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August 7, 2013
Ashland Inc. (Covington, Ken.;  has opened its new gelcoats production facility in the Chemical Industry Park of Changzhou Yangtze Riverside Economic Development Zone. This $60 million dollar facility, which is...
August 5, 2013
Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (JM Davy; London, U.K. and The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; announced that PetroChina Guangdong Petrochemical Co., a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Ltd. (PetroChina), China's largest oil-and-gas producer and distributor, has selected LP Oxo Technology to produce 2-ethylhexanol, n-butanol and iso-butyraldehyde in its major...
August 5, 2013
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland;, a power and automation technology group, announced today the acquisition of Alstom’s ring motor business to enhance its gearless mill drive (GMD) system business. The parties agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction. The business, based in Bilbao, Spain, has about 120 employees and will become part of ABB’s Process Automation division...
August 5, 2013
Sibur (Moscow, Russia; a gas processing and petrochemicals company and China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.), a major global petroleum and petrochemical enterprise group entered into a joint venture developed on the site of the Krasnoyarsk Synthetic Rubber Plant (KZSK). Sinopec purchased 25% + 1 share of...
August 5, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland; has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Enterprise Products Operating LLC...
August 5, 2013
Neville Venture (Pittsburgh, Pa., a joint venture between US-based companies GTC Technology and Neville Chemical Co., has signed a strategic partnership...
August 2, 2013
Rive Technology (Princeton, N.J.;, a provider of innovative materials-based solutions for catalytic and separations processes in the petroleum refining, chemicals, water and biofuels industries, today announced the closing of a $20 million round of financing from leading energy investors. Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) led the financing with participation from Mitsui Global...$20-million-in-Series-D-Financing_10849.html
August 2, 2013
The Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) for the U.S. rose by 4.5 points in July to 55.4, its highest level in two years, according to data from the Institute for Supply Management that was included in the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC: Washington, D.C.; latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report. The rise in PMI for July is a “sign that business...
August 2, 2013
Messer (Bad Soden/Frankfurt, Germany;, the largest owner-managed industrial gas specialist worldwide, continues to drive its development in China. In the Paojiang industrial zone located in Shaoxing in Zhejiang province, the company is building a new air...
August 1, 2013
During remarks at the U.S. Energy Dept.’s (DOE; Washington, D.C.; Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan to increase our energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Secretary Moniz also announced over $22 million in new investments to...
July 31, 2013
Nikkiso Co. (Tokyo, Japan) the manufacturer of fluid control technologies, has acquired Geveke B.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), a sales company and system integrator of industrial pumps and compressors, as a strategic investment at this end of July 2013. Nikkiso is driving its presence in the global oil-and-gas market together with its German subsidiary Lewa GmbH (Leonberg, Germany;, the...
July 31, 2013
Specialty chemical maker Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; is proceeding with a 50% expansion in capacity at its Azo pigments and pigment preparations plants in Roha, India. This recently approved investment...
July 31, 2013
The U.S. Energy Department (DOE; Washington, D.C.; today recognized the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol production at Ineos Bio’s Indian River BioEnergy Center in Vero Beach, Florida. Developed through a joint venture between Ineos Bio and New Planet Energy, the project uses a unique hybrid of gasification and fermentation technology — originally...
July 30, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug Switzerland; has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a project management and consultancy (PMC) services contract by the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company for its Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP) Complex to be constructed in the Nghi Son Economic Zone, Thanh Hoa Province...
July 30, 2013
Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, Tenn.; has announced plans to increase the Tritan copolyester capacity at its Kingsport...
July 30, 2013
Pexco LLC (Atlanta, Ga.;, a North American specialty plastics extruder-processor, has acquired Scandia Plastics, Inc. of Plaistow, New Hampshire. Scandia is a custom extrusion business...
July 30, 2013
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; announced today that it was awarded a contract by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold to provide construction management (CM) services for the expansion of the Cerro Verde mine in Peru. Fluor previously provided engineering and procurement services on the project beginning in early 2012. For the new...
July 29, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; is building a new Ultramid polymerization plant with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons (m.t.) per year in Shanghai, China. The new plant is planned to start up in 2015. “As part of our long-term strategy, we aim to locate production close to our customers in the Asia Pacific region, so that we can better support their growth, operate more efficiently and...
July 29, 2013
EuroChem (Moscow, Russia;, Russia’s largest mineral fertilizer producer and a top ten agrochemical company globally, today announces plans to...
July 29, 2013
Innovnano (Coimbra, Portugal;, a manufacturer of high-performance ceramic powders, has invested in a high-tech, brand new facility for production of its nanostructured powders, including 3 and 4 mol % yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ). The new site is based in a dedicated technology park in Coimbra, and has been designed to allow high-capacity expansion and industrial-scale...
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