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September 9, 2015
Enerkem (Montreal), a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, said on Wednesday that it has raised C$152.6 million ($115.6 million) and has initiated the production of biomethanol...
September 9, 2015
Henkel and DropWise Technologies (Cambridge, MA), a company that provides technical coatings for industrial processes, have announced a joint-development agreement. DropWise was...
September 8, 2015
US benzene imports and exports were down in July, based on data from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) on Tuesday. The US imported approximately 150,000 m.t. of benzene in July...
September 8, 2015
Lubrizol has acquired Particle Sciences (Bethlehem, PA), a contract drug development and manufacturing organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Particle Sciences, which has...
September 8, 2015
ExxonMobil said Tuesday that it was in the process of returning its Baton Rouge complex back to normal operations following a power outage over the weekend. The company added that it...
September 8, 2015
Praxair has signed a long-term helium purchase agreement with Nacogdoches Oil and Gas (NOG; Nacogoches, TX), under which NOG will supply Praxair with up to 100 million standard cubic...
September 8, 2015
DAK Americas (Charlotte, NC) says it will build a 104,000-m.t./year polyester staple fiber (PSF) plant at its Pearl River site in Bay St. Louis, MS. DAK, a subsidiary of Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico), plans to start up the plant in the second half of 2016....
September 8, 2015
Kemira said on Wednesday that it has acquired certain assets of Soto Industries (Charlotte, NC), a privately held company specializing in the application of scale control products...
September 8, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, and Tyton BioEnergy...
September 7, 2015
Braskem (São Paulo) and Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) have signed a further extension to their contract, under which Petrobras supplies naphtha feedstock to Braskem. The...
September 7, 2015
Ohio governor John Kasich says that the US subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok ) is ready to invest $100 million to carry out detailed engineering design for a previously...
September 7, 2015
Evonik Industries says that its Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals (Galena, KS) subsidiary and Dixie Chemical (Pasadena, TX) have entered into a joint development agreement under which...
September 5, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has selected two engineering consortia to carry out separate front-end engineering design (FEED) work and provide cost estimates for its...
September 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has selected a Fluor-led team to perform front-end engineering and design work for its proposed petrochemical complex in Belmont County, Ohio. The...
September 3, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical (Taipei) says it is evaluating a $9.4-billion petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana that would include two new crackers. A final investment...
September 3, 2015
Celanese on Thursday opened a previously announced commercial and technology center in Mexico. The center is located in the Querétaro region and it will serve...
September 3, 2015
Ferro says that it has agreed with the shareholders of tile coatings manufacturer Al Salomi for Frit and Glazes (Cairo) to acquire Al Salomi on a cash-free and debt-free basis for...
September 3, 2015
LSB Industries has announced president and CEO Barry Golsen has stepped down, effective immediately, after 38 years with the company. Golsen will be replaced by Daniel Greenwell...
September 3, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corp., and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on Thursday said that they have reached a final investment decision with the Japan Bank for...
September 3, 2015
ConocoPhillips confirmed on Tuesday it plans to cut 10% of its global workforce because of low crude oil prices. The majority of the reductions will be occurring in North America. The...
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