Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Chemicals Technology-Updates Topsoe secures new methanol project in Iran 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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