BP Licenses PTA Tech to Weilian Chemical in China

BP has agreed to license its latest-generation PTA technology to China’s Dongying Weilian Chemical. Under the terms of the contract, BP will license its latest generation of PTA technology to Dongying United Petrochemical for the production of purified terephthalic acid in China. A subsidiary of Dongying United Petrochemical, Weilian Chemical plans to build a 2.5 … Read more BP Licenses PTA Tech to Weilian Chemical in China

Indian Papermaker Assigns Minerals Technologies to build PCC Plant

Satia Industries Limited, an Indian paper manufacturer announced it plans to build a 42,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab District, India. The company has signed an agreement with Minerals Technologies Inc., a global mineral technology provider, to build and operate the … Read more Indian Papermaker Assigns Minerals Technologies to build PCC Plant

CNOOC, Shell to Invest $5.6 Billion to Expand CSPC Petchem Complex

CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd (CNOOC), Shell Nanhai B.V (Shell) and the Huizhou Government announced a strategic cooperation agreement to further expand the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company (CSPC) 50:50 joint venture in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China. CSPC’s phase three petrochemical complex will include a 1.5 million metric ton per year ethylene cracker, as … Read more CNOOC, Shell to Invest $5.6 Billion to Expand CSPC Petchem Complex

Air Products to Invest $2 Billion for Coal-to-Methanol Project in Indonesia

Air Products announced on Thursday it has signed a definitive agreement for a long-term on-site contract for a world-scale coal-to-methanol production facility in Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Under the long-term on-site contract, PT. Bakrie Capital Indonesia, part of the Bakrie Group, and PT. Ithaca Resources, part of the PT. AP Investment, will supply the coal … Read more Air Products to Invest $2 Billion for Coal-to-Methanol Project in Indonesia

Chambal Fertilizer Commissions Ammonia Plant using KBR Tech

Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals (CFCL), Gadepan, India, has successfully commissioned a new plant using KBR’s PurifierTM ammonia technology, which is now the world’s most energy efficient plant per tonne of ammonia produced. CFCL has two existing ammonia plants with a capacity of 1,710 metric ton per day that were revamped by KBR in 2009 to … Read more Chambal Fertilizer Commissions Ammonia Plant using KBR Tech

LG Chem to Expand Carbon Nanotube Production by 1,200 Tons

LG Chem announced that it will invest about 65 billion KRW ($54 million) by Q1 of next year to expand production of carbon nanotubes (CNT) by 1,200 tons at the company’s Yeosu plant. Once the expansion is made, LG Chem will have a total production capacity of 1,700 tons by adding to the existing 500 … Read more LG Chem to Expand Carbon Nanotube Production by 1,200 Tons

Hyosung Vina to Use LyondellBasell’s Spheripol Tech for PP Plant

LyondellBasell, the world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, announced that Hyosung Vina Chemicals Co., Ltd. will use the LyondellBasell Spheripol technology for a new facility. The process technology will be used for a 300,000 ton per year polypropylene plant to be built in Cai Mep Industrial Zone, Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. “This additional award for … Read more Hyosung Vina to Use LyondellBasell’s Spheripol Tech for PP Plant

Air Products Qudra Breaks Ground for Industrial Gases Hub in Saudi Arabia

Air Products Qudra, in collaboration with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of work in building a world-class, fully-integrated industrial gases hub in the Jubail Industrial City. The significant investment by Air Products Qudra involves building, owning and operating a world-scale steam methane reformer (SMR) to … Read more Air Products Qudra Breaks Ground for Industrial Gases Hub in Saudi Arabia

Azelis Opens New Lubricants Application Lab in Germany

Azelis, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, announced the opening of a new Lubricants application laboratory in Hannover, Germany. Based on cooperation with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover, this new Azelis lab is located in the Institute of Machine Construction and Tribology (IMKT). With this lab, the company can offer … Read more Azelis Opens New Lubricants Application Lab in Germany

PTT Global, ALPHA Sign JV to Establish Recycled Plastic Plant

PTT Global Chemical Company Limited announced that the company, on Febraury 3, has established a joint venture with ALPHA to operate high-quality recycled plastic plant in Royang, Thailand. The newly formed joint venture company called ENVICCO limited has PTT Global holding 70% of total shares together with another 30% held by ALPHA. According to PTT … Read more PTT Global, ALPHA Sign JV to Establish Recycled Plastic Plant

Linde Wins Contract for Sibur’s Amur Gas Chemical Complex

Linde PLC has recieved a contract to provide technology for PJSC Sibur Holding’s cracker at Amur gas chemical complex (GCC). GCC is an integrated 1.5 million tons per year polyethylene and polypropylene production complex to be built near Svobodny in Russia’s far-east Amur region. The contract was awarded to Linde under a consortium with Sibur … Read more Linde Wins Contract for Sibur’s Amur Gas Chemical Complex

Kurita Plans to Construct $275M R&D Base in Japan

Kurita Water Industries Ltd., a Japanese water treatment chemicals manufacturer announced that it has decided to establish a new research and development base in Akishima-shi, Tokyo in April 2022. The construction will begin in May this year. It is planned to be completed in March 2022. Functions of the Kurita Global Technology Center (Nogi-machi, Shimotsuga-gun, … Read more Kurita Plans to Construct $275M R&D Base in Japan

Avangard to Supply PCR Plastic Film Pellets to Dow

Avangard Innovative LP, a specialist in waste optimization technology reached an agreement to supply Dow with post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic film pellets. The deal will be a significant addition to Dow’s plastic circularity portfolio that is aligned with the company’s goal to advance the circular economy for plastics and minimize waste in the environment. The … Read more Avangard to Supply PCR Plastic Film Pellets to Dow

Solvay Boosts Light Stabilizers Capacity at West Virginia Site

Solvay’s new high molecular weight (HMW) hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) capacity is now online, complementing existing HALS production at the Willow Island, West Virginia, USA, site. The facility was designed with the latest improvements in technology to ensure operator safety, reduce impact on the environment, and improve the quality and consistency of Solvay’s HALS … Read more Solvay Boosts Light Stabilizers Capacity at West Virginia Site

Shell Chemicals to Explore Polycarbonate Production in Singapore

Shell announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co Ltd (CNOOC) to explore its first commercial-scale polycarbonate (PC) production unit, which would be located at the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Company (CSPC) joint-venture chemicals complex in Huizhou, China. As an interim step, Shell has started constructing a PC development … Read more Shell Chemicals to Explore Polycarbonate Production in Singapore

Companies form Consortium to Tackle PET Plastic Waste

ALPLA, Britvic, Danone, Unilever, REMONDIS and BP – leading companies operating across the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic packaging value chain announced they have formed a new consortium that aims to help to address the problem of plastic waste by accelerating the commercialisation of BP Infinia enhanced recycling technology. BP Infinia is designed to turn opaque … Read more Companies form Consortium to Tackle PET Plastic Waste

Trinseo, Fernholz to Jointly Develop High-Quality Recycled Polystyrene

Trinseo announced the initiation of a joint development project with Fernholz – a leading manufacturer of plastics packaging – to develop a high-quality Polystyrene (PS) product composed of 25% recycled material through a chemical recycling dissolution process. The collaboration is expected to have commercial viability by mid-year 2020. Trinseo announced at the industry renown K … Read more Trinseo, Fernholz to Jointly Develop High-Quality Recycled Polystyrene

Honeywell UOP to Provide Technology for On-purpose Propylene Plant in China

Honeywell announced that it will provide UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology to Shandong Binhua New Material Co to produce 600,000 MT per year of polymer-grade propylene for a proposed plant in China. Honeywell UOP will provide services, equipment, catalysts and adsorbents for the Shandong plant. The project marks the 25th award for C3 Oleflex technology in … Read more Honeywell UOP to Provide Technology for On-purpose Propylene Plant in China

Celanese Signs Strategic Agreement with Chinese Firm on R&D

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, and Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., announced they have signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation and development agreement. The agreement aims to further expand cooperation in product research and development, expansion into emerging markets, and the advancement of industry, safety and environmental protection practices and … Read more Celanese Signs Strategic Agreement with Chinese Firm on R&D

LG Chem Opens New Petchem Technology Center in South Korea

LG Chem announced on Thursday it has opened a technical service and development center in Osan, Gyeonggi Province, marking the country’s largest petrochemical technology center. The company invested 110 billion won ($94.8 million) in establishing the center, it said. The petrochemical tech center is part of LG Chem’s plan to boost its competitiveness in the … Read more LG Chem Opens New Petchem Technology Center in South Korea