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September 2014

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D&L Industries to acquire remaining stake in Chemrez Technologies
02 September 2014 Philippines-based D&L Industries has made a proposal to acquire the remaining 65.3% stake it does not own in Chemrez Technologies for PHP5.1bn...

PTT to build $20bn refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam
02 September 2014 Thai oil and gas company PTT has unveiled plans to construct a refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam....

Borealis gains full control of Specialty Polymers Antwerp
02 September 2014 Polyolefins producer Borealis has become the sole owner of the Specialty Polymers Antwerp joint venture (JV) with the acquisition of DuPont's 67%...

Albemarle and ICL partner to set up polymeric flame retardant joint venture
01 September 2014 Albemarle and Israel Chemicals (ICL) have partnered to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce polymeric flame retardants in the Netherlands and...

PTT Global Chemical increases stake in French chemical firm Vencorex
01 September 2014 PTTGC Netherlands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thailand's chemical producer PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), has acquired Perstorp's 34% stake in French chemical maker Vencorex for an undisclosed...

AkzoNobel to restructure performance coatings business unit
01 September 2014 Speciality chemicals producer AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to restructure its Performance Coatings Business...

August 2014

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BASF inaugurates construction chemicals plant in Kenya
29 August 2014 BASF has inaugurated a concrete admixtures production facility in Nairobi, Kenya, the company’s first construction chemicals plant in Eastern...

Linde installs three coldboxes for air separation unit at Texas complex
29 August 2014 German technology firm Linde has installed three coldboxes for air separation unit (ASU) at its La Porte complex in Texas,...

Dow Chemical considers offloading two speciality chemicals units
29 August 2014 Dow Chemical is reportedly looking to offload two of its speciality chemicals subsidiaries in line with its strategy to divest non-core assets by 2015 and increase returns to...

Reliance Industries to turnaround Hazira cracker unit in India to boost productivity
28 August 2014 Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL) has unveiled plans to temporarily cease operations at its Hazira cracker complex near Surat in...

Worldwide demand for propylene to rise to 130 million tonnes by 2023, says IHS
28 August 2014 Demand for propylene is estimated to grow to 130 million tonnes worldwide by 2023, rising from the current 90 million tonnes, according to the latest data from the IHS Chemical North...

Agrium buys majority stake in biochemical products maker Agricen
28 August 2014 Agrium's subsidiary Loveland Products has acquired a majority stake in US-based Agricen, a biochemical-based products maker, for an undisclosed...

Shenhua Ningxia Coal selects CB&I technology for Chinese petrochemicals complex
27 August 2014 Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) has secured a contract from Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry for its grassroots petrochemicals complex in Ningxia,...

Appalachian Resins signs LoI to lease land for $1bn ethane cracker in Ohio, US
27 August 2014 Appalachian Resins has unveiled plans to lease land in Salem Township, Ohio for its proposed $1bn ethylene/polyethylene production...

Cyanco Holding increases sodium cyanide production at Winnemucca plant in US
27 August 2014 Cyanco Holding has ramped up its sodium cyanide solution production capabilities at its Winnemucca plant in Nevada,...

US researchers find a way to speed up chemical reactions using catalytic gold nanoclusters
26 August 2014 Catalytic gold nanoparticles could help speed up chemical reactions, which play a key role in mitigating environmental pollutants and producing specialty chemicals, according to researchers at...

LyondellBasell to build new chemical facility in US
26 August 2014 Texas-headquartered LyondellBasell has unveiled plans to construct a facility on the US Gulf Coast to produce propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol and its...

Umicore acquires CP Chemicals assets in US
26 August 2014 Belgian materials technology firm Umicore has acquired CP Chemicals, a chemical producer for the catalyst and petrochemical refining industries, for an undisclosed...

Reliance Industries to import ethane from US for cracker plants
22 August 2014 Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has unveiled plans to import 1.5 million tonnes per year of ethane from the US for use as a feedstock for its cracker plants, replacing...

CB&I to provide technology for PKN Orlen’s on-purpose propylene plant in Poland
22 August 2014 CB&I has secured a contract from Polski Koncern Naftowy (PKN) Orlen to provide services for an on-purpose propylene production unit at the latter's refining and petrochemical operations in...

US chemicals output up 1.2% in July, says ACC
22 August 2014 Chemical production in the US increased 1.2% in July, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest data from the American Chemistry Council...


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