OCI announces mechanical completion of largest US methanol plant

Natgasoline LLC, a jointly owned greenfield methanol production facility by OCI NV (OCI) and Consolidated Energy Limited (CEL), has achieved the major milestone of mechanical completion. Located in Beaumont, Texas, Natgasoline is expected to have a capacity of 5,000 metric tonnes per day and will be the largest methanol production facility in US. This achievement signals that construction and pre-commissioning activities are substantially complete for the facility. Read more


AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals and Ineos Nitriles have signed a long-term cooperation agreement that will allow AkzoNobel to expand its production of biodegradable chelates, utilizing one of Ineos Nitriles’ chemical products. Biodegradable chelates are used in detergents and other industries. The move will strengthen AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals’ leadership position in the chelates business, supporting customer growth as well as improving both companies’ sustainability profile. Read more


Versum Materials Inc (VSM), a leading materials supplier to the semiconductor industry has opened a new research and development (R&D) facility at its semiconductor materials manufacturing site in Hometown, Pennsylvania (US). The state-of-the-art R&D laboratory is dedicated to new materials used in the manufacture of semiconductors. Scientists in the facility will synthesize and purify new molecules down to parts per billion impurity levels and below using the latest technologies available in the industry. Read more


Importance of paints and coatings in chemical industry

Have you ever wondered how important is the painting and coating in chemical industryPaint and coating manufacturing industry acts as an imperative and has a central role within certain segments of the economy since they endow with protective and enhancing finishes for various products in different end-use markets. Paints and coatings are utilized to cover up a considerable amount of products. Global coatings industry is firm and striving and further looking for developments by protecting environment. Read more