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Akzo Nobel Announces Plans to Build EHEC Plant

The Netherlands: Cellulosic Ethers

Akzo Nobel Announces Plans to Build EHEC Plant

09/25/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll business, which supplies ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries. read...

BASF Invests in Production Plant for Speciality Zeolites

Germany: Catalysts

BASF Invests in Production Plant for Speciality Zeolites

09/25/2017 - BASF invests in another production plant for specialty zeolites at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, headquarters site. The new plant will double the company’s global specialty zeolites production capacity. read...

Air Products Builds Technology Center in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Industrial Gases Technology

Air Products Builds Technology Center in Saudi Arabia

09/25/2017 - Air Products signed an agreement with Dhahran Techno Valley Company to build and develop an Industrial Gases technology center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. read...

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation to Acquire Neuroderm

Clinical-Stage Pharmaceuticals

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation to Acquire Neuroderm

09/22/2017 - Shareholders at the Neuroderm general meeting approve previously announced acquisition by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. read...

$11.9 Billion Kite Pharma Acquisition by Gilead Sciences

Pharma Acquisition

$11.9 Billion Kite Pharma Acquisition by Gilead Sciences

09/22/2017 - The acquisition will enable Gilead to become one of the leaders in cellular therapy and is expected to provide opportunities for diversification of revenues. The deal is scheduled to close in the fourth quarter of 2017. read...

Root-Causes for Fire at Wacker's Plant in Charleston

USA: Investigation Underway

Root-Causes for Fire at Wacker's Plant in Charleston

09/22/2017 - The explosion at Wacker's plant in Charleston on September 7 was caused by a technical defect prompting a leak of hydrogen which subsequently caught fire, thereby severely damaging a small, but important facility of the production plant. read...

Jacobs to Build Aerie Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Facility

Ireland: Engineering Contract

Jacobs to Build Aerie Pharmaceuticals' Manufacturing Facility

09/22/2017 - Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Aerie Pharmaceuticals to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services (EPCM) for Aerie’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. read...

Bolivia Starts-Up Fertilizer Plant

Bolivia: Plant Engineering

Bolivia Starts-Up Fertilizer Plant

09/22/2017 - The Bolivian Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) fertilizer plant project built by Samsung Engineering celebrated the 'Plant Completion Ceremony' on September 14, 2017. read...

Chevron Commissions Polyethylene Units in Texas

USA: Polyethylene Production

Chevron Commissions Polyethylene Units in Texas

09/20/2017 - Chevron Phillips Chemical has completed commissioning and begun start-up of its new polyethylene units at Old Ocean, Texas. Each unit will produce up to 500,000 metric tons annually to service the demand for polyethylene. read...

Zhejiang Refinery to Start Operations in 2020

China: Oil Processing

Zhejiang Refinery to Start Operations in 2020

09/20/2017 - China’s first private-led refinery complex in the eastern province of Zhejiang is expected to start operations in 2020, Reuters cites China Securities News. read...