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 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 gain 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 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 Solvay's Linne-Herten facility gets EU GMP certificate http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvays-linne-herten-facility-gets-eu-gmp-certificate-5755896 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvays-linne-herten-facility-gets-eu-gmp-certificate-5755896 Global chemicals company Solvay Peroxides has received EU Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for its new Linne-Herten facility in the Netherlands, which is engaged in production of hydrogen peroxide. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT BASF Catalysts opens new production facility in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-catalysts-opens-new-production-capacity-in-india-5754714 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-catalysts-opens-new-production-capacity-in-india-5754714 BASF Catalysts India (BASF Catalysts) has opened its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site in Chennai, India. Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ingleside Ethylene's ethylene cracker in Texas begins operations http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsoxychem-and-mexichem-announce-commencement-of-ethylene-cracker-in-texas-5752430 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsoxychem-and-mexichem-announce-commencement-of-ethylene-cracker-in-texas-5752430 Ingleside Ethylene has revealed that its ethylene cracker at OxyChem’s complex has started commercial operations within the stipulated timeframe and budget. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Qatar Petroleum plans to combine QVC and QAPCO http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsqatar-petroleum-plans-to-combine-qvc-and-qapco-5749987 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsqatar-petroleum-plans-to-combine-qvc-and-qapco-5749987 State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) is planning to merge with Qatar Vinyl (QVC), which is part of Mesaieed Petrochemical, to become Qatar Petrochemical (QAPCO), a division of Industries Qatar. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemicals starts Honeywell UOP Methanol-to-Olefins unit http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjiangsu-sailboat-petrochemicals-initiates-honeywell-uops-mto-unit-testing-5748888 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjiangsu-sailboat-petrochemicals-initiates-honeywell-uops-mto-unit-testing-5748888 Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical company has started Honeywell’s UOP Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) unit during a ten-day test to confirm its successful operation. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Tronox agrees to acquire Cristal's TiO2 business for $1.67bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-agrees-to-acquire-cristals-tio2-business-for-167bn-5746464 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-agrees-to-acquire-cristals-tio2-business-for-167bn-5746464 Tronox has agreed to acquire Cristal’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) business for $1.673bn in cash and Class A ordinary shares representing 24% ownership in the acquiring company. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT KBR to revamp MCF’s ammonia plant in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-to-revamp-mcfs-ammonia-plant-in-india-5744048 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-to-revamp-mcfs-ammonia-plant-in-india-5744048 US-based KBR has secured a deal to modernise Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers' (MCF) ammonia plant in Panambur, Mangalore, India. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clariant and CB&I win deal for propane dehydrogenation unit in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-cbi-contracted-to-design-major-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5741811 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-and-cbi-contracted-to-design-major-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5741811 Specialty chemicals manufacturer Clariant has received a contract from Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology to develop a new propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Integral Technologies and Nova Polymers form strategic alliance http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsintegral-and-nova-polymers-form-alliance-to-expand-operations-5739831 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsintegral-and-nova-polymers-form-alliance-to-expand-operations-5739831 Integral Technologies and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast have signed a long-term strategic alliance with Nova Polymers to expand manufacturing operations at Nova's campus located in Evansville, Indiana, US. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chandra Asri to supply resins to Toyota in Indonesia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschandra-asri-to-supply-resins-to-indonesian-branch-of-toyota-5738212 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschandra-asri-to-supply-resins-to-indonesian-branch-of-toyota-5738212 Indonesia-based PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical is to supply polypropylene impact copolymer resins to PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing, the local unit of Japanese company Toyota (TMMIN). Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT One Rock Capital Partners affiliate sells Summit Research Labs to Elementis http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsone-rock-capital-partners-affiliate-sells-summit-research-labs-to-elementis-5737265 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsone-rock-capital-partners-affiliate-sells-summit-research-labs-to-elementis-5737265 One Rock Capital Partners has announced that one of its affiliates has signed a definitive agreement to sell SRLH Holdings (Summit) to Elementis. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT