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

Evonik, Dow Develop Industrial-scale Direct Synthesis of PG from Propylene

Dow and Evonik have entered into an exclusive technology partnership. Together, they plan to bring a unique method for directly synthesizing propylene glycol (PG) from propylene and hydrogen peroxide to market maturity. The basis for the method, named HYPROSYN, has been created over the last few years by a team of over 100 Evonik employees. … Read more Evonik, Dow Develop Industrial-scale Direct Synthesis of PG from Propylene

Solvay Opens Thermoplastic Composites Innovation Centers in the U.S. and in Europe

Solvay has opened two innovation centers dedicated to thermoplastic composites in the United States and Belgium, reinforcing its research and innovation (R&I) capabilities and engagement with customers, in high performance materials for the aerospace, automotive and oil & gas markets.  The opening of both centers follows Solvay’s creation in April of its thermoplastic composites platform … Read more Solvay Opens Thermoplastic Composites Innovation Centers in the U.S. and in Europe

Ion Exchange Inaugurates R&D Centre in Telangana, India

Ion Exchange (India) Limited, a leading water and environment management solutions provider,  announces the launch of its new Research & Development Centre at Patancheru in Telangana, of Southern India. The centre will focus on the company’s Chemicals, Resins and Membranes business. It will also provide technical and scientific support to the company’s existing technology and … Read more Ion Exchange Inaugurates R&D Centre in Telangana, India

Vopak, Mitsubishi, Covestro, AP Ventures Invest in Hydrogen Storage Tech

Royal Vopak, Mitsubishi Corporation, Covestro and AP Ventures invest €17 million into Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH and its Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology for hydrogen logistics. With its innovative Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier technology, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies was able to attract further strong partners. In addition to AP Ventures, who invested in the German-based … Read more Vopak, Mitsubishi, Covestro, AP Ventures Invest in Hydrogen Storage Tech

Sibur, BASF Collaborate to Develop Polymer Technology

BASF and SIBUR are collaborating to develop innovative polymer solutions at SIBUR’s PolyLab Research and Development Center in Moscow. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation took place on May 30th at SIBUR’s newly inaugurated state-of-the-art PolyLab at the Skolkovo Innovation Center to seal the strong commitment from SIBUR and BASF. Both companies will … Read more Sibur, BASF Collaborate to Develop Polymer Technology

BASF Invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund

BASF Venture Capital is investing in the Longwater Advanced Materials Fund. This private equity fund is managed by Longwater Investment, a pioneer growth capital investor in advanced materials and chemistry-related technologies in China. BASF Venture Capital is one of several Limited Partners; other investors include Xiamen C & D, CICC Genesis and Tsinghua Redbud. The … Read more BASF Invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund