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May 13, 2014
Sabic announced today that it will launch its first portfolio of renewable polyolefins, certified under the ISCC Plus certification scheme, which involves strict traceability. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sabic-to-launch-renewable-PE-and-PP-production-in-Europe_61051.html
May 13, 2014
FMC announced today that it has broken ground on a blending facility for natural colors at its Newark, DE manufacturing site. The company produces natural colors in Santiago, Chile and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/FMC-to-expand-Delaware-site-with-natural-colors-blending-facility_61050.html
May 13, 2014
Drake & Scull International (D&S; Dubai) has signed an agreement with Carbon Holdings (Cairo) for the Tahrir Petrochemical Corp. (TPC) project under development at Ain Sokhna...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Drake-and-Scull-joins-EPCC-consortium-for-Egypts-Tahrir-Petrochemical-project_61035.html
May 13, 2014
Sabic said today that it has entered the final stages of preliminary studies to assess the economic viability of building a crude oil-to-petrochemicals manufacturing complex in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sabic-plans-crude-oil-to-petrochemicals-complex-by-2020_61030.html
May 12, 2014
Geo Specialty Chemicals (Ambler, PA) says it has begun construction of a new production facility at its Hythe site in the United Kingdom designed to serve the fast growing contact lens...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Geo-begins-construction-of-new-facility-at-Hythe-UK_61011.html
May 12, 2014
Toyo Engineering today gave more details on a petrochemical contract it is carrying out for a previously announced project for state group Turkmengas (Ashgabat) in Turkmenistan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Toyo-Engineering-outlines-petchem-contract-in-Turkmenistan_60983.html
May 10, 2014
SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers and BMW Group said on Friday that they intend to invest $200 million to triple carbon fiber capacity at their Moses Lake, WA plant, to cope with high...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BMW-and-SGL-Group-to-triple-carbon-fiber-capacity-at-Moses-Lake-plant_60978.html
May 9, 2014
Kemira said today that it has been selected as a supplier of sodium chlorate to Klabin's (Rio de Janeiro) new 1.5-million m.t./year pulp mill in Paraná, Brazil. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Kemira-to-build-sodium-chlorate-plant-in-Brazil-to-supply-Klabins-pulp-mill_60958.html
May 8, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, announced today that its technologies have been selected to produce key ingredients for fuels and synthetic rubber in China. Lijin Petrochemical Plant Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-isobutylene-plant-in-China_60952.html
May 8, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has licensed its process technology for two polyolefin plants to be built in China. The company will provide the technology to Xinjiang...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Ineos-licenses-polyethylene-and-polypropylene-technology-to-China_60945.html
May 8, 2014
BASF and Yara have selected BASF’s Freeport, TX site to build their previously announced ammonia plant. The proposed plant will be designed to produce 750,000 m.t./year of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-and-Yara-select-Freeport-TX-site-for-ammonia-production-joint-venture_60891.html
May 7, 2014
Toyo Engineering in cooperation with SOG - Oleo e Gás, a leading engineering company in Brazil, has been awarded a contract from Petrobras to build a new ammonia plant, UFN-5...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Toyo-Engineering-to-build-ammonia-plant-for-Petrobras-in-Brazil_60852.html
May 7, 2014
Borealis has awarded Jacobs Engineering with an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services contract for a previously announced project to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Jacobs-awarded-EPCM-contract-for-Borealis-XLPE-expansion-at-Stenungsund_60850.html
May 7, 2014
There is a ready market for a second ethane cracker at Williams’s Geismar, LA, site, says Steve Lewandowski, senior director/global olefins at IHS Chemical. Ethylene is short in Louisiana, and there is a long list of ethylene consumers that would benefit from participation in the proposed venture, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-Second-Williams-cracker-at-Geismar-would-address-regional-ethylene-shortage_60838.html
May 7, 2014
BASF’s proposal to build a world-scale methane-to-propylene (MTP) complex on the US Gulf Coast is strategically sound, and it may also be tactically savvy, says Chuck Carr, senior director/global olefins at IHS Chemical. BASF needs to address the shrinking supply of propylene produced by North America's steam crackers, and on-purpose production is most likely the answer. At the same time, the choice of MTP over propane dehydrogenation (PDH) suggests that BASF may expect the gap between crude oil and natural gas prices to grow over the long term, providing an advantage to production from methane....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-BASFs-methane-to-propylene-evaluation-for-US-Gulf-Coast-is-wise-move_60842.html
May 6, 2014
BASF-YPC, a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture between BASF and Sinopec at Nanjing, China, is moving ahead with plans to build a world-scale production plant for neopentylglycol (NPG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-Sinopec-JV-confirms-plans-to-build-neopentylglycol-plant-at-Nanjing_60819.html
May 5, 2014
Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui & Co. have decided not to proceed with their proposed, equally owned, linear alpha olefins joint venture project in the United States. The companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Idemitsu-Kosan-and-Mitsui-and-Co-cancel-plans-for-US-alpha-olefins-project_60777.html
May 2, 2014
National Peroxide Ltd. (Mumbai) says it has closed its Kalyan, India, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant for 51 days to carry out expansion of the facility. Capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/National-Peroxide-hikes-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity_60761.html
May 2, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has received a key permit required in the company's ethylene expansion program, the company announced today. The investments are expected to provide an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/LyondellBasell-gets-permit-for-ethylene-expansion-at-Corpus-Christi_60762.html
May 2, 2014
BASF today reported a 2% rise in first quarter net income to €1.48 billion ($2.05 billion) on 1.1% lower sales of €19.5 billion. Earnings before interest and tax (Ebit)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-plans-methane-to-propylene-investment-in-the-US-reports-higher-income_60752.html
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