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Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract with BASF for New Plant

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Praxair Signs Long-Term Contract with BASF for New Plant

11/13/2017 - On completion, the new plant is expected to produce high-purity carbon monoxide and hydrogen from a stream of crude synthesis gas. read...

Toray to Cover Growing Demand for Carbon Fibres from New Plant in Mexico

Mexico: Carbon Fibres

Toray to Cover Growing Demand for Carbon Fibres from New Plant in Mexico

11/13/2017 - Toray has developed a new variety of regular tow carbon fiber and has decided to build a new carbonization facility for mass production at the Mexico Plant (Jalisco) of its US subsidiary Zoltek to cater to the strongly growing carbon fiber demand. The new plant is expected to start production at the end of 2018. read...

India Retains ‘World’s Leading Generics Exporter’ Spot

Pharmaceuticals

India Retains ‘World’s Leading Generics Exporter’ Spot

11/13/2017 - Experts state that the country’s generic exports are now growing at around 22 % per year, with India accounting for around 20-22 % of the world’s production. read...

Blast at Government-Owned Thermal Power Plant Kills 36 People in India

India: Accident at Power Plant

Blast at Government-Owned Thermal Power Plant Kills 36 People in India

11/13/2017 - NTPC Unchahar Station, a coal-fired power plant in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is recovering after an industrial accident took place on November 1, 2017 in which 36 people have been killed. read...

Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces Start-Up of World-Scale PE Units

USA: Polyethylene Production

Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces Start-Up of World-Scale PE Units

11/12/2017 - Chevron Phillips Chemical celebrated the start-up of its world-scale polyethylene (PE) units in Old Ocean, Texas that will produce up to 1,000,000 metric tons annually to meet the growing demand for polyethylene from our customers around the globe. read...

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe Partner for MEG Demonstration Plant

Denmark: Sugar-to-Biochemicals Solution

Braskem and Haldor Topsoe Partner for MEG Demonstration Plant

11/12/2017 - Braskem and Haldor Topsoe team up to validate the 'Mosaik' sugar-to-biochemicals solution for the production of MEG (monoethylene glycol) in a demonstration plant. The new partnership accelerates the development of this solution that forms the basis for a growing portfolio of bio-based chemicals produced through patented processes. read...

India Ranks Third Most Competitive Nation in Global Pharma Index

India: CPHI and P-MEC to Welcome Pharma Executives

India Ranks Third Most Competitive Nation in Global Pharma Index

11/12/2017 - CPhI & P-MEC India, organised by UBM, is set to welcome more than 50,000 attendees as the CPHI Global Pharma Index shows the country’s efforts to improve its reputation are paying dividends. India emerged successful in a number of key areas and was ranked by international pharma companies as the third most competitive nation globally. read...

Force Majeure Because of Fire in BASF Plant

Citral Plant Shut Down

Force Majeure Because of Fire in BASF Plant

11/10/2017 - On October 31, a fire occurred during the startup of the Citral plant in Ludwigshafen. Consequently, BASF had to shut down the plant and had to declare Force Majeure for its Citral and Isoprenol based aroma ingredients. read...

Wacker to Expand Silicone and Polymer Production in China

China: Research and Development

Wacker to Expand Silicone and Polymer Production in China

11/09/2017 - Wacker Chemie will expand its production capacities for silicone and polymer products in China and continue to reinforce its research and development capability in order to further strengthen its market position in the region, the Munich-based chemical company announced. read...

Solvay Inaugurates PVDF Plant in China

China: Polymer Production

Solvay Inaugurates PVDF Plant in China

11/08/2017 - Solvay has inaugurated its Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) plant in China, to meet growing global demand for this thermoplastic polymer in energy-efficient, environmental and industrial applications. read...

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