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Asahi Kasei Launches Electric Concept Car

Japan: Electric Mobility

Asahi Kasei Launches Electric Concept Car

05/18/2017 - Asahi Kasei and GLM announced the completion of a jointly developed electric concept car called Akxy, which combines various automotive-related materials and technologies from its businesses. read...

Topsoe Awarded Contract for GTL-Project in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Gas-to-Liquid Technology

Topsoe Awarded Contract for GTL-Project in Uzbekistan

05/17/2017 - Topsoe announced that their synthesis gas technology has been chosen for Oltin Yo’l — a 38,000 barrels per day gas-to-liquids (GTL) energy plant in Uzbekistan. read...

Cefic Calls for Assessment of Future Energy Needs

Belgium: Clean Energy

Cefic Calls for Assessment of Future Energy Needs

05/17/2017 - Cefic, the EU chemical industry association, launched its analysis of the EU’s recent ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ legislative proposal. read...

CPhI Conducts Survey to Rank Pharmaceutical Economies

The Netherlands: Pharma Barometer

CPhI Conducts Survey to Rank Pharmaceutical Economies

05/17/2017 - CPhI Worldwide, the global pharmaceutical event, is conducting an extensive survey of international pharmaceutical companies and executives to rank the most prominent pharma countries. read...

Covestro Expands Polycarbonate Production in Shanghai

China: Polycarbonates

Covestro Expands Polycarbonate Production in Shanghai

05/17/2017 - Shortly after doubling its polycarbonate production capacity at its Shanghai site to 400,000 tons per year, Covestro will expand its capacity to 600,000 metric tons per year. read...

Lyondell Basell Doubles PE Capacity at La Porte Facility

USA: Polyethylene Production

Lyondell Basell Doubles PE Capacity at La Porte Facility

05/17/2017 - Lyondell Basell has broken ground on the first commercial Hyperzone polyethylene (PE) plant at its La Porte, Texas, complex. read...

Eastman Launches New Bioplastic Product

USA: Bioplastics

Eastman Launches New Bioplastic Product

05/15/2017 - Eastman Chemical Company introduces its Treva bioplastics product. Its flow rates, durability and dimensional stability allow for less material usage, thinner parts, and longer product life, enhancing lifecycle assessments, the manufacturer claims. read...

Akzo Nobel Partners with Atul for MCA Production in India

India: Monochloracetic Acid Technology

Akzo Nobel Partners with Atul for MCA Production in India

05/15/2017 - Akzo Nobel and chemicals manufacturing company Atul have formally agreed the joint venture partnership announced last year for the production of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India. read...

Dow Extends Investments in the US Economy to $ 12 Billion

USA: Chemical Industry

Dow Extends Investments in the US Economy to $ 12 Billion

05/15/2017 - The Dow Chemical Company announced its next phase of comprehensive investments in the US market over the next five years. These investments are intended to stimulate economic activity, primarily in the United States. read...

Clariant's Healthcare Packaging Facility in China Achieves ISO 15378

China: Healthcare Packaging

Clariant's Healthcare Packaging Facility in China Achieves ISO 15378

05/15/2017 - Clariant announced that its Healthcare Packaging manufacturing facility in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China, recently obtained ISO 15378:2011 certification for production of desiccant packets for healthcare applications. read...

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