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Poly One Commences Production of Thermoplastic Elastomer

India: Speciality Polymers

Poly One Commences Production of Thermoplastic Elastomer

02/09/2018 - The move has been undertaken to provide the company’s Indian customers with a wider portfolio of locally produced materials. read...

BASF to Expand APG Capacities in China and the US

USA/China: Alkyl Polyglucosides

BASF to Expand APG Capacities in China and the US

02/08/2018 - BASF announced that it plans to increase its global Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG) production capacity with two production expansion projects at sites in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jinshan, China. read...

Lanxess Completes Acquisition of Phosphorus Chemicals Business from Solvay

Germany/Belgium: Speciality Chemicals

Lanxess Completes Acquisition of Phosphorus Chemicals Business from Solvay

02/08/2018 - Specialty chemicals company Lanxess announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the phosphorus chemicals business from Solvay. The transaction includes the Belgian chemicals group's production site in Charleston, South Carolina. read...

Chandra Asri Breaks Ground on New Polyethylene Plant

Indonesia: Petrochemical Complex

Chandra Asri Breaks Ground on New Polyethylene Plant

02/08/2018 - PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical has commenced construction of a new Polyethylene Plant project with a capacity of 400 kta at its integrated petrochemical complex in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia. read...

Sabic to Increase Global Resin Production

Singapore/The Netherlands: High-Performance Engineering Thermoplastics

Sabic to Increase Global Resin Production

02/08/2018 - Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins. read...

SZQH Sunflower & TRD Investment to Invest $470 Million in Biotechnology

UK/China: Biotechnology Collaboration

SZQH Sunflower & TRD Investment to Invest $470 Million in Biotechnology

02/07/2018 - Claimed to be one of the biggest ever single investments into British innovation, Future Planet Capital, 8GT, SZQH Sunflower and TRD Investment have collaborated to promote technologies between the UK and China. read...

Arlanxeo Becomes Distributor of Saudi EPDM Rubber

The Netherlands: Synthetic Elastomers

Arlanxeo Becomes Distributor of Saudi EPDM Rubber

02/07/2018 - Arlanxeo signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco Products Trading company pertaining to the marketing and sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber. The company will start to supply the new EPDM grades within the first half of 2018 under its own Keltan trademark with the extension KSA, that represents the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. read...

Qatar Petroleum Signs Agreement with Total for Exploration in South Africa

Qatar: Oil Expansion

Qatar Petroleum Signs Agreement with Total for Exploration in South Africa

02/07/2018 - With this agreement, Qatar intends to expand and reinforce Qatar’s leading position in the field of energy across the globe. read...

BP and Reliance Industries JV ‘India Gas Solutions’ Elects Vinod Tahiliani as CEO

India: Appointment in Gas Sector

BP and Reliance Industries JV ‘India Gas Solutions’ Elects Vinod Tahiliani as CEO

02/07/2018 - India Gas Solutions (IGS) is a 50:50 joint venture company of BP and Reliance Industries that looks after sourcing and marketing of natural gas in India. read...

Ecolab Announces Sale of Oilfield Equipment Fabrication Unit

USA: Oilfield Equipment

Ecolab Announces Sale of Oilfield Equipment Fabrication Unit

02/07/2018 - Ecolab announced the sale of its Fab-Tech business unit to Dragon Products. The Fab-Tech business is a part of the company's Global Energy segment based in Casper, Wyoming that performs custom design, engineering and fabrication of oilfield equipment. read...

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