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 Lanxess to invest €25m in Antwerp production site http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-to-invest-25m-in-antwerp-production-site-5797201 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-to-invest-25m-in-antwerp-production-site-5797201 Global speciality chemical company Lanxess is planning to invest nearly €25m in its Antwerp’s integrated production complex, which is engaged in manufacturing polyamide and precursors for plastics. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Germany's Lanxess acquires Chemtura for €2.4bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgermanys-lanxess-takes-over-chemtura-for-24bn-5794441 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgermanys-lanxess-takes-over-chemtura-for-24bn-5794441 German specialist chemicals company Lanxess has successfully completed the acquisition of Chemtura, a US company that supplies flame retardant and lubricant additives. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inox Air Products to build six new air separation plants in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsinox-air-products-to-build-six-new-air-separation-plants-in-india-5793238 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsinox-air-products-to-build-six-new-air-separation-plants-in-india-5793238 Inox Air Products joint venture (JV) in India is to build six new air separation units (ASUs) with an investment of $100m. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nova Chemicals to acquire Geismar olefins facility in US Gulf Coast for $2.1bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnova-chemicals-to-acquire-geismar-olefins-facility-in-us-coast-for-21bn-5790705 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnova-chemicals-to-acquire-geismar-olefins-facility-in-us-coast-for-21bn-5790705 Nova Chemicals has agreed to acquire Williams Partners’ 88.46% ownership interest in the olefins plant in Geismar, Louisiana, US, along with approximately 525 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the plant and Williams’ interest in the ethylene trad… Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mitsui's commences electrolyte solution production at Nagoya Works facilities http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsui-chemicals-nagoya-works-facility-commences-electrolyte-solution-production-5785843 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsui-chemicals-nagoya-works-facility-commences-electrolyte-solution-production-5785843 Japan's Mitsui Chemicals has initiated the production of electrolyte solution at its facilities at Nagoya Works, to meet the growing demand for the lithium-ion battery-use electrolyte solution. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Houghton International to merge with Quaker Chemical http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshoughton-international-to-merge-with-quaker-chemical-5780980 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshoughton-international-to-merge-with-quaker-chemical-5780980 Gulf Oil International subsidiary Houghton International has entered a definitive agreement to merge with Quaker Chemical to create a combined company in the process fluids and speciality chemicals sector. Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Elsevier introduces challenges for next-generation of chemists and engineers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newselsevier-introduces-two-challenges-for-next-generation-of-chemists-and-engineers-5781940 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newselsevier-introduces-two-challenges-for-next-generation-of-chemists-and-engineers-5781940 Information analytics company Elsevier has launched two game-based learning challenges, the Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge (CSC) and the Engineering Academic Challenge (EAC), to aid development of aspiring chemists and engineers. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Clariant opens bleaching earth production facility in Indonesia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-opens-bleaching-earth-production-facility-in-indonesia-5779684 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-opens-bleaching-earth-production-facility-in-indonesia-5779684 Specialty chemicals manufacturer Clariant has opened a new bleaching earth production facility for its Business Unit Functional Minerals in Gresik, near Surabaya, Indonesia. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel, AB, and EY launch online tool to track bio-based materials http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-ab-ey-launch-online-tool-to-track-bio-based-materials-in-chemical-industry-5777150 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-ab-ey-launch-online-tool-to-track-bio-based-materials-in-chemical-industry-5777150 AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) (ABT) and EY have launched a new online tool as a pilot project aimed at using e-certification to track bio-based content along the value chain. Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT LANXESS to increase global iron oxide pigment capacity http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-to-increase-global-iron-oxide-pigment-capacity-5775909 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-to-increase-global-iron-oxide-pigment-capacity-5775909 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is planning to increase its global iron oxide pigment production to ensure consistent supply to its customers in the long-term. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT WuXi AppTec’s chemistry ecommerce platform LabNetwork collaborates with Elsevier http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswuxi-apptecs-chemistry-ecommerce-platform-labnetwork-collaborates-with-elsevier-5773895 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswuxi-apptecs-chemistry-ecommerce-platform-labnetwork-collaborates-with-elsevier-5773895 China-based WuXi AppTec’s global chemistry ecommerce platform company LabNetwork has entered an new partnership with scientific, technical and medical information products and services provider, Elsevier. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Stahl Group to acquire BASF Leather Chemicals business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsstahl-group-to-acquire-basf-leather-chemicals-business-5771211 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsstahl-group-to-acquire-basf-leather-chemicals-business-5771211 Stahl has signed an agreement to acquire BASF Leather Chemicals assets, a branch of BASF Performance Chemicals Division. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Alliance Bio-Products files 506(c) to get funds for ethanol plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalliance-bio-products-files-506c-to-secure-funds-for-ethanol-production-plant-acquisition-5770798 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalliance-bio-products-files-506c-to-secure-funds-for-ethanol-production-plant-acquisition-5770798 Alliance Bio-Products has submitted Regulation D (506(c)) offering to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to secure funding from investors to purchase a bioethanol plant in south-east Florida. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Pistoia Alliance launches new chemical safety library http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspistoia-alliance-launches-new-chemical-safety-library-service-5768945 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspistoia-alliance-launches-new-chemical-safety-library-service-5768945 Pistoia Alliance has introduced its new chemical safety library (CSL) service that enables the capturing, storing and sharing of hazardous reaction information to help make laboratories safer. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Huntsman to close titanium dioxide facility in France http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-to-close-titanium-dioxide-facility-in-france-5766885 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-to-close-titanium-dioxide-facility-in-france-5766885 US-based Huntsman is planning to close its titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing facility in Calais, France, by the third quarter of this year. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Oxea begins construction of propanol unit at Bay City, Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsoxea-begins-construction-of-second-propanol-unit-at-bay-city-texas-5765721 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsoxea-begins-construction-of-second-propanol-unit-at-bay-city-texas-5765721 Oxo chemicals manufacturer Oxea has started construction of a new propanol unit at its production site at Bay City, Texas, US. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT BASF to build plastic additives plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-build-new-plastic-additives-plant-in-china-5763314 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-build-new-plastic-additives-plant-in-china-5763314 BASF is planning to build a new plastic additives plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel reviews strategic options to separate specialty chemicals business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-intends-to-separate-specialty-chemicals-business-5760960 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-intends-to-separate-specialty-chemicals-business-5760960 AkzoNobel has revealed that it has reviewed strategic options for the separation of its speciality chemicals business. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nexeo Solutions to acquire Mexico’s Ultra Chem specialty chemicals distribution unit http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnexeo-solutions-to-acquire-mexican-chemical-distributor-ultra-chem-5759861 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnexeo-solutions-to-acquire-mexican-chemical-distributor-ultra-chem-5759861 Nexeo Solutions has entered into an agreement to acquire Mexico-based Ultra Chem’s speciality chemical marketing and distribution business. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT SNC-Lavalin to build ammonia plant for Salalah Methanol in Oman http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssnc-lavalin-to-build-ammonia-plant-for-salalah-methanol-in-sultanate-of-oman-5757948 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssnc-lavalin-to-build-ammonia-plant-for-salalah-methanol-in-sultanate-of-oman-5757948 SNC-Lavalin has secured a contract from Salalah Methanol (SMC) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an anhydrous liquid ammonia plant in the city of Salalah in the Sultanate of Oman. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT