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Evonik sets the course for polyamide 12

01-07-2014

Evonik Industries has expanded its polyamide 12 production capacity at Marl Chemical Site by 5,000 metric tons, thereby increasing the supply security of its VESTAMID® high performance polymer material. In addition, preparations have begun for increasing the production of VESTOSINT® polyamide ...

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Darmstadt site to close: Bayer MaterialScience consolidating polycarbonate business

01-07-2014

As part of the worldwide consolidation of its business with sheets made of the high-performance plastic polycarbonate, Bayer MaterialScience has decided to close its site in Darmstadt, Germany. European customers will be supplied in the future by the plants in Nera Montoro, Italy, and Tielt, ...

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Greif to Close Flexible Products Plant in Saudi Arabia

27-06-2014

Greif announced that it will cease operations at its Flexible Products & Services (FPS) plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by August 31 and reallocate equipment to other Greif FPS facilities. Greif FPS was developed in 2010 as a joint venture between Greif and National Scientific Company ...

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Oxea Completes Specialty Esters Plant in Nanjing, China

25-06-2014

Oxea announced that its specialty esters plant in Nanjing, China, is now mechanically complete. After a construction period of slightly more than fifteen months the new state-of-the-art plant is currently in the commissioning and start-up phase. The new plant is Oxea’s first production site in ...

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BASF strengthens performance materials production in China

24-06-2014

BASF has undertaken three key capacity expansion projects for performance materials at its Pudong site in Shanghai: Ultramid® (polyamide, PA), Ultradur® (polybutylene terephthalate, PBT), Elastollan® thermoplastics polyurethane elastomers (TPU), and Technical Center and capacity expansion of ...

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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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LANXESS: New rubber production line opens in Dormagen

20-06-2014

LANXESS has completed the expansion of its Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber production operations in Dormagen. Werner Breuers, member of the LANXESS AG Board of Management, and Jan Paul de Vries, head of LANXESS’ High Performance Elastomers business unit, officially inaugurated the new ...

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Boom in bubble columns: One of the most important types of reactors in the chemical industry is set to become more efficient

19-06-2014

Evonik Industries has been operating a bubble column test facility in Marl (Germany) since May 2014 with the aim of optimizing this process technology, which is very important for Evonik. With this facility, the specialty chemicals company is accumulating additional knowledge about ...

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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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