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August 2016

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Enerkem's Edmonton facility gets ISCC certification 26 August 2016 Canadian waste-to-biofuels and chemical producer Enerkem has gained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility...

DSM and NHU inaugurate PPS compounds joint venture company 24 August 2016 Royal DSM and chemicals producer Zhejiang NHU Special Materials (NHU) have launched their joint venture company, DSM NHU Engineering Plastics, which will manufacture polyphenylene sulphide...

BASF opens first construction chemical plant in Sri Lanka 22 August 2016 Germany-based chemical company BASF has opened its first plant in Sri Lanka for producing construction chemicals under the Master Builders Solutions brand. ...

Westlake Chemical plans to close Axiall acquisition by end of August 19 August 2016 Texas-based Westlake Chemical is planning to complete the purchase of Atlanta-based Axiall by the end of this month, following receipt of approval from shareholders....

NEC develops bioplastic material using plant-based resin 17 August 2016 Japanese information technology company NEC has collaborated with Kyoto Institute of Technology and Japan's lacquerware artist Yutaro Shimode to develop a bioplastic...

European Commission launches in-depth investigation into Dow and DuPont merger 15 August 2016 The European Commission (EC) has launched an in-depth investigation to review whether the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation....

BASF and Toda Kogyo to collaborate for cathode active materials in North America 12 August 2016 BASF and chemicals and iron oxides manufacturer Toda Kogyo Corp have entered exclusive negotiations to collaborate in cathode active materials (CAM) and its respective precursors in North...

Yara acquires Tata Chemicals' urea business for $400m 10 August 2016 Norwegian chemical company Yara International has acquired Tata Chemicals' (TCL) Babrala urea plant and distribution business in Uttar Pradesh, India, for $400m on a debt and cash free basis,...

Indorama Ventures signs metaxylene supply agreement with Cepsa 08 August 2016 Thailand-based producer of intermediate petrochemicals Indorama Ventures (IVL) has entered into a new agreement with Spanish multinational oil and gas company Compañía Española de Petróleos...

Evonik increases capacity of sodium methylate plant in Alabama, US 05 August 2016 The North American subsidiary of German specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik Industries has completed the capacity expansion works at its sodium methylate plant in Mobile, Alabama,...

University of Edinburgh develops new chemical substance analysis software technique 03 August 2016 Researchers at the University of Edinburgh teamed up with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to develop a new chemical substance analysis software technique that could...

LyondellBasell to construct high-density polyethylene plant on US Gulf Coast 01 August 2016 LyondellBasell has made the final investment decision to construct a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant on the US Gulf Coast....

July 2016

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Celanese stops production of MMA at Cangrejera facility in Mexico 29 July 2016 Celanese has stopped production, storage and distribution of monomethylamine (MMA) at its facility in Cangrejera, Mexico....

AkzoNobel acquires Egypt’s powder coatings venture 27 July 2016 Dutch chemicals producer AkzoNobel has acquired a 100% stake in Egypt's Akzo Nobel Powder...

Unitel to build M2H production system for South East Asian conglomerate 25 July 2016 US-based construction company Unitel Technologies has secured a contract from South East Asian conglomerate to providing technology and engineering solutions....

Sumitomo Chemical to build new production facility in Chiba 22 July 2016 Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical has planned to build a new manufacturing facility at Chiba Works in Ichihara City for producing polyethersulfone (PES), a high-performance engineering...

INEOS and MSM Poly to support Barex resin production 20 July 2016 INEOS Barex and INEOS Barex USA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for selling intellectual property (IP) and production support related to products to US-based MSM Poly....

WorleyParsons gains contract from chemical firm LyondellBasell 18 July 2016 South American engineering firm WorleyParsons has secured an integrated project management team (IPMT) contract from LyondellBasell, a global chemical and refining company....

Yokogawa Korea to deliver control systems for S-Oil's Onsan refinery complex 15 July 2016 Yokogawa Electric Korea has secured an order from S-Oil, a South Korean oil and gas subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to supply control systems for its new Onsan refinery complex that will be built...

Emery Oleochemicals expands operations in Ohio 13 July 2016 Emery Oleochemicals has expanded its technical development centre (TDC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the opening of a new application lab for its green polymer additives (GPA) business. ...

Ineos to increase EtAc production at manufacturing site in Hull, UK 11 July 2016 Belgium-based Ineos Oxide is expanding its Hull manufacturing facility in the UK to boost production of ethyl acetate (EtAc) by 100,000t a year....


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