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Toxic gas in Louisiana (U.S.) air far exceeds safe EPA levels

The toxic gas ethylene oxide (EtO) is detectable in southeastern Louisiana at levels a thousand times higher than what is considered safe.

Avient announces Asia manufacturing and availability of Cesa non-PFAS process aid

Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialized and sustainable materials solutions and services, is expanding the recent launch of its Cesa™ Non-PFAS Process Aid to Asia.

Technip Energies and Mitsubishi announce licensing of improved OXO alcohol technology

Technip Energies and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Mitsubishi Chemical), a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, announced that they are licensing an improved OXO alcohol technology, named OXO M-Process.

Digital Exclusive: The eight best practices for moving safety from compliance to a culture of care

In this article, Owens Corning discusses the importance of safety and provide best practices to institute a culture of safety within an organization.

Digital Exclusive-Flare system design: Liquid pockets in flare headers

In this technical article, written by Saudi Aramco and Siemens Energy, the authors focus on areas where major benefits can be achieved early in the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage of flare header piping designs.

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production.

QatarEnergy enters into a 10-yr naphtha supply agreement with Japan's Idemitsu Kosan

QatarEnergy has entered into a long-term agreement to supply Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd with a total of up to 6 MMt of naphtha to be delivered to Japan over 10 yr starting in July 2024.

Egyptian fertilizer plants shut down temporarily due to gas supply pressures

Gas supplies will gradually resume flowing as of Thursday to fertilizer factories in Egypt after several chemical and fertilizer companies shut down plants on a temporary basis.

Borealis to establish recyclate-based polyolefins compounding line in Belgium

Borealis announced the installation of a semi-commercial demonstration recyclate-based polyolefins (rPO) compounding line in Beringen, Belgium.

Nouryon obtains ISCC PLUS certification for green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines and ethylene amines, enabling the production of more sustainable surfactants

Nouryon announced that it is now certified to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS to produce green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, ethylene amines and the surfactants derived from these raw materials at its site in Stenungsund, Sweden.