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Orica to build three ammonia flaring systems at New South Wales chemical plant
19 December 2014 Orica has received approval from the New South Wales Government to proceed with its planned construction of three ammonia flaring systems at its facility in Kooragang...

Eastman Chemical to expand Texanol ester alcohol production at Texas plant
19 December 2014 Eastman Chemical is planning to expand production of Texanol ester alcohol at its manufacturing facility in Longview, Texas,...

Toray to expand polypropylene spunbond capacities at Tangerang plant, Indonesia
19 December 2014 Toray Advanced Materials Korea is planning to expand production of polypropylene (PP) spunbond at its facility in Tangerang,...

SIBUR commences propylene production using UOP technology at Russian plant
18 December 2014 SIBUR has commenced production of propylene at its Tobolsk-Polymer complex in Tymen, Russia, using Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex process...

US researchers find new way to combine complex molecules to produce materials
18 December 2014 Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new way to combine complex organic molecules to make various...

Israel Chemicals and Yunnan Yuntianhua to create phosphate JV in China
18 December 2014 Israel Chemicals (ICL) has partnered with Chinese government-owned Yunnan Yuntianhua to create a 50:50 joint venture (JV) for phosphate operations in...

Dangote to invest $2bn in Nigerian petrochemical and fertiliser complex
17 December 2014 African conglomerate Dangote is reportedly planning to spend $2bn at its petrochemical and fertiliser complex in Lagos,...

IFFCO and La Coop fédérée put Canadian fertiliser plant on hold
17 December 2014 Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) and Canada-based La Coop fédérée have put the proposed nitrogen fertiliser complex in Bécancour, Québec, on hold due to increasing...

Technip to buy Air Liquide’s Zimmer polymer technology business in Germany
17 December 2014 Technip has signed a deal to acquire Air Liquide's Zimmer polymer technology business in Frankfurt,...

BASF to build electronics-grade sulphuric acid plant in China
16 December 2014 BASF has announced plans to build an electronics-grade sulphuric acid (H2SO4EG) facility at Zhapu in Zhejiang Province, China, in partnership with Jiahua Energy Chemical, a wholly owned...

Mitsui Chemicals and Sinopec commission rubber plant in China
16 December 2014 Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals and Sinopec have started operations at their joint venture (JV), Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Elastomers, in Shanghai,...

Johnson Matthey to sell gold and silver refining business to Asahi
16 December 2014 UK-based speciality chemical company Johnson Matthey has announced a plan to divest its gold and silver refining business to Japanese firm Asahi Holdings (Asahi) for £118m in cash amid...

Umicore to build automotive catalyst plant in Thailand
15 December 2014 Belgium-based Umicore has announced plans to build an emission control catalysts plant in Hemaraj, Thailand....

Eastman Chemical buys Commonwealth Laminating & Coating in US
15 December 2014 Eastman Chemical has concluded the acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating....

Chevron Phillips Chemical completes ethylene plant expansion in Texas
15 December 2014 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has completed the expansion of its ethylene plant at its Sweeny complex in Old Ocean, Texas, US....

US chemical output estimated to grow 4% per annum until 2020, ACC report
12 December 2014 US chemical output is estimated to increase approximately 4% a year until 2020, according to the latest data from the American Chemistry Council...

US courts approve reorganisation of RPM’s subsidiary Bondex International
12 December 2014 The US Bankruptcy Court and the District Court in Delaware have approved the planned reorganisation of RPM's subsidiary Specialty Products Holding...

BASF to construct chemical catalysts production plant in China
12 December 2014 BASF will construct a chemical catalysts production facility at its complex in Caojing, Shanghai,...

BASF breaks ground on $50m Innovation Campus in Mumbai, India
11 December 2014 German chemical company BASF has broken ground on its €50m Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai,...

DENKA and Mitsui to buy DuPont’s neoprene polychloroprene business
11 December 2014 DENKA and Mitsui joint venture Denka Performance Elastomer has agreed to buy DuPont Performance Polymers' neoprene polychloroprene...

Evonik commences operations of cross-linking activator plants in Germany
11 December 2014 Evonik has commenced operations at two of its cross-linking activator production plants in Wesseling,...