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September 24, 2014
Solvay said today that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon 6,6 intermediates at Chalampé...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Butachimie-to-gain-more-autonomy-as-Solvay-and-Invista-extend-JV-agreement_63878.html
September 24, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries is evaluating a further expansion project at Channelview, TX, to add up to 550 million lbs/year of ethylene. Preliminary engineering work is under way and, if...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LyondellBasell-planning-further-ethylene-expansion-at-Channelview_63961.html
September 24, 2014
ACC has released its global chemical regional production index (Global CPRI), showing moderately positive growth as the global economy heads into the fourth quarter. The Global CPRI...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACCs-global-chemical-production-index-shows-slow-growth-in-third-quarter_63964.html
September 24, 2014
Agrium said on Tuesday that it expects to complete the brownfield expansion of its Vanscoy, SK, potash mine in the fourth quarter of this year and plans to ramp up the expanded...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Agrium-to-complete-Vanscoy-potash-expansion-in-fourth-quarter_63958.html
September 24, 2014
Formosa Plastics has selected the Steam Active Reforming technology, licensed by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, for its propane dehydrogenation project at Point Comfort, TX. Formosa Plastics has received all required permits for the project, and construction is already under way, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Formosa-Plastics-to-use-STAR-PDH-technology-at-Point-Comfort-TX-Updated_63957.html
September 24, 2014
The venture capital arm of French energy group Total announced today that it is investing in NexSteppe (Malibu, CA), a start-up that specializes in tailoring sorghum seeds for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Total-invests-in-energy-crop-start-up-NexSteppe_63956.html
September 24, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemical company, today confirmed the appointment of Supattanapong Punmeechaow as president, CEO, and acting secretary to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PTT-Global-Chemical-confirms-appointment-of-new-CEO_63955.html
September 24, 2014
Dow Chemical says that its electronic materials business will build the world’s first large-scale, cadmium-free quantum dot manufacturing operation at the company’s site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-to-build-quantum-dot-manufacturing-plant-in-South-Korea_63954.html
September 24, 2014
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) announced that its affiliate International Gases Company (IGC) today signed a long term carbon monoxide (CO) supply agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sipchem-signs-long-term-contract-with-Sabic-to-supply-CO-for-MMA-production_63967.html
September 24, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has confirmed that it will not restart operations at the company's naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy. The cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versalis-makes-Porto-Marghera-cracker-closure-permanent_63963.html
September 24, 2014
BASF said today that it is changing the organizational structure of its paper chemicals business to strengthen competiveness. As of 1 January 2015, the paper chemicals division will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-to-dissolve-paper-chemicals-division-cut-jobs-in-reorganization-plan_63962.html
September 24, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), which measures indicators related to the growth of the US chemical industry. The CAB gained just 0.1% over the month...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACC-reports-slow-growth-in-monthly-activity-barometer_63946.html
September 24, 2014
A Total US exploration and production affiliate has agreed to sell its 25% interest in Cardinal Gas Services for $400 million plus a price adjustment estimated at $50 million. E1 and a consortium led by Samchully, both of South Korea, will acquire Cardinal, a midstream company in Ohio’s Utica shale play. The deal is expected to close in October....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Total-sells-stake-in-US-midstream-firm-for-$450-million_63944.html
September 24, 2014
SAFC Commercial, the custom-manufacturing and services business unit of Sigma-Aldrich, and Baxter’s (Deerfield, IL) BioPharma Solutions business have established a collaborative...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SAFC-and-Baxter-collaborate-on-ADC-products_63960.html
September 23, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), which is in the process of being separated from the rest of Bayer, has appointed Frank Lutz, 45, as CFO effective 1 October. He succeeds Axel...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-MaterialScience-appoints-new-CFO-to-prepare-for-stock-market-flotation_63941.html
September 23, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) and CF Industries (Deerfield, IL), the world’s largest and second-largest manufacturers of nitrogen fertilizers, respectively, said today that they are...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CF-Industries-and-Yara-International-in-talks-to-form-the-worlds-largest-fertilizer-producer_63939.html
September 23, 2014
Engineers India has signed a contract with Assam Petrochemicals for its previously announced 500 -.t./day methanol and 200-m.t./day acetic acid project being built at Namrup, Assam...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Engineers-India-signs-methanol-and-acetic-acid-plant-contract-in-Assam_63938.html
September 23, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, last week signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Amur region, in Russia's Far East, covering a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-will-seek-partners-for-petchems-project-in-Russias-Far-East_63920.html
September 22, 2014
Synalloy Corporation (Spartanburg, SC) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, CRI Tolling, LLC, has entered into a three-year tolling agreement to produce biobased polyols...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Synalloy-signs-toll-manufacturing-deal_63935.html
September 22, 2014
Completion of the mega petrochemical complex being built by India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp.'s (ONGC; New Delhi) subsidiary ONGC Petro-additions (Opal) at Dahej...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Completion-of-Opal-petchems-complex-delayed-again-IPO-no-longer-planned_63914.html
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