Global chemical and specialty materials company Celanese has signed a memorandum of understanding...
BP agrees to divest petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5bn
BP has agreed to divest its global petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5bn as part of its strategy to bolster its balance sheet.
KBR and LTHE to collaborate on refinery and petrochemical projects
US-based engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company KBR and L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) have partnered on potential refinery and petrochemical projects.
Johnson Matthey wins methanol contract for JSC Technoleasing facility
Johnson Matthey's (JM) combined reforming methanol technology has been chosen by JSC Technoleasing for its new Amur Oblast facility in Skovorodino, Russia.
May’s top news stories
Mitsubishi Chemical America agreed to buy chemical manufacturer Gelest, ZPC used TechnipFMC technology to start up ethylene plant and Borealis discontinued $6.8bn petchem project development in Kazakhstan. Chemicals-technology.com wraps up the top news stories of May 2020.
BASF grants licence to Red Avenue to produce compostable co-polyester
BASF has signed an agreement granting licence to China-based Red Avenue New Materials Group for the production and sale of certified compostable aliphatic-aromatic co-polyester (PBAT).
Clariant to expand mild surfactants production capacity
Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant has decided to expand the production capacity of isethionates mild surfactants as personal care formulators and brands seek to develop milder applications.
Borealis discontinues $6.8bn petchem project development in Kazakhstan
Austria-based chemical group Borealis has announced that it would not pursue the development of a $6.8bn integrated ethane cracker and polyethylene (PE) project in Kazakhstan.
UPM-Kymmene and Kemira extend bleaching chemicals supply contract
UPM-Kymmene in Uruguay has extended bleaching chemicals supply contract with Finnish group Kemira.
Celanese to supply vinyl acetate monomer to China’s Wanwei
Global chemical and specialty materials company Celanese has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) to China-based Anhui Wanwei Group.