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 Toray acquires Umicore and Solvay electro-catalysts joint-venture http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstoray-acquires-umicore-and-solvay-electro-catalysts-joint-venture-4613436 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstoray-acquires-umicore-and-solvay-electro-catalysts-joint-venture-4613436 Japanese chemical company Toray has acquired SolviCore, a 50 / 50 joint-venture of Umicore and Solvay for an undisclosed sum. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Dependance of Viscosity and Foam Consistency on Gas Volume Fraction http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/gas-volume-fraction/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/gas-volume-fraction/ Foams are present in a large number of personal care, food and industrial products. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Japanese chemists find aromatic esters as coupling partner to produce chemicals http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjapanese-chemists-find-aromatic-esters-as-coupling-partner-to-produce-chemicals-4613097 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjapanese-chemists-find-aromatic-esters-as-coupling-partner-to-produce-chemicals-4613097 Japanese chemists have found aromatic esters as an alternative coupling partner for boronic acids, to produce useful compounds for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT OxyChem-Mexichem JV awards US ethylene storage facility contract to CB&I http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsoxychem-mexichem-jv-awards-us-ethylene-storage-facility-contract-to-cbi-4613106 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsoxychem-mexichem-jv-awards-us-ethylene-storage-facility-contract-to-cbi-4613106 Ingleside Ethylene has awarded a $115m contract to CB&I to construct an ethylene storage facility in Markham, Texas, US. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Brookhaven National Laboratory finds a way to monitor atomic-scale catalytic reactions http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbrookhaven-national-laboratory-finds-a-way-to-monitor-atomic-scale-catalytic-reactions-4612441 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbrookhaven-national-laboratory-finds-a-way-to-monitor-atomic-scale-catalytic-reactions-4612441 The US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has come with a new technique to monitor atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Arkema to double molecular sieve production capacity in France http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarkema-to-double-molecular-sieve-production-capacity-in-france-4612203 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarkema-to-double-molecular-sieve-production-capacity-in-france-4612203 Arkema's subsidiary CECA has announced plans to double production capacity for specialty molecular sieves at its facility in Honfleur, France, with an investment of around €60m. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT PTT Global Chemical to expand low-density polyethylene production capacity in Thailand http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsptt-global-chemical-to-expand-low-density-polyethylene-production-capacity-in-thailand-4612144 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsptt-global-chemical-to-expand-low-density-polyethylene-production-capacity-in-thailand-4612144 PTT Global Chemical is reportedly planning to expand its low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) production capabilities, with an investment of $288.2m. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT New Mountain Capital buys chemical company Zep for $692m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnew-mountain-capital-buys-chemical-company-zep-for-692m-4611251 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnew-mountain-capital-buys-chemical-company-zep-for-692m-4611251 US-based private equity firm New Mountain Capital has concluded the acquisition of chemicals maker Zep for approximately $692m. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel to expand coatings research facility in Texas, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-to-expand-coatings-research-facility-in-texas-us-4611205 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-to-expand-coatings-research-facility-in-texas-us-4611205 AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to expand its research and development (R&D) facilities in Houston, Texas with an investment of €3m. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Freestone Resources and Dynamis Energy form JV for vertical integration of Petrozene http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfreestone-resources-and-dynamis-energy-form-jv-for-vertical-integration-of-petrozene-4611245 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfreestone-resources-and-dynamis-energy-form-jv-for-vertical-integration-of-petrozene-4611245 Freestone Resources has signed a deal with Dynamis Energy to form a joint-venture (JV) to vertically integrate Petrozene product portfolio. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT LEWA-Metering Pumps, Process Diaphragm Pumps and Engineered Packages http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/lewa-process-pumps/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/lewa-process-pumps/ LEWA is a leading manufacturer of engineered process pumps for the chemical industry. The company specialises in highly precise metering pumps and high-performance process diaphragm pumps, as well as a range of engineered packages that includes compl… Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:38:00 GMT PotashCorp makes €7bn acquisition proposal to K+S http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspotashcorp-makes-7bn-acquisition-proposal-to-ks-4610186 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspotashcorp-makes-7bn-acquisition-proposal-to-ks-4610186 Canada-based fertiliser producer PotashCorp has made a €7bn takeover proposal to German potash producer K+S. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire research chemicals producer Alfa Aesar in UK http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsthermo-fisher-scientific-to-acquire-research-chemicals-producer-alfa-aesar-in-uk-4610178 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsthermo-fisher-scientific-to-acquire-research-chemicals-producer-alfa-aesar-in-uk-4610178 Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Alfa Aesar for £256m. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Axalta commissions waterborne coating production plant in Germany http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-commissions-waterborne-coating-production-plant-in-germany-4610111 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-commissions-waterborne-coating-production-plant-in-germany-4610111 Axalta Coating Systems has commenced operations of waterborne coating manufacturing at its operations centre in Wuppertal, Germany. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT CFIHOS 2015: Data Integrity at Handover http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/presscfihos2015.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/presscfihos2015.html In May 2015, leaders in asset information management are gathering in the Netherlands for the CFIHOS project, a new global standard for managing engineering information that offers efficiency gains through standardisation and interoperability. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:17:00 GMT Air Liquide commissions €350m hydrogen production facility in Saudi Arabia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-liquide-commissions-350m-hydrogen-production-facility-in-saudi-arabia-4609100 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-liquide-commissions-350m-hydrogen-production-facility-in-saudi-arabia-4609100 Air Liquide has commissioned its €350m hydrogen production facility in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Huntsman acquires elastomer systems producer Tecnoelastomeri in Italy http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-acquires-elastomer-systems-producer-tecnoelastomeri-in-italy-4609156 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-acquires-elastomer-systems-producer-tecnoelastomeri-in-italy-4609156 Huntsman has acquired Tecnoelastomeri, an Italy-based manufacturer of elastomer systems and processing machines, for an undisclosed sum. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Chemical plant relocation in China faces protests over pollution concerns http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemical-plant-relocation-in-china-faces-protests-over-pollution-concerns-4609173 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newschemical-plant-relocation-in-china-faces-protests-over-pollution-concerns-4609173 The possible relocation of a chemical plant to the Jinshan district in southwest Shanghai is being opposed by the local residents over hazardous pollution concerns. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Linde commissions industrial gases facility in Texas, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-commissions-industrial-gases-facility-in-texas-us-4608139 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-commissions-industrial-gases-facility-in-texas-us-4608139 Linde North America has officially commissioned an atmospheric gases unit and gasification train in La Porte, Texas, US. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Ingleside Ethylene's Ethylene Cracker Plant, Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/ingleside-ethylenes-ethylene-cracker-plant-texas/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/ingleside-ethylenes-ethylene-cracker-plant-texas/ Ingleside Ethylene, a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and Mexichem, is constructing an ethylene cracker facility at OxyChem's existing site in San Patricio … Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT