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What the Trump Administration Means for Big Pharma’s US Perspective

USA: 500-Bio.-US$ in Pharmaceuticals?

What the Trump Administration Means for Big Pharma’s US Perspective

01/26/2017 - Despite uncertainty surrounding future healthcare policy, the US pharmaceutical market will approach $500 billion by 2020, says recent figures indicate… read...

Green Energy Booms Despite Oil Comeback – Asia-Pacific Takes the Lead

Asia: Energy Market

Green Energy Booms Despite Oil Comeback – Asia-Pacific Takes the Lead

01/26/2017 - Despite the global uncertainty brought about by recent events such as Brexit and the incoming Trump administration, the outlook for energy and environment markets in 2017 is good. But the market shifts: Asia-Pacific takes over the role as the world leader in clean energy from Europe and the US. read...

New Polyethylene Reactor Fully Operational

Canada: First LLDPE Reactor in Over a Decade

New Polyethylene Reactor Fully Operational

01/25/2017 - Nova Chemicals has announced the start up of its new world-scale linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) gas phase reactor at its Joffre, Alberta site. read...

Thyssenkrupp to Build one of the World’s Largest Textile Polyester Lines

Turkey: PET-Plant

Thyssenkrupp to Build one of the World’s Largest Textile Polyester Lines

01/25/2017 - Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer is to build a PET plant for Sasa Polyester Sanayi in Adana, Turkey. The contract was signed in July 2016 and came into effect in December. With a planned capacity of 1,050 metric tons per day (380,000 tons per year), it will be one of the largest PET plants for textile applications worldwide. read...

Socar Selects Axens Alpha Butol Technology

Azerbaijan: GPC Project

Socar Selects Axens Alpha Butol Technology

01/25/2017 - Axens confirmed the signature of an Alpha Butol technology licensing agreement with Socar for the production of high purity 1-Butene through ethylene dimerization. read...

Long-Term Hydrogen Supply Agreement

USA: Praxair Signs Deal with Marathon Petroleum

Long-Term Hydrogen Supply Agreement

01/25/2017 - Praxair has signed a long-term contract to supply hydrogen to Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s refinery in Garyville, Louisiana. read...

Leadership Changes at Lyondell Basell

USA: Daniel Coombs Replaces Kevin Brown

Leadership Changes at Lyondell Basell

01/25/2017 - Lyondell Basell announced a planned executive leadership change. read...

Sabic Eyes Exxon Mobile Venture in the US

USA: Petrochemical Project in the US Gulf

Sabic Eyes Exxon Mobile Venture in the US

01/25/2017 - Reuters reports that Sabic said it was studying whether to build a petrochemical complex on the US Gulf Coast with an Exxon affiliate. read...

Nord Drive Systems Expands Capacities at Pune, India

India: Automation

Nord Drive Systems Expands Capacities at Pune, India

01/23/2017 - Nord Drive Systems has committed INR 45 mn (approx. EUR 600,000) to the expansion of its Indian subsidiary. The investment was used to establish a new service area at the company's facility in Pune. read...

Two New Sulfuric Acid Plants for Iran

Iran: Engineering

Two New Sulfuric Acid Plants for Iran

01/23/2017 - The National Iranian Copper Industries Company (NICICO) has placed orders for two sulfuric acid plants for the Sarcheshmeh and Khatoon Abad copper smelters in the Kerman province in Iran at Outotec. read...

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