Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the chemicals-technology.com web site http://www.chemicals-technology.com/ en-us http://www.chemicals-technology.com/ Chemicals Technology-Updates http://www.chemicals-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif BASF commissions butadiene extraction plant in Belgium http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-commissions-butadiene-extraction-plant-in-belgium-4371066 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-commissions-butadiene-extraction-plant-in-belgium-4371066 Chemical giant BASF has commissioned a new butadiene extraction facility at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Eastman Chemical to buy speciality chemical company Taminco for $1.8bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-to-buy-speciality-chemical-company-taminco-for-18bn-4370865 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-to-buy-speciality-chemical-company-taminco-for-18bn-4370865 Eastman Chemical has agreed to acquire speciality chemical company Taminco in a $2.8bn deal, including its $1bn debt. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Honeywell UOP’s C4 Oleflex technology selected for isobutylene plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-uops-c4-oleflex-technology-selected-for-isobutylene-plant-in-china-4371250 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-uops-c4-oleflex-technology-selected-for-isobutylene-plant-in-china-4371250 China-based Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical has selected Honeywell UOP's C4 Oleflex process technology to produce isobutylene, which is used to manufacture high-octane fuel and synthetic rubber. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Vietnam breaks ground on $3.2bn Vung Ro petrochemical refinery complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsvietnam-breaks-ground-on-32bn-vung-ro-petrochemical-refinery-complex-4369878 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsvietnam-breaks-ground-on-32bn-vung-ro-petrochemical-refinery-complex-4369878 Vietnam has broken ground on the $3.2bn Vung Ro oil refinery and petrochemical project in the Dong Hoa district of Phu Yen province. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT European Commission clears Huntsman-Rockwood deal http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseuropean-commission-clears-huntsman-rockwood-deal-4369683 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseuropean-commission-clears-huntsman-rockwood-deal-4369683 Chemical producer Huntsman's proposed acquisition of Rockwood Holdings' titanium dioxide (TiO<sub>2</sub>) pigment business for $1.2bn has been approved by the European Commission (EC). Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Fertial selects KBR for services on ammonia plant expansions in Algeria http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfertial-selects-kbr-for-services-on-ammonia-plant-expansions-in-algeria-4369321 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfertial-selects-kbr-for-services-on-ammonia-plant-expansions-in-algeria-4369321 Algerian fertiliser producer Fertial has selected KBR for the licensing and engineering design services to revamp its ammonia facilities in Annaba and Arzew in Algeria. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Axalta Coating Systems breaks ground on German waterborne coatings facility http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-coating-systems-breaks-ground-on-german-waterborne-coatings-facility-4368135 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-coating-systems-breaks-ground-on-german-waterborne-coatings-facility-4368135 Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Wuppertal, Germany. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin alliance for development of renewable isoprene http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbraskem-joins-amyris-and-michelin-alliance-for-development-of-renewable-isoprene-4367588 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbraskem-joins-amyris-and-michelin-alliance-for-development-of-renewable-isoprene-4367588 Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem has teamed up with Amyris and Michelin alliance to develop a new process for the production of renewable isoprene. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Bayer MaterialScience to boost thermoplastic polyurethane production in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbayer-materialscience-to-boost-thermoplastic-polyurethane-production-in-india-4367990 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbayer-materialscience-to-boost-thermoplastic-polyurethane-production-in-india-4367990 Bayer MaterialScience has unveiled plans to add a second thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production line at its facility in Cuddalore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Regulations and M&A activity to drive consolidation in European chlorvinyls industry, says IHS http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsregulations-and-ma-activity-to-drive-consolidation-in-european-chlorvinyls-industry-says-ihs-4366264 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsregulations-and-ma-activity-to-drive-consolidation-in-european-chlorvinyls-industry-says-ihs-4366264 Regulatory changes introduced by the European Union (EU) and increased mergers and acquisitions in the chlor-alkali/vinyls (CAV) industry could force closure of old facilities and continue consolidation in the sector, according to the latest data fro… Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT FMC to buy Danish company Cheminova for $1.8bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-to-buy-danish-company-cheminova-for-18bn-4366025 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-to-buy-danish-company-cheminova-for-18bn-4366025 US-based FMC has agreed to acquire Cheminova, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries, in an all-cash deal of $1.8bn. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Aditya Birla Chemicals to buy Jayshree Chemicals’ chlor-alkali unit in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaditya-birla-chemicals-to-buy-jayshree-chemicals-chlor-alkali-unit-in-india-4366381 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaditya-birla-chemicals-to-buy-jayshree-chemicals-chlor-alkali-unit-in-india-4366381 Aditya Birla Chemicals (India), a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, is set to acquire Jayshree Chemicals’ chlor-alkali division for Rs2.12bn ($35.1m). Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Ammonia gas leak leaves at least 33 people sick in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsammonia-gas-leak-leaves-at-least-33-people-sick-in-china-4364952 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsammonia-gas-leak-leaves-at-least-33-people-sick-in-china-4364952 An ammonia gas leak at the Jiemeifengyou chemical plant at the Ningdong Energy and Chemical industry base in Yinchuan, north-west China, has left at least 33 people sick. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT BASF commissions polyisocyanates plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-commissions-polyisocyanates-plant-in-china-4364707 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-commissions-polyisocyanates-plant-in-china-4364707 German chemical company BASF has commissioned a new production line for hexamethylene diisocyanate based polyisocyanates in Caojing, China. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT CHS to build $3bn fertiliser plant in North Dakota, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschs-to-build-3bn-fertiliser-plant-in-north-dakota-us-4364633 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschs-to-build-3bn-fertiliser-plant-in-north-dakota-us-4364633 US agribusiness firm CHS has unveiled its plans to proceed with the construction of a $3bn fertiliser plant at Spiritwood in North Dakota, US. Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Evonik to boost silica production capabilities in Japan http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-to-boost-silica-production-capabilities-in-japan-4363604 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-to-boost-silica-production-capabilities-in-japan-4363604 Speciality chemicals company Evonik Industries has unveiled its plans to strengthen its silica production capabilities in Ako, Japan. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Technip to provide project management services for Air Products gas complex in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-provide-project-management-services-for-air-products-gas-complex-in-india-4363437 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-provide-project-management-services-for-air-products-gas-complex-in-india-4363437 Gas and chemicals supplier Air Products has selected Technip to provide project management services for a new industrial gas complex in the state of Kerala, India. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Solvay to buy Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Ryton polyphenylene sulfide unit http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-buy-chevron-phillips-chemicals-ryton-polyphenylene-sulfide-unit-4363456 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-buy-chevron-phillips-chemicals-ryton-polyphenylene-sulfide-unit-4363456 Solvay Specialty Polymers USA has agreed to acquire Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Ryton polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business for $220m. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:00:00 GMT Micromeritics to Assist with Training on New UGA Undergraduate Degree http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressmicromeritics-to-assist-with-training-on-new-uga-undergraduate-degree.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressmicromeritics-to-assist-with-training-on-new-uga-undergraduate-degree.html Micromeritics will be assisting with pharmaceutical material testing technique training for a unique undergraduate programme offered by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, the leading supplier of materials characterisation analytical labor… Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:53:00 GMT European chemicals output up 0.6% in H1, says Cefic http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseuropean-chemicals-output-up-06-in-h1-says-cefic-4362323 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseuropean-chemicals-output-up-06-in-h1-says-cefic-4362323 Chemicals output in Europe increased 0.6% for the first six months of this year, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest report from the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic). 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