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May 23, 2014
PAS, Inc. (Houston; www.pas.com), a provider of software for process safety, cybersecurity and asset reliability for the energy, power and process industries worldwide, and Tripwire, Inc. (Portand, Oreg.; www.tripwire.com), a global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, have announced a technology partnership and integration. The partnership is part of the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/PAS-and-Tripwire-form-partnership-for-automation-technology-security_11848.html
May 23, 2014
Gazprom Neft (Moscow; www.gazprom.com), SIBUR (Moscow; www.sibur.com) and Titan Group signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) based on Omsk Polypropylene Plant (Poliom). As part of the deal, Sibgazpolimer, a joint venture of SIBUR...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sibur-Gazprom-and-Titan-form-polypropylene-JV_11849.html
May 23, 2014
Both the Global and the U.S. Chemical Production Index (CPRI) rose during April, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; ).  Both the Global and the U.S. Chemical Production Index (CPRI) rose during April, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C....
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-and-U-S-CPRIs-rose-in-April-ACC-says_11850.html
May 22, 2014
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) , a Honeywell company, announced that Guangdong Peng Zun Energy Development Co., a Chinese petrochemical producer, has selected Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a valuable petrochemical used in plastics production. This will be the first propane dehydrogenation project in the Southern Guangzhou region, which is a...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/UOP-Oleflex-technology-selected-for-another-propylene-project-in-China_11842.html
May 20, 2014
Onsite industrial generation represents approximately 3% of current U.S. generating capacity and approximately 4% of total megawatthours (MWh) of electricity generated in 2012, the latest year for which final data are available, according to a release today from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (Washington, D.C.; www.eia.gov). More than 90% of the industrial generation capacity is concentrated in...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Industrial-onsite-electricity-generation-concentrated-in-chemicals-paper-and-petroleum-EIA-says_11812.html
May 20, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) today announces the launch of commercial production of LFP (lithium iron phosphate) cathode materials in Weimar, Germany. BASF is operating a 3,000 metric ton (m.t.) per year plant in Weimar, leveraging LFP precursors produced at the BASF headquarters site in Ludwigshafen. IBU-Tec, a specialist in rotary kiln technology and systems, is carrying out operations...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-to-produce-LFP-cathode-materials-in-Germany_11839.html
May 20, 2014
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that PennTex Midstream Partners LLC (Houston) has selected UOP Russell to supply a gas processing plant to recover valuable natural gas liquids (NGLs) in northern Louisiana. The plant, which will process 200-million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas, will be in production in the first quarter of 2015. In addition, UOP...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/UOP-Russell-modular-equipment-to-process-natural-gas-in-Louisiana_11840.html
May 19, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has commenced an integrated production complex for isophorone and isophorone diamine in Shanghai, China. The company has invested over €100 million in the facilities, which will have an annual output capacity of 50,000 metric tons. Construction in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) took less than two years. Evonik primarily plans to use the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-starts-isophorone-facilities-in-China_11796.html
May 19, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has become the first European manufacturer to have completely switched a production plant for XPS (extruded polystyrene rigid foam) to a new polymeric flame retardant (PolyFR), says the company. Styrodur insulating panels produced at BASF’s plant in Tudela, Spain, are now made exclusively with the polymeric flame retardant, which has a superior...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-converts-to-new-flame-retardant-at-polystyrene-plant-in-Spain_11797.html
May 16, 2014
Intergraph Corp. (Huntsville, Ala.; www.intergraph.com) has released SmartPlant Fusion 2014, the latest version of its breakthrough solution for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and plant operators to rapidly find, capture, organize, link and visualize large volumes of information through a simple web portal. Trustworthy engineering data and documentation is essential to effective...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Intergraph-releases-SmartPlant-Fusion-2014_11790.html
May 16, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (MCI; Tokyo; www.mitsuichem.com) and Fuso Chemical Co. (Osaka, Japan; www.fusokk.co.jp) have announced that MCI will transfer its organic acids business to Fuso. The business include production capacity at the Kashima Works facility in Kamisu City, Japan, consisting of 32,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) maleic anhydride and 15,000 m.t./yr fumaric acid.   Fuso...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Mitsui-Chem-to-sell-organic-acids-business-to-Fuso_11791.html
May 16, 2014
Data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD; Paris; www.oecd.org) composite leading indicator(CLI) for March show divergence, depending on the region, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   The CLI data “point to growth below trend in Brazil...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Regional-differences-in-latest-OECD-CLI-data-ACC-report-says_11793.html
May 16, 2014
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; www.sabic.com) and Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, Md.; www.lockheedmartin.com) have announced the launching of a partnership to explore the establishment of a new joint venture (JV)...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Lockheed-Martin-and-SABIC-form-JV-to-develop-carbon-nanomaterials_11794.html
May 15, 2014
Celanese Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.celanese.com), a global technology and specialty materials company, has announced that it will expand its manufacturing capabilities at its Florence, Kentucky, facility to add compounding process lines to support the continued customer demand for its advanced engineered materials products. The new compounding unit is expected to be...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Celanese-to-expand-compounding-capability-in-Kentucky_11789.html
May 14, 2014
Asahi Kasei’s (Tokyo, Japan; www.asahi-kasei.co.jp) Fibers division will expand production capacity for polypropylene spunbond nonwovens in Thailand...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Asahi-Kasei-will-double-production-capacity-for-nonwoven-fibers-in-Thailand_11787.html
May 14, 2014
Following a successful test phase and promising market analysis, Bayer MaterialScience AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.materialscience.bayer.de) plans to invest €15 million in the construction of a production line at its Dormagen site, which will use CO2 to produce a precursor for premium polyurethane foam. The line will have a production capacity of 5,000 metric tons per year (m.t/yr). The permit...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-invest-in-commercial-scale-CO2-based-polyol-production_11788.html
May 13, 2014
Invista (Wichita, Kan.; www.invista.com) and LanzaTech (Skokie, Ill.; www.lanzatech.com) have signed a research and development agreement focused on the development of gas-fermentation process technology for the production of industrial chemicals from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas (CO2 and H2) feedstocks.   According to the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on projects to develop...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Invista-and-LanzaTech-to-collaborate-on-developing-gas-fermentation-process-technology_11783.html
May 13, 2014
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) has been awarded a contract to build a large chemical complex for Turkmengas, in collaboration with Hyundai Engineering Co., Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., and LG International Corp.of Korea. The complex, Toyo’s first project in Turkmenistan, is scheduled to be completed in 2018. It will be located in the Turkmenbashi district in...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Toyo-awarded-contract-for-petrochemical-complex-in-Turkmenistan_11784.html
May 13, 2014
NanoH2O (Los Angeles, Calif.; www.nanoh2o.com), a manufacturer of reverse-osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination, announced that it has been acquired by LG Chem (Seoul, South Korea; www.lgchem.com). The sale was finalized April 30...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/LG-Chem-acquires-RO-membrane-manufacturer-NanoH2O_11785.html
May 13, 2014
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; www.babcock.com) says that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire industrial processes solutions provider MEGTEC based on an enterprise value of $155 million, subject to adjustment for MEGTEC’s cash and indebtedness and certain other closing items. MEGTEC...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/B-and-W-to-acquire-international-industrial-products-and-services-firm-MEGTEC_11786.html
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