Birla Carbon agreement with USEPA, to pay civil penalty


Birla Carbon agreement with USEPA, to pay civil penalty

Birla Carbon said it has entered into a consent decree with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in connection with the USEPA’s national enforcement initiative to control air emissions from industrial sources including carbon black manufacturing facilities.The company has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $650,000 and to invest approximately $375,000 towards additional environmental mitigation projects. Birla Carbon has agreed to further reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide & particulate matter from its US carbon black plants.Read More

 

Teijin Aramid said it will increase the production capacity for its Twaron® super fibre by more than 25 percent. This additional capacity will become available within the next five years (year 2022). Teijin Aramid is currently implementing a new spinning technology at its Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, as was communicated in July 2017. The extra capacity of that investment will become available as of May 2018. The demand for Teijin’s high-performance para-aramid fibre Twaron is increasing all the time, and the market outlook is positive. Read More

The board of directors of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCMB) has named the group’s chief operating officer (COO) cum chief financial officer (CFO), Nik Fazila binti Nik Mohamed Shihabuddin as the new group managing director of CCMB. Her appointment will take effect upon the completion of the demerger of CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad (CCMD) from CCM. Nik Fazila, 51, succeeds Leonard Ariff bin Abdul Shatar who will continue to spearhead CCMD as its group managing director (GMD). Read More

 

Eastman Chemical Company announced mechanical completion of its coal gasification plant and is currently in the process of restarting. The restart, along with mitigating actions taken since the incident, is expected to enable full production of acetyls chemicals and derivatives in early 2018. “Our teams of Eastman employees and contractors have been working to safely repair the facility as quickly as possible and I am confident that we have taken the appropriate corrective actions to ensure the highest safety standard as we restart and resume normal operation,” said Mark Cox, senior vice president, chief manufacturing, supply chain and engineering officer. Read More
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