German China India

News

Petronas Starts Trial Runs at

Malaysia: Petrochemicals Complex

Petronas Starts Trial Runs at "Rapid" Refinery Project in Malaysia

01/15/2019 - Reuters reports that the Malaysian state oil company Petronas started trial runs at the crude distillation unit (CDU) for a joint-venture refinery with Saudi Aramco in Malaysia, quoting two sources with knowledge of the matter. read...

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

South Korea: Polypropylene Production

Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

01/14/2019 - The supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology Grace, has contracted to license its Unipol PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical for a new PP production facility in Daesan, South Korea. With a capacity of 400 kilotons per year, the PP line is expected to begin operations in 2021. read...

BASF to Invest 10 Billion Dollars in New Verbund-Site Located in Zhanjiang

Investment in Growth Market

BASF to Invest 10 Billion Dollars in New Verbund-Site Located in Zhanjiang

01/11/2019 - Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, and Lin Shaochun, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, signed a Framework Agreement in Ludwigshafen setting out further details of BASF’s plan to establish a new smart Verbund site in Guangdong, China. The total investment is estimated to reach up to $ 10 billion and will be implemented in phases. read...

Asahi Kasei Launches Forward Osmosis Membrane System for High-Level Concentration of Liquids

Japan: Forward Osmosis

Asahi Kasei Launches Forward Osmosis Membrane System for High-Level Concentration of Liquids

12/11/2018 - Asahi Kasei has developed an original forward osmosis (FO) membrane system for the high-level concentration of liquids by dehydration without heating or pressurization. The company is currently fabricating small and medium-sized equipment to be loaned to food and pharmaceutical manufacturers for introduction on a trial basis, with commercialization targeted in 2020. read...

Chandra Asri and Michelin Jointly Produce Synthetic Rubber for Indonesian Tire Market

Indonesia: Synthetic Rubber

Chandra Asri and Michelin Jointly Produce Synthetic Rubber for Indonesian Tire Market

12/05/2018 - PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia (SRI), the first synthetic rubber factory that produces Polybutadiene Rubber and Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber in Indonesia, has been officially inaugurated. read...

Articles

Conveyors: How to Find an Optimum Gear Unit for Steel Belt Systems

Conveyor Steel Belts

Conveyors: How to Find an Optimum Gear Unit for Steel Belt Systems

05/23/2018 - Do the right thing: In the mining industry, drive technology has a decisive influence on conveyor performance and system availability in continuous processes. Three-phase asynchronous motors plus gear units have proved a robust, quick-to-install, low-maintenance variant here. read...

NEWS

Research Partnership to Develop More Efficient Biocatalysts for Arkema's Thiochemicals

Malaysia: Green Chemistry

Research Partnership to Develop More Efficient Biocatalysts for Arkema's Thiochemicals

Arkema Malaysia Thiochemicals and the Monash University Malaysia (MUM) in Kuala Lumpur have signed a research partnership over 3 years of collaboration during which time researchers will be able to make their resources available to the local teams of the company. The goal: to develop more efficient biocatalysts for the company's Thiochemicals business. read...

Invista Licenses Latest PTA Technology to China's Jiangsu Honggang Petrochemical

China: Purified Terephthalic Acid Production

Invista Licenses Latest PTA Technology to China's Jiangsu Honggang Petrochemical

Invista’s technology and licensing group and Jiangsu Honggang Petrochemical have reached agreement for the licensing of the company’s latest purified terephthalic acid (PTA) process technology. read...

Lyondell Basell Licenses Polyolefin Technology to Sinopec

The Netherlands: Petrochemicals

Lyondell Basell Licenses Polyolefin Technology to Sinopec

Lyondell Basell announced that China Sinopec International and Sinopec-SK (Wuhan) have selected their Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) technology. read...

Project Database