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Chinese firm commissions 450,000-m.t./year, UOP-process propylene plant

5:47 AM MST | January 30, 2015 | Clay Boswell

Zhejiang Shaoxing Sanjin Petrochemical has commissioned a 450,000-m.t./year propylene plant based on UOP’s C3 Oleflex process for propane dehydrogenation (PDH). The plant, located in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, is the second operational plant in China to employ the process, says UOP....


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BASF starts up polymer dispersions plant in Malaysia

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Novus awards US methionine expansion contract to Jacobs

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Shell signs deal to build petrochemicals complex in Iraq

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DuPont and ChemChina form fluoroelastomers joint venture

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Yara awards EPCM services assignment to Finnish firm for fertilizer expansion

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