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Borealis Expands Polypropylene Production in Europe

Belgium: Capacity Increase

Borealis Expands Polypropylene Production in Europe

12/07/2018 - Borealis is increasing its PP capacity in Europe to meet the European customers’ needs for polypropylene. The had previously announced to study the feasibility of significantly increasing its PP production capacity. read...

Total Corbion Launches World’s Second-Largest PLA Bioplastics Plant

Thailand: Polyesters

Total Corbion Launches World’s Second-Largest PLA Bioplastics Plant

12/06/2018 - With a capacity of producing 75,000 tonnes per year, the new plant will be making use of renewable and non-GMO sugarcane from Thailand to produce a range of Luminy PLA resins. 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...

Aveva Charged with Digitalization of KBR's Global Businesses

UK: Digital Transformation

Aveva Charged with Digitalization of KBR's Global Businesses

12/05/2018 - The engineering and industrial software provider Aveva announced that it has signed a multi-phase agreement with KBR. The company is to contribute to the client's digital transformation which is to deliver cost savings and to optimize services. read...

Indian Firm Awards KBR with Ammonia Plant Revamp Contract

India: Specialised Technology

Indian Firm Awards KBR with Ammonia Plant Revamp Contract

12/03/2018 - Under the terms of the agreement, KBR will be supplying an ammonia converter basket as proprietary equipment for Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation’s Tamil Nadu-based plant. read...

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Characterization the Sealing Behavior: Talking Statistics

Sealing Statistics

Characterization the Sealing Behavior: Talking Statistics

11/29/2018 - Characterization the behavior of sealing elements using statical testing plays a vital role — When developing sealing solutions, statical testing is a mighty tool. Thus, understanding its methodology, its disturbances and variables becomes a decisive factor in the development process. Is there any standard procedure to determine sealing behavior? read...

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MFG Chemical to Upgrade Newly Acquired TX Plant

USA: Plant Upgrade

MFG Chemical to Upgrade Newly Acquired TX Plant

MFG Chemical is upgrading its Pasadena, Texas plant, which the company acquired in March 2018. The acquisition of the Pasadena plant, together with the company’s 3 plants in Northwest Georgia, makes MFG Chemical one of America’s largest consumers of Maleic Anhydride. read...

Clariant to Increase Ethylene Oxide Capacity at Gendorf

Germany: High Purified Ethylene Oxide (HPEO) Production

Clariant to Increase Ethylene Oxide Capacity at Gendorf

Clariant announced the expansion of the capacity of its ethylene oxide (EO) unit in Gendorf, Germany. EO-based specialties support a wide range of industries, such as personal and home care, crop solutions, and industrial applications. read...

Eastman Creates New Isobutyric Acid Manufacturing Plant

USA: Engineering

Eastman Creates New Isobutyric Acid Manufacturing Plant

The company has constructed a new facility to double its production of isobutyric acid. Also, production at the plant is expected to commence in the next few weeks. read...

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