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August 27, 2015
BASF, SK Chemicals (Seoul) and Solvay are in discussions, which may lead to the construciton of a hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) project at Ulsan, according to...
August 27, 2015
Lanxess on Thursday inaugurated its neodymium butyl rubber (Nd-BR) plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, adjacent to Lanxess’s existing butyl rubber facility. The 140,000 m.t./year...
August 27, 2015
BASF today announced that it has begun production of methylene di-para -phenylene isocyanate (MDI) at Chongqing, China. Production will be ramped up gradually in line with market...
August 27, 2015
Evonik Industries has shelved plans to build a world-scale methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in the United States, CW has learned. The news comes shortly after Evonik confirmed that it...
August 26, 2015
Al Ghaith Industries (Abu Dhabi) has chosen Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) to build a $150-million chlor-alkali facility at the Khalifa Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi, in two phases. Nuberg says the first phase will include a 350-m.t./day caustic soda plant and a 60-m.t./day hydrogen peroxide plant....
August 26, 2015
The diversified, private-sector Adani Group (Ahmedabad, India) has announced plans to invest 250 billion Indian rupees ($3.78 billion) in two projects in the central Indian state of...
August 25, 2015
On Monday, Lotte Ube Synthetic Rubber, a joint venture among Lotte Chemical, with a 40% interest; its wholly owned Malaysian subsidiary Lotte Chemical Titan Holding (10%), Ube...
August 25, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading potash fertilizers producer, on Tuesday reported profits in the first six months of this year increased significantly. Ebitda was up 22%...
August 25, 2015
LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel expects to announce a polyethylene project later this year, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. The plant could be located in the Houston area or at one of the company’s sites in southern Texas, says the report. The Houston Chronicle interviewed Patel last week at LyondellBasell’s Channelview complex....
August 24, 2015
Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC; Rotterdam) is adding a glycerin refinery to its soybean crushing and biodiesel plant at Claypool, IN; construction is expected to be complete by the end...
August 23, 2015
Lubrizol and Daelim Industrial (Seoul) have signed a technology license agreement granting Lubrizol the right to use Daelim technology for the manufacture of polyisobutylenes (PIBs)...
August 20, 2015
Chemours will close its Edgemoor, DE, titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant by the end of September. The company also plans to shut a TiO2 line at its New Johnsonville, TN, site. The closures will eliminate roughly 150,000 m.t./year of TiO2 capacity as the company nears completing a 200,000-m.t./year unit at Altamira, Mexico....
August 20, 2015
Borouge, a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has selected Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland), a technology, engineering, and project management...
August 19, 2015
Air Products today opened a new helium production plant at Doe Canyon, CO, which will extract helium from carbon dioxide (CO2) gas stream. Kinder Morgan will provide the CO2 gas...
August 19, 2015
LG Chem says it has completed expanding its acrylic acid and a super absorbent polymer (SAP) plants at Yeosu, South Korea. The company announced the 320-billion South Korean won...
August 19, 2015
BOC and Eastman on Tuesday held the official opening ceremony for a hydrogen plant at Eastman's Newport, UK, site. BOC, a member of the Linde group and the biggest industrial gases...
August 17, 2015
Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN; Valley City, ND) says it has received a construction permit for a previously announced $2-billion fertilizer complex at Grand Forks, ND. The company...
August 17, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s leading petrochemical firms, on Monday signed two agreements to carry out engineering studies for...
August 17, 2015
Tosoh has broken ground on a high-silica zeolites plant at the Teluk Kalong industrial estate in Terengganu State, Malaysia. The 325-million Malaysian ringgits ($79.6 million) facility...
August 17, 2015
Verkhnekamsk Potash, a member of the Acron Group (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), has received approval for the design documentation for its Talitsky potash mine from Glavgosexpertiza...
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