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Songwon Starts Production at Indian Panoli Plant

India: Phenolic Antioxidants

Songwon Starts Production at Indian Panoli Plant

02/12/2018 - Speciality chemicals producer Songwon has started production of its Songnox multifunctional phenolic antioxidant at its Panoli plant in Gujarat, India. The Panoli site was acquired from Sequent in 2014. In the last three years, the company has invested in the Panoli site to develop it into a hub for specialty chemicals, including Songnox. read...

KBR Wins Dual Contracts to Build New Polycarbonate Plant in China

USA: Engineering

KBR Wins Dual Contracts to Build New Polycarbonate Plant in China

02/12/2018 - US-company KBR intends to use its proprietary Pcmaxtm technology for CDNM’s 100,000 metric tonnes per annum single train plant in Cangzhou, China. The plant will be run by Cangzhou Dahua. read...

Sabic Commences Operation of New PP Extrusion Facility

The Netherlands: Polypropylene and PP Copolymers

Sabic Commences Operation of New PP Extrusion Facility

02/12/2018 - With the assistance of this facility, the company aims to manufacture PP products and next generation PP copolymers. read...

Ibn Sina Commences Commercial Production of Polyacetal

Saudi Arabia: Polyacetal Production

Ibn Sina Commences Commercial Production of Polyacetal

02/11/2018 - Sabic affiliate, Ibn Sina, a 50-50 joint venture with CTE, has started up its polyacetal facility in Jubail. The facility is the first plant in Middle East and Africa. read...

Arkema Expands Polyamide 12 Production

China: Polyamide Production

Arkema Expands Polyamide 12 Production

02/11/2018 - Arkema plans to increase its capacity of polyamide 12 polymers by 25 %. The product, commercialized under the trademark Rilsamid, is used for processes such as extrusion, injection, and blow-moulding. read...

CB&I Combine Businesses with McDermott and Receives Contract by IGP Methanol

USA: Methanol Complex

CB&I Combine Businesses with McDermott and Receives Contract by IGP Methanol

02/11/2018 - CB&I and McDermott International announced that they have entered into a business transaction agreement valued $ 6 billion, under which the two companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. The combination will create a fully vertically integrated onshore-offshore company with a broad engineering, procurement, construction and installation service offering and technology portfolio. CB&I also announced that it has been awarded a contract by IGP Methanol LLC. read...

Samsung Engineering Awarded 3.1 Billion Dollar Refinery Project

UAE: Atmospheric Residue De-Sulfurization

Samsung Engineering Awarded 3.1 Billion Dollar Refinery Project

02/11/2018 - Samsung Engineering has received a letter of award (LOA) to build a Crude Flexibility Project (CFP) on behalf of Adnoc Refining in the United Arab Emirates. read...

Start-Up of Jiaxing Petrochemical's Second PTA Line

China: Polyester Value Chain

Start-Up of Jiaxing Petrochemical's Second PTA Line

02/11/2018 - Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) and Jiaxing Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Tongkun Group, announced the successful start-up of Jiaxing Petrochemical’s second PTA line. read...

Clariant Increases Capacity for Mevopur Medical Products

USA: Liquid Masterbatches

Clariant Increases Capacity for Mevopur Medical Products

02/09/2018 - Clariant has commenced operation of a high throughput twin-screw compounding extruder at its facility in Lewiston. The facility, which was expanded by 40 %, now accommodates not only extrusion equipment, but also materials handling, weighing stations, a maintenance area and additional water-cooling capacity. read...

Winners of Pharmapack Europe 2018 Revealed

Pharma Awards

Winners of Pharmapack Europe 2018 Revealed

02/09/2018 - Biocorp, West Pharmaceutical Services and sfm medical devices were awarded in the ‘Exhibitor Innovation’ category while UCB Pharma, GSK Consumer Health and Laboratoires Virbac won in the ‘Health Products’ category. read...

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