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Celanese stops production of MMA at Cangrejera facility in Mexico
29 July, 2016
Celanese has stopped production, storage and distribution of monomethylamine (MMA) at its facility in Cangrejera, Mexico....
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AkzoNobel acquires Egypt’s powder coatings venture Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Dutch chemicals producer AkzoNobel has acquired a 100% stake in Egypt's Akzo Nobel Powder...

Unitel to build M2H production system for South East Asian conglomerate Monday, July 25, 2016 US-based construction company Unitel Technologies has secured a contract from South East Asian conglomerate to providing technology and engineering solutions....

Sumitomo Chemical to build new production facility in Chiba Friday, July 22, 2016 Japan-based Sumitomo Chemical has planned to build a new manufacturing facility at Chiba Works in Ichihara City for producing polyethersulfone (PES), a high-performance engineering...

INEOS and MSM Poly to support Barex resin production Wednesday, July 20, 2016 INEOS Barex and INEOS Barex USA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for selling intellectual property (IP) and production support related to products to US-based MSM Poly....

WorleyParsons gains contract from chemical firm LyondellBasell Monday, July 18, 2016 South American engineering firm WorleyParsons has secured an integrated project management team (IPMT) contract from LyondellBasell, a global chemical and refining company....

Yokogawa Korea to deliver control systems for S-Oil's Onsan refinery complex Friday, July 15, 2016 Yokogawa Electric Korea has secured an order from S-Oil, a South Korean oil and gas subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to supply control systems for its new Onsan refinery complex that will be built...

Emery Oleochemicals expands operations in Ohio Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Emery Oleochemicals has expanded its technical development centre (TDC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the opening of a new application lab for its green polymer additives (GPA) business. ...

Ineos to increase EtAc production at manufacturing site in Hull, UK Monday, July 11, 2016 Belgium-based Ineos Oxide is expanding its Hull manufacturing facility in the UK to boost production of ethyl acetate (EtAc) by 100,000t a year....

Solvay and Suzano Papel e Celulose to build hydrogen peroxide plant in Brazil Friday, July 08, 2016 Solvay and affiliate Peroxidos do Brasil and have agreed to build an integrated hydrogen peroxide production plant at Suzano Papel e Celulose’s pulp mill site in Brazil....

GTM Holdings acquires Mexico's High Chem Specialties Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Latin American company GTM Holding has acquired a majority stake in Mexican chemical firm High Chem Specialties....

Grace buys BASF polyolefin catalysts business Monday, July 04, 2016 US-based WR Grace has completed the acquisition of German chemical company BASF's Polyolefin Catalysts business for an undisclosed amount....

Saudi Aramco and SABIC to conduct feasibility study for oil-to-chemicals complex Friday, July 01, 2016 Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) have entered a heads of agreement (HoA) to conduct a feasibility study to develop a crude oil-to-chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia....

Monsanto and Sumitomo Chemical to develop new PPO technologies Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Monsanto Company has signed a global agreement with Sumitomo Chemical Company to focus on developing next-generation weed control solutions....

JX Nippon unveils engineering design for polyisobutylene plant expansion in Japan Monday, June 27, 2016 JX Nippon Oil & Energy has launched front-end engineering design for polyisobutylene (PIB) plant expansion at the company's site in Japan....

Clariant opens new water-based pigment preparations production plant in Mexico Friday, June 24, 2016 Swiss chemicals group Clariant has opened its new production plant for water-based pigment preparations in Mexico....

Wison Engineering begins construction on EPC project in UAE Wednesday, June 22, 2016 China-based Wison Engineering has started construction on its first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project west of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

Albemarle to sell global surface treatment business to BASF for $3.2bn Monday, June 20, 2016 US-based Albemarle has signed an agreement to sell its Chemetall surface treatment business to Germany-based BASF for $3.2bn....

BASF Shanghai Coatings starts building Shanghai automotive coatings plant Friday, June 17, 2016 BASF Shanghai Coatings has started construction on an automotive coatings plant at its Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, China....

ETH Zurich and partners demonstrate process to make succinic acid from wood Wednesday, June 15, 2016 A research team led by Switzerland’s science and technology university ETH Zurich has demonstrated a new process that manufactures succinic acid from wood instead of oil....

Westlake Chemical to buy Axiall for $3.8bn Monday, June 13, 2016 US-based manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers, and building products Westlake Chemical has signed a definite agreement to buy Axiall for $3.8bn, including debt and other...


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