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 CF Industries gains full control of fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow UK http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscf-industries-gains-full-control-of-fertiliser-manufacturer-growhow-uk-4637057 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscf-industries-gains-full-control-of-fertiliser-manufacturer-growhow-uk-4637057 CF Industries has completed its acquisition of Yara International's 50% interest in GrowHow UK for $580m. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT MIT researchers find new method to design catalysts http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmit-researchers-find-new-method-to-design-catalysts-4637149 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmit-researchers-find-new-method-to-design-catalysts-4637149 Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions have achieved a breakthrough in the understanding of the interlink between catalysis and wetting processes, which will help design new catalysts. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT ICIG acquires chlorvinyls assets of Inovyn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsicig-acquires-chlorvinyls-assets-of-inovyn-4637071 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsicig-acquires-chlorvinyls-assets-of-inovyn-4637071 International Chemical Investors (ICIG) has acquired certain chlorvinyls assets of Inovyn, the PVC joint-venture (JV) between Ineos and Solvay. Sun, 02 Aug 2015 23:00:00 GMT Rayonier to invest $25m to realign asset base http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsrayonier-to-invest-25m-to-realign-asset-base-4636219 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsrayonier-to-invest-25m-to-realign-asset-base-4636219 Rayonier Advanced Materials is set to reconfigure its asset base with an investment of $25m. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT FMC to set up research facility in Denmark http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-to-set-up-research-facility-in-denmark-4636234 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-to-set-up-research-facility-in-denmark-4636234 US chemical company FMC has announced plans to establish a regional headquarters and research facility in Hørsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Quaker Chemical buys Spain-based Verkol for $40m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsquaker-chemical-buys-spain-based-verkol-for-40m-4636130 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsquaker-chemical-buys-spain-based-verkol-for-40m-4636130 Quaker Chemical has acquired Spain-based specialty grease and lubricants manufacturer Verkol for $40m. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Yara BASF Ammonia Plant, Freeport Verbund, Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/yara-basf-ammonia-plant-freeport-verbund-texas/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/yara-basf-ammonia-plant-freeport-verbund-texas/ The joint venture (JV) of Yara International (68%) and BASF Group (32%) is constructing a new world-scale ammonia production plant at the latter's Freeport Verbund site in the US. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT HB Fuller breaks ground on adhesive manufacturing plant in Indonesia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshb-fuller-breaks-ground-on-adhesive-manufacturing-plant-in-indonesia-4635201 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newshb-fuller-breaks-ground-on-adhesive-manufacturing-plant-in-indonesia-4635201 HB Fuller has begun construction on a new adhesive manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT South Korea's Hu-Chems to build $1bn chemical plant in Malaysia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssouth-koreas-hu-chems-to-build-1bn-chemical-plant-in-malaysia-4635304 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssouth-koreas-hu-chems-to-build-1bn-chemical-plant-in-malaysia-4635304 South Korea-based Hu-Chems Fine Chemicals has broken ground on a new $1bn chemical plant in Sarawak, Malaysia. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Yara plans to increase urea granulation capacity in Netherlands http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyara-plans-to-increase-urea-granulation-capacity-in-netherlands-4635207 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyara-plans-to-increase-urea-granulation-capacity-in-netherlands-4635207 Yara International has unveiled plans to increase granulation capacity at its manufacturing facility in Sluiskil, the Netherlands, with an investment of $263m. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT France receives EC approval to support Kem One’s restructuring http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfrance-receives-ec-approval-to-support-kem-ones-restructuring-4634143 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfrance-receives-ec-approval-to-support-kem-ones-restructuring-4634143 The European Commission (EC) has approved the French Government's plan to grant €125m to Kem One, to finance its restructuring costs. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Armenia looks to resume operations at Nairit chemical plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarmenia-looks-to-resume-operations-at-nairit-chemical-plant-4633935 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsarmenia-looks-to-resume-operations-at-nairit-chemical-plant-4633935 The Armenian Government is looking to resume operations at a debt-ridden Nairit chemical plant in Yerevan, rejecting calls from the world bank for the uni to declare bankruptcy. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Plaxica and Invista to commercialise bio-derived lactic acid technology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsplaxica-and-invista-to-commercialise-bio-derived-lactic-acid-technology-4633959 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsplaxica-and-invista-to-commercialise-bio-derived-lactic-acid-technology-4633959 Chemical technologies company Plaxica has partnered with Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) to develop and accelerate commercialisation of its bio-derived lactic acid technology. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Solvay starts up fluoroelastomers production plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-starts-up-fluoroelastomers-production-plant-in-china-4633070 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-starts-up-fluoroelastomers-production-plant-in-china-4633070 Solvay has commenced production of fluoroelastomers (FKM) at its new manufacturing plant in Changshu, Jiangsu province, China. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Kuwait Petroleum looks to buy 40% stake in ONGC Petro additions http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskuwait-petroleum-looks-to-buy-40-stake-in-ongc-petro-additions-4632722 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskuwait-petroleum-looks-to-buy-40-stake-in-ongc-petro-additions-4632722 Kuwait Petroleum's (KPC) subsidiary Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) is in advanced talks to acquire up to a 40% stake in India-based ONGC Petro additions (OPaL). Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Yara and BASF break ground on $600m ammonia complex in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyara-and-basf-break-ground-on-600m-ammonia-complex-in-us-4632704 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyara-and-basf-break-ground-on-600m-ammonia-complex-in-us-4632704 Yara International and BASF have started work on a $600m ammonia complex in Freeport, Texas, US. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Bostik opens hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives plant in India http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbostik-opens-hot-melt-pressure-sensitive-adhesives-plant-in-india-4631558 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbostik-opens-hot-melt-pressure-sensitive-adhesives-plant-in-india-4631558 Arkema's subsidiary Bostik has opened a new hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) production facility in Bangalore, India. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Invista to license PTA production technology to Jiaxing Petrochemical in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsinvista-to-license-pta-production-technology-to-jiaxing-petrochemical-in-china-4631951 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsinvista-to-license-pta-production-technology-to-jiaxing-petrochemical-in-china-4631951 Jiaxing Petrochemical has selected Invista’s P8 process technology for its second purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production line in Zhejiang Province, China. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Mitsubishi selected to build ammonia and urea fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-selected-to-build-ammonia-and-urea-fertiliser-plant-in-uzbekistan-4631576 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-selected-to-build-ammonia-and-urea-fertiliser-plant-in-uzbekistan-4631576 Uzkimyosanoat's chemical company Navoiyazat has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi (MC), to build a large-scale ammonia and urea fertiliser plant in Navoiy, Uzbekistan. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT Saint-Gobain receives EC approval for acquisition of controlling stake in Sika http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaint-gobain-receives-ec-approval-for-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-sika-4630627 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaint-gobain-receives-ec-approval-for-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-sika-4630627 French firm Saint-Gobain has secured approval from the European Commission (EC) for its proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in Swiss chemicals firm Sika. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:00:00 GMT