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Solvay Wraps Up Sale of Polyolefin Cross-Linkable Compounds Business

Belgium/Italy: Speciality Chemicals

Solvay Wraps Up Sale of Polyolefin Cross-Linkable Compounds Business

06/12/2017 - Solvay has finalized the divestment of its polyolefin cross-linkable compounds business in Italy to family-owned group Finproject. read...

Is Digitalisation the Key to Remote Plant Operation?

Germany: Ask the Experts Conference

Is Digitalisation the Key to Remote Plant Operation?

06/12/2017 - The World Refining Association will focus their upcoming event ERTC Ask the Experts on June 20 and 21 in Cologne on the opportunities digital technologies offer for remote plant operation. read...

Akzo Nobel Announces Winners of Imagine Chemistry Challenge

The Netherlands: Start-Up Initiative

Akzo Nobel Announces Winners of Imagine Chemistry Challenge

06/12/2017 - Ten start-up groups will see their ideas for more sustainable chemistry move a step closer to reality after being named winners of Akzo Nobel's Imagine Chemistry challenge. read...

Reliance Becomes World's Second Largest Producer of PX

India: Petrochemicals

Reliance Becomes World's Second Largest Producer of PX

06/12/2017 - Reliance Industries announced the successful commissioning of the last crystallization train (Train 3) of the Paraxylene (PX) complex at Jamnagar. read...

Expansion of Akzo Nobel's Coatings Research Facility Completed

USA: Coatings

Expansion of Akzo Nobel's Coatings Research Facility Completed

06/10/2017 - Akzo Nobel has completed the € 2.6 million ($ 3.5 million) expansion of its US research and development facilities in Houston, Texas. read...

Dow Announces Completion of Enhanced Polyethylene Production Unit in Freeport

USA: Polyethylene Production

Dow Announces Completion of Enhanced Polyethylene Production Unit in Freeport

06/10/2017 - The Dow Chemical Company has completed the construction of its "Elite" enhanced polyethylene production facility in Freeport, Texas. read...

Cabot Starts Construction of Fumed Silica Facility in China

China: Fumed Silica

Cabot Starts Construction of Fumed Silica Facility in China

06/10/2017 - Cabot Corporation and joint venture partner Inner Mongolia Hengyecheng Silicone, broke ground on their new fumed silica manufacturing facility in Wuhai, China. read...

Refineries Boost Investment in Digital Technologies

USA: Digitalisation

Refineries Boost Investment in Digital Technologies

06/09/2017 - Nearly two-thirds of refiners plan to increase their investments in digital technologies over the next three to five years, although digital is not one of the top plant investment areas for refiners today, according to new research from Accenture. read...

Chemical Hazard Assessments of Preservatives in Personal Care Products

USA: Personal Care Products

Chemical Hazard Assessments of Preservatives in Personal Care Products

06/09/2017 - A new report from Environmental Defense Fund reveals key barriers to innovation in preservatives. Data gaps were identified among all 16 preservatives evaluated — including around endocrine activity and neurotoxicity. read...

Chevron Phillips Chemical to Expand PAO Capacity at Cedar Bayou Plant

USA: Low Viscosity Polyalphaolefins

Chevron Phillips Chemical to Expand PAO Capacity at Cedar Bayou Plant

06/08/2017 - Chevron Phillips Chemical has successfully completed a low viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) capacity expansion at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. read...

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