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April 24, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract for basic engineering for the Squaw Gulch ADR2 project, a new adsorption, desorption and recovery (ADR) facility at AngloGold Ashanti Corp.’s Cripple Creek...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-U-S-gold-facility_11746.html
April 24, 2014
Meredian, Inc. (Bainbridge, Ga.; www.meredian.com), a privately held biopolymer manufacturer, and Tate & Lyle Plc (London, U.K.; www.tateandlyle.com), a leading global provider of specialty food ingredients and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Meredians-PHA-ready-for-commercial-scale-production_11747.html
April 23, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), has reached its highest peak since March 2008. Even accounting for seasonal adjustments, the unusually harsh winter skewed earlier data, and this month’s barometer reflects upward revisions for January, February, and March of 0.1, 0.2, and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ACCs-Chemical-Activity-Barometer-hints-at-solid-growth_11744.html
April 23, 2014
Novozymes A/S (Bagsvaerd, Denmark; www.novozymes.com) today announced the establishment of a new research and development center in the U.S. dedicated to its bioagriculture business. The center will be located near the Research Triangle Park in Cary, North Carolina, where the company will invest $36 million over the next three years and create 100 new research and development jobs. Scientists at the new...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Novozymes-to-open-new-research-and-development-center-in-N-C-_11745.html
April 22, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan; www.shinetsu.co.jp) has decided to establish a new rare-earth magnet manufacturing plant in the Vietnam. The manufacturing capacity of the new plant will be 2,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) and the investment amount is about ¥12 billion ($117 million). The new plant will be built in two phases on land that Shin-Etsu Chemical’s Group company in Vietnam...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Shin-Etsu-to-construct-rare-earth-magnet-plant-in-Vietnam_11739.html
April 22, 2014
PolyOne Corp. (Avon Lake, Ohio; www.polyone.com) is establishing a new innovation center in Shanghai, China. The new site will facilitate collaboration, accelerate...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/PolyOne-to-establish-new-innovation-center-in-Shanghai-focusing-on-specialty-materials_11740.html
April 22, 2014
The Hungarian fertilizer manufacturer Nitrogénmüvek Zrt. is extending its cooperation with plant engineering specialist ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com). A granulation plant with a capacity of 1,550 ton/yr of ammonium nitrate (AN) or 1,960 ton/yr of calcium ammonium...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-wins-fertilizer-contract-in-Hungary_11741.html
April 22, 2014
GTC Technology (Houston; www.gtctech.com) will provide its licensed Isomalk technologies to Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) for a new refinery and petrochemicals complex in Dongying, Shandong province, China.  Isomalk-2, a light-naphtha isomerization technology, will be used to produce an isomerate gasoline-blend stock component for the production of clean fuels with higher added value...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/GTC-Technology-licenses-isomerization-process-technology-in-China_11742.html
April 22, 2014
ICL (Tel Aviv, Israel; www.icl-group.com) says that its ICL Industrial Products segment (ICL IP) is progressing as planned with the project to increase its production capacity of FR-122P, it's polymeric flame retardant (FR) to replace the HBCD FR which is currently the standard used in EPS/XPS insulation foams and which under E.U. regulations is to be phased out by August 2015. ICL IP produces...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ICL-IP-completing-2nd-production-facility-for-polymeric-flame-retardants_11743.html
April 21, 2014
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; www.worleyparsons.com) has signed a general agreement with ASD Global for the use of OptiPlant Pipe Router and Pipe Support Optimizer for all of its projects worldwide. In order to increase engineering efficiency for pre-FEED and FEED projects, WorleyParsons will...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/WorleyParsons-signs-global-agreement-with-ASD-Global_11731.html
April 17, 2014
Chemtura Corp. (Philadelphia, Pa.; www.chemtura.com)  has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its agrochemicals business, Chemtura AgroSolutions, to Platform Specialty Products Corp., a global...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Chemtura-to-sell-agrochemicals-business-for-$1-billion_11699.html
April 16, 2014
GEA Group (Düsseldorf, Germany; www.gea.com) announces the sale of its Heat Exchangers (HX) Segment to funds advised by Triton (Frankfurt am Main, Germany; www.triton-partners.com). The purchase agreement was signed today. The sale is based on an enterprise value of approximately €1.3 billion. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the competent antitrust regulators. Closing of the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/GEA-Group-to-sell-its-Heat-Exchangers-Segment-to-Triton_11695.html
April 16, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) is building a new world-scale plant for the production of specialty amines in Ludwigshafen. Startup of the facility with a total annual capacity of about 12,000 metric tons is scheduled for 2015. The product range of this flexible multi-product plant comprises 15 amines for different applications. The major applications are in the construction, automotive, crop...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-to-build-new-world-scale-plant-for-specialty-amines-in-Ludwigshafen_11696.html
April 16, 2014
Polief, a subsidiary of Sibur (Moscow; www.sibur.com), has completed its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production expansion project in Blagoveshchensk, increasing its capacity from 140,000 to 210,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr).   As part of the production expansion project, Polief has modernized its...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sibur-subsidiary-Polief-expands-PET-capacity_11697.html
April 15, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) received an order from a customer in India for the design and delivery of an iron-ore pelletizing plant to be constructed in North-East India. The value of the order is approximately €70 million and it will be...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-deliver-iron-ore-pelletizing-technology-to-India_11689.html
April 15, 2014
Air Products ((Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has announced a longterm agreement with Enterprise Products Operating LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners L.P., that will increase hydrogen supply for refinery and petrochemical...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Products-to-build-new-hydrogen-plant-at-Enterprise-PDH-facility_11690.html
April 15, 2014
WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG (Klingenberg, Germany; www.wika.com)has acquired Ettore Cella S.p.A. The Italian company specializes in providing pressure and temperature switches for process instrumentation. With the integration of...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/WIKA-acquires-switch-provider-Ettore-Cella_11691.html
April 15, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan; www.shinetsu.co.jp) has announced that their U.S. subsidiary company Shintech Inc. has applied to the State of Louisiana Department of Environment Quality for a permit to build a new plant that will produce ethylene, which is one of the main raw materials for polyvinyl chloride (PVC).   The permit application states that the ethylene production capacity of this...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Shintech-applies-for-permit-to-build-ethylene-plant-in-Louisiana_11692.html
April 15, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) recently implemented its integrated oxy-fuel combustion system for Oriental Silicas Corp. (OSC) in Taiwan, the first water-glass producer in Asia to adopt this innovative combustion technology. The system helps OSC improve product quality, reduce emissions, and increase productivity in its water glass (sodium silicate) lumps production process. The...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Products-implements-integrated-oxy-fuel-combustion-system-in-Asia_11693.html
April 15, 2014
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract by Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry Co. for the license and engineering design of a grassroots...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CB-and-I-lands-Catofin-technology-award-from-Shandong-Chengtai_11694.html
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