New News information at Chemicals Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Chemicals Technology Air Products to build large air separation unit in South Korea Air Products is planning to build a new large air separation unit (LASU) in Ulsan, South Korea. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT OCP and Kribhco to launch NPK fertiliser joint venture in India Morocco-based Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) has entered a 50:50 joint venture (JV) deal with Krishak Bharati Cooperative (Kribhco) to build a greenfield NPK fertiliser plant in Krishnapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Clariant opens polypropylene catalyst plant in Louisville, US Specialty chemicals company Clariant has opened its new polypropylene (PP) catalyst production facility at Louisville, Kentucky, US. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Celanese set to buy SO.F.TER Group Technology and specialty materials company Celanese Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Italy-based SO.F.TER Group. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Covestro to double polycarbonates production in China Covestro has revealed plans to double production capacities of high-tech plastic to meet the growing demand of polycarbonates in Asia. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel's Chelates business launches new ingredient Speciality chemical firm AkzoNobel's Chelates business has introduced a new product called Dissolvine M-40, which is a cheating agent with a readily biodegradable active ingredient (called MGDA) and more sustainable than current alternatives. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Praxair starts hydrogen plant for Repson in Peru Global industrial gas company Praxair has started work on a hydrogen plant for Repsol, a producer of hydrocarbon fuels and petrochemicals. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Linde and Evonik to expand membrane production facility in Austria Construction has started on Evonik’s membrane-based gas production facility in Schörfling, Austria, as part of a joint project with technology company Linde. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT BASF to build new acetylene plant in Ludwigshafen Global chemical producer BASF has started construction of a new acetylene production plant at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Specialty chemicals company Lanxess signs agreement to acquire Chemtura Specialty chemicals firm Lanxess has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based Chemtura Corporation, a provider of flame-retardant and lubricant additives. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Celanese begins vinyl acetate ethylene production from Jurong Island, Singapore US-based Celanese has started production from its new vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) unit at its facility on Jurong Island, Singapore. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT TPC to sell Baytown Operations to SI Group US-based C4 hydrocarbons producer TPC has agreed to sell its Baytown Operations to SI Group, a manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Kuraray, Sumitomo and PTTGC to study potential development of butadiene Kuraray has signed a head of agreement (HOA) with Sumitomo and PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) to jointly perform a feasibility study for potential development of manufacturing and sales of butadiene derivatives in Thailand. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Clariant to acquire Kel-Tech and X-Chem Swiss firm Clariant has signed deals to purchase two US-based companies, comprising biotech firm X-Chem, and Kel-Tech, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for drilling applications in the oil and gas industry. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT LyondellBasell to open HDPE facility in Texas manufacturing complex LyondellBasell is to build a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) facility at its manufacturing complex in La Porte, Texas. Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Air Liquide completes sale of US assets to Matheson Tri-Gas Air Liquide has completed the sale of certain US assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, an American supplier of atmospheric and specialty gases. Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Fluor finishes mechanical works at citral facility for BASF PETRONAS Chemicals US-based Fluor Corporation has completed all mechanical and associated infrastructure works for BASF PETRONAS Chemicals in Kuantan, Malaysia. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT BIOFOREVER starts demonstration project for converting woody biomass to chemicals BIOFOREVER, a consortium of 14 European companies, has started a demonstration project that converts woody biomass to chemical building blocks. Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Jacobs buys patent of BAYQIK sulphuric acid converter technology Jacobs Engineering has acquired the patent rights for Bayer's BAYQIK quasi-isothermal sulphuric acid converter technology. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel building powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India AkzoNobel has started construction of its new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT