Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Chemicals Technology-Updates CF Industries gains full control of fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow UK CF Industries has completed its acquisition of Yara International's 50% interest in GrowHow UK for $580m. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT MIT researchers find new method to design catalysts Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions have achieved a breakthrough in the understanding of the interlink between catalysis and wetting processes, which will help design new catalysts. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT ICIG acquires chlorvinyls assets of Inovyn International Chemical Investors (ICIG) has acquired certain chlorvinyls assets of Inovyn, the PVC joint-venture (JV) between Ineos and Solvay. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Rayonier to invest $25m to realign asset base Rayonier Advanced Materials is set to reconfigure its asset base with an investment of $25m. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT FMC to set up research facility in Denmark US chemical company FMC has announced plans to establish a regional headquarters and research facility in Hørsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Quaker Chemical buys Spain-based Verkol for $40m Quaker Chemical has acquired Spain-based specialty grease and lubricants manufacturer Verkol for $40m. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Yara BASF Ammonia Plant, Freeport Verbund, Texas The joint venture (JV) of Yara International (68%) and BASF Group (32%) is constructing a new world-scale ammonia production plant at the latter's Freeport Verbund site in the US. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT HB Fuller breaks ground on adhesive manufacturing plant in Indonesia HB Fuller has begun construction on a new adhesive manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT South Korea's Hu-Chems to build $1bn chemical plant in Malaysia South Korea-based Hu-Chems Fine Chemicals has broken ground on a new $1bn chemical plant in Sarawak, Malaysia. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Yara plans to increase urea granulation capacity in Netherlands Yara International has unveiled plans to increase granulation capacity at its manufacturing facility in Sluiskil, the Netherlands, with an investment of $263m. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT France receives EC approval to support Kem One’s restructuring The European Commission (EC) has approved the French Government's plan to grant €125m to Kem One, to finance its restructuring costs. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Armenia looks to resume operations at Nairit chemical plant The Armenian Government is looking to resume operations at a debt-ridden Nairit chemical plant in Yerevan, rejecting calls from the world bank for the uni to declare bankruptcy. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Plaxica and Invista to commercialise bio-derived lactic acid technology Chemical technologies company Plaxica has partnered with Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) to develop and accelerate commercialisation of its bio-derived lactic acid technology. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Solvay starts up fluoroelastomers production plant in China Solvay has commenced production of fluoroelastomers (FKM) at its new manufacturing plant in Changshu, Jiangsu province, China. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Kuwait Petroleum looks to buy 40% stake in ONGC Petro additions Kuwait Petroleum's (KPC) subsidiary Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) is in advanced talks to acquire up to a 40% stake in India-based ONGC Petro additions (OPaL). Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Yara and BASF break ground on $600m ammonia complex in US Yara International and BASF have started work on a $600m ammonia complex in Freeport, Texas, US. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Bostik opens hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives plant in India Arkema's subsidiary Bostik has opened a new hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) production facility in Bangalore, India. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Invista to license PTA production technology to Jiaxing Petrochemical in China Jiaxing Petrochemical has selected Invista’s P8 process technology for its second purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production line in Zhejiang Province, China. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Mitsubishi selected to build ammonia and urea fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan Uzkimyosanoat's chemical company Navoiyazat has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi (MC), to build a large-scale ammonia and urea fertiliser plant in Navoiy, Uzbekistan. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Saint-Gobain receives EC approval for acquisition of controlling stake in Sika French firm Saint-Gobain has secured approval from the European Commission (EC) for its proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in Swiss chemicals firm Sika. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT