A world of possibilities for paints and coatings has been unlocked by research being conducted by AkzoNobel, in collaboration with the Dutch Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC). The breakthrough innovation involves the development of a more…
Keliber and Kokkolan Energia have confirmed a 30-year lease agreement for a 12.5-hectare site of the Keliber chemical plant to be built in the Kokkola Industrial Park. “We are very pleased with the good cooperation with Kokkolan Energia. We have…
Industry can now submit information on substances of very high concern in their articles to ECHA’s SCIP database. The aim is to make recycling of products safer and improve information about dangerous chemicals in products. The SCIP database was launched…
The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG (ISIN DE000A1DAHH0), the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, decided about the scope of Project Brenntag, the company’s comprehensive transformation program, that is expected to deliver a sustainable…
AstraZeneca's new UK-based global R&D centre and corporate HQ will be located at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus on the southern outskirts of the city. By 2016, the new site will house a highly-skilled workforce of approximately 2,000, said an 18…
SABIC UK Petrochemicals Ltd expects annual productivity gains of over £10 million following an improvement programme, led by Reliable Manufacturing, at its ethylene liquefaction plant on Teesside.The programme has delivered a "dramatic turnaround" after nearly 20 years of under-investment by…
Thursday, 23 May 2013 10:48

Chemical industry reports lower sales

UK chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufacturing companies have reported a fall in sales to customers over the previous six months.In its latest survey of member companies, the industry’s trade body  the Chemical Industries Association found 44% of companies had seen lower…
Thursday, 16 May 2013 18:35

Chemoxy set for growth

Chemoxy was recently awarded £1.5 million from the Regional Growth fund to expand capacity at its Billingham site to install a multi-purpose combined reaction and distillation plant at a total cost of £6 million. Chemoxy's new plant is to provide…
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:26

Dounreay reduces raffinate hazard

Tanks of highly radioactive liquid waste have been now cemented into drums at Dounreay – part of hazard-reduction efforts around the decommissioning of the former fast-reactor site in Scotland. The liquid was produced during reprocessing of material test reactor (MTR)…
Sunday, 05 May 2013 17:58

KBR for new world-scale ammonia plant

Houston, Texas – KBR has been awarded a contract by Incitec Pivot Ltd’s US business, Dyno Nobel, to provide engineering, procurement and construction services, as well as technology licensing and equipment for an ammonia plant to be built in Waggaman,…
Saturday, 04 May 2013 17:39

BASF Antwerp taps Jacobs Engineering

BASF Antwerp NV, has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. a contract to provide engineering services at its integrated chemicals complex in Antwerp, Belgium. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing process, piping and electrical/ instrumentation engineering services. Officials…
Guildford, UK – TMO Renewables (TMO), a UK developer of second generation biofuels technology, and Usina Santa Maria Ltda are to form a JV to build the first commercial production plant in Brazil to convert sugar cane waste (bagasse) to…
Friday, 26 April 2013 11:26

EU chemical production down

Brussels – After three consecutive months of expansion, EU chemicals production fell by 1.6% in January 2013 compared to January 2012, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report. Despite the decline. EU chemicals prices for the month climbed by…
The North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) has been appointed to manage a €2-million EU-wide project aimed at identifying new approached to developing sustainable industrial parks. For the Low Carbon Industrial Manufacturing Parks (LOCIMAP) project, NEPIC will seek to advance…
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