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  • First polyethylene unit of Sasol’s LCCP project begins operations

    Sasol has started production from the first linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit produced under its Lake Charles Chemical Project (LCCP) in Louisiana, US. The unit is the first of seven facili...


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    https://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/first-polyethylene-unit-of-sasols-lccp-project-begins-operations/3253
  • Shintech commissioning 500,000 tonne/year US ethylene plant

    Shintech’s 500,000 tonne/year US ethane cracker in Plaquemine, Louisiana is in commissioning as engineers fine-tune operations and make final alterations, the company’s parent said in an e...


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    https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2019/02/15/10319802/shintech-commissioning-500000-tonneyear-us-ethylene-plant/3254
  • Turkey PP prices rise as sentiment improves and supply tightens

    Turkish polypropylene (PP) prices are stable to firm this week, with market sentiment beginning to turn positive. Optimism has been low since a crash in the value of the Turkish lira, but prices are n...


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    https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2019/02/15/10319750/turkey-pp-prices-rise-as-sentiment-improves-and-supply-tightens/3255
  • Eurozone chemicals output will falter under no-deal Brexit - Oxford Economics

    The eurozone's chemicals and pharmaceutical industry's output would fall by 0.3 percentage points below initial forecasts by the end of 2020 in the case of a no-deal Brexit, according to a stu...


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    https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2019/02/14/10319095/eurozone-chemicals-output-will-falter-under-no-deal-brexit-oxford-economics/3243
  • UK audit committee launches inquiry into toxic chemicals

    The UK's Environmental Audit Committee has started an inquiry to establish whether "ministers are doing enough" to protect public health and the environment from exposure to toxic chemic...


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    https://chemicalwatch.com/74351/uk-audit-committee-launches-inquiry-into-toxic-chemicals3244
  • European oxo-alcohol players weigh up future market influences

    European oxo-alcohol players talk of a calm and steady market for February, but are looking ahead with caution due in part to a busy upstream maintenance programme. The supply of n-butanol (NBA), isob...


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    https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2019/02/14/10319064/european-oxo-alcohol-players-weigh-up-future-market-influences3245
  • BASF plans to sell construction chemicals business this year

    German firm BASF will commence the divestment of its construction chemicals business this year in a bid to streamline its product portfolio and operations. Valued at almost €3bn ($3.4bn), the con...


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    https://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/basf-plans-to-sell-construction-chemicals-business-this-year/3233
  • Sasol starts up US Louisiana LLDPE unit, achieves beneficial ops

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--Sasol has achieved beneficial operations of the US linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) unit at its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) in Louisiana, the company said on Wednesday...


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    https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2019/02/13/10318545/sasol-starts-up-us-louisiana-lldpe-unit-achieves-beneficial-ops/3234
  • Russian PVC producer capacity stands at 93% in January

    MOSCOW (MRC)--Russian producers of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) maintained average January capacity utilisation of over 93%, with total volumes amounting to 87,760 tonnes, according to MRC ScanPla...


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    https://www.icis.com/explore/resources/news/2019/02/13/10318522/russian-pvc-producer-capacity-stands-at-93-in-january/3235

EVENTS

Conferences

International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING

February 18-19, 2019
The International Conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering is designed for scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities and t...

International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND CHEMICAL PROCESS

February 18-19, 2019
International Conference on Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemical Process will attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster cross-pollination between different research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools, and applications.

21st International Conference on Chemical Reactions and Chemical Systems

21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND CHEMICAL SYSTEMS

February 21-22, 2019
21st International Conference on Chemical Reactions and Chemical Systems aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Chemical Reactions and Chemical Systems. It also provides a pr...

3rd International Conference on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering

3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CATALYSIS AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

February 25-27, 2019
Catalysis-2019 dedicates to create a stage for exchanging the latest research results and sharing the advanced research methods. CCE-2019 will be a valuable and important platform for inspiring international and interdisciplinary exchange at the forefront of Catalysis. Over the course of 3 days, int...

International Conference on Plastic and Polymers, Robotics, Applied Sciences, Design Engineering & Artificial Intelligence

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLASTIC AND POLYMERS, ROBOTICS, APPLIED SCIENCES, DESIGN ENGINEERING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

February 14-15, 2019
International Conference on Plastic and Polymers, Robotics, Applied Sciences, Design Engineering & Artificial Intelligence provides opportunities to the researchers to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global part...

International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Chemistry

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RECENT ADVANCES IN MATERIAL CHEMISTRY

February 13-15, 2019
International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Chemistry aims to provide a platform for constructive ideas on recent trends and innovative approaches inefficient use of materials in the field of Chemistry. This conference would bring together interdisciplinary teams to share their experienc...

European Biopolymer Summit 2019

EUROPEAN BIOPOLYMER SUMMIT 2019

February 13-14, 2019
The summit will bring together senior executives and experts from biopolymers’ manufacturers, chemical companies, and consultants, to discuss the latest changes, challenges and developments within the industry. It also provides a platform to meet experts form other industries such as food &...

RFAs National Ethanol Conference

RFAS NATIONAL ETHANOL CONFERENCE

February 11-13, 2019
RFAs National Ethanol Conference would be a symposium that would be focusing on all the industries related to Ethanol. Prospects of biofuels tax policy panel discussion, the position of next-generation biofuels, behind the scenes look at the impact of elections on Congress and presidential politics ...

 

Webinars

FEB 18, 2019 | 4:30 am
HOW TO CHOOSE OPTIMAL CHEMICALS FOR MICROENCAPSULATION
Join our live webinar session on 18th February to learn more about microencapsulation. Our resident expert Ben Knappett will discuss ideal specialist chemicals for diverse microfluidic applications whilst encapsulating drugs, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. During the webinar we’...
FEB 18, 2019 | 10:00PM -11:00PM
HAVE YOUR SAY ON CHINA’S DRAFT REGULATION ON CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL
China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) issued the draft Regulation on Chemical Substance Environmental Risk Assessment and Control on 8 Jan. The new regulation represents a complete overhaul of China’s chemical regulatory framework and will have a huge impact on the ...
FEB 20, 2019 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
TOXIC FASHION; CHEMICALS USED IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Understanding the chemicals used in clothing manufacturing and in the production of textiles is central in the debate around sustainable fashion. Are you wearing new clothes without washing them? Do you know how to remove formaldehyde from clothing. For this webinar, we are bringing in exp...
FEB 20, 2019
INTRODUCTION ON AMENDED K-REACH
The amended Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances in South Korea (also known as K-REACH) was promulgated in March 2018. The official amended K-REACH regulation came into force on Jan 1st, 2019. In this webinar, we will give you a brief overview of the amended K-REACH re...
FEB 21, 2019 | 2PM
NEW REACH CANDIDATE LIST SUBSTANCES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
There have been a number of recent changes to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. Valerie Kuntz, Assent’s Materials Management Subject Matter Expert, discusses what these updates mean, and reviews new information about the Euro...
FEB 26, 2019 | 13:00 - 17:00
FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMER BRIDGES
This guide gives advice to all designers, manufacturers and contractors who wish to use FRP composites materials in the construction of new infrastructure. The adoption of FRP composites within the construction sector has historically been limited to lightweight non-structural elements suc...

WEBINAR: MINIMIZING THE IMPACT OF SALTS AND OTHER CHEMICALS IN THE LANDSCAPE
Landscape architects cannot have a soil chemist on every project and must be able to have a minimum awareness of the issues that surround chemical abnormalities as part of their practice. This webinar is led by James Urban, FASLA, on chemicals that are harmful to plants. In it he discusses...
WEBINAR: TRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY – AND THEIR IMPACT ON GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS
Today’s chemical supply chain face increased complexity. Join this webinar to:
1. Gain insight into the latest trends in the chemical industry - and their impact on global supply chains
2. Understand the elements in a supply chain that could be adapted to the new-normal...
HOW REACH IS AFFECTING THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY” WEBINAR
In this webinar, you will learn about the most comprehensive European chemicals regulation, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), and how it is affecting global suppliers of chemicals as well as products. This regulation does not only affect the manu...
SYNFLUID® HIGH VISCOSITY MPAO WEBINAR
Chevron Phillips Chemical is pleased to introduce the hottest addition to its line of quality products – high viscosity Synfluid® mPAO 65 cSt, mPAO 100 cSt and mPAO150 cSt.Using Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary technology, these metallocene polyalphaolefins (mPAO) of...
U.S. ETHYLENE WEBINAR: SPOT PRICE VOLATILITY RISK
PetroChem Wire and Genscape team up to give their analysis on U.S. Ethylene: Spot Price Volatility Risk, Feedstock Supply Uncertainty & the Need for Transparent Fundamentals
VTT WEBINAR: CELL FACTORIES - BEYOND FOSSIL OIL BASED PRODUCTS
How can we replace petrochemicals with bio-based equivalents? What are the options for development of efficient cell factories? In this webinar VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd) a leading R&D organisation will share its insights into how cellular chemistry can be tailored ...

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Bulk chemical manufacturing is a challenging industry. With little differentiation between products and intense global competition, margins are tight and cost control is mandatory. In this environment...

The Global Life Science and Chemical Instruments Market Research Report 2016 give insights upon the world’s major regional market conditions of the Life Science and Chemical Instruments industry...

Election Day 2016 resulted in historic gains for state level cannabis prohibition reform. Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada chose to legalize adult use of Cannabis sp. and its extr...

Chemical companies are facing a progressively harsher environment as growing segments of the industry are becoming increasingly commoditised. Companies have tried hard to reduce operating costs, but h...

Maroon Group LLC, which is owned by CI Capital Partners, has acquired Stamford, Connecticut-based Cadence Chemical, a specialty chemicals provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Maroon Group LLC ...

Many of the chemicals identified by the EPA are found in consumer products and have been linked to cancer. But the team deciding how the incoming administration will implement the new law is led by My...

Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency was granted increased authority to regulate chemicals on the market. Under an updated federal toxics law, the EPA must review 10 chemicals curren...

For decades, a class of chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, were used widely in air-conditioners and refrigerators, as well as in aerosol sprays and cleaning products. However, CFCs deplete...

To flavor our foods and add desired properties to our clothes and personal care products, manufacturers use chemicals. These chemicals, which are found in over 95% of everyday products, are commonly d...