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 Inovyn completes KOH facility in Belgium http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsinovyn-completes-koh-facility-in-belgium-5949226 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsinovyn-completes-koh-facility-in-belgium-5949226 UK-based chemical manufacturing company Inovyn has completed construction of its new large-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo Site in Belgium. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bostik opens new adhesives production facility in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbostik-opens-new-adhesives-production-facility-in-india-5948472 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbostik-opens-new-adhesives-production-facility-in-india-5948472 Arkema’s specialty adhesives business line Bostik has opened a new manufacturing facility in the Indian state of Gujarat.   Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel to double organic peroxides capacity in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-to-double-organic-peroxides-capacity-in-china-by-next-year-5946261 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-to-double-organic-peroxides-capacity-in-china-by-next-year-5946261 AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is set to increase production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, by more than 100% by the third quarter of next year through entering the next phase of a major expansion.  Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT PhosAgro and Ma’aden sign MoU to provide fertilisers to agricultural producers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsphosagro-and-maaden-sign-mou-to-provide-fertilisers-to-agricultural-producers-5943907 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsphosagro-and-maaden-sign-mou-to-provide-fertilisers-to-agricultural-producers-5943907 Russia-based PhosAgro and Saudi Arabian mining company Ma’aden signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) relating to sustainable development of the companies, as well as to boost domestic and global food security by helping provide fertilisers to ag… Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Solvay expands global production of sulfone polymers in India and US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-expands-global-production-of-sulfone-polymers-in-india-and-us-5942709 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-expands-global-production-of-sulfone-polymers-in-india-and-us-5942709 Belgian chemical company Solvay is set to expand its global production capacity in sulfone polymers, a high-performance thermoplastic material, in India and the US. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Specialty chemicals firm Lanxess to end production at Amsterdam site http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsspecialty-chemicals-firm-lanxess-to-stop-production-at-amsterdam-facility-5940091 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsspecialty-chemicals-firm-lanxess-to-stop-production-at-amsterdam-facility-5940091 Lanxess has announced plans to terminate production at its Ankerweg facility in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT China’s Chengzhi Yongqing to use Honeywell's technology to make plastics http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschinas-chengzhi-yongqing-to-utilise-honeywells-technology-to-make-plastics-5938364 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschinas-chengzhi-yongqing-to-utilise-honeywells-technology-to-make-plastics-5938364 Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology is set to build its second Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process unit in China. Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wacker to build new production facilities in South Korean http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswacker-to-build-new-production-facilities-at-south-korean-plant-5938190 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswacker-to-build-new-production-facilities-at-south-korean-plant-5938190 German chemical company Wacker Chemie is set to invest nearly €60m in its production facility in Ulsan, South Korea. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Focus on practical applications stifling innovation, finds survey http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfocus-on-practical-applications-stifling-innovation-finds-survey-5935656 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfocus-on-practical-applications-stifling-innovation-finds-survey-5935656 Chemistry is not considered as innovative as other sciences such as biology and physics, according to a survey of Elsevier’s Reaxys.  Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT BASF to build speciality amines plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-build-specialty-amines-plant-in-china-5933416 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-build-specialty-amines-plant-in-china-5933416 BASF is set to build a new speciality amines plant at its existing wholly owned site located in China’s Nanjing Chemical Industry Park. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT LyondellBasell opens polypropylene compounding plant in Dalian, China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslyondellbasell-begins-operations-of-polypropylene-compounding-plant-in-dalian-china-5932602 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslyondellbasell-begins-operations-of-polypropylene-compounding-plant-in-dalian-china-5932602 LyondellBasell has started operations at a new 20,000tpa polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Dalian, China. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Air Products to supply gaseous oxygen to LG Chem in South Korea http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-supply-gaseous-oxygen-to-lg-chem-in-south-korea-5929880 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-supply-gaseous-oxygen-to-lg-chem-in-south-korea-5929880 US-based company Air Products has received a contract from South Korean chemical firm LG Chem (LGC) to supply oxygen for its new production facility. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Enviral to use Clariant's sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenviral-to-use-clariants-sunliquid-cellulosic-ethanol-technology-5927908 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenviral-to-use-clariants-sunliquid-cellulosic-ethanol-technology-5927908 Swiss chemicals company Clariant has signed a licence agreement with Slovakia-based bioethanol producer Enviral for the use of sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sinar Mas Cepsa opens €300m oleochemicals plant in Indonesia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssinar-mas-cepsa-opens-300m-oleochemicals-plant-in-indonesia-5926636 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssinar-mas-cepsa-opens-300m-oleochemicals-plant-in-indonesia-5926636 Cepsa and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) joint venture (JV) Sinar Mas Cepsa has opened an oleochemicals plant in Indonesia with an investment of nearly €300m over two years. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT DIC to expand PPS compounds production capacity at Komaki Plant, Japan http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdic-to-expand-pps-compounds-production-capacity-at-komaki-plant-in-japan-5924767 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdic-to-expand-pps-compounds-production-capacity-at-komaki-plant-in-japan-5924767 Specialty chemical company DIC has announced plans to expand the production capacity for polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds at its Komaki Plant in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture.  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT ZPC chooses Badger’s technology for EB/SM plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newszpc-selects-badgers-technology-for-ebsm-plant-in-china-5922353 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newszpc-selects-badgers-technology-for-ebsm-plant-in-china-5922353 Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical (ZPC) has selected Badger Licensing’s technology for a grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant, which is being built. Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Clariant listed in DJSI as sustainable chemical company http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-listed-in-djsi-as-sustainable-chemical-company-5920775 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-listed-in-djsi-as-sustainable-chemical-company-5920775 Clariant has been recognised in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2017 as one of the most sustainable chemical companies for the fifth consecutive year. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Linde wins €1bn contract extension from Total in Germany http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-wins-1bn-contract-extension-from-total-in-germany-5918483 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-wins-1bn-contract-extension-from-total-in-germany-5918483 Germany-based Linde Gases has signed a €1bn contract with Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland to extend their existing partnership by a further 15 years. Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tronox completes sale of Alkali Chemicals for $1.325bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-completes-sale-of-alkali-chemicals-business-for-1325bn-5916528 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-completes-sale-of-alkali-chemicals-business-for-1325bn-5916528 Tronox has completed the sale of its Alkali Chemicals business to US-based Genesis Energy in a deal worth $1.325bn. Sun, 03 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT SDK to establish new liquefied carbon dioxide plant in Japan http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssdk-to-establish-new-liquefied-carbon-dioxide-plant-in-japan-5915327 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssdk-to-establish-new-liquefied-carbon-dioxide-plant-in-japan-5915327 Showa Denko Gas Products (SGP) is set to establish a new facility that will produce liquefied carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) gas in its Oita Petrochemical Complex in Japan. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT