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May 28, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has licensed its expandable polystyrene (EPS) process for the manufacture of regular and flame-retardant EPS to EPS Qatar. EPS Qatar will use...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qatar-selects-Ineos-Technologies-EPS-process-for-project-near-Doha_61372.html
May 28, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vinnolit Holdings (Ismaning, Germany) and its subsidiary companies from Advent...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Westlake-Chemical-to-buy-PVC-producer-Vinnolit_61357.html
May 28, 2014
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded a contract by Marubeni (Tokyo) for the engineering and material supply of a new steam reformer heater, including an air preheating system, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-steam-reformer-contract-in-Kazakhstan_61354.html
May 28, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), the leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in consumer products, says that Doug Tough will be stepping down as CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IFF-names-Bayer-HealthCare-executive-as-new-CEO_61353.html
May 28, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest producer of fertilizers and a major player globally, has signed a six-year gas-supply contract with Russia’s energy major, Rosneft...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EuroChem-and-Rosneft-sign-gas-supply-deal-for-fertilizers-complex_61352.html
May 28, 2014
Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has reached a deal to acquire propylene maker PetroLogistics for $2.1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Flint-Hills-Resources-to-acquire-PetroLogistics-for-$2-1-billion_61356.html
May 28, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen announced today that its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) unit, SunLNG Holding, and LNGaz have agreed to form a new start-up focused on developing small-scale liquefied...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Stolt-Nielsen-takes-major-stake-in-LNG-logistics-start-up-in-Canada_61350.html
May 28, 2014
Clariant announced today that it has signed an agreement with Siemens' fuel gasification technology unit to cooperate in the commercialization of a new, jointly developed sour gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-and-Siemens-form-coal-gasification-technology-alliance-with-focus-on-China_61348.html
May 27, 2014
HF Chlor Alkali has selected the Ineos Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers for apreviously announced chlor-alkali plant now under construction at Eddyville, lA. The plant is being built...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/HF-Chlor-Alkali-selects-Ineos-technology-for-plant-in-Iowa_61346.html
May 27, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB)—with the indicator reaching its highest peak since February 2008, and its highest year-over-year (YOY) gain since...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACC-CAB-reaches-highest-peak-since-2008_61333.html
May 27, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) said on Friday that it signed an agreement with Sanors Holding to acquire the Sanors group of companies. The agreement was signed by Rosneft chairman of the board Igor...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rosneft-acquires-Sanors-paving-way-for-petchems-project-to-proceed_61322.html
May 27, 2014
Pfizer confirmed today that its “informal” offer to acquire AstraZeneca for £69.4 billion (117 billion) has lapsed and that it was consequently withdrawing the offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Pfizer-walks-away-from-AstraZeneca-bid_61321.html
May 27, 2014
The structure of Europe's chemical distribution industry will change fundamentally over the next 10–20 years, say speakers at the European Association of Chemical Distributors...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FECC-2014-Relationships-with-suppliers-drive-change-in-Europes-distribution-sector_61331.html
May 27, 2014
Saudi Arabian Mining Co., (Ma’aden) said today that it has appointed HSBC Saudi Arabia to act as financial advisor in its proposed rights issue. Ma’aden said on 15 May that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Maaden-appoints-HSBC-as-financial-advisor-in-rights-issue_61320.html
May 27, 2014
Sabic Industrial Investment Co., a wholly owned Sabic subsidiary; and South Korean petrochemical company SK Global Chemical today signed a 50-50 joint venture agreement to invest $595...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sabic-and-SK-Global-Chemical-form-PE-manufacturing-JV_61319.html
May 27, 2014
Technip said today that Fengzhen Wanjie Gas Co. has awarded it an engineering, procurement, and technical assistance contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Technip-awarded-LNG-plant-contract-in-China_61318.html
May 27, 2014
BASF today announced the construction of a new plant to manufacture polyalkylene glycol (PAG)–based lubricants at its Ludwigshafen site. The facility will start operations by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-builds-polyalkylene-glycol-plant-at-Ludwigshafen_61316.html
May 27, 2014
BASF is likely to use its own technology in a previously announced, world-scale methane-to-propylene plant using shale gas as feedstock it is planning to build on the Gulf Coast...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-likely-to-use-own-process-in-MTP-plant-in-the-US_61329.html
May 27, 2014
BASF said today that it plans to increase its 2014 R&D budget to 3% of group sales, excluding oil and gas. At today’s annual research press conference, devoted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-affirms-commitment-to-R-and-D-with-increased-budget-will-globalize-research_61328.html
May 26, 2014
Biaxplen, a subsidiary of Sibur Holding (Moscow), has commissioned a new biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production line at Novokuybyshevsk, Samara region, Russia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-brings-onstream-BOPP-film-plant-at-Novokuybyshevsk_61317.html
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