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Metabolically engineered E. coli producing phenol


Many chemicals we use in everyday life are derived from fossil resources. Due to the increasing concerns on the use of fossil resources, there has been much interest in producing chemicals from renewable resources through biotechnology. Phenol is an important commodity chemical, and is a starting ...


Emerging asian countries fuel demand for petrochemical-derived cumene


The Asia-Pacific region has rapidly emerged as the largest global consumer of cumene over the last decade, thanks to changes in the petrochemical industry, states a new report by industry experts GBI Research. The new report shows that global cumene demand has increased over the last decade to ...


High-value Opportunities for Lignin

Recent technological breakthroughs in lignin extraction and conversion could change the course of the oil-based chemical industry


Addressing markets worth more than 130 billion dollars, lignin could become the main renewable aromatic resource for the chemical industry in the future. The first opportunity could emerge as early as 2015 from the direct substitution of phenol in most of its industrial applications: phenolic ...


Benzene Achieves Record Sales

Ceresana Research Publishes New Market Study


Benzene, a colorless liquid, is the precursor for numerous chemical compounds. The global benzene market will see dynamic growth: According to the new report from the market research institute Ceresana Research, the global demand for benzene will rise to approximately 6 million tonnes by 2018. In ...


HIPS fireproof coatings can really take the heat


Tough new fire-resistant coating materials called HIPS ('hybrid inorganic polymer system') are being developed by CSIRO researchers in Melbourne. HIPS coatings can withstand temperatures of over 1000°C compared to current commercial coatings used on building materials and structures which break ...


Ashland announces new European distributor agreements


Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc., has announced two new distribution agreements in Europe for DERAKANE® epoxy vinyl ester resins. The agreements, which go into effect March 15, are with T&T Metalli e Compositi in Italy, and ...


Rhodia to increase intermediates production in Brazil


Rhodia Polyamide announced a 30 million euros investment to increase its intermediates production capacity at its Paulinia site in Brazil by end of 2008. This investment shall allow Rhodia to meet the demand of the market growing 5 to 6% per year, driven by demand for polyamide and phenolic ...


Dynea increases resins production in Russia


Dynea Chemicals Oy's Russian joint-venture, ZAO MetaDynea, has started production of phenolic resins at its plant in Gubakha in the Perm region of Russia. Phenolic resins are used as binders in mineral wool and in manufacturing plywood. The phenolic resins capacity of the plant is about 50,000 ...


Dynea and Metafrax join forces in Russia. New leading adhesive resins supplier in Russia


Z.A.O. MetaDynea manufactures and markets superior adhesion solutions. The new company, jointly owned by two leading companies, Dynea Chemicals Oy (Finland) and JSC Metafrax (Russia), aims to ensure the availability of high quality adhesives for the manufacture of wood based panels, other wood ...


Bakelite buys Meerbeck phenolic resins business


November 20, 2001 Bakelite AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rütgers Group, has on November 15, 2001, signed a Sale and Transfer Agreement to buy the phenolic resins business of Neste Chemicals GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynea Oy, at Moers/Meerbeck. To become effective, the ...


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