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Wacker Chemie commissions polyvinyl acetate solid resins production plant in China
01 April, 2015
Wacker Chemie has commissioned a food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins production plant in Nanjing of Jiangsu province, China....
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Saudi Butanol prepares to begin trial operations at butanol plant
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Saudi Butanol (SaBuCo) is preparing to start trial operations at butanol plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, in the third quarter of this year....

Scientists develop new catalyst for nitrogen bond dissociation in ammonia
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Scientists from Japan, the UK and US at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new catalyst, said to facilitate dissociation of nitrogen bond in ammonia production....

Kazakhstan Potash signs EPC contract with CITICC for Zhilyanskoye potash project
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Kazakhstan Potash (KPC) has signed the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with China’s CITIC Construction (CITICC) for the Zhilyanskoye Potash Project in...

Sipchem to commission polymer and polyethylene plants in Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Saudi International Petrochemical (Sipchem) is preparing to commission ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia....

Dow Chemical signs $5bn deal to separate and merge chlorine assets with Olin
Monday, March 30, 2015 Dow Chemical has agreed to separate and merge its chlor-alkali and downstream derivatives businesses with Olin in a $5bn deal....

Sasol begins work on $8.1bn ethane cracker complex in US
Monday, March 30, 2015 Sasol has started construction work on its $8.1bn ethane cracker and derivatives complex in Westlake, Louisiana, US....

Solvay to expand hydrogen peroxide production at US plant
Friday, March 27, 2015 Solvay has unveiled plans to expand its hydrogen peroxide production capacity in the US to meet increasing demand from pulp and paper producers and other industrial markets in the North...

Evonik considers bid to buy speciality chemical firm Clariant
Friday, March 27, 2015 Evonik Industries is reportedly looking to make a bid to acquire Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant in a deal that would create an entity worth more than €20bn....

Nuberg wins $35m EPC contract from ADDAR for Saudi Arabia chemical plant
Friday, March 27, 2015 India-based Nuberg Engineering has received a $35m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from ADDAR, for its Greenfield Sulfolane and speciality chemical plant in Saudi Arabia....

Mitsubishi Chemical develops bio-based polycarbonatediol product
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Japan-based Mitsubishi Chemical has developed the world's first bio-based polycarbonatediol, a type of high-performance polyols....

BASF and Heidelberg University extend catalysis research partnership
Thursday, March 26, 2015 BASF has extended its partnership with Heidelberg University for their joint catalysis laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, until October 2017....

Eastman Chemical to cease operations at acetate tow plant in UK
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Eastman Chemical has finalised plans to end operations at its acetate tow manufacturing facility in Workington, UK, in April this year....

LyondellBasell to expand TEG production at Pasadena plant
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Chemical firm LyondellBasell has announced plans to expand tri-ethylene glycol (TEG) production capacity at its existing ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol plant in Pasadena, Texas, US....

University of Texas scientists develop yeast for bio-chemicals production
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new yeast strain, which could help produce bio-chemicals and bio-fuels....

Linde commissions air separation unit in Texas, US
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Linde North America has commissioned air separation unit (ASU) and associated facilities in La Porte, Texas, US....

Israel Chemicals plans to build potassium nitrate production plant
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Israel Chemicals (ICL) is considering constructing a potassium nitrate production plant to meet increasing demand for soluble specialty fertilisers and food-grade phosphoric acid....

Amec Foster Wheeler to provide technical services for Orpic refineries and chemical plants
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has awarded a contract to UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler to provide technical services at its Mina Al Fahal Refinery and Sohar Refinery,...

Fluor secures engineering contract from TianREC for polysilicon plant in China
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 China-based Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tian Hong REC Silicon Materials (TianREC) has awarded a contract to US-based engineering and construction firm Fluor to provide detailed design services...

Toyota East Africa to begin work on fertiliser complex in Kenya
Monday, March 23, 2015 Toyota East Africa is preparing to start work on a fertiliser complex in Kenya as part of its recently secured $1.2bn contract....

Mitsui Chemicals and SKC finalise plans for polyurethane joint venture in South Korea
Monday, March 23, 2015 Mitsui Chemicals and South Korean firm SKC have finalised their plans to form a 50:50 joint venture company (JVC)....


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