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 ALTIVIA to buy Axiall’s specialty phosgene derivatives business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaltivia-to-buy-axialls-specialty-phosgene-derivatives-business-4521621 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaltivia-to-buy-axialls-specialty-phosgene-derivatives-business-4521621 US-based chemical firm ALTIVIA has entered into an agreement to buy Axiall’s specialty phosgene derivatives business for an undisclosed fee. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT World’s largest methanol plant to be commissioned in Iran http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsworlds-largest-methanol-plant-to-be-commissioned-in-iran-4521730 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsworlds-largest-methanol-plant-to-be-commissioned-in-iran-4521730 The Iranian Government is reportedly constructing a largest-of-its-kind methanol plant in Bandar Deyr, Bushehr province. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Asset Lifecycle Information Management (ALIM) http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/pressalim-synergy2015.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/pressalim-synergy2015.html ARC Advisory Group’s Valentijn de Leeuw presented on the topic of Asset Lifecycle Information Management (ALIM) at BlueCielo Synergy 2015. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Apax Partners to buy majority stake in Azelis from 3i http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsapax-partners-to-buy-majority-stake-in-azelis-from-3i-4521912 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsapax-partners-to-buy-majority-stake-in-azelis-from-3i-4521912 Private equity firm Apax Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in chemical distribution company Azelis from 3i Group. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brenntag agrees to buy Lionheart Chemical Enterprises http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbrenntag-agrees-to-buy-lionheart-chemical-enterprises-4521038 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbrenntag-agrees-to-buy-lionheart-chemical-enterprises-4521038 German chemical distribution firm Brenntag has entered into an agreement to acquire Lionheart Chemical Enterprises, a speciality distributor in the South African market operating mainly in the food and beverage sector. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT DIC to build polymer technical facility in Thailand http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdic-to-build-polymer-technical-facility-in-thailand-4520535 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdic-to-build-polymer-technical-facility-in-thailand-4520535 Japanese printing inks producer DIC is planning to build a new polymer technical facility in Bangpoo Industrial Estate, Samut Prakan province, Thailand. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Air Liquide to supply oxygen to Sasol's South African fuels and chemicals complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-liquide-to-supply-oxygen-to-sasols-south-african-fuels-and-chemicals-complex-4520526 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-liquide-to-supply-oxygen-to-sasols-south-african-fuels-and-chemicals-complex-4520526 Sasol has awarded a contract to Air Liquide to supply industrial gases for its synthetic fuels and chemicals complex in Secunda, South Africa. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Top Ten Factors to Consider When Buying an Isothermal Titration Calorimeter http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/buying-isothermal-titration-calorimeter/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/buying-isothermal-titration-calorimeter/ The physical components and features of an isothermal titration calorimeter (ITC) instrument and the technical specifications are clearly important to consider when purchasing a new system. However, written specifications can be confusing, misleading… Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:02:00 GMT GEO opens new PAC products manufacturing plant in Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgeo-opens-new-pac-products-manufacturing-plant-in-texas-4519920 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsgeo-opens-new-pac-products-manufacturing-plant-in-texas-4519920 GEO Specialty Chemicals (GEO) has opened a new polyaluminium chloride (PAC) products manufacturing plant at Deer Park in Texas, US. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mitsui Chemicals to restructure operations http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsui-chemicals-to-restructure-operations-4519578 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsui-chemicals-to-restructure-operations-4519578 Mitsui Chemicals is preparing to restructure operations of its functional chemicals business unit, to accelerate new product development and business strategy. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT BASF and Toda Kogyo form cathode active materials JV in Japan http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-and-toda-kogyo-form-cathode-active-materials-jv-in-japan-4519435 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-and-toda-kogyo-form-cathode-active-materials-jv-in-japan-4519435 BASF and cathode materials manufacturer Toda Kogyo have formed a cathode active materials joint venture (JV) in Japan. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Perfecting Printing Ink Performance http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/malvern/pressprinting-ink.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/malvern/pressprinting-ink.html Analytical systems from Malvern Instruments are now used routinely to advance inkjet formulation at Domino Printing Sciences in the UK, one of the world's leading printing technology companies. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:19:00 GMT Cronus Chemicals finalises $1.5bn EPC contract for fertiliser complex in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscronus-chemicals-finalises-15bn-epc-contract-for-fertiliser-complex-in-us-4519018 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscronus-chemicals-finalises-15bn-epc-contract-for-fertiliser-complex-in-us-4519018 Cronus Chemicals has finalised a $1.5bn engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Tecnimont for its Cronus Fertilisers project in Tuscola, Illinois, US. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Chemoxy secures £20m funding for expansion in UK http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemoxy-secures-20m-funding-for-expansion-in-uk-4518426 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemoxy-secures-20m-funding-for-expansion-in-uk-4518426 Speciality chemicals manufacturer Chemoxy has secured £20m in funding to increase capacity and expand its product and service range. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Solvay to build specialty polymers resin production plant in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-build-specialty-polymers-resin-production-plant-in-us-4518809 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-build-specialty-polymers-resin-production-plant-in-us-4518809 Solvay is preparing to build a new specialty polymers resin production facility in Augusta, Georgia, US. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Malvern Instruments-Analytical Solutions for Manufacturing Productivity http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/malvern/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/malvern/ Malvern provides a wide range of material characterisation systems used throughout the chemicals and chemical processing industries.Chemical data collection and analysisMalvern helps to solve complex... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:46:00 GMT Land allocated for IDEA soda ash and calcium chloride project in Saudi Arabia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsland-allocated-for-idea-soda-ash-and-calcium-chloride-project-in-saudi-arabia-4517928 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsland-allocated-for-idea-soda-ash-and-calcium-chloride-project-in-saudi-arabia-4517928 The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) has approved allocation of one million square metres land for the planned IDEA Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride (ISACC) project at Yanbu Industrial City in Saudi Arabia. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Orpic prequalifies companies for Liwa Plastics Industries Complex EPC work http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsorpic-prequalifies-companies-for-liwa-plastics-industries-complex-epc-work-4517764 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsorpic-prequalifies-companies-for-liwa-plastics-industries-complex-epc-work-4517764 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has prequalified 19 companies or consortia to work on four different engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) packages for its proposed $3.6bn Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC… Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Duslo selects Haldor Topsoe and Technip for services on ammonia plant in Slovakia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsduslo-selects-haldor-topsoe-and-technip-for-services-on-ammonia-plant-in-slovakia-4517611 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsduslo-selects-haldor-topsoe-and-technip-for-services-on-ammonia-plant-in-slovakia-4517611 Chemical firm Duslo has awarded contracts to Haldor Topsoe and Technip to provide services for its planned ammonia plant in Šaľa in south-western Slovakia. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT BlueCielo Launches Industry Configuration Templates http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/presstemplates-launch.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/presstemplates-launch.html Pre-packaged solution offers implementation of BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise and related modules to shorten time to value, Sat, 21 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT