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How Green Is Your Plastic?

Economical synthesis of polyacrylates and polymethacrylates from biobased materials

22-Jul-2021

Despite the best efforts of industry to work towards sustainability, most plastics (or polymers) are still made using non-renewable fossil fuels. However, researchers have now found an economical method for producing biobased acrylate resins. The study, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, ...

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BASF inaugurates world-scale acrylic acid complex in Brazil

24-Jun-2015

BASF inaugurated its world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil. These are the first plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers in South America. The complex has a capacity of 160,000 tons of acrylic acid per ...

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Novozymes, Cargill continue bio-acrylic acid partnership as BASF exits

29-Jan-2015

BASF has decided to exit the current R&D collaboration with Novozymes and Cargill to develop a bio-based process for producing 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) and acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. BASF joined the collaboration with Novozymes and Cargill in 2012 and are now leaving the ...

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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieved another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid

17-Sep-2014

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and ...

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Important Petrochemical: Ceresana Analyzes Entire Chinese Propylene Value Chain

12-Aug-2014

With its market study "Propylene Value Chain China", Ceresana is setting new standards. For the very first time this novelty product provides complete transparency regarding current and future development of the entire propylene value chain. Attention is also given to various downstream products ...

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Transparent Propylene Market: Ceresana Publishes First Study on the Entire US Propylene Value Chain

08-Aug-2014

Propylene is one of the most important base materials for the petrochemical industry. The market research institute Ceresana has now published the worldwide first complete study of the entire propylene value chain in the USA: Starting with the feedstocks gasoil, naphtha and propane, up to the ...

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

04-Aug-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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BASF and Sinopec inaugurate acrylic acid and SAP plants in Nanjing

10-Apr-2014

BASF and Sinopec inaugurated two new plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) at their state-of-the-art Verbund site, BASF-YPC Co., Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture in Nanjing, China. Additionally, a new butyl acrylate plant will begin production later this year. The new plants will ...

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A fresh solution for the lindane problem

24-Oct-2013

For many years two companies located in Bizkaia, Bilbao Chemicals (Barakaldo 1947-1987) and Nexana (Erandio 1952-1982), had been manufacturing lindane and dumping it into the environment with no control whatsoever. Today we have become aware of the need to solve the problems caused by this ...

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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieve milestone in bio-based acrylic acid process

Success in producing 3-hydroxypropionic acid for bio-based acrylic acid

04-Jul-2013

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of an important milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials by successfully demonstrating the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) in pilot scale. 3-HP is a renewable-based ...

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