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February 2016

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Topsoe secures new methanol project in Iran 05 February 2016 Denmark-based technology, catalyst and services supplier Haldor Topsoe (Topsoe) has secured a contract from Badr-e-Shargh Petrochemical Complex to provide licenses, engineering,...

Showa Denko to expand high-purity boron trichloride capacity at Kawasaki plant 05 February 2016 Japan-based Showa Denko (SDK) has decided to expand the production capacity of high-purity boron trichloride (BCl3) at its Kawasaki plant by 1.5 times more than the current...

B&W to provide emissions control equipment for carbon black plant in US 05 February 2016 Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises' (B&W) subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Company has won a $15m contract to provide emissions control equipment for a carbon black manufacturing plant in the...

PolyOne buys Kraton’s compounding business 04 February 2016 PolyOne, a specialised polymer materials, services and solutions provider, has acquired certain assets and technologies related to Kraton Performance Polymers' compounding business for...

Mosaic to cut down phosphate production 04 February 2016 Mosaic Company, a provider of phosphate and potash fertilisers, is planning to scale down the production of phosphates by up to...

Environmental cleanup group flies $6.9m lawsuit against Miller Chemical 04 February 2016 An environmental cleanup company, Environmental Products and Services, has filed a $6.9m federal lawsuit against Adams County, US, based company Miller Chemical and...

USC scientists make fuels from CO2 in air 03 February 2016 Scientists at the University of Southern California's (USC) Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute have invented a process to directly convert carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into methanol...

Genesys selects Water Planet as distributor of membrane antiscalant and cleaning chemicals in US 03 February 2016 Genesys International, a speciality chemical maker, has selected Water Planet to distribute the former's reverse osmosis membrane antiscalant and cleaning chemicals products in the...

ChemChina agrees to buy Syngenta for $43bn 03 February 2016 China's government-owned China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) has agreed to buy the Swiss agrochemical and seeds company Syngenta for...

Balchem buys Albion International for $111.5m 02 February 2016 US-based company Balchem has acquired mineral amino acid chelates, specialised mineral salts and mineral complexes manufacturer Albion International for...

Alberta Government unveils $357m petrochemicals diversification programme 02 February 2016 The Government of Alberta in Canada has revealed a new petrochemicals diversification programme, under which a sum of C$500m ($357m) in royalty credits will be provided over a period of...

BOC opens CO2 plant in Marsden Point, New Zealand 02 February 2016 Gases and engineering company BOC has opened a new CO2 capture and purification plant at Refining NZ's Marsden Point oil refinery, New Zealand, with an investment of...

Deloitte report predicts strong M&A activity in chemical industry this year 01 February 2016 A Deloitte Global report has stated that strong mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the chemical sector will continue this...

Bertschi inaugurates new facility in Jurong Island, Singapore 01 February 2016 Swiss chemical logistics firm Bertschi Holding has inaugurated its $45m Jurong Island Chemical Cluster (JICC) facility in Jurong Island,...

Axiall rejects Westlake’s $1.41bn takeover proposal 01 February 2016 Chemicals and building products manufacturer Axiall has turned down a revised $1.41bn acquisition offer from Westlake...

January 2016

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Air Products completes ASU project for China’s Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical 29 January 2016 Air Products has brought online its four air separation unit (ASU) trains built for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province,...

QuantumSphere secures patent for new Ammonia production technology 29 January 2016 The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved the patent application of proprietary catalysts producer QuantumSphere for its advanced FeNIX nanocatalyst accelerator technology for...

Researchers find way to capture CO2 to convert it to methanol 29 January 2016 Researchers from the University of Southern California in the US have found a way to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and convert it to...

Addivant to triple production of liquid phosphite antioxidant at its West Virginia plant, US 28 January 2016 Connecticut-based polymer additive maker Addivant has announced a plan to make a multi-million dollar investment at its Morgantown, West Virginia plant to triple the production capacity of...

Univation and Linde sign deal to cooperate on polyethylene plant and cracker integration 28 January 2016 Univation Technologies, a subsidiary of Dow chemical, and the engineering arm of Linde Group, have signed an agreement to improve performance and cost-effectiveness in the production...

Anellotech begins construction for renewable chemical testing and development facility in Texas, US 28 January 2016 Anellotech has begun construction of its development and testing facility (TCat-8) in Silsbee, Texas, US, for cost-competitive renewable chemicals from non-food...


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