German chemical company Linde has announced its proposed $83bn merger with Praxair has...
September’s top news stories
Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals announced a collaboration with Kaisei for the commercialisation of bio-polypropylene (bio-PP); and a Canadian court ordered Nova Chemicals to pay Dow C$1.43bn ($1.08bn) as a settlement in an ethylene feedstock dispute between the two petrochemicals companies. Chemicals Technology wraps up the top news stories from September 2019.
Lotte Chemical USA begins operations at ethane cracker and MEG plants
US-based joint venture (JV) Lotte Chemical USA (LC USA) has begun commercial operations at its ethane cracker and monoethylene glycol (MEG) plants.
August’s top news stories
Scientists have created artificial catalysts that release chemicals such as enzymes in living organisms, PolyOne is set to sell its performance products and solutions (PP&S) business for $775m in cash. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top news stories from August 2019.
July’s top news stories
Chevron Phillips Chemical and Qatar Petroleum have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new petrochemical plant in the US Gulf Coast region, Synthomer has signed a $824m agreement to acquire Omnova Solutions. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top news stories from July 2019.
Airgas opens new liquid carbon dioxide facility in California, US
Air Liquide company Airgas has opened its new liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice facility in Stockton, California, US.
June’s top news stories
Chevron Phillips Chemical has reportedly offered more than $15bn, including debt, to acquire Canadian plastics manufacturer Nova Chemicals, Ineos has signed an agreement to build three new chemical plants in Saudi Arabia. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top news stories from June 2019.
Tata Chemicals Europe to build carbon capture and utilisation plant
Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) has planned to build the UK’s first industrial-scale carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) demonstration plant with an investment of $21.2m.