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Chemicals Industry Continues to Grow in 2018

EU: Chemicals Sector

Chemicals Industry Continues to Grow in 2018

08/08/2018 - The EU chemicals sector continues to register positive growth in 2018, Cefic reports. According to the European Chemical Industry Council, chemicals output was up 1.1 % between January and May, while chemicals prices climbed 2.3 % during the same period. read...

BASF Builds Surface Treatment Production Site

China: Coatings

BASF Builds Surface Treatment Production Site

08/08/2018 - The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, invests in a state-of-the-art surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang province, China. read...

Lanxess to Sell Stake in Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia: Synthetic Rubber Production

Lanxess to Sell Stake in Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco

08/08/2018 - Lanxess announced plans to sell its remaining 50 % stake in Arlanxeo to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies, that founded Arlanceo in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, signed a respective agreement. read...

Eni and Snam Collaborate to Create 20 Fresh CNG Refuelling Stations

Italy: Sustainable Mobility

Eni and Snam Collaborate to Create 20 Fresh CNG Refuelling Stations

08/08/2018 - The project encourages sustainable mobility and supports the development of natural gas and biomethane refuelling stations in the country. The investment for the CNG stations is expected to be within 11.58 million dollars. read...

BASF Teams Up with NMMC to Provide Safe Water in Navi Mumbai

India: Aqua Solutions

BASF Teams Up with NMMC to Provide Safe Water in Navi Mumbai

08/08/2018 - The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has set up a ‘Water ATM’ in order to provide clean water to the residents. BASF's ultrafiltration solution is one of the technologies that is used to purify the harvested water in this unique machine. read...

KBR Awarded License and Engineering Contract by PMSM

China: Unique Technology

KBR Awarded License and Engineering Contract by PMSM

08/08/2018 - KBR’s proprietary phosgene-based interfacial polycarbonate technology Pcmaxtm will be utilised in both the polycarbonate projects which are expected to be constructed in the Kaifeng and Pingdingshan regions. read...

Pöyry Awarded Contract for Biogas Plant Expansion by Gasum

Finland: Biogas Plant

Pöyry Awarded Contract for Biogas Plant Expansion by Gasum

08/07/2018 - Gasum has awarded Pöyry an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services assignment for the expansion project of the Topinoja biogas plant in Turku, Finland. read...

Topsoe Secures Order from Technip FMC for Ammonia Plant

India: Ammonia Technology

Topsoe Secures Order from Technip FMC for Ammonia Plant

08/07/2018 - Topsoe has been awarded by Technip FMC a contract for license and basic engineering of two gas-based ammonia plants for Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan (Hurl). read...

Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals Without the Use of Heavy Metals

Germany: Organic Chemistry

Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals Without the Use of Heavy Metals

08/07/2018 - A new method could revolutionize numerous processes in the chemical industry. Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena (Leibniz HKI) developed a new synthesis method in organic chemistry that enables the production of numerous pharmaceuticals without the use of toxic heavy metals. read...

BP Takes Over World-Class Unconventional Assets from BHP

USA: Oil & Gas

BP Takes Over World-Class Unconventional Assets from BHP

08/06/2018 - The acquisition will transform BP’s US onshore business and also lead the firm to possess assets that have a combined production of 190,000 boe/d and 4.6 billion boe resources. read...

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