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 Addressing the Needs of Drug Discovery with the MicroCal PEAQ-ITC Instruments http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/microcal-peaq-itc-instruments/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/particle/microcal-peaq-itc-instruments/ Measurements and characterization of binding interactions between proteins and low-molecular weight ligands are fundamental for drug discovery. Among the most recognized challenges in characterizing ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Saudi Butanol prepares to begin trial operations at butanol plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaudi-butanol-prepares-begin-trial-operations-butanol-plant-4544687 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaudi-butanol-prepares-begin-trial-operations-butanol-plant-4544687 Saudi Butanol (SaBuCo) is preparing to start trial operations at butanol plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in the third quarter of this year. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Wacker Chemie commissions polyvinyl acetate solid resins production plant in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswacker-chemie-commissions-polyvinyl-acetate-solid-resins-production-plant-china-4544653 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newswacker-chemie-commissions-polyvinyl-acetate-solid-resins-production-plant-china-4544653 Wacker Chemie has commissioned a food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins production plant in Nanjing of Jiangsu province, China. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressmicromeritics-announces-instrument-grant-to-the-massachusetts-institute-of-technology.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressmicromeritics-announces-instrument-grant-to-the-massachusetts-institute-of-technology.html Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Committee has recently selected its latest grant recipient. A 3Flex surface characterization analyzer has been awarded to the civil and environmental engineering department of MIT. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:53:00 GMT Kazakhstan Potash signs EPC contract with CITICC for Zhilyanskoye potash project http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskazakhstan-potash-signs-epc-contract-with-citicc-for-zhilyanskoye-potash-project-4544068 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newskazakhstan-potash-signs-epc-contract-with-citicc-for-zhilyanskoye-potash-project-4544068 Kazakhstan Potash (KPC) has signed the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with China’s CITIC Construction (CITICC) for the Zhilyanskoye Potash Project in Kazakhstan. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Scientists develop new catalyst for nitrogen bond dissociation in ammonia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsscientists-develop-new-catalyst-nitrogen-bond-dissociation-ammonia-4543828 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsscientists-develop-new-catalyst-nitrogen-bond-dissociation-ammonia-4543828 Scientists from Japan, the UK and US at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new catalyst, said to facilitate dissociation of nitrogen bond in ammonia production. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Sipchem to commission polymer and polyethylene plants in Saudi Arabia http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssipchem-commission-polymer-polyethylene-plants-saudi-arabia-4543652 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssipchem-commission-polymer-polyethylene-plants-saudi-arabia-4543652 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) is preparing to commission ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT BlueCielo-The Leading AIM and EngCM Solution for Chemicals http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/construction/bluecielo-ecm-solutions-asset-management-software/ BlueCielo provides asset information management software solutions to market-leading owner / operators and contractors in process industries worldwide. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:37:00 GMT Dow Chemical signs $5bn deal to separate and merge chlorine assets with Olin http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-chemical-signs-5bn-deal-to-separate-and-merge-chlorine-assets-with-olin-4542695 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsdow-chemical-signs-5bn-deal-to-separate-and-merge-chlorine-assets-with-olin-4542695 Dow Chemical has agreed to separate and merge its chlor-alkali and downstream derivatives businesses with Olin in a $5bn deal. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Sasol begins work on $8.1bn ethane cracker complex in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssasol-begins-work-on-81bn-ethane-cracker-complex-in-us-4542597 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssasol-begins-work-on-81bn-ethane-cracker-complex-in-us-4542597 Sasol has started construction work on its $8.1bn ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Westlake, Louisiana, US. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Natgasoline's Methanol Plant, Beaumont, Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/natgasolines-methanol-plant-beaumont-texas/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/natgasolines-methanol-plant-beaumont-texas/ OCI subsidiary Natgasoline is building a methanol plant at Beaumont, Texas, which is touted to become the biggest methanol plant in the US, based on the production capacity. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT Nuberg wins $35m EPC contract from ADDAR for Saudi Arabia chemical plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnuberg-wins-35m-epc-contract-addar-saudi-arabia-chemical-plant-4541625 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnuberg-wins-35m-epc-contract-addar-saudi-arabia-chemical-plant-4541625 India-based Nuberg Engineering has received a $35m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from ADDAR, for its Greenfield Sulfolane and speciality chemical plant in Saudi Arabia. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Solvay to expand hydrogen peroxide production at US plant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-expand-hydrogen-peroxide-production-at-us-plant-4541560 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssolvay-to-expand-hydrogen-peroxide-production-at-us-plant-4541560 Solvay has unveiled plans to expand its hydrogen peroxide production capacity in the US to meet increasing demand from pulp and paper producers and other industrial markets in the North American region. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Evonik considers bid to buy speciality chemical firm Clariant http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-considers-bid-buy-speciality-chemical-firm-clariant-4541815 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsevonik-considers-bid-buy-speciality-chemical-firm-clariant-4541815 Evonik Industries is reportedly looking to make a bid to acquire Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant in a deal that would create an entity worth more than €20bn. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT BASF and Heidelberg University extend catalysis research partnership http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-and-heidelberg-university-extend-catalysis-research-partnership-germany-4540759 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-and-heidelberg-university-extend-catalysis-research-partnership-germany-4540759 BASF has extended its partnership with Heidelberg University for their joint catalysis laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, until October 2017. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mitsubishi Chemical develops bio-based polycarbonatediol product http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-chemical-develops-bio-based-polycarbonatediol-product-4540539 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmitsubishi-chemical-develops-bio-based-polycarbonatediol-product-4540539 Japan-based Mitsubishi Chemical has developed the world's first bio-based polycarbonatediol, a type of high-performance polyols. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Eastman Chemical to cease operations at acetate tow plant in UK http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-cease-operations-acetate-tow-plant-uk-4540853 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newseastman-chemical-cease-operations-acetate-tow-plant-uk-4540853 Eastman Chemical has finalised plans to end operations at its acetate tow manufacturing facility in Workington, UK, in April this year. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Micromeritics Introduces Cloud-based Analytics, Reporting and Collaboration with MicroActive Share http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressmicroactive-share.html http://www.chemicals-technology.com/contractors/particle/micromeritics-instrument-corporation-materials/pressmicroactive-share.html Micromeritics announces the availability of MicroActive Share, a cloud-based infrastructure in its product portfolio. This release provides a new platform for bringing together internal and external data protected in a cloud environment for its acad… Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:29:00 GMT Linde commissions air separation unit in Texas, US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-commissions-air-separation-unit-in-texas-us-4539718 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newslinde-commissions-air-separation-unit-in-texas-us-4539718 Linde North America has commissioned air separation unit (ASU) and associated facilities in La Porte, Texas, US. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT University of Texas scientists develop yeast for bio-chemicals production http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuniversity-of-texas-scientists-develop-yeast-bio-chemicals-production-4539964 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsuniversity-of-texas-scientists-develop-yeast-bio-chemicals-production-4539964 Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new yeast strain, which could help produce bio-chemicals and bio-fuels. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT