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October 10, 2013
Advent International www.adventinternational.com), one of the largest and most experienced global firms dedicated solely to private equity, today announced its divestment from Oxea (www.oxea-chemicals.com), one of the largest global manufacturers of Oxo chemicals. Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Muscat; www.oman-oil.com), a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, will acquire Oxea to...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Oman-Oil-acquires-Oxea-from-Advent-International_11107.html
October 9, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) has successfully expanded production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts at its Louisville/Kentucky, USA plant. The double-digit million Swiss francs debottlenecking investment will support increasing demand for Houdry catalysts driven mainly by shale gas development. The facility will come on-stream in mid-October 2013 as planned. Houdry...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-brings-new-Houdry-dehydrogenation-catalyst-capacity-on-stream_11104.html
October 9, 2013
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; www.lanxess.com) has commissioned a new CO2 concentration unit at its Newcastle production site in South Africa. Lanxess has invested some €40 million to build the unit, which was completed in just 19 months. The company operates a highly modern plant at the site for the production of sodium dichromate, which is mainly further processed into chrome tanning materials for...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Lanxess-commissions-CO2-concentration-unit-in-South-Africa_11105.html
October 9, 2013
Novozymes (Copenhagen, Denmark; www.novozymes.com), the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, and Beta Renewables, a global leader in cellulosic biofuels and part of the Mossi Ghisolfi Group, announced the official opening in Northern Italy of the world’s largest advanced biofuels facility. Situated...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Novozymes-and-Beta-Renewables-open-advanced-biofuels-facility-in-Italy_11106.html
October 8, 2013
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) announced plans to build, own and operate a new liquid nitrogen production facility in West Texas to serve the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin. The new facility, to have an approximate 250-ton/d capacity, will strengthen Air Products’ existing leadership position in supplying the region’s oilfield services market. The...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Products-plans-liquid-N2-facility-in-Texas_11103.html
October 7, 2013
As part of its ongoing transformation, Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Chemlogics (Paso Robles, Calif.) for a total cash consideration of $1.345 billion. Adding the U.S.-based company to Solvay's Novecare business unit will create a leader with an extensive portfolio of tailored chemical solutions for the fast-growing oil & gas market...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-to-acquire-Chemlogics_11097.html
October 7, 2013
Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.teijin.co.jp) imited announced today that it has established a joint venture with South Korean chemical producer SK Chemicals to develop and sell polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resins and compounds in Ulsan, South Korea. Construction of a 12,000-ton/yr PPS resin plant began on October 1. Teijin owns 34% of the new company, INITZ Co., Ltd., and SK Chemicals holds the remaining 66%...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Teijin-SK-Chemicals-JV-begins-constructing-PPS-resin-plant_11098.html
October 7, 2013
Ashland Water Technologies, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (Covington, Ken.; www.ashland.com), and Dorf Ketal Chemicals, LLC, a specialty chemicals company serving the downstream...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Ashland-Water-Technologies-and-Dorf-Ketal-enter-strategic-distribution-partnership_11099.html
October 7, 2013
Airgas, Inc. (Radnor, Pa.; www.airgas.com), a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Airgas-to-acquire-Encompass-Gas-Group_11100.html
October 7, 2013
Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.nexeosolutions.com), a chemical distributor, announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Chemical Specialists and Development, Inc...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Nexeo-Solutions-acquires-CSD-strengthens-end-market-presence_11101.html
October 7, 2013
Emerson Electric Co. (St. Louis, Mo.; www.emerson.com) announced that it has acquired Enardo LLC, a leader in safety and environmental control equipment for the oil and gas, petrochemical...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Emerson-expands-storage-tank-solution-offerings-with-acquisition-of-Enardo_11102.html
October 5, 2013
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W; Charlotte, N.C.; www.babcock.com) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has signed an agreement with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance to perform full front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Meredosia, Ill. The agreement marks the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/B-and-W-begins-FEED-work-for-FutureGen-2-0-Carbon-Capture-Project_11096.html
October 4, 2013
  The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI)rose 0.2 points to 51.8, signaling that global manufacturing saw a modest pace of expansion in September, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   The September gain finished off the best quarter for global...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-manufacturing-PMI-rose-in-September-ACC-says_11095.html
October 3, 2013
  Primus Green Energy (Hillsborough, N.J.; www.primusge.com) held an event yesterday to mark the official commissioning of its demonstration-scale plant for making drop-in gasoline from synthesis gas.   The company’s STG-plus process generates high-octane gasoline from syngas, without the need for further refining of the product. The 100,000 gal/yr demonstration plant will provide data for...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Syngas-to-gasoline-demonstration-scale-plant-commissioned_11090.html
October 3, 2013
JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.co.jp) announced today that a contract has been signed between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) and JGC and Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for the company's ethane cracker to be built in Baytown, Texas as...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/JGC-and-Fluor-awarded-EPC-contract-for-major-ethylene-plant-in-the-U-S-_11093.html
October 3, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) and Zachry Industrial (San Antonio, Tex.; www.zhi.com), in a partnership called Gulf Coast Partners, have been awarded a substantial contract to design and build two polyethylene (PE) plants for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) as a part of its U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals project in Old Ocean, Texas. The scope of work...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Technip-and-Zachry-awarded-polyethylene-project-in-the-U-S-_11094.html
October 2, 2013
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) has finalized the €260-million divestment of its Building Adhesives business to Sika AG...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-finalizes-divestment-of-Building-Adhesives-business_11085.html
October 1, 2013
Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com), a worldwide producer of organic peroxides, and Saudi investment company Watan Industrial Investment have signed an agreement for the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Arkema-and-Watan-form-joint-venture-will-build-organic-peroxides-plant-in-Saudi-Arabia_11084.html
September 30, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC; Jiangsu Province, China). JMC is a leading supplier of several types of high performance pigments and pigment preparations in China. The business recorded sales of RMB 210 million (approximately...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-acquires-organic-pigment-business-invests-in-new-plant-in-China_11078.html
September 30, 2013
Malvern Instruments Ltd (Malvern, U.K.; www.malvern.com), a leading global provider of instrumentation and expertise for materials and biophysical characterization, has acquired nanoparticle characterization company NanoSight Ltd. (Amesbury, UK; www.nanosight.com). The acquisition was completed on Friday 27 September 2013. NanoSight has developed and commercialized a unique and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Malvern-Instruments-acquires-NanoSight_11079.html
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