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LyondellBasell plans world-scale PO-TBA plant for US Gulf Coast

LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the plant will support growing demand for polyurethanes, while TBA and derivatives will supply producers of high-octane gasoline, synthetic rubber, and lubricant additives....

Helm to distribute titanium dioxide from Argex's planned facility in Quebec

The US subsidiary of Helm (Hamburg) will market and distribute in the United States and Canada half of the titanium dioxide produced at Argex Titanium’s planned 50,000-m.t./year production facility to be located at Salaberry-de-Valleyfied, PQ, the companies said on 26 August....


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Basic Chemicals

Reliance Industries plans turnaround at its largest cracker

Reliance Industries (Mumbai) said today that its Hazira, India, ethylene plant will be shut down for a planned turnaround. The plant, currently Reliance’s largest ethylene facility, with capacity for 900,000 m.t./year, will be off-line for four weeks...

Petrochemicals

Lower gas supply to reduce production at Methanex plants in Trinidad

Methanex says that it anticipates gas curtailments in Trinidad in the second half of 2014 to be higher than those experienced in the first half. The National Gas Company (NGC; Couva, Trinidad and Tobago) has advised Methanex that it should expect higher...

Inorganic Chemicals

Incitec Pivot to Offtake Entire Urea Output From Perdaman Project

Incitec Pivot (Melbourne), a leading global nitrogen-based chemicals producer, has signed an agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilizers (Perth, Australia) to offtake the entire output of urea from Perdaman's previously announced Collie urea plant in...

Plastics

Russian rail firm provides PE transport services to pipe plant

Russian Railways Logistics (RRL; Moscow), a subsidiary of RZD Holding (Moscow), has established a cooperation agreement with Chelyabinsk Pipe-Rolling Plant (Chelpipe; Moscow) covering the delivery of imported polyethylene (PE) to the plant, RRL says. RRL...

Specialty Chemicals

DuPont files suit against SunEdison over solar-paste patent

DuPont has filed a patent infringement suit in US court in Delaware alleging that SunEdison has violated the company’s patent on using tellurium in front-side silver solar pastes. The suit also identifies Neo Solar Power (Hsinchu, Taiwan) and Fextronics...

Fine Chemicals/Biotech

Pharma/fine chemicals roundup—26 August 2014

Siegfried reports a slight increase in profits Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) reports a 1.6% rise in net profits for the first six months of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to 18.8 million Swiss francs ($20.5 million). First-half sales decreased...

Industrial Gases

Linde to Acquire Sri Lankan Gases Firm

Linde says it has offered to acquire all the shares in privately-held Ceylon Oxygen (Colombo, Sri Lanka), and that the offer has been accepted by the major shareholder, Europium, in respect of 95.4% of the shares in Ceylon Oxygen. Ceylon Oxygen, which was...











 
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