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Metso to provide control valves for Turkmengas petrochemical complex in Turkmenistan
21 April 2015 Turkmenistan's national oil and gas company Turkmengas has awarded a contract to Metso to provide control valves for its petrochemical plant project in the country....

PMC Organometallix to expand catalyst production in Kentucky, US
21 April 2015 PMC Organometallix has unveiled plans to strengthen its catalyst production capabilities in the US with expansion at its manufacturing plant in Carrollton, Kentucky....

BASF and Grolman to market Baxxodur curing agents for epoxy resin systems in Europe
21 April 2015 BASF and Gustav Grolman have agreed on a partnership in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur brand in Europe....

Saudi Aramco selects Air Products to supply industrial gases for Jazan refinery in Saudi Arabia
20 April 2015 Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to Air Products to supply 75,000t of industrial gases a day for its refinery in Jazan, Saudi Arabia....

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies unveils EPDM rubber compound
20 April 2015 Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has unveiled a new ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound....

University of York develops new metrics toolkit to evaluate green chemistry
20 April 2015 Researchers at the UK's University of York have developed a new 'metrics toolkit' as part of the CHEM21 project to measure and evaluate how eco-friendly a chemical reaction is....

University of Tokyo researchers create synthetic technology to produce fine chemicals
17 April 2015 A research group at the University of Tokyo has developed active immobilised catalysts to synthesise pharmaceutical and fine chemicals....

Celanese and Mitsui plan to build methanol production plant in Texas
17 April 2015 Celanese has signed a deal with Japan-based Mitsui to explore the feasibility of setting up a methanol production plant in Bishop, Texas, US....

Solvay acquires alkoxylation facility in Netherlands
17 April 2015 Belgian-based Solvay has completed the acquisition of ERCA Emery Surfactant, a jointly owned alkoxylation facility of Emery Oleochemicals and ERCA Group....

BASF commissions construction chemicals facility in India
16 April 2015 BASF has started production at its construction chemicals facility at Nellore in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India....

Lancaster University chemists achieve breakthrough to study formation of crystals
16 April 2015 Chemists at Lancaster University in the UK have achieved a breakthrough in understanding the way crystals develop, which could support efficient development of chemical products....

CRI and MHPSE partner to provide power-to-methanol solutions
16 April 2015 Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE) have entered a strategic alliance to deliver power-to-methanol solutions to increase operation efficiency...

Oxea extends deal with IMCD to strengthen amines distribution in Europe
15 April 2015 German chemical manufacturer Oxea has extended its distribution partnership with the Netherlands-based chemical distributor IMCD for its Amines in Europe....

Invista upgrades purified terephthalic acid production technology
15 April 2015 Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) has upgraded its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) manufacturing technology....

ThyssenKrupp to provide engineering services for PolWAX’s hard-paraffin plant in Poland
15 April 2015 Poland-based PolWAX has awarded a contract to ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions to provide engineering and licence services for its hard-paraffin production plant in Czechowice-Dziedzice in Poland....

Valspar opens $45m coatings production plant in China
14 April 2015 Valspar has strengthened its presence in China with a new $45m waterborne coatings manufacturing plant in...

RPM buys wood finishes producer Morrells Woodfinishes in UK
14 April 2015 RPM International has acquired UK-based wood finishes manufacturer Morrells Woodfinishes for an undisclosed value....

Lubrizol to set up centre of excellence in Germany for surface modifiers
14 April 2015 Lubrizol's performance coatings business has announced a plan to set-up a new global centre of excellence at its facility in Ritterhude, Germany, for surface modifiers to meet demands of...

EuroChem signs MoU with Maire Tecnimont for EPC work on five fertiliser projects
13 April 2015 EuroChem Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maire Tecnimont and SACE for construction of its five planned ammonia-urea plants in Russia, the US and Kazakhstan. ...

Mitsubishi Group signs deal to build $1bn methanol plant in Trinidad and Tobago
13 April 2015 Mitsubishi Group has signed a deal with National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) and Massy Holdings, to construct a methanol plant with an investment of around $1bn....

Lanxess begins production at new EPDM plant in China
13 April 2015 German chemicals firm Lanxess has started production at its new ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) plant in Changzhou, China....


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