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 A. Schulman adds masterbatch production line at Belgium facility http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsa-schulman-adds-masterbatch-production-line-at-belgium-facility-4561852 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsa-schulman-adds-masterbatch-production-line-at-belgium-facility-4561852 A. Schulman has added a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production line at its masterbatch facility in Bornem, Belgium. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Celanese to reduce acetate tow capacity by 50% at Belgium chemical plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-reduce-acetate-tow-capacity-50-belgium-chemical-plant-4562045 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-reduce-acetate-tow-capacity-50-belgium-chemical-plant-4562045 US-based specialty chemicals group Celanese has proposed a reduction of acetate tow production capacity by 50% to employee representatives at its plant in Lanaken, Belgium. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Jacobs buys majority stake in Suzhou Han’s Chemical Engineering in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjacobs-buys-majority-stake-suzhou-hans-chemical-engineering-china-4560604 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsjacobs-buys-majority-stake-suzhou-hans-chemical-engineering-china-4560604 Jacobs Projects (Shanghai) has purchased a majority stake in China-based Suzhou Han’s Chemical Engineering (SHCE). Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Showa Denko increases supply of high-purity hydrogen fluoride http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshowa-denko-increases-supply-high-purity-hydrogen-fluoride-4560852 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsshowa-denko-increases-supply-high-purity-hydrogen-fluoride-4560852 Japanese chemical engineering firm Showa Denko (SDK) has started strengthening its system to supply high-purity hydrogen fluoride (HF), which is mainly used as a cleaning gas in the process of producing semiconductors. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Lubrizol to expand manufacturing facility in Ohio, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslubrizol-expand-manufacturing-facility-iohio-us-4560829 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslubrizol-expand-manufacturing-facility-iohio-us-4560829 Lubrizol has started construction for expanding its manufacturing facility in Painesville Township, Ohio, US, with an investment of $100m. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT New Verderflex Dura 55 Industrial Hose Pump http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/verderflex-pumps/pressdura-55-ct.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/pumps/verderflex-pumps/pressdura-55-ct.html Verderflex is proud to unveil its new product, the Verderflex Dura 55. This innovative, superbly engineered pump is designed to deliver over 20% more flow, increasing the Dura Hose pump family's flow range. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:18:00 GMT FMC acquires Cheminova for $1.8bn http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-acquires-cheminova-18bn-4558997 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfmc-acquires-cheminova-18bn-4558997 US-based FMC has completed the acquisition of Cheminova, a wholly owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries for $1.8bn, including debt. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Australia's Altech Chemicals begins permitting process for Malaysian alumina processing plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaustralias-altech-chemicals-begins-permitting-process-malaysian-alumina-processing-plant-4559782 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsaustralias-altech-chemicals-begins-permitting-process-malaysian-alumina-processing-plant-4559782 Australia-based Altech Chemicals has started the permitting process for its high-purity alumina (HPA) processing plant in the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park, Malaysia. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Sipchem begins initial operations of polymer plant in Saudi Arabia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssipchem-commences-initial-operations-polymer-plant-saudi-arabia-4559731 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssipchem-commences-initial-operations-polymer-plant-saudi-arabia-4559731 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) has started initial operations at its SAR600m ($160m) polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT BASF and Grolman to market Baxxodur curing agents for epoxy resin systems in Europe http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-grolman-market-baxxodur-curing-agents-epoxy-resin-systems-europe-4558720 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-grolman-market-baxxodur-curing-agents-epoxy-resin-systems-europe-4558720 BASF and Gustav Grolman have agreed on a partnership in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur brand in Europe. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT PMC Organometallix to expand catalyst production in Kentucky, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspmc-organometallix-expand-catalyst-production-kentucky-us-4558446 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newspmc-organometallix-expand-catalyst-production-kentucky-us-4558446 PMC Organometallix has unveiled plans to strengthen its catalyst production capabilities in the US with expansion at its manufacturing plant in Carrollton, Kentucky. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Metso to provide control valves for Turkmengas petrochemical complex in Turkmenistan http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmetso-provide-control-valves-turkmengas-petrochemical-complex-turkmenistan-4558600 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmetso-provide-control-valves-turkmengas-petrochemical-complex-turkmenistan-4558600 Turkmenistan's national oil and gas company Turkmengas has awarded a contract to Metso to provide control valves for its petrochemical plant project in the country. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT University of York develops new metrics toolkit to evaluate green chemistry http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuniversity-york-develops-new-metrics-toolkit-evaluate-green-chemistry-4557565 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuniversity-york-develops-new-metrics-toolkit-evaluate-green-chemistry-4557565 Researchers at the UK's University of York have developed a new 'metrics toolkit' as part of the CHEM21 project to measure and evaluate how eco-friendly a chemical reaction is. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Saudi Aramco selects Air Products to supply industrial gases for Jazan refinery in Saudi Arabia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaudi-aramco-selects-air-products-supply-industrial-gases-jazan-refinery-saudi-arabia-4557428 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaudi-aramco-selects-air-products-supply-industrial-gases-jazan-refinery-saudi-arabia-4557428 Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to Air Products to supply 75,000t of industrial gases a day for its refinery in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies unveils EPDM rubber compound http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfreudenberg-nok-sealing-technologies-unveils-epdm-rubber-compound-4557715 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfreudenberg-nok-sealing-technologies-unveils-epdm-rubber-compound-4557715 Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has unveiled a new ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT University of Tokyo researchers create synthetic technology to produce fine chemicals http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuniversity-of-tokyo-researchers-synthetic-technology-produce-fine-chemicals-4555779 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuniversity-of-tokyo-researchers-synthetic-technology-produce-fine-chemicals-4555779 A research group at the University of Tokyo has developed active immobilised catalysts to synthesise pharmaceutical and fine chemicals. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Celanese and Mitsui plan to build methanol production plant in Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-mitsui-plan-build-methanol-production-plant-texas-us-4556065 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscelanese-mitsui-plan-build-methanol-production-plant-texas-us-4556065 Celanese has signed a deal with Japan-based Mitsui to explore the feasibility of setting up a methanol production plant in Bishop, Texas, US. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Solvay acquires alkoxylation facility in Netherlands http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-acquires-alkoxylation-facility-in-netherlands-4555655 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-acquires-alkoxylation-facility-in-netherlands-4555655 Belgian-based Solvay has completed the acquisition of ERCA Emery Surfactant, a jointly owned alkoxylation facility of Emery Oleochemicals and ERCA Group. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 GMT Atlantic Coast Crushers-Crushers and Lumpbreakers http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/atlantic-coast-crushers/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/atlantic-coast-crushers/ Atlantic Coast Crushers manufactures and sells crushers, lumpbreakers, pulverizers, granulators, comminutors and other size reduction machinery for the chemical process industries. We specialize in d... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:49:00 GMT AODD pumps: The Workhorse for All Applications http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/pumps/aodd-pumps/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/pumps/aodd-pumps/ Throughout almost every area of industry, a role exists for the air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pump. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:38:00 GMT