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 Topsoe secures new methanol project in Iran http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstopsoe-bags-new-methanol-project-in-iran-4803158 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstopsoe-bags-new-methanol-project-in-iran-4803158 Denmark-based technology, catalyst and services supplier Haldor Topsoe (Topsoe) has secured a contract from Badr-e-Shargh Petrochemical Complex to provide licenses, engineering, proprietary equipment, materials and catalyst for a new methanol plant t… Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT B&W to provide emissions control equipment for carbon black plant in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbw-to-provide-emissions-control-equipment-for-carbon-black-plant-in-us-4803293 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbw-to-provide-emissions-control-equipment-for-carbon-black-plant-in-us-4803293 Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises' (B&W) subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Company has won a $15m contract to provide emissions control equipment for a carbon black manufacturing plant in the US. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Showa Denko to expand high-purity boron trichloride capacity at Kawasaki plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshowa-denko-to-expand-high-purity-boron-trichloride-capacity-at-kawasaki-plant-4802893 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshowa-denko-to-expand-high-purity-boron-trichloride-capacity-at-kawasaki-plant-4802893 Japan-based Showa Denko (SDK) has decided to expand the production capacity of high-purity boron trichloride (BCl3) at its Kawasaki plant by 1.5 times more than the current volume. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT PPG to Showcase Durable TESLIN labels at Pharma Packaging and Labeling http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/packaging/teslin-substrate/presspharma-packaging-labeling-ct.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/packaging/teslin-substrate/presspharma-packaging-labeling-ct.html PPG specialty coatings and materials group will highlight the durability and versatility of TESLIN® labels in booth 23 at Pharma Packaging and Labeling USA in Philadelphia between 24 and 25 February. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:24:00 GMT Mosaic to cut down phosphate production http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmosaic-to-cut-down-phosphate-production-4801923 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmosaic-to-cut-down-phosphate-production-4801923 Mosaic Company, a provider of phosphate and potash fertilisers, is planning to scale down the production of phosphates by up to 400,000t. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Environmental cleanup group flies $6.9m lawsuit against Miller Chemical http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenvironmental-cleanup-group-flies-69m-lawsuit-against-miller-chemical-4801898 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsenvironmental-cleanup-group-flies-69m-lawsuit-against-miller-chemical-4801898 An environmental cleanup company, Environmental Products and Services, has filed a $6.9m federal lawsuit against Adams County, US, based company Miller Chemical and Fertilizer. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT PolyOne buys Kraton’s compounding business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspolyone-buys-kratons-compounding-business-4801887 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspolyone-buys-kratons-compounding-business-4801887 PolyOne, a specialised polymer materials, services and solutions provider, has acquired certain assets and technologies related to Kraton Performance Polymers' compounding business for $72m. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT USC scientists make fuels from CO2 in air http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsusc-scientists-make-fuels-from-co2-in-air-4800728 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsusc-scientists-make-fuels-from-co2-in-air-4800728 Scientists at the University of Southern California's (USC) Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute have invented a process to directly convert carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into methanol at comparatively low temperatures. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT ChemChina agrees to buy Syngenta for $43bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemchina-agrees-to-buy-syngenta-for-43bn-4800811 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemchina-agrees-to-buy-syngenta-for-43bn-4800811 China's government-owned China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) has agreed to buy the Swiss agrochemical and seeds company Syngenta for $43bn. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Genesys selects Water Planet as distributor of membrane antiscalant and cleaning chemicals in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgenesys-selects-water-planet-as-distributor-of-membrane-antiscalant-and-cleaning-chemicals-in-us-4800785 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgenesys-selects-water-planet-as-distributor-of-membrane-antiscalant-and-cleaning-chemicals-in-us-4800785 Genesys International, a speciality chemical maker, has selected Water Planet to distribute the former's reverse osmosis membrane antiscalant and cleaning chemicals products in the US. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Garabogaz Fertiliser Plant Project, Balkan Province http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/garabogaz-fertiliser-plant-project-balkan-province/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/garabogaz-fertiliser-plant-project-balkan-province/ Turkmen state-owned company Turkmenhimiya is developing a large-scale fertiliser plant 3.5km east from the city centre of Garabogaz, Balkan Province, on the Caspian Sea coast. Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Teslin® Food-Grade Substrate http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/packaging/food-grade-ft/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/packaging/food-grade-ft/ Teslin® Food-Grade substrate is a microporous synthetic sheet material specifically engineered for food-contact packaging and labeling applications. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:06:00 GMT BOC opens CO2 plant in Marsden Point, New Zealand http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsboc-opens-co2-plant-in-marsden-point-new-zealand-4799434 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsboc-opens-co2-plant-in-marsden-point-new-zealand-4799434 Gases and engineering company BOC has opened a new CO2 capture and purification plant at Refining NZ's Marsden Point oil refinery, New Zealand, with an investment of $40m. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Balchem buys Albion International for $111.5m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbalchem-buys-albion-international-for-1115m-4799410 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbalchem-buys-albion-international-for-1115m-4799410 US-based company Balchem has acquired mineral amino acid chelates, specialised mineral salts and mineral complexes manufacturer Albion International for $111.5m. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Alberta Government unveils $357m petrochemicals diversification programme http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalberta-government-unveils-357m-petrochemicals-diversification-programme-4799683 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsalberta-government-unveils-357m-petrochemicals-diversification-programme-4799683 The Government of Alberta in Canada has revealed a new petrochemicals diversification programme, under which a sum of C$500m ($357m) in royalty credits will be provided over a period of ten-years to build petrochemical plants across the province. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT The Witte Company-Vibrating Fluid Bed Dryers and Vibrating Fluid Bed Coolers, Vibrating Dewaterers and Vibrating Screeners http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/witte/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/mixers/witte/ The Witte Company designs and manufactures vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers, dewaterers, screeners and related process equipment. Privately-owned and operated since its founding in 1938, Witte ... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:54:00 GMT Bertschi inaugurates new facility in Jurong Island, Singapore http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbertschi-inaugurates-new-facility-in-jurong-island-singapore-4798218 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbertschi-inaugurates-new-facility-in-jurong-island-singapore-4798218 Swiss chemical logistics firm Bertschi Holding has inaugurated its $45m Jurong Island Chemical Cluster (JICC) facility in Jurong Island, Singapore. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Deloitte report predicts strong M&A activity in chemical industry this year http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdeloitte-report-predicts-strong-ma-activity-in-chemical-industry-this-year-4798179 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdeloitte-report-predicts-strong-ma-activity-in-chemical-industry-this-year-4798179 A Deloitte Global report has stated that strong mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the chemical sector will continue this year. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Axiall rejects Westlake’s $1.41bn takeover proposal http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxiall-rejects-westlakes-141bn-takeover-proposal-4798276 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxiall-rejects-westlakes-141bn-takeover-proposal-4798276 Chemicals and building products manufacturer Axiall has turned down a revised $1.41bn acquisition offer from Westlake Chemical. Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Air Products completes ASU project for China’s Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-completes-asu-project-for-chinas-shaanxi-future-energy-chemical-4797126 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-completes-asu-project-for-chinas-shaanxi-future-energy-chemical-4797126 Air Products has brought online its four air separation unit (ASU) trains built for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China. Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT