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Essar in talks for $2bn petrochemicals JV with BASF
28 July, 2014
Indian multinational conglomerate Essar is reportedly in talks with German firm BASF to establish a $2bn petrochemicals joint-venture...
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Stepan plans to build chemical plant in Louisiana, US
Monday, July 28, 2014 Speciality chemicals producer Stepan has unveiled a plan to build a plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, US, with an investment of around...

BASF to expand Shanghai R&D centre
Monday, July 28, 2014 BASF is set to expand its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific centre in Shanghai, China, with an investment of...

BASF opens automotive coatings facility in Shanghai
Friday, July 25, 2014 BASF Shanghai Coatings has strengthened its presence in China with a new automotive coatings facility at the Shanghai Chemical Industry...

CB&I to provide polymer technologies for Versalis’ North American plants
Friday, July 25, 2014 Versalis has signed an agreement with CB&I to provide engineering services for its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethyl vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) facilities in North America....

CEPSA Chemical Shanghai selects Badger for cumene plant in China
Friday, July 25, 2014 CEPSA Chemical Shanghai, a subsidiary of CEPSA Quimica, has awarded a contract to Badger Licensing to provide technology services for its new grassroots cumene plant in Shanghai,...

Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment considers Texas for $4.5bn methanol plant
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment has unveiled plans to build a $4.5bn methanol plant and deep-port export facility at Shoal Point in Texas,...

Sadara Chemical extends Rolta’s engineering system contract for Jubail chemical complex
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Sadara Chemical, a joint-venture (JV) between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has extended a contract with Rolta for installation of an engineering information system at its chemical complex...

US chemicals output up 1.3% in June, says ACC
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Chemical production in the US increased 1.3% in June, compared with the same month last year, according to the American Chemistry Council...

Evonik to construct silica plant in Brazil
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 German speciality chemical firm Evonik Industries has unveiled plans to set up a precipitated silicas plant in Americana, São Paulo,...

European chemicals output dropped after eight consecutive months growth, says Cefic
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Chemicals output in Europe dropped in May 2014 after eight consecutive months of growth, according to the latest data from the European Chemical Industry Council...

Tesoro plans to produce petrochemical feedstock in US
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tesoro plans to invest $400m in new facilities to produce petrochemical feedstock from its US West Coast refining...

Evonik Industries and AkzoNobel in talks to build membrane electrolysis facility in Germany
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Evonik Industries and AkzoNobel are under negotiation to form a joint-venture (JV) for building a membrane electrolysis facility in Germany, to produce potassium hydroxide solution and...

Air Liquide to supply oxygen to Natgasoline’s Texas methanol plant
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Natgasoline, a wholly owned subsidiary of OCI, has selected Air Liquide to supply oxygen for its new methanol plant in Beaumont,...

CB&I and Clariant to begin production at US polypropylene catalyst plant in 2015
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 CB&I and Clariant have announced that the Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene catalyst plant in Kentucky, US, is on track to commence operations in...

Yuhuang Chemical to build $1.85bn methanol plant in Louisiana, US
Monday, July 21, 2014 Yuhuang Chemical, a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical, has unveiled plans to build a $1.85bn methanol manufacturing facility in St James Parish, Louisiana,...

BASF opens mobile emissions catalysts plant in Poland
Monday, July 21, 2014 BASF has opened a new mobile emissions catalysts production plant in Sroda Slaska, near Wroclaw,...

Maire Tecnimont to construct $1.6bn fertiliser complex in US
Monday, July 21, 2014 Maire Tecnimont (MET) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pakistan-based Fatima Group Principals and Midwest Fertilizer to build a nitrogen fertiliser complex in Posey...

Evonik Industries to build polymer dispersants facility in Germany
Friday, July 18, 2014 Evonik Industries has unveiled plans to build a polymer dispersants facility at Goldschmidtstrasse in Essen,...

Ineos secures loan guarantee for ethane tank project at Grangemouth refinery
Friday, July 18, 2014 Ineos Olefins & Polymers UK has received €285m infrastructure loan guarantee from the UK Government to construct an ethane storage tank at its refinery in Grangemouth,...

Edeniq and Global Bio-chem partner to produce chemicals from corn stover
Friday, July 18, 2014 Cellulosic sugar producer Edeniq and Global Bio-chem Technology Group have partnered to develop processes for conversion of corn stover to industrial sugars, which will be used in the production...


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