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 ICL IP starts chemical processing for polymeric flame retardants at Israel plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsicl-ip-starts-chemical-processing-for-polymeric-flame-retardants-at-israel-plant-4450111 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsicl-ip-starts-chemical-processing-for-polymeric-flame-retardants-at-israel-plant-4450111 ICL Industrial Products (ICL IP) has commenced chemical processing at its manufacturing plant in Israel for the production of FR-122P polymeric flame retardants. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Orica to use recycled water at chemical plant in New South Wales, Australia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsorica-to-use-recycled-water-at-chemical-plant-in-new-south-wales-australia-4450123 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsorica-to-use-recycled-water-at-chemical-plant-in-new-south-wales-australia-4450123 Orica is reportedly working to use recycled water at its manufacturing plant in Kooragang Island, New South Wales, Australia. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Syngenta to cut and relocate 1,800 jobs worldwide to save $1bn by 2018 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssyngenta-to-cut-and-relocate-1800-jobs-worldwide-to-save-1bn-by-2018-4450164 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssyngenta-to-cut-and-relocate-1800-jobs-worldwide-to-save-1bn-by-2018-4450164 Swiss agrochemicals firm Syngenta is cutting and relocating 1,800 jobs worldwide in line with efforts to save $1bn by 2018. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ineos to invest £640m in UK shale gas exploration http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-to-invest-640m-in-uk-shale-gas-exploration-4448539 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsineos-to-invest-640m-in-uk-shale-gas-exploration-4448539 Chemical giant Ineos has outlined its plans to invest £640m in shale gas exploration in the UK, in line with efforts to use the gas as a raw material for its chemicals plants. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Researchers identify new isolation technique to produce only propylene from propane http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-identify-new-isolation-technique-to-produce-only-propylene-from-propane-4448566 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsresearchers-identify-new-isolation-technique-to-produce-only-propylene-from-propane-4448566 Researchers from the Texas A&M University, US, have identified a new way for the optimal isolation of propylene from propane, producing only propylene. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT FMC hires financial institutions to aid sale of $1.5bn alkali chemicals unit http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-hires-financial-institutions-to-aid-sale-of-15bn-alkali-chemicals-unit-4448706 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-hires-financial-institutions-to-aid-sale-of-15bn-alkali-chemicals-unit-4448706 US-based FMC has approached Bank of America and Goldman Sachs to advise it on the sale of its alkali chemicals unit. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT HERMETIC Launches Highly Flexible Modular System http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/press-canned-motor-pumps.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/hermetic-pumps/press-canned-motor-pumps.html HERMETIC-Pumpen has launched a new, highly flexible modular system for the chemical industry. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:00 GMT Azerbaijan to commission $17bn gas processing and petrochemical complex in 2020 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsazerbaijan-to-commission-17bn-gas-processing-and-petrochemical-complex-in-2020-4447205 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsazerbaijan-to-commission-17bn-gas-processing-and-petrochemical-complex-in-2020-4447205 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is on track to commence operations at the planned $17bn oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) in 2020. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pemex to restructure operations with five new production subsideries in Mexico http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspemex-to-restructure-operations-with-five-new-production-subsideries-in-mexico-4447064 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspemex-to-restructure-operations-with-five-new-production-subsideries-in-mexico-4447064 Mexican state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has received approval from its board of directors to proceed with its planned restructuring, including the creation of a unit that will manage fertiliser and ethylene operations. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Yokogawa completes FEED for Petronas' RAPID project http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyokogawa-completes-feed-for-petronas-rapid-project-4447272 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsyokogawa-completes-feed-for-petronas-rapid-project-4447272 Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia), a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric, has completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for Petronas' refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) project in Johor, Malaysia. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Micromeritics Instrument Corporation-Materials Characterization Analytical Instruments and Services http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/ Founded in 1962, Micromeritics is a leading supplier of materials characterization analytical laboratory instrumentation and services. The company manufactures a broad line of automated laboratory in... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:52:00 GMT M&G Resins USA receives GHG permit for $1bn resin plant in Texas, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmg-resins-usa-receives-ghg-permit-for-1bn-resin-plant-in-texas-us-4445877 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmg-resins-usa-receives-ghg-permit-for-1bn-resin-plant-in-texas-us-4445877 M&G Resins USA has received greenhouse gas (GHG) permits from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its planned $1bn chemical processing and utility support facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, US. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Verdezyne and Bio-XCell Malaysia partner to build renewable chemicals plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsverdezyne-and-bio-xcell-malaysia-partner-to-build-renewable-chemicals-plant-4445767 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsverdezyne-and-bio-xcell-malaysia-partner-to-build-renewable-chemicals-plant-4445767 Biotechnology company Verdezyne has partnered with Bio-XCell Malaysia to build a renewable chemicals manufacturing plant in Nusajaya, Iskandar, Malaysia. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kemira inaugurates Nanjing pulp and paper chemicals manufacturing plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskemira-inaugurates-nanjing-pulp-and-paper-chemicals-manufacturing-plant-in-china-4445730 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskemira-inaugurates-nanjing-pulp-and-paper-chemicals-manufacturing-plant-in-china-4445730 Kemira has inaugurated its pulp and paper chemicals manufacturing plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Blackstone equity firm to buy Orica’s chemicals unit for $654m http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsblackstone-equity-firm-to-buy-oricas-chemicals-unit-for-654m-4444403 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsblackstone-equity-firm-to-buy-oricas-chemicals-unit-for-654m-4444403 Orica has signed a deal to sell its chemicals business to American private equity firm Blackstone for AUS$750m ($654.1m). Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Petrovietnam increases stake in $4.6bn Long Son petrochemical complex http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspetrovietnam-increases-stake-in-46bn-long-son-petrochemical-complex-4444341 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspetrovietnam-increases-stake-in-46bn-long-son-petrochemical-complex-4444341 State-owned oil and gas firm Petrovietnam has increased its stake in the $4.6bn Long Son petrochemical complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, Vietnam, by acquiring a further 11% stake from Vietnam National Chemical. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technip to support Westlake Chemical’s ethylene plant expansion in Louisiana, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-support-westlake-chemicals-ethylene-plant-expansion-in-louisiana-us-4443273 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newstechnip-to-support-westlake-chemicals-ethylene-plant-expansion-in-louisiana-us-4443273 Westlake Chemical has selected Technip to provide engineering and procurement services for a planned expansion of the recovery section at its Petro 1 ethylene plant in Louisiana, US. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Next-Generation Engineering Content Management (ECM) and Asset Information Management (AIM) Services http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/next-generation-engineering-content-asset-information-management/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/construction/next-generation-engineering-content-asset-information-management/ As markets evolve and become more complex, the solutions that support them must become more sophisticated. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:02:00 GMT Aker Arctic Chooses BlueCielo Project Portal http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/press-bluecielo-project-portal.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/press-bluecielo-project-portal.html Aker Arctic has selected BlueCielo's Project Portal solution to enhance its document control, management of change and collaboration processes. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:26:00 GMT BP to upgrade purified terephthalic acid plants in US and Belgium http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbp-to-upgrade-purified-terephthalic-acid-plants-in-us-and-belgium-4442672 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbp-to-upgrade-purified-terephthalic-acid-plants-in-us-and-belgium-4442672 Oil and gas major BP is planning to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants in the US and Belgium with an investment of more than $200m. 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