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7:26 AM, 21st April 2017

INOX Air Products to build six air separation units in India

LEHIGH VALLEY, US: Air Products and Chemicals Inc said that INOX Air Products Ltd its joint venture (JV) in India, will build six new air separation units (ASU) which will serve the growing on-site and merchant liquid industrial gases market in India. The six plants are scheduled to come onstream during the course of 2018 and 2019. In building these six new plants, INOX Air Products’ industrial gas market presence in India will continue to grow, and further strengthens the already establi ...



12:06 PM, 21st March 2017

Overseas chemicals and plastic buyers find India an attractive market

MUMBAI, INDIA: Over 200 overseas buyers and importers are meeting Indian companies to explore products like chemicals including organic & inorganic chemicals, agrochemicals, dyestuff, cosmetics, toiletries, castor oil, plastics, construction materials, books & publication, paper and stationery products, wood and allied products at the ongoing CAP India 2017. The two-day interactions were formally inaugurated by Rita Teaotia, IAS, secretary, ministry of commerce and industry, Government ...

8:02 AM, 21st March 2017

HPCL to use UOP technology for refinery expansion in Vizag, India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Honeywell said that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), one of India's leading oil and gas utilities is using Honeywell UOP technologies for the expansion and modernization of its refinery at Visakhapatnam (Vizag) in Andhra Pradesh (AP), India. Included in the project are licensing, basic engineering design and other associated services for a Penex isomerization unit, which helps make cleaner burning high-octane gasoline, and a Unicracking hydrocracking unit to pro ...

6:43 AM, 16th March 2017

Central pollution board orders Tata Chemicals to shut Haldia plant

KOLKATA, INDIA: Tata Chemicals Limited said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has ordered it to shut down its Haldia plant in West Bengal for alleged on a compliance of the prescribed norms of liquid effluent discharge. The firm has made a written representation to CPCB to withdraw the order, but company officials said that it would not have any material impact as the plant is already under planned shutdown between February 21 and April 15, for relocation of ammonia pipeline and s ...

9:30 AM, 15th March 2017

BASF increases prices for plastic additives

HONG KONG, CHINA: BASF is increasing the prices by 10 percent globally for a majority of products in its additives portfolio for plastic applications. Price increases will apply to the following product classes: Antioxidants Light stabilisers, flame retardants and other plastic additives The price adjustment is in response to increasing raw material costs © Worldofchemicals News ...

9:20 AM, 15th March 2017

New catalyst for efficient drug, chemical production

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA: A team of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) scientists have made a breakthrough that could result in faster and cheaper production for the pharmaceutical, food and bulk chemistry industries. The team have developed a more efficient and simpler process that – when combined with flow chemistry - does away with the need to filter out catalysts. Dr James Gardiner, from CSIRO’s FloWorks Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry, u ...

11:48 AM, 10th March 2017

Mitsubishi Rayon acquires US carbon fiber manufacturing firm

TOKYO, JAPAN: Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd (MRC), the leading international supplier of carbon fibre and composite materials has acquired Gemini Composites LLC, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, US. Gemini is a design, engineering and prototyping firm specialised in product development using Forged Composite technology. Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites Inc, MRC’s wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all the shares of Gemini currently owned by its founder and made the firm a subsi ...

10:54 AM, 4th March 2017

BASF opens new innovation campus in India; invests €50 million

MUMBAI, INDIA/LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF Group has inaugurated its new Innovation Campus Asia Pacific, located in Mumbai, India. The project will involve a total expected investment of up to €50 million from BASF Group and marks the Group’s largest research and development (R&D) investment in South Asia. All global research operations at BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific (Mumbai) will be housed under BASF Chemicals India Private Limited, a 100 percent subsidiary of BASF SE. Th ...

7:02 AM, 4th March 2017

PPG completes $19 mn waterborne coatings production line in China

WUHU, CHINA: PPG Industries Inc marked the completion of a new $19 million high-performance waterborne and high solids coatings production line at its Wuhu facility, China. The new line enhances the production and service capabilities of PPG’s automotive coatings business for customers in China. With the implementation in China of stricter environmental regulations, automakers have increased the use of low-volatile organic compound (low-VOC) coatings. The new line adds production for envi ...

7:47 AM, 2nd March 2017

Jiangsu successfully starts Honeywell UOP's methanol-to-olefins unit

DES PLAINES, US: Honeywell said that Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Company Ltd started its UOP Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) unit during a 10-day test to confirm the successful operation. When the full unit goes online, it will have an annual production capacity of 833,000 metric tonnes per year, making it the largest single-train MTO unit in the world. Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Co Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Shenghong Holding Group, located in Xuwei new dis ...

6:30 AM, 1st March 2017

Banned chemical weapon used to kill Kim Jong Nam: Police

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half-brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face at the airport in Malaysia's capital. VX is an extremely toxic organophosphate. A tasteless and odourless liquid with an amber-like colour, it severely disrupts the body's nervous system and is used as a nerve agent in chemical warfare. VX is one of the world’s deadliest chemical ...

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