The Lenzing Group, a manufacturer of cellulose-based fibres, will build its own viscose fibre production plant in China.
Aker Kvaerner has signed a EUR 5 million contract with Teijin Twaron, one of the world’s largest producers of high-performance fibres.
INVISTA has awarded Aker Kvaerner the engineering services contract for the expansion of its nylon 66 fibre plant in Gloucester, UK.
DSM Nanjing Chemical Company Ltd (DNCC) has awarded Aker Kvaerner the revamp of the Caprolactam plant at its site in Nanjing (Dachang district), China.
Pompe Cucchi has introduced new stainless-steel gear-metering pumps.
DSM will expand its production capacity for Dyneema, the super-strong polyethylene fibre, by at least 40% by building two new production lines in Greenville (North Carolina, USA) with a combined capacity of 1300/1600 tons per year (depending on product grade mix).
BOC and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec-YPC), a subsidiary of the Sinopec Group, have formed a joint venture known as Nanjing BOC-YPC Gases Company Ltd (BYG) to meet expanding industrial gases requirements in Nanjing, China.
US silicone-based products maker Dow Corning Corp will build a plant in Malaysia this year as part of a pledge made in 1998 to invest two billion ringgit (USD 526 million) in the country.