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December 7, 2015Resources company BHP Billiton (Melbourne) is cutting more than 70 jobs from its potash operations in Canada because of falling prices, according to local reports quoting a company...
December 4, 2015Yara International (Oslo) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire Greenbelt Fertilisers, a distributor of fertilizers in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, for $51 million...
December 4, 2015Carbios (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has developed an enzymatic process that allows the depolymerization of 100% amorphous polyethylene terephthalate (PET)–based commercial...
December 3, 2015Unipetrol (Prague) on Thursday announced the award of a contract to Linde Engineering for the engineering, procurement and construction management of the reconstruction work for the...
December 2, 2015Shell Chemicals has confirmed that it has declared force majeure "on its base chemical products customers" with effect from 1 December because of a technical issue with the...
December 2, 2015A Europe December toluene contract has settled at $577.50/m.t., slightly higher than the November settlement of $575/m.t. However, despite this initial settlement, contract discussions...
December 2, 2015Invista and Lanzatech (Chicago) say they have developed processes to produce biobased butadiene both directly and from precursors 1,3 butanediol and 2,3 butanediol, via...
December 1, 2015Production activities at Braskem's steam cracker at Santo Andre, Brazil, part of the Grande ABC chemical cluster in São Paulo State, have resumed, the company says. As a result...
December 1, 2015Luxi Chemical Group (Liaocheng, China) has selected Honeywell UOP’s Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process for a 293,000-m.t./year olefins plant that will be built at Luxi’s Liaocheng facility....
December 1, 2015The European styrene barge contract for December has settled at €995/m.t. fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, an increase of €35/m.t. from the November settlement. The December...