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December 9, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has signed a contract to sell its Vinuran polyvinylchloride (PVC) modifier business to Kaneka Belgium N.V., a subsidiary of...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-divests-polyvinylchloride-modifier-business-to-Kaneka_11300.html
December 9, 2013
Brenntag AG (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany; www.brenntag.com) has signed an agreement to acquire a part of the operational business of Kemira Water Denmark A/S registered in Copenhagen. Brenntag...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Brenntag-to-acquire-portion-of-Kemiras-operations-in-Denmark_11301.html
December 5, 2013
Amyris, Inc. (Emeryville, Calif.; www.amyris.com) and Total (Paris; www.total.com) announced today the formation of Total Amyris BioSolutions B.V., a 50-50 joint venture that now holds exclusive rights and a license under Amyris's intellectual property to produce and market renewable diesel and jet fuel from Amyris's renewable farnesene. Total is Amyris's largest investor, holding approximately 18% of its...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Amyris-and-Total-form-joint-venture-for-fuels_11295.html
December 4, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced the second expansion of its ethoxylation site at Clear Lake in Pasadena, Texas. Following the first expansion in 2012, now already fully utilized, the investment will provide the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-expands-its-ethoxylation-site-in-Texas_11293.html
December 3, 2013
Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.; www.bv.com) and Exterran Energy Solutions, L.P. (Exterran) are joining forces to reduce capital and operating costs, improve natural gas liquid product yields and enhance system flexibility for natural gas processors. The two companies have signed an exclusive agreement to develop modular natural gas processing units in North America. The modular units will feature...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Exterran-and-Black-and-Veatch-to-market-natural-gas-processing-technology-in-North-America_11287.html
December 3, 2013
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $1 billion by Ingleside Ethylene LLC, a joint venture between Occidental Chemical Corp., a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corp., and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CB-and-I-wins-contract-for-U-S-ethylene-plant_11288.html
December 3, 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 engineering, procurement and related services for a grassroots molybdenum refinery in Chile. The contract was awarded by MOLYB Ltda., an affiliate company of Codelco, the Chilean Copper...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-contract-for-molybdenum-refinery-in-Chile_11289.html
December 3, 2013
Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany; www.orioncarbons.com) will cease production at its Sines, Portugal facility by the end of 2013. This decision...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Orion-Engineered-Carbons-to-restructure-carbon-black-production-in-Europe_11290.html
December 3, 2013
Effective January 1, 2014, Professor Rafiqul Gani from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will take office as president of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE; www.efce.org) for a two-year term. Gani succeeds the outgoing president, Professor Richard Darton, who has occupied the post since 2010. Speaking in Frankfurt, Germany, at the last meeting of EFCE officers for 2013...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Gani-to-take-office-as-president-of-the-European-Federation-of-Chemical-Engineering_11291.html
December 3, 2013
The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA; Washington, D.C.; www.osha.gov) has announced a request for information (RFI) seeking public comment on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management standard and related standards, as well as other policy options to prevent major chemical incidents. The request is in response to Executive Order 13650, which seeks to...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/OSHA-seeks-public-comment-on-standards-to-improve-chemical-process-safety_11292.html
December 2, 2013
Bartec GmbH (Bad Mergentheim, Germany; www.bartec.de) has acquired Pixavi (Stavanger, Norway), a world leading supplier of mobile communication devices and wireless infrastructure for hazardous areas. The acquisition perfectly complements the Bartec product portfolio, which comprises explosion-proof components and systems, heating technology solutions, measurement and analysis technology as well as...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Bartec-acquires-Pixavi-_11286.html
November 27, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has produced its first commercial volumes of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable raw material, and is offering this product to customers for testing and commercial use. The production process relies on a patented fermentation technology from Genomatica (San Diego, Calif....
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-produces-first-commercial-volumes-of-bio-based-butanediol_11285.html
November 26, 2013
The U.S. economy is likely to see continued, albeit conservative growth in 2014, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. The Chemical Activity Barometer is an established leading economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months at cycle peaks, and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CAB-rises-over-October-ACC-says_11283.html
November 26, 2013
Kuraray ( Tokyo, Japan; www.kuraray.co.jp/en) and DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) have signed a definitive agreement for DuPont to sell Glass...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPont-Glass-Laminating-SolutionsVinyls_11284.html
November 25, 2013
Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg, South Africa; www.sasol.co.za) announced today that it has selected Technip S.A. (Paris; www.technip.com) as the primary contractor for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of its proposed gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in Louisiana. "The selection of Technip as FEED contractor is a milestone in the advancement of our GTL facility," said Johan du Preez...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sasol-selects-Technip-as-FEED-contractor-for-U-S-GTL-facility_11277.html
November 22, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) was lower by 0.2% in October, following a revised 0.3% decline for September, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   Measured on a three-month moving average basis, chemical production showed...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Chemical-production-in-the-U-S-edges-lower-in-Oct-ACC-says_11269.html
November 21, 2013
Wacker Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; www.wacker.com) plans to expand its production capacity for dispersible polymer powders capacity at its Nanjing (China) site in 2014. By productivity improvement and debottlenecking measures in existing facilities, Wacker intends to essentially double its current capacity of 30,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) to meet increasing customer demand in China. Debottlenecking...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Wacker-to-expand-dispersible-polymer-powder-capacity-in-China_11242.html
November 21, 2013
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing, Germany; www.caloric.com) has been awarded a contract for the engineering and manufacturing of a new thermal treatment plant with an integrated HCl recovery unit from a major chemical company in Poland. The thermal treatment...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Caloric-to-build-incinerator-with-HCl-recovery-in-Poland_11268.html
November 20, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (www.tessenderlo.com) announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Aliphos feed phosphate business...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Tessenderlo-to-sell-phosphate-business-to-EcoPhos_11240.html
November 20, 2013
Vencorex (Saint-Priest, France; www.vencorex.com), an isocyanate joint venture between PTT Global Chemical, of...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Vencorex-to-build-isocyanate-plant-in-Thailand_11241.html
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