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Borealis gains full control of Specialty Polymers Antwerp
02 September, 2014
Polyolefins producer Borealis has become the sole owner of the Specialty Polymers Antwerp joint venture (JV) with the acquisition of DuPont's 67%...
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D&L Industries to acquire remaining stake in Chemrez Technologies
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Philippines-based D&L Industries has made a proposal to acquire the remaining 65.3% stake it does not own in Chemrez Technologies for PHP5.1bn...

PTT to build $20bn refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Thai oil and gas company PTT has unveiled plans to construct a refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam....

AkzoNobel to restructure performance coatings business unit
Monday, September 01, 2014 Speciality chemicals producer AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to restructure its Performance Coatings Business...

Albemarle and ICL partner to set up polymeric flame retardant joint venture
Monday, September 01, 2014 Albemarle and Israel Chemicals (ICL) have partnered to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce polymeric flame retardants in the Netherlands and...

PTT Global Chemical increases stake in French chemical firm Vencorex
Monday, September 01, 2014 PTTGC Netherlands, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thailand's chemical producer PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), has acquired Perstorp's 34% stake in French chemical maker Vencorex for an undisclosed...

Linde installs three coldboxes for air separation unit at Texas complex
Friday, August 29, 2014 German technology firm Linde has installed three coldboxes for air separation unit (ASU) at its La Porte complex in Texas,...

BASF inaugurates construction chemicals plant in Kenya
Friday, August 29, 2014 BASF has inaugurated a concrete admixtures production facility in Nairobi, Kenya, the company’s first construction chemicals plant in Eastern...

Dow Chemical considers offloading two speciality chemicals units
Friday, August 29, 2014 Dow Chemical is reportedly looking to offload two of its speciality chemicals subsidiaries in line with its strategy to divest non-core assets by 2015 and increase returns to...

Reliance Industries to turnaround Hazira cracker unit in India to boost productivity
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL) has unveiled plans to temporarily cease operations at its Hazira cracker complex near Surat in...

Agrium buys majority stake in biochemical products maker Agricen
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Agrium's subsidiary Loveland Products has acquired a majority stake in US-based Agricen, a biochemical-based products maker, for an undisclosed...

Worldwide demand for propylene to rise to 130 million tonnes by 2023, says IHS
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Demand for propylene is estimated to grow to 130 million tonnes worldwide by 2023, rising from the current 90 million tonnes, according to the latest data from the IHS Chemical North...

Appalachian Resins signs LoI to lease land for $1bn ethane cracker in Ohio, US
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Appalachian Resins has unveiled plans to lease land in Salem Township, Ohio for its proposed $1bn ethylene/polyethylene production...

Shenhua Ningxia Coal selects CB&I technology for Chinese petrochemicals complex
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) has secured a contract from Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry for its grassroots petrochemicals complex in Ningxia,...

Cyanco Holding increases sodium cyanide production at Winnemucca plant in US
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Cyanco Holding has ramped up its sodium cyanide solution production capabilities at its Winnemucca plant in Nevada,...

US researchers find a way to speed up chemical reactions using catalytic gold nanoclusters
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Catalytic gold nanoparticles could help speed up chemical reactions, which play a key role in mitigating environmental pollutants and producing specialty chemicals, according to researchers at...

LyondellBasell to build new chemical facility in US
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Texas-headquartered LyondellBasell has unveiled plans to construct a facility on the US Gulf Coast to produce propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol and its...

Umicore acquires CP Chemicals assets in US
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Belgian materials technology firm Umicore has acquired CP Chemicals, a chemical producer for the catalyst and petrochemical refining industries, for an undisclosed...

Reliance Industries to import ethane from US for cracker plants
Friday, August 22, 2014 Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has unveiled plans to import 1.5 million tonnes per year of ethane from the US for use as a feedstock for its cracker plants, replacing...

Gemini HDPE selects KBR for EPC services on Texas project
Friday, August 22, 2014 Gemini HDPE, a joint venture between INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (Ineos) and Sasol, has selected KBR to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for a...

CB&I to provide technology for PKN Orlen’s on-purpose propylene plant in Poland
Friday, August 22, 2014 CB&I has secured a contract from Polski Koncern Naftowy (PKN) Orlen to provide services for an on-purpose propylene production unit at the latter's refining and petrochemical operations in...


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