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Dec 18, 2023
INEOS acquires the LyondellBasell ethylene oxide & derivatives business
Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Dec 12, 2023
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Dimeta has teamed up with KEW Technology, a sustainable energy solutions company, to create a first of a kind waste-to-DME plant, through their Circular Fuels partnership. Over 200 million tonnes of LPG are used for energy purposes each year - mainly in rural and remote areas. The plant will produce over 50,000 tonnes of DME from non-recyclable waste – the equivalent... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Dec 8, 2023
Pumps
EDF has appointed Celeros Flow Technology (Celeros FT) as its preferred supplier of RPE pumps for the upgrade of its existing PWR fleet of nuclear reactors in France. The contract was formally signed by Jose Larios, CEO of Celeros FT, and Christophe Chanut, deputy director of EDF DIPDE (Division Ingénierie du Parc et De l’Environnement), at WNE 2023 in Paris recently.... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Dec 4, 2023
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INEOS has today announced it has completed the acquisition of the Eastman Texas City site - the 600 kt acetic acid plant and all associated third party activities from Eastman Chemical Company. Eastman and INEOS, as previously announced, have also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore options for a long-term supply agreement for vinyl acetate monomer. David... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 23, 2023
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Clariant has been awarded a major contract by Jiangsu Shenghong Petrochemical to use its SynDane 3142 LA catalyst for its new maleic anhydride (MA) production plant in Lianyungang, China. With a production capacity of 200,000 tonnes per year, the new plant slated for start of production in 2025, will be one of the largest production plants for MA worldwide. The plant... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 16, 2023
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Lummus Technology and Citroniq Chemicals have signed licensing and engineering agreements for green polypropylene plants in the US. The first plant, scheduled for completion in 2027, will produce 400 kta of bio-polypropylene and will be first in North America with this production capability. "This agreement demonstrates the progress we continue to make with Citroniq... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 15, 2023
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OCI Global is supplying Röhm with bio-ammonia for the production of methyl methacrylate (MMA). OCI Global delivered a shipment of bio-ammonia to Röhm in a pioneering step to help reduce the carbon footprint of essential and everyday products that rely on MMA. The partnership demonstrates the viability of lower carbon ammonia in industrial processes, supporting... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 8, 2023
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The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has released results from the latest quarterly supply chain survey, with industry-wide respondents reporting a decline in order books, sales and margins from the previous three months. Published for over 20 years, the survey has become a barometer for the sector, covering sales, order books and employment, as well as the current... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 3, 2023
Pumps
Lummus Technology has revealed that announced Haldia Petrochemicals will license its olefins conversion technology and the Lummus/Versalis cumene and phenol technologies for a new plant in West Bengal, India. Once HPL's plant is complete, it will be India's largest cumene and phenol plant and the nation's first on-purpose propylene plant. The milestone will also help... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 2, 2023
Pumps
Axens and ZPJE have established Nectis - a joint-venture dedicated to the promotion and sale of Spiral Tubes Heat Exchangers. Energy efficiency improvement is a significant contributor to the achievement of the Paris Agreement objectives. Nectis aims at contributing to this effort in promoting the application of Spiral Tube Heat Exchangers (STHE) to unlock heat integration... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 2, 2023
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OMV has announced the final investment decision to build an innovative sorting plant developed by Interzero to produce feedstock for chemical recycling. OMV will invest an amount of over €170 million to build this state-of-the-art facility in Walldürn, southern Germany. Production start of the new plant is expected to take place in 2026 and the groundbreaking ceremony... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Nov 1, 2023
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Sumitomo Chemical is building a pilot facility to establish a process for producing propylene directly from ethanol. The development of this technology is one of the projects supported by the NEDO Green Innovation (GI) Fund. The company will work to complete the construction of the pilot facility at the Sodegaura site of its Chiba Works in Japan by the first half of... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Oct 23, 2023
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Unipar is modernising its chlor-alkali plant at the Cubatão plant in Brazil. It is doing this by incorporating thyssenkrupp nucera electrolysers. The Brazilian chemical company will replace the existing mercury and diaphragm plants with electrolysers featuring thyssenkrupp nucera's BM2.7 technology. The company will have the largest operation in South America using... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Oct 19, 2023
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BASF has expanded its capacity for ethylene oxide and ethylene oxide derivatives at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The will add about 400,000 tpy to BASF's production capacity. “With the new plants we are supporting the continuous growth of our customers and are enhancing our market position in Europe,” said Hartwig Michels, president petrochemicals, BASF.... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Oct 17, 2023
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UPM Biochemicals has selected Dongsung Chemical as sole distributor of its bio-monoethylene glycol (BioMEG) UPM BioPura™ in Korea. This further strengthens the development partnership between the two companies that was announced last year. By adding UPM to its supplier network, Dongsung enhances the sustainability transformation of its portfolio and supports the... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Oct 6, 2023
Pumps
Wanner International has received an order for a range of 75 Hydra-Cell chemical process pumps. After intensive testing, the company chose the Hydra-Cell Flow Chemistry and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) pumps over the incumbent traditional metering pumps because of the advanced mechanical and hydraulic design. The pump technology and application knowledge... [Read More]

Chemical/Petrochemcial News
Oct 5, 2023
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Desatec from Hamburg, Germany, has revealed a substantial increase by 70,000 mt for sodium methylate at its existing production facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The plant is now the world largest production plant for the chemical with a total output of 150,000 mt per year. Desatec is producing sodium methylate solution and powder at the Dammam facility and exports... [Read More]


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