Asahi Kasei will make use of Shell’s sustainable butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass to produce solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at its Singapore plant. Shell will produce the green butadiene by a mass balance method in two ways including a method of converting plastic waste into pyrolysis oil and feeding it to the naphtha cracker, and the other is using bio-feedstock as a naphtha cracker feed.
Jiangsu Jiatong Energy has entered into an agreement with Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) to license Invista’s latest P8 PTA technology for its dual PTA lines in China. The expected start-up date for the first line of the Jiatong project is Q4 2022. Vortext
Hengli has announced the successful start-up of its 5th PTA line in China. With a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per annum, the line utilised Invista’s P8 PTA technology and started up on June 29, 2020.
Invista Performance Technologies’ P8 Process Technology has been selected for Sasa’s PTA project in Turkey. Both the companies have signed a Letter of Intent which aims to establish long-term relations between Invista and Sasa.
With a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, the new Hengli facility has utilised Invista’s P8 PTA technology. The company is also developing a fifth PTA line which should be operational by the second half of 2020.
The new plant is using Invista’s proprietary P7 PTA process technology along with the company’s proprietary R2R technology for production of benzoic acid as a co-product. On-Specification production was achieved on May 24, 2019.