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

22-12-2014

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

06-11-2014

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)

31-10-2014

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

12-09-2014

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

18-08-2014

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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