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Petkim completes ethylene expansion at Turkish site

10:00 AM MST | November 21, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Petkim (Aliaga, Turkey) has completed a $144-million ethylene capacity expansion at its Aliaga site, the company has announced. The facility’s output capacity has increased by 13%, and it can now produce some 3.6 million m.t./year, up from the previous...


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BASF—TDI project at Ludwigshafen to reach completion by year-end

The first units at BASF's new toluene diisocyanate (TDI) complex—currently under construction at Ludwigshafen—will be mechanically complete by the end of 2014, BASF told CW today. "Other units will follow and successively go into...

Verdezyne to build biorefinery in Malaysia

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Vinachem sells its stake in petchems project to PetroVietnam

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Kemira opens chemicals plant at Nanjing

Kemira, on 18 November, held an official opening ceremony for its previously announced new production plant in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The 100,000-m.t./year plant will provide a wide range of functional and process chemicals for...

Meghmani Organics to build caustic potash plant in India

Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) says that its subsidiary Meghmani Finechem plans to build a caustic potash plant at Dahej in Gujarat State, India, near the company’s chlor-alkali plant. The plant will be designed to produce 60 m.t./day of potassium...

BP to invest $200 million at PTA plants in US, Belgium

BP announced today that it plans to invest more than $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, SC; and Geel, Belgium. The investments will position the two plants among the most efficient PTA manufacturing facilities...

Westlake awards ethylene expansion contract to Technip

Westlake Chemical Corp. has awarded a contract to Technip for a previously announced ethylene expansion project at Lake Charles, LA. The contract covers detailed engineering and procurement services to expand the recovery section of Westlake’s Petro 1...

Bristol-Myers Squibb to build large biologics plant in Ireland

Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced plans to build a new large-scale biologics manufacturing facility at Cruiserath, Ireland, that will produce multiple therapies for the company’s growing biologics portfolio. It will be built on the grounds of the...

Indian Oil breaks ground on PP project at Paradip

Indian Oil (New Delhi) says that it has broken ground on the previously announced polypropylene (PP) project at Paradip, India. Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas, laid the foundation stone for the project on 16 November...

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