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Nippon Shokubai cancels China superabsorbents project

6:08 AM MDT | July 31, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Nippon Shokubai, a leading producer of acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP), today announced the cancellation of its project to double SAP capacity at its Nisshoku Chemical Industry (Zhangjiagang) subsidiary in China. The company announced the $56...


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BHP Billiton signs opportunities agreement with three Saskatchewan First Nations on Jansen potash project

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Velocys' commercial GTL plant in Oklahoma to go ahead

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PhosAgro and Orica on track with emulsion explosives project in Russia

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Air Liquide to build €40-million ASU in Brazil

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Sumitomo Seika Chemicals outlines superabsorbents investment in Korea

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M&G forms JV with Chinese firm to build $325-million biorefinery in China

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Stepan plans surfactants and polymer intermediates plant in Louisiana

Stepan announced on Friday that it is carrying out front-end engineering design for a $60–70-million chemical production facility in the industrial corridor of Ascension Parish in Louisiana. The company says it recently authorized the feasibility work...

Arkema completes $110-million acrylics project with Clear Lake methyl acrylate plant

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BASF declines to comment on talks with Essar on petchems JV

BASF today declined to comment on Indian press reports that it is in discussions with privately owned Essar (Mumbai) to form a $2-billion petrochemicals joint venture in India. “It is our company policy that we don't comment on market rumors or...

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