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Grace to License PP Process Technology to Dongguan Grand Resources

China: Polypropylene Processing

Grace to License PP Process Technology to Dongguan Grand Resources

02/16/2017 - W. R. Grace in the fourth quarter of 2016 contracted to license its Unipol PP process technology to Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology. read...

Exxon Mobil Expands Base Stock Production

Singapore: Lubricant Enhancement

Exxon Mobil Expands Base Stock Production

02/16/2017 - Exxon Mobil announced the expansion of its Singapore refinery with the aim of increasing the production of the company’s Group II base stocks. Construction is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2017 with completion anticipated in 2019. read...

Clariant to Develop Dehydrogenation Unit in China

China: Propane Dehydrogenation

Clariant to Develop Dehydrogenation Unit in China

02/16/2017 - Clariant has been awarded a contract by Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology to develop a new propane dehydrogenation unit in cooperation with CB&I. read...

Development of a Wood to Chemicals Reference Plant

The Netherlands: Biomass Plant

Development of a Wood to Chemicals Reference Plant

02/16/2017 - Avantium announces a partnership with Akzo Nobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer for the development of a reference plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl. read...

Ineos to Build Offroader

Automotive Production from Ineos

Ineos to Build Offroader

02/15/2017 - Following the completion of a six month feasibility study, Ineos has confirmed that it is to go ahead and build a brand new “uncompromising” 4 x 4 off-roader. Whilst the company is one of the largest manufacturers in the world, it will be the first time that it has produced such a vehicle. read...

Statoil Orders Emergency Response Vessels

Norway: Offshore Safety

Statoil Orders Emergency Response Vessels

02/15/2017 - Statoil awards Simon Møkster Shipping AS contracts for three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRV), and Havila Shipping ASA for one ERRV. read...

Monsanto to Increase Capacities for Roundup Crop System

USA: Crop Protection

Monsanto to Increase Capacities for Roundup Crop System

02/14/2017 - Monsanto will make a $ 975 million capital investment in Louisiana in order to support the launch of its new Roundup product. read...

New Bio-Steam Facility Reduces Akzo Nobel's CO2-Emissions by 100K Tons

The Netherlands: Biomass Plant

New Bio-Steam Facility Reduces Akzo Nobel's CO2-Emissions by 100K Tons

02/13/2017 - Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp, Eneco and Groningen Seaports opened a facility which will supply steam from biomass to the chemical park at Delfzijl in the Netherlands — primarily for Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals site. read...

Clariant Expands Capacities for Medical Plastic Compounds

Medical Plastic

Clariant Expands Capacities for Medical Plastic Compounds

02/13/2017 - Clariant will expand its plant in Lewiston and install a new compounding line for pre-colored medical plastic compounds that are supplied under the Mevopur brand name. read...

BP Awards Global Engineering Framework Agreement to Aker Solutions

FEED Contract

BP Awards Global Engineering Framework Agreement to Aker Solutions

02/13/2017 - Aker Solutions was awarded two framework agreements to provide concept and front-end engineering (FEED) services for BP globally. read...