New chemical company
A new company has been formed from the chemicals arm and some of the polymers activities of Bayer AG.
Sasol to double Octene production
Sasol will construct a 1-octene production plant at Secunda in South Africa to meet growing global demands from plastics manufacturers for this hydrocarbon molecule.
Vietnamese plastics plant
Vietnam Saigon Plastic Association (VSPA) has boosted its plans to build a USD 800 million, natural-gas fired plastics plant in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
South African plastics plant
Sasol has announced expansion plans in South Africa, with the building of a SAR 2 billion plastics plant in Sasolburg, which will use natural gas from Mozambique as a feedstock.
Polyacetal plant in China
Polyplastics Co. Ltd, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc. (MGC), Korea Engineering Plastics Co. Ltd (KEP) and Ticona, a business of Celanese AG, Frankfurt, have agreed on the construction of a world-scale 60,000 metric ton polyacetal (POM) facility in China.
Vietnam to build plastics plant
Vietnam’s plastic association plans to build a USD 250 million plastics plant powered by natural gas to reduce the country’s reliance on imports, an official has said.
Kobe expands recycling business
Japan's Kobe Steel has expanded its scrap and recycling business from metals to plastics by signing an agreement in early June with Belgium chemical producer Solvay for promoting the latter's PVC recycling know-how in Japan.
Industrial Gases joint venture in China
BOC and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec-YPC), a subsidiary of the Sinopec Group, have formed a joint venture known as Nanjing BOC-YPC Gases Company Ltd (BYG) to meet expanding industrial gases requirements in Nanjing, China.
X-ray fluorescence spectrometers from Philips
Philips Analytical (Almelo, The Netherlands) is highlighting its spectrum of XRF solutions for the plastics industry at Addplast 2002 (Brussels, Belgium 9–11 April 2002, booth number 508).
Eastman to build iso-derivatives plant
Eastman Chemical Company and Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical Company are on track to build world-scale derivatives plants for the production of Texanol ester alcohol and TXIB plasticiser in Zibo, Shandong Province, China.
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