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 SK Capital Partners to reinvest in Swiss chemicals company Archroma http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssk-capital-partners-to-reinvest-in-swiss-chemicals-company-archroma-5904895 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssk-capital-partners-to-reinvest-in-swiss-chemicals-company-archroma-5904895 Private investment firm SK Capital Partners has announced it will reinvest in Switzerland-based specialty chemicals provider Archroma to support its growth. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Shell completes sale of chemicals JV to SABIC for $820m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshell-completes-sale-of-chemicals-jv-to-sabic-for-820m-5903892 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshell-completes-sale-of-chemicals-jv-to-sabic-for-820m-5903892 Shell has completed the sale of 50% interest in its petrochemicals joint venture (JV) SADAF located in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, to SABIC in a deal valued at $820m. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Analysing Polymer Degradation using GPC / SEC Methodology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/analysing-polymer-degradation-using-gpc-sec-methodology/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/analysing-polymer-degradation-using-gpc-sec-methodology/ The effects of processing a polymer has on its molecular weight, molecular weight distribution, and solution viscosity are important for chemical industry manufacturers to understand if they are to fully optimise their operations. Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:33:00 GMT Sadara Chemical Company commissions last of its 26 units at Saudi petrochemicals complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssadara-chemical-company-commissions-last-of-its-26-units-at-saudi-petrochemicals-complex-5901146 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssadara-chemical-company-commissions-last-of-its-26-units-at-saudi-petrochemicals-complex-5901146 Saudi-based Sadara Chemical Company, a $20bn joint venture between Saudi Aramco and US-based Dow Chemical, has commissioned the last of its 26 plants at its petrochemicals complex in Jubail. Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Clough AMEC to provide maintenance services to ammonia facilities in Western Australia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclough-amec-to-provide-maintenance-services-to-ammonia-facilities-in-western-australia-5899848 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclough-amec-to-provide-maintenance-services-to-ammonia-facilities-in-western-australia-5899848 Clough AMEC has secured a contract to offer maintenance services to ammonia facilities in Western Australia that cater to international and domestic fertiliser markets and explosives in the mining industry. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT The Plaza Group to purchase US chemical distributor Conchemco http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsthe-plaza-group-to-purchase-us-chemical-distributor-conchemco-5898581 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsthe-plaza-group-to-purchase-us-chemical-distributor-conchemco-5898581 Petrochemical marketing firm The Plaza Group is set to acquire US-based marketer and distributor of chemicals and solvents Conchemco, for an undisclosed sum. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT A Basic Introduction to Rheology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/basic-intro-rheology-ct/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/basic-intro-rheology-ct/ Rheology is as much about the deformation of solid-like materials. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:29:00 GMT Fluor secures EPCM contract from Petronas for isononanol plant in Malaysia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfluor-secures-epcm-contract-from-petronas-for-isononanol-plant-in-malaysia-5896172 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfluor-secures-epcm-contract-from-petronas-for-isononanol-plant-in-malaysia-5896172 Fluor Corporation has secured an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contract from Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation for an isononanol plant located in Pengerang, Malaysia. Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT IMCD to buy specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor LV Lomas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsimcd-to-buy-specialty-chemicals-and-ingredients-distributor-lv-lomas-5893579 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsimcd-to-buy-specialty-chemicals-and-ingredients-distributor-lv-lomas-5893579 Netherlands-based distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients IMCD is set to purchase Canadian and US speciality chemicals and ingredients distributor LV Lomas. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT July's top stories: AkzoNobel & Itaconix to develop bio-polymers, KBR to revamp Russian plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/features/featurejuly-2017-top-news-stories-chemical-5891252/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/features/featurejuly-2017-top-news-stories-chemical-5891252/ AkzoNobel signed joint development agreement with Itaconix, KBR won contract for Dorogobuzh’s ammonia plant in Russia, and Lanxess to combine RAB and CAB units. Chemicals-technology.com wraps up key headlines from July, 2017. Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Tronox to sell Alkali Chemicals business for $1.325bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-to-sell-alkali-chemicals-business-for-1325bn-5891985 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstronox-to-sell-alkali-chemicals-business-for-1325bn-5891985 US-based Tronox has signed a definitive agreement to divest its Alkali Chemicals business to Genesis Energy for $1.325bn. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Packaging Analyzer http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/controls/abb-pet-ct/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/controls/abb-pet-ct/ ABB has developed an unrivalled FT-NIR calibration expertise and is able to offer turnkey models for crystallinity determination in PET containers. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:24:00 GMT Studying the Applications and Characterisation of Gold Nanoparticles by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/gold-nanoparticle-applications/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/gold-nanoparticle-applications/ Gold nanoparticles are one of the most popular and extensively researched types of nanoparticle; a Google Scholar search of the term results in over 500,000 hits. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:18:00 GMT Canada’s Superior gains US assets of Yankee Propane and Virginia Propane http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscanadas-superior-acquires-assets-of-yankee-propane-and-virginia-propane-in-us-5889483 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscanadas-superior-acquires-assets-of-yankee-propane-and-virginia-propane-in-us-5889483 Canada-based Superior Plus has completed the acquisition of all the assets of Yankee Propane and Virginia Propane in the US. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Best Practice Seminars http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/best-practice-seminars-2017/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/best-practice-seminars-2017/ IDCON has helped virtually every type of manufacturing and processing industry organization maximize profits by improving reliability and maintenance practices. Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:29:00 GMT AkzoNobel signs joint development agreement with Itaconix http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-clinches-joint-development-agreement-with-itaconix-5885336 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsakzonobel-clinches-joint-development-agreement-with-itaconix-5885336 AkzoNobel’s specialty chemicals business has finalised an agreement with specialty polymers company Itaconix to jointly develop bio-based polymers. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT FPS to Exhibit at CPhI World Wide Conference in October http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/fps-food-and-pharma-systems/pressfps-to-exhibit-at-cphi-world-wide-conference-in-october.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/fps-food-and-pharma-systems/pressfps-to-exhibit-at-cphi-world-wide-conference-in-october.html FPS Food and Pharma Systems will be present at the annual CPhI World Wide conference, which is set to take place in Frankfurt, Germany on 24-26 October. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT KBR wins contract for Dorogobuzh’s ammonia plant in Russia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-wins-contract-for-dorogobuzhs-ammonia-plant-in-russia-5884440 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskbr-wins-contract-for-dorogobuzhs-ammonia-plant-in-russia-5884440 KBR has secured a contract to provide licensing and basic engineering design (LBED) to revamp Dorogobuzh JSC’s ammonia plant in the Smolensk region of Russia. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Key Considerations When Purchasing an Advanced GPC/SEC system http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/gpcsec-system-ct/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/gpcsec-system-ct/ Buying a new piece of laboratory equipment is always a big decision. Many thousands of dollars are often being invested based on relatively little information. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:27:00 GMT Barriquand Technologies Thermiques-PLATULAR® - All-Welded Plate Heat Exchangers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/heattransfer/barriquand/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/heattransfer/barriquand/ BaTT is a worldwide leader in heat transfer. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:25:00 GMT