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Sika establishes two new subsidiaries in Africa

August 23, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Construction chemicals group Sika AG has announced the establishment of two new subsidiaries in Africa. The company has set up new national subsidiaries in Djibouti and Cameroon, taking the number of subsidiaries on the continent to 18 and increasing Sika's...

Sipchem's carbon monoxide plant resumes production

August 22, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. said Monday technical issues involving its carbon monoxide plant at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, have been resolved and production is back to normal....

Reports: Iran plans to export LNG to Europe, works to guarantee feedstock supply to domestic petchem industry

August 22, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Iran is drawing up plans to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe, according to various Iranian news outlets citing Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, the country's oil minister. The announcement follows reports of practical steps being taken to begin Iranian gas...

Prayon to license phosphoric acid process for two plants in Egypt

August 18, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Prayon Group (Engis, Belgium) will provide the licence and technical know-how for two phosphoric acid plants to be built in Egypt. The plants will form part of the El Nasr Co. for lntermediate Chemicals (NCIC; Giza, Egypt) fertilizer complex at Ain Sokhna on...

Oman starts work on $10.7-billion industrial park project that will include refinery, petchem complex

August 17, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

The initial work for developing a $10.7-billion Sino-Oman industrial city at Duqm, 550 kilometers south of Oman’s capital Muscat, has begun this week, according to local media reports. The project is led by Oman Wanfang LLC (Muscat), a consortium of six...

Adama's profits up, but sales fall on currency

August 16, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel), a generic agricultural chemicals company owned by China National Chemical Corp. (Beijing), reports higher profits on lower sales....

Saudi operator secures $133.2-million credit facility to purchase five chemical tankers

August 16, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

National Chemical Carriers (Bahri Chemicals; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), an 80-20 joint venture of The Saudi National Maritime Co. (Bahri; Riyadh) and SABIC, has secured a $133.2-million, Islamic-compliant credit facility for the purchase of five chemical tankers...

Egypt inaugurates ethylene and derivatives complex

August 16, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has officially inaugurated the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. (Ethydco; Alexandria, Egypt) ethylene and derivatives complex, according to a statement from Egypt's petroleum ministry. The project's investment...

Iran’s Bou Ali Sina petchem complex resumes production without damaged p-xylene unit

August 16, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Iran’s Bou Ali Sina petrochemical complex restarted operations in early August after it was damaged by a fire on 7 July, managing director of Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (Tehran, Iran) Adel Nejad-Salim told Shana news agency. Persian Gulf...

Sipchem cuts operating rates at acetic acid and ethyl acetate plants

August 15, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has announced that technical problems with its carbon monoxide (CO) plant, which occurred on 11 August at the International Gases Co. (IGC) subsidiary, have lowered operating rates at some of Sipchem's major plants at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia....

Pertamina may drop Saudi Aramco as partner for refinery upgrade projects

August 12, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Pertamina wants Saudi Aramco to commit to speeding up projects as the Indonesian government moves forward target for energy independence....

Specialty solutions lift ICL's results

August 11, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Israel Chemicals Ltd. (Tel Aviv) has reported better-than-expected second-quarter profits and predicted further gains form its specialty products units....

KAP Industrial Holdings acquires Safripol from Rockwood consortium

August 10, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

KAP: Moving into HDPE and polyproplylene. KAP Industrial Holdings (Stellenbosch, South Africa), a South African company whose biggest investor is Steinhoff International Holdings Proprietary Ltd., has agreed to buy plastics manufacturer Safripol Holdings for...

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