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Sadara Completes Commercialization of Entire Plastics Franchise in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Polyethyelene Production

Sadara Completes Commercialization of Entire Plastics Franchise in Saudi Arabia

05/01/2017 - The Dow Chemical Company announced that its joint venture in the Middle East — Sadara Chemical Company — has completed commercialization of their entire plastics franchise. read...

Lanxess Invests in Polyamide and Plastics Precursors Production

Belgium: Plastics Production

Lanxess Invests in Polyamide and Plastics Precursors Production

05/01/2017 - Lanxess announced plans to expand its integrated production complex for polyamide and precursors for plastics in Antwerp. read...

Wacker Strengthens Integrated Ketene Production in Burghausen

Germany: Biotechnology

Wacker Strengthens Integrated Ketene Production in Burghausen

05/01/2017 - Wacker Biosolutions, the life sciences and biotechnology division of the Wacker Group, has announced plans to expand its integrated ketene production at its Burghausen site in Germany. read...

BP Sells Stake in Secco to Sinopec

China: Petrochemicals

BP Sells Stake in Secco to Sinopec

04/28/2017 - BP has agreed to sell its 50 % stake in Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Company to Gaoqiao Petrochemical, a 100 % subsidiary of Sinopec, for a total consideration of $ 1.68 billion. read...

Metso's Emergency Shutdown Valves Safeguard Petrochemical Processes

Oman: Valves and Controls

Metso's Emergency Shutdown Valves Safeguard Petrochemical Processes

04/28/2017 - Metso announced that it will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman. read...

Yara and Norcem Award Contracts for Carbon Capture Study to Aker Solutions

Norway: CO2-Capture

Yara and Norcem Award Contracts for Carbon Capture Study to Aker Solutions

04/28/2017 - Aker Solutions won contracts for concept studies for carbon capture at Yara's ammonia plant on Herøya and Norcem's cement production facility in Brevik, Norway. read...

Chemchina Reconfirms Timeline for Public Offers for Syngenta Shares and ADSs

Switzerland: Biotech Deal

Chemchina Reconfirms Timeline for Public Offers for Syngenta Shares and ADSs

04/28/2017 - With regard to their public offers for Syntgenta shares and ADSs, Chemchina reconfirmed on behalf of Offeror that all regulatory approvals and conditions required for the closing of the offers have been obtained or satisfied. read...

Lubrizol Chooses Jacobs for EPC Services in Deer Park Facility

USA: Polyisobutylene Production

Lubrizol Chooses Jacobs for EPC Services in Deer Park Facility

04/28/2017 - Jacobs has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for Lubrizol’s new Polyisobutylene (PIB) unit in Deer Park, Texas. read...

Positive Short-Term Outlook for EU Chemical Sector

Belgium: Chemical Production

Positive Short-Term Outlook for EU Chemical Sector

04/26/2017 - Cefic Chemical Trends Report (CTR) — a monthly economic snapshot of the European chemical sector in Europe — shows a spike in output in many chemical subsectors during the first two months of 2017 (year-on-year). read...

China's Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Awards Refinery Contract to CB&I

China: Refining and Petrochemicals

China's Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Awards Refinery Contract to CB&I

04/26/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a contract by Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical (ZPC) for the license and engineering design of a single-train 220 kta diphenyl carbonate (DPC) unit for a refining and petrochemical complex in China. read...