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April 2016

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Umicore to invest €160m to expand capacity of NMC cathode materials 27 April 2016 Belgian materials technology firm Umicore is planning to expand its production capacity for nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in China and South...

Grace agrees to buy BASF polyolefin catalysts business 25 April 2016 US-based W.R. Grace has entered an agreement to acquire the polyolefin catalysts business of German chemical group BASF for an undisclosed amount....

Valtris completes acquisition of Akcros Chemicals 22 April 2016 Valtris Specialty Chemicals has completed the acquisition of Akcros Holdings (Akcros), a provider of specialty chemicals used as additives in production and processing of polymers, paint,...

Solenis agrees to buy two Dutch specialty chemical firms 20 April 2016 Solenis has signed an agreement to acquire shares in two Netherlands-based companies Lostris International and Wester Blend, which are focused on supplying specialty chemicals to the pulp...

Praxair gets Canadian approval for sale of Noxivent nitric oxide 18 April 2016 Praxair Canada has secured approval for the sale of its Noxivent brand of inhaled nitric oxide....

Huron's Valentus Specialty Chemicals acquires Precision Technology 15 April 2016 US-based Huron Capital Partners' Valentus Specialty Chemicals (Valentus) has acquired the floor finishes business of Tennessee-based Precision Technology (Precision)....

Praxair to install Optimelt and oxygen supply systems for glassmaker Libbey 13 April 2016 US-based industrial gas producer Praxair has secured a contract from glassware and tableware manufacturer Libbey to supply its Optimelt thermochemical regenerator (TCR)...

Yara International to double Rio Grande fertiliser plant capacity in Brazil 11 April 2016 Norwegian chemical firm Yara International is planning to invest $275m to expand and modernise its Rio Grande fertiliser plant in Brazil....

Linde starts construction of new liquid producing air separation unit in Bangladesh 08 April 2016 Linde Group’s Gases Division member Linde Bangladesh has started construction of its new air separation unit (ASU) in Rupganj. ...

KMG Chemicals acquires Nagase FineChem 06 April 2016 US-based specialty chemicals firm KMG has acquired Singapore-based manufacturer of electronic chemicals, Nagase FineChem...

KBR secures contract to revamp FCC unit in China 04 April 2016 Global engineering, procurement, and construction company KBR has secured a contract from an undisclosed client from China to revamp a fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit with Maxofin technology....

LABIX starts linear Alkylbenzene production in Thailand 01 April 2016 LABIX Company, a joint venture between Japan-based Mitsui and a fully-owned subsidiary of Thai Oil Public Company, has started production at its linear alkylbenzene (LAB) plant located in Si...

BASF opens new Ucrete manufacturing facility in Malaysia 01 April 2016 BASF has opened its new facilities for the manufacture of Ucrete, a flooring solution, in the company's existing construction chemicals manufacturing plant in the Bukit Raja Industrial Park...

CF Industries starts up new UAN plant at Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex, US 01 April 2016 CF Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen products, has started up a new urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) plant at the company's Nitrogen Complex in Donaldsonville, Louisiana,...

March 2016

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Metabolix partners with CJ CheilJedang to commercially produce specialty PHA 31 March 2016 US-based bioplastics technology development firm Metabolix has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with CJ CheilJedang (CJ) for a strategic commercial manufacturing arrangement for...

Best Crop Science acquires Indian agrochemicals manufacturing facility from Chemtura Chemicals 31 March 2016 Best Crop Science, an affiliate of Best Agro Group, has acquired an agrochemicals manufacturing facility located in the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Zone, India, from...

Teijin to expand Technora para-aramid fibre capacity in Matsuyama, Japan 31 March 2016 Japan-based chemical company Teijin is planning to expand its Technora para-aramid fibre production capacity by 10% at the company's facility in...

Kemira to expand sodium chlorate production capacity in Joutseno, Finland 30 March 2016 Kemira, a Finland based chemical company, is planning to build a new sodium chlorate production line and cell-room at its facility located at...

Arsenal invests in Elite Foam and agrees to buy HSM's foam production assets 30 March 2016 US-based equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal) has made an investment, the amount of which has not been disclosed, in Elite Foam, a specialty flexible polyurethane foam manufacturer...

Chevron Phillips Chemical to expand PAO capacity at Cedar Bayou Plant in US 30 March 2016 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, jointly owned by Chevron and Phillips 66, has decided to expand its capacity to produce low viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) at its Cedar Bayou plant in...

Valent and LidoChem partner for new biocontrol technology 29 March 2016 Valent BioSciences (VBC) has entered into a global licensing agreement with LidoChem to apply patented biocontrol technology to corn, soybean, and other crops to help with resistance to a...


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