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Fluor completes world-scale isononanol plant in China for BASF, Sinopec

The world-scale plant, which is a first-of-its-kind in China, was recently inaugurated by the owners and will serve the growing demand for next-generation plasticizers.

Remove O2 and CO from monomer and N2 streams in polymer plants

UOP, a Honeywell company: Smith, D.

To prevent deactivation, the latest generation of polymerization catalysts requires removal of a wide range of contaminants to ultra-low levels in the monomer, comonomer, solvent and reaction-controlling gas streams in polyolefin production processes.

HP Innovations

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Blume, Adrienne

EGC Critical Components has announced its dures brand of materials, a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites developed specifically for the manufacture of bushings, bearings and wear rings in pumps handling a wide range of liquids, including those that contain solid matter.

Badlands NGL secures ethane supply by CLR for North Dakota PE project

The agreement dedicates a long-term ethane supply to Badlands' North Dakota based project: a world-scale, NGL-sourced ethane gas to polyethylene (PE) manufacturing facility.

Unipetrol picks Technip for engineering on new Czech polyethylene plant

Based on INEOS technology, the new unit will have a capacity of 270.000 tpy of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The contract is worth between €100 to €250 million, according to Technip officials.

HP People

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Rhodes, Mike

Golnar Motahari Pour has been named to succeed Gerard de Reuver as president of DSM Dyneema.

LyondellBasell looks to build new polyethylene plant at South Texas site

CEO Bob Patel said it could be a combination greenfield-brownfield project at one of the company's sites in metro Houston, but regional sites near Matagorda and Victoria are also possibilities.

Borouge selects Neste Jacobs as FEED contractor on Ruwais PE upgrade

This project is the third FEED project in a row which Neste Jacobs is delivering to Borouge in the UAE under the long-term service contract that was previously signed between the two companies.

LyondellBasell sells Argentine polypropylene unit Petroken to YPF-led group

Petroken operates a 180,000 tpy polypropylene (PP) plant in Ensenada and is a leading polypropylene producer in Argentina. It is being sold to a local consortium headed by YPF.

LyondellBasell to buy polypropylene compounder SJS Plastiblends in India

This strategic acquisition will expand LyondellBasell's existing footprint in India and further enhance the company's position in India's growing automotive market, according to company officials.