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June 11, 2014
Sabic will introduce technical-grade urea (TGU) this year, an offering that will enable diesel engines to run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions, the company says. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sabic-to-produce-technical-grade-urea-at-Al-Jubail-fertilizer-facility_61671.html
June 11, 2014
Russian fertilizer producer Acron (Velikii Novgorod), through its Norica Holding subsidiary, has raised its stake in Grupa Azoty (Tarnów), the major chemicals player in Poland...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Acron-raises-stake-in-Polish-chemicals-major-Grupa-Azoty_61675.html
June 11, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical says it has decided to close permanently its ammonia plant based at Niigata City, Japan at the end of July 2015. The 132,000 m.t./year plant has been in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-close-Niigata-ammonia-plant_61670.html
June 11, 2014
Sabic has become the largest owner of intellectual property in the Middle East as it passed the milestone of more than 10,000 patents either issued or pending approval, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sabic-passes-patent-milestone-to-become-Mideasts-largest-owner-of-intellectual-property_61669.html
June 11, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo), the agrochemical subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, and BASF have signed an exclusive global development and license agreement for a new insecticide —...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-and-BASF-sign-development-and-license-agreement-for-new-insecticide_61667.html
June 11, 2014
Solvay has opened a laboratory and production facility at Killdeer, North Dakota to serve oil and gas customers in the Bakken shale formation and expand its tailored formulations that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-opens-facility-in-North-Dakota-to-serve-shale-oil-and-gas-customers_61666.html
June 10, 2014
Occidental Petroleum has named Robert Peterson president of OxyChem, effective 1 August. Peterson succeeds Chuck Anderson, who will retire on 31 July. Peterson has served as senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Next-OxyChem-president-announced_61654.html
June 10, 2014
Eastman Chemical has made “significant progress” toward restoring operations at its Kingsport, TN, facility after a widespread power outage forced an unplanned shutdown on 4 June, the company says. With the possible exception of butyl acetate, the shutdown is unlikely to have much impact on the delivery of acetyl products, according to IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Eastman-restoring-operations-at-Kingsport-limited-impact-on-acetyls-says-IHS_61653.html
June 10, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has licensed its Innovene S process to Hyundai Engineering for use in Turkmengas’s previously announced, new, greenfield, world-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-licenses-Innovene-S-polyethylene-technology-to-Turkmenistan_61646.html
June 10, 2014
Univar says it has broken ground on a 52,000–sq ft distribution center on 12 acres of land at Elmendorf, TX. The facility, located in the Alamo Junction Rail Park, is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Univar-breaks-ground-on-facility-in-Texas-to-serve-oil-and-gas-industry_61643.html
June 10, 2014
Sasol says it has selected Air Products to build, own, and operate a world-scale air separation plant for the long-term supply of oxygen, nitrogen, and compressed air to Sasol’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Products-to-build-air-separation-plant-to-supply-Sasols-US-GTL-complex_61642.html
June 10, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals producer, today reported a 263% increase in first-quarter profit, to 56.8 billion Russian rubles ($1.65 billion), on 21% higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-reports-big-increase-in-first-quarter-results-new-PP-plant-contributes_61641.html
June 10, 2014
BASF has signed a memorandum of understanding with East China University of Science and Technology (Ecust) to jointly develop a training curriculum that helps to raise sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-and-Chinese-university-sign-MOU-covering-supplier-training-program_61640.html
June 10, 2014
Umicore (Brussels) says that it will build a new production facility at Nowa Ruda, Poland, to produce emission control catalysts used in cars and trucks. Umicore will invest about...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Umicore-to-build-catalyst-plant-in-Poland_61639.html
June 9, 2014
The 11th International Petrochemical Forum (IPC), a two-day event that began at Tehran on Saturday, attracted 50 foreign and 330 Iranian companies, local news agencies report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Iran-to-double-petrochemical-capacity-say-officials-at-industry-conference_61615.html
June 9, 2014
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia) said today that they have decided not to pursue merger talks. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sahara-Petrochemicals-and-Sipchem-abandon-merger-talks_61613.html
June 9, 2014
Sasol and Ineos have committed to a 50-50 joint venture to produce bimodal high-density polyethylene (HDPE) at Ineos’s Battleground Manufacturing Complex in LaPorte, TX. The jv will construct a 470,000-m.t./year HDPE plant, which is expected to begin operation in 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sasol-and-Ineos-go-forward-on-Texas-HDPE-joint-venture_61626.html
June 9, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) has extended China’s antidumping measures for acetone imported from Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan for a further five years...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-extends-antidumping-measures-on-acetone-from-Japan-Singapore-South-Korea-and-Taiwan_61617.html
June 9, 2014
BASF can benefit greatly from US shale gas, says Jeremy Redenius, senior analyst with Bernstein Research (London). In a research note following meetings last week with Andreas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Analyst-BASF-to-benefit-from-US-shale-gas_61620.html
June 9, 2014
KMG announced results for its third quarter ended 30 April, including lower electronics chemicals sales with strength in wood-treating chemicals. Net income of $1.2 million was down...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KMG-earnings-down-electronic-chemical-sales-up_61604.html
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