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

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

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

AMG, Shell Catalysts & Tech form Catalyst Recycling JV

AMG, Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. and Shell Catalysts & Technologies have signed an agreement to form a joint venture which will be called Shell & AMG Recycling B.V.  The joint venture will provide a long-term sustainable solution for catalyst reclamation and recycling. Dr. Heinz C. Schimmelbusch, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AMG, said “AMG … Read moreAMG, Shell Catalysts & Tech form Catalyst Recycling JV

Brenntag to Acquire Brazilian Chemical Distributor Quimisa

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, has signed an agreement to acquire Quimisa SA including its logistics subsidiary Quimilog. German Torres, Chief Executive Officer of Brenntag Latin America: “For Brenntag, the acquisition of Quimisa is an attractive investment with a strong infrastructure which will allow us to increase our market position … Read moreBrenntag to Acquire Brazilian Chemical Distributor Quimisa

DuPont to Acquire Membrane Business from Evoqua Water Technologies

DuPont announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the Memcor business including ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration technologies from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. “Our strategic intent for the Water Solutions business is to have a robust … Read moreDuPont to Acquire Membrane Business from Evoqua Water Technologies

Nufarm Sells South American Crop Business to Sumitomo for $1.2B

Nufarm Limited announced on Monday, 30th September it had entered into an agreement to sell its South American crop protection and seed treatment operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Chile to Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited for $1,188 million cash (on a cash-free, debt-free basis and subject to customary net working capital adjustments on completion). Nufarm … Read moreNufarm Sells South American Crop Business to Sumitomo for $1.2B

Solvay Expands Aerospace Thermoplastic Composites Capacity in US

Solvay is expanding its thermoplastic composites capacity with a new production line at its U.S. facility in Anaheim, California, underscoring its commitment to meeting strong demand growth from aerospace customers for this high performance material and Solvay’s proprietary and unique technology. Solvay will have multiplied its qualified capacity by four since 2016 with the commissioning … Read moreSolvay Expands Aerospace Thermoplastic Composites Capacity in US

Polynt-Reichhold to Invest in Intermediate Production in the Americas

Polynt-Reichhold Group, a global leader in composite materials, intermediate chemicals, coating resins, thermosetting composites, gel coats, and niche chemical specialties, announced its decision to expand the successful integrated business model it employs in Europe and Asia to its operations in the Americas by investing in local production of Maleic and Phthalic Anhydride intermediates. Rosario Valido, … Read morePolynt-Reichhold to Invest in Intermediate Production in the Americas

Chemours Receives Moore Medal for Developing Non-Fluorinated Bio-Based Water Repellent

The Chemours Company (Chemours), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, received the 2019 SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal for leading a team that developed Teflon EcoElite, a non-fluorinated, renewably sourced durable repellent for use in the consumer textile market. The development of Teflon EcoElite finish is … Read moreChemours Receives Moore Medal for Developing Non-Fluorinated Bio-Based Water Repellent

MEGlobal Inaugurates its New Ethylene Glycol Plant in Texas

MEGlobal America, a subsidiary of Kuwait-based petrochemicals producer Equate Group, has inaugurated the new Oyster Creek ethylene glycol plant in Oyster Creek, Texas. The Oyster Creek ethylene glycol plant has a capacity of 750,000 metric tons per annum. The plant will produce monoethylene and diethylene glycol products by capitalizing on US shale gas. Monoethylene and … Read moreMEGlobal Inaugurates its New Ethylene Glycol Plant in Texas

SNF Investing $1.2 Billion to Meet Polyacrylamide Demand

Over the last two years SNF has added 75,000 metric tonne per year powder-grade polyacrylamide (PAM) production capacity globally to match the increased demand for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) applications. By the end of 2020, SNF will add 75,000 metric tonne per year more. This 150,000 metric tonne per year, $1.2 billion worth new capacity … Read moreSNF Investing $1.2 Billion to Meet Polyacrylamide Demand

Koch Methanol Acquires Majority Ownership Stake in YCI Methanol One

Koch Methanol Investments, LLC (Koch Methanol) and Yuhuang Chemical Industries Inc. (YCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company, have recapitalized YCI Methanol One, LLC (the “Joint Venture”).  As a result of this transaction, Koch Methanol is the indirect, majority owner and managing member of the Joint Venture. The Joint Venture is currently … Read moreKoch Methanol Acquires Majority Ownership Stake in YCI Methanol One

Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires Epoxies, Etc

Meridian Adhesives Group announced on Thursday the acquisition of Epoxies, Etc., a leading resin formulator of epoxies, urethanes and silicones. Arsenal Capital Partners created Meridian in 2018 as its platform in the global adhesives and sealants sector, focusing on high-value adhesives technologies. In May 2018, Meridian completed the acquisitions of Epoxy Technology and Adhesives Technology … Read moreMeridian Adhesives Group Acquires Epoxies, Etc

Dow to Retrofit Louisiana Cracker for On-purpose Propylene

As part of the Company’s current slate of low capital intensity, high-return incremental growth investments, Dow announced it will retrofit proprietary fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation (FCDh) technology into one of its mixed-feed crackers in Plaquemine, Louisiana, to produce on-purpose propylene. The retrofit will enable Dow to continue to meet growing demand for its businesses serving consumer, … Read moreDow to Retrofit Louisiana Cracker for On-purpose Propylene

Motiva to Acquire Flint Hills Port Arthur Cracker

Saudi Aramco’s US subsidiary Motiva Enterprises has agreed to buy Flint Hills Resources’ cracker and related chemical assets at Port Arthur, Texas, USA. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019. The cracker has a capacity of around 700,000 tonnes/year for ethylene and around 300,000 tonnes/year … Read moreMotiva to Acquire Flint Hills Port Arthur Cracker

Dow to Sell its Acetone Derivatives Business to Altivia

Dow announced that it has reached an agreement for the divestiture of its Acetone Derivatives business to ALTIVIA Ketones & Additives, LLC, an affiliate of ALTIVIA, a privately held producer of chemicals headquartered in Houston, Texas. “This divestiture illustrates Dow’s disciplined approach to portfolio management with a best owner mindset,” said Jim Fitterling, chief executive … Read moreDow to Sell its Acetone Derivatives Business to Altivia

INEOS Styrolution Breaks Ground on 100kt Bayport ASA Plant

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, today announces that the company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 100kt ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) plant in Bayport, Texas. The development of the new site is part of a bigger expansion plan for the Americas, which includes increased ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) capacity at the Altamira … Read moreINEOS Styrolution Breaks Ground on 100kt Bayport ASA Plant

Huntsman Sells its Intermediates, Surfactants Businesses to Indorama for $2.1 B

Huntsman Corporation announced on Friday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its chemical intermediates businesses, which includes PO/MTBE, and its surfactants businesses to Indorama Ventures in a transaction valued at $2.076 billion. The transaction comprises a cash purchase price of $2.0 billion plus the transfer of up to approximately $76 million … Read moreHuntsman Sells its Intermediates, Surfactants Businesses to Indorama for $2.1 B