 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 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 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