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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...

Lanxess Completes Acquisition of Chemtura

Flame Retardant and Lubricant Additives

Lanxess Completes Acquisition of Chemtura

04/25/2017 - German chemical company Lanxess has successfully completed the acquisition of US company Chemtura, a leading supplier of flame retardant and lubricant additives, earlier than originally expected. All required regulatory authorities have cleared the transaction. read...

Messer Builds Largest Plant for Industrial Gases

Vietnam: Industrial Gases

Messer Builds Largest Plant for Industrial Gases

04/25/2017 - Messer and Hoa Phat Steel, the largest steel producer in Vietnam, signed a contract in Hanoi for the construction of two plants for the production of industrial gases. The contract is to run for a period of 25 years. read...

Akzo Nobel Nominates Finalists for Imagine Chemistry Challenge

The Netherlands: Start-Up Initiative

Akzo Nobel Nominates Finalists for Imagine Chemistry Challenge

04/24/2017 - Akzo Nobel announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry initiative, which was launched earlier this year to help solve real-life chemistry-related challenges and to uncover sustainable opportunities for the company’s Specialty Chemicals business. read...

Inox Air Products to Build Six New Air Separation Plants in India

India: Industrial Gases

Inox Air Products to Build Six New Air Separation Plants in India

04/24/2017 - Air Products announced that its joint venture in India, Inox, will build six new air separation units. The plants will serve the growing onsite and merchant liquid industrial gases market in India. read...

Exxon Mobil and Sabic Select San Patricio County as Location for New Plastics Manufacturing Facility

USA: Natural Gas Processing

Exxon Mobil and Sabic Select San Patricio County as Location for New Plastics Manufacturing Facility

04/24/2017 - Exxon Mobil and Sabic announced they have selected the San Patricio County site as their location to build its $ 10 billion plastics manufacturing complex on the South Texas Gulf Coast. read...

Saudi-Korean Joint Venture to Establish New Company in Industrial Park

Saudi Arabia: Surfactant Production

Saudi-Korean Joint Venture to Establish New Company in Industrial Park

04/24/2017 - Saudi Gazette reports that a new joint venture has been signed between Maydan Industry for Industrial Development & Investments, Ahmad Kassim Al-Amoudi Group and the South Korean technology company SFC, to establish a $ 50 million manufacturing plant in Plaschem Park in the kingdom’s Jubail Industrial City 2. read...

New Nano-Coatings Facilitate Maintenance of Heat Exchangers

Germany: Nano-Materials

New Nano-Coatings Facilitate Maintenance of Heat Exchangers

04/21/2017 - At the Hannover Messe, the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) will be introducing new nano-coatings that reduce the effort required for cleaning heat exchangers as well as their corrosion. In these new coatings, the research scientists combine antiadhesive, anticorrosive and, on demand, also antimicrobial properties. read...