Next Wave to Build Ethylene-Based Alkylate Plant in Texas

Next Wave Energy Partners, LP announced on Wednesday it has made a final investment decision (FID) to construct a new alkylate production facility, known as Project Traveler, which will be located adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel at Next Wave’s 53-acre site in Pasadena, Texas. Next Wave said it will convert a portion of North … Read moreNext Wave to Build Ethylene-Based Alkylate Plant in Texas

UPL to Acquire Chinese Agrochemical Company

UPL Ltd, an Indian agrochemical company said it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in Yoloo Laoting Bio-technology Co. Ltd, an agrochemical firm based in China’s Heibei province, from Beijing Yoloo Bio-Technology Corp. Ltd. UPL will own 75% stake in Yoloo Laoting for RMB 93.33 million ($13.3 million). The remaining 25% … Read moreUPL to Acquire Chinese Agrochemical Company

Royal DSM to Acquire Royal CSK, Combining Complementary Strengths in Dairy

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced that it has reached agreement with the shareholders of specialty dairy solutions provider Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment C.V. for the acquisition of a 100% interest in the company for a cash consideration of about €150 million ($166 million). Subject to customary conditions, … Read moreRoyal DSM to Acquire Royal CSK, Combining Complementary Strengths in Dairy

Celanese Signs Strategic Agreement with Chinese Firm on R&D

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, and Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., announced they have signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation and development agreement. The agreement aims to further expand cooperation in product research and development, expansion into emerging markets, and the advancement of industry, safety and environmental protection practices and … Read moreCelanese Signs Strategic Agreement with Chinese Firm on R&D

PMC Acquires Lanxess’ Organotin Specialties Business

PMC Group N.A., Inc. and Lanxess Organometallics GmbH announced that the parties have reached an agreement whereby PMC’s European subsidiary will acquire the organotin specialties product line from Lanxess. The transaction is scheduled to close by year end, subject to customary closing conditions. The Business includes Lanxess’ global organotin catalyst, organotin specialties and intermediates product … Read morePMC Acquires Lanxess’ Organotin Specialties Business

Air Liquide is Exploring the Possible Sale of Schülke

Air Liquide said it was examining the possible sale of its German unit Schuelke. The Group intends to continue to develop its healthcare activities, while providing schülke with the best opportunities for its long-term development. “Being at the very preliminary stage of this process, different scenarios are being reviewed and no assurance can be given … Read moreAir Liquide is Exploring the Possible Sale of Schülke

ADNOC Signs Framework Agreement with China’s Rongsheng Petrochemical

ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.) said Tuesday it signed an agreement with China’s Rongsheng Petrochemicals Co. to explore local and international opportunities which will support the delivery of its 2030 smart growth strategy. Both companies will look into opportunities for ADNOC’s sale of refined products to Rongsheng, downstream investments in both China and the … Read moreADNOC Signs Framework Agreement with China’s Rongsheng Petrochemical

AkzoNobel Wraps up Acquisition of Aerospace Coatings Firm Mapaero

AkzoNobel N.V. has completed the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero, which was first announced in July. The deal will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings, notably in the structural and cabin coating sub-segments. Combining the world class product ranges from both companies will also enable AkzoNobel to provide customers with a much … Read moreAkzoNobel Wraps up Acquisition of Aerospace Coatings Firm Mapaero

Perstorp Breaks Ground in India to Expand Pentaerythritol Business

Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, has unveiled plans to invest in the construc-tion of a new Pentaerythritol production facility in Gujarat, India. The world scale, green-field Gujarat plant will produce Pentaerythritol, including the renewable grades of Voxtar, providing up to a 60% reduced carbon footprint. Construction of the Gujarat plant started … Read morePerstorp Breaks Ground in India to Expand Pentaerythritol Business

LG Chem Opens New Petchem Technology Center in South Korea

LG Chem announced on Thursday it has opened a technical service and development center in Osan, Gyeonggi Province, marking the country’s largest petrochemical technology center. The company invested 110 billion won ($94.8 million) in establishing the center, it said. The petrochemical tech center is part of LG Chem’s plan to boost its competitiveness in the … Read moreLG Chem Opens New Petchem Technology Center in South Korea

Air Products Signs MOU to Establish Industrial Gas Production Facilities in Saudi Arabia

Air Products Qudra and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish world-class industrial gas production facilities and distribution networks in the industrial cities of Royal Commission. The MOU sets preliminary framework details for Air Products Qudra to establish a hydrogen fueling economy in the Kingdom, achieve higher values … Read moreAir Products Signs MOU to Establish Industrial Gas Production Facilities in Saudi Arabia

MonoSol to Build New Plant in Europe and Expand Operations in US

MonoSol, a divison of Tokyo-based Kuraray Group announced plans to further expand its operations with the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Poland to meet rapidly increasing demand for its water-soluble and biodegradable films. Additionally, the company confirmed plans to increase manufacturing capacity at its recently completed plant near Indianapolis in Lebanon, Indiana. The … Read moreMonoSol to Build New Plant in Europe and Expand Operations in US

Covestro Sells European Systems Houses Business to HIG Capital

Covestro successfully closed the sale of its European Systems Houses business to H.I.G. Capital effective as of November 1, 2019. The sales proceeds amount to a high-double-digit euro million sum. The business comprises facilities in the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Germany and further businesses in Italy. With approximately 250 employees, the business generates a annual sales … Read moreCovestro Sells European Systems Houses Business to HIG Capital

Sibur Closes Sale of Petchem Units Based in Togliatti, Russia to Tatneft

SIBUR and Tatneft have closed the sale and purchase of certain production and other assets that to date have been registered in the name of Sibur Togliatti and Togliattisintez legal entities. After the deal, Tatneft intends to further develop the acquired assets in line with its gas and petrochemical strategy, while SIBUR will concentrate efforts … Read moreSibur Closes Sale of Petchem Units Based in Togliatti, Russia to Tatneft

Evonik, Dow Develop Industrial-scale Direct Synthesis of PG from Propylene

Dow and Evonik have entered into an exclusive technology partnership. Together, they plan to bring a unique method for directly synthesizing propylene glycol (PG) from propylene and hydrogen peroxide to market maturity. The basis for the method, named HYPROSYN, has been created over the last few years by a team of over 100 Evonik employees. … Read moreEvonik, Dow Develop Industrial-scale Direct Synthesis of PG from Propylene

Air Products to form $11.5bn JV

Air Products has confirmed that it is in final negotiations to form a joint venture with Saudi Aramco, ACWA Power and Air Products Qudra to acquire the gasification, power and industrial gas assets at Jazan Economic City, representing a total investment value of about $11.5 billion. Air Products’ confirmation follows an announcement made on Tuesday … Read moreAir Products to form $11.5bn JV

Dow to Invest in Flexible Alkoxylation Facility on U.S. Gulf Coast

Dow (The Dow Chemical Company) announced its plan to invest in an alkoxylation facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Upon completion, this new facility will support global growth in Dow’s core end-markets related to infrastructure and home and personal care, as well as additional end-markets where Dow continues to strengthen its position for the TRITON, … Read moreDow to Invest in Flexible Alkoxylation Facility on U.S. Gulf Coast

Gabriel Performance Acquires Alkyd Resins Product Line from Deltech

Gabriel Performance Products, a U.S.-based leading specialty chemicals company serving the coatings, adhesives, and composite end markets, announces the acquisition of a select portfolio of alkyd resins from Deltech Resin Company. Gabriel has purchased a subset of Deltech’s alkyd resin product line. Gabriel will produce these products in its Harrison City, PA facility, home of … Read moreGabriel Performance Acquires Alkyd Resins Product Line from Deltech

Umicore Announces Cathode Materials Supply Deal with Samsung SDI

Umicore has signed a multi-year strategic agreement with Samsung SDI for the supply of close to 80,000 metric tonnes of high-performance NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cathode materials starting in 2020. The cathode materials will be supplied from Umicore plants in different regions with the majority of volumes initially produced in Korea. A vast portion of … Read moreUmicore Announces Cathode Materials Supply Deal with Samsung SDI

Solvay Opens Thermoplastic Composites Innovation Centers in the U.S. and in Europe

Solvay has opened two innovation centers dedicated to thermoplastic composites in the United States and Belgium, reinforcing its research and innovation (R&I) capabilities and engagement with customers, in high performance materials for the aerospace, automotive and oil & gas markets.  The opening of both centers follows Solvay’s creation in April of its thermoplastic composites platform … Read moreSolvay Opens Thermoplastic Composites Innovation Centers in the U.S. and in Europe