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2011-08-16 11:15:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Biofuels LLC announced today that Robert J. Squires has joined the Company in the newly-created position of President. Mr. Squires brings to Sabine more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership and operational management in the petroleum, chemical and oleochemical industries in Canada, the United States, Germany and Malaysia. Prior to joining the Company, he served as President, North American Region, for Cognis Oleochemicals, and...

2011-02-21 00:00:49

For the past decade, CMT's Asia Surfactants, Personal & Home Care Markets conference has established itself in Shanghai as a pivotal industry event. This year, senior industry executives will make their way to brand new location in Istanbul on 23-24 March 2011. Top tier speakers will deliberate on Oleochemicals, Petrochemical-based Surfactants, Green Surfactants and Regional Market Outlook of Personal & Home Care Sectors. Istanbul, Turkey (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 For the past...

2010-04-06 09:52:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), the leading global hydrogen provider, today announced it is building a new hydrogen production facility in West Port, Selangor, Malaysia to support increasing product demand in the region. The steam methane reformer (SMR) will have a hydrogen production capacity of more than 1.5 million standard cubic feet per day and is projected to be completed in the first quarter of 2011. It will supply high purity hydrogen...

2010-01-11 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) has launched Ingredient Central, an online gateway to where consumers can find specific cleaning product companies' ingredient information. Ingredient Central is available at www.cleaning101.com/IngredientCentral. The page describes where and how companies will provide information about the specific ingredients in their cleaning products. "Checking out SDA Ingredient Central is an easy way for...

2009-08-23 23:23:00

SINGAPORE, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Downstream activities are the order of the day, as basic and mature oleochemicals segments such as fatty acid and fatty alcohol are exploring derivatives including fatty amines, soaps, alkanolamides, and esters. Downward integration is expected to provide market participants a good balance in case of volatile feedstock prices, as they are largely dependent on the harvest conditions. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) There is...

2008-08-18 00:00:34

By Ooi Tee Ching MALAYSIA may see its position as the world's leading oleochemical producer in terms of market share undermined by the high prices of natural gas, industry players say. The Malaysian Oleochemicals Manufacturers Group (MOMG) has appealed to the government to lower the price of gas used as an ingredient in the industry. The 11 members of the group are willing to pay the new price for gas used as fuel, it said. The members use about 32 per cent of their gas supply as...

2008-07-24 15:00:57

By Yuthana Praiwan, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 24--PTT Chemical (PTTCH), Asean's leading petrochemical producer, has acquired a 50 percent stake in the world's largest producer of oleochemicals in a deal worth 104 million. The wholly owned subsidiary PTT Chemical International Private entered into the share purchase agreement with Cognis BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German-based chemical company that was the former shareholder of Cognis Oleochemicals. "Our investment in...

2008-07-23 21:00:35

THAILAND'S PTT Chemical Public Co Ltd has bought a stake in Cognis Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd, making it the new partner for Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd. It bought a 50 per cent stake from Germany's Cognis for US$164 million (RM531.36 million), valuing Cognis Oleochemicals at US$328 million (RM1.06 billion). The company will operate under the same name until a new name has been established, PTT Chemical and Sime Darby said in a statement released in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. "The strategic...

2008-07-23 00:00:39

By Zaidi Isham Ismail GERMANY'S oleochemical giant Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co KG plans to sell its 50 per cent stake in Cognis Oleochemicals (M) Sdn Bhd (Cognis Malaysia) to focus on other businesses. Cognis Malaysia is a joint venture between Cognis Deutschland and the then Golden Hope Plantations Bhd which owns the other 50 per cent. Golden Hope was merged under Sime Darby Bhd last December. A source said Cognis Deutschland is expected to sell the stake to Thailand's PTT...

2008-07-22 21:00:32

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and BANGKOK, Thailand, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PTT Chemical Public Company Limited (PTT Chemical), a leading producer and distributor of chemical products, through its wholly owned subsidiary PTT Chemical International Private Limited (PTT Chemical International), today will sign a joint venture agreement with Sime Darby Plantation Sdn. Bhd. (Sime Darby), the world's largest producer of palm oil, creating a strategic partnership for the joint ownership and control of...


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