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9:47 AM, 18th July 2016
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ChemChina to acquire 40 pc stake in Adama for $1.4 billion

BEIJING, CHINA: China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) has agreed to buy 40 percent stake in crop protection firm Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd for $1.4 billion, including debt. The deal paves way for a merger between Adama, the world's biggest producer of generic crop protection products, and smaller agrochemical producer Sanonda. Sanonda is a subsidiary of ChemChina, which already owns 60 percent of Adama. The deal values Adama's equity at approximately $3.5 billion and the Sanonda tran ...

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9:52 AM, 28th June 2016
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Rosneft, Sinopec to conduct pre-feasibility study for petrochemical complex in Russia

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Rosneft and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) have signed a framework agreement on joint pre-feasibility study of the project related to the construction and operation of a gas processing and petrochemical complex in East Siberia, Russia. The document was signed in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin and chairman of Sinopec Group Wang Yupu. The agreement signed in furtherance of the memorand ...

7:13 AM, 28th June 2016
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Companies need to actively declare scheduled chemicals

In an interview R Narayanan, Advisor, CWC Help Desk, ICC Southern Region with Shivani Mody, Editor, Chemical Today magazine, during a Chemical Weapons Convention at Bangalore, elaborately discusses the need to ensure proper utilization of schedule 2 & 3 chemicals. Brief us about the chemical weapons convention. Many chemical weapons were used during World War causing immense destruction. In 1993, many countries in the world united to make sure that these weapons of mass destruction were el ...

7:48 AM, 24th June 2016
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BASF, Kingenta partner for fertilizers in China

LINSHU, CHINA: BASF SE has entered into strategic partnership agreement with Chinese fertilizer supplier Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co Ltd (Kingenta), to launch novel fertilizers coated with BASF’s new product Limus. Under the agreement BASF will provide its Limus technology to Kingenta. Kingenta will directly promote and sell Limus-treated fertilizers in China from July 2016 onwards. Limus addresses a pressing issue in agriculture: the loss of nitrogen in urea-base ...

12:38 PM, 21st June 2016
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RIL, IIP jointly commission new benzene technology recovery unit

JAMNAGAR, INDIA: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) Dehradun have been successful, in joint technology development of benzene extraction from FCC light naphtha. In 2011, RIL and IIP Dehradun signed an agreement to co-develop an extractive distillation process using a robust solvent that will not degrade appreciably in the presence of difficult species and contaminants, and meet the following targets: 0.2 vol.- percent Benzene or less in raffinate (reurn str ...

12:21 PM, 21st June 2016
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DSM develops new high temperature resistant Arnitel TPE

SINGAPORE: DSM said it has developed a new high temperature resistant grade of its Arnitel thermoplastic co-polyester elastomer (TPC) for production of flexible hot charge air ducts used in turbocharged engines. Arnitel HT will allow system suppliers to produce the ducts in a single material and using a single process step. The current standard practice is to assemble separate elements in hard thermoplastics or metal and soft thermosetting rubbers, which need to be produced in diverse operation ...

5:39 AM, 21st June 2016
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Maire Tecnimont signs several agreements, strengthens market in Russia

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: Maire Tecnimont SpA has signed several agreements with different companies, strengthening its presence in Russia. The agreements were signed at the presence of government officials of the countries namely the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Tecnimont signed a collaboration agreement with its client Eurochem and the Russian construction company Velesstroy. Such agreement confirms the intention to cooperate ...

7:18 AM, 20th June 2016
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Toray to increase PP spunbond capacity in South Korea

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toray Industries Inc has decided to increase the production capacity of its high-performance polypropylene (PP) spunbond nonwoven fabric with an additional facility at its site in Gumi National Industrial Complex 5, South Korea. The new facility will have a production capacity of 18,000 tonnes per year and is expected to start operations in April 2018.  Demand for disposable diapers for babies and toddlers has been rapidly increasing in ASEAN member countries, India and Ch ...

4:58 AM, 20th June 2016
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Haldor Topsoe opens automotive catalysts plant in China

TIANJIN, CHINA: Haldor Topsoe has officially opened an advanced automotive catalysts plant in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) in China, with an investment of more than $90 million. The official opening was carried out in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark as part of her visit to China. The plant produces advanced catalysts that clean the exhaust from heavy duty diesel engines in trucks, buses and other vehicles. Basic components of smog as w ...

7:54 AM, 17th June 2016
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Songwon launches songxtend stabilizer for the automotive industry

ULSAN, SOUTH KOREA: Songwon Industrial Co Ltd has launched its latest innovation songxtend 2124 stabilizer solution, for the automotive industry to meet the stringent demands in the industry where weight and cost reduction are dominant factors. Songxtend stabilizer improves the long-term thermal stability (LTTS) of the short- and long-glass fiber re-inforced polypropylene (PP) used in interior applications for moulded parts, and can match the LTTS performance of 1000 h and beyond at 150° C ...

11:31 AM, 16th June 2016
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K V Venugopalan shows the way for ‘Make In India’ concept to be successful

In an interview K V Venugopalan, President, Waters India with Shivani Mody, Editor, Chemical Today magazine, talks about technology, trends, instrument design innovations and future potential in the analytical industry. How does Waters India plan to shape its growth trajectory in the future? In the last 25 years, Waters has become one of the strongest analytical organisations in the country. We will continue to focus on ensuring customer success via two main strategies: By designing innovative ...

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