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September 15, 2015
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) has completed a $3.8-million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Valladolid, Spain. The company says that the expansion, which will support...
September 15, 2015
Air Liquide said on Tuesday that it is acquiring the the Messer Group's (Bad Soden, Germany) Turkish subsidiary, which provides industrial, medical, and specialty gases to industries...
September 15, 2015
Olin says its shareholders have “overwhelmingly” approved issuing the additional shares necessary to complete the company’s merger with Dow Chemical’s US chlor-alkali and vinyl, worldwide chlorinated organics, and worldwide epoxy businesses....
September 15, 2015
Nick Elmslie, long-serving COO/petrochemicals at BP, retired from the company end of last month. His successor is Rita Griffin, who was appointed Elmslie’s deputy on 1 April and...
September 15, 2015
Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has joined the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative by companies to adopt sustainable and responsible business practices...
September 15, 2015
South Korea's para-xylene (p-xylene) exports in August 2015 totaled 478,111 m.t. compared with 431,806 m.t. in August 2014. In August 2015, South Korea’s p-xylene exports to...
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...
September 15, 2015
K+S has inaugurated an analytic and research center at Unterbreizbach, Germany, in the presence of chairman Norbert Steiner and Thuringia, Germany, premier Bodo Ramelow. The new...
September 15, 2015
Clariant on Tuesday announced that it will build production capacity for its Tonsil bleaching earths for edible oil purification at the company’s existing production sites in...
September 15, 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Yuhuang Chemical Inc. (YCI), a US-based subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical, for its first major project in the United States, a...
September 15, 2015
Wacker on Tuesday opened a logistics center at Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province, China. The facility is located within Wacker’s production site there and will be used as a...
September 15, 2015
W. R. Grace says that Dean Freeman has been hired to be v.p. and CFO of GCP Applied Technologies, the public company expected to be formed by Grace spinning off in early 2016 its...
September 15, 2015
Brenntag says that it has signed an agreement to acquire Parkoteks Kimya San. (Istanbul), a distribution company that offers a range of specialty chemicals products with a focus on the...
September 15, 2015
Yara International on Tuesday said that it has signed a nonbinding heads of terms with Praxair to sell its European carbon dioxide (CO2) business for €218 million ($246.7...
September 24, 2015
Gazprom Export (Moscow) and Azerbaijan Methanol Co. (AzMeCo) have signed an agreement for Gazprom to supply gas feedstock to AzMeCo’s methanol plant. The deal was signed in Baku...
September 15, 2015
Regulators in California have published a notice of intent to list glyphosate as a carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) law. California’s Office of...
September 14, 2015
. Solvay, the leading global producer of sodium bicarbonate (bicarb), is on Wednesday inaugurating its first such plant in Southeast Asia. The 100,000 m.t./year facility at Map Ta Phut...
September 14, 2015
Air Products will increase its product pricing and monthly service charges for its customers in North America, effective 1 October 2015. The company says the price adjustments...
September 14, 2015
Sunoco Logistics Partners (Philadelphia) has announced a binding open season, beginning 10 September,  for the company's Mariner East 2 expansion project. Sunoco Logistics expects the expansion, which will increase the system’s capacity to deliver natural gas liquids (NGLs) and condensates from the Marcellus and Utica shales to the company’s terminal at Marcus Hook, PA, to go online in mid-2017....
September 14, 2015
BASF, in collaboration with researchers from the universities Harvard, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland), and Yale, has...
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