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22 September 2014
Industry News

BASF commissions butadiene extraction plant in Belgium
Chemical giant BASF has commissioned a new butadiene extraction facility at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium.

Eastman Chemical to buy speciality chemical company Taminco for $1.8bn
Eastman Chemical has agreed to acquire speciality chemical company Taminco in a $2.8bn deal, including its $1bn debt.

Honeywell UOP’s C4 Oleflex technology selected for isobutylene plant in China
China-based Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical has selected Honeywell UOP's C4 Oleflex process technology to produce isobutylene, which is used to manufacture high-octane fuel and synthetic rubber.

Vietnam breaks ground on $3.2bn Vung Ro petrochemical refinery complex
Vietnam has broken ground on the $3.2bn Vung Ro oil refinery and petrochemical project in the Dong Hoa district of Phu Yen province.

Corporate News

Micromeritics to Assist with Training on New UGA Undergraduate Degree
Micromeritics will be assisting with pharmaceutical material testing technique training for a unique undergraduate programme offered by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, the leading supplier of materials characterisation analytical laboratory instrumentation and services company has said.

Star Cruises Selects BlueCielo Project Portal for Document Control, Change Management and Collaboration in New Building Projects
The BlueCielo solution will streamline document management and control processes; enhance Management of Change (MoC) and support global collaboration between internal and external stakeholders.

BlueCielo Releases Meridian 2014 Suite
BlueCielo has announced the release of BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise 2014, BlueCielo Publisher 2014 and BlueCielo Meridian Explorer 2014.

Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich
Micromeritics' Instrument Grant Committee has recently selected its latest grant recipient. A 3Flex Surface Characterization Analyzer has been awarded to the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

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