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 HERMETIC Launches Highly Flexible Modular System http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/press-canned-motor-pumps.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/press-canned-motor-pumps.html HERMETIC-Pumpen has launched a new, highly flexible modular system for the chemical industry. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:00 GMT Azerbaijan to commission $17bn gas processing and petrochemical complex in 2020 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsazerbaijan-to-commission-17bn-gas-processing-and-petrochemical-complex-in-2020-4447205 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsazerbaijan-to-commission-17bn-gas-processing-and-petrochemical-complex-in-2020-4447205 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is on track to commence operations at the planned $17bn oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) in 2020. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Yokogawa completes FEED for Petronas' RAPID project http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyokogawa-completes-feed-for-petronas-rapid-project-4447272 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyokogawa-completes-feed-for-petronas-rapid-project-4447272 Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia), a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric, has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for Petronas' refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project in Johor, Malaysia. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pemex to restructure operations with five new production subsideries in Mexico http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspemex-to-restructure-operations-with-five-new-production-subsideries-in-mexico-4447064 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspemex-to-restructure-operations-with-five-new-production-subsideries-in-mexico-4447064 Mexican state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has received approval from its board of directors to proceed with its planned restructuring, including the creation of a unit that will manage fertiliser and ethylene operations. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Micromeritics Instrument Corporation-Materials Characterization Analytical Instruments and Services http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/ Founded in 1962, Micromeritics is a leading supplier of materials characterization analytical laboratory instrumentation and services. The company manufactures a broad line of automated laboratory in... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:52:00 GMT Kemira inaugurates Nanjing pulp and paper chemicals manufacturing plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskemira-inaugurates-nanjing-pulp-and-paper-chemicals-manufacturing-plant-in-china-4445730 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskemira-inaugurates-nanjing-pulp-and-paper-chemicals-manufacturing-plant-in-china-4445730 Kemira has inaugurated its pulp and paper chemicals manufacturing plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Verdezyne and Bio-XCell Malaysia partner to build renewable chemicals plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsverdezyne-and-bio-xcell-malaysia-partner-to-build-renewable-chemicals-plant-4445767 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsverdezyne-and-bio-xcell-malaysia-partner-to-build-renewable-chemicals-plant-4445767 Biotechnology company Verdezyne has partnered with Bio-XCell Malaysia to build a renewable chemicals manufacturing plant in Nusajaya, Iskandar, Malaysia. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT M&G Resins USA receives GHG permit for $1bn resin plant in Texas, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmg-resins-usa-receives-ghg-permit-for-1bn-resin-plant-in-texas-us-4445877 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmg-resins-usa-receives-ghg-permit-for-1bn-resin-plant-in-texas-us-4445877 M&G Resins USA has received greenhouse gas (GHG) permits from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its planned $1bn chemical processing and utility support facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, US. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technip to support Westlake Chemical’s ethylene plant expansion in Louisiana, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-support-westlake-chemicals-ethylene-plant-expansion-in-louisiana-us-4443273 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-support-westlake-chemicals-ethylene-plant-expansion-in-louisiana-us-4443273 Westlake Chemical has selected Technip to provide engineering and procurement services for a planned expansion of the recovery section at its Petro 1 ethylene plant in Louisiana, US. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Petrovietnam increases stake in $4.6bn Long Son petrochemical complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspetrovietnam-increases-stake-in-46bn-long-son-petrochemical-complex-4444341 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspetrovietnam-increases-stake-in-46bn-long-son-petrochemical-complex-4444341 State-owned oil and gas firm Petrovietnam has increased its stake in the $4.6bn Long Son petrochemical complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, Vietnam, by acquiring a further 11% stake from Vietnam National Chemical. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Blackstone equity firm to buy Orica’s chemicals unit for $654m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsblackstone-equity-firm-to-buy-oricas-chemicals-unit-for-654m-4444403 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsblackstone-equity-firm-to-buy-oricas-chemicals-unit-for-654m-4444403 Orica has signed a deal to sell its chemicals business to American private equity firm Blackstone for AUS$750m ($654.1m). Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Next-Generation Engineering Content Management (ECM) and Asset Information Management (AIM) Services http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/next-generation-engineering-content-asset-information-management/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/next-generation-engineering-content-asset-information-management/ As markets evolve and become more complex, the solutions that support them must become more sophisticated. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:02:00 GMT Aker Arctic Chooses BlueCielo Project Portal http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/press-bluecielo-project-portal.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/press-bluecielo-project-portal.html Aker Arctic has selected BlueCielo's Project Portal solution to enhance its document control, management of change and collaboration processes. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:26:00 GMT Researchers from Australia and India to produce bio-based renewable chemical http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-from-australia-and-india-to-produce-bio-based-renewable-chemical-4442712 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-from-australia-and-india-to-produce-bio-based-renewable-chemical-4442712 Researchers from the Queensland University of Technlogy (QAT)'s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) and the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, India, are working on a joint multi-million dollar research project to produce… Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT BP to upgrade purified terephthalic acid plants in US and Belgium http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbp-to-upgrade-purified-terephthalic-acid-plants-in-us-and-belgium-4442672 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbp-to-upgrade-purified-terephthalic-acid-plants-in-us-and-belgium-4442672 Oil and gas major BP is planning to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants in the US and Belgium with an investment of more than $200m. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ineos gains full control of styrenic plastics maker Styrolution http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-gains-full-control-of-styrenic-plastics-maker-styrolution-4442979 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-gains-full-control-of-styrenic-plastics-maker-styrolution-4442979 Switzerland-based Ineos has completed the purchase of BASF's stake in Styrolution, a 50/50 joint-venture (JV) of Ineos and BASF, for €1.1bn. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dow Chemical to expand polyethylene and propylene production in Argentina http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-chemical-to-expand-polyethylene-and-propylene-production-in-argentina-4441181 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-chemical-to-expand-polyethylene-and-propylene-production-in-argentina-4441181 Dow Chemical is planning to improve the equipment and technologies of its polyethylene (PE) and plastics production units in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, starting from 2015. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Albemarle receives approvals to acquire Rockwood Holdings for $6.2bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalbemarle-receives-approvals-to-acquire-rockwood-holdings-for-62bn-4441339 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalbemarle-receives-approvals-to-acquire-rockwood-holdings-for-62bn-4441339 Speciality chemicals firm Albemarle has received all required approvals to proceed with its planned acquisition of rival Rockwood Holdings for $6.2bn. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Four killed by chemical leak at DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfour-killed-by-chemical-leak-at-dupont-plant-in-la-porte-texas-us-4441154 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfour-killed-by-chemical-leak-at-dupont-plant-in-la-porte-texas-us-4441154 Four workers at the DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, have been killed, while one worker has been injured, following a chemical leak at the facility. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mexichem considering to appeal USITC ruling on Chinese Tetrafluoroethane imports http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmexichem-considering-usitc-ruling-on-chinese-tetrafluoroethane-imports-appeal-4439657 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmexichem-considering-usitc-ruling-on-chinese-tetrafluoroethane-imports-appeal-4439657 Mexican chemical firm Mexichem is considering to appeal against the US International Trade Commission (USITC) decision which ruled out imposing duties or tariffs on refrigerant gases imported from China. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT