Venator Decides to Close Pori Pigment Facility

Venator Materials Plc of the UK has announced the completion of a strategic review of its titanium dioxide manufacturing plant in Pori, Finland. As a result of unanticipated cost escalation and extended timeline now understood to be associated with the reconstruction of the Pori facility, Venator will transfer certain technology, and the production of select...

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Nabaltec Moves Ahead with U.S. Expansion

Nabaltec AG of Germany plans to significantly expand its operations in the United States. After successful examination of the location, Nabaltec has decided to acquire land and buildings in Chattanooga, TN for the construction of a refined hydroxide production plant with a capacity of about 30,000 tons/year. The business will be managed by Naprotec LLC...

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Panamint Valley Plans Addition of Lime Kiln

Panamint Valley Limestone Inc (PVL) of Trona, CA has announced plans to install a lime kiln in Trona on a site northwest of the existing Searles Valley Minerals chemical facility and the former ACE Cogeneration site. The Searles Valley facility produces boric acid, anhydrous borax, and borax decahydrate. The PVL plant will convert high quality...

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Pace Glass Breaks Ground for Recycling Facility

Pace Glass Inc of Long Island City, NY has broken ground on a new 250,000 sq ft glass recycling facility. Pace’s recycling process utilizes optical scanner technology that sorts glass by colour before separating and depositing it via jets of air into three designated containers on a conveyor belt. The glass products are then converted...

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St Jean Carbon Moves on Lochaber Graphite Claims

Saint Jean Carbon Inc of Oakville, ON has entered into a definitive agreement with Great Lakes Graphite Inc of Toronto, ON to acquire 100% ownership of the Lochaber claims in southwestern Quebec, subject to regulatory approval. In consideration, Great Lakes will receive 3 million of Saint Jean’s common shares, CDN$425,000 in cash, and be party...

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