Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Chemicals Technology-Updates Westlake Chemical acquires Vinnolit 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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