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February 11, 2016
Shandong Haihua Group ((Weifang, China) shut down its 2.85-million m.t./year soda ash plant at Weifang on 29 January due to facility issues and the company is planning to resume full...
February 11, 2016
The Chinese government says that the State Council team investigating the explosions that occurred on 12 August 2015 in a warehouse at Tianjin killing at least 165 people, has...
February 10, 2016
Technology group Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France) on Wednesday announced that it has been selected by Hengli Petrochemical Co. to supply process technology for its petrochemical complex...
February 4, 2016
The US Department of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination that hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blends from China are being dumped in the United States. A final determination will come in June. Meanwhile the Commerce Department has imposed antidumping duties of 91.99-210.46% on Chinese exports of HFC blends and their components....
February 4, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major free trade agreement between 12 nations based in and around the Pacific Ocean, has been signed by government ministers in Auckland. The...
February 4, 2016
Total announced on Thursday that it has signed a binding heads of agreement (HOA) with ENN LNG Trading, a subsidiary of ENN Energy Holdings, for the delivery of 0.5 million m.t./year...
February 3, 2016
Evonik Industries says that it has opened its previously announced plant at Shanghai to manufacture the company’s Rohacell polymethacrylimide structural foam. Plans to build...
February 2, 2016
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that its coatings and sealants division has partnered with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev; Leuven, Belgium), the leading brewer, under...
February 2, 2016
Haldor Topsoe says that one of its new R&D subsidiaries has entered into a collaboration agreement with the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP; Dalian, China). DICP is the...
February 1, 2016
Strong demand and shipping inquiries from Asia have put a strain on cargo space for US petrochemical exports, pushing up freight rates out of the US. The primary driver has been expanding US methanol production capacity, but strong Asian interest in US para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, ethanol and ethylene dichloride has also  contributed to the pinch. Compounding the problem, two major shippers were unable to move any material during January, according to ship brokers Netco....
February 1, 2016
Sinopec’s output of the major petrochemical products increased in 2015, the company has announced. In its unaudited report, Sinopec says its production of ethylene rose 3.9%, to...
February 1, 2016
Covestro says that it has officially renamed its legal entity Bayer MaterialScience China to Covestro Polymers China, effective from 24 December 2015. Covestro has completed the legal...
January 29, 2016
Arkema said on Friday that it decided not to exercise an option to increase its rights to acrylics capacities in China. The company had an option until early 2016 to increase its stake...
January 29, 2016
PetroChina warned on Friday that its 2015 net profit fell 60–70% from a year earlier. The company reports a net profit of Rmb107.2 billion ($16.3 billion) in 2014. PetroChina has...
January 29, 2016
BASF and Xinjiang Markor Chemical Industry on Friday inaugurated a 100,000-m.t./year butanediol (BDO) plant at Korla, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, in northwestern China. The plant is...
January 29, 2016
Air Products has brought onstream its four air separation unit (ASU) trains built for Shaanxi Future Energy Chemical at Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China. The project, capable of...
January 28, 2016
A yearly high was set for December 2015 as China imported 1.1 million m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene), according to recent data obtained by IHS Chemical. Compared with November, this is...
January 27, 2016
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced two appointments in its biopharma business. Gary Zieziula leads Merck’s biopharma business in North America, and Marc Horn will...
January 25, 2016
PPG Industries is reorganizing several of its executive positions, effective 1 March. Tim Knavish, the current v.p./protective and marine coatings, will replace Cindy Niekamp as senior...
January 25, 2016
Praxair has started up an air separation facility in Zoucheng City, China, with Yankuang Guohong Chemical. Through a long-term contract, Praxair’s 3,000-ton/day plant will...
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