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Lonza Invests in Portsmouth Biologics Site

USA: Biotechnology

Lonza Invests in Portsmouth Biologics Site

05/06/2018 - Lonza Pharma & Biotech announced the investment in a new phase of development at their Portsmouth, NH (USA) site. The expansion will include mid-scale mammalian capacity and the addition of new cell-therapy suites. read...

Stork Wins Contract for Garamite Additives Expansion Project from BYK

USA: Chemical Additives

Stork Wins Contract for Garamite Additives Expansion Project from BYK

05/06/2018 - Fluor announced that Stork, part of the company’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a construction contract by BYK USA for its new Garamite additives process unit at its manufacturing plant in Gonzales, Texas. read...

KBR to Provide Engineering Services for Saudi COTC-Complex

Saudi Arabia: Crude Oil to Chemicals Complex

KBR to Provide Engineering Services for Saudi COTC-Complex

05/05/2018 - KBR has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco and Sabic as the second Project Management Contractor (PMC) to provide Pre-Front End Engineering Design (Pre-Feed), Front End Engineering Design (Feed) and Program Management Services to develop the world's largest fully integrated Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) complex. read...

Global Chemicals Production Registers Decline in the First Quarter

USA: Global Chemical Production Regional Index

Global Chemicals Production Registers Decline in the First Quarter

05/04/2018 - The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production fell 0.3 % in March, following a 1.0 % drop in February, and a 0.6 % decline in January. read...

Clariant Supplies Catalysts for World's Largest Propane Dehydrogenation Unit

China: Speciality Chemicals

Clariant Supplies Catalysts for World's Largest Propane Dehydrogenation Unit

05/02/2018 - Clariant has been awarded a contract by Jinneng Science & Technology Company, to design the world’s largest single-train propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I. read...

Cnooc and Shell JV Commences Production at New Petrochemical Units

China: Start-Up of Ethylene Cracker

Cnooc and Shell JV Commences Production at New Petrochemical Units

05/02/2018 - China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Cnooc) and Shell Nanhai (Shell) announced the official start-up of the second ethylene cracker at their Nanhai petrochemicals complex in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China. read...

Celanese Starts Expansion Project of Polyoxymethylene Production

USA: Debottlenecking of Production Lines

Celanese Starts Expansion Project of Polyoxymethylene Production

05/02/2018 - Speciality materials company Celanese announced it is in the initial stages of a capital efficient debottlenecking project of its polyoxymethylene (POM) production lines to support the continued growth in its engineered materials business. read...

Sabic and Exxon Mobil Create New JV for Gulf Coast Project

USA: Ethane Cracker

Sabic and Exxon Mobil Create New JV for Gulf Coast Project

05/02/2018 - Sabic and Exxon Mobil have created a new joint venture to advance development of the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project, a 1.8 million tonne ethane cracker currently planned for construction in San Patricio County, Texas. The facility will also include a monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units. read...

Ube Industries to Build Demonstration Facility for Torrefied Pellets

Japan: Woody Biomass for Coal Plant

Ube Industries to Build Demonstration Facility for Torrefied Pellets

05/02/2018 - Ube Industries has developed torrefied pellets carbonized from woody biomass, for use in coal-fired power plants as a co-firing ratio of 10 % or more (calorie basis). The torrefied pellets will facilitate the use of woody biomass as a renewable energy source. read...

Strengthening Chemicals and Waste Management in Argentina

Argentina: Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

Strengthening Chemicals and Waste Management in Argentina

05/02/2018 - A group of industry, government and international experts have convened in the city of Buenos Aires to support strengthening the sound management of chemicals and waste in Argentina. read...

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