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LANXESS strengthens its butyl rubber site in Belgium


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its butyl rubber plant in Zwijndrecht, Belgium. The company has significantly invested to expand the production capacity of the existing plant and to build two new pilot plants for the development of production technology for butyl rubber. ...


BP and JBF Group Agree to Build New Co-located PET Facility in Geel, Belgium


BP has entered into agreements with JBF RAK LLC under which JBF RAK LLC is to build a new 390,000 tonne per year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production unit in Geel, Belgium, subject to required approvals. The agreements provide JBF rights to build and operate this PET unit on BP’s existing ...


INEOS Oxide confirms its plans to build and operate a new one million tonne, deep-sea Ethylene Terminal


INEOS Oxide has confirmed its plans to build and operate a new one million tonne per annum Ethylene Terminal, to be constructed at its Zwijndrecht facilities in Belgium. Operation of the new deep-sea terminal, which is expected to start in 2012, will significantly change the shape of the ethylene ...


LANXESS expands capacity of butyl rubber plant in Belgium

EUR 20 million investment


LANXESS will expand the production capacity of its butyl rubber plant in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, by 10 percent to meet growing global demand for regular butyl and halobutyl synthetic rubber. The company will invest EUR 20 million to increase capacity by an extra 14,000 metric tons per year. The ...


BASF starts up new plant to increase polyisobutene (PIB) capacity


BASF has started up a new plant for the production of low-molecular-weight, highly reactive polyisobutene (HR PIB) at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, thus increasing its annual capacity by 25,000 metric tons to 40,000 metric tons. The polymer, marketed worldwide under the Glissopal® trademark, ...


Messer commissions largest CO2 recovery plant

In Belgium, industrial gases specialist Messer recovers 150,000 tons of CO2 a year from industrial waste gas in order to recycle it


Industrial gases specialist Messer has commissioned a new CO2 liquefaction plant with an annual production capacity of 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide on the site of the British company Ineos Oxide in Zwijndrecht near Antwerp, Belgium. The Messer Group has operations in Europe and Asia, and this ...


Solvay will build a very large fuel cell at SolVin’s Antwerp plant

More than EUR 5 million invested in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell on hydrogen


Solvay announced it will invest over EUR 5 million in the construction of a test fuel cell with a total electric power of 1 megawatt (MW) at the SolVin plant in Lillo, Antwerp, Belgium. The investment is part of the Project Hydrogen Region Flanders - South Netherlands. The fuel cell will convert ...


Dow Completes Polyols Expansion at the Terneuzen, Netherlands, Facility


The Dow Chemical Company announced that the multi-year polyols expansion project at the Company’s Terneuzen, Netherlands, plant has been successfully completed. The additional capability will support customers in Europe as well as in other growing regions such as India, Middle East and Africa. ...


BASF announces its intention to cease activities in Feluy, Belgium

Exit from maleic anhydride production intended by end 2009


BASF Antwerpen N.V. announced its intention to close its 115,000 annual tons maleic anhydride (MA) production facility by the end of 2009 and to withdraw all BASF activities from its site in Feluy, Belgium. BASF employs 133 people at the Feluy site, which is part of BASF Antwerpen N.V. ...


BASF restructures polyamide 6 production in Europe

Rudolstadt plant to be closed by the end of 2010


BASF is restructuring its production of polyamide 6 in Europe. In the future, production will be bundled at BASF’s two Verbund sites in Antwerp, Belgium, and Ludwigshafen, Germany. The production of polyamide 6 at a third European production site in Rudolstadt in the German state of Thuringia ...


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