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BASF to boost polyvinylpyrrolidone production
23 January, 2015
German chemical company BASF is planning to invest around €56m to expand its polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) production over the next four years....
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Hardide Coatings to open new manufacturing plant in Virginia, US
Friday, January 23, 2015 Hardide Coatings is set to open a manufacturing plant in Virginia, US, with an investment of around $7m....

Solvay to build hydrogen peroxide grade production plant in Netherlands
Friday, January 23, 2015 Solvay is planning to expand hydrogen peroxide grade production capabilities in the Netherlands with a new manufacturing and filling facility. ...

Matheson Tri-Gas to build air separation unit in Louisiana, US
Thursday, January 22, 2015 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...

Ube Industries to begin construction of new R&D centre in Osaka
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Japanese chemical company Ube Industries will begin construction of a new research and development (R&D) facility within the Sakai Factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture,...

BASF to increase butanediol production at Geismar complex in US
Thursday, January 22, 2015 BASF is planning to increase 1,4-butanediol (BDO) chemical intermediate production at its Geismar manufacturing facility in Louisiana,...

Linde starts upgrade work on air separation units in US
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 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...

Stepan sells specialty polyurethane business to J6 Polymers
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 US-based Stepan has completed the sale of its specialty polyurethane systems business to J6...

Blast kills one and injures 11 at chemical factory in Gujarat, India
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 One person died and 11 others were injured following an explosion caused by a short-circuit at Survival Technologies' chemical factory in Ankleshwar, Gujarat,...

Asahi Kasei Chemicals to build diphenyl carbonate production plant in Japan
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 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)...

European chemicals output up 0.7% for first ten months of 2014, says Cefic
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 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...

Anellotech, IFPEN and Axens to develop bio-aromatics production technology
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Axens have partnered to develop a new technology for low-cost production of aromatics from renewable non-food...

Braskem expands polyethylene production at Bahia plant in Brazil
Monday, January 19, 2015 Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem has completed its BRL50m ($19m) Bahia facility expansion to increase its linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) production...

Casale acquires Borealis’ process technologies for fertiliser production
Monday, January 19, 2015 Switzerland-based Casale has acquired Borealis' process technologies for the production of downstream fertiliser...

Ube Industries raises stake in lithium-ion battery maker Advanced Electrolyte Technologies
Monday, January 19, 2015 Japanese chemical firm Ube Industries has increased its stake in Advanced Electrolyte Technologies to...

Nigeria to stop imports of petrochemical products by 2018
Friday, January 16, 2015 The Nigerian Government is set to stop importing petrochemical products by...

US researchers develop new chemical detector device
Friday, January 16, 2015 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...

NCSU researchers develop catalytic compound to produce hydrogen and syngas feedstock
Friday, January 16, 2015 Researchers from the North Carolina State University (NCSU), US, have developed a new catalytic compound that uses solar power to convert methane and water into hydrogen and...

Shell and Qatar Petroleum shelve $6.4bn petrochemical joint venture in Qatar
Thursday, January 15, 2015 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,...

Shenhua Ningxia Coal selects Amec Foster Wheeler for coal-chemical project in China
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Shenhua Ningxia Coal has selected Amec Foster Wheeler to support its coal-chemical by-product deep processing complex utilisation project in Ningxia Hui,...

Lihuayi to use Badger technology at new bisphenol-A plant in China
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Lihuayi Weiyuan Chemical (Lihuayi) has selected Badger Licensing to provide its proprietary technology for a 120,000t per year grassroots bisphenol-A (BPA) plant, which is under construction...


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