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Conversion of Coal into Plastics

China: Coal-to-Chemicals Catalysts

Conversion of Coal into Plastics

01/28/2018 - Honeywell has started the production of the proprietary catalysts in China that are used to convert coal into plastics. The company also inaugurated a new research and development and engineering center to support business development and to meet growing engineering and technical service needs throughout Asia. read...

Air Liquide to Increase Supply of Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide to KMCI

South Korea: New Hydrogen Production Unit

Air Liquide to Increase Supply of Hydrogen and Carbon Monoxide to KMCI

01/26/2018 - Air Liquide and major Korean chemical company Kumho Mitsui Chemical (KMCI) expanded their cooperation with a recently signed long-term contract, according to which the industrial gases company will increase its supply of both hydrogen and carbon monoxide at the Yeosu industrial complex. read...

Jacobs Will Provide Engineering Services for Los Bronces Copper Mine

Chile: Mining

Jacobs Will Provide Engineering Services for Los Bronces Copper Mine

01/25/2018 - Jacobs Engineering has been selected by Anglo American to provide engineering services to the company’s Los Bronces copper mine — one of the world’s largest copper mines with a processing capacity of 150 tonnes. read...

Mitsubishi Tests Large-Scale Gas Turbine Fuelled by Hydrogen Mix

Japan: Power Generation

Mitsubishi Tests Large-Scale Gas Turbine Fuelled by Hydrogen Mix

01/25/2018 - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced the successful firing test of a large-scale gas turbine fuelled by a 30 % hydrogen fuel mix. read...

Sabic Becomes Largest Clariant Shareholder

Saudi Arabia/Switzerland: Chemical Industry

Sabic Becomes Largest Clariant Shareholder

01/25/2018 - Petrochemicals manufacturer Sabic has acquired a stake of 24.99 % in Clariant. The acquisition of these stakes, which were previously held by White Tale and 40 North, makes the Saudi company the largest Clariant shareholder. read...

Efficient Splitting of Water for Hydrogen Production

Japan: Hydrogen Economy

Efficient Splitting of Water for Hydrogen Production

01/25/2018 - Researchers at Osaka University have developed a new catalytic system for efficiently splitting water and making hydrogen with energy from normal sunlight. Their study was recently reported in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. read...

Mexichem Acquires US Compound Producer

Mexico: PVC Compound Market

Mexichem Acquires US Compound Producer

01/25/2018 - Mexichem has acquired Sylvin Technologies, a niche PVC compounds manufacturer based in Denver, Pennsylvania for an Enterprise Value of $ 39 million. read...

Clover Biopharmaceuticals Selects GE Biomanufacturing Platform

China: Production of Biopharmaceuticals

Clover Biopharmaceuticals Selects GE Biomanufacturing Platform

01/25/2018 - Clover Biopharmaceuticals has selected GE Healthcare’s Flexfactory, a biomanufacturing platform based on single-use technologies, for its new facility located in Changxing, Zhejiang in China. read...

Sadara to Supply German-Saudi JV with Ethylene Oxide and Propylene Oxide

Saudi Arabia: Feedstock for Speciality Chemicals

Sadara to Supply German-Saudi JV with Ethylene Oxide and Propylene Oxide

01/23/2018 - Sadara has signed an agreement to supply Sadig-Ilco, a new Saudi-German joint venture that produces various specialty chemicals based on Ethylene Oxide (EO) and Propylene Oxide (PO). read...

Clariant Increases Capacity for Latin American Market

Mexico: Speciality Chemicals

Clariant Increases Capacity for Latin American Market

01/23/2018 - Clariant announced the completion of the expansion measures at its industrial facility in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, which have resulted in an increase of production capacity by around 15 %. read...

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