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Shell signs $11bn deal with Iraq Government to build petrochemical complex in Basra

Anglo-Dutch oil and gas giant Shell has signed a deal worth $11bn with the Iraq Government to build a petrochemicals complex near Basra,...

Shell signs $11bn deal with Iraq Government to build petrochemical complex in Basra

Sika to buy tile adhesives producer Duro-Moza in Mozambique

Sika has entered into an agreement to acquire Mozambique-based specialised mortar and tile adhesives producer...

Sika to buy tile adhesives producer Duro-Moza in Mozambique

Toray Industries to expand low-melt polyester staple fibre production in South Korea

Toray Industries has announced its plans to expand production of low-melt polyester staple fibre in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South...

Toray Industries to expand low-melt polyester staple fibre production in South Korea

BASF terminates partnership with Cargill and Novozymes in bio-based acrylic-acid project

BASF has terminated its partnership with Novozymes and Cargill, which was formed to develop a bio-based process to produce acrylic-acid from renewable raw...

BASF terminates partnership with Cargill and Novozymes in bio-based acrylic-acid project

University chemists discover method to create multi-substituted Benzene derivatives

Chemists at the Nagoya University in Japan and the JST-ERATO project have discovered a new method for the programmed synthesis of benzene derivatives with five or six functional...

University chemists discover method to create multi-substituted Benzene derivatives

Methanex commences production operations at methanol plant in Louisiana, US

Canadian methanol supplier Methanex has commenced production operations at its methanol plant in Geismar, Louisiana,...

Methanex commences production operations at methanol plant in Louisiana, US

Rogers completes $157m acquisition of engineered silicones producer Arlon

American specialty materials company Rogers has completed the acquisition of Arlon from Handy & Harman for...

Rogers completes $157m acquisition of engineered silicones producer Arlon

Solvay to build hydrogen peroxide grade production plant in Netherlands

Solvay is planning to expand hydrogen peroxide grade production capabilities in the Netherlands with a new manufacturing and filling facility. ...

Solvay to build hydrogen peroxide grade production plant in Netherlands

Hardide Coatings to open new manufacturing plant in Virginia, US

Hardide Coatings is set to open a manufacturing plant in Virginia, US, with an investment of around $7m....

Hardide Coatings to open new manufacturing plant in Virginia, US

Matheson Tri-Gas to build air separation unit in Louisiana, US

Matheson Tri-Gas has announced it will expand its industrial gases facility with a new air separation unit (ASU) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, US, to serve Sasol's ethane...

Matheson Tri-Gas to build air separation unit in Louisiana, US

BASF to increase butanediol production at Geismar complex in US

BASF is planning to increase 1,4-butanediol (BDO) chemical intermediate production at its Geismar manufacturing facility in Louisiana,...

BASF to increase butanediol production at Geismar complex in US

Stepan sells specialty polyurethane business to J6 Polymers

US-based Stepan has completed the sale of its specialty polyurethane systems business to J6...

Stepan sells specialty polyurethane business to J6 Polymers

Linde starts upgrade work on air separation units in US

Linde North America has commenced upgrade work on two of its air separation units (ASU) in the US, following long-term contract renewals with two major tonnage...

Linde starts upgrade work on air separation units in US

Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens to develop bio-aromatics production technology

Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Axens have partnered to develop a new technology for low-cost production of aromatics from renewable non-food...

Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens to develop bio-aromatics production technology

Asahi Kasei Chemicals to build diphenyl carbonate production plant in Japan

Japan-based Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) is planning to build a new validation plant at the Mizushima manufacturing complex at Kurashiki, for its newly developed diphenyl carbonate (DPC)...

Asahi Kasei Chemicals to build diphenyl carbonate production plant in Japan

European chemicals output up 0.7% for first ten months of 2014, says Cefic

Chemicals output in Europe increased 0.7% for the first ten months of 2014, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest report from the European Chemical Industry...

European chemicals output up 0.7% for first ten months of 2014, says Cefic

Casale acquires Borealis’ process technologies for fertiliser production

Switzerland-based Casale has acquired Borealis' process technologies for the production of downstream fertiliser...

Casale acquires Borealis’ process technologies for fertiliser production

Ube Industries raises stake in lithium-ion battery maker Advanced Electrolyte Technologies

Japanese chemical firm Ube Industries has increased its stake in Advanced Electrolyte Technologies to...

Ube Industries raises stake in lithium-ion battery maker Advanced Electrolyte Technologies

US researchers develop new chemical detector device

Researchers at the University of Delaware, US, have designed a new device that can identify and quantify chemical compounds in complex mixtures such as fuels, oils, chemicals, pharmaceuticals...

US researchers develop new chemical detector device

Nigeria to stop imports of petrochemical products by 2018

The Nigerian Government is set to stop importing petrochemical products by...

Nigeria to stop imports of petrochemical products by 2018

Shell and Qatar Petroleum shelve $6.4bn petrochemical joint venture in Qatar

Oil and gas giant Shell and Qatar Petroleum have shelved plans to proceed with their Al-Karaana Petrochemicals complex joint venture (JV) in Ras Laffan Industrial City,...

Shell and Qatar Petroleum shelve $6.4bn petrochemical joint venture in Qatar