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BASF commissions butadiene extraction plant in Belgium
12 September 2014 Chemical giant BASF has commissioned a new butadiene extraction facility at its Verbund site in Antwerp,...

Eastman Chemical to buy speciality chemical company Taminco for $1.8bn
12 September 2014 Eastman Chemical has agreed to acquire speciality chemical company Taminco in a $2.8bn deal, including its $1bn...

Honeywell UOP’s C4 Oleflex technology selected for isobutylene plant in China
12 September 2014 China-based Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical has selected Honeywell UOP's C4 Oleflex process technology to produce isobutylene, which is used to manufacture high-octane fuel and...

Vietnam breaks ground on $3.2bn Vung Ro petrochemical refinery complex
11 September 2014 Vietnam has broken ground on the $3.2bn Vung Ro oil refinery and petrochemical project in the Dong Hoa district of Phu Yen...

European Commission clears Huntsman-Rockwood deal
11 September 2014 Chemical producer Huntsman's proposed acquisition of Rockwood Holdings' titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment business for $1.2bn has been approved by the European Commission...

Fertial selects KBR for services on ammonia plant expansions in Algeria
11 September 2014 Algerian fertiliser producer Fertial has selected KBR for the licensing and engineering design services to revamp its ammonia facilities in Annaba and Arzew in...

Axalta Coating Systems breaks ground on German waterborne coatings facility
10 September 2014 Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Wuppertal,...

Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin alliance for development of renewable isoprene
10 September 2014 Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem has teamed up with Amyris and Michelin alliance to develop a new process for the production of renewable...

Bayer MaterialScience to boost thermoplastic polyurethane production in India
10 September 2014 Bayer MaterialScience has unveiled plans to add a second thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production line at its facility in Cuddalore in the state of Tamil Nadu,...

Regulations and M&A activity to drive consolidation in European chlorvinyls industry, says IHS
09 September 2014 Regulatory changes introduced by the European Union (EU) and increased mergers and acquisitions in the chlor-alkali/vinyls (CAV) industry could force closure of old facilities and...

FMC to buy Danish company Cheminova for $1.8bn
09 September 2014 US-based FMC has agreed to acquire Cheminova, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries, in an all-cash deal of...

Aditya Birla Chemicals to buy Jayshree Chemicals’ chlor-alkali unit in India
09 September 2014 Aditya Birla Chemicals (India), a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, is set to acquire Jayshree Chemicals’ chlor-alkali division for Rs2.12bn...

Ammonia gas leak leaves at least 33 people sick in China
08 September 2014 An ammonia gas leak at the Jiemeifengyou chemical plant at the Ningdong Energy and Chemical industry base in Yinchuan, north-west China, has left at least 33 people sick....

BASF commissions polyisocyanates plant in China
08 September 2014 German chemical company BASF has commissioned a new production line for hexamethylene diisocyanate based polyisocyanates in Caojing,...

CHS to build $3bn fertiliser plant in North Dakota, US
08 September 2014 US agribusiness firm CHS has unveiled its plans to proceed with the construction of a $3bn fertiliser plant at Spiritwood in North Dakota,...

Evonik to boost silica production capabilities in Japan
05 September 2014 Speciality chemicals company Evonik Industries has unveiled its plans to strengthen its silica production capabilities in Ako,...

Technip to provide project management services for Air Products gas complex in India
05 September 2014 Gas and chemicals supplier Air Products has selected Technip to provide project management services for a new industrial gas complex in the state of Kerala,...

Solvay to buy Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Ryton polyphenylene sulfide unit
05 September 2014 Solvay Specialty Polymers USA has agreed to acquire Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Ryton polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business for...

European chemicals output up 0.6% in H1, says Cefic
04 September 2014 Chemicals output in Europe increased 0.6% for the first six months of this year, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest report from the European Chemical Industry...

Ineos and Doeflex Compounding merge PVC compounding operations
04 September 2014 Ineos Compounds and Doeflex Compounding have completed the integration of their PVC compounding businesses, creating a major PVC compounds producer in...

Koch Nitrogen selects KBR for EPC services on urea expansion in Oklahoma
04 September 2014 Koch Nitrogen has selected KBR to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for its grassroots urea plant in Oklahoma,...