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FAR Chemical, a leader in scaling up and manufacturing multi-step chemical syntheses and handling highly active materials, announced today that it will expand its Palm Bay, Florida facility. FAR specializes in fine and specialty chemicals such as brominated compounds, organometallics, pyrophoric materials, and the distribution of trimethylchlorosilane. Strong demand for…

ExxonMobil and SABIC today announced the decision to proceed with the construction of a chemical facility and a 1.8 million metric ton ethane steam cracker in San Patricio County, Texas, leading to thousands of high-paying jobs and billions in economic output. “Building the world’s largest steam cracker, with state-of-the-art technology,…

Digital manufacturing leader, Protolabs has introduced an all-new color-matching system into its plastic injection molding service. PolyOne’s PINPOINT™ Express Color and Dosing System, featuring 3M precision dispensing and dosing technologies, allows Protolabs to develop custom colors on site, drastically reducing the time it takes to mold short-run plastic parts in…

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, today announced it will raise prices of all acetate tow product grades sold globally by up to 10 percent. This price increase will be effective for orders shipped on or after July 1, 2019, or as contracts otherwise allow. “To aid…

Today, WACKER inaugurated a new production line for silicone elastomers at its Zhangjiagang site in China. With an annual capacity of several thousand metric tons, the facility will help support WACKER’s future growth path in China and improve the availability of high consistency silicone rubber (HCR) in the Asia-Pacific region.…

Covestro, a leading global supplier of high-performance polymer materials, has delivered its first commercial order of polyurethane raw materials for wind blades to China. China is the world’s largest wind power market with 221 GW of installed capacity at the end of 2018, according to the World Wind Energy Association.(1)…

Fluor Corporation announced today that its engineering, procurement and construction project for Milliken & Company’s chemical plant expansion at its Allen Plant site in Blacksburg, South Carolina is underway. “We are delighted to be a partner with Milliken, a client with whom we have a unique and long-term legacy beginning…

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, will increase list and off-list selling prices for the following acetyl intermediate products. The price increases below are for orders shipped and will be effective immediately, or as contracts otherwise allow, and are incremental to any previously announced increases. Product China…

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019

INEOS has today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco and Total, France, to build three new plants as part of the Jubail 2 complex in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A new state-of-the-art 425,000 tonne acrylonitrile plant, will use INEOS’ world leading technology and catalyst.…

Bringing together more than 200 exhibitors including thought-leaders and trade professionals from 20 countries, T-PLAS 2019 is supported by various leading trade associations from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and the Philippines. The 4-day exhibition offers a wide-range of machineries and equipment, raw materials, solutions and services. The International Trade Fair for…

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