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July 18, 2014
The worldwide plastics industry is at a crossroads. Europe is under pressure from the development and use of more competitively priced products made in North America, based on shale gas, and in China, where coal-to-olefins (CTO) technology is advancing quickly. Speakers and delegates at the 22nd IHS Annual Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology and Business Forum (PEPP), held recently at Zurich, discussed these and other issues affecting the polyolefin value chain....
June 16, 2014
The structure of Europe’s chemical distribution industry will change fundamentally over the next 10–20 years, said speakers at the European Association of Chemical...
May 27, 2014
Asia’s petrochemical producers need to rethink their investment strategies to compete with players that have access to advantaged feedstocks, particularly shale gas in North America, which is revolutionizing the industry....
April 17, 2014
Euro Chlor’s Ninth Technology Conference & Exhibition, held 1–3 April at Madrid, reviewed new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry....
April 17, 2014
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL), a company developing technology to convert waste gas streams into low-carbon liquid fuels and chemicals, announced late last month it has raised $60 million in a series D funding round....
April 17, 2014
Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) announced on 9 April that it has raised $26 million to continue developing its renewable chemicals technology. New investors include Cargill and...
April 17, 2014
Stepan announced late in March that it has introduced a biobased surfactant developed jointly with Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) that is capable of replacing...
April 17, 2014
Clariant announced on 8 April that it is incorporating renewable raw materials into quinacridone pigments produced at the company’s Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany, facility. The...
April 17, 2014
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says that it is entering into a collaborative research and development agreement with BASF, under which Amyris will use its strain engineering technology to...
March 12, 2014
Al Qurtas: Growth of Gulf petrochemicals necessitates strengthening of technological capabilities. Producers in the Mideast are sharpening their focus on research and innovation...
February 21, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced 11 February that it has made a $25-million equity investment in Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA), a start-up developing catalytic processes for...
February 21, 2014
AVA Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) said on 3 February that it has begun commercial-scale production of high-purity renewable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural at Clariant’s Infrapark at...
February 21, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA) announced on 19 February that it has supplied commercial quantities of biosuccinic acid to Oxea for use in the production of biobased, phthalate-free plasticizers...
February 21, 2014
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) and automaker Audi have signed a collaboration agreement to develop isobutene-derived isooctane. The agreement also foresees the...
February 21, 2014
Detergents and cleaning products are shaping up to be favorable markets for renewable chemical manufacturers, who say their products can improve performance and reduce environmental impact....
February 6, 2014
The 550,000 workers in the German chemical industry have won a pay increase of 3.7%, following several rounds of pay tariff negotiations between the chemical employers association BAVC...
January 22, 2014
The European Commission says it has "adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking." The commission...
December 6, 2013
NACD’s annual meeting, held 17–21 November at Marco Island, FL, drew its highest turnout in a number of years—over 600 members. Strengths in North American oil and gas markets, regional growth, and value-added services were key topics during the meeting....
December 6, 2013
NACD’s legislative affairs department continues to work with lobbyists in Congress to address important member issues as the year comes to a close. Although the government has had...
November 29, 2013
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has called for a pay rise of 5.5% ahead of the forthcoming round of pay...
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