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July 9, 2015
Bayer CropScience and Evonik have agreed to build two plants in Mobile, AL, that will make a precursor for glufosinate ammonium, Bayer’s herbicide Liberty. The partners say they...
July 9, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), has decided to divide its planned $9-billion petrochemicals project into two phases. It will build two olefins plants, each designed...
July 9, 2015
Praxair has acquired two independent distributors of packaged gases. The distributors, Cryospec in San Francisco, CA, and Garland Welding Supplies in Garland, TX, had combined 2014...
July 9, 2015
Asahi Kasei Fibers says it will build a production facility for its Bemliese cellulose nonwoven fabric at Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The product is the only...
July 9, 2015
Pilot Chemical (Cincinnati, OH), a maker of surfactants and other specialty chemicals, says that president and COO Pam Butcher will leave her current role at the company. Pilot says...
July 9, 2015
Albemarle has begun commissioning its new 20,000 m.t./year lithium carbonate production facility in northern Chile, near Antofagasta. The $200-million plant will begin producing...
July 9, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) chairman Igor Sechin and Essar Group founder Shashi Ruia have signed a long-term contract for Rosneft to supply crude oil to Essar’s Vadinar, India refinery. The...
July 8, 2015
The lower court in Norway on Tuesday sentenced three former Yara (Oslo) executives and one still employed by the company to prison sentences ranging from two and three years, the...
July 8, 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler said on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by SKS (Kuala Lumpur)—together with Petromin (Jidda, Saudi Arabia), a producer of lubricants; another Asian...
July 8, 2015
G2X Energy hopes to begin building its Lake Charles, LA, methanol project, Big Lake Fuels, by the end of 2015. The company says it has received all necessary state and federal permits...
July 8, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) reports that it has closed on the purchase of the member interests in EFS Midstream, a provider of natural gas gathering, treating, compression...
July 8, 2015
An unplanned shutdown has forced Shell to declared a force majeure on styrene monomer at Scotford, AB, where the company operates a refinery. Problems at the site mean that Shell...
July 8, 2015
Linde's electronics and specialty gases arm, which specializes in gases for the electronics market, says that it has built an on-site fluorine plant to supply SK Hynix Semiconductor...
July 8, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 134.92 135.78 Airgas (ARG) 103.33 104.20 Albemarle (ALB) 53.35 53.58 Ashland (ASH) 118.13 119.00 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 33.88 34.90 Cabot (CBT)...
July 8, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience said on Wednesday that its Brunsbüttel, Germany–based toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant will be permanently closed in early September. The closure of the...
July 8, 2015
Cefic says in its latest Chemicals Trend Report (June 2015) that European chemical output grew by 0.3% during the first four months of 2015, compared with the year-ago period. The...
July 7, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has invested in a minority share in JeNaCell, a spin-off of Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. JeNaCell produces nanocellulose using a...
July 7, 2015
Sabic has signed a master research agreement with National University of Singapore (NUS) to enhance research and collaboration in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and...
July 7, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 135.78 136.50 Airgas (ARG) 104.20 104.66 Albemarle (ALB) 53.58 54.43 Ashland (ASH) 119.00 121.50 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 34.90 35.79 Cabot (CBT)...
July 7, 2015
Velocys (Abingdon, UK), the AIM-listed gas-to-liquids technology firm backed by Russian tycoon and owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich, has suspended its CEO, Roy Lipski...
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