Ineos owns and operates its biggest petrochemical complex at Grangemouth, Scotland, which is...
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals completes takeover of Brazil’s Polinox
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has completed a previously announced acquisition of Brazil-based ketone peroxide producer Polinox.
Lanxess to build compounding facility in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany
Lanxess is investing millions of euros in its global production network for high-performance plastics with the construction of a compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany.
SinoCan proposes bitumen upgrading facility in Alberta, Canada
SinoCan Global, Sinopec, China Construction and Teedrum have announced a proposal to develop a bitumen upgrading and petrochemical refining facility in Alberta, Canada.
ExxonMobil signs cooperation framework agreement for chemical complex
ExxonMobil has signed a cooperation framework agreement with the Government of Guangdong to advance talks regarding the proposed development of a chemical complex in the Huizhou Dayawan Petrochemical Industrial Park.
Shin-Etsu Chemical to invest nearly $1bn to increase silicone production
Shin-Etsu Chemical has announced plans to invest approximately JPY110bn ($988.8m) to expand silicone production capacity in eight countries, including Japan and Thailand.
Total to divest Chinese polystyrene business to INEOS Styrolution
French oil and gas giant Total has agreed to sell its polystyrene business in China to INEOS Styrolution, a Germany-based supplier of styrenics, for an undisclosed sum.
August’s top news stories
The European Commission (EC) granted conditional approval to the proposed merger between Linde and Praxair, and Petrobras planned to scrap its plans to divest stakes in Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top stories from August 2018.
Aemetis to deploy membrane dehydration system to cut energy use
Renewable fuels and biochemicals firm Aemetis has selected Mitsubishi Chemical’s (MCC) ZEBREX membrane dehydration system to cut energy use and reduce carbon intensity of biofuel.