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 Arkema completes first stage of acquisition of Chinese acrylic assets http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarkema-completes-first-stage-of-acquisition-of-chinese-acrylic-assets-4412481 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarkema-completes-first-stage-of-acquisition-of-chinese-acrylic-assets-4412481 French speciality chemicals firm Arkema has completed the first stage of its acrylics assets acquisition project in Taixing, China, for $240m. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Celanese acquires Cool Polymers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-acquires-cool-polymers-4411901 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-acquires-cool-polymers-4411901 Speciality materials company Celanese has acquired Cool Polymers, a Rhode Island-based compounder of conductive polymers, for an undisclosed amount. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Platform Specialty Products to buy agrochemical firm Arysta for $3.5bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsplatform-specialty-products-to-buy-agrochemical-firm-arysta-for-35bn-4411179 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsplatform-specialty-products-to-buy-agrochemical-firm-arysta-for-35bn-4411179 Chemical products maker Platform Specialty Products has signed a deal to buy Arysta LifeScience from private equity firm Permira Advisers for approximately $3.5bn. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT BASF expands mobile emissions catalysts production in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-expands-mobile-emissions-catalysts-production-in-china-4410484 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-expands-mobile-emissions-catalysts-production-in-china-4410484 Chemical giant BASF has completed the expansion of its mobile emissions catalysts production capabilities in Shanghai, China. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Chemtura to boost alkylated diphenyl amine production capabilities http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemtura-to-boost-alkylated-diphenyl-amine-production-capabilities-4410686 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemtura-to-boost-alkylated-diphenyl-amine-production-capabilities-4410686 Speciality chemicals firm Chemtura is planning to boost its global production capacities for Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Kuraray to sell European polyvinyl butyral film business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskuraray-to-sell-european-polyvinyl-butyral-film-business-4410506 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskuraray-to-sell-european-polyvinyl-butyral-film-business-4410506 Japanese chemical manufacturer Kuraray has agreed to sell its European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business, which it acquired from DuPont earlier this year. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Archroma acquires BASF’s textile chemicals division http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarchroma-acquires-basfs-textile-chemicals-division-4409121 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarchroma-acquires-basfs-textile-chemicals-division-4409121 Swiss chemicals manufacturer Archroma has agreed to acquire BASF’s textile chemical operations, as part of efforts to expand its presence in the chemical industry. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT CF Industries ends merger talks with Yara International http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscf-industries-ends-merger-talks-with-yara-international-4409109 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscf-industries-ends-merger-talks-with-yara-international-4409109 US-based CF Industries Holdings has ended merger talks with Norway's Yara International after the companies failed to agree on the terms of the transaction. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT KfW IPEX-Bank provides loan to Borealis for polymers R&D http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskfw-ipex-bank-provides-loan-to-borealis-for-polymers-rd-4408837 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskfw-ipex-bank-provides-loan-to-borealis-for-polymers-rd-4408837 Austrian chemical company Borealis has received a loan from the KfW IPEX-Bank to pursue research and development (R&D) on polymers. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Pemex awards ultra-low sulfur diesel project contract to Foster Wheeler http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspemex-awards-ultra-low-sulfur-diesel-project-contract-to-foster-wheeler-4407115 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspemex-awards-ultra-low-sulfur-diesel-project-contract-to-foster-wheeler-4407115 Pemex Refinación has awarded a contract to Foster Wheeler to build an ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Salina Cruz refinery in Oaxaca, Mexico. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Clariant opens R&D centre in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-opens-rd-centre-in-india-4406412 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-opens-rd-centre-in-india-4406412 Speciality chemicals firm Clariant has opened a new R&D centre in Navi Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT GACL plans $56.7m expansion in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgacl-plans-567m-expansion-in-india-4407521 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgacl-plans-567m-expansion-in-india-4407521 India-based Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals (GACL) is reportedly planning to invest $56.7m to expand its existing capacities and build a new caustic soda facility at Bhavnagar and a 120MW coal-based power plant at its Dahej plant. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT FMC signs credit agreements to fund Cheminova acquisition deal http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-signs-credit-agreements-to-fund-cheminova-acquisition-deal-4405650 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-signs-credit-agreements-to-fund-cheminova-acquisition-deal-4405650 US-based FMC has entered into new credit agreements with lenders, to fund its proposed acquisition of Cheminova for $1.8bn. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT PennTex selects Honeywell UOP to provide gas processing plant in Louisiana, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspenntex-selects-honeywell-uop-for-gas-processing-plant-in-louisiana-us-4405828 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspenntex-selects-honeywell-uop-for-gas-processing-plant-in-louisiana-us-4405828 Honeywell International's subsidiary UOP has secured a contract from PennTex North Louisiana to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a planned gas processing plant in Louisiana, US. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers to build urea plant in Mumbai, India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsrashtriya-chemicals-and-fertilizers-to-build-urea-plant-in-mumbai-india-4405660 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsrashtriya-chemicals-and-fertilizers-to-build-urea-plant-in-mumbai-india-4405660 India's state-owned fertiliser producer Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) is planning to construct a new urea plant at its Thal complex in Mumbai, Maharashtra with an investment of Rs45bn ($734.7m). Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT A. Schulman and INITZ partner to commercialise PPS compounds http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsa-schulman-and-initz-partner-to-commercialise-pps-compounds-4404152 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsa-schulman-and-initz-partner-to-commercialise-pps-compounds-4404152 Plastic compounds and resins supplier A. Schulman has partnered with South Korean polymer producer INITZ for the compounding and marketing of INITZ's ECOTRAN polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) compounds. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Mexico extends review timeline on PPG’s acquisition of Comex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmexico-extends-review-timeline-on-ppgs-acquisition-of-comex-4403809 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmexico-extends-review-timeline-on-ppgs-acquisition-of-comex-4403809 The Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico has extended the review period for PPG's proposed $2.3bn acquisition of Comex. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Badlands NGL plans polyethylene plant in North Dakota, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbadlands-ngl-plans-polyethylene-plant-in-north-dakota-us-4403803 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbadlands-ngl-plans-polyethylene-plant-in-north-dakota-us-4403803 Private equity firm Badlands NGL has unveiled plans to construct a polyethylene manufacturing plant in North Dakota, US with an investment of about $4bn. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Castleton Commodities to build $1.2bn methanol plant in Louisiana, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscastleton-commodities-to-build-12bn-methanol-plant-in-louisiana-us-4402551 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscastleton-commodities-to-build-12bn-methanol-plant-in-louisiana-us-4402551 Castleton Commodities International (CCI) is to build a new methanol production facility in Plaquemines Parish, south of New Orleans in Louisiana, US, with an investment of $1.2bn. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Al Ghaith selects Nuberg to provide construction services for chlor alkali plant in Abu Dhabi http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsal-ghaith-selects-nuberg-to-provide-construction-services-for-chlor-alkali-plant-in-abu-dhabi-4402770 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsal-ghaith-selects-nuberg-to-provide-construction-services-for-chlor-alkali-plant-in-abu-dhabi-4402770 Abu Dhabi-based Al Ghaith Industries has selected Indian firm Nuberg Engineering to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its planned chlor alkali facility in Abu Dhabi. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT