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Alpek will acquire all of Polioles’ EPS business activities, including its EPS production site in Altamira, Mexico. In parallel, BASF will acquire Polioles’ PU business activities, including selected assets in its Lerma facility as well as all marketing and selling rights for PU systems, isocyanates and polyols.
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Latin American economies continue to grow. Fig. 1 shows the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates from 2010 through 2018 for this region. Brazil accounts for 35% of the total GDP growth. For the p..
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As of today, seven projects have been proposed in the field of propane dehydrogenation (PDH), which can convert propane into propylene as well as the byproduct hydrogen.
With the new plant, the MDI capacity will be doubled to 480,000 tpy. In addition, the partners plan to build a HCl (hydrogen chloride) recycling plant for the production of chlorine, a precursor for MDI.
Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a 50-50 joint venture between BASF and INEOS, and is the leading global styrenics supplier, according to company officials.
The new plant in Texas will manufacture ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), making it the first time for Braskem to produce UHMWPE outside of its home base in Brazil.
INEOS will operate the new high-density polyethylene plant at its Battleground manufacturing complex in La Porte, Texas. Plant start-up is expected in the 2016 calendar year.
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Since organic fouling cannot be completely eliminated, ethylene producers must use operational, chemical and mechanical methods to minimize heat transfer losses and equipment downtime.
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The US automotive market is under stress to meet new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) targets of 50 mpg for 2025 model vehicles. The tighter fuel specifications will bring together automobile man..
Vinnolit is an integrated global provider of specialty polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. The acquisition price of €490 million will be financed using existing Westlake cash and credit facilities.
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