Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Chemicals Technology-Updates AkzoNobel to restructure performance coatings business unit Speciality chemicals producer AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to restructure its Performance Coatings Business operations. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Infineum’s Salicylate Plant, Jurong Island Infineum, a joint-venture (JV) of ExxonMobil and Shell, opened a new salicylate manufacturing facility at Pulau Ayer in Jurong Island in Singapore in May 2014. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Albemarle and ICL partner to set up polymeric flame retardant joint venture Albemarle and Israel Chemicals (ICL) have partnered to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce polymeric flame retardants in the Netherlands and Israel. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT PTT Global Chemical increases stake in French chemical firm Vencorex PTTGC Netherlands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thailand's chemical producer PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), has acquired Perstorp's 34% stake in French chemical maker Vencorex for an undisclosed amount. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT BASF inaugurates construction chemicals plant in Kenya BASF has inaugurated a concrete admixtures production facility in Nairobi, Kenya, the company’s first construction chemicals plant in Eastern Africa. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Linde installs three coldboxes for air separation unit at Texas complex German technology firm Linde has installed three coldboxes for air separation unit (ASU) at its La Porte complex in Texas, US. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Dow Chemical considers offloading two speciality chemicals units Dow Chemical is reportedly looking to offload two of its speciality chemicals subsidiaries in line with its strategy to divest non-core assets by 2015 and increase returns to shareholders. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Reliance Industries to turnaround Hazira cracker unit in India to boost productivity Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL) has unveiled plans to temporarily cease operations at its Hazira cracker complex near Surat in Gujarat. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Agrium buys majority stake in biochemical products maker Agricen Agrium's subsidiary Loveland Products has acquired a majority stake in US-based Agricen, a biochemical-based products maker, for an undisclosed amount. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Worldwide demand for propylene to rise to 130 million tonnes by 2023, says IHS Demand for propylene is estimated to grow to 130 million tonnes worldwide by 2023, rising from the current 90 million tonnes, according to the latest data from the IHS Chemical North American Propylene Supply Study. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Cyanco Holding increases sodium cyanide production at Winnemucca plant in US Cyanco Holding has ramped up its sodium cyanide solution production capabilities at its Winnemucca plant in Nevada, US. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Appalachian Resins signs LoI to lease land for $1bn ethane cracker in Ohio, US Appalachian Resins has unveiled plans to lease land in Salem Township, Ohio for its proposed $1bn ethylene/polyethylene production facility. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Shenhua Ningxia Coal selects CB&I technology for Chinese petrochemicals complex Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) has secured a contract from Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry for its grassroots petrochemicals complex in Ningxia, China. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT LyondellBasell to build new chemical facility in US Texas-headquartered LyondellBasell has unveiled plans to construct a facility on the US Gulf Coast to produce propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol and its derivatives. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT US researchers find a way to speed up chemical reactions using catalytic gold nanoclusters Catalytic gold nanoparticles could help speed up chemical reactions, which play a key role in mitigating environmental pollutants and producing specialty chemicals, according to researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory … Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Umicore acquires CP Chemicals assets in US Belgian materials technology firm Umicore has acquired CP Chemicals, a chemical producer for the catalyst and petrochemical refining industries, for an undisclosed amount. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Star Cruises Selects BlueCielo Project Portal for Document Control, Change Management and Collaboration in New Building Projects The BlueCielo solution will streamline document management and control processes; enhance Management of Change (MoC) and support global collaboration between internal and external stakeholders. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:06:00 GMT Reliance Industries to import ethane from US for cracker plants Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has unveiled plans to import 1.5 million tonnes per year of ethane from the US for use as a feedstock for its cracker plants, replacing liquids. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT Gemini HDPE selects KBR for EPC services on Texas project Gemini HDPE, a joint venture between INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (Ineos) and Sasol, has selected KBR to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) facility in Texas. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT CB&I to provide technology for PKN Orlen’s on-purpose propylene plant in Poland CB&I has secured a contract from Polski Koncern Naftowy (PKN) Orlen to provide services for an on-purpose propylene production unit at the latter's refining and petrochemical operations in Plock, Poland. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT