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March 31, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP; Harrisburg) has announced its intention to issue air permits to Shell Chemicals' planned Appalachian petrochemical complex at Monaca, PA. The DEP will hold a public hearing on 5 May to take comments regarding Shell’s application....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Shell-nears-air-permit-for-Appalachian-cracker-project_69066.html
March 31, 2015
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that Saudi Butanol Co., a three-way partnership between Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, Sadara, a jv among Saudi Aramco and Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Saudi-Butanol-to-start-up-complex-in-third-quarter_69051.html
March 31, 2015
Wacker Chemie today inaugurated its new food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins plant at its Nanjing, China site. The plant, designed to produce 20,000 m.t./year, is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Wacker-inaugurates-polyvinyl-acetate-solid-resins-plant-in-China_69048.html
March 31, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem), after announcing at the end of last year its plan to commission some of the process units within the polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sipchem-preparing-to-start-up-PBT-complex_69040.html
March 30, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has announced that a fire broke out in one of the cooling towers under construction at the Sadara  project site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sadara-reports-fire-at-one-of-the-cooling-towers_68997.html
March 30, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said today that it will, on 1 April and after testing, begin commercial operations at the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and low-density...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sipchem-to-start-commercially-producing-EVA-and-LDPE_68999.html
March 27, 2015
Chemical company Grupa Azoty (Tarnów, Poland) says that it will invest 1.7 billion zlotych ($452.1 million) to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant near its existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Grupa-Azoty-to-invest-$450-million-to-build-PDH-plant-in-Poland_68973.html
March 27, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic subsidiary, says that completing mechanical and construction work on its urea plant at Al Jubail has been delayed. Trial runs at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Safco-delays-starting-up-new-urea-plant_68966.html
March 26, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s leading producer of petrochemicals, said today that its board of directors on 23 March approved the company's 2015 capital expenditure budget of 64.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sibur-board-approves-2015-capital-expenditure-plan_68926.html
March 26, 2015
Solvay said on Wednesday that it plans to expand capacity at its hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Longview, WA, to meet growing demand from the pulp and paper industry in the Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Solvay-hikes-US-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity-to-meet-pulp-and-paper-electronics-demand_68923.html
March 25, 2015
Basic chemicals generated record earnings last year, but low crude oil prices have transformed the outlook for 2015 and beyond, according to Dave Witte, sr. v.p. and general manager at IHS Chemical. Supply curves have flattened, feedslates are heavier, and costs have dropped, reducing the competitive advantage of low-cost producers, he explains. The result is that margins have migrated downstream to consumers and away from feed-advantaged geographies and assets, he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHS-WPC-2015-Petchem-margins-to-remain-high-in-new-oil-environment_68908.html
March 25, 2015
Clariant has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility—acquired through its recent acquisition of health-care packaging company VitaPac (Dongguan, China)—at the Dongguan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Clariant-inaugurates-packaging-facility-in-southeast-China_68895.html
March 25, 2015
Sika said today that it has opened a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai and a concrete admixture plant on Réunion Island, a French overseas region. Paul Schuler, Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sika-opens-mortar-and-concrete-admixture-plants-in-Dubai-and-on-Reunion-Island_68880.html
March 25, 2015
Kuwait is anticipating its petrochemical revenues to drop 20% this year because of the slump in prices, but the country will not slow its investment projects, according to Asaad Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Kuwait-forecasts-lower-petchem-revenues-studies-for-new-projects-to-be-completed-end-of-year_68876.html
March 25, 2015
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Asahi-Glass-to-increase-PVC-production-capacity-in-Vietnam_68868.html
March 24, 2015
Linde's North America segment announced today the completion of its air separation unit (ASU) and associated supporting facilities at La Porte, TX. The ASU produces oxygen, nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Linde-commissions-air-separation-plant-at-La-Porte-TX_68845.html
March 24, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries today announced plans to expand triethylene glycol (TEG) production capacity at the company's existing ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol (EG) plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/LyondellBasell-to-expand-triethylene-glycol-capacity-in-Texas_68844.html
March 23, 2015
The president of Dangote Group (Lagos), Aliko Dangote, has announced that the company will increase its Lagos-based refinery project’s throughput to 650, 000 bbl/day, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Reports-Nigeria-raises-capacity-of-refinery-petchems-project_68809.html
March 23, 2015
Evonik Industries said today that it is investing “a triple-digit-million euro” to increase production capacity for specialty silicones. The global investment initiative...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Evonik-Industries-expands-specialty-silicones-capacity-in-Germany-and-China_68804.html
March 19, 2015
GTC Technology (Houston) reiterated today that it plans to have its GT-BenZap licensed technology in place in 2016 for a 25,000-m.t./year benzene saturation unit at the Seydi Refinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/GTC-to-have-benzene-saturation-technology-in-place-at-Turkmenistan-refinery-in-2016_68717.html
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