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

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

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

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

Ion Exchange Inaugurates R&D Centre in Telangana, India

Ion Exchange (India) Limited, a leading water and environment management solutions provider,  announces the launch of its new Research & Development Centre at Patancheru in Telangana, of Southern India. The centre will focus on the company’s Chemicals, Resins and Membranes business. It will also provide technical and scientific support to the company’s existing technology and … Read moreIon Exchange Inaugurates R&D Centre in Telangana, India

Vopak, Mitsubishi, Covestro, AP Ventures Invest in Hydrogen Storage Tech

Royal Vopak, Mitsubishi Corporation, Covestro and AP Ventures invest €17 million into Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH and its Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology for hydrogen logistics. With its innovative Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier technology, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies was able to attract further strong partners. In addition to AP Ventures, who invested in the German-based … Read moreVopak, Mitsubishi, Covestro, AP Ventures Invest in Hydrogen Storage Tech

Sibur, BASF Collaborate to Develop Polymer Technology

BASF and SIBUR are collaborating to develop innovative polymer solutions at SIBUR’s PolyLab Research and Development Center in Moscow. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation took place on May 30th at SIBUR’s newly inaugurated state-of-the-art PolyLab at the Skolkovo Innovation Center to seal the strong commitment from SIBUR and BASF. Both companies will … Read moreSibur, BASF Collaborate to Develop Polymer Technology

BASF Invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund

BASF Venture Capital is investing in the Longwater Advanced Materials Fund. This private equity fund is managed by Longwater Investment, a pioneer growth capital investor in advanced materials and chemistry-related technologies in China. BASF Venture Capital is one of several Limited Partners; other investors include Xiamen C & D, CICC Genesis and Tsinghua Redbud. The … Read moreBASF Invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund

BASF Develops Methanol Process without CO2 Emissions

BASF announced that it has developed OASE® gas treatment technology for methanol production which emits no carbon dioxide during the entire production process. The production processes of the most important basic chemicals are responsible for around 70 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the chemical industry. BASF experts are working intensely on new technologies … Read moreBASF Develops Methanol Process without CO2 Emissions

McDermott Awarded Petchem Tech Contract in hungary by MOL

McDermott International, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a sizeable technology contract by MOL Petrochemicals for the basic engineering, technology license, catalyst and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for an Olefins Conversion Technology (OCT) unit at MOL’s petrochemicals complex in Tiszaújvaros, Hungary. Once complete, this unit will have a production capacity of 100,000 MTA … Read moreMcDermott Awarded Petchem Tech Contract in hungary by MOL

Hyundai Chemical Licenses Unipol for HDPE Plant in Daesan

Hyundai Chemical Company, Ltd. has chosen Univation Technologies’ UNIPOL PE Technology for a 300 kTA high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant to be located at Hyundai’s site in Daesan, Republic of Korea. Hyundai will utilize a broad range of Univation’s HDPE product technology portfolio including the ACCLAIM K-100 Catalyst Series for advanced HDPE products such as film, … Read moreHyundai Chemical Licenses Unipol for HDPE Plant in Daesan

BASF to Provide 3D Printing Materials to Paxis LLC

BASF announced that it will provide innovative 3D printing additive manufacturing materials to Paxis LLC for their new WAV technology. This is currently in development and is designed to meet the needs of additive manufacturing users, advanced manufacturing as well as traditional manufacturing markets. The WAV (Wave Applied Voxel) process was created with the end-user … Read moreBASF to Provide 3D Printing Materials to Paxis LLC

Clariant-Wuxi Xiyuan to Provide Formaldehyde Tech to Chinese Cos

Clariant today announced that it will be collaborating with its engineering partner, Wuxi Xiyuan, in two new projects to supply their joint formaldehyde production technology. The new contracts, awarded by Shandong Yushiju Chemical and Shandong Sunny Wealth New Materials, will grow the number of customers using the partners’ advanced technology to six in a short … Read moreClariant-Wuxi Xiyuan to Provide Formaldehyde Tech to Chinese Cos

AmSty, Agilyx Form Regenyx PS Recycling Joint Venture

AmSty and Agilyx announce they have formed a joint venture, Regenyx LLC, to recycle post-consumer polystyrene materials back to new polystyrene products. Regenyx will utilize Agilyx’s chemical recycling process to convert used polystyrene products back to their original liquid form, styrene monomer. AmSty can then take that styrene monomer and work with its supply chain … Read moreAmSty, Agilyx Form Regenyx PS Recycling Joint Venture

Nouryon Signs Fuel Additives Deal with SulNOx

Nouryon signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with SulNOx Group, a hydrocarbon fuel emulsification and additive specialist, to expand its offerings to customers in the fuels market. Under the agreement, Nouryon will introduce two new additives, Berol 6446 and Berol 6430, that help improve the combustion efficiency of diesel and lower-viscosity heavy fuel oil (HFO) … Read moreNouryon Signs Fuel Additives Deal with SulNOx

Nestle Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Join PET Recycling Consortium

Food and beverage companies Nestlé Waters, Pepsi and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined an industrial consortium to fund the development of Carbios’ enzyme technology for plastic recycling. There is an increasing pressure on companies recently to cut down waste and develop better ways to recycle the plastic they use or produce in order … Read moreNestle Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Join PET Recycling Consortium

Grace Announces High Olefins Yield FCC Collaboration with TechnipFMC

W. R. Grace & Co. announced today that it has signed an agreement with TechnipFMC PLC to jointly develop improved catalyst and process technology related to TechnipFMC Deep Catalytic Cracking (TDCC). TDCC is a high-severity fluid catalytic cracking process licensed by TechnipFMC and designed to produce very high yields of propylene and other petrochemical feedstocks. … Read moreGrace Announces High Olefins Yield FCC Collaboration with TechnipFMC

WACKER and Oriental Yuhong Launched a Joint Lab Project

A joint lab project between Wacker Chemie AG and Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd. was officially launched in Beijing on Thursday, aiming to further strengthen the upstream-downstream cooperation in the waterproof coatings industry. With the joint labs set up in respective workplaces, the two companies will work together on the fundamental research and … Read moreWACKER and Oriental Yuhong Launched a Joint Lab Project

BP, Nouryon, and the Port of Rotterdam to Produce Green Hydrogen

BP, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam have partnered to explore the opportunity of making ‘ green hydrogen’ via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Nouryon, green hydrogen produced from water using renewable energy could potentially lead to a 350,000 tons reduction in CO2 emissions per year. The three partners have signed … Read moreBP, Nouryon, and the Port of Rotterdam to Produce Green Hydrogen

Axens to offer Tech to HPCL Rajasthan Refinery in India

Axens to supply several advanced technologies for its state-of-the-art 9 MTPA integrated refinery and petrochemical complex of HPCL to be set in Pachpadra Tehsil of Barmer District of Rajasthan, the engineering firm announced on Monday. As part of the project, Axens will provide the following technologies: – a naphtha hydrotreating unit (NHT) – a semi-regenerative … Read moreAxens to offer Tech to HPCL Rajasthan Refinery in India