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 Kaneka to acquire resin supplier Applied Poleramic to enter aerospace business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskaneka-to-acquire-resin-supplier-applied-poleramic-to-enter-into-aerospace-business-5849348 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskaneka-to-acquire-resin-supplier-applied-poleramic-to-enter-into-aerospace-business-5849348 Japanese company Kaneka’s wholly owned subsidiary Kaneka Americas Holding (KAH) has entered a stock purchase agreement to acquire Applied Poleramic, a formulated advanced resin supplier in the aerospace area. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Celanese and Blackstone to form acetate tow JV http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-blackstone-to-form-new-acetate-tow-jv-5846673 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-blackstone-to-form-new-acetate-tow-jv-5846673 Specialty materials company Celanese has signed a definitive agreement with investment firm Blackstone to form a joint venture (JV) to create a global acetate tow supplier. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dow and DuPont merger secures US DOJ antitrust approval http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-and-dupont-merger-secures-us-doj-antitrust-approval-5845557 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-and-dupont-merger-secures-us-doj-antitrust-approval-5845557 Chemical companies DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company have reached a proposed agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division that will enable the firms to advance the proposed merger of equals. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sumitomo and BASF to develop new fungicide http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-and-basf-to-develop-and-commercialise-new-fungicide-5842809 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-and-basf-to-develop-and-commercialise-new-fungicide-5842809 Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical and German firm BASF have entered a collaboration agreement to enhance and commercialise a new fungicide. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Celanese's Ibn Sina Polyacetal JV facility in Saudi Arabia begins testing http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelaneses-ibn-sina-polyacetal-jv-facility-in-saudi-arabia-enters-testing-phase-5840138 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelaneses-ibn-sina-polyacetal-jv-facility-in-saudi-arabia-enters-testing-phase-5840138 US-based technology and specialty materials company Celanese's Ibn Sina joint venture (JV) facility in the Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, has entered the testing phase.  Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sasol begins construction of new alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssasol-begins-construction-of-new-alkoxylation-plant-in-nanjing-china-5838737 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssasol-begins-construction-of-new-alkoxylation-plant-in-nanjing-china-5838737 South Africa-based chemicals and energy company Sasol has started construction of its new alkoxylation plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Elsevier introduces new version of Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newselsevier-introduces-new-version-of-reaxys-medicinal-chemistry-5835905 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newselsevier-introduces-new-version-of-reaxys-medicinal-chemistry-5835905 Information analytics company Elsevier has released a new version of Reaxys Medicinal Chemistry, which will facilitate discoverability and extraction of relevant chemistry data. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT EU chemical industry to continue supporting Paris agreement despite US pullout http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseu-chemical-industry-to-continue-supporting-paris-agreement-despite-us-pullout-5833391 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseu-chemical-industry-to-continue-supporting-paris-agreement-despite-us-pullout-5833391 The European Union Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has reaffirmed its support and commitment to the Paris agreement to tackle climate change despite the US President Donald Trump's decision to pullout from the deal. Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Linde and Praxair agree to merge to create global industrial gases leader http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-praxair-agree-to-merge-to-create-global-industrial-gases-leader-5832334 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-praxair-agree-to-merge-to-create-global-industrial-gases-leader-5832334 German chemical company Linde has agreed to merge with American company Praxair, a move that could create the world’s largest supplier of industrial gases. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel opens new coatings facility in Chonburi, Thailand http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-opens-new-coatings-facility-in-chonburi-thailand-5829500 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-opens-new-coatings-facility-in-chonburi-thailand-5829500 AkzoNobel has opened its new performance coatings production facility in Chonburi, Thailand, in order to meet the current and expected production needs in the country. Tue, 30 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Honeywell and Wison Engineering to collaborate on MTO projects http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-wison-engineering-to-collaborate-on-mto-projects-5825611 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-wison-engineering-to-collaborate-on-mto-projects-5825611 Honeywell UOP has signed a partnership agreement with China’s Wison Engineering to collaborate on providing methanol-to-olefin (MTO) technologies and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to projects outside China. Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Clariant and Huntsman decide to merge http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-huntsman-decide-to-merge-5823003 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-huntsman-decide-to-merge-5823003 Clariant and Huntsman have signed a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction after securing approval from their boards of directors. Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dow Chemical to build polymer manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-chemical-to-build-polymer-manufacturing-facility-in-saudi-arabia-5820270 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-chemical-to-build-polymer-manufacturing-facility-in-saudi-arabia-5820270 Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has signed an agreement to build a manufacturing facility to produce a wide range of polymers for coatings and water-treatment applications in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Reichhold and Polynt form new speciality chemicals company http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsreichhold-and-polyntform-new-specialty-chemicals-company-5819269 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsreichhold-and-polyntform-new-specialty-chemicals-company-5819269 Global manufacturer of unsaturated polyester resins Reichhold and intermediates and composites manufacturer Polynt Group have completed the merger to create a new speciality chemicals group called Polynt-Reichhold (the Group). Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Solenis agrees to takeover Nopco Colombiana http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolenis-agrees-to-takeover-nopco-colombiana-5816491 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolenis-agrees-to-takeover-nopco-colombiana-5816491 US-based Solenis has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Nopco Colombiana, a producer and supplier of specialised chemical solutions for a wide range of industries across Central and South America. Tue, 16 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT JHICC selects Air Products for new memory fab in South China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjhicc-selects-air-products-for-new-memory-fab-in-south-china-5813952 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjhicc-selects-air-products-for-new-memory-fab-in-south-china-5813952 Air Products has been selected to supply industrial gasses for the Chinese firm Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit's (JHICC) new memory fab. Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Total opens refurbished Carling Petrochemical Complex in France http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstotal-opens-refurbished-carling-petrochemical-complex-in-france-5812616 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstotal-opens-refurbished-carling-petrochemical-complex-in-france-5812616 Total has opened the revamped Carling-Saint-Avold petrochemical complex in eastern France after completing three years of refurbishment works. Thu, 11 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT McClarin Plastics invests in Custom Composites in Oklahoma http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmcclarin-plastics-invests-in-custom-composites-in-oklahoma-us-5809897 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmcclarin-plastics-invests-in-custom-composites-in-oklahoma-us-5809897 US-based manufacturer McClarin Plastics has invested in Oklahoma-based Custom Composites, which produces polypropylene and composite fibreglass goods. Tue, 09 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel rejects third PPG takeover bid http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-rejects-third-ppg-takeover-bid-5807541 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-rejects-third-ppg-takeover-bid-5807541 AkzoNobel has revealed that it has declined the proposal of US counterpart PPG industries to acquire all the outstanding ordinary shares for the third time. Mon, 08 May 2017 14:35:00 GMT Yantai Wanhua deploys Honeywell UOP's technology for propane conversion http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyantai-wanhua-adopts-honeywell-uops-technology-for-propane-conversion-5805916 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyantai-wanhua-adopts-honeywell-uops-technology-for-propane-conversion-5805916 Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Group has deployed Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane into 750,000mt annually (MTA) of propylene in China. Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT