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OQ Chemicals’ Texas Site Receives ISCC Plus Sustainability Certification

Chemical company OQ Chemicals has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus for its production site at Bay City, Texas. The certification marks a significant milestone for the company, which is already certified at its European sites in Monheim, Germany; Marl, Germany; Oberhausen, Germany; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  ISCC is a globally recognized […]

Majority of Industry Executives Predict Chemicals M&A to Rebound Within the Next 18 Months

Management consultancy Kearney has released a new report, Chemicals M&A: Deal Activity Remains Sluggish but Rebound Signs Are There, which discusses industry trends and makes predictions for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the chemicals sector for the coming year.  “Pressure is mounting for the chemicals M&A market to open up,” noted Andrew Walberer, Kearney […]

OQ Chemicals Lifts Force Majeure for Sites in Germany

Global chemical company OQ Chemicals has lifted its force majeure declaration for all products from its German plants in Oberhausen and Marl. The force majeure was initially declared due to a disruption at a raw material supplier’s synthesis gas plant at the end of February 2024.  The lifting of the force majeure follows the successful […]

Dow to Expand Capacity in SAS Chemicals Operations

Dow recently announced a capacity expansion from its minority equity investment in SAS Chemicals GmbH, a German-based specialty chemical producer of sealants and components used in insulating glass manufacturing. The expansion will create a more holistic façade offering. For over five decades, silicone insulating glass sealants from Dow have been used in various commercial structural […]

OQ Chemicals Resumes Operations in Plants in Germany

Global chemical company OQ Chemicals has successfully restarted production at its German plants in Oberhausen and Marl, Germany. The restarting of production comes after overcoming a recent disruption at a raw material supplier’s synthesis gas plant. This led to a declaration of force majeure for certain products. OQ Chemicals reports that during the operational pause, […]

OQ Chemicals Reaches a Key Milestone in its ‘Propel’ Project

OQ Chemicals has announced mechanical completion in its Propel project, short for ‘Propyls Elevated’, at its Bay City, Texas, production site. This project is a crucial part of OQ Chemicals’ strategy to expand its portfolio of applications. It comprises key infrastructure and services, including the production of high-purity propionaldehyde. The project supports the operation of […]

Registration Now Open for Inaugural Women in Chemicals Conference

Women from across the chemicals industry are preparing to convene in Houston, Texas, for the inaugural Women in Chemicals Conference. The groundbreaking event will take place September 9-11, 2024. Organized by Women in Chemicals, the conference will offer attendees opportunities for networking, learning, and professional development. With a diverse array of sessions, workshops, and social […]

ASK Chemicals Group Announces New Chief Executive Officer

ASK Chemicals Group announces Luiz Totti as the new CEO of the Group, effective immediately. Totti has been with ASK Chemicals for more than 11 years, having demonstrated remarkable leadership and vision during his tenure with the company. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Totti held several key positions within ASK Chemicals, including managing director […]

OQ Chemicals to Increase Prices of Oxo Intermediates in the Americas

OQ Chemicals announced today that due to supply and demand issues, the company will increase prices for certain oxo intermediates products produced at its Bay City, Texas, facility. The price increase becomes effective Apr. 1, 2024, or as contracts allow. In North America and Mexico, n-butanol, isobutanol, and n-butyraldehyde will increase $0.05/lb. N-Butyl acetate    and […]

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