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Chemical Engineering 08/15/2019 15:13
Sibur’s (Moscow; Blagoveshchensk site has held a ceremony to celebrate the completed reconstruction of the terephthalic acid production facility, the only one currently in Russia. The attendees included Pavel Sorokin, Deputy Minister of Energy, Radiy Khabirov, Acting Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board at SIBUR Holding, heads of partners […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/15/2019 08:56
Honeywell says that Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical Co., Ltd. is using Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology to produce 450,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of polymer-grade propylene for a new petrochemicals complex in China. This is the second C3 Oleflex unit now operating with Satellite. Honeywell UOP (Des Plaines, Ill; delivered Satellite’s first Oleflex unit […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/15/2019 04:57
Today, Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; announced the successful startup of its Catofin catalyst at Hengli Group’s new mixed-feed dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The new unit combines propane dehydrogenation (PDH) with iso-butane dehydrogenation (BDH) process technologies, and it will produce over 1 million ton/yr of olefins, becoming the world’s largest plant using Catofin catalyst technology. […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/14/2019 10:24
DOMO Chemicals (Ghent, Belgium; and Solvay (Brussels, Belgium; have signed today an agreement for DOMO to acquire Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe. This includes Engineering Plastics operations in France and Poland; High-Performance Fibers in France; Polymer and Intermediates operations in France, Spain and Poland. The agreement also involves a joint venture between […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/14/2019 08:05
Wison Engineering Services Co. Ltd. announced that on August 11, Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology Co., Ltd.’s new butene-to-butadiene plant, built by Wison Engineering, started up successfully and produced on-spec butadiene. The plant was deployed with Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Butene-to-Butadiene (ODH) proprietary technology licensed by Wison, and built by Wison through an EPC contract. The […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/12/2019 17:30
Lanxess AG (Cologne, Germany; is selling its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises, a Chinese leather chemicals producer. Both companies on August 12, 2019 signed a respective agreement. The transaction is still subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities. Lanxess expects to complete the planned transaction by the end of 2019. “We have […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/12/2019 17:24
Ecolab Inc. (St. Paul, Minn.; has acquired the business of privately held Chemstar Corporation, a U.S.-based supplier of food safety and cleaning and sanitizing solutions focused on the grocery and food retail markets. Chemstar and its Sterilox Fresh product line serve customers in the U.S. and Canada, and the company’s 2018 sales were approximately […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/12/2019 10:50
INEOS Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany; hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) plant in Bayport, Texas. The development of the new site is part of a bigger expansion plan for the Americas, which includes increased ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) capacity at the Altamira site in Mexico, while transition the ASA production […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/08/2019 16:53
Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL; Bangkok, Thailand; has announced the acquisition of Huntsman Corp.’s (The Woodlands, Tex.; integrated oxides and derivatives businesses. The purchase price is based on an enterprise value of $2.0 billion and up to $76 million in pension obligations, which corresponds to an EV/EBITDA multiple of 5.7. The deal […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/08/2019 16:43
KBR, Inc. (Houston; announced that it has acquired isomerization technologies from RRT Global that will enable KBR to offer expanded octane and clean fuel technology solutions to customers. KBR, in alliance with RRT Global, has been offering MAX-ISOM catalytic distillation technology for the isomerization of C5 and C6 n-paraffins to boost gasoline pool octane […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/07/2019 03:17
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; announced today that the company’s Catalysts business (Munich, Germany; inaugurated a new services and support office in Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located in the eastern coast of the country, Jubail is the world’s largest industrial city and an important site for the petrochemicals market. Clariant’s new office is thus […]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/06/2019 13:25
Recently, the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; on behalf of its Process Automation Users Group (PAUG) and NAMUR (Leverkusen, Germany;, the association of process industry end users of automation technology, have signed an agreement to cooperate on topics of common interest in automation and instrumentation technology The agreement focuses on improving processes, [...]. .
Chemical Engineering 08/06/2019 11:24
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; announced it has completed the acquisition of General Electric Company’s (GE) gasification business from GE Power. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. “The successful acquisition of the GE gasification technology further supports our long-term, strategic focus on gasification. This acquisition, combined with our other capabilities, gives us […]. .


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