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Surya Esa Perkasa commences construction of $830m ammonia complex in Indonesia
04 August, 2015
Indonesia-based Surya Esa Perkasa has started work on its $830m ammonia complex in Banggai, central...
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Sadara Chemical to supply MDI to Juffali’s chemical plant in Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Sadara Chemical has secured a contract with E A Juffali & Brothers to supply methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) to the latter's chemical production facility in Saudi...

Avenue Capital buys Dow’s AgroFresh chemical business
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Avenue Capital's public investment vehicle Boulevard Acquisition has completed the acquisition of Dow's AgroFresh specialty chemical business for over...

ICIG acquires chlorvinyls assets of Inovyn
Monday, August 03, 2015 International Chemical Investors (ICIG) has acquired certain chlorvinyls assets of Inovyn, the PVC joint-venture (JV) between Ineos and...

CF Industries gains full control of fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow UK
Monday, August 03, 2015 CF Industries has completed its acquisition of Yara International's 50% interest in GrowHow UK for...

MIT researchers find new method to design catalysts
Monday, August 03, 2015 Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions have achieved a breakthrough in the understanding of the interlink between catalysis and wetting processes,...

FMC to set up research facility in Denmark
Friday, July 31, 2015 US chemical company FMC has announced plans to establish a regional headquarters and research facility in Hørsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen,...

Rayonier to invest $25m to realign asset base
Friday, July 31, 2015 Rayonier Advanced Materials is set to reconfigure its asset base with an investment of...

Quaker Chemical buys Spain-based Verkol for $40m
Friday, July 31, 2015 Quaker Chemical has acquired Spain-based specialty grease and lubricants manufacturer Verkol for...

HB Fuller breaks ground on adhesive manufacturing plant in Indonesia
Thursday, July 30, 2015 HB Fuller has begun construction on a new adhesive manufacturing facility in Surabaya,...

Yara plans to increase urea granulation capacity in Netherlands
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Yara International has unveiled plans to increase granulation capacity at its manufacturing facility in Sluiskil, the Netherlands, with an investment of...

South Korea's Hu-Chems to build $1bn chemical plant in Malaysia
Thursday, July 30, 2015 South Korea-based Hu-Chems Fine Chemicals has broken ground on a new $1bn chemical plant in Sarawak,...

Armenia looks to resume operations at Nairit chemical plant
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 The Armenian Government is looking to resume operations at a debt-ridden Nairit chemical plant in Yerevan, rejecting calls from the world bank for the uni to declare...

Plaxica and Invista to commercialise bio-derived lactic acid technology
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Chemical technologies company Plaxica has partnered with Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) to develop and accelerate commercialisation of its bio-derived lactic acid...

France receives EC approval to support Kem One’s restructuring
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 The European Commission (EC) has approved the French Government's plan to grant €125m to Kem One, to finance its restructuring...

Kuwait Petroleum looks to buy 40% stake in ONGC Petro additions
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Kuwait Petroleum's (KPC) subsidiary Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) is in advanced talks to acquire up to a 40% stake in India-based ONGC Petro additions...

Solvay starts up fluoroelastomers production plant in China
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Solvay has commenced production of fluoroelastomers (FKM) at its new manufacturing plant in Changshu, Jiangsu province,...

Yara and BASF break ground on $600m ammonia complex in US
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Yara International and BASF have started work on a $600m ammonia complex in Freeport, Texas,...

Bostik opens hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives plant in India
Monday, July 27, 2015 Arkema's subsidiary Bostik has opened a new hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) production facility in Bangalore,...

Mitsubishi selected to build ammonia and urea fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan
Monday, July 27, 2015 Uzkimyosanoat's chemical company Navoiyazat has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi (MC), to build a large-scale ammonia and urea fertiliser plant in Navoiy,...

Invista to license PTA production technology to Jiaxing Petrochemical in China
Monday, July 27, 2015 Jiaxing Petrochemical has selected Invista’s P8 process technology for its second purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production line in Zhejiang Province,...


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