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 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 Arlington Capital Partners to acquire Molecular Products Group http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarlington-capital-partners-to-acquire-molecular-products-group-5711047 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarlington-capital-partners-to-acquire-molecular-products-group-5711047 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-sells-performance-materials-division-to-evonik-for-38bn-5709917 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-sells-performance-materials-division-to-evonik-for-38bn-5709917 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-completes-sale-of-european-surfactants-business-5708507 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-completes-sale-of-european-surfactants-business-5708507 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsseasons-greetings-chemicals-5704670 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsseasons-greetings-chemicals-5704670 Chemicals-technology.com 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmaroon-group-buys-us-specialty-chemicals-distributor-cadence-chemical-5701606 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmaroon-group-buys-us-specialty-chemicals-distributor-cadence-chemical-5701606 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-start-first-construction-chemicals-manufacturing-unit-in-myanmar-5699251 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-start-first-construction-chemicals-manufacturing-unit-in-myanmar-5699251 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenvision-plastics-ships-deodorised-resin-for-engineered-plastic-components-5698114 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenvision-plastics-ships-deodorised-resin-for-engineered-plastic-components-5698114 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsswiss-specialty-chemicals-firm-archroma-bags-eco-innovation-award-from-wwf-pakistan-5696350 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsswiss-specialty-chemicals-firm-archroma-bags-eco-innovation-award-from-wwf-pakistan-5696350 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-purchases-hubers-silica-business-for-630m-5693825 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-purchases-hubers-silica-business-for-630m-5693825 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraj-industries-iocl-to-build-new-bio-ethanol-plants-in-india-5692990 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspraj-industries-iocl-to-build-new-bio-ethanol-plants-in-india-5692990 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 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-styrolution-to-increase-production-at-altamira-plant-5690051 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-styrolution-to-increase-production-at-altamira-plant-5690051 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 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