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Hurricane Harvey and Arkema Peroxide Plant Explosions

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The flooded Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, where explosions continued to take place on September 1, 2017 (Source: ABC News,, September 1, 2017)

I doubt hurricane Harvey needs any introductions.  Dozens of people have been killed and thousands of houses destroyed and damaged.  Continue reading “Hurricane Harvey and Arkema Peroxide Plant Explosions” »

The PO Problem

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Propylene oxide (PO) is in strong demand, especially for polyurethanes applications, but tight control of the technology is limiting the building of new plants. This could change in the near future as the Chinese launch new production processes. Continue reading “The PO Problem” »