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Formulation of Fluorinated Molecular Rings Has Great Impact on Development of New Molecules

Germany: Basic Research

Formulation of Fluorinated Molecular Rings Has Great Impact on Development of New Molecules

08/29/2017 - Chemists led by Prof. Frank Glorius from the University of Münster have developed a new and practical synthetic method for the formation of fluorinated three-dimensional “saturated” molecular ring structures. This development can have great importance for the efficient production of new molecules and, consequently, new drugs, crop protection agents and functional materials. read...

Thyssen Krupp Awarded Major Contract for Fertilizer Plant in Brunei

Brunei: Fertilizer Production

Thyssen Krupp Awarded Major Contract for Fertilizer Plant in Brunei

08/29/2017 - Thyssen Krupp has received a new order from the state-owned Brunei Fertilizer Industries. The fully integrated, state-of-the-art fertilizer complex will comprise an ammonia plant with a daily capacity of 2,200 metric tons as well as a urea plant and a urea granulation plant both with a capacity of 3,900 tons per day. read...

India and Israel May Work Together for Water Resource Management

Water Management

India and Israel May Work Together for Water Resource Management

08/28/2017 - The Indian Ministry of Water Resources recently stated that a joint working group of officials from India and Israel should be set up to explore the areas of cooperation between both the countries in the field of water resource management. read...

China and Nepal Sign Three Pacts to Boost Energy

Energy Agreements

China and Nepal Sign Three Pacts to Boost Energy

08/28/2017 - The agreements cover three different domains – economic and technological cooperation, China-aid oil and gas resources survey project and framework agreement on promotion of investment and economic cooperation. read...

Exxon Mobil Acquires Jurong Aromatics Corporation Plant in Singapore

Singapore: Aromatics Production

Exxon Mobil Acquires Jurong Aromatics Corporation Plant in Singapore

08/28/2017 - Exxon Mobil Chemical Company's Singapore affiliate has completed the acquisition of one of the world’s largest aromatics facilities on Jurong Island in Singapore. The acquisition was first announced in May 2017. read...

Japanese Consortium and PTTGC Agree on Major Investment in Thailand

Thailand: Petrochemicals

Japanese Consortium and PTTGC Agree on Major Investment in Thailand

08/28/2017 - Reuters reports that Thailand's PTT Global Chemical is partnering with Toyota Tshusho Corporation and Sanyo Chemcial Industries in a chemical project with a volume of $ 900 million. read...

Toray Constructs New PPS Resin Production Plant in Hungary

Hungary: Performance Chemicals

Toray Constructs New PPS Resin Production Plant in Hungary

08/27/2017 - Toray has decided to construct a new PPS (polyphenylene sulfide) compound production facility at the Hungarian site of its US subsidiary Zoltek Companies. It is the company’s first resin compound production facility in Europe and is expected to start operations in March, 2018 with 3,000 tons annual production capacity. read...

Sinopec Awards Alkylation Technology Contract to Dupont

China: Alkylation Technology

Sinopec Awards Alkylation Technology Contract to Dupont

08/26/2017 - DuPont Clean Technologies has been awarded the contract to supply Sinopec with a second Stratco alkylation unit; this time for the Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Qilu). read...

EU Chemicals Industry Grows Significantly in 2017

Belgium: Mid-Year Overview

EU Chemicals Industry Grows Significantly in 2017

08/25/2017 - According to the Cefic Chemical Trends Report mid-year overview, chemicals output in the EU grew significantly during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016. However, production remains below the first quarter of 2008. read...

Covestro Appoints New Segment Heads

Germany: Speciality Chemicals

Covestro Appoints New Segment Heads

08/25/2017 - Covestro has announced managerial changes in its Polyurethanes and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segments effective September 1, 2017. read...

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