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  • Researchers seek to re-use waste plastics to make valuable petrochemicals

    Despite efforts to promote recycling and reuse of plastic materials, the plastic problem continues to be a global problem. West Virginia University engineers hope to debottleneck the remaining challenges for recycling of single-use plastic packaging by upcycling them into petrochemicals. “Americans more

  • Pure industrial chemicals by gasifying lignocellulosic biomass

    VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into pure BTX chemicals: benzene, toluene and xylene. The aim of this research is to enable the use of wood-based chemicals to replace crude oil in, for example, plastics, fuels, medicine and paints. Demand has grown rap more

  • High-value Opportunities for Lignin

    Addressing markets worth more than 130 billion dollars, lignin could become the main renewable aromatic resource for the chemical industry in the future. The first opportunity could emerge as early as 2015 from the direct substitution of phenol in most of its industrial applications: phenolic resins more

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Xylene The term xylene refers to a group of three benzene derivatives which are used as a solvent and in the printing , rubber , and leather industries. Xylene is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid that is very flammable. Like other solvents, ... more


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