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China produces first nuclear-generated steam for petrochemicals plant

China's first nuclear-based steam generation project began production on Wednesday, state-run China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said in a Wechat post announcing the latest step in Chinese efforts to decarbonize heavy industry.

PTTGC wants to turn Map Ta Phut (Thailand) into petrochemicals hub

The company aims to build growth opportunity for Map Ta Phut to position it as a Southeast Asian hub.

NEXTCHEM (Maire) signs €4-MM grant with the EU to scale up proprietary chemical recycling technology

The grant will support the BOOST project, aimed at implementing the first commercial application of NXRe PMMA technology for the chemical recycling on continuous basis of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) scraps into high quality, added value intermediates

NOVA Chemicals receives FDA LNO for plastic films mechanical recycling process at Indiana (U.S.) facility

NOVA Chemicals Corp. announced that it has received a Letter of Non Objection (LNO) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirming the capability of its mechanical recycling process in Connersville, Indiana, to produce post-consumer recycled linear, low-density polyethylene (rLLDPE) material that is suitable for broad food-contact applications.

Grace licenses UNIPOL polypropylene technology to Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

W. R. Grace announced that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), the second largest Indian oil marketing company, has expanded its licenses for Grace’s UNIPOL® polypropylene (PP) process technology.

OMV to invest €750 MM at Petrobrazi to produce sustainable fuels

OMV Petrom will invest approximately €750 MM at Petrobrazi to transform the refinery into the first major producer of sustainable fuels in the region.

Univation launches new PE process to produce LDPE and EVA resins

Univation Technologies announced the launch of its latest licensed technology platform – a tubular high-pressure PE process enabling production of both low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethyl-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer resins which is offered under the brand name UNIGILITY™ Tubular High Pressure PE Process Technology.

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.

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.

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.