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Shell to rebuild Moerdijk POSM plant
Shell Chemicals says it will rebuild the MSPO-2 propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. In a statement issued on 17 September, Shell says it has determined the cause of an explosion that destroyed the plant in June and that it “is convinced that a similar incident can be prevented from occurring again in the future.”...

AkzoNobel and Photanol to jointly develop green chemicals
AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol (Amsterdam) have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of sun to make chemicals, AkzoNobel says. The collaboration is focused on Photanol's proprietary technology, which uses light to directly convert...

Neste Oil to build biobased propane unit at Rotterdam refinery
Neste Oil will build a biobased propane unit at its Rotterdam refinery, the company has announced. The investment will also include storage tanks and pipework, Neste says. The project will start immediately, and the plan is to begin sales of biobased propane...

Industrial action disturbs AkzoNobel's chlor-alkali production at Botlek
Industrial action is disrupting production at AkzoNobel's chlor-alkali plant at Botlek, Netherlands, in the port of Rotterdam. The plant forms part of a large cluster of units operated by different companies that are interconnected by pipeline and...

AkzoNobel simplifies structure of performance coatings business
AkzoNobel has announced plans to simplify the structure of its performance coatings business. The new structure, which will become fully operational in January 2015, will reduce the number of global management layers. The business will be managed through...

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