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September 24, 2015
AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest in its performance coatings business in Vietnam. The company is doubling capacity at its powder coatings facility in Dong Nai and intends to...
September 24, 2015
Grupa Azoty, Poland’s major chemicals producer, on Monday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 320-million zlotych ($85.5 million) nylon-6 manufacturing complex at Tarnów...
September 24, 2015
BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) based on renewable feedstock using Genomatica’s patented process to include...
September 23, 2015
Novo Nordisk is to become the first Western pharmaceuticals company to build a manufacturing plant in Iran, a sign of confidence in the country’s economy after its nuclear deal...
September 23, 2015
Total has confirmed that it is discussing with the Iraqi government constructing a petrochemicals complex in that country. The confirmation follows a local report that says that...
September 23, 2015
Total has begun front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a second integrated steam cracker at its complex in Port Arthur, TX. The company says it is discussing the project with potential partners, and that it expects to make a final investment decision in 2016. If approved, the 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant, designed to consume ethane, would be slated to begin production in 2019...
September 23, 2015
Working with the US government to expand foreign markets for the specialty chemical industry through free trade agreements is a long-standing Socma priority. And with the recent...
September 23, 2015
Synthos's (Oswiecim, Poland) previously announced $170-million Nd-polybutadiene rubber project at Triunfo, Brazil, has been put on hold owing to uncertainty surrounding the...
September 23, 2015
Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public-private partnership between the EU and the Biobased Industries Consortium, on Wednesday announced the launch of a €6...
September 22, 2015
Total has signed an agreement to sell a 10% interest in the Fort Hills, AB, oil sands mining project to the operating partner Suncor Energy (Calgary, AB). The transaction is subject to...
September 22, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (PÅ‚ock, Poland) on Monday confirmed that the Litvinov, Czech Republic–based steam cracker, which was taken off-line on 13 August...
September 22, 2015
Chandra Asri Petrochemical (Jakarta), the largest integrated petrochemical company in Indonesia, says that the expansion project at its naphtha cracker at Cilegon, Indonesia, is...
September 21, 2015
Forchem (Rauma, Finland), a supplier of tall oil products, has selected Neste Jacobs to optimize the production of its tall oil distillation plant at Rauma, Finland. The project...
September 18, 2015
Indonesia’s state-owned energy group Pertamina (Jakarta) says the residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) being built in the TTPI refinery at Cilacap is in commissioning and will...
September 16, 2015
Shell Chemicals on Wednesday commissioned a 140,000-m.t./year high-purity ethylene oxide (HPEO) and 140,000-m.t./year ethoxylates facilities in Singapore. The projects more than...
September 16, 2015
Saudi Aramco has selected Técnicas Reunidas and Petrofac to build its Fadhili gas plant in Saudi Arabia. The contracts are worth a combined $4.7 billion. The new plant will be...
September 15, 2015
Formosa Asahi Spandex (Taipei), an equally owned joint venture between Asahi Kasei and Formosa Plastics, plans to build a new spandex fiber manufacturing line at its complex at...
September 15, 2015
Deshbadhu Group (Dhaka) plans to build Bangladesh’s first polyester fiber plant. The company has signed a partnership agreement with Chemtex to build the facility at a cost of...
September 15, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced a preliminary decision to issue air quality permits to a 1.3-million m.t./year methanol plant that Celanese has proposed to build at its Bishop, TX, facility....
September 15, 2015
Ube Industries says that it will expand its production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators by rebuilding existing facilities at its production complex at Ube, Japan...
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