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Mol Group Signs Licence Agreements with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

Hungary: Propylene Oxide Production

Mol Group Signs Licence Agreements with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp for Polyol Project

07/21/2017 - For its strategic investment into the propylene oxide value chain, Mol Group is partnering with Evonik and Thyssenkrupp. The company announced that this project would be their largest investment project in 2017-21. read...

The War for Talents in the Oil and Gas Business

USA: Oil and Gas Industry

The War for Talents in the Oil and Gas Business

07/21/2017 - In a study published by McKinsey&Company, the economics researchers identify three themes that are redefining the role of HR in oil and gas, with implications for HR strategy and operating model. read...

Milacron Expands Hot Runner Facility in China

China: Plastics Industry

Milacron Expands Hot Runner Facility in China

07/20/2017 - Milacron announced the completion of an 8,200 m2 expansion in Kunshan City, Jiangsu, China to their hot runner and control systems manufacturing facility and a 2,500 m2 expansion in administration and support staff offices. read...

Thierry Vanlancker Follows Ton Büchner as CEO of Akzo Nobel

The Netherlands: Coatings and Speciality Chemicals

Thierry Vanlancker Follows Ton Büchner as CEO of Akzo Nobel

07/20/2017 - Akzo Nobel announced that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. read...

SGL Carbon Acquires Shares from Takai Carbon

Germany: Graphite Market

SGL Carbon Acquires Shares from Takai Carbon

07/20/2017 - SGL Carbon has announced the acquisition of shares from the Japanese graphite and carbon specialist Tokai Carbon in the SGL Tokai Process Technology (STPT) joint venture operating on the Asian market. read...

Saudi Detergent Plant Project Takes Next Step

Petrochemical Plant Project

Saudi Detergent Plant Project Takes Next Step

07/19/2017 - Farabi Petrochemicals’ new biodegradable detergents production in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, shall use Honeywell UOP catalysts and adsorbents technologies. The American technology specialist will also provide engineering design and other services. read...

Akzo Nobel to Double Production of Organic Peroxides at Ningbo Facility

China: Production of Organic Peroxide

Akzo Nobel to Double Production of Organic Peroxides at Ningbo Facility

07/18/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business is planning to double the production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, within the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40 % is underway, which is expected to be completed by mid-August. read...

SCG Advances Vietnam's First Petrochemical Complex

Vietnam: Petrochemicals

SCG Advances Vietnam's First Petrochemical Complex

07/18/2017 - Vina SCG Chemicals, wholly-owned subsidiary by SCG, announced that it will proceed with the investment in the Long Son Petrochemicals Company (LSP). LSP issued the Letter of Award to key contractors on July 14, 2017 and the final contract signing is expected to be in the second half of 2017. read...

EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

Belgium: Chemicals Industry

EU Chemicals Sector Reaches Highest Output in Eight Years

07/17/2017 - According to a study published by Cefic, the production in the EU chemicals sector grew 2.4 % through April 2017 compared to the same period of 2016. The output reached the highest level for eight years. read...

Teijin Expands Capacity for Aramid Production in the Netherlands

The Netherlands: Para-Aramid Products

Teijin Expands Capacity for Aramid Production in the Netherlands

07/17/2017 - Teijin Aramid is going to expand its aramid production capacity for its Twaron super fiber and will invest in new spinning technology at the facility in Emmen, the Netherlands. The start-up of the new facility is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. read...

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