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Sibur and BASF Collaborate for Circular Economy and Sustainable Development

MOU

Sibur and BASF Collaborate for Circular Economy and Sustainable Development

05/12/2019 - Under the terms of the MOU signed by Sibur and BASF, both the companies will work together in areas of water efficiency, carbon footprint management and chemicals recycling. The agreement was signed by Maxim Remchukov, Sustainable Development Director, Sibur and Christoph Roehrig, Head of BASF in Russia and the CIS. read...

Pharma Market in the Philippines to Reach 3.7 Billion Dollars in 2025: Global Data

The Philippines: Pharmaceuticals

Pharma Market in the Philippines to Reach 3.7 Billion Dollars in 2025: Global Data

05/12/2019 - Global Data has revealed that measures such as the Universal Health Care Act and regulatory tax reforms in the Philippines have opened up new opportunities for the Indian pharma industry in the island country. read...

Evonik to Increase Sodium Methylate Capacity at Rosario Unit in Argentina

Argentina: Alkoxides

Evonik to Increase Sodium Methylate Capacity at Rosario Unit in Argentina

04/12/2019 - Evonik aims to expand its capacity for sodium methylate from 60,000 metric tonnes up to 90,000 metric tonnes at its Argentina facility until 2021. The move has been undertaken by the firm owing to the rising demand of biodiesel in South America especially Argentina and Brazil. read...

Sumitomo Chemical Invests 2 Million Dollars in Israeli Start-up Firm

Israel: IoT Platform

Sumitomo Chemical Invests 2 Million Dollars in Israeli Start-up Firm

04/12/2019 - Sumitomo Chemical has made the mega investment in Nanoscent, an Israeli start-up company that develops a high-precision scent recognition IoT platform. With this deal, Sumitomo Chemical intends to create new health care businesses by making use of the innovative platform. read...

Speciality Fertiliser Producer Van Iperen Strengthens Operations in USA

USA: Business Expansion

Speciality Fertiliser Producer Van Iperen Strengthens Operations in USA

04/12/2019 - Located in Miami, Florida, Van Iperen’s new operations are expected to provide superior-quality specialty fertilisers and global crop experience to its US and Latin American customers. The move will strengthen the company’s presence in the country and also support its customers in the region. read...

Lanxess Takes Over Brazilian Biocide Manufacturer IPEL

Brazil: Acquisition

Lanxess Takes Over Brazilian Biocide Manufacturer IPEL

03/12/2019 - The acquisition is in line with Lanxess’ strategic focus on profitable specialty chemicals. With this deal, the Lanxess Material Protection Products business unit aims at strengthening its global presence and serving its South American customers via a domestic production facility. read...

Haldor Topsoe, Sasol to Jointly License Gas-to-Liquids Technologies

Partnership Agreement

Haldor Topsoe, Sasol to Jointly License Gas-to-Liquids Technologies

03/12/2019 - Haldor Topsoe and Sasol have signed a collaboration agreement under which both the firms will continue to supply their core technologies and also offer Topsoe’s hydroprocessing and hydrogen technologies. The move will enable customers to get access to a single-point licensing offering for proven gas to liquid solutions. read...

BP and Bunge Complete Formation of Brazilian Bioenergy JV

Brazil: Biofuels

BP and Bunge Complete Formation of Brazilian Bioenergy JV

03/12/2019 - BP and Bunge together have completed the formation of BP Bunge Bioenergia, the Brazilian bioenergy joint venture. BP Bunge Bioenergia has now become the second largest operator by effective crushing capacity in the Brazilian bioethanol market. read...

Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry Discusses Smart Manufacturing

China: VPISM Forum

Chinese Pharmaceutical Industry Discusses Smart Manufacturing

02/12/2019 - On November 14, 2019, the Vogel Pharmaceutical Industry Smart Manufacturing Forum (VPISM Forum) was successfully concluded in Changzhou, China. This year's conference had the motto "Pharmaceutical Enterprises Heading towards smart Manufacturing" and was supported by Schneider Electric and Fette. read...

Two Equinor Employees Injured in Serious Heimdal Incident

Norway: Calamity

Two Equinor Employees Injured in Serious Heimdal Incident

02/12/2019 - Two Equinor workers were injured in a serious work-related incident onboard the Heimdal platform in the North Sea on November 28. The cause of the incident is still under investigation. read...

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