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BASF begins MDI production in Chongqing, China
28 August, 2015
BASF has started production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its site in Chongqing,...
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Asahi Kasei completes Polypore International acquisition
Friday, August 28, 2015 Japan's diversified chemicals manufacturer Asahi Kasei has completed its previously announced acquisition of Polypore...

Lanxess inaugurates €200m rubber plant in Singapore
Friday, August 28, 2015 Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has inaugurated its new €200m neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR) plant in...

Nuberg to set up $150m chemical complex for Al Ghaith Industries in Abu Dhabi
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Nuberg Engineering has secured an EPC contract worth Rs10bn ($152m) with Al Ghaith Industries to develop a chemical complex in Abu...

Sumitomo Chemical to set up research and development centre in Brazil
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Sumitomo Chemical will set up a new centre in Brazil to carry out efficacy trials, research and development, and analysis of crop protection and other associated...

Messer opens specialty gases plant in China
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Industrial gases manufacturer Messer has invested €33m in a new plant in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, in the Jiangsu...

Royal DSM to remove 1,000 jobs
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Dutch life sciences and materials sciences firm Royal DSM plans to cut between 900 and 1,100 full-time...

Clariant launches new sugar-based sustainable surfactant subsystem
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Speciality chemicals company Clariant has introduced a new sugar-based surfactant named Hostafrac SF 13213, a chemical flowback aid for hydraulic...

Air Liquide to provide engineering services to Yuhuang Chemical’s $1.85bn methanol plant in US
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions has been awarded a contract for engineering works for Yuhuang Chemical's (YCI) new $1.85bn methanol manufacturing complex in St James Parish, Louisiana,...

African Potash signs fertiliser supply MoU with Zambian company
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 African Potash will supply 50,000Mt of fertiliser to an undisclosed company in Zambia, under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the two...

Gevo and Butamax settle patent dispute over bio-based isobutanol
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 US-based biofuels company Gevo has settled a four-year patent dispute with Butamax Advanced Biofuels over technologies for the production of bio-based...

Direct foreign investment in Iran's petrochemical industry will reap benefits, says report
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Direct foreign investment in Iran's petrochemical sector could result in large returns for investors prepared to take...

Daelim to supply petrochemical technology to Lubrizol
Monday, August 24, 2015 South Korean petrochemical company Daelim Industrial has signed an agreement to supply its polyisobutylenes (PIBs) production technology to the US-based chemical company...

One killed in explosion at Runxing Chemical’s plant in China
Monday, August 24, 2015 One person was killed and nine injured in an explosion at Runxing Chemical company's plant in eastern Shandong province of...

Axalta unveils new method to assess non-crosslinked components in cured coatings
Monday, August 24, 2015 Liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has developed a new method to assess the presence of non-crosslinked components in cured...

Iowa Fertilizer and Orascom face penalty for violating Clean Water Act
Friday, August 21, 2015 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has imposed a $80,689 civil penalty on Iowa Fertilizer Company and Orascom E&C USA for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act at a new fertiliser...

Neste Jacobs to provide services for Borouge’s polyethylene complex modification in Abu Dhabi
Friday, August 21, 2015 Neste Jacobs has secured a contract with Abu Dhabi-based plastics solutions provider Borouge to provide engineering and design services for its polyethylene complex modification project in...

Four new fires break out at chemical warehouse in Tianjin
Friday, August 21, 2015 Four new fires have broken out at the chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, where two deadly explosions killed at least 114 and injured more than 700 last...

Afton Chemical to expand additive manufacturing facility in Singapore
Thursday, August 20, 2015 NewMarket Corporation has approved its subsidiary Afton Chemical's plan to expand the chemical additive manufacturing facility on Jurong Island,...

Global Bioenergies develops method to produce bio-isobutene from xylose
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Global Bioenergies has achieved a breakthrough in its isobutene process to produce the petrochemical compound, using xylose as...

Sekisui Chemical selected Aconex’s cloud platform for CPVC project in Thailand
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Japan-based Sekisui Chemical has selected Aconex's cloud collaboration platform to manage project information and processes associated with its chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) project...


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