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Kemira Strengthens Foothold in Asia by Forming JV with Yongson Chemicals

South Korea: Dry Polyacrylamide

Kemira Strengthens Foothold in Asia by Forming JV with Yongson Chemicals

01/14/2019 - Kemira has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture with Yongsan Chemicals, a privately-owned chemicals company in South Korea. The JV, called New Co, will be located in Ulsan. read...

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

South Korea: Polypropylene Production

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

01/14/2019 - The supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology Grace, has contracted to license its Unipol PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical for a new PP production facility in Daesan, South Korea. With a capacity of 400 kilotons per year, the PP line is expected to begin operations in 2021. read...

Aemetis Increases Capacity of Indian Biodiesel Plant to 165,000 Metric Tonnes

India: 5 % Biodiesel Target

Aemetis Increases Capacity of Indian Biodiesel Plant to 165,000 Metric Tonnes

01/14/2019 - Aemetis announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has completed a two-year upgrade of the Kakinada biodiesel and glycerin plant in India. The upgrades to the Kakinada plant included installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower-cost and waste feedstock into oil and the expansion of boiler and other utility capacities. read...

Metso Begins Construction of New Valve Technology Center

China: Groundbreaking Ceremony

Metso Begins Construction of New Valve Technology Center

01/14/2019 - The groundbreaking ceremony for Metso's new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, Chinaplant took place recently. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets. read...

Nouryon Launches Third Edition of Imagine Chemistry Challenge

The Netherlands: Innovation in Chemistry

Nouryon Launches Third Edition of Imagine Chemistry Challenge

01/14/2019 - Nouryon has officially launched the third edition of its Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge. With this program, the company invites startups, scale-ups, university spin-outs, and other potential partners to tackle chemistry-related challenges and uncover new ways to create value for customers. read...

Thermal Beneficiation Technology Improves Quality of Fly Ash Production

USA: Fly Ash for Concrete Production

Thermal Beneficiation Technology Improves Quality of Fly Ash Production

01/13/2019 - Charah Solutions, a provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, has installed its proprietary fly ash beneficiation technology at the company’s Sulphur terminal to improve the quality of fly ash and to increase its supply of marketable fly ash to concrete producers in the USA. read...

Akzo Nobel Announces its

The Netherlands: Paints and Coatings

Akzo Nobel Announces its "Paint the Future" Startup Challenge

01/11/2019 - Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators, Akzo Nobel started the first edition of its "Paint the Future - the startup challenge" to discover new and revolutionary solutions that are intended accelerate innovation in the world of paints and coatings. read...

New Catalysis Concept Obtains Polyester from Castor Oil

Germany: Green Chemistry

New Catalysis Concept Obtains Polyester from Castor Oil

01/11/2019 - Researchers at the University of Konstanz presented a new way of obtaining polyester from fats and oils, more specifically, from castor oil. A well-known and chemically established building block that can be obtained from castor oil is Undecenol. read...

Sun European Partners Sells Shares in Elix Polymers to Sinochem

Spain: Production of ABS Polymers

Sun European Partners Sells Shares in Elix Polymers to Sinochem

01/11/2019 - One of Sun European Partners' subsidiaries has completed the sale of its stake in Elix Polymers, a European producer of ABS polymers (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) and derivatives, to Sinochem International for $ 224 million. read...

Thyssen Krupp Awarded EPC Contract for Coke Oven Battery at Brazilian Steel Mill

Brazil: Improved Environmental Performance

Thyssen Krupp Awarded EPC Contract for Coke Oven Battery at Brazilian Steel Mill

01/11/2019 - Thyssen Krupp through has recently won a contract from Arcelor Mittal to supply a new coke battery for the Tubarão steel plant, located in the Espirito Santo state in southeastern Brazil. The new coke battery will replace an existing one thus ensuring the production of 600,000 tons of coke per year. read...

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