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September 2015

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African Potash signs fertiliser supply MoU with Malawian company
02 September 2015 African Potash will supply more than 50,000t of fertiliser to an undisclosed Malawian fertiliser supply company under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the two...

University of California chemists develop material to convert carbon into chemicals
02 September 2015 Chemists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new material that can capture and convert carbon into useful...

Corbion and Perstorp develop lactide caprolactone co-polymer for adhesives
02 September 2015 Dutch biotechnology firm Corbion and Swedish speciality chemicals firm Perstorp have jointly developed a new lactide caprolactone co-polymer for hot melt...

Indian Oil to build petrochemicals plant in Iran
01 September 2015 Indian Oil (IOCL) is planning to build a petrochemicals plant in Iran with an investment of...

Godrej Agrovet to acquire majority stake in Astec LifeSciences
01 September 2015 Godrej Industries' subsidiary Godrej Agrovet has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Astec LifeSciences, the agrochemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates producer, for around Rs1.85bn...

Evonik commissions production plants for C4-based products in Germany
01 September 2015 Specialty chemicals firm Evonik Industries has commenced operations of new production plants for C4-based products in the Marl Chemical Park,...

August 2015

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BASF begins MDI production in Chongqing, China
28 August 2015 BASF has started production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its site in Chongqing,...

Lanxess inaugurates €200m rubber plant in Singapore
28 August 2015 Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has inaugurated its new €200m neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR) plant in...

Asahi Kasei completes Polypore International acquisition
28 August 2015 Japan's diversified chemicals manufacturer Asahi Kasei has completed its previously announced acquisition of Polypore...

Nuberg to set up $150m chemical complex for Al Ghaith Industries in Abu Dhabi
27 August 2015 Nuberg Engineering has secured an EPC contract worth Rs10bn ($152m) with Al Ghaith Industries to develop a chemical complex in Abu...

Sumitomo Chemical to set up research and development centre in Brazil
27 August 2015 Sumitomo Chemical will set up a new centre in Brazil to carry out efficacy trials, research and development, and analysis of crop protection and other associated...

Messer opens specialty gases plant in China
27 August 2015 Industrial gases manufacturer Messer has invested €33m in a new plant in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, in the Jiangsu...

Royal DSM to remove 1,000 jobs
26 August 2015 Dutch life sciences and materials sciences firm Royal DSM plans to cut between 900 and 1,100 full-time...

Clariant launches new sugar-based sustainable surfactant subsystem
26 August 2015 Speciality chemicals company Clariant has introduced a new sugar-based surfactant named Hostafrac SF 13213, a chemical flowback aid for hydraulic...

Air Liquide to provide engineering services to Yuhuang Chemical’s $1.85bn methanol plant in US
26 August 2015 Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions has been awarded a contract for engineering works for Yuhuang Chemical's (YCI) new $1.85bn methanol manufacturing complex in St James Parish, Louisiana,...

African Potash signs fertiliser supply MoU with Zambian company
25 August 2015 African Potash will supply 50,000Mt of fertiliser to an undisclosed company in Zambia, under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the two...

Direct foreign investment in Iran's petrochemical industry will reap benefits, says report
25 August 2015 Direct foreign investment in Iran's petrochemical sector could result in large returns for investors prepared to take...

Gevo and Butamax settle patent dispute over bio-based isobutanol
25 August 2015 US-based biofuels company Gevo has settled a four-year patent dispute with Butamax Advanced Biofuels over technologies for the production of bio-based...

Axalta unveils new method to assess non-crosslinked components in cured coatings
24 August 2015 Liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new method to assess the presence of non-crosslinked components in cured...

Daelim to supply petrochemical technology to Lubrizol
24 August 2015 South Korean petrochemical company Daelim Industrial has signed an agreement to supply its polyisobutylenes (PIBs) production technology to the US-based chemical company...

One killed in explosion at Runxing Chemical’s plant in China
24 August 2015 One person was killed and nine injured in an explosion at Runxing Chemical company's plant in eastern Shandong province of...