Chemicals Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the web site en-us Chemicals Technology-Updates Toray acquires Umicore and Solvay electro-catalysts joint-venture Japanese chemical company Toray has acquired SolviCore, a 50 / 50 joint-venture of Umicore and Solvay for an undisclosed sum. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Dependance of Viscosity and Foam Consistency on Gas Volume Fraction Foams are present in a large number of personal care, food and industrial products. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Japanese chemists find aromatic esters as coupling partner to produce chemicals Japanese chemists have found aromatic esters as an alternative coupling partner for boronic acids, to produce useful compounds for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic materials. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT OxyChem-Mexichem JV awards US ethylene storage facility contract to CB&I Ingleside Ethylene has awarded a $115m contract to CB&I to construct an ethylene storage facility in Markham, Texas, US. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Brookhaven National Laboratory finds a way to monitor atomic-scale catalytic reactions The US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has come with a new technique to monitor atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Arkema to double molecular sieve production capacity in France Arkema's subsidiary CECA has announced plans to double production capacity for specialty molecular sieves at its facility in Honfleur, France, with an investment of around €60m. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT PTT Global Chemical to expand low-density polyethylene production capacity in Thailand PTT Global Chemical is reportedly planning to expand its low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) production capabilities, with an investment of $288.2m. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT New Mountain Capital buys chemical company Zep for $692m US-based private equity firm New Mountain Capital has concluded the acquisition of chemicals maker Zep for approximately $692m. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT AkzoNobel to expand coatings research facility in Texas, US AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to expand its research and development (R&D) facilities in Houston, Texas with an investment of €3m. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Freestone Resources and Dynamis Energy form JV for vertical integration of Petrozene Freestone Resources has signed a deal with Dynamis Energy to form a joint-venture (JV) to vertically integrate Petrozene product portfolio. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT LEWA-Metering Pumps, Process Diaphragm Pumps and Engineered Packages LEWA is a leading manufacturer of engineered process pumps for the chemical industry. The company specialises in highly precise metering pumps and high-performance process diaphragm pumps, as well as a range of engineered packages that includes compl… Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:38:00 GMT PotashCorp makes €7bn acquisition proposal to K+S Canada-based fertiliser producer PotashCorp has made a €7bn takeover proposal to German potash producer K+S. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire research chemicals producer Alfa Aesar in UK Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Alfa Aesar for £256m. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Axalta commissions waterborne coating production plant in Germany Axalta Coating Systems has commenced operations of waterborne coating manufacturing at its operations centre in Wuppertal, Germany. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT CFIHOS 2015: Data Integrity at Handover In May 2015, leaders in asset information management are gathering in the Netherlands for the CFIHOS project, a new global standard for managing engineering information that offers efficiency gains through standardisation and interoperability. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:17:00 GMT Air Liquide commissions €350m hydrogen production facility in Saudi Arabia Air Liquide has commissioned its €350m hydrogen production facility in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Huntsman acquires elastomer systems producer Tecnoelastomeri in Italy Huntsman has acquired Tecnoelastomeri, an Italy-based manufacturer of elastomer systems and processing machines, for an undisclosed sum. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Chemical plant relocation in China faces protests over pollution concerns The possible relocation of a chemical plant to the Jinshan district in southwest Shanghai is being opposed by the local residents over hazardous pollution concerns. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Linde commissions industrial gases facility in Texas, US Linde North America has officially commissioned an atmospheric gases unit and gasification train in La Porte, Texas, US. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT Ingleside Ethylene's Ethylene Cracker Plant, Texas Ingleside Ethylene, a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, and Mexichem, is constructing an ethylene cracker facility at OxyChem's existing site in San Patricio … Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMT