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 Lanxess inaugurates €200m rubber plant in Singapore http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-inaugurates-200m-rubber-plant-in-singapore-4658376 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslanxess-inaugurates-200m-rubber-plant-in-singapore-4658376 Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has inaugurated its new €200m neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR) plant in Singapore. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT BASF begins MDI production in Chongqing, China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-begins-mdi-production-in-chongqing-china-4658315 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-begins-mdi-production-in-chongqing-china-4658315 BASF has started production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its site in Chongqing, China. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Asahi Kasei completes Polypore International acquisition http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsasahi-kasei-completes-polypore-international-acquisition-4658344 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsasahi-kasei-completes-polypore-international-acquisition-4658344 Japan's diversified chemicals manufacturer Asahi Kasei has completed its previously announced acquisition of Polypore International. 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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:04:00 GMT Maximising Absolute Molecular Weight via Synthetic Polymers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/synthetic-polymers/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/synthetic-polymers/ Malvern's OMNISEC system is a completely new multi-detector GPC system that combines light scattering, refractive index (RI), ultraviolet (UV) and intrinsic viscosity (IV) detectors to generate a large amount of information about a sample simultaneou… Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nuberg to set up $150m chemical complex for Al Ghaith Industries in Abu Dhabi http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnuberg-to-set-up-150m-chemical-complex-for-al-ghaith-industries-in-abu-dhabi-4657351 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnuberg-to-set-up-150m-chemical-complex-for-al-ghaith-industries-in-abu-dhabi-4657351 Nuberg Engineering has secured an EPC contract worth Rs10bn ($152m) with Al Ghaith Industries to develop a chemical complex in Abu Dhabi. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Messer opens specialty gases plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmesser-opens-specialty-gases-plant-in-china-4657472 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmesser-opens-specialty-gases-plant-in-china-4657472 Industrial gases manufacturer Messer has invested €33m in a new plant in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, in the Jiangsu province. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Sumitomo Chemical to set up research and development centre in Brazil http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-to-set-up-research-and-development-centre-in-brazil-4657442 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-chemical-to-set-up-research-and-development-centre-in-brazil-4657442 Sumitomo Chemical will set up a new centre in Brazil to carry out efficacy trials, research and development, and analysis of crop protection and other associated products. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Royal DSM to remove 1,000 jobs http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsroyal-dsm-to-remove-1000-jobs-4656374 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsroyal-dsm-to-remove-1000-jobs-4656374 Dutch life sciences and materials sciences firm Royal DSM plans to cut between 900 and 1,100 full-time jobs. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Clariant launches new sugar-based sustainable surfactant subsystem http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-launches-new-sugar-based-sustainable-surfactant-subsystem-4656322 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-launches-new-sugar-based-sustainable-surfactant-subsystem-4656322 Speciality chemicals company Clariant has introduced a new sugar-based surfactant named Hostafrac SF 13213, a chemical flowback aid for hydraulic fracturing. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Air Liquide to provide engineering services to Yuhuang Chemical’s $1.85bn methanol plant in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-liquide-to-provide-engineering-services-to-yuhuang-chemicals-185bn-methanol-plant-in-us-4656365 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-liquide-to-provide-engineering-services-to-yuhuang-chemicals-185bn-methanol-plant-in-us-4656365 Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions has been awarded a contract for engineering works for Yuhuang Chemical's (YCI) new $1.85bn methanol manufacturing complex in St James Parish, Louisiana, US. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Gevo and Butamax settle patent dispute over bio-based isobutanol http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgevo-and-butamax-settle-patent-dispute-over-bio-based-isobutanol-4655132 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgevo-and-butamax-settle-patent-dispute-over-bio-based-isobutanol-4655132 US-based biofuels company Gevo has settled a four-year patent dispute with Butamax Advanced Biofuels over technologies for the production of bio-based isobutanol. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT African Potash signs fertiliser supply MoU with Zambian company http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsafrican-potash-signs-fertiliser-supply-mou-with-zambian-company-4655095 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsafrican-potash-signs-fertiliser-supply-mou-with-zambian-company-4655095 African Potash will supply 50,000Mt of fertiliser to an undisclosed company in Zambia, under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the two companies. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Direct foreign investment in Iran's petrochemical industry will reap benefits, says report http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdirect-foreign-investment-in-irans-petrochemical-industry-will-reap-benefits-says-report-4655162 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdirect-foreign-investment-in-irans-petrochemical-industry-will-reap-benefits-says-report-4655162 Direct foreign investment in Iran's petrochemical sector could result in large returns for investors prepared to take risks. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT BlueCielo Implemented by Radboud UMC http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/pressradboud-ct.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/pressradboud-ct.html "With BlueCielo Meridian, we've never lost a document." Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Daelim to supply petrochemical technology to Lubrizol http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdaelim-to-supply-petrochemical-technology-to-lubrizol-4654075 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdaelim-to-supply-petrochemical-technology-to-lubrizol-4654075 South Korean petrochemical company Daelim Industrial has signed an agreement to supply its polyisobutylenes (PIBs) production technology to the US-based chemical company Lubrizol. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Axalta unveils new method to assess non-crosslinked components in cured coatings http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-unveils-new-method-to-assess-non-crosslinked-components-in-cured-coatings-4654154 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-unveils-new-method-to-assess-non-crosslinked-components-in-cured-coatings-4654154 Liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new method to assess the presence of non-crosslinked components in cured coatings. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT