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Fresenius Kabi Starts Operation of New Production Line in Portugal

Portugal: Pharmaceuticals

Fresenius Kabi Starts Operation of New Production Line in Portugal

07/12/2017 - Fresenius Kabi has put two new production lines for antibiotics into operation at its plant in Santiago de Besteiros, Portugal. read...

Syngenta Announces Changes in Executive Committee

Switzerland: Crop Protection

Syngenta Announces Changes in Executive Committee

07/10/2017 - Syngenta announced that two members of the company's Executive Committee — Trish Malarkey, Head of R&D and Mark Peacock, Head of Global Operations — will leave Syngenta at the end of September 2017. read...

Total Starts Ethane-Based Petrochemical Production in Antwerp

Belgium: Ethylene Production

Total Starts Ethane-Based Petrochemical Production in Antwerp

07/10/2017 - Total’s refining and chemicals platform in Antwerp has started up production of ethylene using ethane feedstock, which is extracted from natural gas. read...

Thyssenkrupp Establishes Oleochemical Cluster in Thailand

Thailand: Oleochemicals

Thyssenkrupp Establishes Oleochemical Cluster in Thailand

07/10/2017 - Thyssenkrupp inaugurated its technology center for the oleochemical industry in Map Ta Phut. Representing an investment of more than € 18 million, the facility will become the company’s global oleochemical competence center for R&D, engineering, project execution and technology development services. read...

Air Liquide Awarded Engineering & Construction Contract in China

China: Industrial Gases

Air Liquide Awarded Engineering & Construction Contract in China

07/10/2017 - Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will design and build for Shandong Lianmeng Chemical, a new ASU with a production capacity of 2,300 tons of oxygen per day, to supply oxygen and nitrogen to the chemical plant. read...

Akzo Nobel to Increases Capacity for Expandable Microspheres

Sweden: Speciality Chemicals

Akzo Nobel to Increases Capacity for Expandable Microspheres

07/10/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business is investing more than € 20 million to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Expancel product line for expandable microspheres. read...

Study by Ceresana Analyses Market for Masterbatches

Masterbatches Production

Study by Ceresana Analyses Market for Masterbatches

07/10/2017 - The current Ceresana study examines concentrates in a plastic matrix: white, black, other colors, and additives. The market research company expects total revenues generated with masterbatches to increase by 3.7 % per year until 2024. read...

Statoil is Evaluating Conversion of Natural Gas to Hydrogen

The Netherlands: Gas Power

Statoil is Evaluating Conversion of Natural Gas to Hydrogen

07/10/2017 - Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the possibilities of converting Vattenfall’s gas power plant Magnum in the Netherlands into a hydrogen-powered plant. read...

Evonik Allocates € 100 Million for Digitalization

Germany: Digital Industry

Evonik Allocates € 100 Million for Digitalization

07/07/2017 - Evonik announced that it is setting aside € 100 million for the topic of digitalization and is also entering into a strategic partnership with IBM and the University of Duisburg-Essen. read...

CB&I Awarded $ 200 Million EPC Contract for LNG Storage Tanks

USA: Liquefied Natural Gas

CB&I Awarded $ 200 Million EPC Contract for LNG Storage Tanks

07/07/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a contract valued at nearly $ 200 million by Venture Global LNG, a US based liquefied natural gas (LNG) export company, for the engineering, procurement and construction of two LNG storage tanks for the company's Calcasieu Pass export facility located in Southwest Louisiana. read...

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