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Grupa Azoty to invest $450 million to build PDH plant in Poland

11:22 AM MDT | March 27, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

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 facilities at Police, Poland. The investment is the largest in the company's...


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Safco delays starting up new urea plant

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 1.1-million m.t./year urea facility have been delayed by three months, to...

Saudi firm awards $35-million contract to Nuberg for specialty chemical plant

Addar has awarded a $35-million contract to Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) to build a specialty chemical plant in Saudi Arabia, the company says. It will be Saudi Arabia's first greenfield sulfolane manufacturing plant, Addar says, adding that sulfolane is...

AkzoNobel to invest in organic peroxides operations in Europe and the US

AkzoNobel today announced plans to invest more than €20 million ($21.7 million) in its organic peroxides production facilities at Mons, Belgium; and Pasadena, TX. At Mons, the company is introducing new technologies to increase efficiency, which will...

Sibur board approves 2015 capital expenditure plan

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 billion Russian rubles ($1.15 billion). This figure compares with R71.6...

Solvay hikes US hydrogen peroxide capacity to meet pulp and paper, electronics demand

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 Northwest and other industrial markets in the United States. The company...

IHS WPC 2015: Petchem margins to remain high in new oil environment

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....

Clariant inaugurates packaging facility in southeast China

Clariant has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility—acquired through its recent acquisition of health-care packaging company VitaPac (Dongguan, China)—at the Dongguan plant, in Guangdong Province, southeastern China. The facility will enhance...

Sika opens mortar and concrete admixture plants in Dubai and on Réunion Island

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 manager/Europe Mideast, and Africa (EMEA), says, “The new facilities...

Kuwait forecasts lower petchem revenues, studies for new projects to be completed end of year

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 Saad, CEO of Kuwait's Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC). PIC is a partner...

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