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July 26, 2013
The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) leading macroeconomic indicator Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) reading for July showed a 0.2% gain, measured on a three-month-moving average basis, suggesting that “future U.S. business cycle conditions strengthened from June,” the ACC said in its latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report.   The...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ACCs-CAB-signals-improving-U-S-business-conditions_10827.html
July 26, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed a long-term contract with BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) to supply carbon monoxide to its MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate ) production unit located in...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Liquide-invests-an-additional-&euro50-million-in-the-Antwerp-basin_10828.html
July 25, 2013
Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Tokyo, Japan; www.yokogawa.com) announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa United Kingdom Ltd., has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by SSE Hornsea Ltd for the upgrade of one of the U.K.'s largest onshore underground gas storage facilities, located at Atwick, East Yorkshire.   Yokogawa United Kingdom will supply an integrated control and safety system, together...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Yokogawa-wins-major-contract-for-large-U-K-onshore-gas-storage-facility_10825.html
July 24, 2013
Sasol (Johannesburg, South Africa; www.sasol.com) and Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA (Ineos) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent to...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sasol-and-Ineos-sign-agreement-for-high-density-polyethylene-JV_10788.html
July 23, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is now significantly expanding precipitated silica capacity at its Maptaphut site in Thailand. Funded by an investment in the lower double-digit million euro range, the expansion is to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. In addition to its application in the automotive industry for low rolling resistance tires, silica is also used in the food and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Evonik-to-expand-silica-capacity-in-Thailand_10768.html
July 23, 2013
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland, www.fwc.com) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group has signed an equity purchase agreement with CEFOC (The Fourth Construction Company Ltd. of China Electronics System Engineering) to purchase a 49% share in its Chinese Design Institute, PECHDI. The co-owned design institute is now a joint venture (JV) named Foster...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-establishes-new-JV-E-and-C-company-in-China_10769.html
July 22, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) today announced the startup of its state-of-the-art, 135 million standard cubic feet per day (scfd) hydrogen plant serving the Valero petroleum refinery in Port Arthur, Texas and other customers. The new plant houses the largest steam methane reformer (SMR) Praxair has built to date to supply hydrogen and up to 450,000 lb/h of steam to...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Praxair-expands-hydrogen-supply-with-Gulf-Coast-startup_10767.html
July 19, 2013
Styron Europe GmbH (Horgen, Switzerland; www.styron.com) and Ravago S.A. announced jointly today that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Styron’s Expandable...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Styron-announces-sale-of-expandable-polystyrene-business-to-Ravago_10764.html
July 19, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) was flat in June, following a 0.1% gain the previous month, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com). During June, chemical production rose in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and West Coast regions, and declined in the Gulf Coast and Ohio Valley regions, ACC pointed out, while activity in the Southeast...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Chemical-production-in-the-U-S-is-flat-for-June-but-forecasts-indicate-growth-ACC-says_10765.html
July 18, 2013
Siemens Industry Inc., USA (www.siemens.com/metals), and consortium partner Midrex Technologies, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.; www.midrex.com) received an order from the Austrian voestalpine group (www.voestalpine.com) to build a direct reduction plant in the U.S. The Midrex plant will be constructed near the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. It is designed to produce 2 million metric tons of hot briquetted iron...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Siemens-and-Midrex-to-build-direct-reduction-plant-for-voestalpine-in-Texas_10760.html
July 18, 2013
NordsonCorp. (Westlake, Ohio; www.nordson.com) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Münster, Germany based Kreyenborg Group’s Kreyenborg GmbH and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik GmbH companies.  Material terms of the transaction are being...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Nordson-to-acquire-Kreyenborg-Groups-polymer-processing-businesses_10761.html
July 18, 2013
Ineos Technologies (Rolle, Switzerland; www.ineos.com) announced that it has been chosen to provide the Innovene PP process to Oriental Energy...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Oriental-Energy-selects-Ineos-PP-process-technology-for-project-in-Ningbo-China_10762.html
July 18, 2013
Clariant International Ltd. (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com), announced that it has signed a long-term supply contract with OMV. From 2015, the Austrian oil and gas company will supply Clariant's site in Gendorf (Germany) with ethylene. This agreement will enable Clariant to...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-signs-long-term-ethylene-supply-contract-with-OMV_10763.html
July 17, 2013
Sapphire Energy, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.; http://www.sapphireenergy.com/), a producer of algae-based crude oil, and the technology company The Linde Group AG (Munich, Germany; www.the-linde-group.com) announced they will expand their partnership to commercialize a new industrial-scale conversion technology needed to upgrade...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sapphire-Energy-and-Linde-expand-partnership-for-algae-based-crude_10758.html
July 17, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) was awarded a service contract by Qatar Shell supporting an earlier delivery of valves and intelligent positioners to the Pearl Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Project in Ras Laffan Industrial City. Jointly developed by Qatar...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Metso-wins-service-contract-for-Pearl-GTL-plant-in-Qatar_10759.html
July 16, 2013
Isola Group S.a.r.l. (Chandler, Ariz.; www.isola-group.com), a producer of laminate materials used to fabricate advanced multi-layer printed circuitboards, announced the site expansion of its Suzhou, China...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Isola-to-expand-manufacturing-capabilities-in-Suzhou_10755.html
July 16, 2013
Aker Solutions ASA (Oslo, Norway; www.akersolutions.com) has acquired U.K. specialist engineering company International Design Engineering And Services Ltd (I.D.E.A.S) to boost its asset integrity management services. I.D.E.A.S. (Glasgow, Scotland)...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Aker-Solutions-acquires-U-K-specialist-engineering-company_10756.html
July 15, 2013
DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) has launched production at its probiotic blending and packaging facility in China. The new site in Beijing represents DuPont Nutrition & Health’s first step in packaging probiotics into ready-to-market formats. Investment and capacity were not...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/DuPont-opens-probiotics-facility-in-China_10751.html
July 15, 2013
Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd (Johannesburg, South Africa; www.sasol.com) today announced a series of engineering and technology provider appointments as it continues to advance front-end engineering and design (FEED) of its ethane cracker and derivatives project. Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) is the main FEED contractor for the ethane cracker and derivatives project. Individual engineering...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sasol-appoints-key-engineering-and-technology-providers-for-ethane-cracker-project_10752.html
July 15, 2013
Sundrop Fuels, Inc. (Longmont, Colo.; www.sundropfuels.com), a privately held advanced biofuels company, announced that it has appointed engineering and construction firm IHI E&C International...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sundrop-Fuels-selects-IHI-E-and-C-International-for-inaugural-biofuels-plant_10753.html
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