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Sumitomo to buy 25% stake in Cepsa Química China
15 April, 2014
Japan-based trading firm Sumitomo has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Cepsa Química...
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Foster Wheeler to supply incinerator for Vietnam catalytic cracker
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group subsidiary has secured a contract from JGC Corporation (UK) to design and supply a carbon monoxide (CO) incinerator package for...

Air Products to establish hydrogen production facility in US
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Gas and chemicals supplier Air Products will establish a hydrogen production facility at Enterprise Products Operating’s site in Mont Belvieu,...

Technip to provide EPC services for new ethanol facility in Germany
Monday, April 14, 2014 Technip has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Cargill for a new ethanol production plant to be built in Barby,...

Wilmar to buy Huntsman’s European commodity surfactants business
Monday, April 14, 2014 Wilmar Europe has entered into an agreement to purchase Huntsman’s ethoxylation facility in Lavera, France, and has signed a multi-year deal to purchase sulphated surfactant products from...

Solvay to divest European PVC compound business
Monday, April 14, 2014 Belgian chemical firm Solvay has agreed to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic Europe, to US private investment firm OpenGate...

Clariant to increase polymerisation production in Morocco
Friday, April 11, 2014 Clariant has unveiled plans to increase production of polymerisation and blending chemicals for the mining industry in...

BASF and Sinopec open acrylic acid and SAP facilities in China
Friday, April 11, 2014 Germany-based BASF and Chinese state-owned oil and petrochemical major Sinopec have opened new acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) facilities at BASF-YPC petrochemical complex...

Indorama acquires 51% stake in SASA Polyester in Turkey
Friday, April 11, 2014 Indorama Netherlands (IBV), a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public (IVL), has acquired a 51% stake in SASA Polyester Sanayi from Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding in...

Ashland and Clariant to divest foundry chemicals JV to Rhône
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Speciality chemical firms Ashland and Clariant have signed a deal to sell their foundry chemicals joint venture (JV), ASK Chemicals, to investment funds affiliated with Rhône for...

Saipem secures €200m EPC contract to expand Italian Versalis facility
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Saipem has secured an onshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to expand synthetic rubber capacity at Versalis plant in Ferrara,...

Royal DSM in talks to buy Chinese firm Aland Nutraceutical
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Dutch life sciences and materials sciences company Royal DSM is in talks to buy Aland Nutraceutical, a Chinese vitamin C...

ChromaDex signs deal with Brazilian research lab to evaluate its product libraries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 US-based natural products company ChromaDex has signed a collaboration agreement with Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) to analyse its natural product...

NSW EPA takes action against Orica over alleged ammonia emission
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is taking legal action against Orica over an alleged ammonia gas leak on 11 March last year from its facility in Kooragang...

Quaker Chemical introduces app to monitor metalworking fluids
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Quaker Chemical has introduced CoolanTool, a new mobile app to monitor metalworking...

Lignol Energy and M Energy to resume operations at Darwin biodiesel plant
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Lignol Energy (LEC) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with M Energy to resume operations at its biodiesel facility in Darwin,...

Lubrizol begins construction of new CPVC facility in India
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Lubrizol has announced that it will build a new TempRite chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) compounding facility in Daheja,...

Flotek to expand use of complex nano-fluid chemistry
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Flotek Industries has agreed to acquire certain intellectual property, which will allow it to expand the use of its patented complex nano-fluid chemistry into drilling-fluids...

Total awards contracts for Antwerp refinery in Belgium
Monday, April 07, 2014 Total Olefins Antwerpen has awarded two contracts worth €190m to a subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont for the implementation of the Refinery Off-Gas (ROG) project at its Antwerp refinery in...

Anadarko Petroleum to pay $5.15bn to settle Tronox lawsuit
Monday, April 07, 2014 Anadarko Petroleum has agreed to pay $5.15bn to settle all claims against Kerr-McGee in the Tronox adversary proceeding, with the money being used for the environmental clean-up of thousands...

EDCC to stop supply agreement with Orica in 2015
Monday, April 07, 2014 El Dorado Chemical (EDCC), a subsidiary of LSB Industries, has announced that it will not renew the exclusive ammonium nitrate supply agreement with Orica International in...


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