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September 2016

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Celanese begins vinyl acetate ethylene production from Jurong Island, Singapore 22 September 2016 US-based Celanese has started production from its new vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) unit at its facility on Jurong Island,...

TPC to sell Baytown Operations to SI Group 19 September 2016 US-based C4 hydrocarbons producer TPC has agreed to sell its Baytown Operations to SI Group, a manufacturer of chemical intermediates, specialty resins, and solutions....

Kuraray, Sumitomo and PTTGC to study potential development of butadiene 16 September 2016 Kuraray has signed a head of agreement (HOA) with Sumitomo and PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) to jointly perform a feasibility study for potential development of manufacturing and sales of...

Clariant to acquire Kel-Tech and X-Chem 14 September 2016 Swiss firm Clariant has signed deals to purchase two US-based companies, comprising biotech firm X-Chem, and Kel-Tech, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for drilling applications in the oil...

LyondellBasell to open HDPE facility in Texas manufacturing complex 12 September 2016 LyondellBasell is to build a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) facility at its manufacturing complex in La Porte, Texas....

Air Liquide completes sale of US assets to Matheson Tri-Gas 09 September 2016 Air Liquide has completed the sale of certain US assets to Matheson Tri-Gas, an American supplier of atmospheric and specialty gases....

Fluor finishes mechanical works at citral facility for BASF PETRONAS Chemicals 07 September 2016 US-based Fluor Corporation has completed all mechanical and associated infrastructure works for BASF PETRONAS Chemicals in Kuantan, Malaysia....

BIOFOREVER starts demonstration project for converting woody biomass to chemicals 05 September 2016 BIOFOREVER, a consortium of 14 European companies, has started a demonstration project that converts woody biomass to chemical building...

Jacobs buys patent of BAYQIK sulphuric acid converter technology 02 September 2016 Jacobs Engineering has acquired the patent rights for Bayer's BAYQIK quasi-isothermal sulphuric acid converter technology....

August 2016

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AkzoNobel building powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India 31 August 2016 AkzoNobel has started construction of its new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India....

Enerkem's Edmonton facility gets ISCC certification 26 August 2016 Canadian waste-to-biofuels and chemical producer Enerkem has gained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels facility...

DSM and NHU inaugurate PPS compounds joint venture company 24 August 2016 Royal DSM and chemicals producer Zhejiang NHU Special Materials (NHU) have launched their joint venture company, DSM NHU Engineering Plastics, which will manufacture polyphenylene sulphide...

BASF opens first construction chemical plant in Sri Lanka 22 August 2016 Germany-based chemical company BASF has opened its first plant in Sri Lanka for producing construction chemicals under the Master Builders Solutions brand. ...

Westlake Chemical plans to close Axiall acquisition by end of August 19 August 2016 Texas-based Westlake Chemical is planning to complete the purchase of Atlanta-based Axiall by the end of this month, following receipt of approval from shareholders....

NEC develops bioplastic material using plant-based resin 17 August 2016 Japanese information technology company NEC has collaborated with Kyoto Institute of Technology and Japan's lacquerware artist Yutaro Shimode to develop a bioplastic...

European Commission launches in-depth investigation into Dow and DuPont merger 15 August 2016 The European Commission (EC) has launched an in-depth investigation to review whether the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation....

BASF and Toda Kogyo to collaborate for cathode active materials in North America 12 August 2016 BASF and chemicals and iron oxides manufacturer Toda Kogyo Corp have entered exclusive negotiations to collaborate in cathode active materials (CAM) and its respective precursors in North...

Yara acquires Tata Chemicals' urea business for $400m 10 August 2016 Norwegian chemical company Yara International has acquired Tata Chemicals' (TCL) Babrala urea plant and distribution business in Uttar Pradesh, India, for $400m on a debt and cash free basis,...

Indorama Ventures signs metaxylene supply agreement with Cepsa 08 August 2016 Thailand-based producer of intermediate petrochemicals Indorama Ventures (IVL) has entered a new agreement with Spanish multinational oil and gas company Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa)...

Evonik increases capacity of sodium methylate plant in Alabama, US 05 August 2016 The North American subsidiary of German specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik Industries has completed the capacity expansion works at its sodium methylate plant in Mobile, Alabama,...

University of Edinburgh develops new chemical substance analysis software technique 03 August 2016 Researchers at the University of Edinburgh teamed up with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to develop a new chemical substance analysis software technique that could...


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