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July 2016

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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....

Solvay and Suzano Papel e Celulose to build hydrogen peroxide plant in Brazil 08 July 2016 Solvay and affiliate Peroxidos do Brasil and have agreed to build an integrated hydrogen peroxide production plant at Suzano Papel e Celulose’s pulp mill site in Brazil....

GTM Holdings acquires Mexico's High Chem Specialties 06 July 2016 Latin American company GTM Holding has acquired a majority stake in Mexican chemical firm High Chem Specialties....

Grace buys BASF polyolefin catalysts business 04 July 2016 US-based WR Grace has completed the acquisition of German chemical company BASF's Polyolefin Catalysts business for an undisclosed amount....

Saudi Aramco and SABIC to conduct feasibility study for oil-to-chemicals complex 01 July 2016 Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) have entered a heads of agreement (HoA) to conduct a feasibility study to develop a crude oil-to-chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia....

June 2016

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Monsanto and Sumitomo Chemical to develop new PPO technologies 29 June 2016 Monsanto Company has signed a global agreement with Sumitomo Chemical Company to focus on developing next-generation weed control solutions....

JX Nippon unveils engineering design for polyisobutylene plant expansion in Japan 27 June 2016 JX Nippon Oil & Energy has launched front-end engineering design for polyisobutylene (PIB) plant expansion at the company's site in Japan....

Clariant opens new water-based pigment preparations production plant in Mexico 24 June 2016 Swiss chemicals group Clariant has opened its new production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Mexico....

Wison Engineering begins construction on EPC project in UAE 22 June 2016 China-based Wison Engineering has started construction on its first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project west of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

Albemarle to sell global surface treatment business to BASF for $3.2bn 20 June 2016 US-based Albemarle has signed an agreement to sell its Chemetall surface treatment business to Germany-based BASF for $3.2bn....

BASF Shanghai Coatings starts building Shanghai automotive coatings plant 17 June 2016 BASF Shanghai Coatings has started construction on an automotive coatings plant at its Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, China....

ETH Zurich and partners demonstrate process to make succinic acid from wood 15 June 2016 A research team led by Switzerland’s science and technology university ETH Zurich has demonstrated a new process that manufactures succinic acid from wood instead of oil....

Westlake Chemical to buy Axiall for $3.8bn 13 June 2016 US-based manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers, and building products Westlake Chemical has signed a definite agreement to buy Axiall for $3.8bn, including debt and other...

OTG to expand resin-coated proppant manufacturing plant in Canada 10 June 2016 US-based technology company Oilfield Technology Group (OTG) is planning to expand its resin-coated proppant manufacturing facility in Canada to provide a more efficient supply of the products...

Shell to build new petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, US 08 June 2016 Shell Chemical Appalachia is planning to build a new petrochemical complex, including an ethylene cracker and polyethylene derivatives unit, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US....

Stepan Company to expand polyester polyol facility in Poland 06 June 2016 US-based specialty and intermediate chemicals manufacturer Stepan Company is planning to expand its polyester polyol facility in Brzeg Dolny, Poland....