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Evonik plans to build a new production plant for precipitated silica

29-May-2015

Evonik Industries has started basic engineering for a new production plant for precipitated silica with focus on the rubber and especially the growing tire industry. The world-scale facility is planned to be built in the South East of the United States, in close proximity to major American tire ...

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AkzoNobel to build €30 million Performance Coatings facility in Thailand

28-May-2015

AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest more than €30 million in a manufacturing facility in Thailand to support regional growth of its Performance Coatings business.The project, which is being supported by the Thailand Board of Investment, involves constructing a 120,000m2 site within the ...

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Perstorp inaugurates major new Oxo plant in Sweden

27-May-2015

Perstorp officially opened a major extension to its capacity to produce PVC plasticizers and key chemical intermediates. The new state-of-the-art Oxo plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, began producing material soon after its start-up in January, and is now running at full regime and delivering high ...

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Sasol Performance Chemicals Expands Catalyst Carrier Production Capacity

26-May-2015

Sasol announced that it has expanded the production capacity of its alumina spheres plant in Brunsbüttel to 4,000 tonnes per annum. Through the company's Performance Chemicals Inorganics & Catalyst division it produces high purity and ultra-high purity alumina that is used in a range of catalytic ...

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BASF declares Force Majeure for a range of EO-based products

Raw material shortage due to technical problems in the European ethylene oxide (EO) production

26-May-2015

BASF’s European production sites for ethylene oxide have experienced significant technical problems leading to a Force Majeure declaration on ethylene oxide on May 19, 2015. Due to the ethylene oxide (EO) shortage BASF has subsequently to declare Force Majeure for EO-based products produced in ...

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Borealis and Agrifos announce major milestone in the development of ammonia production project

22-May-2015

Borealis and Agrifos Partners LLC, a project development company, have reached a preliminary agreement to jointly develop a world-scale ammonia project through Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC (GCA). The plant will be located within an existing chemical site along the Texas Gulf Coast. GCA is in final ...

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First production of liquid hydrocarbons from biological feedstock using the Isobutene process

15-May-2015

Global Bioenergies announces having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar to those extracted from oil. This mix of fuels can be compared to light oil, and thus be considered as «renewable oil».Gaseous isobutene is one of the main building ...

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Sigma-Aldrich Expands Facility to Support Commercial-Scale Gene Therapy Production, Testing and Filling

15-May-2015

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation’s custom manufacturing business unit, SAFC® Commercial, announced the strategic expansion of its existing facility in Carlsbad, Calif. The investment will further enable SAFC to offer clinical and commercial bulk drug production, as well as fill/finish of viral products ...

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Hexion Inc. and Shchekinoazot Launch Second Resin Reactor to Serve Growing Demand

13-May-2015

Hexion Inc. in partnership with OAO Shchekinoazot announced the opening of a second reactor as part of their joint venture manufacturing facility located near Tula, Russia. “Since we first announced our partnership with OAO Shchekinoazot in 2007 at the Ligna Trade Show, we have been working ...

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BASF acquires intellectual property from LANXESS

13-May-2015

BASF and LANXESS have signed an agreement on BASF’s purchase of the polyisobutene business consisting mainly of intellectual property for a new technology to produce high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB). On behalf of BASF, LANXESS will exclusively manufacture the new HM PIB for BASF in ...

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