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Celanese to reduce acetate tow capacity by 50% at Belgium chemical plant
24 April, 2015
US-based specialty chemicals group Celanese has proposed a reduction of acetate tow production capacity by 50% to employee representatives at its plant in Lanaken, Belgium....
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A. Schulman adds masterbatch production line at Belgium facility
Friday, April 24, 2015 A. Schulman has added a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production line at its masterbatch facility in Bornem,...

PTT Global Chemical and Marubeni contemplate to build ethane cracker complex in Ohio, US
Friday, April 24, 2015 PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) and Japan-based Marubeni are considering Belmont County in Ohio, US, as the possible location to build an ethane cracker complex....

Showa Denko increases supply of high-purity hydrogen fluoride
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Japanese chemical engineering firm Showa Denko (SDK) has started strengthening its system to supply high-purity hydrogen fluoride (HF), which is mainly used as a cleaning gas in the process...

Jacobs buys majority stake in Suzhou Han’s Chemical Engineering in China
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Jacobs Projects (Shanghai) has purchased a majority stake in China-based Suzhou Han’s Chemical Engineering (SHCE)....

Lubrizol to expand manufacturing facility in Ohio, US
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Lubrizol has started construction for expanding its manufacturing facility in Painesville Township, Ohio, US, with an investment of $100m....

FMC acquires Cheminova for $1.8bn
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 US-based FMC has completed the acquisition of Cheminova, a wholly owned subsidiary of Auriga Industries for $1.8bn, including debt....

Sipchem begins initial operations of polymer plant in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) has started initial operations at its SAR600m ($160m) polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia....

Australia's Altech Chemicals begins permitting process for Malaysian alumina processing plant
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Australia-based Altech Chemicals has started the permitting process for its high-purity alumina (HPA) processing plant in the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park, Malaysia....

BASF and Grolman to market Baxxodur curing agents for epoxy resin systems in Europe
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 BASF and Gustav Grolman have agreed on a partnership in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur brand in Europe....

PMC Organometallix to expand catalyst production in Kentucky, US
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 PMC Organometallix has unveiled plans to strengthen its catalyst production capabilities in the US with expansion at its manufacturing plant in Carrollton, Kentucky....

Metso to provide control valves for Turkmengas petrochemical complex in Turkmenistan
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Turkmenistan's national oil and gas company Turkmengas has awarded a contract to Metso to provide control valves for its petrochemical plant project in the country....

Saudi Aramco selects Air Products to supply industrial gases for Jazan refinery in Saudi Arabia
Monday, April 20, 2015 Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to Air Products to supply 75,000t of industrial gases a day for its refinery in Jazan, Saudi Arabia....

University of York develops new metrics toolkit to evaluate green chemistry
Monday, April 20, 2015 Researchers at the UK's University of York have developed a new 'metrics toolkit' as part of the CHEM21 project to measure and evaluate how eco-friendly a chemical reaction is....

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies unveils EPDM rubber compound
Monday, April 20, 2015 Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has unveiled a new ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound....

Celanese and Mitsui plan to build methanol production plant in Texas
Friday, April 17, 2015 Celanese has signed a deal with Japan-based Mitsui to explore the feasibility of setting up a methanol production plant in Bishop, Texas, US....

University of Tokyo researchers create synthetic technology to produce fine chemicals
Friday, April 17, 2015 A research group at the University of Tokyo has developed active immobilised catalysts to synthesise pharmaceutical and fine chemicals....

Solvay acquires alkoxylation facility in Netherlands
Friday, April 17, 2015 Belgian-based Solvay has completed the acquisition of ERCA Emery Surfactant, a jointly owned alkoxylation facility of Emery Oleochemicals and ERCA Group....

BASF commissions construction chemicals facility in India
Thursday, April 16, 2015 BASF has started production at its construction chemicals facility at Nellore in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India....

Lancaster University chemists achieve breakthrough to study formation of crystals
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Chemists at Lancaster University in the UK have achieved a breakthrough in understanding the way crystals develop, which could support efficient development of chemical products....

CRI and MHPSE partner to provide power-to-methanol solutions
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE) have entered a strategic alliance to deliver power-to-methanol solutions to increase operation efficiency...


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