AkzoNobel to increase powder coatings capacity at Italian site
Dutch firm AkzoNobel has decided to boost powder coatings capacity at its Italian site in Como in a bid to strengthen its footprint in the sector.
Clariant to build new catalyst production plant in China
Specialty chemical company Clariant has announced plans for the construction of a new catalyst production site in China.
Hengyi plans $13.65bn expansion of petrochemical complex in Brunei
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.
Braskem’s polypropylene plant in Texas starts commercial production
Polyolefins and biopolymers producer Braskem has started commercial production at its new polypropylene production plant in La Porte, Texas, US.
August’s top news stories
Huntsman agreed to sell its remaining interest in Venator Materials for approximately $100m to funds advised by SK Capital Partners and Nexans Korea secured a cable supply contract from Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HEC) for a new petrochemical complex in Poland. Chemicals-technology.com wraps up top news stories of August 2020.
LyondellBasell and Bora begin operations at polyolefin complex in China
Dutch chemical company LyondellBasell and China's Liaoning Bora Enterprise Group (Bora) have opened their new $2.6bn joint venture (JV) polyolefin complex in the Liaoning province of northeastern China.
Fire erupts after chlorine leak from US facility hit by Hurricane Laura
A fire erupted after a chlorine leak from BioLab’s chemical manufacturing facility in Westlake, Louisiana, US, which has been badly hit by Hurricane Laura.
Afton Chemical to build gasoline performance additives unit in Singapore
Afton Chemical has decided to make new investments to add gasoline performance additives (GPA) blending capabilities to its manufacturing facility in Singapore.
Nexans Korea to supply cables for petrochemical project in Poland
Nexans Korea has secured a cable supply contract from Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HEC) for a new petrochemical complex in Poland.
Braskem and Chemetry to build ethylene dichloride plant in Brazil
Chemetry, a technology innovation company that develops sustainable chemical processes, and Braskem, a thermoplastic resins producer, have announced plans to build and operate a demonstration plant using Chemetry's eShuttle technology.