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AkzoNobel and Atul to establish monochloro acetic acid JV in India
29 April, 2016
Dutch firm AkzoNobel and India-based Atul, a Lalbhai Group company, have signed an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture (JV) for production of monochloro acetic acid (MCA), a...
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Umicore to invest €160m to expand capacity of NMC cathode materials Wednesday, April 27, 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 Monday, April 25, 2016 US-based W.R Grace has entered an agreement to acquire the polyolefin catalysts business of German chemical group BASF for an undisclosed...

Valtris completes acquisition of Akcros Chemicals Friday, April 22, 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 Wednesday, April 20, 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 Monday, April 18, 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 Friday, April 15, 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 Wednesday, April 13, 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 Monday, April 11, 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 Friday, April 08, 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 Wednesday, April 06, 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 Monday, April 04, 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....

BASF opens new Ucrete manufacturing facility in Malaysia Friday, April 01, 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...

LABIX starts linear Alkylbenzene production in Thailand Friday, April 01, 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...

CF Industries starts up new UAN plant at Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex, US Friday, April 01, 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,...

Metabolix partners with CJ CheilJedang to commercially produce specialty PHA Thursday, March 31, 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...

Teijin to expand Technora para-aramid fibre capacity in Matsuyama, Japan Thursday, March 31, 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...

Best Crop Science acquires Indian agrochemicals manufacturing facility from Chemtura Chemicals Thursday, March 31, 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...

Chevron Phillips Chemical to expand PAO capacity at Cedar Bayou Plant in US Wednesday, March 30, 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...

Arsenal invests in Elite Foam and agrees to buy HSM's foam production assets Wednesday, March 30, 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...

Kemira to expand sodium chlorate production capacity in Joutseno, Finland Wednesday, March 30, 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...


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