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Clariant Signs JV Contract with Tiangang

China: Production of Additives

Clariant Signs JV Contract with Tiangang

09/15/2017 - Clariant announced the signing of a Joint Venture contract with Tiangang Auxiliary, a privately owned producer and supplier of UV Light Stabilizers in China, for the production of high-end polymer additives in China. read...

Thailand's PTT Global Chemical Woos Foreign Investors

Thailand: Petrochemical Industry

Thailand's PTT Global Chemical Woos Foreign Investors

09/15/2017 - At the recent “Thailand 4.0 Towards Connected Industries” symposium, PTT Global Chemical encouraged partnerships with Japanese companies and foreign investors for projects in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). read...

Kemira Announces Start-Up of Sodium Chlorate Line in Finland

Finland: Sodium Chlorate Production

Kemira Announces Start-Up of Sodium Chlorate Line in Finland

09/15/2017 - Kemira announced that it has finalized its approximately € 50 million investment into a new sodium chlorate production line in Joutseno, Finland. read...

Asahi Kasei Plans Construction of Plastic Compounds Plant in China

China: Plastic Compounds

Asahi Kasei Plans Construction of Plastic Compounds Plant in China

09/15/2017 - Asahi Kasei has announced that it plans to construct a new plant for the manufacture of plastic compounds in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. read...

Hurricane Aftermath on the US Gulf Coast

USA: Impact on Petrochemical Industry

Hurricane Aftermath on the US Gulf Coast

09/15/2017 - In its latest report, IHS Markit covers the impacts of the latest series of Hurricanes on the US petrochemical industry. read...

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...