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“Historical landmark of chemistry”


On the occasion of their anniversary of “75 years of oxo synthesis”, Oxea and the Association of German Chemists (GDCh) recognized the pioneering work of Dr. Otto Roelen in the field of hydroformylation (oxo synthesis). The commemorative plaque displaying the words “Historical Landmark of ...


Teijin to Enter High-Performance Polyethylene Market


Teijin Limited announced that it will enter the high-performance polyethylene (HP-PE) market by establishing its first production facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, aiming to start commercial production in the second half of 2011. Teijin plans to grow its HP-PE business quickly through ...


Building a smaller, lighter future: Understanding polymer behaviors below 1 nanometer


Knowing how to build nanosized assemblies of polymers (long molecular chains) holds the key to improving a broad range of industrial processes, from the production of nanofibers, filters, and new materials to the manufacture of low-energy, nanoscale circuits and devices. A recent paper in Nature ...


LyondellBasell Expands Process and Product Performance of Spherizone Polypropylene Technology Plant in Italy


With growing customer requirements for high-performance, specialty polypropylene (PP) products, LyondellBasell announced that it plans to extend production and technology capabilities at its Spherizone PP process technology plant in Brindisi, Italy. Scheduled for completion in 2012, an upgraded ...


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, ...


New products from forest biorefineries


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the coordinator of a large EU project called AFORE, which is developing new technologies for the separation, fractionation and primary upgrading of wood-based polymers and valuable low molecular weight compounds to be used by the wood processing mills ...


Evonik Commissions Plant for Production of the Plasticizer Alcohol 2-PH


Evonik Industries AG has expanded its product range for high-molecular-weight plasticizer alcohols and commissioned a plant for the production of the plasticizer alcohol 2-propyl heptanol (2-PH) at the Marl Chemical Park. The company’s investment in the plant, which is in the high double-digit ...


BASF is increasing its capacity of low molecular weight, highly reactive polyisobutene


BASF is increasing its production of low molecular weight, highly reactive polyisobutene (HR PIB). Between now and 2010 the company will increase its annual capacity by 25,000 metric tons. The polymer, marketed worldwide under the Glissopal® trademark, is an intermediate product which is used to ...


BASF increases capacity for low molecular weight polyisobutene in Antwerp


BASF will expand its plant for low molecular weight, highly reactive polyisobutene (HR PIB), which is marketed globally under the Glissopal® trademark, at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. BASF will thereby increase its capacity for Glissopal® in Antwerp by 25 000 tonnes to a total of 100 000 ...


BASF - More medium molecular weight polyisobutene from Ludwigshafen


BASF has started its expanded plant for medium molecular weight polyisobutene (MM PIB) in Ludwigshafen ahead of schedule. The facility has increased capacity by 6,000 metric tons of MM PIB per year. The company now has a total MM PIB capacity of 18,000 metric tons, which is marketed by BASF ...


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