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 Hanwha Total Petrochemical to invest $300m in South Korean facility http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshanwha-total-petrochemical-to-invest-300m-in-south-korean-facility-6003940 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshanwha-total-petrochemical-to-invest-300m-in-south-korean-facility-6003940 Hanwha Total Petrochemical is set to invest more than $300m to expand its integrated refining and petrochemicals platform in Daesan, South Korea. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Elementis to sell Dutch surfactants business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newselementis-to-offload-dutch-surfactants-business-6001602 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newselementis-to-offload-dutch-surfactants-business-6001602 Elementis has signed an agreement to sell its Dutch Surfactants business to Kolb Distribution in a €39m deal.  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clariant to design new propane dehydrogenation unit in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-to-design-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5998906 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-to-design-new-propane-dehydrogenation-unit-in-china-5998906 Clariant has signed an agreement with Xuzhou HaiDing Chemical Technology to develop a new CATOFIN catalyst and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nexam Chemical to takeover Sweden’s Plasticolor http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnexam-chemical-to-take-over-swedens-plasticolor-5997673 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnexam-chemical-to-take-over-swedens-plasticolor-5997673 Nexam Chemical is set to purchase all shares in Plasticolor Sweden for a total consideration of Skr116m ($13.7m). Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air Products' new Chinese gas plant commences operation http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-productss-new-chinese-gas-plant-commences-operation-5994960 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-productss-new-chinese-gas-plant-commences-operation-5994960 US-based industrial gases company Air Products has started operations at its new plant located in the Pukou Economic Development Zone (PKEDZ), Nanjing, China.  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT BASF opens new chemical catalysts production plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-opens-new-chemical-catalysts-production-plant-in-china-5992531 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-opens-new-chemical-catalysts-production-plant-in-china-5992531 BASF has opened its first Asian manufacturing facility for chemical catalysts in Caojing, Shanghai, China. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel shareholders approve separation of Specialty Chemicals http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-shareholders-approve-separation-of-specialty-chemicals-5991626 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-shareholders-approve-separation-of-specialty-chemicals-5991626 Akzo Nobel N.V's (AkzoNobel) shareholders have approved the separation of its Specialty Chemicals business at Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) as part of its plan to create two focused, high-performing businesses - Paints and Coatings and Specialt… Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT KIPIC to use Honeywell technology at Al-Zour refinery http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskipic-to-use-honeywell-technology-at-al-zour-refinery-5988706 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskipic-to-use-honeywell-technology-at-al-zour-refinery-5988706 Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum (KPC), is planning to expand its refining and petrochemical complex at Al-Zour, south of Kuwait City, by using a range of process technologies from Honeywell UOP… Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lanxess to build new high-tech plastics unit in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-to-build-new-high-tech-plastics-unit-in-china-5986721 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-to-build-new-high-tech-plastics-unit-in-china-5986721 German speciality chemical manufacturer Lanxess is planning to invest €20m for the construction of a new high-performance plastics plant in Changzhou, China. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sumitomo Chemical gains Australian firm Botanical Resources http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-acquires-australian-firm-botanical-resources-5985858 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-acquires-australian-firm-botanical-resources-5985858 Sumitomo Chemical has acquired 82.9% of shares in Botanical Resources Australia, as well as its affiliated companies (the BRA Group) from the shareholders.   Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air Products secures oxygen and nitrogen supply contract in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-secures-oxygen-and-nitrogen-supply-contract-in-china-5983421 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-secures-oxygen-and-nitrogen-supply-contract-in-china-5983421 US-based industrial gases firm Air Products has signed a second long-term oxygen and nitrogen supply contract with an unnamed global materials supplier in Guangdong, a coastal province of south-east China. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Yara to buy Brazil’s Vale Cubatão Fertilizantes complex for $255m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyara-to-buy-brazils-vale-cubato-fertilizantes-complex-for-255m-5981385 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyara-to-buy-brazils-vale-cubato-fertilizantes-complex-for-255m-5981385 Norwegian chemical company Yara has entered a $255m agreement to acquire the Vale Cubatão Fertilizantes complex in Brazil. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT ADNOC signs MoU with Linde to explore expansion of nitrogen facilities http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsadnoc-signs-mou-with-linde-to-explore-expansion-of-nitrogen-facilities-5974473 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsadnoc-signs-mou-with-linde-to-explore-expansion-of-nitrogen-facilities-5974473 State-owned energy and petrochemical firm Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Linde Group to explore the expansion of nitrogen facilities at Ruwais in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clariant to supply sorbent material for RTI International http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-to-supply-sorbent-material-for-rti-international-5972165 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-to-supply-sorbent-material-for-rti-international-5972165 Specialty chemicals company Clariant has signed a global licensing agreement for the supply of its solid sorbent material for RTI International’s warm gas desulfurisation process (WDP) technology. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Air Products to develop $3.5bn coal-to-syngas facility in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-develop-35bn-coal-to-syngas-facility-in-china-5970210 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-develop-35bn-coal-to-syngas-facility-in-china-5970210 Air Products has signed an agreement with Yankuang Group to build a $3.5bn coal-to-syngas production facility at Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Indorama Ventures to acquire PTA producer Artlant in Portugal http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsindorama-ventures-to-acquire-pta-producer-artlant-in-portugal-5969327 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsindorama-ventures-to-acquire-pta-producer-artlant-in-portugal-5969327 Thailand-based chemical producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) is set to acquire the assets of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) producer Artlant, including all equipment, surface rights, and employment contracts.  Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Wacker begins dispersible polymer powders plants expansion in South Korea http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswacker-starts-expansion-of-dispersible-polymer-powders-plants-in-south-korea-5967063 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswacker-starts-expansion-of-dispersible-polymer-powders-plants-in-south-korea-5967063 Germany-based Wacker Chemie has started the construction of a new spray dryer for dispersible polymer powders, with the intention to expand its existing site in Ulsan, South Korea. Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT LANXESS launches new iron oxide red pigments http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-launches-new-iron-oxide-red-pigments-5964696 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-launches-new-iron-oxide-red-pigments-5964696 Specialty chemicals producer LANXESS has launched a range of iron oxide red pigments to serve the demands of the coatings industry. Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel expands Surface Chemistry plant in Boxing, China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-expands-surface-chemistry-plant-in-boxing-china-5963988 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-expands-surface-chemistry-plant-in-boxing-china-5963988 AkzoNobel has completed the €4.8m expansion of its Surface Chemistry facility in Boxing, China. Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Clariant gets approval for cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-receives-approval-to-build-cellulosic-ethanol-production-plant-in-romania-5961850 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-receives-approval-to-build-cellulosic-ethanol-production-plant-in-romania-5961850 Clariant has secured an approval from its board of directors to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant in south-west Romania to produce cellulosic ethanol. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT