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

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

German Chemical Industry in the Doldrums

Lack of demand from industrial customers and the global economic uncertainties continue to create problems for the German chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Weak numbers for the second quarter of 2019 have prompted the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) to lower its full-year forecast for the third time in 2019. There is no improvement in sight, … Read moreGerman Chemical Industry in the Doldrums

Sumitomo Chemical Completes Merger of ECC with SCIL

Sumitomo Chemical India Limited (SCIL), a subsidiary of one of the leading global chemical companies Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan and a leading player in Indian agrochemical, household insecticides and animal nutrition sectors, announced the completion of the merger of Excel Crop Care Limited (‘ECC’) with itself (SCIL). The aforementioned merger process has been successfully … Read moreSumitomo Chemical Completes Merger of ECC with SCIL

Grillo Sells Methanesulfonic Acid from Methane Tech to BASF

Grillo has sold its IP and know-how regarding the production of MSA from methane to BASF. BASF will utilize the acquired IP and know-how within its own R&D activities on MSA. Grillo has developed a novel process and optimized it on R&D pilot plant scale over the last years. BASF, with its global research and … Read moreGrillo Sells Methanesulfonic Acid from Methane Tech to BASF

BASF to Build Tert-Butylamine Plant at Nanjing, China

BASF SE plans to invest in a second production plant for tert-butylamine (tBA) at BASF Specialty Chemicals Co. Ltd (BSNJ) in Nanjing, China. With this expansion, BASF’s global annual production capacity of tBA will increase by more than 30%. The plant is planned to start up in 2022 and will adopt advanced BASF technology which … Read moreBASF to Build Tert-Butylamine Plant at Nanjing, China

BASF to Raise Alkylethanolamines Capacity in Ludwigshafen

BASF will increase the production capacity of Alkylethanolamines (AEOA) by 20 percent at the BASF Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. After the start-up in 2020, BASF’s global annual nameplate capacity of AEOA will be more than 110,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Geismar, USA; and Nanjing, China. “As one … Read moreBASF to Raise Alkylethanolamines Capacity in Ludwigshafen

Nouryon to Double Organic Peroxides Capacity in Mexico

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) will double production capacity for solvent-based organic peroxides at its Los Reyes, Mexico site, enabling it to support the strong growth of the North American polyolefin and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) markets. The expansion is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2020. Polyolefins are used to produce a … Read moreNouryon to Double Organic Peroxides Capacity in Mexico

Solvay to Increase Hydroquinone Capacity in Europe by 20%

Solvay is raising its European capacity of hydroquinone by 20%, enhancing the security of supply on three continents and to meet increasing demand for diphenol inhibitors used as additives by the monomer industry. This capacity expansion at its plant in Saint-Fons, France is accomplished by debottlenecking the existing unit and follows a recent capacity increase … Read moreSolvay to Increase Hydroquinone Capacity in Europe by 20%