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Total Acquires Recycled Polypropylene Manufacturer Synova

France: Plastic Recycling

Total Acquires Recycled Polypropylene Manufacturer Synova

20/02/2019 - Synova produces 20,000 tonnes of polypropylene annually which meets the highest quality standards of original equipment manufacturers and automakers from recycled plastics. read...

Air Products Awarded Contract for Golden Pass LNG Export Project

USA: Contract Bagged

Air Products Awarded Contract for Golden Pass LNG Export Project

19/02/2019 - The company will be supplying its proprietary LNG technology, equipment, and related process license to Golden Pass Products for the Golden Pass LNG Export Project. The firm’s LNG technology is expected to be integral in producing around 16 million tonnes per year of liquefied natural gas. read...

Neste Makes Organisation and Composition Changes to Executive Committee

Finland: Management Change

Neste Makes Organisation and Composition Changes to Executive Committee

19/02/2019 - The company’s Renewable Products business will be segmented into three business units and one operational platform. Each of these units will have their own Executive Vice President and will be part of the firm’s Executive Committee. read...

Delhi HC Issues Injunction against Sinopharm Weiqida

India: Pharma

Delhi HC Issues Injunction against Sinopharm Weiqida

19/02/2019 - The Indian High Court has blocked the export, importation and sale of Sinopharm Weiqida’s amoxicillin active ingredient into India as it infringes the patent of Centrient Pharmaceuticals. The court also found the company guilty of Contempt of Court for failing to follow the previously granted preliminary injunction order. read...

Metallurgical Process Route to Provide Supply Security for European Renewable Energy Industry

Germany: Lithium from Unconventional Sources

Metallurgical Process Route to Provide Supply Security for European Renewable Energy Industry

18/02/2019 - Lithium Australia's use of mine waste to produce lithium-ion batteries formed the basis of a recently completed processing evaluation for the company's Sadisdorf lithium/tin project in Saxony, Germany. That evaluation contemplated the production of high-performance cathode powders from mica recovered from tin-mining operations there. read...

Fluor Wins EPCM Contract for Valvoline’s Maiden Lubricants Facility

China: Engineering

Fluor Wins EPCM Contract for Valvoline’s Maiden Lubricants Facility

18/02/2019 - The 80,000-square-meter plant is Valvoline’s first plant in China and is expected to produce more than 30 million gallons of finished lubricants and coolants annually for passenger cars and heavy duty vehicles. read...

Sanjiv Lal is New Managing Director and CEO of Rallis India

India: Management Change

Sanjiv Lal is New Managing Director and CEO of Rallis India

18/02/2019 - Lal currently occupies the chief operating officer post at Tata Chemicals and has over 35 years of rich and varied experience across Hindustan Lever and Tata Chemicals. read...

Shell to Acquire Smart Energy Service Provider Sonnen

Germany: Energy

Shell to Acquire Smart Energy Service Provider Sonnen

18/02/2019 - With this move, Shell intends to offer more choices to customers seeking cleaner energy. This will also enhance the ability of the two companies to offer electric vehicle charging solutions, and the provision of grid services that are based on sonnen’s virtual battery pool. read...

Evonik Doubles Venture Capital for Disruptive Technologies

Germany: Fund of $ 170 Million

Evonik Doubles Venture Capital for Disruptive Technologies

17/02/2019 - Evonik has launched its second venture capital fund with a volume of $ 170 million, more than doubling the amount under management to $ 282 million. The new fund is intended to help secure access to disruptive technologies and innovative business models as well as supporting the company’s digital transformation and enabling early identification of potential technology acquisition targets. read...

Nouryon Increases Bio-Steam Supply and Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion

The Netherlands/Mexico: Sustainability and Expansion

Nouryon Increases Bio-Steam Supply and Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion

15/02/2019 - The move is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50,000 tonnes per year at Nouryon’s salt production site at Hengelo, in the Netherlands. The company has also more than doubled capacity for emulsion-based organic peroxides at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico to meet increased customer demand in the North American PVC market. read...

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