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Qatar and Glencore Sell Stakes in Rosneft to Chinese Investor

Russia: Oil Business

Qatar and Glencore Sell Stakes in Rosneft to Chinese Investor

09/14/2017 - Rosneft's leading figure, Igor Sechin, in an interview with Itartass, confirmed that the Chinese conglomerate CEFC has bought a large share of Glencore's recently acquired stake in Rosneft. read...

Expansion Course – Sabic Continues Global Growth

Polypropylene Pilot Plant and Extrusion Facility

Expansion Course – Sabic Continues Global Growth

09/14/2017 - Saudi Arabian Company invests in European sites: Sabic inaugurated a new polypropylene (PP) pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and announced a new investment in a state-of-the-art PP extrusion facility to be built at the same location. read...

Munich Scientists Witness Activity of Catalysts Through Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Germany: Chemistry Live

Munich Scientists Witness Activity of Catalysts Through Scanning Tunneling Microscope

09/14/2017 - Using a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able for the very first time to witness in detail the activity of catalysts during an electro-chemical reaction. read...

Dow Dupont Announces Portfolio Review

USA: Merger Process

Dow Dupont Announces Portfolio Review

09/13/2017 - Following the successful merger of equals, Dow Dupont announced that they have completed their comprehensive review of the portfolio composition of the three intended independent companies. read...

Solvay to launch PEKK Resin Production for Thermoplastic Composites

USA: Aerospace Technology

Solvay to launch PEKK Resin Production for Thermoplastic Composites

09/13/2017 - Solvay will begin producing high-performance polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) polymers in the United States early next year, to support its composite materials business in meeting growing aerospace demand. read...

Akzo Nobel's Decorative Paints Business Opens Hi-Tech Facility in the UK

UK: Paints Manufacturing

Akzo Nobel's Decorative Paints Business Opens Hi-Tech Facility in the UK

09/13/2017 - Akzo Nobel has officially opened a new paint plant in Ashington, UK. The hi-tech facility, which cost more than € 100 million to build — represents the largest ever global investment by the company’s Decorative Paints business. read...

Novacap Inaugurates DIPE Production Plant

France: Production of Di Isopropyl Ether

Novacap Inaugurates DIPE Production Plant

09/13/2017 - Novacap, through its Performance Chemicals Division, launched a new on-purpose Di isopropyl Ether (DIPE) unit at its Roussillion plant in France. read...

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

China: Grassroots Plant

Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

09/12/2017 - Badger announced that Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical has selected the company’s proprietary technology for a 1.200 kta grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant being built in Daxiaoyushan Island, China. read...

Bio-Based Alternatives to Toluene and NMP

The Netherlands: Toxins

Bio-Based Alternatives to Toluene and NMP

09/12/2017 - The EU is researching whether the use of toluene and NMP, which are considered to be toxic, can be restricted. read...

John Fowler is New Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Pharma

Appointment

John Fowler is New Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Pharma

09/11/2017 - In his new role, John Fowler will take charge of the company’s global operations. He has also been assigned the R&D portfolio wherein he will ensure that the firm’s customers receive unique and excellent services. read...

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