Chemicals
July 2019

The global chemical industry has taken off on a positive note in the second quarter with April seeing an uptick in chemical production, according to the recently-released monthly report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Data collected and tabulated by the chemical industry group shows that global chemicals production rose 0.






July 2019

SNETOR, a leading player in trade and distribution of plastic raw materials and chemical products worldwide, has topped the 10th ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors ranking in the Middle East and Africa.






July 2019

Ineos, a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products, has said it will invest $2 billion in Saudi Arabia for the construction of three chemical plants. It is the energy and chemical firm’s first investment in the Middle East by the business controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.






July 2019

CHINESE group ZL EOR Chemicals has joined hands with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to launch the first polymer manufacturing plant in the sultanate at Raysut industrial zone in Salalah region.






July 2019

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has announced a new strategic partnership with OCI, a global producer and distributor of natural gas-based fertilisers and industrial chemicals based in Netherlands.






July 2019

Global fluorochemicals market is projected to expand at 6.10 per cent CAGR through the forecast period of 2017 to 2023, as per the report by Market Research Future (MRFR). Fluorochemicals are an essential chemical agent used in different manufacturing sub-sectors.






July 2019

Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, has introduced two new grades of precipitated silica for use as antiblocking agents: Spherilex 60 AB and Spherilex 30 AB. Antiblocking agents are essential additives in the production of plastic films.






July 2019

EVONIK Performance Materials has received the Sabic Supplier Recognition Award in recognition of its overall performance and positive contribution for 2018.






July 2019

The global surfactants market is projected to reach $28.83 billion by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.20 per cent over the forecast period from 2015 to 2023. Ever increasing demand for personal care products is expected to provide ample growth potential to the global surfactants market during the forecast period, a report said.






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