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Verdezyne and Bio-XCell Malaysia partner to build renewable chemicals plant
20 November, 2014
Biotechnology company Verdezyne has partnered with Bio-XCell Malaysia to build a renewable chemicals manufacturing plant in Nusajaya, Iskandar,...
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M&G Resins USA receives GHG permit for $1bn resin plant in Texas, US
Thursday, November 20, 2014 M&G Resins USA has received greenhouse gas (GHG) permits from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its planned $1bn chemical processing and utility support facility in Corpus...

Kemira inaugurates Nanjing pulp and paper chemicals manufacturing plant in China
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Kemira has inaugurated its pulp and paper chemicals manufacturing plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province,...

Petrovietnam increases stake in $4.6bn Long Son petrochemical complex
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 State-owned oil and gas firm Petrovietnam has increased its stake in the $4.6bn Long Son petrochemical complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, Vietnam, by acquiring a further 11% stake from...

Blackstone equity firm to buy Orica’s chemicals unit for $654m
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Orica has signed a deal to sell its chemicals business to American private equity firm Blackstone for AUS$750m...

Technip to support Westlake Chemical’s ethylene plant expansion in Louisiana, US
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Westlake Chemical has selected Technip to provide engineering and procurement services for a planned expansion of the recovery section at its Petro 1 ethylene plant in Louisiana,...

Researchers from Australia and India to produce bio-based renewable chemical
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Researchers from the Queensland University of Technlogy (QAT)'s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB) and the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, India, are working on...

BP to upgrade purified terephthalic acid plants in US and Belgium
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Oil and gas major BP is planning to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants in the US and Belgium with an investment of more than...

Ineos gains full control of styrenic plastics maker Styrolution
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Switzerland-based Ineos has completed the purchase of BASF's stake in Styrolution, a 50/50 joint-venture (JV) of Ineos and BASF, for...

Albemarle receives approvals to acquire Rockwood Holdings for $6.2bn
Monday, November 17, 2014 Speciality chemicals firm Albemarle has received all required approvals to proceed with its planned acquisition of rival Rockwood Holdings for...

Four killed by chemical leak at DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, US
Monday, November 17, 2014 Four workers at the DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas, have been killed, while one worker has been injured, following a chemical leak at the...

Dow Chemical to expand polyethylene and propylene production in Argentina
Monday, November 17, 2014 Dow Chemical is planning to improve the equipment and technologies of its polyethylene (PE) and plastics production units in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, starting from...

Golden Gate Capital to buy Dow’s Angus Chemical unit for $1.21bn
Friday, November 14, 2014 Dow Chemical has signed a deal to sell its Angus Chemical subsidiary to American private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for...

Mexichem considering to appeal USITC ruling on Chinese Tetrafluoroethane imports
Friday, November 14, 2014 Mexican chemical firm Mexichem is considering to appeal against the US International Trade Commission (USITC) decision which ruled out imposing duties or tariffs on refrigerant gases imported...

Chemtura planning restructure to reduce operational and manufacturing costs
Friday, November 14, 2014 US-based speciality chemicals firm Chemtura is planning to restructure its operations, as part of efforts to reduce manufacturing conversion costs, and selling, general and administrative...

ONGC considers reducing stakes in Indian petrochemical projects
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Indian energy major Oil & Natural Gas (ONGC) is reportedly planning to sell 25% stakes in two petrochemical...

Dow Chemical to reduce stakes in Middle East joint ventures
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Dow Chemical has announced it will reduce its stakes in the MEGlobal and Greater EQUATE joint ventures (JV) in...

Brazilian regulator rejects Braskem’s 70.59% stake acquisition of Solvay Indupa
Thursday, November 13, 2014 The General Superintendence of Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) has rejected petrochemical firm Braskem's planned acquisition of a 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa due to...

AkzoNobel joins collaboration to explore ways of using waste as chemical feedstock
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 AkzoNobel is working with a group of Dutch industry and semi-governmental partners to explore ways to use waste streams as a feedstock for chemical...

CB&I secures $40m Coffeyville Resources’ hydrogen plant contract in Kansas, US
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has selected CB&I to manage construction of a hydrogen plant at its refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas,...

BASF and Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology partner to produce L-alanine
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 BASF has signed a letter of intent with China-based Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology (AHB) to establish a joint venture (JV) for the production of...


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