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Hybrid polymer coating protects flanges in two steps

Belzona Polymerics Ltd.: Jucquois, A.

In June 2014, the plant maintenance manager of a chemical plant in southern Louisiana contacted an industrial services company for an alternative flange corrosion protection solution.The plant had a 5..

CB&I licenses styrene, ethylbenzene technology for Egypt plant expansion

The units will be a part of the Tahrir Petrochemicals complex expansion and will use CB&I's ethylbenzene (EB) and styrene (SM) technologies to produce 400,000 tpy of styrene monomer.

US posts increase in monthly resins production

US production of major plastic resins totaled 6.8 billion pounds during May 2015, an increase of 4.7% compared to the same month in 2014, according to American Chemistry Council (ACC) statistics.

SK Global Chemical, SABIC form new Asian JV for polyethylene products

Under the JV, SABIC will buy the Nexlene solution technology and a 230,000-tpy plant that manufactures a range of high-performance ethylene and alpha-olefin co-polymers in Olsan, South Korea.

Toyo, IKPT to build new Indonesia rubber project

TOYO entered into an offshore supply contract and IKPT entered into the detailed engineering, procurement and construction contract. The target for completion is in 2018.

HP Petrochemicals: Higher international sales boost 2015 earnings above forecast for many chemical leaders

Contributing Editor: Martin, S.

Raw materials costs continue to stay low in the US thanks to the shale boom, but the global decline in oil markets has eroded selling prices for many of the nation’s domestic chemicals and plastics producers.

BASF to sell 25% stake of SolVin PVC venture in Germany to Solvay

The transaction will take place effective July 1, 2015. SolVin was first established in 1999 as a 75-25 joint venture between Solvay and BASF in the area of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

PolyOne opens new Asian innovation center

At the grand opening, customers and local officials participated in tours and demonstrations that showcased how PolyOne differentiates its products and services in the specialty marketplace.

Honeywell breaks ground on new nylon resins line at Virginia complex

When the line starts up in the fourth quarter of 2015, Honeywell's Chesterfield facility will become the first and only North American supplier of both resins.

Alkylating refinery-grade propylene offers processing opportunities

Wood Group Mustang: Migliavacca, J.  |  Glasgow, I.  |  Davis, E.  |  Palmer, R. E.  |  Kasliwal, D.

The propylene in this stream from FCC and coking units can be combined with isobutane in an alkylation unit to yield a high-value gasoline blending component—alkylate.