US-based chemicals manufacturer Stepan has closed an agreement to acquire the Clariant anionic...
September’s top news stories
China’s chemical fibre products manufacturer Hengyi Petrochemical is reportedly planning to spend $13.65bn to build the second phase of a refinery and petrochemical complex in Brunei and LyondellBasell and China’s Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group (Bora) opened their new $2.6bn joint venture (JV) polyolefin complex in the Liaoning province of northeastern China. Chemicals-technology.com wraps up top news stories of September 2020.
BASF to double ester base stocks production capacity in China
Chemicals company BASF has announced plans to almost double the production capacity for its synthetic ester base stocks at its site located in Jinshan, China.
Chevron Phillips Chemical produces circular PE at commercial scale
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) has successfully completed the first commercial-scale circular polyethylene (PE) production in the US using recycled mixed-waste plastics.
M. Holland signs agreement with polymer distribution company JL Goor
Thermoplastic resins distributor M. Holland Company has signed a new partnership agreement with polymer distribution company JL Goor Materials to focus on the British and Irish polymer market.
OQ Chemicals expands Oberhausen facility in Germany
Germany’s OQ Chemicals (formerly Oxea) has increased global production capacity of isononanoic acid by 30% with the completion of the expansion project at its Oberhausen facility.
TechnipFMC wins ethylene furnaces upgrade contract from Shell Moerdijk
TechnipFMC has secured an engineering, procurement and module fabrication (EPF) contract to modernise ethylene furnaces at Shell Moerdij’s petrochemicals complex in the Netherlands.
Saudi Arabia ships blue ammonia to Japan for sustainable future
Saudi Arabia has shipped its maiden blue ammonia to Japan, marking a significant step for sustainable hydrogen usage and a circular carbon economy.
UL partners with Agilis on chemical material simplification
Safety science company UL has collaborated with Agilis Chemicals to simplify chemical material and ingredient sourcing.
Stepan acquires Clariant’s surfactant business in Mexico
US-based chemicals manufacturer Stepan has closed an agreement to acquire the Clariant anionic surfactant business in Santa Clara, Mexico.
KBR and Johnson Matthey to license ammonia-methanol co-production
US-based engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company KBR has signed an alliance agreement with Johnson Matthey (JM) to licence the co-production process of ammonia-methanol.