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 BASF to construct specialty amines plant in Germany http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-construct-specialty-amines-plant-in-germany-4216124 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-to-construct-specialty-amines-plant-in-germany-4216124 BASF will construct a new specialty amines production plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Mosaic to buy ADM’s South American fertiliser business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmosaic-to-buy-adms-south-american-fertiliser-business-4216155 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsmosaic-to-buy-adms-south-american-fertiliser-business-4216155 US-based fertiliser manufacturer Mosaic will buy Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) fertiliser distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350m. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT French research team discovers new radiation tolerant micro alga http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfrench-research-team-discovers-new-radiation-tolerant-micro-alga-4216349 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfrench-research-team-discovers-new-radiation-tolerant-micro-alga-4216349 A French research team has discovered a new radiation tolerant micro alga called Coccomyxa actinabiotis, which is capable of living in extreme conditions. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT CB&I to provide dehydrogenation technology for Shandong Chengtai http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscbi-to-provide-dehydrogenation-technology-for-shandong-chengtai-4215342 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newscbi-to-provide-dehydrogenation-technology-for-shandong-chengtai-4215342 Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry has awarded a contract to CB&I for the license and engineering design of a grassroots iso-butane dehydrogenation unit in China. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Nufarm to shut down manufacturing facility in New Zealand http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnufarm-to-shut-down-manufacturing-facility-in-new-zealand-4215446 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsnufarm-to-shut-down-manufacturing-facility-in-new-zealand-4215446 Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm will shut down its manufacturing facility in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand, a move which will affect 59 jobs. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sika acquires South Korean coating products manufacturing facility http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssika-acquires-south-korean-coating-products-manufacturing-facility-4215072 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssika-acquires-south-korean-coating-products-manufacturing-facility-4215072 Switzerland-based specialty chemical firm Sika has acquired a manufacturing facility in Gunsan, South Korea. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Air Products to establish hydrogen production facility in US http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-establish-hydrogen-production-facility-in-us-4214669 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsair-products-to-establish-hydrogen-production-facility-in-us-4214669 Gas and chemicals supplier Air Products will establish a hydrogen production facility at Enterprise Products Operating’s site in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sumitomo to buy 25% stake in Cepsa Química China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-to-buy-25-stake-in-cepsa-qumica-china-4214525 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssumitomo-to-buy-25-stake-in-cepsa-qumica-china-4214525 Japan-based trading firm Sumitomo has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Cepsa Química China. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Foster Wheeler to supply incinerator for Vietnam catalytic cracker http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfoster-wheeler-to-supply-incinerator-for-vietnam-catalytic-cracker-4214683 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsfoster-wheeler-to-supply-incinerator-for-vietnam-catalytic-cracker-4214683 Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group subsidiary has secured a contract from JGC Corporation (UK) to design and supply a carbon monoxide (CO) incinerator package for a residue fluidised catalytic cracker in Vietnam. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Technip to provide EPC services for new ethanol facility in Germany http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-technip-to-provide-epc-services-for-new-ethanol-facility-in-germany-4213957 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-technip-to-provide-epc-services-for-new-ethanol-facility-in-germany-4213957 Technip has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Cargill for a new ethanol production plant to be built in Barby, Germany. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Wilmar to buy Huntsman’s European commodity surfactants business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-wilmar-to-buy-huntsmans-european-commodity-surfactants-business-4213770 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-wilmar-to-buy-huntsmans-european-commodity-surfactants-business-4213770 Wilmar Europe has entered into an agreement to purchase Huntsman’s ethoxylation facility in Lavera, France, and has signed a multi-year deal to purchase sulphated surfactant products from the company's facilities in St Mihiel, France and Castiglione … Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Solvay to divest European PVC compound business http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-solvay-to-divest-european-pvc-compound-business-4213696 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/news-solvay-to-divest-european-pvc-compound-business-4213696 Belgian chemical firm Solvay has agreed to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic Europe, to US private investment firm OpenGate Capital. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project, Texas http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/us-gulf-coast-usgc-petrochemicals-project-texas/ http://www.chemicals-technology.com/projects/us-gulf-coast-usgc-petrochemicals-project-texas/ The U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project, being developed by Chevron Phillips Chemicals (CPC) in Texas, USA, comprises of an ethane cracker and two polyethylene units. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:20:00 GMT BASF and Sinopec open acrylic acid and SAP facilities in China http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-and-sinopec-open-acrylic-acid-and-sap-facilities-in-china-4212680 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsbasf-and-sinopec-open-acrylic-acid-and-sap-facilities-in-china-4212680 Germany-based BASF and Chinese state-owned oil and petrochemical major Sinopec have opened new acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) facilities at BASF-YPC petrochemical complex in Nanjing, China. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Clariant to increase polymerisation production in Morocco http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-to-increase-polymerisation-production-in-morocco-4212599 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsclariant-to-increase-polymerisation-production-in-morocco-4212599 Clariant has unveiled plans to increase production of polymerisation and blending chemicals for the mining industry in Morocco. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Indorama acquires 51% stake in SASA Polyester in Turkey http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsindorama-acquires-51-stake-in-sasa-polyester-in-turkey-4212938 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsindorama-acquires-51-stake-in-sasa-polyester-in-turkey-4212938 Indorama Netherlands (IBV), a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public (IVL), has acquired a 51% stake in SASA Polyester Sanayi from Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding in Turkey. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Ashland and Clariant to divest foundry chemicals JV to Rhône http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsashland-and-clariant-to-divest-foundry-chemicals-jv-to-rhne-4212101 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsashland-and-clariant-to-divest-foundry-chemicals-jv-to-rhne-4212101 Speciality chemical firms Ashland and Clariant have signed a deal to sell their foundry chemicals joint venture (JV), ASK Chemicals, to investment funds affiliated with Rhône for €257m. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Royal DSM in talks to buy Chinese firm Aland Nutraceutical http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsroyal-dsm-in-talks-to-buy-chinese-firm-aland-nutraceutical-4212050 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsroyal-dsm-in-talks-to-buy-chinese-firm-aland-nutraceutical-4212050 Dutch life sciences and materials sciences company Royal DSM is in talks to buy Aland Nutraceutical, a Chinese vitamin C producer. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Saipem secures €200m EPC contract to expand Italian Versalis facility http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaipem-secures-200m-epc-contract-to-expand-italian-versalis-facility-4212311 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newssaipem-secures-200m-epc-contract-to-expand-italian-versalis-facility-4212311 Saipem has secured an onshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to expand synthetic rubber capacity at Versalis plant in Ferrara, Italy. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT Quaker Chemical introduces app to monitor metalworking fluids http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsquaker-chemical-introduces-app-to-monitor-metalworking-fluids-4211705 http://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/newsquaker-chemical-introduces-app-to-monitor-metalworking-fluids-4211705 Quaker Chemical has introduced CoolanTool, a new mobile app to monitor metalworking fluids. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT