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Butachimie to gain more autonomy as Solvay and Invista extend jv agreement
Solvay said today that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon 6,6 intermediates at Chalampé, France. The companies in April settled a dispute relating to adiponitrile...

Vencorex to convert chlorine plant in France to membrane technology
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, said today that it plans to convert its diaphragm process chlor-alkali plant at Pont-de-Claix, France to membrane technology. The facility, designed to produce...

PTT Global Chemical raises stake in Vencorex PU JV with Perstorp
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals producer, has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it is raising the stake in Vencorex, its polyurethanes (PU) joint venture with Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden). PTTGC announced...

Solvay shuts down adipic acid plant at Chalampé for maintenance
Solvay says it will shut down its adipic acid and KA-oil (Olone) manufacturing plant at Chalampé, France for maintenance for six weeks in September and October. Manufacturing will be completely stopped to allow the inspection of equipment. This...

Borealis to divest Biosuper business in France
Borealis is divesting its Biosuper business in France, the company announced today. The Biosuper brand, a phosphate-based dryer used in animal stables; and the related production equipment will be transferred to the new owner, Eliard SPCP (Pontivy, France)...

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