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Huntsman Increases Specialty Amine Capacity

22-Apr-2015

Huntsman Corporation announced plans to expand capacity of specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities in Petfurdo, Hungary and in Conroe, Texas (USA). The new multipurpose unit at Petfurdo extends the Huntsman manufacturing portfolio, further leverages the company’s integrated amines ...

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WACKER Expands Production Capacity for Dispersions

11-Mar-2015

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its existing vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions production facilities in the United States. The Munich-based chemical company will add a new reactor with an annual capacity of 85,000 metric tons at its Calvert City site, investing an amount of around ...

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Arkema expands its specialty polymer (PEKK) production capacities in France and the United States

11-Mar-2015

Arkema is actively developing its new Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) ultra high performance polymer with applications in the fields of carbon fiber composites and 3D printing. Success in these fields has prompted Arkema to increase its production capacities in France now and in the ...

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BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar site

Global capacity to increase to 670,000 metric tons of butanediol per year

23-Jan-2015

BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10% at its site in Geismar/Louisiana as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. Additionally, BASF looks into further measures to strengthen and ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical to Build Polyethylene Pilot Plant at Its Research Center in Bartlesville, OK

22-Dec-2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced plans to build a state-of-the-art polyethylene pilot plant at its research and technology facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The new pilot plant will incorporate Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary MarTECH™ loop slurry process for polyethylene ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces PAO Expansion Study at Cedar Bayou Plant

06-Nov-2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced a study to expand its low viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) capacity by 10,000 metric tons per year of capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. Currently, its low viscosity PAO capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant is 48,000 metric tons per ...

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DSM polymerization plant to be built in Augusta (GA)

31-Oct-2014

Royal DSM announced that its new polymerization plant will be built in Augusta, GA. The investment was accounted earlier this year and now a location has been confirmed. The plant, which will become part of DSM's Engineering Plastics business group, will manufacture high viscous Akulon® polyamide ...

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Evonik Completes Precipitated Silica Expansion In Chester, Pennsylvania

12-Sep-2014

vonik Corporation opened a new 20,000 metric ton expansion at its precipitated silica site in Chester, Pa. “This is a very exciting day,” said Andreas Fischer, Head of Evonik’s Silica Business Line. “Chester is an integral part of Evonik’s global silica business. We have expanded our plants and ...

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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

18-Aug-2014

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric ...

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Evonik invests in methionine production

14-Aug-2014

Evonik Industries has begun construction of a new plant to produce Mepron® in Mobile (Alabama, USA). Mepron® is a special Evonik formulation of the amino acid methionine that is used in dairy cow nutrition. A special coating protects the amino acid from undesired degradation in the rumen. The new ...

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