German chemical company Linde has announced its proposed $83bn merger with Praxair has...
November’s top news stories
BASF has broken ground on its $10bn integrated petrochemicals complex in Guangdong province, PKN Orlens has awarded a contract to engineering and design services provider Fluor for olefin plant. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top news stories from November 2019.
Containment as the Solution to Avoid Exceeding Occupational Exposure Limits
Health and safety is of critical importance in every industry, but especially so in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries where a multitude of risks present themselves on a daily basis.
Air Liquide reportedly plans to put up German unit Schuelke for sale
French industrial gas provider Air Liquide is reportedly seeking to divest its German unit Schuelke for up to $1.1bn as it intends to streamline its operations and focus on core assets.
October’s top news stories
BASF has entered a partnership to study the feasibility of a petrochemical complex in Gujarat, India, Solvay has opened two research and innovation (R&I) centres in the US and Europe to produce thermoplastic composites. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top news stories from October 2019.
Air Liquide acquires Malaysia-based Southern Industrial Gases
Air Liquide has announced the acquisition of Malaysia-based industrial gas company Southern Industrial Gases (SIGSB) for an undisclosed amount.
Linde opens two air separation units in Taixing chemical park in China
Chemical company Linde has launched two air separation units (ASUs) in a chemical park in Taixing, eastern China.
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.