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Sumitomo Completes New Methionine Plant

Japan: Completion Ceremony

Sumitomo Completes New Methionine Plant

10/10/2018 - Sumitomo Chemical held a completion ceremony for its new production line of feed additive methionine at its Ehime Works in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. The investment in the new manufacturing facility represents one of the largest investments made by the company in Japan. read...

Perstorp Signs Agreement with Alcoplast for Increasing Production of Pevalen Non-Phthalate Plasticizer

Sweden: Plastics

Perstorp Signs Agreement with Alcoplast for Increasing Production of Pevalen Non-Phthalate Plasticizer

10/10/2018 - With this new collaboration, Perstorp aims to produce 50,000 tonnes per year and is also planning to increase the production beyond 100,000 tonnes in the future. read...

Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals has been Re-Launched as Nouryon

The Netherlands: Management Change

Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals has been Re-Launched as Nouryon

10/10/2018 - This transformation can be linked to the firm’s recent acquisition by The Carlyle Group and GIC. With a change in name, the company aims to become one of the leading organisations for the global speciality chemicals market. read...

Covestro to Invest $ 1.7 Billion in World-Scale MDI Plant

USA: Global Capacity Expansion

Covestro to Invest $ 1.7 Billion in World-Scale MDI Plant

10/09/2018 - The Supervisory Board of Covestro has approved an investment of around $ 1.7 billion to build a new world-scale MDI plant in Baytown, USA. This investment at the existing site in Baytown is the largest single investment in the history of the company. read...

Borealis to Build World-Scale Propane Dehydrogenation Plant

Belgium: Investment Decision

Borealis to Build World-Scale Propane Dehydrogenation Plant

10/09/2018 - After successfully concluding the FEED study in June 2018, Borealis has taken the final investment decision for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant. The facility with a capacity of 750,000 tonnes per year will be located at the existing production site in Kallo (Antwerp), Belgium. The plant is scheduled to start up in the first half of 2022. read...

Ocean Plastic Waste Causes Increasing Industry Uncertainty

USA: The Future of Plastic

Ocean Plastic Waste Causes Increasing Industry Uncertainty

10/09/2018 - The growing global plastics sustainability movement is one of the biggest potential disruptors for the plastics industry and is putting future plastics resin demand and billions of dollars of industry investments at risk, IHS Markit says. read...

Lyondell Basell’s Technologies Selected for Zhejiang’s Five New Plants

China: Petrochemicals

Lyondell Basell’s Technologies Selected for Zhejiang’s Five New Plants

10/09/2018 - The licensed technologies include polypropylene, high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene for the five new plants. With a capacity of almost 2 million tonnes, this is the largest volume of new capacity ever licensed by Lyondell Basell. read...

Euro Chem Expands Distribution Network by Taking on Assets from Trammo

USA: Fertilizers

Euro Chem Expands Distribution Network by Taking on Assets from Trammo

10/09/2018 - Euro Chem will be making use of Trammo’s dry and liquid fertilizer transport and storage assets to expand its fertilizer storage capacity in the United States. Euro Chem possesses a current storage capacity of about 500,000 metric tonnes in the US. read...

Saudi Aramco and Total Collaborate to Construct 9 Billion Dollar Petrochemical Complex

Saudi Arabia: Engineering

Saudi Aramco and Total Collaborate to Construct 9 Billion Dollar Petrochemical Complex

10/09/2018 - Capable of producing 1.5 million tonnes of ethylene per year, the complex will include the first mixed-feed cracker in the Gulf region to be integrated with a refinery. read...

DSM to Strengthen Commercialization of Sustainable Resins

The Netherlands: Solutions for Circular Economy

DSM to Strengthen Commercialization of Sustainable Resins

10/08/2018 - Royal DSM has announced the strengthening of its portfolio of sustainable, innovative resins & circular economy solutions with the expansion of its production capacity of its sustainable liquid polyester technology and other specialty resins. To this end, the company has launched operations of a new state-of-the-art polyester production facility in Meppen, Germany. read...

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