Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the 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 Westlake Chemical acquires Vinnolit http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-westlake-chemical-acquires-vinnolit-4332282 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-westlake-chemical-acquires-vinnolit-4332282 Westlake Chemical has completed the acquisition of Germany based PVC producer Vinnolit and its affiliates from private equity investor Advent International. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Solvay to sell Eco Services business unit to CCMP for $890m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-sell-eco-services-business-unit-to-ccmp-for-890m-4332466 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-sell-eco-services-business-unit-to-ccmp-for-890m-4332466 Belgian chemical firm Solvay has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Eco Services business unit to CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP) for $890m. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Senate Committee passes anti-terrorism legislation for US chemical plants http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-senate-committee-passes-anti-terrorism-legislation-for-us-chemical-plants-4332628 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-senate-committee-passes-anti-terrorism-legislation-for-us-chemical-plants-4332628 The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed legislation to improve the effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) programme. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Huntsman announces more concessions to secure EU approval for $1.1bn Rockwood acquisition http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-announces-more-concessions-to-secure-eu-approval-for-11bn-rockwood-acquisition-4331521 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshuntsman-announces-more-concessions-to-secure-eu-approval-for-11bn-rockwood-acquisition-4331521 US-based chemical firm Huntsman has announced more concessions to the European Commission (EC), to gain approval for its proposed $1.1bn acquisition of Rockwood Holdings’ titanium dioxide pigment business. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel and Solazyme expand partnership for surfactant production http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-and-solazyme-expand-partnership-for-surfactant-production-4331285 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-and-solazyme-expand-partnership-for-surfactant-production-4331285 Specialty chemicals producer AkzoNobel and renewable oil and bio-products manufacturer Solazyme have expanded their previous joint agreement to fund development of a new surfactant. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Johnson Matthey to establish catalyst plant in Brazil http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjohnson-matthey-to-establish-catalyst-plant-in-brazil-4330093 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjohnson-matthey-to-establish-catalyst-plant-in-brazil-4330093 British chemicals firm Johnson Matthey has identified a site to build a catalyst plant in Brazil, which will produce catalysts for hydrogen production. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT India launches anti-dumping probe into chemical imports from China and Switzerland http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsindia-launches-anti-dumping-probe-into-chemical-imports-from-china-and-switzerland-4330381 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsindia-launches-anti-dumping-probe-into-chemical-imports-from-china-and-switzerland-4330381 The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), an arm of the Commerce Ministry of India, has launched an anti-dumping probe over imports of Diketopyrrolo Pyrrole Pigment Red 254 from China and Switzerland. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT M&G International and Anhui Guozhen to set up cellulosic ethanol bio-refinery in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmg-international-and-anhui-guozhen-to-set-up-cellulosic-ethanol-bio-refinery-in-china-4330072 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmg-international-and-anhui-guozhen-to-set-up-cellulosic-ethanol-bio-refinery-in-china-4330072 M&G International, a wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Chemicals, has partnered with Anhui Guozhen to build a cellulosic ethanol bio-refinery in Fuyang City, China. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Orica fined over toxic chemical emissions in New South Wales http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsorica-fined-over-toxic-chemical-emissions-in-new-south-wales-4329058 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsorica-fined-over-toxic-chemical-emissions-in-new-south-wales-4329058 The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has imposed $768,250 in penalties to Orica over a series of chemical spills at its Kooragang Island facility in Newcastle and Botany facility in southern Sydney between October 2010 … Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Arkema commences operations of methyl acrylate plant in Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarkema-commences-operations-of-methyl-acrylate-plant-in-texas-4329066 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarkema-commences-operations-of-methyl-acrylate-plant-in-texas-4329066 Speciality chemicals firm Arkema has commenced operations on its methyl acrylate plant at Clear Lake in Texas, US. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT E2S are Exhibiting at ONS 2014 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/safety/e2s/press-ons-2014-audible-visual-signals.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/safety/e2s/press-ons-2014-audible-visual-signals.html Independent signalling devices manufacturer E2S will be exhibiting at ONS Stavanger from 25 to 28 August. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:33:00 GMT Lifting Equipment http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/materialshandling/lifting-equipment/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/materialshandling/lifting-equipment/ Safex Electromech offers advanced features in a wide range of high-quality products developed over 25 years with continual technological innovation. Our products are proven in performance and reliabi... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:13:00 GMT BASF to expand Shanghai R&D centre http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-expand-shanghai-rd-centre-4328376 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-expand-shanghai-rd-centre-4328376 BASF is set to expand its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific centre in Shanghai, China, with an investment of €90m. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Essar in talks for $2bn petrochemicals JV with BASF http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsessar-in-talks-for-2bn-petrochemicals-jv-with-basf-4328219 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsessar-in-talks-for-2bn-petrochemicals-jv-with-basf-4328219 Indian multinational conglomerate Essar is reportedly in talks with German firm BASF to establish a $2bn petrochemicals joint-venture (JV). Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Stepan plans to build chemical plant in Louisiana, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsstepan-plans-to-build-chemical-plant-in-louisiana-us-4328229 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsstepan-plans-to-build-chemical-plant-in-louisiana-us-4328229 Speciality chemicals producer Stepan has unveiled a plan to build a plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, US, with an investment of around $70m. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT BASF opens automotive coatings facility in Shanghai http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-opens-automotive-coatings-facility-in-shanghai-4327309 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-opens-automotive-coatings-facility-in-shanghai-4327309 BASF Shanghai Coatings has strengthened its presence in China with a new automotive coatings facility at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT CB&I to provide polymer technologies for Versalis’ North American plants http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscbi-to-provide-polymer-technologies-for-versalis-north-american-plants-4327388 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscbi-to-provide-polymer-technologies-for-versalis-north-american-plants-4327388 Versalis has signed an agreement with CB&I to provide engineering services for its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethyl vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) facilities in North America. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT CEPSA Chemical Shanghai selects Badger for cumene plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscepsa-chemical-shanghai-selects-badger-for-cumene-plant-in-china-4327233 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscepsa-chemical-shanghai-selects-badger-for-cumene-plant-in-china-4327233 CEPSA Chemical Shanghai, a subsidiary of CEPSA Quimica, has awarded a contract to Badger Licensing to provide technology services for its new grassroots cumene plant in Shanghai, China. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment considers Texas for $4.5bn methanol plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfund-connell-usa-energy-and-chemical-investment-considers-texas-for-45bn-methanol-plant-4326090 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfund-connell-usa-energy-and-chemical-investment-considers-texas-for-45bn-methanol-plant-4326090 Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment has unveiled plans to build a $4.5bn methanol plant and deep-port export facility at Shoal Point in Texas, US. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sadara Chemical extends Rolta’s engineering system contract for Jubail chemical complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssadara-chemical-extends-roltas-engineering-system-contract-for-jubail-chemical-complex-4325878 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssadara-chemical-extends-roltas-engineering-system-contract-for-jubail-chemical-complex-4325878 Sadara Chemical, a joint-venture (JV) between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has extended a contract with Rolta for installation of an engineering information system at its chemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT