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LANXESS strengthens high-tech plastics production in USA

18-08-2014

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

14-08-2014

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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Arkema: Start-up of a new methyl acrylate plant in Texas

04-08-2014

Arkema announces the start-up of its new plant for the production of methyl acrylate, an acrylic acid derivative used in the manufacture of polymers for water treatment, elastomers and engineering polymers. This investment, on its Clear Lake site in Texas, represents the last phase of a $110 M ...

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Dow Corning Moves to Become Leading Global Supplier of Hexachlorodisilane

09-07-2014

Dow Corning announced that it has significantly ramped up production capacity for hexachlorodisilane (HCDS), and is working with global and local distributors to ensure its safe and efficient supply to current and future customers worldwide. HCDS is a high-purity precursor that is critical for a ...

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Force Majeure at Oxea’s Intermediates unit in Bay City, Texas

08-07-2014

Oxea Corporation announced that it has encountered a significant production issue at its Bay City, Texas facility. Due to a malfunction in the production process that, despite its best efforts could not be avoided, the Company has been unable to resume full production. As a result, Oxea has ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical to Expand Alpha Olefins Capacity at Cedar Bayou Plant

02-07-2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced it received Board of Directors approval and obtained the necessary environmental permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to expand normal alpha olefins (NAO) production capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Breaks Ground on Two World-Scale Polyethylene Units for U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project

20-06-2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP held its second groundbreaking ceremony for its U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project at the construction site in Old Ocean, Texas. The construction includes two world-scale polyethylene units that will each produce 500,000 metric tons of plastic resin ...

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Temporary Service Disruption at Oxea’s Intermediates Unit in Bay City, Texas

13-06-2014

Oxea Corporation US intermediates business announced that it has experienced technical issues coming out of a major scheduled maintenance turn-around at its Bay City, Texas facility. All units are now up and running, although inventories of Oxo and Esters are extremely low throughout the supply ...

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INEOS and Sasol reach final investment decision on high density polyethylene joint venture.

The 50/50 Joint Venture will build a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in LaPorte, Texas

11-06-2014

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and Sasol Chemicals North America LLC have announced that they have reached final investment decision to form a joint venture to build a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in LaPorte, Texas. The 50/50 joint venture will produce 470 kilotons per annum of bimodal ...

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ALTANA more than doubles production capacity for BYK additives in the U.S.

Investment is single largest made by ALTANA outside of Germany

06-06-2014

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA announced the grand opening of its BYK USA Inc. expanded facility in Wallingford, Connecticut. With this state of the art plant, BYK more than doubles production capacity in the U.S. and increases worldwide supply chain security for its additives. The ...

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