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Global Social Framework Agreement Renewed

Belgium: Labor Rights

Global Social Framework Agreement Renewed

02/06/2017 - Solvay has renewed its global framework agreement (GFA) with IndustriALL Global Union for five years, ensuring the same basic labor and social rights to all Solvay employees at operations worldwide. read...

Ineos Acquires Arkema's Oxo Alcohol Business, Taking Over French JV

Mergers & Acquisitions

Ineos Acquires Arkema's Oxo Alcohol Business, Taking Over French JV

02/06/2017 - Ineos plans to buy Arkema’s Oxo Alcohol business, which will include the acquisition of Arkema’s stake in Oxochimie, a Joint Venture at Lavéra between the two firms, producing oxo alcohols (butanol and 2-ethyl hexanol). read...

Statoil Discovers Gas in North Sea Valemon Field

Norway: Gas Discovery

Statoil Discovers Gas in North Sea Valemon Field

02/06/2017 - Two years after Valemon came on stream, Statoil has made a new gas discovery on the field, called Valemon West. The discovery is estimated to contain between 20 and 50 million barrels of oil equivalent. read...

Marchesine Announces Notable Rise in Turnover

Italy: Packaging Industry

Marchesine Announces Notable Rise in Turnover

02/06/2017 - “2016 ended excellently, but let’s look forward” Pietro Cassani said. “Marchesini has an incredibly important year ahead; it is the year in which the company should hopefully exceed the 300 million turnover mark." read...

Altana Acquires Additive Manufacturer PolyAd Services

Germany: Speciality Chemicals

Altana Acquires Additive Manufacturer PolyAd Services

02/06/2017 - The specialty chemicals company Altana has acquired the U.S. company PolyAd Services, a developer and manufacturer of additive solutions for the global plastics market. read...

Pakistan Announces Plans to Build First Naphta Cracker

Pakistan: Petrochemicals

Pakistan Announces Plans to Build First Naphta Cracker

02/04/2017 - Pakistan is set to buidl the country's first Naphta cracker complex since 1947, Pakistan's Dailymail reports. read...

Amec Foster Wheeler to Supply Auxiliary Boiler for Yuhuang Chemical's Methanol Facility

USA: Methanol Plant

Amec Foster Wheeler to Supply Auxiliary Boiler for Yuhuang Chemical's Methanol Facility

02/02/2017 - Amec Foster Wheeler's Global Power Group (GPG) has been awarded a contract from Yuhuang Chemical, a US based subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company, for the supply of an auxiliary boiler for its methanol facility currently under construction in Louisiana. read...

Philippine Resins Industries to Increase Production Capacity of PVC

Philippines: PVC-Production

Philippine Resins Industries to Increase Production Capacity of PVC

02/02/2017 - Tosoh Group company Phlippine Resins Industries plans to begin construction of additional PVC manufacturing facilities. read...

Global Chemicals Production Registers Strong Q4 2016

USA: Chemistry Business

Global Chemicals Production Registers Strong Q4 2016

02/02/2017 - The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that headline global production ended the year on a stronger note. read...

Akzo Nobel Develops Drone Technology for Remote Inspection

The Netherlands: Marine Safety

Akzo Nobel Develops Drone Technology for Remote Inspection

02/02/2017 - Akzo Nobel, oil and gas tanker operator Barrier Group and Drone Ops cooperate in the development of a drone capable of remotely inspecting enclosed spaces and ballast water tanks. read...

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