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November 7, 2013
Flotek Industries, Inc. (Houston, www.flotekind.com) and Tasneea Oil and Gas Technologies, LLC (www.tasneea-int.com), of Oman, have announced the execution of an agreement to establish an oilfield chemistry manufacturing company and a chemical research company in Oman to serve markets in the Middle East and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Flotek-and-Tasneea-form-partnership-to-manufacture-oilfield-chemicals-in-Oman_11219.html
November 7, 2013
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA; www.osha.gov) has issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement follows the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of its annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimates that three million workers were injured on the job in 2012. The...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/OSHA-proposes-new-rule-to-improve-workplace-injury-and-illness-tracking_11220.html
November 6, 2013
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Hamburgh, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp.com) has reached an agreement with De Nora (Milan, Italy) to establish a joint venture (JV). The companies intend to combine their engineering, procurement and construction activities for electrolysis plants under the name ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers. This will enable both partners to expand their technological platforms and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ThyssenKrupp-to-strengthen-electrolysis-business-through-planned-JV_11210.html
November 6, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) says it will build and operate a large-scale alkoxylation unit in Pasadena, Texas, at an integrated industrial facility of LyondellBasell's Equistar Chemicals...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Solvay-to-build-large-scale-alkoxylation-facility-in-Texas_11213.html
November 6, 2013
Sibur Holding’s (Moscow, www.sibur.com) subsidiary Biaxplen has launched a new production facility of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films in Tomsk. The opening ceremony was attended by Sergey Zhvachkin, Governor of the Tomsk region, Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of SIBUR Holding’s Board of...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sibur-launches-new-film-production-facility-in-Tomsk_11214.html
November 6, 2013
AEA Investors LP (www.aeainvestors.com) has signed an agreement to acquire the municipal, industrial and services water- and wastewater-treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies (Alpharetta, Ga.; www.water.siemens.com), a part of Siemens Industry Sector, for EUR 640 million. The...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AEA-Investors-to-acquire-Siemens-Water-Technologies_11215.html
November 6, 2013
TPC Group (Houston; www.tpcgrp.com), a provider of C4-based products and services, announced the progress of its comprehensive expansion program to increase polyisobutylene capacity. In early 2013 TPC embarked on an expansion effort to both debottleneck existing capacity and build additional capacity to meet the current and future needs of our customers. Since commencing engineering work, TPC has increased...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/TPC-Group-expands-polyisobutylene-capacity_11216.html
November 6, 2013
Ashai Glass Co., Ltd. (AGC; Tokyo, www.agc.com) has reached an agreement with Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (Kuala Lumpur...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Asahi-Glass-to-acquire-interest-in-Vietnamese-PVC-producer_11217.html
November 5, 2013
Plant engineering and construction specialist ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp.com) has reached an agreement with De Nora, an electrochemical technologies supplier based in Milan, Italy, to establish a joint venture (JV). The companies intend to combine their engineering, procurement and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ThyssenKrupp-and-Italys-De-Nora-reach-agreement-for-electrolysis-JV_11203.html
November 5, 2013
Flextronics International (San Jose, Calif.; www.flextronics.com) has announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Riwisa AG. As a result of the transaction, Flextronics has acquired Riwisa's state-of–the-art manufacturing facilities located in Hagglingen...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Flextronics-completes-acquisition-of-Riwisa_11204.html
November 5, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cpchem.com) announced the completion of its study to expand normal alpha olefin (NAO) capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas and receipt of approval to...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Chevron-Phillips-completes-expansion-study-for-normal-alpha-olefin-plant-in-Baytown-Tex-_11205.html
November 5, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB; Washington, D.C.; www.csb.gov) has announced that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) exceeded the CSB's recommended actions following the February 7, 2010, deadly natural-gas explosion at the Kleen Energy electric plant — then under construction in Middletown, Conn.  The blast, which killed six workers and injured at least 50, resulted during an...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CSB-commends-NFPA-for-comprehensive-fuel-gas-safety-standard_11206.html
November 5, 2013
Innospec Inc. (Littleton, Colo.; www.innospec.com) announced that it has acquired Bachman Services Inc. and its affiliated companies from its...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Innospec-expands-presence-in-oilfield-chemicals-with-acquisition-of-Bachman-Services_11207.html
November 5, 2013
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.; www.jacobs.com) announced that it has acquired an interest in Guimar Engenharia, a privately held company that provides engineering services and project and construction management based in Rio de...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Jacobs-to-acquire-interest-in-Guimar-Engenharia-in-Brazil_11208.html
November 5, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki; www.metso.com) has been chosen by GS Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. (GS E&C), of Seoul, to supply automation for the Dangjin 4 Biomass Power Plant, currently under construction in Dangjin...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Metso-to-provide-automation-for-Asias-largest-biomass-power-plant_11209.html
November 4, 2013
Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem; Los Angeles, Calif.; www.oxychem.com), a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. (Tlalnepantla, Mexico; www.mexichem.com) have announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture, Ingleside Ethylene LLC, to build an ethylene cracker with an estimated capacity of around 544,000 metric...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Occidental-and-Mexichem-form-ethylene-cracker-JV-in-Texas_11202.html
November 1, 2013
According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) edged down by 0.4% in September, following a revised 0.2% decline in August. During September, chemical production was lower in all seven regions.   On a three-month moving average (3MMA), output of the nation’s overall manufacturing sector edged...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-chemical-production-edged-down-in-Sept-production-remains-ahead-year-over-year_11201.html
October 31, 2013
Just a few years ago, the natural gas industry seemed to be in its death throes, nuclear power had modest comeback aspirations, and coal was king. Since then, environmental compliance costs have tossed coal under the bus, Fukishima dinged nuclear power, and fracking took off. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling have completely turned the natural gas industry into a runaway train...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/web_features/Our-Global-Energy-Future-The-30-Year-Plan-and-300-Year-Outlook_11189.html
October 31, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) is today officially opening its new €100-million Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The company’s new global hub for Research & Development (R&D) is based at the Industriepark Höchst. It will be the home of Clariant’s competence centers in chemical research and process...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-opens-new-innovation-center-in-Frankfurt_11199.html
October 31, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cpchem.com) has announced that it has finalized the sale to Grand Astor Limited of Chevron Phillips Chemical’s affiliate company Chevron Phillips Chemical (China) Co. Ltd., which owns a polystyrene plant located in Zhangjiagang...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Chevron-Phillips-completes-sale-of-polystyrene-business_11200.html
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