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Making temperature-sensitive porous nanolayers


A method of manufacturing porous nanolayers using temperature-sensitive substrates has been developed by scientists. Traditionally such materials are made using flame spray pyrolysis (FSP), but this process is limited by the thermal sensitivity of the substrate onto which the nanoparticles are ...


Electrospun polymer fibres better than non-woven polymer fibres at mopping up oil from oil spills


Electrospun polystyrene shell/polyurethane core fibres made by scientists in China have absorption capacities 2-3 times higher than reported for non-woven polypropylene fibres (widely used to clean up oil spills). Electrospun fibres are an ideal candidate for soaking up oil, as their structure ...


Borealis increases polyethylene and polypropylene prices


Borealis announces that it will increase all polyolefin prices for January 2013. Polyethylene prices will increase by EUR 100/tonne while prices for polypropylene will increase by EUR 75/tonne. “The decision to increase prices is based on the development in the market over the last couple of ...


Ceresana analyses the Global Market for Plastic Pipes


Pipes made from plastics have advantages compared to those made from other materials such as aluminum, concrete, cast iron, copper, and steel. Due to their low weight, their resistance to corrosive effects and chemicals as well as the simple handling increases their importance in all application ...


Saudi Polymers Company Manufacturing Facility Begins Commercial Production


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC congratulates Saudi Polymers Company and its joint venture partner, National Petrochemical Company, as the joint venture’s manufacturing facility located in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, begins commercial production. “We will now be working to fill the critical ...


ThyssenKrupp plant construction business wins contract from Russia

Front-end engineering and design for polypropylene plant in Tobolsk


In May 2012 the ThyssenKrupp plant construction business won a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a single-train polypropylene plant. The plant will be built for ZapSibNeftechim L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sibur, the biggest Russian gas processing and petrochemicals ...


Popular plastic: Ceresana updates report on the global polypropylene market


Polypropylene is one of the most versatile plastics. A broad range of products of day to day life is made from this polyolefin. Ceresana expects a dynamic growth of worldwide revenues generated with this second most important plastic to amount to more than US$145 billion in 2019. Especially the ...


Grace and Dow to Develop Next-Generation Catalysts for Polypropylene Production


W. R. Grace & Co. announced that it has entered into an agreement with The Dow Chemical Company to develop new catalysts for polypropylene production. The catalysts, which use one of Dow’s non-phthalate internal donor technologies and Grace proprietary catalyst expertise, will be sold by Grace ...


Zhong Tian He Chuang Energy Company Limited selects INEOS Technologies’ Innovene PP process


INEOS Technologies announced that it has licensed its Innovene PP process to Zhong Tian He Chuang Energy Company Limited. Located in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the 350kta plant will manufacture a full line of polypropylene resins, including homopolymers, random copolymers, and ...


LyondellBasell to Close Two PP Production Lines in Wesseling, Germany


LyondellBasell announced that it will shut down two polypropylene (PP) lines in Wesseling, Germany, by mid-2012. The lines, with a combined capacity of 90 KT per year, are among the company’s smallest and oldest PP production units. “We continue to focus on reducing costs to maintain our ...


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