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 Toray to construct new PPS resin production facility in Hungary http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstoray-to-construct-new-pps-resin-production-facility-in-hungary-5907423 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstoray-to-construct-new-pps-resin-production-facility-in-hungary-5907423 Japan’s Toray Industries is set to construct a new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compound production facility at the Hungarian site of its US subsidiary Zoltek Companies, which supplies carbon fibre tows. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT SK Capital Partners to reinvest in Swiss chemicals company Archroma http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssk-capital-partners-to-reinvest-in-swiss-chemicals-company-archroma-5904895 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssk-capital-partners-to-reinvest-in-swiss-chemicals-company-archroma-5904895 Private investment firm SK Capital Partners has announced it will reinvest in Switzerland-based specialty chemicals provider Archroma to support its growth. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Shell completes sale of chemicals JV to SABIC for $820m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshell-completes-sale-of-chemicals-jv-to-sabic-for-820m-5903892 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshell-completes-sale-of-chemicals-jv-to-sabic-for-820m-5903892 Shell has completed the sale of 50% interest in its petrochemicals joint venture (JV) SADAF located in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, to SABIC in a deal valued at $820m. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sadara Chemical Company commissions last of its 26 units at Saudi petrochemicals complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssadara-chemical-company-commissions-last-of-its-26-units-at-saudi-petrochemicals-complex-5901146 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssadara-chemical-company-commissions-last-of-its-26-units-at-saudi-petrochemicals-complex-5901146 Saudi-based Sadara Chemical Company, a $20bn joint venture between Saudi Aramco and US-based Dow Chemical, has commissioned the last of its 26 plants at its petrochemicals complex in Jubail. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Clough AMEC to provide maintenance services to ammonia facilities in Western Australia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclough-amec-to-provide-maintenance-services-to-ammonia-facilities-in-western-australia-5899848 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclough-amec-to-provide-maintenance-services-to-ammonia-facilities-in-western-australia-5899848 Clough AMEC has secured a contract to offer maintenance services to ammonia facilities in Western Australia that cater to international and domestic fertiliser markets and explosives in the mining industry. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT The Plaza Group to purchase US chemical distributor Conchemco http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsthe-plaza-group-to-purchase-us-chemical-distributor-conchemco-5898581 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsthe-plaza-group-to-purchase-us-chemical-distributor-conchemco-5898581 Petrochemical marketing firm The Plaza Group is set to acquire US-based marketer and distributor of chemicals and solvents Conchemco, for an undisclosed sum. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Fluor secures EPCM contract from Petronas for isononanol plant in Malaysia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfluor-secures-epcm-contract-from-petronas-for-isononanol-plant-in-malaysia-5896172 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfluor-secures-epcm-contract-from-petronas-for-isononanol-plant-in-malaysia-5896172 Fluor Corporation has secured an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract from Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation for an isononanol plant located in Pengerang, Malaysia. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT IMCD to buy specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor LV Lomas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsimcd-to-buy-specialty-chemicals-and-ingredients-distributor-lv-lomas-5893579 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsimcd-to-buy-specialty-chemicals-and-ingredients-distributor-lv-lomas-5893579 Netherlands-based distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients IMCD is set to purchase Canadian and US speciality chemicals and ingredients distributor LV Lomas. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tronox to sell Alkali Chemicals business for $1.325bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-to-sell-alkali-chemicals-business-for-1325bn-5891985 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-to-sell-alkali-chemicals-business-for-1325bn-5891985 US-based Tronox has signed a definitive agreement to divest its Alkali Chemicals business to Genesis Energy for $1.325bn. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Canada’s Superior gains US assets of Yankee Propane and Virginia Propane http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscanadas-superior-acquires-assets-of-yankee-propane-and-virginia-propane-in-us-5889483 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscanadas-superior-acquires-assets-of-yankee-propane-and-virginia-propane-in-us-5889483 Canada-based Superior Plus has completed the acquisition of all the assets of Yankee Propane and Virginia Propane in the US. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel signs joint development agreement with Itaconix http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-clinches-joint-development-agreement-with-itaconix-5885336 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-clinches-joint-development-agreement-with-itaconix-5885336 AkzoNobel’s specialty chemicals business has finalised an agreement with specialty polymers company Itaconix to jointly develop bio-based polymers. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT KBR wins contract for Dorogobuzh’s ammonia plant in Russia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-wins-contract-for-dorogobuzhs-ammonia-plant-in-russia-5884440 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-wins-contract-for-dorogobuzhs-ammonia-plant-in-russia-5884440 KBR has secured a contract to provide licensing and basic engineering design (LBED) to revamp Dorogobuzh JSC’s ammonia plant in the Smolensk region of Russia. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Linde Malaysia to expand production capacity with €30m investment http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-malaysia-to-expand-gas-and-liquid-production-capacity-with-30m-investment-5882800 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-malaysia-to-expand-gas-and-liquid-production-capacity-with-30m-investment-5882800 Linde Malaysia is to invest €30m in expanding its gas and liquid production capacities to meet growing customer demands in central Malaysia, as well as to support economic and export growth.  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Wison Engineering wins contract for LDPE project in Texas, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswison-engineering-wins-contract-for-ldpe-project-in-texas-us-5879399 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswison-engineering-wins-contract-for-ldpe-project-in-texas-us-5879399 Wison Engineering (China) has secured a contract from Formosa Plastics for one section of a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) project in Texas, US. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT LyondellBasell to provide technologies for Liaoning Bora’s petrochemical plants http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslyondellbasell-to-provide-technologies-for-liaoning-boras-new-petrochemical-plants-5878085 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslyondellbasell-to-provide-technologies-for-liaoning-boras-new-petrochemical-plants-5878085 Netherlands-based chemicals company LyondellBasell has been chosen to provide its polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) technologies for Liaoning Bora Petrochemical’s three new plants in China. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel to double organic peroxide capacity in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-to-double-organic-peroxide-capacity-in-china-5875286 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-to-double-organic-peroxide-capacity-in-china-5875286 AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is planning to double the production capacity of organic peroxides at its facility in Ningbo, China, during the next two years. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT MHIA builds 2-train polyethylene plant for ExxonMobil in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmhia-builds-2-train-polyethylene-plant-for-exxonmobil-in-us-5872574 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmhia-builds-2-train-polyethylene-plant-for-exxonmobil-in-us-5872574 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) has completed the construction of a large-scale two-train polyethylene plant in the US. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Enterprise and Navigator to develop US ethylene marine export terminal http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenterprise-navigator-to-develop-ethylene-marine-export-terminal-in-us-5870755 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenterprise-navigator-to-develop-ethylene-marine-export-terminal-in-us-5870755 Enterprise Products Partners and Navigator have signed a letter of intent (LoI) to jointly develop an ethylene marine export terminal at the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, US. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Saudi Arabia's Sadara Chemical starts production at propylene glycol plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabias-sadara-chemical-starts-production-at-propylene-glycol-plant-5868298 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaudi-arabias-sadara-chemical-starts-production-at-propylene-glycol-plant-5868298 Saudi Arabian firm Sadara Chemical Company has started production at its propylene glycol (PG) plant in the $20bn chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nova Chemicals acquires Williams' interest in Louisiana olefins plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnova-chemicals-completes-acquisition-of-williams-interest-in-geismar-louisiana-olefins-plant-5864920 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnova-chemicals-completes-acquisition-of-williams-interest-in-geismar-louisiana-olefins-plant-5864920 Nova Chemicals has completed the previously announced acquisition of Williams Partners' indirect 88.46% ownership interest in the US olefins plant in Geismar, Louisiana. Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT