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September 24, 2008
Chemists at Newcastle University (Newcastle, U.K.) say they are progressing “extremely well” and may now be about four years from commercializing an energy-efficient...
July 4, 2008
AllessaChemie (Frankfurt), Europe’s largest privately owned toll manufacturer of non-GMP specialty chemicals, told CW at the recently held Chemspec Europe expo in...
June 5, 2008
Albemarle has agreed to acquire mercury control provider Sorbent Technologies (Twinsburg, OH) for roughly $20 million....
April 28, 2008
Climbing energy costs are not holding back catalysts producers. Profits are increasing at these firms as refining, petchem, and polymer producers increase the use of catalysts to...
April 8, 2008
W.R. Grace has settled current and future asbestos-related health claims for about $1.8 billion. Grace chairman and CEO Fred Festa says the settlement is “a very important step” in the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Asbestos litigation experts say the settlement agreement was substantially below the more than $5 billion claimants had sought....
March 27, 2008
Shell Global Solutions International, a Shell Chemicals subsidiary, says it has signed a contract to license its ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol (EO-EG) technology to PetroChina Sichuan...
March 10, 2008
W.R. Grace says it will boost capacity of specialty aluminas at Lake Charles, LA to meet growing demand for refining catalysts. Capacity amounts were not disclosed. The additional...
March 4, 2008
W.R. Grace says it will boost capacity of specialty aluminas at Lake Charles, LA in order to meet “growing demand” for refining catalysts. Grace’s aluminas are used...
March 3, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), Bayer Technology Services, and Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule university (RWTH; Aachen, Germany) have opened a new catalysis R&D...
January 31, 2008
UOP and Total Petrochemicals say that Viva Methanol Ltd, a subsidiary of Eurochem Technologies (Singapore), will license the companies jointly developed technology for a previously...
December 20, 2007
DSM’s venture capital arm DSM Venturing says it has made an unspecified investment in Novomer (Ithaca, New York), a materials technology start-up. Novomer is developing a...
December 14, 2007
Johnson Matthey says it has signed an agreement to buy catalyst company Argillon Group (Redwitz, Germany) for €214 million ($313.8 million) in cash from Ceramics Luxembourg, a...
November 16, 2007
Albemarle says it will invest $15 million to build a new catalyst manufacturing unit at its Baton Rouge facility in order to meet “increasing demand” from the polyolefins...
September 17, 2007
Süd-Chemie plans to invest €100 million in China over the next 2-3 years....
August 30, 2007

The company will also upgrade facilities to meet anticipated tighter emissions standards in China and India.


August 28, 2007
Sibur (Moscow), a Gazprom subsidiary, says it has selected Ineos’s Innovene technology for a previously announced 500,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) complex at Tobolsk, Russia...
August 7, 2007
Criterion Catalysts & Technologies (Houston) has agreed to build a catalyst extrusion line at Porocel’s Little Rock, AR alumina processing plant. Porocel will operate the...
August 1, 2007
Albemarle and partners ABB Lummus Global, and Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) have developed a solid-acid catalyst for alkylation—the first commercially available solid catalyst for...
July 30, 2007
Materia (Pasadena, CA) says it has licensed, on a nonexclusive basis, its metathesis technology and Grubbs catalyst system for the synthesis of pharmaceutical ingredients, to Merck...
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