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January 8, 2014
ExxonMobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) reinforced its longterm supply commitment to the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market during an event celebrating the expansion of its Singapore chemical production facility.  ExxonMobil’s expansion project doubled the size of its finished product capacity in Singapore, making...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ExxonMobil-celebrates-capacity-doubling-expansion-at-Singapore-chemical-plant_11376.html
January 8, 2014
Fouling-resistant membrane technology from Lanxess (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) is being used at the Dammweg thermal power station in Chemnitz, Germany. This is the first large-scale application of the technology in Europe. A set of 60 Lewabrane RO B400 FR filter elements apply a reverse-osmosis process to cleanse 50 to 60 m3/h of pre-treated river water for steam generation...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Lanxess-membrane-technology-goes-online-at-German-power-plant_11377.html
January 8, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group has been awarded a contract by STAR Rafineri A.Ş., a subsidiary of SOCAR Turkey, for project management consultancy (PMC) services for its grassroots...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-PMC-contract-for-grassroots-refinery-in-Turkey_11378.html
January 7, 2014
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) completed the sale of its primary amides chemicals business to the chemicals and plastics company PMC Group Inc. (Mt. Laurel, N.J.; www.pmc-group.com), effective...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-completes-sale-of-primary-amides-business-to-PMC-Group_11372.html
January 7, 2014
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) announced today that it has acquired the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-acquires-FMHC-Corporation_11374.html
January 6, 2014
A new online Material Selection Guide is available from DeZURIK (Sartell, Minn.; www.dezurik.com). This convenient web application makes it quick and easy to determine which metals or elastomers are suggested as suitable for valves in...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/New-on-line-material-selection-guide-for-valves_11370.html
January 6, 2014
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has signed a long-term agreement for the production of liquid CO2 with Big River Resources Boyceville, LLC (Boyceville, Wisc.). Air Products will operate a facility to produce 250 ton/d of liquid CO2 at Big River Resources’ established ethanol plant in Boyceville, Wisconsin. Air Products will market...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Products-increases-U-S-Midwest-liquid-CO2-supply_11371.html
January 3, 2014
The JP Morgan Global Manufacturing purchasing manager’s index (PMI) rose 0.2 points in December 2013, to a level of 53.3. The gain is 12 consecutive monthly rise, and the highest level for the index in 32 months, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   “Output growth was...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-manufacturing-PMI-rises-ACC-report-says_11369.html
December 30, 2013
Rosneft, LLC (Moscow, Russia; www.rosneft.com), Pirelli Tyre Russia and Oil Techno have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with regard to establishing a styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) production joint venture (JV) in Armenia. The synthetic rubber JV...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Rosneft-Pirelli-and-Oil-Techno-to-collaborate-on-synthetic-rubber-JV-in-Armenia_11368.html
December 28, 2013
Outotec (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) will deliver technology and services worth over €100 million to Cengiz Group for their Mazidagi and Samsun operations in Turkey. The orders include a roasting plant for pyrite concentrates, calcine leaching and solvent extraction plants, copper smelter modernization, as well as gas cleaning and sulfuric acid plants. The orders will be booked in Outotec's 2013...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-wins-orders-in-Turkey_11367.html
December 20, 2013
Axiall Corp. (Atlanta, Ga.; www.axiall.com) today announced that the company has selected the state of Louisiana as the location of a possible ethylene cracker to be built in conjunction with a related derivatives plant. Axiall proposes to construct the facility with a soon-to-be-named partner, and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Axiall-selects-Louisiana-as-site-for-proposed-ethylene-cracker_11342.html
December 20, 2013
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) reading (on a three-month moving average basis) in December strengthened from November, rising 0.1 points from 93.8 to 93.9, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   The December increase occurred at a pace that has moderated since the 0.4% gain in...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/December-CAB-and-November-CPRIs-are-up-ACC-says_11347.html
December 19, 2013
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 two Terrace Wall hydrogen reformers by GS Engineering & Construction Corp., which is acting on behalf of the engineering, procurement...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-hydrogen-reformers-in-Vietnam_11325.html
December 19, 2013
Braskem S.A. (Sao Paulo, Brazil; www.braskem.com.br) has announced the execution of an agreement with Grupo Solvay for the acquisition of 70.59% of the total and voting capital of Solvay Indupa S.A.I.C. The transaction price is $290 million. The consummation of the sales agreement will depend on...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Braskem-announces-acquisition-of-Solvay-Indupa_11326.html
December 19, 2013
Tolyattikauchuk, a subsidiary of Sibur (Moscow; www.sibur.com), has commissioned a third butyl rubber separation line, expanding its production capacity from 48,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) to 53,000 m.t./yr. The new...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sibur-expands-production-capacity-for-butyl-rubber_11327.html
December 19, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) has announced that it was awarded a contract by Midwest Fertilizer to provide program management services for a...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-awarded-contract-for-U-S-fertilizer-plant_11328.html
December 19, 2013
KBR (Houston; www.kbr.com) announced today that its leading ammonia process technology has been selected by Midwest Fertilizer Corp. for its new fertilizer manufacturing plant in Mt. Vernon, Indiana...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/KBR-ammonia-technology-selected-for-new-fertilizer-facility-in-Indiana_11329.html
December 19, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Company Ltd. a contract to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and process design package for a grassroots 1-million ton/yr ethylene plant in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China. This contract also...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Technip-wins-new-ethylene-contract-in-China_11330.html
December 18, 2013
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) has signed a long-term agreement for the production of liquid CO2 with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (SIRE). Air Products will build a facility to produce 400 ton/d of liquid CO2 at SIRE’s established ethanol production facility in Council...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Products-and-SIRE-sign-liquid-CO2-agreement-for-Iowa-facility_11323.html
December 18, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Renmatix Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.; www.renmatix.com) will jointly scale up the Renmatix Plantrose process for the production of industrial sugars based on lignocellulosic biomass. The two companies signed a non-exclusive joint development agreement. The parties have agreed to key financial terms for future commercial licenses, which BASF can exercise at its...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-and-Renmatix-agree-on-a-joint-development-for-the-production-of-industrial-sugars-from-biomass_11324.html
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