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Celanese begins vinyl acetate ethylene production from Jurong Island, Singapore

US-based Celanese has started production from its new vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) unit at its facility on Jurong Island,...

Celanese begins vinyl acetate ethylene production from Jurong Island, Singapore

LyondellBasell to open HDPE facility in Texas manufacturing complex

LyondellBasell is to build a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) facility at its manufacturing complex in La Porte, Texas....

LyondellBasell to open HDPE facility in Texas manufacturing complex

BASF Shanghai Coatings starts building Shanghai automotive coatings plant

BASF Shanghai Coatings has started construction on an automotive coatings plant at its Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, China....

BASF Shanghai Coatings starts building Shanghai automotive coatings plant

Ferro completes acquisition of Pinturas Benicarló in Spain

US-based performance materials producer Ferro has completed the acquisition of Spain-based Pinturas...

Ferro completes acquisition of Pinturas Benicarló in Spain

Honeywell to spin off $1.3bn resins and chemicals business

US-based Honeywell has announced plans to spin-off its resins and chemicals business into a standalone company named...

Honeywell to spin off $1.3bn resins and chemicals business

Synthomer acquires Hexion PAC business in US for $226m

Synthomer has acquired the Hexion Performance Adhesives & Coatings (Hexion PAC) business of US-based Hexion in a transaction valued at...

Synthomer acquires Hexion PAC business in US for $226m

A Schulman expands plastics compounding capacity in Germany

US-based high-performance plastic compounds, composites, powders and resins provider A Schulman has expanded its compounding capacity by adding two new production lines at the Kerpen plant in...

A Schulman expands plastics compounding capacity in Germany

Sipchem acquires Ikarus’s shares in Acetyl Complex in Saudi Arabia

Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) has completed the acquisition of Ikarus Petroleum Industries Company's (Kuwaiti Company) equity interests in the Saudi Arabia-based...

Sipchem acquires Ikarus’s shares in Acetyl Complex in Saudi Arabia

Air Products completes ASU project for China’s Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical

Air Products has brought online its four air separation unit (ASU) trains built for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province,...

Air Products completes ASU project for China’s Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical

Anellotech begins construction for renewable chemical testing and development facility in Texas, US

Anellotech has begun construction of its development and testing facility (TCat-8) in Silsbee, Texas, US, for cost-competitive renewable chemicals from non-food...

Anellotech begins construction for renewable chemical testing and development facility in Texas, US

Idemitsu to increase production capacity for Xarec resin

Japan-based Idemitsu Kosan is all set to increase its production capacity for syndiotactic polystyrene resin (SPS)...

Idemitsu to increase production capacity for Xarec resin

Polyplastics to expand plastics compound plant in Kuantan, Malaysia

Japan-based Polyplastics has announced plans to expand its engineering plastics compound plant in Kuantan, Pahang,...

Polyplastics to expand plastics compound plant in Kuantan, Malaysia

AkzoNobel expands performance coatings business in Vietnam

Dutch paint and coatings group AkzoNobel has announced plans to boost its performance coatings business in...

AkzoNobel expands performance coatings business in Vietnam

Asahi Kasei completes Polypore International acquisition

Japan's diversified chemicals manufacturer Asahi Kasei has completed its previously announced acquisition of Polypore...

Asahi Kasei completes Polypore International acquisition

Lanxess inaugurates €200m rubber plant in Singapore

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has inaugurated its new €200m neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR) plant in...

Lanxess inaugurates €200m rubber plant in Singapore

Nuberg to set up $150m chemical complex for Al Ghaith Industries in Abu Dhabi

Nuberg Engineering has secured an EPC contract worth Rs10bn ($152m) with Al Ghaith Industries to develop a chemical complex in Abu...

Nuberg to set up $150m chemical complex for Al Ghaith Industries in Abu Dhabi

Messer opens specialty gases plant in China

Industrial gases manufacturer Messer has invested €33m in a new plant in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, in the Jiangsu...

Messer opens specialty gases plant in China

Clariant launches new sugar-based sustainable surfactant subsystem

Speciality chemicals company Clariant has introduced a new sugar-based surfactant named Hostafrac SF 13213, a chemical flowback aid for hydraulic...

Clariant launches new sugar-based sustainable surfactant subsystem

Air Liquide to provide engineering services to Yuhuang Chemical’s $1.85bn methanol plant in US

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,...

Air Liquide to provide engineering services to Yuhuang Chemical’s $1.85bn methanol plant in US

Gevo and Butamax settle patent dispute over bio-based isobutanol

US-based biofuels company Gevo has settled a four-year patent dispute with Butamax Advanced Biofuels over technologies for the production of bio-based...

Gevo and Butamax settle patent dispute over bio-based isobutanol

African Potash signs fertiliser supply MoU with Zambian company

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

African Potash signs fertiliser supply MoU with Zambian company