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Methanol Holdings Trinidad and G2X Energy to build $1.3bn methanol complex in US
22 December, 2014
Methanol Holdings Trinidad (MHTL) is planning to partner with G2X Energy to build a methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) methanol production facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana,...
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Chevron Phillips Chemical to construct polyethylene pilot plant in Oklahoma, US
Monday, December 22, 2014 Chevron Phillips Chemical is planning to construct a polyethylene pilot plant at its R&D facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma,...

Toray to expand polypropylene spunbond capacities at Tangerang plant, Indonesia
Friday, December 19, 2014 Toray Advanced Materials Korea is planning to expand production of polypropylene (PP) spunbond at its facility in Tangerang,...

Eastman Chemical to expand Texanol ester alcohol production at Texas plant
Friday, December 19, 2014 Eastman Chemical is planning to expand production of Texanol ester alcohol at its manufacturing facility in Longview, Texas,...

Orica to build three ammonia flaring systems at New South Wales chemical plant
Friday, December 19, 2014 Orica has received approval from the New South Wales Government to proceed with its planned construction of three ammonia flaring systems at its facility in Kooragang...

US researchers find new way to combine complex molecules to produce materials
Thursday, December 18, 2014 Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a new way to combine complex organic molecules to make various...

Israel Chemicals and Yunnan Yuntianhua to create phosphate JV in China
Thursday, December 18, 2014 Israel Chemicals (ICL) has partnered with Chinese government-owned Yunnan Yuntianhua to create a 50:50 joint venture (JV) for phosphate operations in...

SIBUR commences propylene production using UOP technology at Russian plant
Thursday, December 18, 2014 SIBUR has commenced production of propylene at its Tobolsk-Polymer complex in Tymen, Russia, using Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex process...

Technip to buy Air Liquide’s Zimmer polymer technology business in Germany
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Technip has signed a deal to acquire Air Liquide's Zimmer polymer technology business in Frankfurt,...

IFFCO and La Coop fédérée put Canadian fertiliser plant on hold
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) and Canada-based La Coop fédérée have put the proposed nitrogen fertiliser complex in Bécancour, Québec, on hold due to increasing...

Dangote to invest $2bn in Nigerian petrochemical and fertiliser complex
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 African conglomerate Dangote is reportedly planning to spend $2bn at its petrochemical and fertiliser complex in Lagos,...

Johnson Matthey to sell gold and silver refining business to Asahi
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 UK-based speciality chemical company Johnson Matthey has announced a plan to divest its gold and silver refining business to Japanese firm Asahi Holdings (Asahi) for £118m in cash amid...

BASF to build electronics-grade sulphuric acid plant in China
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 BASF has announced plans to build an electronics-grade sulphuric acid (H2SO4EG) facility at Zhapu in Zhejiang Province, China, in partnership with Jiahua Energy Chemical, a wholly owned...

Mitsui Chemicals and Sinopec commission rubber plant in China
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals and Sinopec have started operations at their joint venture (JV), Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui Elastomers, in Shanghai,...

Chevron Phillips Chemical completes ethylene plant expansion in Texas
Monday, December 15, 2014 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has completed the expansion of its ethylene plant at its Sweeny complex in Old Ocean, Texas, US....

Umicore to build automotive catalyst plant in Thailand
Monday, December 15, 2014 Belgium-based Umicore has announced plans to build an emission control catalysts plant in Hemaraj, Thailand....

Eastman Chemical buys Commonwealth Laminating & Coating in US
Monday, December 15, 2014 Eastman Chemical has concluded the acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating....

US courts approve reorganisation of RPM’s subsidiary Bondex International
Friday, December 12, 2014 The US Bankruptcy Court and the District Court in Delaware have approved the planned reorganisation of RPM's subsidiary Specialty Products Holding...

US chemical output estimated to grow 4% per annum until 2020, ACC report
Friday, December 12, 2014 US chemical output is estimated to increase approximately 4% a year until 2020, according to the latest data from the American Chemistry Council...

BASF to construct chemical catalysts production plant in China
Friday, December 12, 2014 BASF will construct a chemical catalysts production facility at its complex in Caojing, Shanghai,...

BASF breaks ground on $50m Innovation Campus in Mumbai, India
Thursday, December 11, 2014 German chemical company BASF has broken ground on its €50m Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai,...


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