Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Chemicals Technology-Updates A. Schulman adds masterbatch production line at Belgium facility A. Schulman has added a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production line at its masterbatch facility in Bornem, Belgium. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Celanese to reduce acetate tow capacity by 50% at Belgium chemical plant US-based specialty chemicals group Celanese has proposed a reduction of acetate tow production capacity by 50% to employee representatives at its plant in Lanaken, Belgium. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Jacobs buys majority stake in Suzhou Han’s Chemical Engineering in China Jacobs Projects (Shanghai) has purchased a majority stake in China-based Suzhou Han’s Chemical Engineering (SHCE). Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Showa Denko increases supply of high-purity hydrogen fluoride Japanese chemical engineering firm Showa Denko (SDK) has started strengthening its system to supply high-purity hydrogen fluoride (HF), which is mainly used as a cleaning gas in the process of producing semiconductors. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Lubrizol to expand manufacturing facility in Ohio, US Lubrizol has started construction for expanding its manufacturing facility in Painesville Township, Ohio, US, with an investment of $100m. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT New Verderflex Dura 55 Industrial Hose Pump Verderflex is proud to unveil its new product, the Verderflex Dura 55. This innovative, superbly engineered pump is designed to deliver over 20% more flow, increasing the Dura Hose pump family's flow range. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:18:00 GMT FMC acquires Cheminova for $1.8bn US-based FMC has completed the acquisition of Cheminova, a wholly owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries for $1.8bn, including debt. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Australia's Altech Chemicals begins permitting process for Malaysian alumina processing plant Australia-based Altech Chemicals has started the permitting process for its high-purity alumina (HPA) processing plant in the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park, Malaysia. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Sipchem begins initial operations of polymer plant in Saudi Arabia Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) has started initial operations at its SAR600m ($160m) polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT BASF and Grolman to market Baxxodur curing agents for epoxy resin systems in Europe BASF and Gustav Grolman have agreed on a partnership in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur brand in Europe. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT PMC Organometallix to expand catalyst production in Kentucky, US PMC Organometallix has unveiled plans to strengthen its catalyst production capabilities in the US with expansion at its manufacturing plant in Carrollton, Kentucky. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Metso to provide control valves for Turkmengas petrochemical complex in Turkmenistan Turkmenistan's national oil and gas company Turkmengas has awarded a contract to Metso to provide control valves for its petrochemical plant project in the country. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT University of York develops new metrics toolkit to evaluate green chemistry Researchers at the UK's University of York have developed a new 'metrics toolkit' as part of the CHEM21 project to measure and evaluate how eco-friendly a chemical reaction is. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Saudi Aramco selects Air Products to supply industrial gases for Jazan refinery in Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to Air Products to supply 75,000t of industrial gases a day for its refinery in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies unveils EPDM rubber compound Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has unveiled a new ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT University of Tokyo researchers create synthetic technology to produce fine chemicals A research group at the University of Tokyo has developed active immobilised catalysts to synthesise pharmaceutical and fine chemicals. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Celanese and Mitsui plan to build methanol production plant in Texas Celanese has signed a deal with Japan-based Mitsui to explore the feasibility of setting up a methanol production plant in Bishop, Texas, US. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Solvay acquires alkoxylation facility in Netherlands Belgian-based Solvay has completed the acquisition of ERCA Emery Surfactant, a jointly owned alkoxylation facility of Emery Oleochemicals and ERCA Group. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Atlantic Coast Crushers-Crushers and Lumpbreakers Atlantic Coast Crushers manufactures and sells crushers, lumpbreakers, pulverizers, granulators, comminutors and other size reduction machinery for the chemical process industries. 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