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BP, ZPCC May Construct 1 Million Tonne Acetic Acid Facility in China

China: Acetic Acid

BP, ZPCC May Construct 1 Million Tonne Acetic Acid Facility in China

21/10/2019 - BP and Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (ZPCC) have signed a MOU to explore the establishment of the plant. If everything goes to plan, the new unit is expected to use BP’s Cativa XL technology to produce acetic acid and it would also be BP’s largest acetic acid producing site across the globe. read...

Adani Partners with BASF, Adnoc, Borealis for Chemical Complex in Gujarat

India: Petrochemicals

Adani Partners with BASF, Adnoc, Borealis for Chemical Complex in Gujarat

21/10/2019 - Adani, BASF, Adnoc and Borealis have signed a MOU to conduct a joint feasibility study in order to evaluate collaboration for the construction of a 4 billion dollar chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India. read...

Total to Launch Digital Factory in Paris

France: Next-Gen Solutions

Total to Launch Digital Factory in Paris

21/10/2019 - Total will be inaugurating the digital factory in 2020 with an aim to further enhance its operations and reduce its environmental impact. Around 300 experts will be brought together under this initiative to boost the company’s digital transformation move. read...

Technip FMC Wins Integrated EPCI Contract for Pyxis and Xena Fields

Australia: Subsea Engineering

Technip FMC Wins Integrated EPCI Contract for Pyxis and Xena Fields

18/10/2019 - The contract has been awarded by Woodside for its Pyxis and Xena fields which are located offshore North West Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Technip FMC will design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment for both the fields. read...

CIA and Cefic’s Statement on Brexit

Brexit Deal

CIA and Cefic’s Statement on Brexit

18/10/2019 - The UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) have issued a statement on the Brexit deal under which they state that the chemical industry is cautious but at the same time relieved by the progress made on Brexit. read...

Braskem Expands ‘I’m green’ Product Portfolio

Circular Economy Solutions

Braskem Expands ‘I’m green’ Product Portfolio

18/10/2019 - Braskem has expanded its sustainable products portfolio and will now include products based on the concept of a circular economy such as Post-Consumer-Recycled (PCR) resins, a mixed bio-based plastic, and other PCR solutions. read...

Solvay Commences Operation of New Veradel Pesu Line in India

India: Thermoplastics

Solvay Commences Operation of New Veradel Pesu Line in India

18/10/2019 - Solvay has brought the new Veradel Pesu line on-stream at its Panoli plant with an aim to increase the capacity of the thermoplastic material owing to its rising demand in the healthcare and water treatment industries. read...

Researchers Develop Fully Recyclable Class of Plastics

Spain/USA: Chemical Recycling

Researchers Develop Fully Recyclable Class of Plastics

17/10/2019 - Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and Colorado State University (USA) have developed a new class of biorenewable, biodegradable plastics. The scientists claim that their plastics are an improvement on existing ones and would promote the circular economy. read...

Open Communication Standard to Facilitate Pharma Packaging Serialization

Germany: Functional Interoperability

Open Communication Standard to Facilitate Pharma Packaging Serialization

17/10/2019 - Open-SCS and Werum IT Solutions successfully staged the “Open-SCS plug fest” at Werum’s headquarters in Lüneburg, Germany. The Open-SCS working group is partnered with the OPC Foundation to develop an open source standard covering the complete business transaction for the data exchange in pharma packaging serialization. read...

Borealis and Neste to Accelerate Circularity and Bioeconomy in Plastics

Austria: Sustainable Polypropylene

Borealis and Neste to Accelerate Circularity and Bioeconomy in Plastics

17/10/2019 - Borealis and Neste are entering into strategic co-operation for the production of renewable polypropylene (PP). The co-operation is to enable the Austrian group to start using its partners renewable propane as renewable feedstock at its facilities in Kallo and Beringen, Belgium, starting end of 2019. read...

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