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July 9, 2014
On the South Campus of Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin; www.tu-berlin.de), BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) together with the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (UniCat; www.unicat.tu-berlin.de) today opened the new BasCat Laboratory building (www.bascat.tu-berlin.de). On about 1,000 square meters of laboratory and office area, 17 scientists will in...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/New-BasCat-Laboratory-opens-at-TU-Berlin_11960.html
July 9, 2014
Nippon Shokubai  Co. (Osaka, Japan; www.shokubai.co.jp) held an opening ceremony for various new facilities at its Himeji Plant site, including new...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Nippon-Shokubai-opens-expanded-facilities-for-acrylic-acid-and-PMI_11962.html
July 8, 2014
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com)  has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business. The parties will also enter into a distribution agreement for AkzoNobel's colloidal silica business for retention and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kemira-to-acquire-paper-chemicals-business-from-AkzoNobel_11954.html
July 8, 2014
Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc. (Washington, Pa; www.washingtonpennplastic.com) has concluded an agreement with ExxonMobil Chemical Company (EMC; Houston, Tex.; www.exxonmobilchemical.com) to purchase and license...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Washington-Penn-to-purchase-assets-of-ExxonMobils-specialty-PP-compounding-business_11957.html
July 7, 2014
An affiliate of ExxonMobil (Irving, Tex., www.exxonmobil.com), Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical B.V.B.A., announced that it plans to install a new delayed coker unit at its Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher sulfur residual oils into transportation fuels products such as marine gasoil and diesel fuel. The...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ExxonMobil-invests-in-new-coker-unit-at-Belgium-refinery_11952.html
July 7, 2014
GE Power & Water (Schenectady, N.Y.; www.gepower.com) has announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal (Mansfield, U.K.; www.monsal.com), a private water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business.

With Monsal’s advanced...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/GE-Power-and-Water-to-acquire-Monsal_11953.html
July 1, 2014
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com), Huntsman Corp., Shanghai Hua Yi (Group) Co., Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. and Sinopec Group Assets Management Corp. held a ceremony today kicking off the construction of a new plant with a production capacity of 240,000 metric tons (m.t.) of crude MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate) per year, at Shanghai Lianheng Isocyanate Co. (SLIC) in Caojing, China...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Consortium-plans-new-MDI-plant-in-Shanghai_11950.html
July 1, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is making an investment in the double-digit-million euro range in a new research center at the Rheinfelden, Germany site. Starting at the beginning of 2016, research into silanes will be carried out in modern laboratories in the four-story building. Silanes are used in the electronics industry, in the tire industry, for the production of adhesives and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-invests-in-new-research-center-at-Rheinfelden-site_11951.html
June 30, 2014
Ineos (www.ineos.com) will acquire BASF SE’s (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) 50% share in Styrolution, a joint venture between the companies. The purchase price to be paid by Ineos amounts to €1.1 billion. A call option in favor of Ineos to buy BASF’s share in Styrolution was already included in the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ineos-to-acquire-BASFs-share-in-Styrolution_11949.html
June 27, 2014
Kuraray Co. (Tokyo, Japan; www.kuraray.co.jp/en) has decided to expand its production facilities in the U.S. at its wholly owned subsidiary MonoSol, LLC, headquartered in...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kuraray-to-expand-U-S-facilities-for-polyvinyl-alcohol-production_11944.html
June 27, 2014
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has expanded its polyamide-12 production capacity at the Marl Chemical Site by 5,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), thereby increasing the supply security of its Vestamid high-performance polymer material. In addition, preparations have begun for increasing the production of Vestosint polyamide powder. For the further expansion of production, Evonik...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-expands-polyamide-12-capacity-and-develops-bio-based-production-process_11945.html
June 27, 2014
The specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany; www.altana.com) and Landa Corp. have concluded an equity financing agreement under which Altana will invest €100 million (~US$135 million) for a minority stake in Landa Digital Printing. Both companies see the agreement not only as...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Altana-acquires-stake-in-Landa-Corp-invests-in-digital-printing-technology_11946.html
June 26, 2014
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has signed a definitive agreement with Ineos to create a strong player in chlorovinyls, to be named Inovyn. The joint venture (JV) is expected to be effective by year-end following the divestments required by the European Commission. Until completion, Solvay and Ineos will continue to run their businesses separately. "Thanks to this...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-and-Ineos-to-create-chlorovinyls-producer-Inovyn_11940.html
June 26, 2014
H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, Minn.; www.hbfuller.com) has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Tonsan Adhesive, Inc. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will add strong customer relationships in the engineering adhesives markets, manufacturing facilities, and product and technology development capabilities. With a solid record of growth and proven technical...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/H-B-Fuller-to-acquire-Tonsan-Adhesive-for-$230-million_11941.html
June 26, 2014
Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) is currently in the process of establishing a production facility in Brazil. The facility will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove dangerous nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as particulate matter and hydrocarbons from the engine exhaust of diesel vehicles such as buses...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Topsøe-to-establish-catalyst-manufacturing-facility-in-Brazil_11942.html
June 26, 2014
Specialty chemical market volumes in the U.S. rose 0.6% in May, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). The May gain follows a 0.1% rise in April and a 1.1% rise in March.   Of the 28 specialty market segments monitored by ACC, 20 expanded in May, ACC...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-specialty-chemical-market-volumes-rose-in-May-ACC-report-says_11943.html
June 25, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; www.fwc.com) says today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Glencore Oil Projects AG for the engineering and material supply of a steam reformer heater for hydrogen production for the Orsknefteorgsyntez Refinery at Orsk, Russia. The value of Foster...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-steam-reformer-heater-in-Russia_11933.html
June 25, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has agreed with Nyrstar, a global integrated mining and metals company, to provide Outotec Ausmelt technology to the Port Pirie redevelopment in South Australia. Outotec will provide a technology licence, engineering, proprietary equipment and advisory services for the redevelopment of Nyrstar Port Pirie into an advanced metals recovery-and-refining facility...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-provide-smelting-technology-for-Nyrstars-Port-Pirie-redevelopment-in-Australia_11934.html
June 25, 2014
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo, Japan; www.sdk.co.jp) has strengthened its system for supplying semiconductor-processing high-purity gases in Asia. In China, SDK increased the production capacity for high-purity ammonia at its subsidiary in Zhejiang Province in January this year. This month, the subsidiary started shipments by ISO tank container on...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Showa-Denko-increases-capacity-for-semiconductor-processing-high-purity-gases_11935.html
June 25, 2014
On June 30, The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) will begin construction of its previously announced world-scale ethylene production facility, representing a prominent milestone in delivering on its strategy to invest in its performance-based portfolio of technology-enabled businesses. This significant investment in Dow’s Texas Operations in Freeport remains on track and on-plan for...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Dow-to-begin-construction-on-ethylene-production-facility-in-Freeport_11936.html
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