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March 28, 2013
China Petrochemical International Ltd. (Sinopec International), Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (SVW) and Davy Process Technology (Davy; London, England;, a wholly owned Johnson Matthey subsidiary, are pleased to announce the acceptance of a 771,000 metric ton (m.t.) per year methanol plant located in Changshou Chemical Garden, Chongqing, P.R. China. The Plant is the first Davy facility...
March 27, 2013
ThyssenKrupp Polysius has won a contract from PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk., Jakarta, to build a second cement plant near the town of Tuban on the northern coast of the island of Java. The contract is worth around $250 million and the plant is scheduled to start production in 2015. “This follow-up order is proof of our good partnership with the customer and shows that our technological...
March 26, 2013
Triple/S Dynamics (Dallas, Tex.; has released “Screening Theory and Practice,” now available for download at This 54-page technical paper, written by James F. Sullivan, former president and chairman of Triple/S Dynamics, distills his 55 years of experience in the design, development, manufacture and sale of bulk granular...
March 26, 2013
Bayer MaterialScience (Leverkusen, Germany; has appointed Markus Steilemann as the new head of its Polycarbonates business unit. He succeeds Michael Koenig, who will join the Board of Management of Bayer AG on April 1, 2013. At the same time, Steilemann will become a member of the Executive Committee of Bayer...
March 26, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, says that its UOP C3 Oleflex process technology has been selected by Williams (Tulsa, Okla.) to produce propylene, a valuable petrochemical used in plastics production. The selection is the sixth win for Honeywell’s UOP Oleflex process technology in North America, as petrochemical producers move to produce propylene from propane found in...
March 25, 2013
PPC (Thann, France;, a company of WeylChem Group (Frankfurt am Main, Germany;, the fine chemicals platform of International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Luxembourg), has secured bank financing from Commerzbank for the conversion of the mercury electrolysis plant. The equity portion of the financing will be provided by ICIG. PPC will convert its production of...
March 25, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Domat/Ems, Switzerland; and JSC Grodno Azot PTC Khimvolokno (Belarus) have successfully commissioned a plant for the production of polyamide 6. The multiline plant is located in Grodno, Western Belarus, has a capacity of 91,000 metric tons (m.t.) per year and replaces seven lines that have been closed down. The new plant has enabled the customer to almost...
March 22, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Maschinenfabrik Köppern GmbH & Co. KG (Hattingen, Germany; on cooperation in the manufacture and supply of Outotec branded comminution products as part of Outotec's process solutions. Köppern is a global leader in high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology as well as a world leader for briquetting and...
March 22, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) rose 0.6% in February, following a revised 0.8% gain in January, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; “Chemical production rose across all regions for the third consecutive month,” ACC said...
March 21, 2013
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; says it has entered into an agreement with Phillips 66  to acquire the company’s E-Gas Technology business. The E-Gas solids-gasification technology is a commercially proven...
March 19, 2013
AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; says it intends to invest a further €65 million in China. The investment will be used to boost capacity and significantly improve operational excellence at AkzoNobel's Surface Chemistry manufacturing sites in Boxing and Ningbo. More than half the money is being invested in the company's facility in Shandong province, which was taken over as...
March 19, 2013
Royal DSM (, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces that it has acquired SolarExcel B.V. (Venray, the Netherlands). SolarExcel has developed a proprietary light-trapping technology that can significantly increase the efficiency of solar panels. With the acquisition DSM expands its growing portfolio of solar energy enabling technologies. Financial details of the...
March 19, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, has been selected to provide technology to produce propylene in China. Fujian Meide Petrochemical Co. will use Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as films and packaging. It is the 12th Oleflex project UOP has announced since the beginning...
March 18, 2013
Primozone Production AB (Löddeköpinge, Sweden; and Ozone Water Systems, Inc. (OWS; Phoenix, Ariz.;, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement for the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Ozone Water Systems, a leading global supplier of turnkey ozonation systems and services, will be responsible for sales, service...
March 18, 2013
The composite leading indicator (CLI) for January 2013, the most recent available, released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris, France; showed a divergent growth pattern in the world’s major economies, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.;
March 18, 2013
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; has been awarded a contract to construct a synthetic resin (ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, EVOH)...
March 14, 2013
Ube Industries, Ltd. (Ube; Tokyo, Japan; has established a joint venture (JV) with Lotte Chemical Corp. (Seoul, South Korea), Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Sdn. Bhd. (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), and Mitsubishi Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) to manufacture and market butadiene rubber (BR) in Johor, Malaysia. The move is in response to growing demand for BR in the Asia region. The JV will be licensed...
March 14, 2013
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; announced today that it has been awarded a contract by SK gas, South Korea’s largest importer and distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), for the license and engineering design of a...
March 14, 2013
Samsung Engineering Co. (Seoul, South Korea; signed a contract, worth $650 million (€498 million), with State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (Socar), Azerbaijan’s...
March 13, 2013
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; has been awarded a contract with TAIF-NK (Nizhnekamsk, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation) to provide services for detailed engineering and procurement for the petroleum-refinery modernization project in Nizhnekamsk. TAIF-NK belongs to TAIF PSC Group (Republic of Tatarstan...
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