New News information at Chemicals Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Chemicals Technology Kaneka to acquire resin supplier Applied Poleramic to enter aerospace business 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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