Chemical

BASF introduces Fourte FCC catalyst

ChemicalJuly 24, 2018

BASF introduces Fourte FCC catalyst

The new product has been optimised to deliver superior selectivity to butylenes while maintaining catalyst activity, which helps refineries maximize their profits

Praxair starts up air separation plants in Southern China

ChemicalJuly 23, 2018

Praxair starts up air separation plants in Southern China

Plants to supply on-site oxygen and nitrogen to CNOOC to support the company’s refinery expansion and related downstream chemical production

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals to acquire Polinox

ChemicalJuly 20, 2018

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals to acquire Polinox

It will own Polinox’s brands and trademarks, including Brasnox, Perbenzox and TecnoxSuper®, as well as its customer list and production knowhow

US plastic resin production up 7.1% in May

ChemicalJuly 19, 2018

US plastic resin production up 7.1% in May

Year-to-date production was 35.4 billion pounds, a 6.6 percent increase

AkzoNobel Q2 net profit dips 10%

ChemicalJuly 19, 2018

AkzoNobel Q2 net profit dips 10%

Revenue for the second quarter grew 3 percent to 2.533 billion euros

Birla Carbon plans expansion

ChemicalJuly 18, 2018

Birla Carbon plans expansion

Two new production lines are expected to come on stream by the end of the fourth quarter in 2019 in India.

Evonik exceeds half-year expectations

ChemicalJuly 18, 2018

Evonik exceeds half-year expectations

Sales increased to €3.9 billion in the second quarter (prior-year: €3.6 billion), largely due to higher sales volumes and higher selling prices.

German chemical industry needs better policy framework and fiscal incentives, VCI

ChemicalJuly 17, 2018

German chemical industry needs better policy framework and fiscal incentives, VCI

The trade body calls upon the German federal government to submit in autumn a concrete bill for fiscal R&D incentives

German chemical industry less optimistic about growth in second half of 2018

ChemicalJuly 16, 2018

German chemical industry less optimistic about growth in second half of 2018

Global political and economic uncertainty, particularly the looming trade war and Brexit key roadblocks

Linde to Sell Americas Assets to Messer and CVC for $3.3 Billion

ChemicalJuly 16, 2018

Linde to Sell Americas Assets to Messer and CVC for $3.3 Billion

Joint venture named MG Industries and will operate under the Messer brand