New News information at Chemicals Technology New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Chemicals Technology Lanxess to invest €25m in Antwerp production site Global speciality chemical company Lanxess is planning to invest nearly €25m in its Antwerp’s integrated production complex, which is engaged in manufacturing polyamide and precursors for plastics. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Germany's Lanxess acquires Chemtura for €2.4bn German specialist chemicals company Lanxess has successfully completed the acquisition of Chemtura, a US company that supplies flame retardant and lubricant additives. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Inox Air Products to build six new air separation plants in India Inox Air Products joint venture (JV) in India is to build six new air separation units (ASUs) with an investment of $100m. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Nova Chemicals to acquire Geismar olefins facility in US Gulf Coast for $2.1bn Nova Chemicals has agreed to acquire Williams Partners’ 88.46% ownership interest in the olefins plant in Geismar, Louisiana, US, along with approximately 525 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the plant and Williams’ interest in the ethylene trad… Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mitsui's commences electrolyte solution production at Nagoya Works facilities Japan's Mitsui Chemicals has initiated the production of electrolyte solution at its facilities at Nagoya Works, to meet the growing demand for the lithium-ion battery-use electrolyte solution. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Houghton International to merge with Quaker Chemical Gulf Oil International subsidiary Houghton International has entered a definitive agreement to merge with Quaker Chemical to create a combined company in the process fluids and speciality chemicals sector. Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Elsevier introduces challenges for next-generation of chemists and engineers Information analytics company Elsevier has launched two game-based learning challenges, the Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge (CSC) and the Engineering Academic Challenge (EAC), to aid development of aspiring chemists and engineers. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Clariant opens bleaching earth production facility in Indonesia Specialty chemicals manufacturer Clariant has opened a new bleaching earth production facility for its Business Unit Functional Minerals in Gresik, near Surabaya, Indonesia. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel, AB, and EY launch online tool to track bio-based materials AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) (ABT) and EY have launched a new online tool as a pilot project aimed at using e-certification to track bio-based content along the value chain. Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT LANXESS to increase global iron oxide pigment capacity Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is planning to increase its global iron oxide pigment production to ensure consistent supply to its customers in the long-term. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT WuXi AppTec’s chemistry ecommerce platform LabNetwork collaborates with Elsevier China-based WuXi AppTec’s global chemistry ecommerce platform company LabNetwork has entered an new partnership with scientific, technical and medical information products and services provider, Elsevier. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Stahl Group to acquire BASF Leather Chemicals business 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 acquire Mexico’s Ultra Chem specialty chemicals distribution unit Nexeo Solutions has entered into 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 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