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DSM and NHU form JV to produce polyphenylene sulphide plastics compounds in China
22 May 2015 Royal DSM has formed a joint venture (JV) with NHU to manufacture and market polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) based plastics compounds....

Borealis and Agrifos to jointly develop ammonia plant in US
22 May 2015 Borealis has signed a preliminary agreement with Agrifos Partners to jointly develop an ammonia plant along the Texas Gulf Coast,...

Air Liquide commissions carbon di-oxide liquefaction plant in California, US
22 May 2015 Air Liquide Industrial US has commenced operations at a new carbon dioxide liquefaction facility in Tulare County, California,...

Cristal Union and Global Bioenergies to build isobutene plant in France
21 May 2015 Cristal Union and Global Bioenergies have formed a joint venture (JV) to build a bio-sourced isobutene production plant in...

Manali Petrochemical to increase polyols manufacturing capacity in India
21 May 2015 India-based Manali Petrochemical is planning to expand its polyols manufacturing capacity to 150,000t, with an investment of Rs1bn...

S-Oil selects Daewoo and Daelim to build $4.1bn refinery in South Korea
21 May 2015 South Korean petroleum and refinery company S-Oil has awarded a contract to Daelim Industrial and Daewoo Engineering & Construction, to build a KRW4.5tn ($4.1bn) refinery in Ulsan, southeast of...

Solvay and Enirgi Chemicals form JV to produce sodium bicarbonate-based products
20 May 2015 Solvay has formed a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with Enirgi Chemicals to develop sodium bicarbonate-based products and solutions....

Sasol expands alumina spheres production capacity in Germany
20 May 2015 Sasol has completed expansion of its alumina spheres facility in Brunsbüttel, Germany, to meet mounting demand for alumina-based shaped carrier...

Evonik launches functional polymers for nutritional supplements
20 May 2015 Evonik has launched a new range of functional polymers, designed for use in nutritional...

Stanford University scientists find way to produce methane in environment friendly way
19 May 2015 Scientists from Stanford University have achieved a breakthrough to understand how methanogens obtain electrons from solid surfaces, which will help produce renewable bio-fuels and...

WR Grace and Chevron to build catalyst plant in Louisiana
19 May 2015 Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), a joint venture of WR Grace and Chevron Products, is planning to build a residue hydro-processing catalyst plant in Louisiana, US with an investment of...

Petronas postpones start-up of $16bn RAPID project in Malaysia
19 May 2015 Petronas has reportedly postponed the start-up of its $16bn Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Johor to mid-2019, citing a drop in oil prices over the past...

DuPont faces $99,000 penalty over violation of safety measures at Texas plant
18 May 2015 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of US has imposed a $99,000 penalty on DuPont for violating safety regulations at its Lannate/API manufacturing building in La Porte,...

US EPA fines Monsanto’s subsidiary P4 Production over chemical reporting violations
18 May 2015 Monsanto's wholly owned subsidiary P4 Production has agreed to pay $600,000 in penalty to settle chemical reporting regulations in the US....

PTT Global Chemical seeks new partner for $5.7bn petrochemical project in US
18 May 2015 Thailand-based PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) is reportedly seeking a third partner alongside Japan's Marubeni to invest in its planned $5.7bn petrochemical complex in Ohio, US....

Ube Industries develops strontium carbonate nano particles for resins
15 May 2015 Ube Industries has created high-dispersion strontium carbonate nano particles using its proprietary gas-liquid reaction method....

Frutarom Industries buys majority stake in fragrances company Sonarome
15 May 2015 Frutarom Industries has purchased a 60% stake in India-based flavours and fragrances company Sonarome for $17.2m....

Chemetall buys Chemal’s aluminium finishing business in Germany
15 May 2015 Albemarle business unit Chemetall has acquired the aluminium finishing business of Germany-based Chemal for an undisclosed amount....

Azmeco to raise $1bn through bonds issue to reduce debt
14 May 2015 Azerbaijan Methanol (Azmeco) has finalised agreements with international investors for refinancing its capital, and is preparing to raise $1bn through bonds issue....

UOP to license process technology for Dangote’s petrochemical complex in Nigeria
14 May 2015 Dangote Oil Refining has selected Honeywell's UOP, to license process technology and provide catalysts and equipment for its refinery and petrochemical plant in Lekki near Lagos, Nigeria....

Nippon Shokubai to build superabsorbent polymer and acrylic acid plants in Belgium
14 May 2015 Nippon Shokubai has confirmed plans to expand production of superabsorbent polymer (SAP) and build an acrylic acid plant in Belgium with an investment of €350m....