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Sibur produces new polyethylene grades

Sibur says its Tomsk, Russia facility has produced six new film grades of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The new grades have been tested by key consumers and added to the Sibur’s portfolio. They are designed for manufacture of a wide range of films...

KBR awarded contract to revamp seven ammonia plants in Russia

KBR said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by Togliattiazot (ToAZ) to provide license, basic engineering design, front-end engineering, and design services to revamp ToAZ's seven existing ammonia plants at Togliatti, Samara, Russia. Under the...

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Basic Chemicals

Taiyo Oil starts up aromatics production using latest UOP technology

UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, has announced today that Taiyo Oil (Tokyo) has begun producing petrochemicals with UOP's Tatoray process technology, which provides greater flexibility to produce gasoline or petrochemicals as demand changes. UOP has worked with...


PTTGC selects technologies for US project, could raise capacity at planned Indonesia refinery

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals' producer, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project planned at Dilles Bottom, OH. The company plans to use the Technip-owned Stone & Webster process in the...

Inorganic Chemicals

Incitec Pivot to Offtake Entire Urea Output From Perdaman Project

Incitec Pivot (Melbourne), a leading global nitrogen-based chemicals producer, has signed an agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilizers (Perth, Australia) to offtake the entire output of urea from Perdaman's previously announced Collie urea plant in...


Abu Dhabi extends loan for Egyptian projects, Tahrir funding expected by yearend

Gulf Capital (Abu Dhabi) and Carbon Holdings (Cairo), on Monday announced the signing of a debt financing agreement to support three of Carbon Holdings’ previously announced industrial projects at Ain Al Sokhna on the Suez Canal in Egypt, in a bid to...

Specialty Chemicals

Symrise opens production plant in Brazil

Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for beauty-care products. Symrise uses its SymTrap technology to produce oils and...

Fine Chemicals/Biotech

Pharma/fine chemicals roundup—26 May 2015

ICL to sell pharma business Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its performance products segment has agreed to sell the company's Germany-based pharmaceutical, cosmetics and gypsum (PCG) businesses to an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners (New...

Industrial Gases

Linde to Acquire Sri Lankan Gases Firm

Linde says it has offered to acquire all the shares in privately-held Ceylon Oxygen (Colombo, Sri Lanka), and that the offer has been accepted by the major shareholder, Europium, in respect of 95.4% of the shares in Ceylon Oxygen. Ceylon Oxygen, which was...

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