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July 2, 2008Shell Chemicals says it has completed an expansion of a polyols plant at Pernis, the Netherlands. Capacity of the plant has been raised from 155,000 m.t./year to 255,000 m.t./year...
June 9, 2008BASF says it will most likely not invest in a previously announced hydrogen peroxide-propylene oxide (HPPO) project planned by Dow Chemical and Siam Cement at Map Ta Phut, Thailand...
April 7, 2008Engel: Expanding in Eastern Europe. Evonik Industries and Sibur (Moscow) say they have agreed to study a joint venture project that would build plants producing propylene oxide (PO)...
March 28, 2008Evonik and JSC Sibur Holding (Moscow) today disclosed that the two companies are in talks to create a joint venture company based in Russia that would manufacture hydrogen...
March 28, 2008Evonik Industries and Sibur (Moscow) say they have agreed to launch a feasibility study for a joint venture project to build a propylene oxide (PO) plant and a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
October 22, 2007Dow Chemical says it is expanding its propylene oxide-propylene glycol (PO-PG) business to meet rising consumption. “Demand for PO continues to be healthy globally, and supply is...
August 27, 2007A U.S. court has ordered Lyondell to pay $170 million to BASF for charging the company more than an agreed to amount for the supply of propylene oxide (PO). BASF says it filed a...
August 27, 2007An explosion ripped through the Ramnicu Valcea, Romania petrochemical complex of Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea) on August 14, killing one worker and injuring seven others. At least two of...
July 30, 2007Lyondell Chemical and Sinopec say they have received final government approval to build a world-scale propylene oxide/styrene monomer (POSM) manufacturing facility in Ningbo, China...
July 30, 2007Jacobs Engineering Group has received a contract by Lyondell Chemical, to help prepare technical details for a previously announced propylene oxide-styrene monomer project in Ningbo...
July 26, 2007Dow Chemical says it will increase polyols and propylene glycol (PG) capacity in Europe over the next two years. It will raise polyols capacity at Terneuzen, the Netherlands by 180,000...
July 26, 2007Dow Chemical is “aggressively” looking for opportunity in Asia to build propylene oxide (PO) capacity, says Mady Bricco, global product director/PO and propylene glycol...
July 25, 2007U.S. exports of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) have been more robust than expected due to a combination of strong demand from European gasoline refiners, and the phaseout of MTBE in...
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