Celanese to Expand GUR Polyethylene Production Capacity at Texas Facility

Celanese has announced the ‘addition of a new GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene production line (UHMW-PE)’ at its Bishop manufacturing complex in Texas, US. The expansion is expected to support significant growth of the company’s portfolio of GUR engineered materials. “Electric vehicle demand is expected to have a compounded annual growth rate of greater than … Read more

Celanese Sells its Share of Polyplastics for $1.575 Billion to Daicel

Celanese Corp. (Dallas, Tex.) announced it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its 45% equity investment in the Polyplastics joint venture (JV) to Daicel Corporation for $1.575 billion. Following the completion of the transaction, Daicel will own 100% of Polyplastics. Celanese’s Engineered Materials presence in Asia is significantly greater now than when the Company … Read more

European Commission Fines Ethylene Cartel Orbia, Clariant, Celanese $296 Million

The European Commission has fined Orbia, Clariant and Celanese a total of € 260 million ($296 million) for breaching EU antitrust rules. Westlake was not fined as it revealed the cartel to the Commission. The companies took part in a cartel concerning purchases on the ethylene merchant market. They colluded to buy ethylene for the … Read more

Celanese to Acquire Nouryon’s Redispersible Polymer Powders Business

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, and Nouryon today announced they have signed an agreement for Celanese to acquire Nouryon’s redispersible polymer powders business offered under the Elotex brand (Elotex business). As part of the acquisition, Celanese will acquire all of Nouryon’s global production facilities for redispersible polymer powders across Europe and … Read more

Celanese Initiates Strategic Expansion of Global VAE Capacity

Celanese Corporation announced preliminary plans to expand its emulsion polymers derivatives business to extend the value of its global acetyl chain. “Building on a commitment to our global customer base to be the partner of choice by solving their most critical needs, Celanese will begin key investments in facility expansions as well as expand on … Read more

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 more

Celanese Plans to Expand Methanol Production at Clear Lake Facility

Celanese Corporation announced today its plans to significantly expand methanol production capacity at the company’s Clear Lake acetyl intermediates manufacturing facility located in Pasadena, Texas. Celanese has recently been granted approvals from the Fairway Methanol LLC board of directors for a second phase expansion, which will increase production to 1.7 million metric tons per year … Read more

Celanese Appoints Former Shell Manufacturing Head as Next CEO

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, announced on Monday that after an extensive search, the Board has selected Lori Ryerkerk to succeed Rohr as CEO. The appointments are effective May 1, 2019, and at that time Ryerkerk will also join Celanese’s Board. Mark Rohr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will assume … Read more

Celanese to Expand Thermoplastics capacity at Italy unit

Celanese Corporation announced on Tuesday that the Donegani facility at Ferrara, Italy will expand its production capacity for Pibiflex ® and Riteflex ® TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) to support its ongoing growth of its global engineered materials business. Thermoplastic co – polyester (TPCs) constitute the block co – polymers combining favorable rubber properties with the easier … Read more