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Joint Examination of Hydrogen Peroxide Production in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Hydrogen Peroxide

Joint Examination of Hydrogen Peroxide Production in Kazakhstan

02/08/2017 - Solvay and United Chemical Company LLP (UCC) have jointly started to examine the construction of new hydrogen peroxide capacity in Kazakhstan. read...

Research Project

Chemical Usage of Mill Gases

Research Project "Carbon2Chem" Now Part of Klima Expo.NRW

02/08/2017 - The ten-year research project "Carbon2Chem" is developing ways of converting steel mill gases into raw materials for chemical products. Much of the greenhouse gas CO2 contained in these gases would then no longer be discharged into the atmosphere. 16 further partners from the areas of basic and applied research and various sectors of industry are involved in the project. Carbon2Chem is being funded by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). read...

Linde Awarded Major Contract for LNG Plant in Russia

Russia: LNG Production, Storage and Shipment

Linde Awarded Major Contract for LNG Plant in Russia

02/08/2017 - The technology company The Linde Group has recently been selected by Gazprom and Project EPC contractor SRDI Oil & Gas Peton as the licenser for a mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, storage and shipment complex in Portovaya, located in Russia at the Baltic Sea. The plant will liquefy natural gas coming from the nearby compressor station which is part of Gazprom’s Nord Stream pipeline. read...

Dow Announces Divestiture to Pave Way for Merger Transaction with DuPont

USA: EAA Copolymers

Dow Announces Divestiture to Pave Way for Merger Transaction with DuPont

02/06/2017 - The Dow Chemical Company has reached an agreement to sell its global Ethylene Acrylic Acid (EAA) copolymers and ionomers business to SK Global Chemical, a subsidiary of SK Innovation. read...

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...

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