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Global Chemical Production Continues to Grow at Low Levels

USA: ACC Market Data

Global Chemical Production Continues to Grow at Low Levels

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that global chemicals production rose 0.1 % in January. This follows a 0.3 % gain in December, stable activity in November and a 0.1 % gain in October. read...

Lanxess Expands Capacity for Benzyl Alcohol Significantly

Germany: 30-%-Increase

Lanxess Expands Capacity for Benzyl Alcohol Significantly

Lanxess announced the capacity expansion for the industrial chemical benzyl alcohol for the global market by around 30 %. read...

Honeywell to Produce 700,000 Metric Tonnes of Propylene Annually for Jiangsu Sailboat

USA: Plastics

Honeywell to Produce 700,000 Metric Tonnes of Propylene Annually for Jiangsu Sailboat

Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical is making use of Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology to produce propylene in order to meet the rising demand of plastics in China. The C3 Oleflex technology uses catalytic dehydrogenation to convert propane to propylene. read...

Zap Sib Neftekhim's Polypropylene Unit Produces First Granules

Russia: Petrochemicals

Zap Sib Neftekhim's Polypropylene Unit Produces First Granules

On completion of the work at Zap Sib Neftekhim, polypropylene production at Sibur’s facilities in Tobolsk is expected to total 1 mtpa. With this capacity, it is expected to become one of the largest in the world and hold the biggest production capacity in Russia. read...

Asahi Kasei Adds New Production Line to Expand Spunbond Capacity

Thailand: Engineering

Asahi Kasei Adds New Production Line to Expand Spunbond Capacity

With the inclusion of the new line which is capable of producing15,000 tonnes per year , Asahi Kasei aims to increase the total capacity for spunbond at its subsidiary AKST to 50,000 tonnes annually. read...

Thyssen Krupp Awarded Major Order for Fertilizer Complex

Egypt: EPC Contract

Thyssen Krupp Awarded Major Order for Fertilizer Complex

Thyssen Krupp has won a major order from the Egyptian chemical and fertilizer manufacturer NCIC (El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a new fertilizer complex. read...

Petrofac Wins 1 Billion Dollar EPC Contract for Ain Tsila Development Project

Algeria: Contract Bagged

Petrofac Wins 1 Billion Dollar EPC Contract for Ain Tsila Development Project

The project is expected to produce gas, LPG and Condensate for the domestic as well as for export markets. Under the contract, Petrofac’s scope of work will include commissioning, start-up and performance testing. read...

DSM Fixes Science-Based Reduction Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Netherlands: Sustainability

DSM Fixes Science-Based Reduction Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

With this move, DSM has become the first European company in its sector to join 180 leading companies with validated science-based targets. The company plans to reduce 30 % of its greenhouse gas emissions from direct production and purchased energy in absolute terms by 2030 compared to 2016. read...

Mc Dermott Launches Largest Ever CD Alky Reactor in China

China: Specialised Technology

Mc Dermott Launches Largest Ever CD Alky Reactor in China

Located at Petro China's refinery in Jilin, China, the 350,000 metric tonne per annum plant is one of the four CD Alky projects awarded to Mc Dermott by Petro China. The project was completed in just 17 months post the initial design. read...

Digitization in Catalysis Research Explained

Germany: Whitepaper

Digitization in Catalysis Research Explained

The aim of a new initiative of the German Catalysis Society (Gecats) is to unlock the enormous wealth of catalysis research data. In the recently published whitepaper "The Digitalization of Catalysis-Related Sciences", experts from academia and industry outline how "digital catalysis" can accelerate research processes and lead to new insights. read...