Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.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 Eastman Chemical to expand Texanol ester alcohol production at Texas plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-to-expand-texanol-ester-alcohol-production-at-texas-plant-4473131 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-to-expand-texanol-ester-alcohol-production-at-texas-plant-4473131 Eastman Chemical is planning to expand production of Texanol ester alcohol at its manufacturing facility in Longview, Texas, US. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Toray to expand polypropylene spunbond capacities at Tangerang plant, Indonesia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstoray-to-expand-polypropylene-spunbond-capacities-at-tangerang-plant-indonesia-4473127 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstoray-to-expand-polypropylene-spunbond-capacities-at-tangerang-plant-indonesia-4473127 Toray Advanced Materials Korea is planning to expand production of polypropylene (PP) spunbond at its facility in Tangerang, Indonesia. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT SIBUR commences propylene production using UOP technology at Russian plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssibur-commences-propylene-production-using-uop-technology-at-russian-plant-4472768 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssibur-commences-propylene-production-using-uop-technology-at-russian-plant-4472768 SIBUR has commenced production of propylene at its Tobolsk-Polymer complex in Tymen, Russia, using Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex process technology. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US researchers find new way to combine complex molecules to produce materials http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsus-researchers-find-new-way-to-combine-complex-molecules-to-produce-materials-4472978 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsus-researchers-find-new-way-to-combine-complex-molecules-to-produce-materials-4472978 Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new way to combine complex organic molecules to make various materials. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Israel Chemicals and Yunnan Yuntianhua to create phosphate JV in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsisrael-chemicals-and-yunnan-yuntianhua-to-create-phosphate-jv-in-china-4472958 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsisrael-chemicals-and-yunnan-yuntianhua-to-create-phosphate-jv-in-china-4472958 Israel Chemicals (ICL) has partnered with Chinese government-owned Yunnan Yuntianhua to create a 50:50 joint venture (JV) for phosphate operations in China. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dangote to invest $2bn in Nigerian petrochemical and fertiliser complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdangote-to-invest-2bn-in-nigerian-petrochemical-and-fertiliser-complex-4471744 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdangote-to-invest-2bn-in-nigerian-petrochemical-and-fertiliser-complex-4471744 African conglomerate Dangote is reportedly planning to spend $2bn at its petrochemical and fertiliser complex in Lagos, Nigeria. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT IFFCO and La Coop fédérée put Canadian fertiliser plant on hold http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsiffco-and-la-coop-fdre-put-canadian-fertiliser-plant-on-hold-4471580 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsiffco-and-la-coop-fdre-put-canadian-fertiliser-plant-on-hold-4471580 Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) and Canada-based La Coop fédérée have put the proposed nitrogen fertiliser complex in Bécancour, Québec, on hold due to increasing costs. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technip to buy Air Liquide’s Zimmer polymer technology business in Germany http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-buy-air-liquides-zimmer-polymer-technology-business-in-germany-4471339 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-buy-air-liquides-zimmer-polymer-technology-business-in-germany-4471339 Technip has signed a deal to acquire Air Liquide's Zimmer polymer technology business in Frankfurt, Germany. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT BASF to build electronics-grade sulphuric acid plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-build-electronics-grade-sulphuric-acid-plant-in-china-4470324 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-build-electronics-grade-sulphuric-acid-plant-in-china-4470324 BASF has announced plans to build an electronics-grade sulphuric acid (H2SO4EG) facility at Zhapu in Zhejiang Province, China, in partnership with Jiahua Energy Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huafang Textile. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mitsui Chemicals and Sinopec commission rubber plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsui-chemicals-and-sinopec-commission-rubber-plant-in-china-4470253 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsui-chemicals-and-sinopec-commission-rubber-plant-in-china-4470253 Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals and Sinopec have started operations at their joint venture (JV), Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Elastomers, in Shanghai, China. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Johnson Matthey to sell gold and silver refining business to Asahi http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjohnson-matthey-to-sell-gold-and-silver-refining-business-to-asahi-4470065 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjohnson-matthey-to-sell-gold-and-silver-refining-business-to-asahi-4470065 UK-based speciality chemical company Johnson Matthey has announced a plan to divest its gold and silver refining business to Japanese firm Asahi Holdings (Asahi) for £118m in cash amid falling prices of the commodities. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Umicore to build automotive catalyst plant in Thailand http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsumicore-build-automotive-catalyst-plant-thailand-4468952 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsumicore-build-automotive-catalyst-plant-thailand-4468952 Belgium-based Umicore has announced plans to build an emission control catalysts plant in Hemaraj, Thailand. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Eastman Chemical buys Commonwealth Laminating & Coating in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-buys-commonwealth-laminating-coating-in-us-4468053 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-buys-commonwealth-laminating-coating-in-us-4468053 Eastman Chemical has concluded the acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Chevron Phillips Chemical completes ethylene plant expansion in Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschevron-phillips-chemical-completes-ethylene-plant-expansion-texas-4469005 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschevron-phillips-chemical-completes-ethylene-plant-expansion-texas-4469005 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has completed the expansion of its ethylene plant at its Sweeny complex in Old Ocean, Texas, US. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US chemical output estimated to grow 4% per annum until 2020, ACC report http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsus-chemical-output-estimated-to-grow-4-per-annum-until-2020-acc-report-4467773 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsus-chemical-output-estimated-to-grow-4-per-annum-until-2020-acc-report-4467773 US chemical output is estimated to increase approximately 4% a year until 2020, according to the latest data from the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT US courts approve reorganisation of RPM’s subsidiary Bondex International http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsus-courts-approve-reorganisation-of-rpms-subsidiary-bondex-international-4467664 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsus-courts-approve-reorganisation-of-rpms-subsidiary-bondex-international-4467664 The US Bankruptcy Court and the District Court in Delaware have approved the planned reorganisation of RPM's subsidiary Specialty Products Holding (SPHC). Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT BASF to construct chemical catalysts production plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-construct-chemical-catalysts-production-plant-in-china-4466584 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-construct-chemical-catalysts-production-plant-in-china-4466584 BASF will construct a chemical catalysts production facility at its complex in Caojing, Shanghai, China. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec-High-Pressure Vessels for the Fertiliser Industry http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/heattransfer/schoeller/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/heattransfer/schoeller/ Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec, Austria, are specialists in the manufacture of pressure vessels for the fertilizer industry, particularly for ammonia and urea plants, and have been active on international... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:07:00 GMT BASF breaks ground on $50m Innovation Campus in Mumbai, India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-breaks-ground-on-50m-innovation-campus-in-mumbai-india-4466432 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-breaks-ground-on-50m-innovation-campus-in-mumbai-india-4466432 German chemical company BASF has broken ground on its €50m Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai, India. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT DENKA and Mitsui to buy DuPont’s neoprene polychloroprene business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdenka-and-mitsui-to-buy-duponts-neoprene-polychloroprene-business-4466112 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdenka-and-mitsui-to-buy-duponts-neoprene-polychloroprene-business-4466112 DENKA and Mitsui joint venture Denka Performance Elastomer has agreed to buy DuPont Performance Polymers' neoprene polychloroprene operations. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT