Weaker global economic activity in 2019 followed by the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly...
Celanese to develop premium-level LCP plant in China
US-based chemical and speciality materials company Celanese is set to build a multi-phase, world-class Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) polymerisation plant in China.
Top ten chemical companies in the world
Weaker global economic activity in 2019 followed by the COVID-19 outbreak has significantly impacted the chemicals industry and associated sectors, leading to declining in revenues of the majority of the top chemical companies in the world. Chemicals Technology lists the top ten chemical companies in the world, based on their revenues in 2019.
Major fire at chemical plant in India injures eight people
A major fire that broke out at a chemical plant in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, has injured eight people.
Piedmont Lithium obtains air permit for chemical plant in North Carolina
The US North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has granted an air permit to Piedmont Lithium for its chemical plant in Kings Mountain.
Samsung Engineering wins $1.07bn contract for Malaysia’s methanol project
South Korean firm Samsung Engineering has received a letter of intent (LoI) for a $1.07bn contract to construct a methanol plant in the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
BASF boosts additive production capacity at Chinese facility
German chemical company BASF has increased the production capacity of additives at its Nanjing site in China.
Sasol announces 100% completion of Lake Charles Chemicals project
Integrated chemicals company Sasol has announced the completion of the Lake Charles Chemicals Project as the project’s low-density polyethene (LDPE) unit reached ‘beneficial operation’ on 15 November.
Mitsubishi Chemical to shut methyl methacrylate plant in Beaumont, US
Japanese firm Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) has decided to permanently stop methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer and methacrylic acid (MAA) production at its Beaumont plant in the US state of Texas.
Grasim signs production deal with Lubrizol for CPVC resin plant in India
Aditya Birla Group’s Grasim Industries has signed a definitive agreement with Ohio-based specialty chemical company Lubrizol Advanced Materials to manufacture and supply chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin in India.
Lummus’ Novolen business secures contract for polypropylene unit in Brunei
Lummus Technology’s Novolen business has secured a contract from Hengyi Industries for a large-scale polypropylene unit in Brunei.