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Victrex Establishes New JV for Building New PEEK Facility

China: Polymers

Victrex Establishes New JV for Building New PEEK Facility

15/01/2020 - Victrex has created a joint venture between Victrex Hong Kong and Yingkou Xingfu Chemical Company for the development of a new PEEK plant in China. The manufacturing facility is in line with the ‘Made in China 2025’ initiative in which the demand for locally produced PEEK is expected to increase in the country. read...

Shell to Build Maiden Polycarbonate Production Facility in China

China: Engineering

Shell to Build Maiden Polycarbonate Production Facility in China

14/01/2020 - Shell Chemicals has plans to enter the polycarbonate space as the move is in line with its growth strategy of an expanded product range. The company will be establishing polycarbonate production units in China and Singapore in order to cater to the growing number of polycarbonate customers. read...

Avantium to Establish New FDCA Facility in the Netherlands

The Netherlands: Engineering

Avantium to Establish New FDCA Facility in the Netherlands

13/01/2020 - The 5-kilo tonne plant will be constructed at the Chemie Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands and is expected to cost 33 million dollars. The project is anticipated to play a vital role towards the adoption of sustainable feedstock in the chemicals industry. read...

Evonik Inaugurates New Silicones Manufacturing Plant in Germany

Germany: Double-Digit Million Euro Investment

Evonik Inaugurates New Silicones Manufacturing Plant in Germany

13/01/2020 - Evonik invested millions of Euros in this mega project which was completed on time and within budget. With the new unit, the company plans to increase production and focus on developing innovative specialty chemical products for the silicone and nanotechnologies markets. read...

Technip FMC Wins Contract for New Naphtha Complex in Greece

Greece: EPCM

Technip FMC Wins Contract for New Naphtha Complex in Greece

10/01/2020 - Technip FMC has secured an engineering, procurement and construction management services contract from Motor Oil Hellas for a new naphtha complex in Greece. The new naphtha project is expected to have a capacity of 22,000 barrels per day. read...

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Unlocking the Potential of Bio-Manufacturing

Digitization

Unlocking the Potential of Bio-Manufacturing

04/11/2019 - A new biomanufacturing plant uses a comprehensive digital enterprise solution based on the concept “from integrated engineering to integrated operation”. Cathay’s new Wusu plant adopts Siemens’ complete digital factory solution, covering the entire lifecycle of the plant in design, construction, operation and maintenance, enabling Cathay to fully upscale every step of its process from R&D to production. read...

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Eastman Expanding Coating and Laminating Production at its Dresden Site

Germany: Capacity Expansion

Eastman Expanding Coating and Laminating Production at its Dresden Site

Eastman Chemical Company announced a capacity expansion at its Dresden, Germany, manufacturing facility to support a new coating and laminating line. read...

Ineos Styrolution to Build World-Scale ABS Facility in China

China: Engineering

Ineos Styrolution to Build World-Scale ABS Facility in China

Located in Ningbo, the new ABS plant is expected to have a capacity of 600,000 tonnes annually. Construction on the project will begin this year and is anticipated to be complete by 2023. read...

Svante, Lafarge Holcim, OLCV, Total Launch Study for US Carbon-Capture Unit

USA: Sustainability

Svante, Lafarge Holcim, OLCV, Total Launch Study for US Carbon-Capture Unit

Svante, Lafarge Holcim, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Total have undertaken a joint study to assess the feasibility of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland cement plant in the U.S.A. read...

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