Tag: chemicals

Chemicals, petrochemicals and the limits of globalism

Chemicals, petrochemicals and the limits of globalism

Oil and gas price rises have raised costs for the petrochemical and chemical industries, thanks to background inflation aggravated by the war in Ukraine.
Air Products’ plant in the Pukou Economic Development Zone (PKEDZ)

Four trends to watch in chemicals: South-East Asia, the Middle East,...

Growth in the chemicals and biochemicals industry is being led by China, with the rest of Asia, the Middle East and the United States not far behind. Bio-based technology and innovations in catalysis production are two promising trends to make the chemical industry more sustainable.
Nickel-containing stainless steel piping joins the various process stages.

Sustainable green chemicals through innovative biotechnology

Succinic acid is a dicarboxylic acid with the chemical formula (CH2)2(CO2H)2. The name derives from Latin succinum, meaning amber. Nickel-containing stainless steel is playing an essential role in the production of innovative ‘green’ succinic acid which is highly corrosive to low alloy and carbon steel.

Gas-to-chemicals complex contract Foster Wheeler

Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Petrobras for a world-scale grassroots gas-to-chemicals complex in Linhares, Espirito Santo State, southeast Brazil. Foster Wheeler will provide basic engineering design, front-end engineering design, and technical assistance and training during the engineering, procurement, construction phase through to successful completion of the plant performances tests.

Germany: BASF boosts polyisobutene

BASF is to increase its production of medium molecular weight polyisobutene (MM PIB), which is marketed worldwide under the Oppanol® trademark.

Rich-Mac 2005

Rich-Mac 2005, international exhibition of chemistry and chemical equipment for analysis, research, test and biotechnology will take place from 4 to 7 October, at Milan Trade Fair.

The Netherlands: PVC expansion

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd has announced that Shin-Etsu PVC BV in The Netherlands will expand PVC production capacity at its Pernis plant from 350,000 tons/year to 450,000 tons/year.

USA: potash contract

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has received a contract for the expansion of a purified acid plant in Aurora, NC, USA.

France: chlorine dioxide plant

A production and supply concept developed by Akzo Nobel’s Eka Chemicals business has just signed up its latest global customer.

Japan and France: aspartame boost

Ajinomoto Co. Inc. is investing JPY 6 billion to expand its aspartame manufacturing plants in Yokkaichi, Japan and Gravelines, France.